Christy by Catherine Marshall About the book: (from the publisher) The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.
The Delusion by Laura Gallier About the book: (from the publisher) By March of Owen Edmonds’s senior year, eleven students at Masonville High School have committed suicide. Amid the media frenzy and chaos, Owen tries to remain levelheaded―until he endures his own near-death experience and wakes to a distressing new reality. The people around him suddenly appear […]
A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake About the book: (from the publisher) After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture—and her entire New England life. Haunted by unanswered questions and her own uncertain future, she flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced […]
The Shadow by Kimberly Rae About the book: (from the publisher) Using multiple personas, Lucias Maddox Moore followed Meagan Winston on her travels for three years, learned from her ability to smile and make friends, and gained confidence as he began his international drug trade. He needs to show Meagan how much she means to him.
The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix About the book: (from the publisher) “There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned.” When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the […]
The Trust by Ronald H. Balson About the book: (from the publisher) When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral―a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back.
Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert About the novella: (from the publisher) When Marine sniper-turned-lumberjack Zane Boone finds himself in the crosshairs of vengeful terrorists, will he be able to protect Molly McClure and save his own heart in the process?
The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise by Ta’Mara Hanscom About the book: (from the publisher) First in a volume of five in the epic Caselli Family series. It begins in South Dakota in 1975 where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beers in a bar and loaded guns were kept under the counter. Frankie Valli sang “My Eyes Adored […]
Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season by Alexandra Kuykendall About the book: (from the publisher) The Christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what’s right in front of them. An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is […]
Liar’s Winter: An Appalachian Novel by Cindy K. Sproles About the book: (from the publisher) “The choices you make determine who you are. Not no mark.” Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark—and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” […]