From bestselling author Susie Finkbeiner, who gave beloved Pearl Spence her incomparable voice, the poignant conclusion to A Cup of Dust and A Trail of Crumbs: A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner About the book: (from the publisher) Pearl Spence has finally settled into a routine in Bliss, Michigan, far from her home in Red River, Oklahoma. […]
From the bestselling author of The War Room comes a new novel for fans of Southern histfic and inspirational fiction. Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry About the book: (from the publisher) A charming and engrossing novel for fans of Southern fiction and the recent hit memoir Hillbilly Elegy about a lush and storied coal-mining town―and the good […]
Perennials by Julie Cantrell About the book: (from the publisher) Eva Sutherland—known to all as Lovey—grew up safe and secure in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by a rich literary history and her mother’s stunning flower gardens. But a shed fire, and the injuries it caused, changed everything. Her older sister, Bitsy, blamed Lovey for the irreparable damage. Bitsy […]
One of my favorite indie authors, Heather Day Gilbert — who is as talented as she is prolific — has just released Book 3 in her Murder in the Mountains series. You can read my reviews of the first two books in the series here and here. This month Heather is back with another mystery featuring […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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,” […]