The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson About the book: (from the publisher) Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele Richardson About this book: (from the publisher) Nameless, Kentucky, in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact—just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days. RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some.
The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family’s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret. The Sound of Glass by Karen White About this book: (from the publisher) It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s […]
If you haven’t heard of it already, you probably will. Kim Michele Richardson’s novel debut, Liar’s Bench, has already created a stir in the literary world for its lyrical prose and haunting story. Here today to help celebrate its launch is Kim Michele herself. I’m delighted to host her on Story Matters today. About the […]
Behind every lost dream lies a second chance… Waking Up Joy by Tina Ann Forkner About this book: (from the publisher) When adored town spinster Joy Talley ends up in a coma after a peculiar accident, she is surprised and incensed to hear what is being said in her hospital room, including plans for her funeral. When […]
Meet Tina Ann Forkner, author of several novels, including the recently released WAKING UP JOY. I’m delighted to welcome her to Story Matters today to share a bit of her story and give us glimpse into the creating of JOY. So let me turn it over to Tina… HER STORY I grew up in rural Oklahoma in […]
For the three people tortured by their secret complicity in a young man’s untimely death, redemption is what they most long for . . . and the last thing they expect to receive. The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey About this book: It has been twenty years since Philip McBride’s body was found along the […]
A beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us… Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen About this book: The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but […]
Someone Else’s Love Story by the incomparable Joshilyn Jackson. New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson has also authored five other novels: gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. (Which intrigues me. How does Southern Lit translate […]
Ever since reading my first Lisa Wingate novel some years ago, I’ve awaited her new releases with great anticipation. Today I’m delighted to feature her latest, The Prayer Box, which now joins her A Month of Summer on my “favorites” shelf. Wingate is a fantastically prolific author of Christian and mainstream novels, including her nationally bestselling Tending […]