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Book: The Grass Sweeper God by Doug Howery
In the 1950s Appalachia coal fields of Solitude, VA... Smiley Hanlon is placed in the "Mentally Retarded" Class... Because he is different... Being different in America has never been easy; being born different and in the wrong body in Solitude, Virginia in the 1950's, is brutal. Smiley Hanlon lives day to day trapped in a Coal Miners town, buffeted by the Appalachian's and generations of hate [...]
 
Book: In The Shadow of Evil (The Evil Series Book 3) by Robin Caroll
Informed by the real-life fallout of the U.S. economy and devastation caused by multiple hurricanes along the southern coast, In the Shadow of Evil tells a modern day story involving the exposure of a building rebound scam. Amidst the layers of unethical practices, supply shortages, and excess murders, a top Louisiana homicide detective loses his heart to a charitable contractor while uncovering [...]
 
Book: The Locusts of Padgett County by Bert Goolsby
Andrew Beauchamp, a criminal prosecutor in the Deep South - during the early 1900s, prepares to prosecute Tobias Erscan for - a capital crime. Erscan, a black tenant farmer, stands accused - of sexually assaulting Lily Cato, a highly- respected white music - teacher and choir director. The town's animosity toward Erscan, further inflamed by a local newspaper and the Ku Klux Klan, makes its way [...]
 
Book: Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable
Pamela King Cable has woven together the music, the language, the religions, and the traditions of the South. The result is Southern Fried Women, a collection of nine short stories about Southern women, and a few men, struggling to find answers to unanswerable questions, hoping for forgiveness, seeking righteousness, and questioning the existence of God in their lives. Cable writes Southern [...]
 
Book: Guilty-Self Defense - Justice or Revenge? by Winford Wallace
Crime, suspense, courtroom drama - Nothing ever happens in the sleepy cotton town of Colette, Arkansas, until a sequence of events triggers the homicide of a city marshal/constable. An easy conviction looms for Hank Carter, the toughest prosecutor in the state, on his way to becoming the Democrat candidate for governor. All that stands between Hank and a quick guilty verdict is a hasty defense [...]
 
Book: Black and White - Volume I of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy by Jerri Blair
This dramatic legal thriller examines the impact of racism on the judicial system. Brilliant young trial attorney J.T. Lockman is appointed to represent an African American man accused of murdering a wealthy white man in a county where the Klan has ruled supreme for many years. His client, Lindsey Wilkens, is a proud family man believed by many to be innocent of the crime with which he's been [...]
 
Book: A Southern Season - Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda Yezak, Claire Fullerton and Ane Mulligan
Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing. Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive [...]
 
Book: Blessed Are the Wholly Broken by Melinda Clayton
In her latest novel, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, the award-winning author of Appalachian Justice weaves a harrowing tale of a family in the midst of self-destruction. After the heartbreak of losing their newborn son to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition, Phillip and Anna Lewinsky managed to patch their lives back together and move forward, filling the emptiness with friends, work, and [...]
 
Book: Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry by Patricia Leigh Graham
Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each generation, the stories [...]
 
Book: End of Summer by Michael Potts
A young boy. An old man. And a journey of the heart. A middle aged man, Jeffrey Conley, has obsessive interests, including a fascination with death and the process of dying and a fetish for the sound of a woman's heartbeat. His wife, Lisa, encourages him to get help. His psychologist diagnoses him as having Asperger's Syndrome, a mild condition on the Autism spectrum. When his granny dies, [...]
 
Book: Then Like The Blind Man - Orbie's Story by Freddie Owens
While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child. Synopsis: A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky.And, for young OrbieRay, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open hisfamily's darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story is the first person account [...]
 
Book: Southern Mystical Moments by Patricia Leigh Graham
Mystical Tales of the South is comprised of a collection of myths, legends, and folklore situated in Western North Carolina. This is Patricia's 3rd collection of short stories. Learn about the traditions and local myths of Fontana Lake's man-eating monster, the Boojum of Swain County, or the Healer of Tuckasegee, and much more. Discover the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights, the [...]
 
Book: Flying Solo - An Unconventional Aviatrix Navigates Turbulence in Life by Jeanette Vaughan
French Cajun Nora Broussard Greenwood was born with the wanderlust. Her adventurous spirit doesn't fit the sedate expectations of catholic 1960s New Orleans suburbia. On a whim, she takes flying lessons to become a pilot. Experiencing the freedom of flight is liberating. However an illicit affair with her pilot instructor forces action. When she confronts her ruthless husband for a divorce, she [...]
 
Book: Mica Highways by William Elliott Hazelgrove
"Sleeping with a black man in the South is punishable by death in 1968." A hypnotic tale of terror and temptation, Bestselling author William Elliott Hazelgrove's Mica Highways is an emotion-packed novel that deftly captures the unique landscape of the American South. With its fierce vision of love, violence, and redemption, this powerfully haunting work recalls the intensity and passion of To [...]
 
Book: The Sanctum by Pamela King Cable
"Pamela King Cable has created an unforgettable heroine in Neeley McPherson, a remarkable young woman of such courage and spunk that she dares to stand against unspeakable abuse and injustice not only for herself but also for her beloved caretaker, Gideon. Fleeing a horrendous life, Neeley discovers the true meaning of family, forgiveness, and love in a wolf sanctuary, which becomes a central [...]
 
Book: Return to Crutcher Mountain by Melinda Clayton
No one with Jessie's history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception. As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse suffered at the hands of her stepfather. At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by reclusive mountain woman Billy May Platte. Now, at the age [...]
 
Book: Entangled Thorns by Melinda Clayton
Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor, but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law. After the mysterious death of her brother Luke at [...]
 
Book: The Sergeant's Daughter - a story of everlasting love (Cops In Love Book 4) by B.L. Wilson
Over eleven years ago, Sergeant Grace Warren fell in love with Patrolman Denise Carver. She thought their love was forever. When Grace returned home early one afternoon, she found Denise sharing her love and her body with two other women in their bed. That night, Grace kicked Denise out of her bed and out of her life forever. Flash forward nearly eleven years later. Sergeant Denise Carver [...]
 
Book: Justice for the Black Knight by Jerri Blair
"Justice for the Black Knight" won the 2015 Beverley Hills Book Award for Best Legal Thriller. It was awarded the prestigious star by Kirkus Reviews which called it "...superbly crafted...intricately detailed...a must read story of relationships, prejudice and bravery, a vivid paeon for justice." Red City Review wrote that it "...quite astutely tackles the topic of racism, combining the best [...]
 
Book: Drums (Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Drums: Historical Saga. Sensual, intended for 17-plus readers: "absolutely enchanting", "amazing book" 1825, Polynesia. Amelia Yorke is a destitute teacher with a petunia in a flower pot outside her dingy cottage in Sydneytown. Guy Richmond is a botanist seeking orchids in the rainforest and heir to vast lands in New South Wales.Tragedy has touched both of them. Amelia and Guy are from different [...]
 
Book: Televenge - The Beginning by Pamela King Cable
This is the first 165 pages of a fast-paced novel about a woman fighting to save her family from the dark side of Televangelism, not the complete novel. You can buy the complete book here, too, in Kindle or paperback formats. Andie Oliver is a faithful woman to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970's [...]
 
Book: Choices - Volume II of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy by Jerri Blair
Attorney J.T. Lockman faces the challenge of a lifetime when he's appointed to enforce a teenager's fundamental privacy rights while also representing a prominent man charged with murdering his gay lover in a rural county where these are taboo issues. He must face his own prejudices as his case progress through the judicial system in a wave of publicity like none the county has ever seen. When he [...]
 
Book: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts
Fifteen short stories by novelist Janie Dempsey Watts including "Erice," William Faulkner-William Wisdom finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature characters facing inner and outer journeys that often do not go as expected. Why did Sadie's mother run away? And when will she return? Must a teenage girl learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? Why must a bride's [...]
 
Book: Playing The Game by Dorothy W. Cosey
Take a ride with Marcus Harris, an educated roughneck with mass potential. Marcus has the game down, playing women left and right. He never falls short of a new admirer, but he is crew. Marcus grew up with Tyrone (Trigger), and Dupree (Durango) on the South side of Chicago's mean streets. In time, he will have to make a decision, his freedom, or his boys. Life in the streets can sometimes cost [...]
 
Book: Chapel Springs Cookbook by Ane Mulligan
Good cooks surround me, and that's purely divine intervention. You see, my culinary expertise maxes out at Jell-O Jigglers. It's a good thing my hubby, Joel, loves to cook. Otherwise our kids would have gotten pretty tired of PB&J sandwiches and salad. We all have our talents, but God didn't give me a culinary gene. A number of Chapel Springs Revival readers asked me for my favorite recipes which [...]
 
Book: Obedience - a novel by Michael Potts
It is a lazy summer day in the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee; much like the day before, and the day before that. Everything seems normal - at least on the surface; like an idyllic, pastoral painting; the sky dyed with pastels of blue and white, the ground carpeted with dark green fescue and bluegrass, a clapboard farmhouse resting on top of a hill, sugar maples, oaks and Eastern red cedars [...]
 
Book: Tin God by Stacy Green
"Stacy Green has the power to transport readers to a place and time. Whether it's the sticky heat of a Mississippi summer, or the cold terror of coming face to face with a murderer, her writing stimulates all the senses. TIN GOD is a very satisfying read." --Bestselling thriller author Rachel Abbott - The truth can set you free. Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person with the secret of her lost [...]
 
Book: Which One Am I? - Multiple Personalities and Deep Southern Secrets by Thomas S. Smith, James Darrell Williams
There are at least 16 personalities inside James Darrell Williams. But who is he really? And why? "Which One Am I?" is a singular story about universal truths, horrors and grace. Setting their work apart from other memoirs, the authors explore the nature of family and how Darrell - and all of us -- are shaped by culture, history and geography. After two years of research, Darrell and his partner [...]
 
Book: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: Living and Dying in the Rainbow Light - Volume III of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy by Jerri Blair
Elizabeth Shaw finds herself in a dilemma of great magnitude when she's appointed by Judge J.T. Lockman to represent the most hated man in the rural county where she practices law. Her client is accused of killing a popular legal assistant who worked for the most powerful lawyer in the county, a man who's also about to announce his candidacy for governor of the state. Elizabeth's dream that she [...]
 
Book: Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel (Carolina Coast Stories Book 1) by Normandie Fischer
Heart of Excellence finalist - Selah Awards Finalist When a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it's anything but smooth sailing. With her days chock full designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends Tadie Longworth barely notices she's morphing into the town's maiden [...]
 
Book: Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar - A Senior Cozy Mystery Novel by Carol Heilman
Nominated as a Pat Conroy Southern Beach Music Mystery Summer's steamy haze coats North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, but feisty Agnes Marie Hopper discovers the heat isn't the only thing causing her blood to boil. After a kitchen fire destroys her home, Agnes moves in with her daughter, Betty Jo. Three months later they come to an understanding: neither can tolerate living with the other. So [...]
 
Book: Soul of Gluten-Free - A Southern Black Girls Guide to Eating Gluten-Free by Dr. Melinda RASHID-KELLY
Gluten Allergies is not limited to race. It crosses boundaries and affects all our personal lives. Where to eat? What to eat? What is Gluten and why am I allergic? These are all questions that I had when I discovered my allergy. I found myself at family events where no one knew what I could eat and it became uncomfortable. As a woman raised on homemade goodies such as bread, fried chicken, sweet [...]
 
Book: Forever Woman - are you for real? (Forever Women Book 1) by B.L. Wilson
Jenna Jacks, a wildly temperamental artist with a load of baggage, goes through chauffeurs faster than she goes through the models she paints, or so rumors suggest. Professional limo driver Florence Walker immediately bumps heads with Jenna during her interview, but Jenna discovers that Flo is a highly sought after driver and there is also an undercurrent of attraction that both women work at [...]
 
Book: Adam - a mother's love lasts forever (The Unfinished Business of Love Book 3) by B.L. Wilson
When Julia Walters receives word that Adam, the son of her ex-lover Nikki Barrett, is dying, Julia rushes over to Nikki's house to offer her assistance with Adam and also hopes to find closure to the romance that ended abruptly four years before. Upon arriving at Nikki's house, Julia discovers that her ex-mother-in-law, Mavis, is hoping Julia will stay and relieve an exhausted Nikki from taking [...]
 


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