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Book: Bare Feet to High Heels - You Don't Have to Be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person by Jane Jenkins Herlong
Take a journey with Jane from her experience on a Lowcountry tomato farm all the way to the runway of the Miss America pageant. You'll feel empowered to overcome your own challenges and handle anything life throws your way. This humorous book, which inspired one of Jane's most popular speaking presentations, will stick with you longer than a helping of grits!In this beautifully illustrated and [...]
 
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: 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: White Oaks by Jill Hand
"An ingeniously dark comic thriller about greed, gluttony and murder that is destined for the big screen." - Best Thrillers Aimee Trapnell reluctantly leaves her apartment on Manhattan's Central Park West to return to her childhood home in Georgia for her father's ninetieth birthday. Also on hand are her two brothers, wily Marsh and ne'er-do-well Trainor. With a forty-billion-dollar inheritance [...]
 
Book: Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she's learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle. A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the [...]
 
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: You Won't Remember This by Kate Blackwell
The twelve stories in Kate Blackwell's debut collection illuminate the lives of men and women who appear as unremarkable as your next-door-neighbor until their lives explode quietly on the page. Her wry, often darkly funny voice describes the repressed underside of a range of middle-class characters living in the South. Blackwell's focus is elemental on marriage, birth, death, and the [...]
 
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: Humor Me (Life Without a Field Guide Book 2) by Lill Hawkins
From " I Heart/Hate Maine " about Maine's seasons: "We have to crowd all the spring things into the first part of June, because if we didn't, they'd run into summer, which is so short in Maine, that we can't fit all the summer things into it without running smack dab into autumn. Since our first frost is usually sometime in August, this results in a good amount of overlap, as you can imagine. [...]
 
Book: Island Rogue by Charlotte Hughes
From NY Times bestselling author Charlotte Hughes: Ellie Parks is trying to heal from the trauma she endured a year ago, but the demands of her high profile job leave her little time to think about her own needs. The small isolated island off the coast of Charleston sounds like the perfect place to come to terms with her past and hopefully reclaim her joy. The last thing she needs is a man, [...]
 
Book: The Madison Picker by Mark Clay Grove
Ventures in the Trade, Travel, & Hunting Design Merit. A grumpy Virginia gentleman and a fiery Peruvian lady have a fun time picking for antiques on a road trip from Key West to Charlottesville. The Madison Picker is a witty occupational novel that reads like PBS's Doc Martin series or All Creatures Great and Small. It is based on the author's own day-to-day experiences as an antiques dealer and [...]
 
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: Gambling for Good Mail by Evelyn Cole
Gambling for Good Mail is a light satire of life in Orange County California. Felicia, a Connecticut transplant, is addicted to good mail: surprises she's ordered from catalogues. She fills one bedroom of her two bedroom condominium with useless stuff. Because of this addiction and her inability to relate to her husbands, all five have left her. She gets a job as a time-share salesperson and [...]
 
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: 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: 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: SANDMAN by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
BEWARE THE SANDMAN-HE'LL PUT YOU TO SLEEP. . .FOREVER - He collects women. Imprisons them. Plays with them. Tortures them. He gathers souvenirs. His trophies are many. DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE - Meagan McInnis is being psychologically tormented. The image of a pair of eyes staring back from a darkened abyss haunts her. Her dog barks incessantly, but no one's there. The phone startles her awake, but [...]
 
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: 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: Hoodoo Money (The Stolen Nickel Series Book 1) by Sharon Cupp Pennington
After her almost-wedding to a bigamist, successful children's author Braeden McKay has given up on love. She's content to live vicariously through her imaginary heroine, Platypus Pearl, and a gaggle of adventurous, web-footed cohorts - until a working vacation in New Orleans shakes up her quiet, structured world. Had she known that souvenir nickel stolen from the grave of a hoodoo woman would [...]
 
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: The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories - Observations on Life From the Cheap Seats by John Hartnett
The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories is more than just a collection of thirty-seven short literary humor pieces that will make you laugh. It provides a treasure trove of tips and invaluable advice to help you navigate safely through marriage and relationships, raising kids and to finally understand the more peculiar aspects of day to day living that up until now, had been tossed into a big [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Funny You Should Ask (Life Without a Field Guide Book 1) by Lill Hawkins
From Chapter 2 of "Funny You Should Ask" "1. Q . Why aren't you in school? A . Why aren't you in therapy? A . Why would you ask? A . I'm still contagious. A . If I can't take my gun, I'm not gonna go. A . Head lice. A . My religion lets me marry at 9 and I'm on my honeymoon. A . Leprosy A . Psychiatrist appointment. A . I had to see my parole officer. A . Court date. A . My parents refuse to make [...]
 
Book: Uncommon Notions by Eugene Williams
America may not be the birthplace of humor I am told that distinction belongs to the people that invented the cuckoo clock, when they weren't taking everything else so serious however, America is filled with uncommon people and a lot of them are sharing their own uncommon notions. You wont have to venture far to hear a few of my Uncommon Notions like a man in Kansas that for some reason believes [...]
 
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: Can you be...that stupid? - A Polite Guide to Stimulating Conversation by Geoffrey Robinson
How many times have you found yourself in conversation with a person who made a statement that confirmed for you that they had absolutely no idea what the hell they were talking about? Everything you'll find here was personally heard, read or viewed by me. Over an extended period of time I began writing these little cast in stone truths on post-it notes. Eventually I typed and organized them. [...]
 
Book: Spoiled Milk For The Soul - Volume 1 by Jim Osterman & Greg Marshall
If you're like most people today, you're used to the other kinds of stories. "Entertained" by a steady stream of reality TV, stunned endlessly by the 24-hour news cycle, and overdosed on everyone else's troubles, most of us are somewhat conditioned to expect far less than a life filled with positive vibes. There's a place for reinforcing, uplifting, and inspirational stories that rekindle the [...]
 
Book: The Lunatic of Trenton by Eugene Williams
The Lunatic of Trenton (turn of the century), is about an old man telling his two grandchildren how he wanted to change the world, from the battlefields of WWI, to the intellectual's halls of England with Bernard Shaw to chasing Heir Wilhelm, across the fields of France, as he puts it "bugging around Serbia for the devil in an Austrian Top hat". Seeking out the wisdom, and danger were ever he [...]
 
Book: A Pig With Three legs by David Turri
This is a story full of bad jokes because those are the only ones Tommy Dugdale, a failed stand-up comic, knows. Alec Swipple, assistant-manager in Human Resources (although he possesses very few of them himself) at a London firm is Tommy's long-suffering best mate. The third player in this farce is tough-as-nails Gillian, Tommy's girlfriend. She likes Tommy because he makes her laugh. (Just [...]
 


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