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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: 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 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: 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: Blood Brothers by Jody Zimmerman
A Page Turning Southern Gothic Psychological Thriller The Largest Art Heist in History Thirty-three year old Philip Hampton is an award winning freelance writer and investigative journalist. His younger brother, Billy, an A-list New Yorker, is on the brink of stardom in the international art market. Orphaned as children, the two brothers are the only family either has until Billy is murdered. [...]
 
Book: Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume 1 by Thomas Barr Jr.
Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume I, an urban literary fiction portrays a biopic of the career of African-American politician; Arthur E. Teele; set in Miami's Overtown community. A Miami city commissioner commits suicide, after being overwhelmed by the trials and tribulations he faced as a professional minority which are comparably different from his nonminority counterparts. For [...]
 
Book: The Expelled by Mois Benarroch
An unexpected encounter at the central bus station with a woman identical to the Expelled's wife but thirty years younger, who happens to be the same person. An adulterous relationship that is not quite what it seems. A bus hijacked by terrorists, where two castes are formed, one superior, the front people, and another inferior and oppressed, the back people that support and justify the [...]
 
Book: Gates to Tangier by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE . "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." . "If I had a nomination vote for the nobel prize he'd be in the running." Klaus Gerken, Ygdrasil editor. . An international bestseller published in 8 languages (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, English). When the father of the Benzimra family dies, he leaves a will informing his family of an illegitimate [...]
 
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: 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: Return to Tobacco Road by Charlie Fiveash
Investment banker Will Jordan has decided to leave his life in Boston to purchase his family's tobacco farm in rural North Carolina, but a secret from past generations may prevent him from starting a new career back in his home state. As he seeks to uncover childhood memories left behind in North Carolina, Will discovers skeletons in his own past that could lead him down a road of destruction.
 
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: 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: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - 1948 - A Novella by C. JoyBell C.
There are those who say life is a pathway one paves with many things: time, space, questions, answers, desires, fulfillment, and loss. They believe we carefully arrange each for cause and consequence to give life order and structure. Life, however, provides an alternative outlook, where it lays its elements according to its own will. The pavement is not carefully arranged; rather the elements lay [...]
 
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: 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: Chi'Town's Queen 2 by Fatima Munroe
Still making moves behind closed doors, Athena is back and still as ruthless as ever. O's urgent message sends her over the edge, but she has to handle the situation with the manners of a lady and actions of a boss. Kayden is released from rehab, and he and his twin brother Kenard work on repairing their broken relationship. Kayden proves himself more than capable to run Chicago, but is that [...]
 
Book: Chi'Town's Queen by Fatima Munroe
Growing up on the streets of Chicago, Athena Wilson had it rough. With an absentee mother and no knowledge of who her father was, she saw things that no child should see at a young age. Kenard, her boyfriend and first love, taught her everything she needed to know to survive on the streets. However, once she crossed paths with Walter, her life took an unforeseen turn which caused her to leave the [...]
 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Hat Dance (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 2) by Carmen Amato
Acapulco's Detective Emilia Cruz battles her own worst fears as she hunts for a violent arsonist and a missing girl in this riveting crime thriller set against Mexico's drug war. "A thrilling series." -- National Public Radio Emilia's new lieutenant is a drunk. Her partner vowed to never work with a woman. And . . . her romantic dinner with new boyfriend Kurt Rucker abruptly ends when the [...]
 
Book: Lucena by Mois Benarroch
In one of his major works, Lucena, Benarroch goes from time travel to social comment, which brings to mind the hilarious novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. An old odd ancient man is reaching the age of 1,000 years and has to pass his legacy to his great great great grandson, and prepares him for a journey that will last a thousand years. His first days begin in the Jewish city of Lucena at the beginning [...]
 
Book: Brown Scarf Blues by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." Reeling from the deaths of two loved ones, an Israeli writer travels to Spain--his ancestors' homeland--for a conference of Sephardic Jews. In Seville, he finds a scarf that comforts him for thirteen days. Then, just as suddenly, it vanishes in Madrid. For the writer, the scarf becomes a symbol of loss: of goodbyes to things and people. [...]
 
Book: A Beautiful Bounty - Book One of the Davenport Trilogy by Melissa Lurquette
An Adventurous Twist On An Historical Western Tale of Action and Romance! A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy Passion is easy. Love is fraught with risk! Shiara Montgomery, young and independent, is convinced that marriage is not for her, despite her father's insistence. With a harsh step-mother, an absent mother, and unconventional ideas, Shiara enjoys her independence and [...]
 


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