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Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
necessary lies

I loved the book cover for Necessary Lies by award-winning author Diane Chamberlain. It made me think of carefree country summers and innocence, although the title made me think things couldn’t be as serene as they looked. Being endlessly curious, I had to learn more and what I learned made me want to read it […]

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The Storycatcher by Ann Hite: Southern Gothic Fiction at Its Best

Fiction
the storycatcher

I grew up in the North Carolina mountains, so it’s probably not a surprise that I’m interested in stories that resonate with that area and its history. That said, when I saw the book cover for The Storycatcher by award-winning author Ann Hite, it reminded me of the South Carolina/Georgia Lowcountry where I also lived […]

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The Rockin’ Chair by Steven Manchester: Book Tour Review & Giveaway

Events
the rockin' chair

When I was approached about participating in the virtual book tour for The Rockin’ Chair by bestselling author Steven Manchester, I hadn’t moved away from Southern California yet but I was considering it. The book cover brought back memories of log cabins I saw in the Appalachian Mountains when I was growing up. Those cabins […]

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The Returned by Jason Mott: What If Someone You Loved Came Back?

Fantasy & Supernatural
the returned

I kept seeing the book cover for The Returned and puzzling over it. Why was everything upside down? It snagged a childhood memory of leaning over the sofa and wondering what it would be like if the ceiling were the floor. Anyway, I couldn’t resist when I got the opportunity to snag a copy and […]

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The Broken Places by Ace Atkins: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
the broken places

I may not like drama in my personal life but I think one of the reasons I like novels about the South is that they are filled with drama – go figure. When I saw the publisher’s description for The Broken Places by bestselling author Ace Atkins, it looked like it would be filled with […]

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The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black: A Southern Gothic Mystery

Fiction
The Drowning House

When I saw The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black, I realized I hadn’t read a Southern gothic mystery in quite a while, so I snapped it up. It didn’t hurt that the story takes place in Galveston, Texas, a barrier island that’s always interested me. I’m very glad I decided to take a chance on […]

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