Mr. Samuel’s Penny by Treva Hall Melvin: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
Mr. Samuel's Penny

Treva Hall Melvin always wanted to be a writer but somehow ended up becoming a criminal attorney instead. Still, she never forgot her childhood dream and has now written Mr. Samuel’s Penny, which is based on events in her own childhood and is also her homage to To Kill a Mockingbird. This historical mystery takes […]

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Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig: Who Was the Woman Who Became Mammy?

Cross Cultural
Ruth's Journey

I had read Donald McCaig’s 2007 novel about Rhett Butler and did not like it, so you might wonder why I bothered to read Ruth’s Journey, a novel Margaret Mitchell’s estate authorized about Mammy from Gone With The Wind. There are a couple of reasons: 1), Mr. McCaig has since won two awards for his […]

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The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons: Should You Read It?

The Girls of August

Okay, I have to admit I had never completely read any of bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons’ novels when I chose The Girls of August although I had started a couple of her earlier novels. My mom has been a long-time fan of her work but when I was younger I always found her writing […]

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The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank: Life As a Hurricane

The Hurricane Sisters

Having lived for two years in Charleston a few decades ago, I immediately gravitated toward Dorothea “Dot” Benton Frank’s novels. I knew those people and, while living on the West Coast at the time, it gave me just enough of a taste of the South to make me feel nostalgic. The Hurricane Sisters is the […]

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Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby: Book Review & E-Book Giveaway

Jubilee's Journey

I’ve reviewed two of Bette Lee Crosby’s novels and come to love her writing style. The first novel was the bestselling Spare Change, Book #1 in the Wyattsville series, and it still touches my heart when I think about it. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when she emailed me that a new book […]

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The Line by J.D. Horn: Savannah Witches, Murder & More

Fantasy & Supernatural
The Line

For some reason, I read much faster on my Kindle than when reading print novels. Go figure. Anyway, I recently got ahead on reading upcoming digital books for reviews. If I get too far ahead, I don’t recall details I want for my reviews, so I grabbed a book through the Kindle First program to […]

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