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

Fiction
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

Children
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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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
The Invention of Wings

As soon as I discovered bestselling and multi-award-winning author Sue Monk Kidd had a new novel coming out, I was dying to read it. I’ve loved this Southern author’s novels since the day a friend recommended The Secret Life of Bees. I spent a couple of years in Charleston, SC, so I was very excited […]

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Grounded by Angela Correll: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
grounded

We’re participating in the Staying Warm or Keeping Cold Giveaway Hop. Just the name of this hop made me think about a novel I could get cozy with on a cold winter night. For that reason I’ve chosen Grounded by Angela Correll. When I read the publisher’s description of Grounded, it resonated with me personally […]

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The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden: Book Review & Giveaway

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the wedding gift

When I saw The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden, I welcomed a novel about slavery from an African American point of view because so many novels about the pre-Civil War era are written by Caucasian women. Don’t get me wrong – a lot of those novels have been excellent. Still, I’ve always felt they […]

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