Appalachian Mountains

The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle: Will the Truth Lead to Forgiveness?

Crime Story
The Last Breath

What does it mean to truly forgive someone? What price do we pay for holding onto old hurts and wounds? In her debut novel, The Last Breath, Kimberly Belle looks at the pain families go through when something happens that tears them apart and whether it’s ever possible to heal old rifts. Why is it […]

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The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
The Midwife of Hope River

You know by now that I can’t resist a good novel about the Appalachian Mountains area, so I could hardly wait to snap up The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Patricia Harman is a midwife, so I had my fingers crossed that would lend this novel more authenticity. If you like historical fiction […]

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A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
A Killing in the Hills

You know I’m drawn to novels that take place in the Appalachian Mountains. When I saw A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller, I was drawn to the concept because I know a lot has changed there since I grew up. Scott Turow’s comment about it cinched the deal for me, “A gripping, beautifully-crafted […]

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Auraria by Tim Westover: Book Review & Giveaway

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Auraria

We’re participating in the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop! As a lot of you know by now, I’m originally from the Appalachian Mountains. So when I see a novel about that area, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. Auraria is a historical novel about the Georgia Appalachian Mountains in the 1800’s, with a twist. This story […]

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Child of the Mountains: A Heartwarming 1950’s Appalachian Novel

Children
Child of the Mountains

You probably have guessed by now that I’m a sucker for novels set in the Appalachian Mountains. It should be no surprise that I jumped on Marilyn Sue Shank’s debut novel, Child of the Mountains, since it’s set in the 1953 West Virginia mountains. This heartwarming and heart-wrenching novel is intended for tweens and young […]

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Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
Glow

When the publisher’s rep approached me about reading and possibly reviewing Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli, all she had to tell me was that it took place in the Appalachian Mountains and I was hooked. Glow tells the story of at least four generations in an Georgia Appalachian Mountains family, spanning the years from 1836 […]

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