southern fiction

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews: Vacation Book Review & Giveaway

Beach Town

Since I’ve spent the last couple of years (has it been that long?) living in a tiny beach town that time seems to have forgotten, how could I resist Beach Town, a novel about that kind of sleepy beach town by bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews? Doh. Of course I couldn’t. I’m betting you won’t […]

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In Wilderness by Diane Thomas: Psych Thriller Book Review & Giveaway

In Wilderness

I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, so I’m drawn to novels about that area. At the same time, I feel badly for authors who write about that area because I’m intent on ensuring the area is portrayed accurately. To me, the Appalachians, along with the Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Mountains, are among the […]

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Children’s Book Week Middle School Mania Multi-Book Giveaway

The Loch Ness Punster

For our Week #3 Pop-Up Book Giveaway, and in honor of Childrens Book Week, we’re giving away a great selection of middle school books, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing’s generosity. These are not YA novels but instead are intended for readers from grades three through eight who are ready to read a novel format […]

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The Marauders by Tom Cooper: Book Review & Giveaway

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The Marauders

Today is Fat Tuesday, so it seems appropriate to feature a novel about the Louisiana bayou country. Even if it’s not about Mardi Gras, it is about pirate treasure among other things. I think that qualifies, don’t you? The Marauders by Tom Cooper is a classic Southern novel in many ways, featuring a cast of […]

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Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

First of all, happy birthday to Miss Rosa Parks and thank you for taking a stand or, rather, keeping your seat. If you ever doubted the power of one person to make a difference then all you have to do is look at Rosa Parks and the courage it took for her to stay in […]

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Passing through Perfect by Bette Lee Crosby: Book Review & Giveaway

Passing through Perfect

We’re participating in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop and I can’t think of a more heartwarming novel to feature as our giveaway than bestselling and award-winning Bette Lee Crosby’s new addition to the Wyattsville series, Passing through Perfect. As with the prior two novels in this series, you can read it as a stand-alone […]

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