southern fiction

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

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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

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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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Risky Undertaking by Mark de Castrique: Mystery Book Review & Giveaway

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Risky Undertaking

I had never heard of Mark de Castrique when I decided to read his latest Buryin’ Barry mystery, Risky Undertaking, and I’m wondering now how I missed this NC author since he’s quite a prolific writer. All I really knew from the publisher’s blurb was that this latest mystery was set in the Great Smokey […]

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

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

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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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