southern fiction

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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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