This book grabs you by the collar and drags you in to bear witness. But janie’s upbringing has instilled a deeper faith in her than anyone realizes. Compelling and unexpected, faith, Wide Planked Porches is a moving novel that will make you rethink family duty, and fortitude. For fans of kathryn stockett the help and sue monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees, a must-read for lovers of the South, and eavesdroppers who love to listen in on someone else's family drama.
Wide Plank Porches #ad - Don’t waste another night clicking through Netflix, BUY NOW! Her sister, purdy, becomes desperate to take control and devises a sinister plan to rid the Parker’s of yet another family secret. Waters“the bonds between these women were so touching. Amazon customerthe parker women of Riverton, North Carolina are known for three things: southern graces, storytelling, and sassiness.
But the parker legacy has never been what it seems and keeping up appearances has trumped the truth every time.
Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle#ad - Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues. From the best-selling author of A Faithful Son, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint. But don't let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.
Publishers weekly - booklife finalist*****indie brag award winner*****pinnacle book award winner*****shelf unbound notable 100 books*****biba star award*****book excellence Award Winner*****Golden Crown Winner*****Winner of The Beverly Hills Book Awards*****Winner of The Royal Dragonfly Awards*****New York Book Festival Finalist*****Five Star Readers' FavoriteYoung Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother.
Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle #ad - . Finally bussed to savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother's cantankerous sister, Sookie. Aunt sookie & me: the sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book.
The Secret to Hummingbird CakeThomas Nelson #ad - Just when you think you’ve heard this song before, the music changes. I laughed and I wept, and readers will too. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way. Cba reviews“a delightful, and heart wrenching story that captures the beauty and essence of living in a small, heartwarming, southern town.
Now, as adults, they’re still almost inseparable as they life together: from the sometimes rocky path of marriage to the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws—from devastating pain to absolute joy. All in all, a brilliant raw look at life. Melissa grego, editor-in-chief at Broadcasting & Cable “Highly recommend this book to bookclubs everywhere.
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake #ad - . Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. The writing is sharp, fresh, and delivered to the reader with finesse and humor. Through it all, you’ll experience the essence and the joy of true friendship. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.
In this spot-on southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, Carrigan, Laine, Ella Rae first met on the playground when they were five years old.
The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and MemoriesThomas Nelson #ad - Find me, call me. Again. As jacey walks down the aisle as the maid of honor in her friend’s wedding a year later, the last person she expects to see is Colin. You have to go. The unwavering honesty—and support—of her best friend Georgia forces her to take a fresh look at herself. She’s spent her life afraid of love.
The biggest surprise, though, is that the man of her dreams is not wearing jeans and flip-flops as he did when he held her through those long nights of the flood. The fate of the young family trapped with them haunts her. He’s the preacher. As jacey’s memories come flooding back, it’s almost more than she can take.
The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories #ad - A southern novel full of friendships and finding love. There’s no time, ” Colin said. Jacey knew colin was the love of her life—until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin’s last name and pieces of Jacey’s memory. The last thing she remembered was being submerged in water. Jacey and colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them.
But a flood is opening Jacey’s heart in the most unexpected ways.
The DrugstoreEnlighten Press #ad - Set in ruraloklahoma, Stephen's Drugstore is the hub of the town's social activity. Steel magnolias meets fried green Tomatoes in thishilariously funny peek into small-town life and the Southern, idiocentric characters that make the place what it is. In this coming of age story, a self-absorbed, Livy Stephens, boy-crazyteen works behind the soda fountain.
The Drugstore #ad - There she has a front row seat tothe shenanigans of quirky yet lovable customers like Old Pete, a 100 +year-old shoplifter; Tubby Anderson, a local and smelly pig farmer who wants to find a date; and Doll Dahl, who thinks she is a world famousactress. Livy also accidentally finds herself in the middle of thetown's most notable crime spree and when big city investigators stop in forcoffee, they get more than they bargain for when Livy sticks hernose into places it doesn't belong.
This amusing and heart-warming story will make you yearn to go back to atime when things were simpler, neighbors were family and everything that was good about your childhood started with your hometown.
Things We Keep: A Lowcountry NovelTall Cedar Press #ad - To deviate from the path set for her is to risk losing everything. To build the life she wants, she’s forced to rely on herself and what she knows: the rich history of her city and her own hidden strength. It is 1953 in charleston, South Carolina and Eudora’s life is about to change. Eudora grace gadsden’s life has been planned for her since birth: private school, cotillion, social debut, and an engagement at the end of her Season.
Things We Keep: A Lowcountry Novel #ad - But eudora is still a woman bound by the rules of her class and time. Generations of gadsden women have flourished in society, with these advantages, and Eudora’s life will be no different. But what if the life she’s expected to live is not the one she wants?When her attempts to change her destiny goes awry, Eudora finds herself alone, without the safety net she’d taken for granted all her life.
How far is she willing to go to create a different future? .
Things We Surrender: A Lowcountry NovelTall Cedar Press #ad - Set against the rich tapestry of Charleston, South Carolina, three generations of strong Southern women share a history and not-quite-forgotten secrets. For years, she did whatever she wanted, barely giving her family back home a second thought. Painful memories and hidden secrets resurface, leading Joanna to question everything she thought she knew about her family.
Family has to take you in, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made. At least that’s what Joanna Rutledge Reed thought. But a string of bad decisions results in heartbreak, forcing her to return, her life in tatters. Will the bonds they forged years ago be strong enough to give them a second chance at being a family?
Things We Surrender: A Lowcountry Novel #ad - When joanna arrives unexpectedly, Marcy bristles at the intrusion, suspicious of her sister’s motives. As joanna picks up the threads of her old life, she discovers things are not what they appear to be. While her wayward sister traveled the world, Marcy remained in Charleston, caring for her aging grandmother and managing the family business.
When her life begins to crash around her again, she needs her sister more than ever. At eighteen, south carolina, she left her family’s ancestral home in Charleston, despite promising to stay. She's got problems of her own that no one seems to notice or care about.
Hurricane Season: New from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The HideawayThomas Nelson #ad - Usa today bestseller hurricane season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way. Betsy and ty franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives.
Kristy woodson harvey, national bestselling author of Slightly South of SimpleA full-length Southern Women’s Fiction NovelIncludes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades. Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles.
But when her free-spirited sister, jenna, drops off her two young daughters for “just two weeks, ” Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble. As the two weeks stretch deeper into the Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world—and revel in the laughter that now fills their home.
Hurricane Season: New from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway #ad - But she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home as a single mom. When hurricane ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family’s future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts.
While ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. From the author of the usa todaY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.
The Education of Dixie DupreeKensington Books #ad - Only when dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. Sometimes the lies are for her mama, Evie’s sake—to explain away a bruise brought on by her quick-as-lightning temper. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again.
Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as the secret life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, especially from ourselves.
The Education of Dixie Dupree #ad - . Dixie records everything in her diary—her parents’ fights, her father’s drinking and his unexplained departure, and the arrival of Uncle Ray. Indienext pick in 1969, dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie, Alabama, who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County, and return to her beloved New Hampshire.
But for dixie and her brother, a place of pine-scented breezes and hot, Alabama is home, languid afternoons. Though dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures, even her vivid imagination couldn’t concoct the events about to unfold.
Glory RoadThomas Nelson #ad - Lauren denton has done it again!” —lisa patton, bestselling author of Rush and Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter“Once again Lauren Denton brings her lyrical writing and compelling characters to a story that will enthrall readers from page one. Marybeth mayhew whalen, author of Only Ever Her and co-founder of She Reads, for Glory Road.
And ben bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school days who’s known her better than anyone and whom she hasn’t seen in years, moves back to the red dirt road. She lives contentedly with her fiery mother and her quiet, headstrong daughter. At the same time, jessie’s mother, Gus, increasingly finds herself forgetful and faces a potentially frightening future.
In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve. Praise for glory road:“Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons. Lisa wingate, new york times bestselling author of before We Were Yours“Rich colorful characters capturing my heart, combined with a story that kept me up till the wee hours, Glory Road is a perfect read.
Glory Road #ad - Handsome, wealthy sumner tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s wedding, and Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. But the unexpected arrival of two men on Glory Road make her question if she’s really happy with the status quo. As three generations of women navigate the uncertain paths of their hearts and futures, one summer promises to bring change—whether they’re ready for it or not.
The Bright Season: a novel Book 6Fremont Creek Press #ad - One resident is ruffling feathers with her grand plans for the tiny town, and a new Fourth of July contest sparks a competitive spirit that’s as American as apple pie. But when a mysterious box is pulled from her farmhouse’s crawlspace, she’s torn between protecting the former owner’s privacy and tracking down the woman he once loved.
A new romance, a stash of old love letters … a season she won’t soon forget. Moving to the country has given melinda a new set of skills, but does she have what it takes to fix matters of the heart? It’s hard enough to let the past go, and let a new love in. Prosper’s main street may appear deserted on these sleepy summer afternoons, but there’s plenty happening behind the scenes.
The Bright Season: a novel Book 6 #ad - But as the temperature climbs, the shadow of hard times falls over the rural community. Can melinda make the tough choices that will keep her dreams from turning to dust? .