The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore takes readers to New Orleans during the Reconstruction Era as Effie Jones, a former slave works as an embalmer and uncovers the secrets of her childhood. Gripping and poignant Skenandore reflects on a turbulent time in America’s history.
The story of the “marsh girl” was beautiful, brilliant and captivating making the one-hundred and forty-five-day wait to borrow the audiobook copy of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens from my local library completely worth it.
How could I resist The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins? The title alone drew me to it and the synopsis..my oh my! Fans of Sarah Addison Allen this one is for you. If you loved, Garden Spells, and the Waverley’s you will fall in love with the Dove’s and the southern town of Dove Pond.
The Summoning by Heather Graham takes us to a haunted bed-and-breakfast in charming Savannah, Georgia to investigate strange deaths and missing persons. Ghosts, stories of the civil war and a sweet romance await you.
Bette Lee Crosby’s. stories stay with me long after I’ve closed the book. Such was the case with Emily, Gone. Grab your tissues, some wine, and turn off your phone. Travel with me to 1971 and the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia.