A Summer Place

By Ann DeFee

Temperatures may run hot during summertime in Meadow Lake, Texas, but the heat in A Summer Place by Ann DeFee is more potent than the weather. It’s 1973 and recent high school graduates Jazzy and Charlie fall in love amid a scandal that rocks their...

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Amelia's Gold

A story of romance, ruin, resolve and redemption in the American Civil War
By James D. Snyder

Amelia Beach is a strong woman for a southerner. Already in her twenties, her younger sister, Lucy, taunts her that she is no longer of marriageable age. Growing up in the wealth and privilege of a Savannah home, pampered by slaves, during the Civil War,...

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Archer

By Mira Jeffreys

Archer: A Novel by Mira Jeffreys takes us to the small-town Deep South where even today, prejudice and hatred are rampant and small towns are often ruled by dynastic despots. Lena, a 39-year-old, African-American freelance photographer and her 23-year-old daughter, Nadia, are living in Kansas...

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A Summer at Camp Floridian

By Nancy B. Miller

A Summer at Camp Floridian by Nancy B. Miller is the story of a first-year camp counselor who is having a hard time deciding what she should do. The moment the camp begins, she realizes that her work is cut for her by five feisty...

An Incomplete List of My Wishes

By Jendi Reiter

Jendi Reiter’s An Incomplete List of My Wishes comprises several Southern tales (specifically, the state of Georgia) amongst others, some set in the Reagan era of the 1980s, as well as others in the '90s. Important as the South is, however, it really serves as...

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A Life Naive

By Oliver Phipps

A Life Naive by Oliver Phipps is the story of Hershal Lawson, a trusting and upstanding younger man in Missouri, who could easily be called John Doe, so much is he the humdrum and monochrome Everyman. He's spent his days looking after his Me'ma, who...

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Aunt Sookie and Me

The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle
By Michael Scott Garvin

Thirteen-year-old Poppy Wainwright’s mother is a drug addict and drunk who roams the United States, leaving Poppy to be raised by her Grandma Lainey in Arkansas. When Lainey dies, Poppy is sent to live with her grandmother’s sister in Savannah. Aunt Sookie is an abrasive...

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A Northern Rebel

By John J Schaffer

The Civil War is in its early beginnings, it is still acceptable to own a slave, and the Old South is still alive as I begin reading A Northern Rebel. All of this is about to change and Jameson Hartford is going to try to...

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Apalachicola Gold

By Michael A. Kinnett

Apalachicola Gold is an historical fiction novel written by Michael A. Kinnett. Kinnett was instrumental in the creation and is an ongoing curator of the Orman House Historic State Park Museum in the historic city of Apalachicola in the Florida panhandle. While Apalachicola Gold is...

And the Greatest of These

By Joe Michael Pritchard

What does it feel like to be in constant contact with the pain and misery of others, to touch the brokenness and fragility of another human being — the strangers, the homeless people brought straight from the gutters of life, the ones glued to their...

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