First up is Uncharted Waters by Sara du Bose.
About the author: Author and speaker, Sara DuBose is a first place winner in Putting Your Passion into Print and a first place fiction winner with the Southeastern Writers Association. She is also the author of four previous novels. Where Hearts Live, Where Love Grows and Where Memories Linger form a trilogy, and A Promise for Tomorrow is a stand alone. One reviewer wrote, “Sara DuBose is as good a southern writer as one would expect to find. Her unique and heartwarming book is a gem.”
About the book: When Beth Davidson spies an unfamiliar black Honda lurking outside her apartment, and hours later a stranger leaves a suggestive message on her answering machine, her worries are just beginning. Her fear grows as mysterious gifts appear on her doorstep, and photos are stolen from her apartment. It’s not too long before Beth turns to the police for help – in particular, the rather attractive Donnie Crawford. As the Domestic Violence Unit investigate her case, gradually closing in on the man who is terrorizing her life, Beth soon develops a relationship with the protective and supportive Donnie. However, before she can find happiness, she has to draw on some deep resources to resolve the terror of the stalker in her life.
Secondly, we have Stephanie Parker McKean's Bridge Beyond Betrayal
About the author: Stephanie, like Sara, is from the US south. She has been writing for as long as she remembers – only in her early school years, her tales were generally considered “lies”! But her father wrote a book that did rather well, and when young Stephanie discovered it too was all made up, she decided writing would be the career for her. Stephanie is now married to another writer, Alan T. McKean, a minister. They live in the west of Scotland.
About the book: When successful mystery writer Michal Rice, better known as 'Miz Mike' in Three Prongs, Texas (where misfits fit), spots a dead body in a red pickup truck, she springs into action. But no-one believes her! So she searches for the elusive truck and murder victim herself. After finding and losing them, and being coshed on the head on finding them again, Mike learns the identity of the murdered man. The rest of the story is a madcap adventure in which the inimitable Miz Mike gets herself into surprising number of 'pickles' as she calls them.
Moving further north, we have Redemption on Red River (featured on our blog a few weeks ago) by Cheryl R Cain.
About the book: In 1837, at her graduation, Anna Collins has her whole life ahead - a teaching post, a handsome fiancé and a future which twinkles with promise. A week later, her life lies in tatters. Nearly destroyed by grief and despair, Anna decides to prove to both her fiancé's family and her own, as well as to herself, that she can succeed as a teacher, and survive without a man in her life. When after a good search the only opening for her as a teacher is at Fort Towson in Indian Territory, she accepts it as an answer to her prayers. From here on, the story involves a host of adventures and challenges, not least of which is who will ultimately win her heart.
Then last, but absolutely not least, we have Rooster Street by Janet Purcell
About the author: Janet Purcell is a professional artist and writes a weekly fine arts column and feature articles for many magazines, travel guides, and newspapers. Rooster Street is her third novel. Her first, Singer Lane, was published in 2008; her second, The Long Way Home, was brought out in 2015. Though not a trilogy, many of the same characters are found continuing their lives in each of the three books. The covers of all her books are her own paintings.
About the book: A breathtaking journey marrying a slave girl's escape in the 1800s with a young lawyer's present-day discoveries. A hidden room, a box of photographs, a hunt through Boston's streets and alleyways... Rooster Street is a story on multiple levels of discrimination, abandonment and violence; fortitude, love, and final celebration. It ties the past with the present in a touching and poignant story that ultimately shows us we are all the same.
All the books are linked to the Amazon.com site, but they are available worldwide and as paperbacks on both Amazon and the Book Depository. Kindle versions are priced on a basis of $2.99, so stock up this Thanksgiving, and enjoy the holiday reading!