Our currently featured books, “Two Californias,” by Robert Glick, “Oh, and green,” by Paul Hoover and “CROSSING KANSAS with Jim Morrison,” by Lindsey Martin-Bowen, can be found by scrolling down below this post, or by clicking the author’s name on our Authors page.
UPCOMING ON SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD, JUNE 14-20.
“POSING NUDE FOR THE SAINTS,” BY ELIZABETH GENOVISE.
In the opening story of Posing Nude for the Saints, the daughter of a prostitute falls in love with a Mennonite and finds herself torn between two worlds. “Vincent” spotlights a young husband who comes to terms with his wife’s terminal cancer, confronting his own helplessness and terror. The title story follows a divorcee who responds to a Craigslist ad for boudoir photography and finds more than what she bargained for. In “Food for the Gods,” a widow shops for a last supper for herself and her unborn child; in “Passion Play,” a cynical lawyer has a chance to save a life. The central character in “Almost a Wolf” does quiet battle with a rural pastor who’s made a critical mistake. In “Citizens,” two runaway children escape a violent home and live happily in an abandoned camper until the real world intervenes. In “Irises,” a woman in crisis learns her mother’s deepest secret, and in “Burn,” a family of five vacations in a wild landscape that foreshadows their collapse.
“AUNT EDWINA’S FABULOUS WISHES,” BY LYNNE CHRISTENSEN.
When free-spirited painter Julie Fincher discovers that her fiancé is a gold-digger, she reluctantly decides to go ahead with the wedding to please her ailing father. Sadly, the family’s beloved ninety-two-year-old Lady Edwina Greymore passes away the day before the wedding and everything changes. Julie is appointed executrix of a large country estate and now must solve an intricate family history treasure hunt with clues scattered all around southern England. Leaving her deceptive new husband behind, Julie sets out on the madcap adventure of a lifetime, together with her eccentric, karaoke-loving cousin. Along the way, they meet well-meaning aristocrats, experienced genealogists, a handsome antiques shop owner, and a verbose lawyer with a curious potbellied pig… This is the first novel in an uplifting, family-friendly series.
THE MONTHLY REPLAY
This month, we will revisit “The Retroactivist,” by Nate Ragolia, “The Portland House,” by Jim Langweh, “Waiting to Begin,” by Patricia O’Donnell, “Avis Humphrey,” by Brian Simpson, “Gun, Needle, Spoon,” by Patrick OP’Neil and “Day of all Saints,” by Patricia Grace King.