Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey

by Angela Zontek   Rea Frey’s latest novel hits the ground running so fast, it almost launched out of my hands. The first page doesn’t just hook you, it reaches out, grabs you by the collar, and pulls you into a desperate woman’s trek up a perilous mountainside in the dark. Because You're Mine made my … Continue reading Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey

Three Most Anticipated Southern Domestic Suspense Novels This Summer

Summer is a popular time to make short work of those to-be-read piles that have been stacking up all year long. And while some bookworms love to reach fun romances or women's fiction set at the beach, some bibliophiles prefer the fast-paced, heart racing, page turning effects of domestic suspense. We've compiled an exciting list … Continue reading Three Most Anticipated Southern Domestic Suspense Novels This Summer

We’re Reading Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

  by Angela Garrison Zontek “One thing she knows about lies - once they start to stack up, they can topple over, crushing you under the weight of them.” There’s nothing like small-town drama, no? I grew up in one -- a place where it feels like everyone knows everyone -- but despite the sharing … Continue reading We’re Reading Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

We’re Reading Dear Wife By Kimberly Belle

by Angela Garrison Zontek   The value of a book should be measured by the amount of sleep you’re willing to sacrifice for the ending. In sleep currency, Dear Wife is a two-pots-of-coffee-the-next-morning kind of story. Despite having small children that wake up before dawn, I was up well past midnight—not one, but two nights … Continue reading We’re Reading Dear Wife By Kimberly Belle

Sixteen Biggest Southern Fiction Releases Of The Summer

By Megan Cummins At our house, summertime means sunny afternoons with a book on my front porch, bare feet running through the sprinklers, my Nanny’s homemade, hand-cranked banana ice cream (as kids, we used to fight over whose turn it was to crank that stubborn metal handle—as adults, we find it hilarious that kids are … Continue reading Sixteen Biggest Southern Fiction Releases Of The Summer

We’re Reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

by Angela Garrison Zontek The transportive element of historical fiction is wondrous, no? The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek moves us through time and place to an old mining town in Kentucky, where we see life through the eyes of a woman with skin a brilliant shade of blue. The last of her kind, Cussy … Continue reading We’re Reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Best Southern Fiction of 2018

With so many good books to choose from, we wanted to keep it simple for you. Here are four of the best examples of southern fiction published in 2018. Well reviewed by critics and readers alike, these stories set in the south are sure to resonate with us. If you read one, let us know … Continue reading Best Southern Fiction of 2018