Fiction - Southern

Oreads

By John F. Lavelle

Oreads by John F. Lavelle is a fictional novel set in the Appalachian mountains in the 1960s. It tells the story of Cassie Wolphe who, as a tender teenager, falls hopelessly in love with Jake McCullom. Cassie wants to remain in the rural area where...

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Son of a Preacher Man

A Novel
By Karen M Cox

Son of a Preacher Man is a work of romantic and dramatic fiction by author Karen M Cox, and is told with a southern states atmosphere. The son of the book’s title is Billy Ray Davenport, a young man whose travelling lifestyle comes to a...

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It All Comes Back to You

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By Beth Duke

It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke is a deceptively simple story about Ronni Johnson, a licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, who meets Violet, a glamorous and vivacious elderly resident at Fairfield Springs, an Assisted Living residence. Violet, who captivates audiences just...

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When Forever's Over

By J. Alan Johnson

When Forever's Over is a coming of age tale by author J. Alan Johnson. Set during the 1960s in East Tennessee, USA, two mountain town boys make the journey through high school, becoming young men during one of the most turbulent periods of modern American...

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The Jasper Creed

By William Jarvis

I’m going to pay The Jasper Creed by William Jarvis one of the highest compliments I can for this type of novel. Throughout the book the voice and tone sounded exactly like the late great Pat Conroy. So if you are a Pat Conroy fan,...

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City of Grudges

By Rick Outzen

The truth must prevail whatever the cost, even if that means being ostracized by the very community you live in. This is Walker Holmes’s mantra in City of Grudges written by Rick Outzen. When he discovers Bo Hines’s fraudulent activity at the Art Council, Holmes...

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Mourning Dove

By Claire Fullerton

Mourning Dove by Claire Fullerton is historical fiction at its best. The novel begins in America during the 1960s and charts the lives of Posey and her two offspring, Millie and Finley. Originally from Minnesota, the two youngsters are shunted to their mother's childhood home...

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Believe

By Annaliese Darr

Believe (Irish Enchantment Book 1) by Annaliese Darr is a southern fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy magic, romance, and coming of age stories. Springen O'Flaherty has always been different with her ability to...

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Ruby Rose

Coming Home
By Gemma Ziegler

When Gemma Ziegler's Ruby Rose: Coming Home begins, we meet Ruby Rose Russo traveling to her childhood home in rural Cornishville, Kentucky, a move necessitated by the loss of her husband and their wealth in the stock market crash. Returning home isn't exactly a pleasant...

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Finding Home

By Jackie Weger

Phoebe Hawley is on a mission to find a new home for her family. She’s got her twelve-year-old sister, Maydean, and five-year-old brother, Willie-Boy, in tow, and a ma, pa, and sister waiting in Cottontown for news that she has found them a place. Phoebe...

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