Southern women may look as delicate as flowers, but there’s iron in their veins.
While the rest of the world has been roaring through the 1920s, times are hardscrabble in rural South Georgia. Widow Maggie Parker is barely surviving while raising her young son alone.
Then as banks begin to fail, her father-in-law threatens to take her son and sell off her livelihood—the grocery store her husband left her.
Can five Southern women band together, using their wisdom and wiles to stop him and survive the Great Depression?
I'm thrilled to announce In High Cotton is a finalist in the 2021 ACFW Carol Awards!
She traded Sugar Hill for Vaudeville. Now she’s back.
The day Cora Fitzgerald turned sixteen, she fled Sugar Hill for the bright lights of vaudeville, leaving behind her senator-father’s verbal abuse. But just as her career takes off, she’s summoned back home.
And everything changes.
The stock market crashes. The senator is dead. Her mother is delusional, and her mute Aunt Clara pens novels that expose the town’s secrets. Then there’s Boone Robertson, who never knew she was alive back in high school, but now manages to be around whenever she needs help.
To make ends meet, the Fitzgerald women must open their home as a boardinghouse, but will the secrets they uncover prove their undoing?
Will the people of Cora’s past keep her from a brilliant future?
She’s bound by duty. He’s tethered to a dream.
In the beleaguered mill town of Sweetgum, Georgia, Genessee Taylor dreams of a life beyond running the mill-owned hotel with her family. Though the work is honest, the owner of the mill is not. Genessee and her father long to see stronger labor laws passed to protect the innocent children who are injured and dying in the mill. When the owner learns of their activity, he will stop at nothing to silence them.
Tommy Mack works at the mill and dreams of playing professional ball and marrying Genessee. When he’s contracted by a big-league team, his dreams are within grasp. Just as Tommy and Genessee’s wedding is on the horizon, tragedy strikes Sweetgum. Tommy can’t stay and Genessee can’t leave.
Can they battle through loss, deception, and sacrifice to find their way back to each other?
She's a swashbuckling dreamer who wields books instead of swords. He's a no-nonsense lawman who brandishes a badge for justice. Total opposites with one goal in mind—to clear her name.
Christy Adams has lived on Sugar Hill all her life, running the Tale Spin Book Shop with her aunt. Though she longs to travel and see the world, for now she must content herself to do it through books. Christy’s days are filled with work and serving in soup lines while she dreams of Paris, Rome, Venice, and of Deputy Sheriff Will Slocomb.
Will didn’t have much time for girls when he and Christy were in school. Now he’s achieved his law enforcement dream, he’s set his eyes on her … until a book and a decision cross the line between love and duty.
Look for Book 4 sometime in 2023