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Grieving her mother's death and yearning to see more of the world beyond her mountain home, Sally Beth sets out on a journey that leads her across the American Southwest and ultimately to a remote mission station in Tanzania, where she finds a new kind of freedom in the African plains and the people who dwell there. But when war comes to the mission gates, its horrors shatter her world. She must find a way to rebuild her life and choose whether or not to serve the people she's grown to love--a choice that will shake the simple faith of her childhood and ignite her passion for a wounded man.

About the Author

Prior to writing her debut novel A Sinner in Paradise, Deborah Hining earned her BA and MA in journalism and theatre from the University of Tennessee before going on to earn her PhD in Theatre with a concentration in Dramatic Literary Criticism from Louisiana State University. Hining has taught writing and performance courses at Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and University of North Carolina Greensboro. Hining won the David Library American Freedom Award for All the Music We Played Here, which she co-authored with Charlie Vance. Hining later went on to earn multiple certifications as a financial planner, and though she recently sold her firm, she keeps in touch with most of her clients who affectionately call her their "Financial Fairy Godmother." Today, Hining resides with her husband Michael at Corinne's Orchard, her family farm in Durham, NC, where she spends her time writing and basking in the joyous laughter of her grandchildren.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611531572
ISBN-10: 1611531578
Publisher: Light Messages
Publication Date: April 29th, 2016
Pages: 364
Language: English

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From the publisher:

"In this richly imaginative debut novel, the first running of the Kentucky Derby serves as the backdrop for a story of what might have been had Abraham Lincoln survived his assassination and lived to retire with Mary to Springfield.  Derby historian Ross R. Moore provides an accurate account of the origins of the famous race, while creating a detailed and entirely plausible world through which the Lincoln's journey to Louisville to meet old friends and to face another deadly threat.  Part horse racing saga, part travelogue, part historical fantasy, part suspense thriller, chock full of sly bits of "stealth history" befitting its educator author, and peopled with memorable characters both real and imaginary, the result is an entertaining and engaging yarn and rewarding read."

Ross R. Moore is an educator, storyteller, and singer-songwriter living in San Diego.  A native of Kentucky where he attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville, he was for several years a museum educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, sharing the history of the race with visitors. Now he brings this story to a wider audience, drawing upon his knowledge of Derby lore to form the backdrop of this, his first novel.

New Novel about Crawfish Bottom

Book cover: Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw a story by Ron Rhody

Local author, Ron Rhody has written a new novel "Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw" about the infamous John Fallis.

Ron is author of the "Theo" books about Frankfort.

Author Ron Rhody and store owner Lizz Taylor

Ron Rhody was in the store to sign copies of his new book recently.

So we have a limited quantity of signed copies of King of Craw that would make great presents.