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Under the Magnolias

By T.I. Lowe
  • ISBN Code: : 1496453638
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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This night not only marked the end to the drought, but also the end to the long-held secret we’d kept hidden under the magnolias. Magnolia, South Carolina, 1980 Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mama dies giving birth to twins, leaving her to pick up the pieces while holding her six siblings together and doing her best to stop her daddy from retreating into his personal darkness. Scratching out a living on the family’s tobacco farm is as tough as it gets. When a few random acts of kindness help to ease the Fosters’ hardships, Austin finds herself relying upon some of Magnolia’s most colorful citizens for friendship and more. But it’s next to impossible to hide the truth about the goings-on at Nolia Farms, and Austin’s desperate attempts to save face all but break her. Just when it seems she might have something more waiting for her—with the son of a wealthy local family who she’s crushed on for years—her father makes a choice that will crack wide-open the family’s secrets and lead to a public reckoning. There are consequences for loving a boy like Vance Cumberland, but there is also freedom in the truth. T. I. Lowe’s gritty yet tender and uplifting tale reminds us that a great story can break your heart . . . then heal it in the best possible way.

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  • Pdf File: sea-glass-castle.pdf

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From the bestselling author of Lulu’s Café Sophia Prescott is still mending from the embarrassment of a highly publicized divorce from a pro football player, and the now-single mother is back in Sunset Cove, surrounded by the supporting love of her family and the Sand Queens. Sophia doesn’t think there’s any hope for starting over until an unexpected trip to the pediatrician’s office gives her a second chance after all. Dr. Weston Sawyer knows all about lives shattering into millions of pieces. His own all but ended when a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and barreled head-on into his pregnant wife’s sedan, killing her instantly and leaving Wes with a soul so wounded that it has refused to heal. He packed up and left swampy southern Alabama for South Carolina with the hope of fading into the sleepy coastal town of Sunset Cove. Instead, feisty brunette Sophia Prescott will have him braving something different and entirely unexpected. If Sophia and Wes can take the leap to give love another try, they just might find that hope has a way of coming back around and weaving into one’s heart.

Feels Like Falling

By Kristy Woodson Harvey
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982117710
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: feels-like-falling.pdf

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From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes the instant USA TODAY bestseller that explores just how much our past choices define our happiness. It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for longtime Harvey fans and for a new generation.

In Pieces

By Sally Field
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538763044
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: in-pieces.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Sweet Magnolias Collection Volume 1

By Sherryl Woods
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488029938
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: sweet-magnolias-collection-volume-1.pdf

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The Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix Original Series! Return to the warm, cozy town of Serenity in this collection of classic stories from the Sweet Magnolias series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Stealing Home Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, and have the best friends a woman could ask for, but her life is overturned when her husband leaves her for a younger woman. She decides to take charge of planning a fitness spa for women, and on top of it all begins to develop feelings for her son’s baseball coach, the handsome Cal Maddox. But gossip travels quickly in a small town, and Maddie and Cal’s relationship may threaten both their reputations and careers. A Slice of Heaven Ever since she discovered her ex-husband’s affair, Dana Sue Sullivan decided to put down new roots and create the best restaurant in Serenity, South Carolina. But when her teenage daughter, Annie, develops an eating disorder that lands her in the hospital, Dana Sue’s perfect life comes crumbling down. Dana Sue knows she needs to change habits now to help them both get better—even if that means letting Ronnie Sullivan back into their lives. And who knows, his return might end up being a recipe for a new beginning… Read the Sweet Magnolias Series by Sherryl Woods: Book One: Stealing Home Book Two: A Slice of Heaven Book Three: Feels Like Family Book Four: Welcome to Serenity Book Five: Home in Carolina Book Six: Sweet Tea at Sunrise Book Seven: Honeysuckle Summer Book Eight: Midnight Promises Book Nine: Catching Fireflies Book Ten: Where Azaleas Bloom Book Eleven: Swan Point Bonus: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook

A Magnolia Reunion

By Michelle Major
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  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 1488059004
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: a-magnolia-reunion.pdf

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What would you do if you were face-to-face with the one who got away? It’s been years since Jennie Copley left Magnolia, NC—and her dreams of happily-ever-after—in the rearview mirror. But when her beloved nana turns ninety, she forces herself to come home for the birthday party…and runs into Lucas Michaels, the boy who broke her heart all those years ago. She’d hoped to never see him again, but life—and Nana—has other plans… Lucas is still in love with Jennie—time and distance could never change that. When she left for college, Lucas knew she had big dreams and he didn’t want to stand in her way. Now, forced together to plan Nana’s party, he can’t get her off his mind. Jennie is only in town a little while. Can he convince her to give him one more chance?

Forgiving Paris

By Karen Kingsbury
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982104430
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: forgiving-paris.pdf

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of life-changing fiction brings her signature “emotional, heart-tugging” (Woman’s World) prose to this wise and worldly novel of forgiveness and hope in the City of Lights. In Indiana, Ashley Baxter Blake and her husband are about to take an anniversary trip to Paris, but she is hesitant. More than two decades ago, she made her most grievous mistake in that same city. She has never forgiven herself for what happened there, and she still harbors secrets that she’s afraid will come to light. Just before the trip, Ashley gets a call from her niece. Jessie explains that her French boyfriend’s mother remembers working at a bakery with an American named Ashley. “Could that be you?” When Alice and Ashley meet, a flood of memories comes for both women, taking Ashley back to a reckless affair and an unexpected pregnancy and Alice to the night she nearly ended it all. Can this reunion bring healing and closure? Maybe it is finally time for Ashley to forgive herself...and Paris.

The Hideaway

By Lauren K. Denton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718084241
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: the-hideaway.pdf

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When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back to her small hometown of Sweet Bay, Alabama, she must face family secrets and difficult choices. In the South, family is always more complicated than it seems. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans Praise for The Hideaway: “A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.”—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author “Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author USA TODAY and Amazon Charts bestseller Full-length Southern Women’s Fiction Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

Chasing Fireflies

By Charles Martin
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418537268
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: chasing-fireflies.pdf

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When paramedics find a malnourished six-year-old boy near a burning car that holds a dead woman, they wonder who he is—and why he won't speak. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a story of self-discovery, healing, and hope. On a stifling summer day, an old Chevy Impala ignored the warning signals and was annihilated by the oncoming train. What no one realized until much later was that the driver had paused just before entering the tracks and kicked a small boy out of the car. A small boy with broken glasses who is clutching a notebook with all his might . . . but who never speaks. Chase Walker was one of the lucky ones. He was in foster care as a child, but he finally ended up with a family who loved him and cared for him. Now, as a journalist for the local paper, he’s moved on and put the past behind him. But when he’s assigned the story of this young boy, painful, haunting questions about his own childhood begin to rise to the surface. And as Chase Walker discovers, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. “Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers . . .” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author Full-length emotive Southern fiction Bonus excerpt from The Water Keeper Includes discussion questions for book clubs Also by Charles Martin: The Water Keeper, The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, and When Crickets Cry

Hazel Brannon Smith

By Jeffery B. Howell
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496810821
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: hazel-brannon-smith.pdf

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Hazel Brannon Smith (1914-1994) stood out as a prominent white newspaper owner in Mississippi before, during, and after the civil rights movement. As early as the mid-1940s, she earned state and national headlines by fighting bootleggers and corrupt politicians. Her career was marked by a progressive ethic, and she wrote almost fifty years of columns with the goal of promoting the health of her community. In the first half of her career, she strongly supported Jim Crow segregation. Yet, in the 1950s, she refused to back the economic intimidation and covert violence of groups such as the Citizens" Council. The subsequent backlash led her to being deemed a social pariah, and the economic pressure bankrupted her once-flourishing newspaper empire in Holmes County. Rejected by the white establishment, she became an ally of the black struggle for social justice. Smith's biography reveals how many historians have miscast white moderates of this period. Her peers considered her a liberal, but her actions revealed the firm limits of white activism in the rural South during the civil rights era. While historians have shown that the civil rights movement emerged mostly from the grass roots, Smith's trajectory was decidedly different. She never fully escaped her white paternalistic sentiments, yet during the 1950s and 1960s she spoke out consistently against racial extremism. This book complicates the narrative of the white media and business people responding to the movement's challenging call for racial justice.

Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder

By Sara Rosett
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 0758257619
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: magnolias-moonlight-and-murder.pdf

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A professional organizer balances hostess duties with sleuthing in this cozy mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Murder at Archly Manor. Air Force wife Ellie Avery knew moving her family south to Georgia would bring new friends, customs, and cuisine. But when she stumbles across two dead bodies—in one grave—while walking her Rottweiler in her new neighborhood, she finds her mint juleps suddenly tasting very sour. Now, with a double mystery brewing and dozens of guests about to arrive in her back yard, Ellie’s agenda is once again packed. The only thing she hasn’t penciled in is one killer of a party crasher who intends to make this celebration Ellie’s last . . . Don’t miss Ellie Avery’s great tips for perfect parties! “Engaging . . . Some nifty party tips help keep the sleuthing on the cozy side.” —Publishers Weekly

A Literary History of Alabama

By Benjamin Buford Williams
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838620540
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: a-literary-history-of-alabama.pdf

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A biographical, bibliographical, generic, critical, and chronological survey of nineteenth-century Alabama authors. Presents a vivid picture of life in the South in 19th-century America.

Magnolia Dawn

By Erica Spindler
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460394100
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 296
  • Pdf File: magnolia-dawn.pdf

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The South comes alive in Book three of New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler's fan-favorite Blossoms of the South series. Magnolia Dawn All his life, Rush Cousins has been troubled by the mystery of his shadowed past. His search for his roots leads him to Ashland Plantation, an elegant, decaying estate deep in the Mississippi Delta, where he presents himself as nothing more than a handyman in need of work. The disguise brings him closer to Ashland's long-buried secrets…but also forces him to distance himself from his sudden passion for the plantation's beautiful mistress, Annabelle Ames, a woman whose lonely obsession with the past strangely mirrors his own…

The Well-Chosen Garden

By Christopher Lloyd
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1474619886
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: the-well-chosen-garden.pdf

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The perfect book on how to make your garden the best it can be. 'Essential reading' Country Life 'Funny, encouraging, informative' Sunday Times Would your garden, small or large, in town or country, win a prize? Is there room for improvement? Everybody has favourite plants, but the ability to put them all together to ensure a splendid show throughout the year is a skill that must be acquired. THE WELL-CHOSEN GARDEN will guide you to making the most of your available space, help you avoid untimely gaps, colour clashes and many other pitfalls of garden planning. The perfect book for new and experienced gardeners alike.

Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1: Bayou Terrebonne

By Christopher Everette Cenac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496811100
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : History
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: hard-scrabble-to-hallelujah-volume-1.pdf

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Winner of a 2017 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award This book represents the first time that the known history and a significant amount of new information has been compiled into a single written record about one of the most important eras in the south-central coastal bayou parish of Terrebonne. The book makes clear the unique geographical, topographical, and sociological conditions that beckoned the first settlers who developed the large estates that became sugar plantations. This first of four planned volumes chronicles details about founders and their estates along Bayou Terrebonne from its headwaters in the northern civil parish to its most southerly reaches near the Gulf of Mexico. Those and other parish plantations along important waterways contributed significantly to the dominance of King Sugar in Louisiana. The rich soils and opportunities of the area became the overriding reason many well-heeled Anglo-Americans moved there to join Francophone locals in cultivating the crop. From that nineteenth century period up to the twentieth century’s side effects of World Wars I and II, Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume I: Bayou Terrebonne describes important yet widely unrecognized geography and history. Today, cultural and physical legacies such as ex-slave-founded communities and place names endure from the time that the planter society was the driving economic force of this fascinating region.