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By on October 5, 2019
 Highland Healer by Florence Love Karsner

Highland Healerby Florence Love Karsner

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Scotland has just suffered the ravages of the Battle of Culloden and must heal itself physically and spiritually. Will the magickal touch of the Healer be needed?

The story centers on the Healer who possesses magickal powers that appear at moments of great distress. What is she supposed to do with these powers? Is she truly a Healer-or is she a wicked woman with abilities to harm others?

Fleeing from a soldier and others promising harm, she travels to 18th century Highlands of Scotland with a huge, black wolf who is both her companion and protector. She meets Alex, a powerful and intriguing man who is the leader of a clan of brothers who are indebted to her for saving their youger brother’s life.

Her journey is filled with spine-tingling escapades where her magick and wits are the only things than can save her. Caitlin, the Healer, has much to learn about why powers have been given to her. It seems as if her destiny has been planned and she must find her place in the Highlands-where danger is never far away, and neither is magick…

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 All Waiting Is Long  by Barbara J. Taylor

All Waiting Is Long by Barbara J. Taylor

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"Powerful…Every page is saturated with the 1930s milieu as the sisters navigate the adversities of their reality on a sea rough with the unrealistic expectations of well-intended idealists both religious and secular. As if to highlight those expectations, Taylor periodically interrupts her third-person narrative with Greek chorus-type commentary from the Scranton-based Isabelle Lumley Bible Class, including excerpts from a 1929 sex manual for women. The overall result is a thought-provoking book club discussion cornucopia."
Booklist, Starred review

"Set in the 1930s, Taylor’s suspenseful and intricate follow-up to Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night tells the story of sisters Violet and Lily Morgan…Taylor delivers startling plot twists and incisive commentary on the social unrest of a coal-mining town during the Great Depression. Covering a six-year span, the novel reveals the consequences of arduous labor and widespread sterilizations that came with the eugenics movement. Among the prostitutes, mobsters, and miners is a web of interconnected lives that come together for a breathtaking ending in Taylor’s fine sequel."
Publishers Weekly

"A good selection for book clubs, All Waiting Is Long is set in Pennsylvania coal country in the 1930s, a time of tumultuous change and social unrest, including the rise of the eugenics movement. Barbara Taylor’s characters–a cast of nuns and prostitutes, mobsters and miners, social activists and church busybodies–reflect the varying pressures and expectations of small-town life with rich, insightful prose and dialogue that rings true to each character’s voice. Will the web of lies the two sisters weave around themselves survive? You”ll have to read it yourself to find out. Recommended."
Historical Novel Review

"Barbara J. Taylor has created another suspenseful page-turner . . . revealing shocking details of enlightened thinking in the 1930s against the backdrop of political corruption, unions, rampant prostitution, coal mine strikes, and judgmental Christians. But it’s Taylor’s finely honed characters and plot twists that make All Waiting Is Long an unforgettable novel."
BookMark on WPSU

"In this richly populated community, old ties are either torn or tightened, and the characters left behind when the sisters went off are nicely fleshed out…Ms. Taylor writes with total mastery of her craft. Her similes and metaphors are born of a highly developed abstractive sensitivity, and her dialogues are unerringly true to their respective speakers."
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The latest novel in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint.

All Waiting Is Long tells the stories of the Morgan sisters, a study in contrasts. In 1930, twenty-five-year-old Violet travels with her sixteen-year-old sister Lily from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the Good Shepherd Infant Asylum in Philadelphia, so Lily can deliver her illegitimate child in secret. In doing so, Violet jeopardizes her engagement to her longtime sweetheart, Stanley Adamski. Meanwhile, Mother Mary Joseph, who runs the Good Shepherd, has no idea the asylum’s physician, Dr. Peters, is involved in eugenics and experimenting on the girls with various sterilization techniques.

Five years later, Lily and Violet are back home in Scranton, one married, one about to be, each finding her own way in a place where a woman’s worth is tied to her virtue. Against the backdrop of the sweeping eugenics movement and rogue coal mine strikes, the Morgan sisters must choose between duty and desire. Either way, they risk losing their marriages and each other.

The novel picks up sixteen years after the close of Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night–a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2014–and continues her Dickensian exploration of the Morgan

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 The Demise (A Braxton Mystery Book 1)  by Diane Moody

The Demise (A Braxton Mystery Book 1) by Diane Moody

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DemiseFrom bestselling author Diane Moody, The Demise.

Tiny Braxton, Tennessee, is a quiet, tight-knit community wrapped around an old town square just a stone’s throw from Nashville. But when the town’s most prominent citizen is found dead at the base of its water tower, news of Peter Lanham’s apparent suicide roars through town like a massive tsunami.

Peter, the handsome, beloved CEO of Lanham’s Fine Foods, had taken a small, family-owned grocery store founded in 1927, and grew it into a successful national chain. With most of Braxton’s residents employed by Lanham’s corporate headquarters, word of Peter’s demise left them searching for answers. What could possibly have made him take a swan dive off that tower?

Julie Parker is convinced he didn’t. As receptionist at Lanham’s executive office suite, she’s determined to find out what really happened to her boss. An aspiring actor who also stars as "The Lanham Girl" in the company’s TV commercials, Julie prides herself on her perceptive observations and people-skills. Who better to find out what happened to Peter up on that water tower?

Matt Bryson, on assignment as a rookie Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, isn’t about to let the attractive receptionist intrude on his first case. She may be a hometown insider, but he’s perfectly capable of solving the case without "Miss Marple" screwing up his investigation.

A perfect setting, a cast of oddball characters, and just enough drama to raise lots of suspicion. The stage is set.

What readers are saying about The Demise:

"I don’t normally review books, but this one was really entertaining. . . the end of the book was just excellent."
"Wow! That’s what I said out loud when I got to the end of this book."
"Totally shocked by the surprise ending! Have thoroughly enjoyed many books by Diane Moody especially the teacup novella series, but this one was amazing."
"The author has a delicious skill in describing each character’s actions so the reader immediately sees the scene."

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 Murder in Provence by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Murder in Provenceby Susan Kiernan-Lewis

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A year spent living in the south of France is not all it’s cracked up to be—especially when you have no job, a prickly first year of marriage, and your new BFF is murdered virtually before your eyes. Maggie Newberry is determined to help the investigations into Brigitte’s murder even if the incredibly sexy and very available French police detective on the case can only complicate her life in every possible way.

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 Forging of a Knight: Knighthood’s End  by Hugo V. Negron

Forging of a Knight: Knighthood’s End by Hugo V. Negron

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Book Five in the Forging of a Knight series! For the sake of a forbidden love, Qualtan will find himself on the run with a Mah-Zakim to free her from her curse, or be consumed by it. No longer a knight, his friends now turned against him, how great will the price be that must be paid? Can a Mah-Zakim truly love back, or has the curse that has followed the First Knight for so long come true at last?

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 The Secrets and Peculiar Adventures of Jillian Dangerous  by Ruthie Davis

The Secrets and Peculiar Adventures of Jillian Dangerous by Ruthie Davis

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Jillian earns her nickname when she drags her roommates 50 years into the past to a boarding school in the Vietnam highlands during the war. Secrets, danger, intrigue, magical events, and real history roll up into a coming-of-age tale illustrating how challenges press a girl labeled as different to become strong and independent.

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