Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, and Ane Mulligan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Pull up a front porch swing and enjoy learning more about this collection from 4 great authors :)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing Authors: Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, Ane Mulligan Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction Release Date: November 1, 2018 Genre: Inspirational Southern/Women's Fiction Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing. Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive author and the compassion of a shrimp-boat preacher thaw Kerry's frigid heart? Lillie Beth in Summer by Eva Marie Everson With the untimely death of his wife, Dr. James Gillespie believes God has abandoned him. He also believes he's never met anyone like the young widow Lillie Beth, whose beloved Granny lies dying at home, and who sees a God who sweeps hope through a farmhouse window. Can a young woman whose husband died in Vietnam restore a faith that is all but dead. Through an Autumn Window by Claire Fullerton Because her larger than life mother Daphne Goodwyn is dead, forty-year-old Cate returns to Memphis with one thought in mind: something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral. But surrounded by thewell-mannered society that raised her, the nostalgic rites of a three-day, autumn mourning bring the unexpected gift of the end of sibling rivalry. A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan With Broadway stardom within her reach, Morgan James returns home in winter to help an old friend. Maybe it s just nostalgia, but when she sees him again, an old flame rekindles. When she's called back to NYC to take the lead in a new musical, will fame be worth losing the man she loves? PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Eva Marie Everson (Lillie Beth in Summer) is a multiple award-winning author and speaker. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference & North Georgia Christian Writers Conference. CONNECT WITH EVA: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
Claire Fullerton (Through an Autumn Window) is the author of Mourning Dove, Dancing to an Irish Reel, and A Portal in Time. She is a transplanted Southerner from Memphis now living in Malibu, California. CONNECT WITH CLAIRE: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
Ane Mulligan (A Magnolia Blooms in Winter) writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet iced tea. She's an award-winning, multi-published novelist and playwright, who believes chocolate and coffee are two of the four major food groups. CONNECT WITH ANE: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
Linda W. Yezak (Ice Melts in Spring) lives with her husband and PB, the original scaredy cat, in a forest in Deep East Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. Author of several novels, novellas, and short stories, she is best known for her award-winning Circle Bar Ranch series. CONNECT WITH LINDA: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Southern Season, signed by all 4 authors! (US only) Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 30, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 5, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
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Excerpt from the book: Lillie Beth in Summer
By Eva Marie Everson
Dr. James Gillespie
“When did he die?” I asked. A light breeze billowed the sheer, startling me as it brushed across my arm.
“It’s the angel’s wings,” she said, ignoring my question and focusing on the drapes instead. She nodded once toward the sheer, which had returned to lay in tranquil waves from the top of the window to the floor. “Whenever the sheers do like that, it’s angel's wings.”
Another breeze brought the sheer out, then just as quickly eased it back. “See there,” Lillie Beth said. “That was another angel coming in.”
She crossed over to me, slid her arm under the white sheer, and extended it. “The angel’s wings catch the fabric here, and that’s what causes it to puff out like it done. That’s how God lets you know He’s sent someone to watch over you.”
I wanted to correct her. On so many levels, I wanted to correct her. There were no angels coming through the curtains, I wanted to say. And if they did, it wasn’t God who sent them. Because why would He? The way I figured it, God was too busy to care enough to send them or anyone else. Or perhaps too apathetic.
Hadn't she learned that much from losing her husband?