About the Novella
The mountains have imprisoned
her long enough...Edna Sue O’Connell came back to the
Kentucky hills out of duty and can’t wait for the chance to escape again. Her
work as a horseback librarian in rural Appalachia provides enough income for
her invalid father to survive in the midst of the Great Depression, but it
affords her with little else.
When an opportunity arises for Edna to take on an
additional book delivery area, she spies a glimmer of hope that she might find
a way out of Willow Hollow after all… and that she might actually make
something of her life apart from the tragedy that has filled it thus far.
But the new routes give Edna more
than she ever bargained for. Slowly, she finds that the mountains contain many
valuable secrets – if she has the grit to meet them.
Edna Sue, a horseback librarian at Willow Hollow is confused, feeling trapped, and has lost her faith.
God uses the head librarian to try to bring her back to him, but she isn't convinced or ready.
The story is about how God uses others to get his message of acceptance, redemption, and love to those who are bitter and hurt.
The character of Edna Sue is courageous, stubborn, yet giving of herself. The writing style is easy to read, the characters well-developed, and the story is inspirational and uplifting.
I received an ARC from the author and choose to review it. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Alicia G. Ruggieri grew up breathing in the salty air of
coastal New England. She now writes grace-filled, Christ-centered fiction from
her home in Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and sweet second-hand
mutt. She loves old graveyards, dusty libraries, and excellent cannolis ~ not
necessarily in that order.
About the Series
The Secret Place of Thunder
is part of the Librarians of Willow Hollow multi-author novella
collection. Each novella stands on its own but is connected to the others in
this historical Christian fiction series set in 1930s Appalachia.
Other books in the Librarians of
Willow Hollow series:
A Strand of Hope by
I Love to Tell the Story
by Faith Blum
Hearts on Lonely
Mountain by A.M. Heath
Come along as four packhorse
librarians find adventures outside the books they carry!
Purchase the Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BFBF93T
-- Available in e-book and softcover
Author’s Website: http://www.aliciagruggieri.com
Author’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/AliciaGRuggieri
Author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliciagruggieri
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A traveling librarian, how awesome is that?!?!? This book really sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for being a part of this blog tour! :-)ReplyDelete