“Patterns on the Sand,” by Gamel Woolsey

Reviewed by Matthew Simmons One of the joys of going into a used bookstore is the possibility of finding some rare, forgotten treasure.  If you’re a bibliophile, like I am, you know the feeling I’m talking about: the excitement of taking something possibly magical home, the deep, satisfying joy of finishing that book, knowing that […]

September Read of the Month: “Keowee Valley,” by Katherine Scott Crawford

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason An independent woman; a lush frontier environment; the approach of war; and a romance of opposites are only some of the ingredients in Ms. Crawford’s ambitious first novel. Combining a style that is frequently lyrical, abundant historical research that has been well-absorbed and woven into the fiction with authority, and […]

Karen White Does it Again! The Strangers on Montagu Street

New York Times bestselling author Karen White has no shortage of fans. A southern girl at heart, she has built a reputation for creating a sense of place in her southern-based novels and a unique ability to describe powerful character relationships. With the November release of the third book in her Charleston series, The Strangers […]