July Thunder by Rachel Lee
A searing tale of love and redemption . . .
Deputy Sheriff Sam Canfield is a man shouldering too many burdens. He defied his demanding father to become a cop and marry the woman he loved, never for an instant regretting his choice. Then his wife's tragic death left him a shell of the man he once had been.
Schoolteacher Mary McKinney knows about the pain and regret that haunt Sam. The death of her son seven years ago destroyed her marriage and left her with her own sorrow and guilt. Now she wants -- she needs -- to free Sam from his demons . . . to help heal the rift between father and son. But in doing so, she'll put her own vulnerable heart in jeopardy.
It's July in Whisper Creek. And as a blazing wildfire sears the land, the heat of emotion rages through its residents. But when the flames die down, will there be a place left to rebuild lost hopes and dreams?
November Mourns by Tom Piccirilli
Two years ago Shad Jenkins went to prison for assaulting his sister's attacker. Now he has returned to the southern mountain town of Moon Run Hollow, only to find that Megan is dead. No one knows how she died- or why she was found on Gospel Trail Road, a dirt path leading up to the gorge high above the Chatalaha River, where victims of yellow fever were once brough to die. Navigating a world filled with abnormal children and clandestine snake handlers, one that is slowly being poisoned by illegal moonshine, Shad must pierce the townsfolk's superstitions and terrible secrets to find out the truth about his sister's death. But the Blood Dreams he's suffered from since childhood have taken on an eerie urgency, revealing to Shad the nightmarish form of an unseen adversary. Plagued by the wraths that haunt the holllow, Shadfinds himself increasingly unsure of his own sanity as he begins to piece together what may have happened to his sister- and who exactly his enemy is.....
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