Excerpt from The Story Keeper

If you’re in Calgary, I hope you will join me for readings by nine local authors (including me) at the Owl’s Nest this Thursday at 7:00. It would be great to see you face to face.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, this book would be a good Mother’s Day gift for you or your mom! I just started Lisa Wingate’s The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) and am finding it an intriguing story. In a story within a story, protagonist Jen Gibbs is led by a mysterious manuscript to return to her own roots and acknowledge and explore her past.

And then I noticed it. Another detail that hadn’t been the same yesterday. A brown craft-paper envelope, the crease along its edge sun-washed white as if it had been sitting long near  window. It rested on the corner of my desk, slightly cockeyed.

Lisa Wingate, The Story Keeper

Successful New York editor, Jen Gibbs, is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing — until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper‘s hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she’d left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she’s willing to pay.

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