The Secret Sense of Wildflower Southern Historical Fiction Best Book of 2012

The Secret Sense of Wildflower   Southern Historical Fiction  Best Book of 2012
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN: 9780983588238
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Sense of Wildflower Southern Historical Fiction Best Book of 2012 Book Excerpt:

The story of Louisa May "Wildflower" McAllister whose life has been shaped around the recent death of her beloved father in a sawmill accident. While her mother hardens in her grief, Wildflower and her three sisters must cope with their loss themselves, as well as with the demands of daily survival.

Secret Sense of Wildflower Southern Historical Fiction Best Book of 2012

Secret Sense of Wildflower   Southern Historical Fiction  Best Book of 2012
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-04
ISBN: 9780998105079
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Sense of Wildflower Southern Historical Fiction Best Book of 2012 Book Excerpt:

Set in 1940s Appalachia, The Secret Sense of Wildflower tells the story of Louisa May "Wildflower" McAllister whose life has been shaped around the recent death of her beloved father in a sawmill accident. While her mother hardens in her grief, Wildflower and her three sisters must cope with their loss themselves, as well with as the demands of daily survival. Despite these hardships, Wildflower has a resilience that is forged with humor, a love of the land, and an endless supply of questions to God. When Johnny Monroe, the town's teenage ne'er-do-well, sets his sights on Wildflower, she must draw on the strength of her relations, both living and dead, to deal with his threat. With prose as lush and colorful as the American South, The Secret Sense of Wildflower is powerful and poignant, brimming with energy and angst, humor and hope. In its ability to create a truly original Southern voice, The Secret Sense of Wildflower establishes Gabriel as a thoughtful and powerful Southern writer.

Lily s Song

Lily s Song
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN: 9780998105086
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily s Song Book Excerpt:

A mother's secrets, a daughter's dream, and a family's loyalty are masterfully interwoven in this much-anticipated sequel to Amazon #1 bestseller The Secret Sense of Wildflower. "Wildflower" McAllister's daughter, Lily, now 14, struggles with her mother's reluctance to tell her who her father is. When a stranger appears on the family doorstep, drunk and evoking ghosts from the past, it threatens to break the close-knit McAllister family apart. Meanwhile, Wildflower has a deep secret of her own. When Lily discovers it by accident, it changes everything she thought she knew about her mother. The events that follow silence the singing she dreamed of sharing with the world. With her signature metaphors, Gabriel weaves a compelling tale that captures the resilience and strength of both mother and daughter, as secrets revealed test their strong bond and ultimately change their lives forever. Set in 1956 southern Appalachia, Lily's Song stands on its own, and readers who are new to Gabriel will be drawn into the world she so skillfully depicts. As a sequel, it will captivate fans of The Secret Sense of Wildflower (a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012), who have eagerly awaited more.

Grace Grits and Ghosts Southern Short Stories

Grace  Grits and Ghosts  Southern Short Stories
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Wild Lily Arts
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace Grits and Ghosts Southern Short Stories Book Excerpt:

This delightful collection of short stories from bestselling author Susan Gabriel (The Secret Sense of Wildflower, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012 and Amazon & Nook #1 bestseller), is rich in humor, as well as mystery and meaning. Whether white or black, living or dead, down home country or upscale urban, Gabriel’s characters are quirky, poignant and deep. They include: A Gullah woman using folk magic to cast her latest spell. A girl coming-of-age dealing with death in 1940s Tennessee. A wealthy Savannah matriarch with gastrointestinal issues guarding family secrets. A good ol’ boy observing himself shortly after his death. An agoraphobic woman striking up a unique friendship with the girl across the street. And a band of seventy-year-olds finding healing in a mountain stream. Written in the tradition of Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, the eight short stories in Grace, Grits and Ghosts: Southern Short Stories are all rooted in the southern landscape—from the steamy coast of Georgia, to the current day Atlanta suburbs, to the ancient Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Pull up a rocker on the front porch, take a sip of your sweet iced tea and lose yourself in these original stories of soulful southerners and their sultry landscape.

Daisy s Fortune

Daisy s Fortune
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 9780998105093
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daisy s Fortune Book Excerpt:

She must return to the place that twice brought her shame. She'll have one final chance to save someone else.Tennessee, 1982. Wildflower McAllister thought she'd put the past behind her. But when she learns her mother is dying, she digs deep and returns to the small mountain town that stole her innocence and cast her out. And she has no choice but to pull her thirteen-year-old granddaughter Daisy right back into the ghosts of her painful history.As her mother passes, Wildflower's grief turns to despair when Daisy's fortune is read, predicting a dark future and the return of sinister threats. With her granddaughter keeping a terrible secret, Wildflower's distress forces her to call upon the community that rejected her to prevent another tragedy from playing out in front of her eyes.Can Wildflower stop a harrowing legacy from spreading to another generation?Daisy's Fortune is the emotional conclusion to the Wildflower Trilogy. If you like strong women, generational tales, and the power of family and the land to heal, then you'll adore Susan Gabriel's compelling finale.Book 1: The Secret Sense of WildflowerBook 2: Lily's SongBook 3: Daisy's Fortune

Southern Secrets Susan Gabriel Southern Fiction Box Set

Southern Secrets  Susan Gabriel Southern Fiction Box Set
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Wild Lily Arts
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Secrets Susan Gabriel Southern Fiction Box Set Book Excerpt:

Southern fiction lovers will enjoy this exclusive two book box set from acclaimed Southern author Susan Gabriel. It features two of her most popular novels, Temple Secrets and The Secret Sense of Wildflower (a Kirkus Review Best Book of 2012). Save 33% off the separate ebooks and 66% off the paperback prices! Temple Secrets Fans of The Help and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will delight in this comic novel of family secrets by acclaimed writer, Susan Gabriel (The Secret Sense of Wildflower, a Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews). Every family has secrets, but the elite Temple family of Savannah has more than most. To maintain their influence, they've been documenting the indiscretions of other prestigious southern families, dating as far back as the Civil War. When someone begins leaking these tantalizing tidbits to the newspaper, the entire city of Savannah, Georgia is rocking with secrets. The current keeper of the secrets and matriarch of the Temple clan is Iris, a woman of unpredictable gastrointestinal illnesses and an extra streak of meanness that even the ghosts in the Temple mansion avoid. When Iris unexpectedly dies, the consequences are far flung and significant, not only to her family—who get in line to inherit the historic family mansion—but to Savannah itself. At the heart of the story is Old Sally, an expert in Gullah folk magic, who some suspect cast a voodoo curse on Iris. At 100 years of age, Old Sally keeps a wise eye over the whole boisterous business of secrets and the settling of Iris's estate. In the Temple family, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a secret. “The secrets and lies of Savannah, Georgia’s upper crust come to light in Gabriel’s Southern Gothic novel. Gabriel unfolds her story deftly, with well-paced revelations about the complicated relationships between the mansion’s white and black inhabitants…Gabriel also evokes the Spanish moss–covered atmosphere of ghost-filled Savannah, and the Temple mansion in particular, with satisfying spookiness…The author’s thoughtfulness about masters and slaves, employers and servants, and family relations also contributes to a satisfying read. Savannah’s atmosphere, culture, and history flavor this engaging tale of intertwined families.” – Kirkus Reviews The Secret Sense of Wildflower The Secret Sense of Wildflower earned a coveted Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews and was named by Kirkus as a Best Books of 2012. Set in 1940s Appalachia, The Secret Sense of Wildflower tells the story of Louisa May “Wildflower” McAllister whose life has been shaped around the recent death of her beloved father in a sawmill accident. While her mother hardens in her grief, Wildflower and her three sisters must cope with their loss themselves, as well as with the demands of daily survival. Despite these hardships, Wildflower has a resilience that is forged with humor, a love of the land, and an endless supply of questions to God, who she isn't so sure she agrees with. When Johnny Monroe, the town’s teenage ne’er-do-well, sets his sights on Wildflower, she must draw on the strength of her relations, both living and dead, to deal with his threat. With prose as lush and colorful as the American South, The Secret Sense of Wildflower is powerful and poignant, brimming with energy and angst, humor and hope. "A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read.” - Kirkus Reviews Get two great southern novels for one great price!

Trueluck Summer

Trueluck Summer
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-10
ISBN: 9780998105000
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trueluck Summer Book Excerpt:

In Charleston, South Carolina, 1964, Ida Trueluck, her 12-year-old granddaughter, Trudy, and her friends, a white girl and a black boy, attempt the impossible: to take down the Confederate flag that flies atop the South Carolina State House. A captivating novel about courage and the risks and rewards of trying to make the world a better place.

Fearless Writing for Women Extreme Encouragement and Writing Inspiration

Fearless Writing for Women  Extreme Encouragement and Writing Inspiration
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Susan Gabriel
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 0983588252
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fearless Writing for Women Extreme Encouragement and Writing Inspiration Book Excerpt:

Whether you are new to writing or an experienced veteran, this wonderful book by acclaimed author Susan Gabriel will provide you with inspiration, writing tips and encouragement to get going again and keep going. Here's what thrilled women writers are saying about this groundbreaking book: "I will keep referring to this little gift of insight throughout the year. Thanks for the encouragement, the dose of reality, and most of all, the inspiration." - S. Evans "...reflects in a sophisticated yet highly readable voice on many aspects of the writer's life. It will inspire many creative people, whether writers or not. The book definitely lived up to its title." - Krista L. "Full of inspiration and pointers from Susan Gabriel and other authors to boost your creativity - it's an all-around excellent book - I'd highly recommend it!" - S. Burnside "A ton of great tips and inspiration that often apply to life in general, as well as to writing....inspiration and enthusiasm to get you started." - S. Lunsford In addition to sharing from her own experience as a writer for over 15 years, Gabriel also reflects on thoughts and experiences from a wide variety of writers and other inspiring people including Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Harriet Tubman, Ursula Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Kathryn Hackett, Hillary Clinton, Alice Munro, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Fran Lebowitz, Brene Brown, Emily Dickinson, Anne Tyler, Harper Lee, Elizabeth George, Anne LaMott, Nora Ephron, Gail Godwin, May Sarton, Willa Cather, Marianne Williamson, Carson McCullers, Sue Monk Kidd, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Geena Davis, Martha Beck, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tina Fey and others. You'll enjoy the wide ranging and inspiring essays, including: Where ideas come from The art of "shitty" first drafts A lesson from Tina Fey 101 excuses why people don't write Writers who are also mothers Kill your darlings What writers can learn from coyotes It's never too late to start your writing career ... and much more. Download Fearless Writing for Women right now and start getting inspired!

Gullah Secrets

Gullah Secrets
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Wild Lily Arts
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-09
ISBN: 9780998105062
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gullah Secrets Book Excerpt:

A family legacy in danger. A stranger in their midst. Do they have the strength to survive the gathering storm of secrets? For the Temple women, the winds of change are blowing. And if they're not careful, it could sweep them all away... After rising from Temple servant to tea shop owner, Violet finally feels in charge of her destiny. While learning Gullah folk magic from her aging grandmother, she worries much of her cultural heritage will be lost to the grave. Is there enough time for Old Sally to pass down all her special wisdom? Bride-to-be Queenie has never felt younger at heart. Engaged to the man of her dreams, the feisty sixty-year-old won't let anything ruin her big day--not even ancestral ghosts or a mysterious wedding crasher. Rose's southern roots run deep. Even after three decades away, she can still feel the shadow of her deceased high-society mother watching her every move. Can she shake her ghost and find a place among her family? With a storm of trouble brewing across the island, the Temple women will have to survive more than a force of nature to put their ghosts to rest... Gullah Secrets is the sequel to the bestselling novel Temple Secrets. If you like Southern gothic literature, characters you won't want to close the cover on, and locations steeped in history, then you'll love this hilarious and warmhearted saga. Buy Gullah Secrets today to unlock a compelling tale of family ties and tempests!

Temple Secrets Series

Temple Secrets Series
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 9780998105048
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Secrets Series Book Excerpt:

2 books in 1 volume: Temple Secrets (400+ reviews) & Gullah Secrets. Save 27% over individual books! Temple Secrets: A town held together with secrets. A wealthy widow looking for an heir. One choice could shame high society into submission. Temple Secrets is a hilarious novel with a Southern gothic flair. If you like wisecracking humor, headstrong women, and twisty mysteries, then you'll love this compelling tale of an unconventional inheritance. Gullah Secrets (Sequel to Temple Secrets): A family legacy in danger. A stranger in their midst. Do they have the strength to survive the gathering storm of secrets? For the Temple women, the winds of change are blowing. And if they're not careful, it could sweep them all away? Gullah Secrets is the sequel to the bestselling novel Temple Secrets. If you like Southern gothic literature, characters you won't want to close the cover on, and locations steeped in history, then you'll love this hilarious and warmhearted saga.

Gullah Secrets

Gullah Secrets
Author: Susan Gabriel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN: 9780998105017
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gullah Secrets Book Excerpt:

Gullah Secrets is the sequel to the bestselling novel Temple Secrets. If you like Southern gothic literature, characters you won't want to close the cover on, and locations steeped in history, then you'll love this hilarious and warmhearted saga.

Wildflowers of the Western Cascades

Wildflowers of the Western Cascades
Author: Robert A. Ross
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780881920789
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildflowers of the Western Cascades Book Excerpt:

A practical field guide to a rich wildflower area, this book combines useful plant descriptions with truly spectacular photographs. All the wildflowers are found on Oregon's Iron Mountain in the Cascades, but the book is useful throughout the region.

Wildflower Folklore

Wildflower Folklore
Author: Laura C. Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildflower Folklore Book Excerpt:

Discusses the characteristics, names, habitats, and uses of more than a hundred wildflowers and examines the legends associated with the flowers