Monday, February 24, 2014
Release Day: Secrets Gone South
Will Garrett hadn’t seen Arabelle in years. Now a much sought after artisan woodworker, he’d come a long way since his days of teenage poverty in Mill Town. Arabelle was still as elusive to him as the Hope diamond but nothing could have stopped him from offering her comfort.
Now, it’s two and a half years later and Arabelle is back in town—and she’s not alone. She is determined that Will never learn that the child she claims to have adopted it actually their biological son.
But all it takes is just one look…
Arabelle and Will find themselves on a bad road paved with guilt, fury, blame, and maybe just a little love.
Release day is always exciting and wonderful but this one is also bittersweet because Secrets Gone South is the last book in the series.
It’s all over but the crying and there was some of that, too. After four books and a novella, Stephanie and I knew it was time to say goodbye to Merritt, Alabama and the Gone South gang. It would be so easy to stay.
Even now, Lou Anne is standing in the door of the diner saying, “Come on in, girls. I’ve got a hot peach cobbler and a fresh pot of coffee.” Nathan’s team hasn’t won a State Championship yet and that would be sweet to see. Marcia, down at the Blossom Shop, has always got some new gossip and Lucy never was able to get Sophie Ann McGowan a tea service to suit her.
Yes. It would be easy to stay but hard to live with because we know it’s time to go.
But before we wave goodbye for good, we are going to take more walk down Main Street with our readers and introduce them to Will and Arabelle. Maybe we’ll stop in at Heavenly Confections where it all started. If we’re in luck, Missy, Lucy, Tolly, and Arabelle will be there to have a treat and pay Lanie a visit.
We hope you’ll join us.
Have you ever read a series and felt the author should have ended it five books back?