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In April 1936, in Tupelo, Mississippi, a massive F5 tornado ripped through the town, killing more than 200 people. However, history records the suffering and loss of only one side of the population. During the aftermath, the African-American citizens affected by this horrific event were not included in the final numbers. Minrose Gwin grew up […]

Maya Angelou was an amazing wordsmith. Not only was she an incredible author and actress, she truly believed in equality and overcoming history. Over the past several decades, there have been numerous collections of her work. However, it wasn’t until 2015 that Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry was published. This hardback book has ribbed pages […]

Sara Jenkins lives a lovely life in New Orleans. She owns a thriving antique shop, and her home is clutter-free. She prefers it when things in life are routine and normal… unlike her childhood. Growing up in The Hideaway with her eccentric grandmother allowed for numerous embarrassing moments. The Hideaway was once a beautiful, Victorian […]

Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne(Magic Tree House series #27) It is Thanksgiving Day, Annie and Jack’s family are head to their grandparent’s house. However, Annie gets a feeling they are supposed to go to the tree house. Their tree house has magical powers, it can send them anywhere in the world. Jack and […]

Facebook has a way of connecting people with their friends from the past; however, Cindy Sweet never expected to hear from Ryan Quinlan. Ryan was a Warrant Officer in the Vietnam War, and the man she loved with all of her heart. When his chopper was taken down and there were no survivors, Cindy found […]

  Ascension of Larks By Rachel Linden Maggie Henry is used to traveling to remote villages all around the world and documenting people’s daily lives. She learned the hard way that she can help change people’s lives by photographing their hardships. However, when Maggie receives word that her best friend’s husband, Marco, has passed unexpectedly, […]

  Beach House for Rent By Mary Alice Monroe Cara Rutledge is a survivor, just like her family’s historic beach house – and thanks to this house, Cara has fond memories from her childhood. When she decides to rent her place out for the summer, she is introduced to a young, shy artist, Heather Wyatt, who […]

  Before We Were Yours By Lisa Wingate Present day, in Aiken, South Carolina, Avery Stafford has returned home to reestablish her residency. Her father is a Senator and has recently been diagnosed with cancer; therefore Avery’s role is to help her family, while also silently preparing to take on a governmental career. Avery is […]