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Win a Copy of The Maze at Jo Huddleston’s Blog!

26 Jul

Fellow Southerner and author, Jo Huddleston, is graciously hosting a giveaway for a copy of my novel, The Maze, on her blog.  Head on over and check it out.  While you’re at it, give her Caney Creek series a look.  


In the meantime, here are some of my thoughts about her novel, That Summer:  That Summer is a heart-tugging romance set in simpler times that turn out to be anything but simple. Jo Huddleston paints a realistic picture both of the Great Depression era and the continuous struggle of the human heart. At times, we all are forced to choose between following our own desires and following God. The author shows that conflict in a very real way that not only teaches a lesson, but does so in a way that serves as a mirror, forcing us to examine our own lives and the choices we have made.

The story is rendered with a keen eye to detail, and at times I felt like I knew what it must have been like to live in the Southern Appalachians during the late 1920’s. The book is rich both in character and in setting, and I would willingly take a trip back to Caney Creek again soon. Highly recommended.