I broke my ankle recently and spent an additional two weeks feeling sorry for myself, but I'm back in the saddle, as they say, and eager to get my website rolling again.
My new book is at the publishers and will be out in a couple of months. It's titled: THE ABBEY, after a fictitious plantation just down river from TRUE BLUE, the location of my first novel.
THE ABBEY has a twist; something connects the women of the Abbey, and it will be up to the reader to figure it out. The Abbey is the story of four different women who lived on the plantation over a period of 150 years. There is a bit of truth attached to each of the women--their counterparts actually lived long ago.
The storyline tells the story of hurricanes, the building of the largest slave chapel in South Carolina, revolt in Haiti, the glitz of Charleston, the aftermath of the WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, the staggering poverty that ensued and the Lowcountry's gradual rebirth.
Those who have read it have all agreed that they liked the book even better than SARAH'S SECRET, not so much because of the characters, but because there is so much going on.
This photograph is scheduled to be featured on the new book's cover. It is the portrait of my friend's great-grandmother, Madeline. Madeline lived to be very old and was loved by everyone. Once the designer has finished the cover, I'll show it to you. I hope you will like it. I hope I'll like it. Book covers don't grow on trees, you know. You can buy one for as little as $10, but they look like $10 covers. I'm paying a lot for my cover, but I think it will be work it. I just hope it is as pretty as SARAH'S SECRET cover.