Thyme of Death


By Susan Wittig Albert

China Bayles has it all – a prestigious Houston law practice, money, power – but it’s not enough. Realizing that her career is turning her into somebody she doesn’t like, China does what many people only dream of doing: She relocates to a small town to begin anew. However she soon learns that while she can move from the city, she can’t escape blackmail and murder.


The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love


By Jill Conner Browne

To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them. Unlike other beauty queens, the Jackson, Mississippi Sweet Potato Queens are self-crowned, rule for life and are real women; figure flaws and all. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles-gone-bad has been the toast of Jackson with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love, their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. The life-affirming final chapter reminds readers of life’s many options: “Life may indeed be short, but it is, for a fact, wide.”

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