Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly....Review & Giveaway!

I have highlighted a few great children's books today so how about something for the grownups now?  Last week I read a fantastic booked called The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly and I can't wait to share it with you.  Here are the details...


Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from Tom Franklin, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly
The year is 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. Arriving in the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, Mississippi, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene.
Ingersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other. He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted.
When Ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive. Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it—in each other. 

This book was such a great read.  I love so many things about it.  First off, it is a historical fiction piece which tends to be my favorite genre.  In the story you are right in the midst of Great Mississippi Flood and I found myself transported right back to 1927 along with the characters.  I really loved that the authors are a husband and wife team and they work magically together.  The have masterfully created characters you care about and whose voices practically jump off the pages.  The ending had me at the end of my seat and I stayed up way too late finishing it!  This books is a love story, crime novel, mystery and so much more.  In a nutshell?  A MUST read!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon....
 
 I am so excited to tell you that the publisher, William Morrow, is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of The Tilted World! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

22 comments:

Stephen Alexander said...

No I haven't read either of them!

Carl Scott said...

I've not read either of them yet but this sounds excellent. Thanks for the giveaway.

slb3334 said...

I have not heard of either.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I have never heard of either of these authors.

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read anything by either author. Thanks for having the giveaway.

lilsnobelle said...

NO I have not.

Lilith Katz said...

I haven't read either of them but this book sounds really good

Elizabeth Harrison said...

I haven't read either! What a beautiful cover though. Really well put together!

helpful heather said...

i havent but looks like a great read!

Brigette Streeper said...

I have not, but I love reading from new authors!

Nancy said...

These are both " new to me " authors.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Tara Carlson said...

I haven't read anything by either of these authors yet, but the book sounds like one I'd really enjoy!

slehan said...

No, I haven't but look forward to reading when I win.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Jeremy said...

No, haven't read anything by those authors.

Nicole C. said...

No, I have never read either of them, but this book has been on my to be read list for a while!!

Danielle jones said...

No i haven't read anything from them.

Candie L said...

No, I have to admit I have not read anything from them. Thank you

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ape2016 said...

No, I have not read anything by the authors.

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Melinda said...

I've never read anything by either of them.

JJT said...

WIll be the first time reading a book by either of these authors. jtretin at aol dot com

Diana said...

I have not read either author
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Ashley Fryer said...

I've never read either of them, but am always looking for new authors.