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
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....
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