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Leslie Hooton in conversation with Colleen Oakley
November 9, 2021 @ 11:30 pm UTC+0
We’re delighted to welcome authors Leslie Hooton and Colleen Oakley for an in-person book signing event. Book purchase from either author required. Of course, you can but all their books too!
THE SECRET OF RAINY DAYS
Nina Barnes Enloe, “Little Bit,” grew up in the shadow of her imposing grandmother and her best friend Win–who did, in fact, win at everything. Bit thought she had escaped her grandmother’s grip by starting over in New York City, but an unexpected death takes her back to the colorful town and people of Erob, Alabama. Bit’s world turns upside down as she faces who she was and learns who she is becoming.
THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND
Piper Parrish’s life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom’s crab boat capsized and his body wasn’t recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper?
Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Oakley delivers an unforgettable love story about an eccentric community, a grieving widow, and an outsider who slowly learns that sometimes faith is more important than the facts.