BEST Books by Cathie Martin

Swan Point

Swan Point Bestselling author Sherryl Woods revisits “the Sweet Magnolias” as she draws readers back into Serenity, South Carolina.  After her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has purchased a home in  Swan Point, moving her children and herself back home, ready for a new independent beginning.  She is barely moved in, when Gabe Franklin, prior bad-boy of…

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Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap Big Stone Gap is a beautiful little town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where Ave Maria Mulligan is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster.  She is a thirty-five year old pharmacist who suddenly is staving off marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the…

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The Wonder Of All Things

The Wonder Of All Things I don’t normally gravitate toward books that deal in the paranormal, but Jason Mott grabbed my attention from the first paragraph!  I loved this novel of love, sacrifice and miracles.  Ava and Wash are thirteen and are the best of friends- a tragedy occurs, Wash is injured, but Ava is…

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A Life Intercepted

A Life Intercepted Charles Martin at his best! Loved this story – I am always reminded of the worst and better parts of people when reading a Martin novel. In A Life Intercepted, I learned a bit about football – and a lot about love, forgiveness and redemption! Martin gives us a perfect reminder of…

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The Sunday Wife

The Sunday Wife I read “The Sunday Wife” a while ago and really enjoy Cassandra King’s writing.  This novel touches on the life of a pastor’s wife who never quite fit into the mold of a minister’s spouse.  After twenty years of marriage, as her husband is assigned to an even larger church, she is…

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The Tattered Quilt

The Tattered Quilt Wanda Brunstetter tells an engaging tale in Book 2 of the Quilting Club series.  Brunstetter mixes Amish with English, rough with genteel, as the Quilting Club opens for a second class session to new students as well as old favorites.  As the members of the patchwork group gather to work on quilt…

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Rock Harbor Search And Rescue

Search And Rescue Colleen Coble delights readers of all ages with her Rock Harbor series which is based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “Rock Harbor Search and Rescue,” is a middle grade fiction novel, but adults will enjoy the suspense and mystery, just as well.  Readers will follow Emily who dreams of being trained…

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The Road From Gap Creek

The Road From Gap Creek Robert Morgan revisits Gap Creek, in this wonderful story, set during World War II and the Great Depression.  He tells the tale of Annie and her family struggles in the Appalachian landscape.  American history is told through the ordinary family making their way through an extraordinary time.  Fact and fiction…

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The Queen Of The Big Time

The Queen Of The Big Time Adriana Trigiani draws reader into the small-town life of an Italian-American family, through three generations with The Queen of the Big Time.   Drawing from Adriana’s grandmother’s experience in owning and operating a factory, a beautiful story is told of the Castellucas who have settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania, with the…

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Stay Close

Stay Close Harlen Coben is another “favorite” of mine.  In Stay Close, Megan is a soccer mom who at one time was quite wild.  Now she is settled, with two children, a husband, a lovely home and a growing sense of unease.  Ray and Jack make up the other parts of the story.  Three people…

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