ARC Review: A Southern Season Anthology

by - October 30, 2018


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, and Ane Mulligan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Pull up a front porch swing and enjoy learning more about this collection from 4 great authors :)

A Southern Season
by Multiple Authors
Published by: Firefly Southern Fiction
November 1st, 2018
Genre: Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher (Via JustReads Tours)
Rating: 2.5 Stars

     Four seasons. Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing.

Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak 
     When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive author and the compassion of a shrimp-boat preacher thaw Kerry's frigid heart? 
Lillie Beth in Summer by Eva Marie Everson 
     With the untimely death of his wife, Dr. James Gillespie believes God has abandoned him. He also believes he's never met anyone like the young widow Lillie Beth, whose beloved Granny lies dying at home, and who sees a God who sweeps hope through a farmhouse window. Can a young woman whose husband died in Vietnam restore a faith that is all but dead. 
Through an Autumn Window by Claire Fullerton 
     Because her larger than life mother Daphne Goodwyn is dead, forty-year-old Cate returns to Memphis with one thought in mind: something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral. But surrounded by the well-mannered society that raised her, the nostalgic rites of a three-day, autumn mourning bring the unexpected gift of the end of sibling rivalry. 
A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan
     With Broadway stardom within her reach, Morgan James returns home in winter to help an old friend. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but when she sees him again, an old flame rekindles. When she's called back to NYC to take the lead in a new musical, will fame be worth losing the man she loves?

     This is an anthology about people that lost their faith in God and their hartening path to finding Him again.

     I have to be honest and say that it was an okay read for me. The characters of this stories all lost their faith in God after they lost a loved one. I know there are people out there that go thru this and that many find their way back into God's grace, others don't and to many others, it just brings them closer to the Lord.

     And I did enjoy some of this stories more than others but I think for the topic it concentrates on, this stories should have been longer and deeper. You didn't have time to connect with the characters before they decided to seek God's forgiveness. And in one story I was more concerned about a supporting character than the person who the story was actually about.

     I think that if every individual author takes their story and expand it and give the characters more flesh I would definitively enjoy some of them. As it stands it is an okay book for me but maybe it will touch someone who is angry with God or is much more in touch with the Lord.


This copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of it or the content of my review.


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Eva Marie Everson (Lillie Beth in Summer) is a multiple award-winning author and speaker. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference & North Georgia Christian Writers Conference.  

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Claire Fullerton (Through an Autumn Window) is the author of Mourning Dove, Dancing to an Irish Reel, and A Portal in Time. She is a transplanted Southerner from Memphis now living in Malibu, California.

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Ane Mulligan (A Magnolia Blooms in Winter) writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet iced tea. She's an award-winning, multi-published novelist and playwright, who believes chocolate and coffee are two of the four major food groups.

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Linda  Yezak
Linda W. Yezak (Ice Melts in Spring) lives with her husband and PB, the original scaredy cat, in a forest in Deep East Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. Author of several novels, novellas, and short stories, she is best known for her award-winning Circle Bar Ranch series.  

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Southern Season, signed by all 4 authors! (US only)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 30, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 5, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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