Books by Deborah Smith

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The Biscuit Witch

Deborah Smith is the consummate southern storyteller. Filled with humor, charm, and emotion, her books are love songs to the south, and home, and family. The Biscuit Witch, a novella tied to a previous novel, The Crossroads Cafe, is a welcome addition to her playlist. In it we are introduced to Tall ...

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A Gentle Rain

A Gentle Rain is a pleasing blend of contemporary romance and women’s fiction and is a delightfully heartwarming story of a woman’s struggle to find herself after her world is turned upside down and finding love along the way. Plus, it’s set in the south and I’m always a little partial to a ...

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Hold on Tight

I have to admit, I was thinking of giving up on Deborah Smith. Though I loved A Place to Call Home, I haven't been wowed by a book of hers since, and I was losing my enthusiasm for her writing. But I had this old Loveswept, Hold on Tight, in my TBR, and I thought, "Oh, what the heck. I'll give her o ...

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Alice at Heart

One chilly February morning as Alice Riley takes her daily swim in the lake by her mountain cabin, two things happen to change her life. First, she hears the scream of a small child, the granddaughter of the state governor, whose life Alice saves from drowning. Secondly, as she races across the lake ...

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The Stone Flower Garden

I would categorize myself as somewhat of a Deborah Smith fan. I loved, absolutely loved A Place to Call Home. Reading it was one of the highlights of last year for me. The problem is, that none of Smith's other books have really knocked it out of the park for me like that one did. The Stone Flower G ...

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On Bear Mountain

Don't pick up this book looking for a fast read. Instead, expect a lovingly told story that can meander at times but makes you want to soak each word up and maybe appreciate your family a bit more. Because On Bear Mountain is above all other things a story about the power of family. Ursula Powell ...

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When Venus Fell

When Venus Fell is one of the best books I've read all year. Venus Arinelli, former child prodigy and concert pianist, now plays in dives all around the country, lives in an RV and avoids the government. She also protects her fragile sister Ella. Venus distrusts the government because her fat ...

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A Place To Call Home

A Place to Call Home is one of the best contemporary romances I have read in a long time. It takes place in Dunderry, Georgia - a small town populated by the descendants of Irish immigrants, the most prominent of whom are the Malloy and Delaney families. Claire Malloy is the main character and the s ...