I’ve almost been grieving my lack of an actual book club lately. So much so that I figured it was time to host another read-a-long. I wanted something interesting and life affirming. The book I selected for this read-a-long is The River Witch by Kimberly Brock. Kimberly is a first time author and her book is published by Belle Books.
Description from the Author’s Website
Roslyn Byrne is twenty-four years old, broken in body, heart and soul. Her career as a professional ballet dancer ended with a car wreck and a miscarriage, leaving her lost and grieving. She needs a new path, but she doesn’t have the least idea how or where to start. With some shoving from her very Southern mama, she immures herself for the summer on Manny’s Island, Georgia, one of the Sea Isles, to recover. There Roslyn finds a ten-year-old girl, Damascus, who brings alligators, pumpkins and hoodoo into her sorry life.
Roslyn rents a house from Damascus’s family, the Trezevants, a strange bunch. One of the cousins, Nonnie, who works in the family’s market, sees things Roslyn is pretty sure she shouldn’t, and knows things regular people don’t. Between the Trezevant secrets and Damascus’s blatant snooping and meddling, Roslyn finds herself caught in a mysterious stew of the past and present, the music of the river, the dead and the dying who haunt the riverbank, and finding the courage to live her new life.
If you’d like to discover a little more about this book, Kimberly has the first two chapters available on her website.
Participation and Giveaway
I am planning on reading this novel the week of September 24th. I will be posting a discussion topic on Friday the 28th. Feel free to drop in and discuss the book with me throughout that weekend. If you’re like me, sometimes it’s easier to comment after work.
Would you like to join us? The author has graciously offered to send one lucky participant a copy of the book! If you leave a comment below by Monday, August 20th, I will select one person to receive a free copy of the book.
If you can’t wait, you can purchase the book from:
I am looking forward to reading and discussing this book and I truly hope you’ll join me!