Linda Sullivan recommends two bestsellers

Susan EspirituOur Town Readers

Book Whisperer Linda Sullivan once again previews bestselling novels from historical fiction to realistic fiction in The House Girl and The Beach House.

The House Girl is historical fiction Sullivan says will captivate the reader and especially the listener if you choose the audiobook as she did. Two settings interweave an 1852 Virginian slave girl with a modern-day New York City female lawyer.

House Girl is author Tara Conklin’s debut novel. It was a New York times bestseller, and has been translated into eight languages. Before becoming a writer, Tara Conklin worked for an international human rights organization as well as corporate law firms in London and New York. Born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, she grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Seattle with her family where she writes and teaches others to do the same.

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe is one of this author’s 27 books, most reaching the New York Times bestselling list. This novel also reached the pinnacle of being a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie as well.

Linda tempts us with the plot: Character Cara Rutledge returns South to her childhood home in the Lowcountry after losing her job in Chicago. She learns life’s most precious lessons in a place she had locked her heart against: true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

Mary Alice Monroe has a home in South Carolina and North Carolina. When not writing, she is with her family or championing the cause of wildlife as she is an active conservationist, serving with multiple environmental organizations.

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