GONE TO GREEN
Christie adds a fresh take to the familiar big-city-girl-adjusts-to-small-town-life plot. Well-developed characters keep the pages turning quickly. Christie's first-hand knowledge working in the news business shines through, giving the story an authentic feel.
Lois Barker's amazed when she becomes the new owner of the Green News-Item, a newspaper in Green, La. Determined to stay in Green long enough to prepare the paper for sale, Lois packs up her belongings and leaves the bustling city behind for what she imagines is a quaint, uneventful rural town. What she finds in Green will keep her on her journalistic toes while challenging her new-found faith. (ABINGDON, Aug., 224 pp., $13.99)