SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LUCK AND TRUST
Richards’ second Goddess Anonymous novel is a rich deeply moving Southern- fried novel that speaks to you, heart and soul, mixing mystery, romance and Lowcountry fiction in one empowering read. Her perfectly cast narrative enlightens, entertains and educates as it flows smoothly throughout the tale. Her unforgettable, enigmatic fully developed characters will bring joy and fear. For optimum understanding, this series should be read in order.
Christy Haviland is released from prison, illiterate, without many options and hiding deadly secrets. When the women from Goddess House step in to help, she’s not used to compassion and is wary. Her choices could be costly, because trust comes with consequences and the healing created in Goddess House could be lost. The women bequeathed the Goddess House legacy are all committed to helping Christy, none more than educator Georgia Ferguson, whose recent clue to her own murky past is opening doors, some better left closed, but a handsome stranger could be her silver lining. (MIRA, Jul., 400 pp., $14.95)