THE STORY KEEPER
Wingate’s latest tale is beautifully crafted and has so many layers to appeal to readers — history, a contemporary love story, a bit of mystery and details about the book publishing industry. Jen’s character is endearing and the plot moves at a quick pace to keep readers enthralled and turning pages to discover what happens next.
Jen Gibbs is the new kid on the block at a New York publishing company, trying to prove her worth. When she finds an anonymously authored old manuscript on her desk she is immediately captivated by the story. The chapters chronicle a young, mixed-race woman in Appalachia — a place Jen hails from as well and would like to leave behind. Yet the land calls — both to Jen’s roots and to her quest to find the author and the rest of the book. What she finds is surprising to her and the others she is close with. (TYNDALE, Sep., 400 pp., $14.99)