SUMMER IN THE SOUTH
This is the perfect blend of Southern charm, intrigue, sophistication and romance that makes a great summer read. Holton has a way of putting the reader inside the character’s body. Readers will feel as if they become Ava.
After a personal tragedy, Chicago writer Ava Dabrowski quits her job to spend the summer in Woodburn, Tenn., and write her novel, at the invitation of her old college friend Will Fraser and his two great-aunts, Josephine and Fanny Woodburn. When she arrives she realizes the Will she once knew is now the man of her dreams. However, her nose for a good story may threaten her relationship with Will when she uncovers a mystery about his family. (BALLANTINE, Jun., 352 pp., $25.00)