top of page
2017 FAPA President's Book Award: Gold: Adult Fiction Historical Forty years after a hurricane destroyed the house where Lisbeth was exiled, her daughter, Claire is bringing the house back to life. The past and its evils are awakened as the ruins are disturbed, laying bare the sins of a time when Jim Crow ruled the South, when depravity took place behind lace curtains, and when interracial love could get you killed. Weaving her longing for lasting affection into her search for what her mother fled and why, Claire finds a web of connections that lead to a murder, a supreme act of sacrifice, and at last, redemption and love.
bottom of page