Welcome Readers and thank you for giving Millie a voice.

It’s hard to believe Into the Free has received two 2013 Christy Awards (Debut Novel of the Year and BOOK OF THE YEAR) and the 2013 Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award. It also was chosen as one of five finalists for the 2014 University of Mississippi community reads selection. I’ve had to pinch myself more than a few times.

Thank you for helping this little story become a New York Times and USA TODAY Bestseller (and now an INTERNATIONAL bestseller thanks to our Dutch readers).

Now, after such strong reader support, the sequel has hit shelves!

I hope you’ll enjoy reading this next phase of Millie’s story in When Mountains Move,which was listed as a LifeWay Best Read of 2013 and shortlisted for 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best. PLUS, it has just won the 2014 Carol Award in the Historical Fiction category!

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Also, be sure to join us on the Southern Belle View porch, where ten award-winning female authors gather each week to blog about all things southern.

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WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE is NOW Available in Stores and Online.

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Read the first two chapters of WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE online for free!

Plus you can read the first chapter of INTO THE FREE, too!


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