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This is a little piece I wrote on one of those days . . . Know-it-all   I know you. Sure, I realize you want to say ‘no you fucking don’t’, but I do. I know how you want to … Continue reading

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Novels

Unfurling LilyCircle of Three is a novel about the fragility of family, sisterhood, youth and self. Paul is a widower and detective who has lost himself. His daughters are fraternal twins, one at Princeton, one in Brooklyn, in many ways one easy and one hard. Both girls make mistakes the winter of their twentieth year as their father struggles to move forward despite a huge misstep involving a young suspect in one of his cases. We all make mistakes. The question is: What is unforgivable? Between sisters? Father and daughters?

Read the opening chapters HERE. Or better yet, buy the book in the Kindle store on Amazon or via the Kindle app on your handheld or tablet.

Unfurling LilyUnfurling Lily is my first novel (other than the mysteries I first wrote, see below) and follows a woman’s return home to the South to make peace with her motherand herself. Lily lives a careful life in Seattle, as different as she could make it from her crazy childhood. But now her mother is dying and her sister in pain. Lily begins to realize that along with her childhood, she’s turned away from the one thing that truly feeds her soul – painting. Only fear and anger stand in her way, but how huge those obstacles can be if we let them.

Read the opening chapters HERE. Or better yet, buy the book in the Kindle store on Amazon or via the Kindle app on your handheld or tablet.

Jordan Falls is a mystery set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about a young widow who heads to her grandfather’s cabin to settle his estate and finds there both large questions about her future as a corporate lawyer and the truth behind her grandfather’s death. This is actually the second Jordan Taylor book I wrote, but have never been happy enough with the original to publish it. I couldn’t quite leave the character behind, though, so she ended up at Lake Toxaway, where I spent precious days by the falls as a child.

Read the opening chapters HERE. Also available on Amazon in print or digital format, though please look for my pen name, L.D. Thornton.