A Place to Land
For sisters Violet and Trudy, a hidden past isn’t past at all.
Coming October 4, 2022
About A Place to Land
USA Today bestselling author Lauren K. Denton delivers another distinctly Southern story that shimmers with beauty and possibility.
Violet Figg and her sister Trudy have lived a quiet life in Sugar Bend ever since a night forty years ago stole Trudy’s voice and cemented Violet’s role as Trudy’s fierce and loyal protector. When a boat rises to the surface of Little River in the middle of the night, the present and the no-longer-buried past clash, and the future is at stake for Violet, Trudy, and those they’ve come to love.
I have a trunk in the basement that is full to the top with journals, most of them tattered and spiral-bound. My first journal was actually a diary, complete with little gold key. It had a puffy turquoise and pink cover, and I bought it at Bel Air Mall in Mobile. I have a vivid memory of sitting on a bench outside the pet store (malls used to have pet stores?!) and writing on that first crisp, pink page.
Praise for Lauren
“Well-developed, genuine characters and a well-crafted plot that embodies the tenuous ties between family are the highlights of this story. With a Southern backdrop, this poignant tale about sisters...will resonate with readers. A truly remarkable read.”
—Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, author of ONLY EVER HER and Co-Founder of She Reads
on GLORY ROAD
“THE SUMMER HOUSE is a tender book, sweetly told by an author with a gift for a well-written sentence and an honest voice.”
—Southern Literary Review
“Denton has crafted a story both powerful and enchanting: a don't-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.”
—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author
on THE HIDEAWAY
“A poignant and heartfelt tale of sisterhood, motherhood, and marriage, HURRICANE SEASON deftly examines the role that coming to terms with the past plays in creating a hopeful future. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives.
—Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple
“THE HIDEAWAY is the heartwarmingly southern story about the families we are given—and the families we choose. Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines… make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.”
—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
“Once again, Lauren Denton brings her lyrical writing and compelling characters to a story that will enthrall readers from page one.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
on HURRICANE SEASON
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The Summer House
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Happy Sunday, friends! First of all, I need to apologize−I’ve been away from my blog (and newsletter, if you read those too) for a couple months now, which means I’ve missed my Sunday Dishes with you. The end of school crush plus a handful of life’s curve balls have pulled me away from my…Read More