For sisters Violet and Trudy, a hidden past isn’t past at all.

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A Place to Land

For sisters Violet and Trudy, a hidden past isn’t past at all.

Paperback release July 11, 2023!

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.

About Lauren

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.


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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

“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

“A Lauren K. Denton novel is like a whispered secret from a dear friend, and her latest lyrical stunner is no exception. A Place to Land captures the gray areas of life in all their complexity and questions whether we can ever really move on from the past."

—Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

“Lauren K. Denton is a master at crafting deeply meaningful stories that explore the relationships that give life purpose, beauty, and richness. A Place to Land is a touching tribute to sisterhood, first loves, and promises kept.”

—Susan Meissner, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

“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

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