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Dogwood Blues Paperback – February 26, 2015
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This sassy first novel from Brenda Sutton Rose captures some of the conflicted and captivating characters of a rapidly changing South. ~~ Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
Dogwood Blues by Brenda Sutton Rose is a work of classic small-town fiction, evoking memories of Cold Sassy Tree.~~ Janice Daugharty, author of Earl in the Yellow Shirt
Filled with humor and pain, bitterness and redemption, this atmospheric novel offers glimpses of wisdom in unlikely places and invites the reader to choose compassion above all else. ~~ Elizabeth Jennings, author of The Button Collector
It would be serious business if it weren't so lighthearted and funny. ~~ Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, recipient of an American Book Award
"Do you like books that are fun and full of awesome characters? Did you love Steel Magnolias and/or Fried Green Tomatoes? Check out this debut novel from Brenda Sutton Rose, DOGWOOD BLUES."
Book Review by Judy Thomas of "Welcome To My World of Dreams."
From the Author
I spent many hours, many days at the Alapaha River while writing Dogwood Blues. When I was a teenager, my youngest brother and I often hunted for arrowheads and other treasures near the river. Joel, my brother, died suddenly in 2010, and that's when I scrapped the novel I was writing at the time. In the quiet hours of the night, I wrote my way through my grief; I wrote what would later become part of Dogwood Blues.
This work of southern fiction is about a small town dealing with change, with malicious gossip, with controversy; yet the story is about so much more. It is a story of forgiveness; it is a story of love; it is a story of redemption. And I hope my readers hear in Dogwood Blues the love song I wrote for my brother about the Alapaha River.
My website is at authorbrendasuttonrose.com. I can be found at Brenda Sutton Rose Author on Facebook. And my Twitter is Sutton_Rose214.
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I wanted to read this book slow and easy, reluctant to let it end, but the story would not wait for me and as the action picked up I found myself lost in the lives of these people. Laughing with them, worrying about them, and holding my breath as events unfolded, I found myself at the end before I had even realized it had happened. I hope that the author continues the story, but if not ... thank you for the great ride.