A Place to Land

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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 04 Nov 2022

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"A delightful Southern story extolling the deep bond of sisters, Lauren Denton’s?A Place to?Land?has a heartwarming tone as it unravels a 40-year-old mystery coming back to haunt a cast of small-town characters whose lives are entwined in Sugar Bend, Alabama." --New York Journal of Books.

Violet Figg and her sister Trudy have lived a quiet life in Sugar Bend, Alabama, since a night forty years ago that stole Trudy's voice and cemented Violet's role as her sister's fierce and loyal protector. Now Trudy spends her days making sculptures from found objects and speaking through notes written on scraps of paper, while Violet runs their art shop, monitors bird activity up and down the water, and tries not to think of the one great love she gave up to keep her sister safe.

Eighteen-year-old Maya knows where everyone else belongs, but she's been searching for her own place since her grandmother died seven years ago. Moving in and out of strangers' houses has left her exhausted. After seeing a flyer on a gas station window for a place called Sugar Bend, Maya chooses to follow the strange pull she feels and finds herself on the doorstep of an art shop called Two Sisters.

When a boat rises to the surface of Little River in the middle of the night, the present and no-longer-buried past collide, and the future becomes uncertain for Maya, Violet, and Trudy. As history creeps continuously closer to the present and old secrets come to light, the sisters must decide to face the truth of what happened that night forty years ago, or risk losing each other and those they've come to love.

"A touching tribute to sisterhood, first loves, and promises kept." --Susan Meissner, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

"A delightful Southern story extolling the deep bond of sisters, Lauren Denton’s?A Place to?Land?has a heartwarming tone as it unravels a 40-year-old mystery coming back to haunt a cast of small-town...

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I love Lauren Denton I think her books are so magical!!!!

Violet and Trudy are sisters living in sugarbend. A sweet little coast town, they have been living comfortable for a very long time till a boat emerges and a secret comes out, and a missing husband, will this secret destroy these sisters or bring them closer together.

I love anything by her so I may be bias but I loved it!!! Thanks netgallery for the arc!!

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Excellent read! The family and community connections in this book were so heartwarming all while wrapped around a “who done it” mystery.

I’m a huge fan of this author. Anything new she brings, I’m reading!

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Lauren K Denton's newest book is a beautiful story of sisters and true love. Finding love, losing it, and finding it again and realizing that true love us found in families as well as out in the world.

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Denton's books are must reads for me. I don't need to know the synopsis, this is a book I will buy blind. That being said, she once again did not disappoint and gave us another beautiful story. She's made a name for herself in southern fiction and A Place to Land only anchors her name more. Characters you care for and Southern descriptions so clear, you'd swear you're there. A wonderful southern read.

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