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Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse PROMO + GIVEAWAY

January 4, 2018

Genre: Southern Fiction / Christian

Publisher: Revell

Date of Publication: January 2, 2018

Number of Pages: 352

 

Isaac believed in luck. But from Pete’s point of view, Isaac’s luck had all run out.

 

When Pete McLean loses his father in the summer of 1962, his friend Isaac is one of the few people he can lean on. Though their worlds are as different as black and white, friendship knows no color. So when Isaac suddenly goes missing, Pete is determined to find out what happened—no matter what it costs him. His quest will lead him into parts of town that he knows only through rumors and introduce him to a girl who will change his life. What they discover together will change the small Southern town of Glory, Alabama—forever.

 

With vivid descriptions, palpable atmosphere, and unforgettable characters, debut novelist Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into the rural South of the 1960s—a place where ordinary people struggle to find their footing in a social landscape that is shifting beneath their feet.

 

PRAISE FOR MISSING ISAAC

 

“Valerie Fraser Luesse’s beautiful story reveals the human heart that always beats beneath the headlines. In the process, she movingly illuminates not only the spirit of a special region but the soul of every human being who ever dared to care. Missing Isaac will break—and then heal—your heart.” 

—J. I. Baker, journalist and author of The Empty Glass 

 

“Welcome debut novelist Valerie Fraser Luesse to the legions of gifted Southern writers before her. Missing Isaac is the first of what we hope will be many more tales from this talented writer.”—Nancy Dorman-Hickson, coauthor of Diplomacy and Diamonds and a former editor for Progressive Farmer and Southern Living magazines

 

“Valerie Luesse has an ear for dialogue, an eye for detail, and a profound gift for storytelling. She breathes life into these colorful Southern characters and this quirky Alabama town from the first page.” —Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living magazine

 

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TOP 15 SOUTHERN PLACES
GUARANTEED TO INSPIRE STORIES

By Valerie Fraser Luesse

  • Acadian Louisiana (Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, New Iberville, LA 1)

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast

  • Texas Hill Country (goes without saying, during bluebonnet season)

  • Charleston & South Carolina’s Lowcountry

  • North Carolina’s Outer Banks

  • The Mississippi Delta (especially Dockery Plantation, home of blues great Charlie Patton)

  • The Great River Road, which follows the Mississippi

  • Old Town Key West (at night)

  • The Overseas Highway

  • St. Augustine, Florida

  • Scenic Highway A1A

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Savannah, Georgia

  • Aiken, South Carolina (a horse country jewel)

  • Apalachicola, Florida

 

 

 

Valerie Fraser Luesse is an award-winning writer and a senior travel editor for Southern Living. Specializing in stories about unique pockets of Southern culture, Luesse has published major pieces on the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana’s Acadian Prairie, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She lives in Alabama.

 

Author Links: Website ║ Facebook

Grand Prize: Print Copy of Missing Isaac, Print Copy of Southern Living Annual Recipes 2017, Handmade Leather Journal (9"x5");

2ND PRIZE: Copy of Missing Isaac + $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card;

3RD PRIZE: Copy of Missing Isaac + $10 Starbucks Gift Card

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