We are thrilled to reveal the cover of Ashley Farley’s latest novel, Her Sister’s Shoes, to you today.
While Ashley’s choice of the eye-catching cover should be enough to convince you to buy the book, this synopsis should whet your appetite even more in planning your summer reading:
Her Sister’s Shoes is a contemporary women’s novel that proves the healing power of family. Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.
In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.
Lucky me, I got a pre-release copy, and I loved it! In fact I told Ashley that I hated for the story to end. The three sisters around whom the story revolves are so relatable, and their challenges provide enough suspense to keep you reading late into the night without losing their realism. I am so in awe of good storytellers, and Ashley is becoming a great one! If you are a fan of Dorothea Benton Frank’sLowcountry tales, you’ve got to read Ashley’s new book.
After you finish it, I bet you will want to take a road-trip to the town of Prospect where most of the story takes place. Though the beautifully-described small town is just a figment of Ashley’s imagination, she has included on her website photos of images (like the one above of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina) that inspired her as she was writing Her Sister’s Shoes. I am already hoping that she will choose to revisit the book’s setting in a future work.
If you need a good read before June 24th, why not download Ashley’s first novel, Saving Ben?It’s a very different story but also filled with sibling relations and suspense. Set in Charlottesville and Carter’s Creek, Virginia, our RVA followers will recognize many of the locations her college-aged characters visit. This weekend you can download it on Amazonfor only $.99.
As most great novelists do, Ashley writes about the places she knows. She was born and raised in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Since graduating from college in North Carolina, where she met her Richmond-born-and-bred husband, Ashley has lived in Virginia and raised her now college-aged children here right alongside many of the posse. You can visit Ashley at her favorite writing spot located on Carter’s Creek in Writer . . . in Residence.
You will be hearing more about Her Sister’s Shoes as the publication date approaches, but for now we are delighted to put it on your radar. It’s a perfect beach read written by one of the posse. Why not reserve your copy now?
March 27, 2015