“Annaliese From Off is a compelling story set in 1900’s Georgia, a world where both pristine land and human souls are entwined in their destinies. With vivid language and powerful characters, Lindy Carter takes the reader deep into a heart conflicted with profound needs and cultural expectations. I am enthralled with Annaliese, her brave life and her risky choices.”

Patti Callahan Henry
New York Times bestselling author

Annaliese From Off follows the story of young wife and mother Annaliese Stregal who, in 1900, reluctantly leaves her comfortable life in Louisville, Kentucky to live in a Georgia lumber camp as her attorney husband and his brother set up a lumber business. Joining her there is the sister-in-law she loathes, a prickly feminist who hounds her to embrace the women’s issues of the day, including discovering the power of one’s own sexuality. Just as they strike a truce, the women realize the extent of the environmental devastation their husbands are causing and must unite to stop them. But Annaliese is left on her own to save her family and the mountains she has come to love.

370 pages

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“In the face of the timbering holocaust that swept through the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1900’s, Annaliese confronts those who would slash every tree. Mother, lumber mill owner, innovator, Annaliese discovers her strengths and passion as she thwarts male domination and greed. You’ll cheer her on every step of the way. Annaliese, Sound and True is a beautiful, evocative book from an important new voice in fiction.” 

Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times bestselling author

In this sequel to Annalise From Off, Annaliese Stregal wants to try the new sustainable forestry principles being rolled out by a German forester at the Biltmore estate in North Carolina. Despite threats from her male timbering colleagues, she pushes forward to protect her forests, her children, and her newly found self.

194 pages

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“Like the hunted rice birds of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, two desperate women—an Irish indentured servant and an enslaved servant—flee antebellum Charleston in this meticulously researched and beautifully crafted odyssey to freedom. The Rice Birds is an atmospheric, unforgettable novel that dives into the tumultuous years preceding the Civil War to reveal the determination, perseverance, and courage of remarkable women in search of self, family, and home.  I loved it.”

Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times bestselling author

In 1849, twin sisters fleeing Ireland’s famine arrive at New York’s seaport. Only Nora is allowed to get on the boat to South Carolina to fulfill her work contract. On her employer’s vast rice plantation, an enslaved worker—Pearl—befriends her. After one of them commits a crime, the girls flee to Charleston, a dangerous place for runaways. Nora frantically seeks to get back to her sister, while Pearl tries to find her mother before heading north. Meanwhile, an old enemy’s illegal transatlantic scheme is about to derail the girls’ plans.

290 pages