Tree of Lives

by Elizabeth Garden

An epic story about the power of words and actions, and the legacy of violence and abuse passed down through generations — and the redeeming strength of one singular woman to overcome the effects of a horrific secret. Ruth, a clear-eyed young artist with a promising future, is stymied at every turn by men who seek to maintain power over her. Gripping and inspiring, Tree of Lives spans the 20th century, and in following Ruth’s development, demonstrates how feisty and independent women paved the way in the fight for social equality as the decades unraveled. Ambitious and tender, at the heart of this novel is the story of one woman who made her own way with wit, grit, luck and a wide open heart.

Come Back

by Sally Crosiar

”I was hooked from the first chapter — couldn’t put it down!” Vi Masters would rather eat nails than go back to the small town she fled at 17. But this time, she can’t say no. How bad can three days be? Four narrators expose manipulations, and worse that sent Vi packing, and the changes her return to Freedom, Iowa, wreak on their lives. Will a marriage survive? Will Vi save other girls from her fate even knowing Nate will never be able to accept what she did to survive? Will he? ”Our book club loved this novel!”
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