From USA Today bestselling author Jackie Weger and author Jerri Hines comes a powerful southern saga. Set against the backdrop of World War II, this gripping page-turning mystery will have you reading through the night.
Sin is in the air…
August 1943. The revival has come to the small Appalachian Mountain town Oak Flatt. The gospel is preached, and hymns fill the air, reawakening hope for those crowded beneath the big-flap tent. Cady Blue is there, praying for the soldiers fighting in the war raging overseas, for those less fortunate, and for the bells to cease—bells no one hears but her.
In a town where most consider her a simpleton, Cady Blue has a strange sense of foreboding when secrets threaten the very soul of the town. A missing child. A mysterious death. Clandestine love affairs… Whispers abound, splitting the mountain people and the townsfolk further apart. Cady Blue finds herself torn between the two sides when she discovers an attraction to the town war hero, Matt Pritchard.
Despite assertions that the threat is in the past, Cady Blue realizes that something is still very, very wrong. She can feel a lingering evil that threatens her chance for happiness. And she must uncover the deadly truth before it’s too late.
What readers are saying about Jackie’s books:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ms. Weger’s writing style is honest and down-to-earth. Her characters are well developed, realistic, and draw you in quickly.” — Big Al’s Books and Pals Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jackie Weger writes fluently, understandably, makes it flow with pitch and power.” — Read Along with Sue
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jackie Weger is a gem. I found her writing very unique and comfortable and so annoyingly beautiful.” — Coffeeholic Bookworm
What readers are saying about Jerri’s books:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ms. Hines’s books have such a rich, vibrant epic feel to them.” — Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jerri Hines has her own distinct mark in historical romances.” — Book Club Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jerri Hines has just become one of my very favorite authors.” — Goodreads
Sert in the waning months of WW2, the Waking Bell presents heart-warming story of a girl's coming of age in a rural community. Suspicion, a missing child, and rumors abound. Cady Blue will capture your heart as she navigates the confusing nature of love, family dynamics, secrets, and doubts.