I’ve talked on several occasions about my love for Carole Lanham’s “The Whisper Jar” and my eagerness to read her debut novel, “The Reading Lessons”. Finally the time to dig into the pages of “The Reading Lessons” has come, Carole Lanham’s novel was released on January, 9th by Immortal Ink Publishing and I have already started nibbling between its covers. If you don’t have a copy of Carole Lanham’s novel yet or if you are not already convinced to buy one you can enter in a Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of the four trade paperback editions of “The Reading Lessons” offered as prize there. The giveaway ends on February, 14th and is open to the residents of United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada and you can follow this link to enter into the competition. Good luck to all!
Mississippi 1920: Nine year old servant, Hadley Crump, finds himself drawn into a secret world when he is invited to join wealthy Lucinda Browning’s dirty book club. No one suspects that the bi-racial son of the cook is anything more to Lucinda than a charitable obligation, but behind closed doors, O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright. What begins as a breathless investigation into the more juicy parts of literature quickly becomes a consuming and life-long habit for two people who would not otherwise be left alone together. As lynchings erupt across the South and the serving staff is slowly cut to make way for new mechanical household conveniences, Hadley begins to understand how dangerous and precarious his situation is.
The Reading Lessons follows the lives of two people born into a world that is unforgiving as a Hangman’s knot. Divided by skin color and joined by books, Hadley and Lucinda are forced to come together in the only place that will allow it, a land of printed words and dark secrets.