The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves. Part historical narrative, part oral history, part personal story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves in the Family is, in the words of Pat Conroy, "a work of breathtaking generosity and courage, a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'"
In his charming debut, first published in 2001, Mark Dunn took readers on a journey through the eyes of Ella Minnow Pea, a young woman forced to create another clever turn of phrase in order to save the islanders’ beloved language.
There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury—and everyone's sex drive. When newspaper owner Jamie Swift runs into millionaire playboy Max Holt, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off—and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to follow Max like moths to a flame, and Jamie suspects he's all wrong for her. Meanwhile, the lingerie shop is having a sale on edible underwear, the bakery's selling aphrodisiac-laced brownies and x-rated birthday cakes, and even Jamie's dog is dodging passes from an amorous French poodle! But when someone starts bumping off some of the town's more annoying citizens, all clues lead straight to the new personals section in Jamie's newspaper. Pretty soon, things are getting hot and heavy, as Max and Jamie start uncovering secrets...and undressing each other.
Fast-paced action, steamy sex, suspense, and lots of laughs—it's the Full series from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich
"Bursting with action, adventure, and amusement."—The Road to Romance
Full Blast is the fourth book in the Full Series from Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes.