Mary Bet Hartsoe is tough, humble, independent, and enduring—a true North Carolina heroine. . . . Thompson perfectly captures the Carolina Piedmont’s sight, sounds, and flavors and convincingly depicts the turn-of-the-century South.

Publishers Weekly

on Love and Lament


A new historical novel from the author of The Reservoir, this family saga features a sweet yet tough young woman who is tested to the limits of endurance. Her strength and devotion in the face of difficulty give her hope.

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