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Bittersweet (China Bayles)


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In this exciting new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets him...  Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsvil...

Susan Wittig Albert’s award-winning fiction, which has appeared on the bestseller list, includes mysteries in the series, the , and a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries she has written with her husband, Bill Albert, under the pseudonym of .

Bloodroot by Susan Wittig Albert. # 10 in the China Bayles series.

In 1928, Rose Wilder Lane—world traveler, journalist, much-published magazine writer—returned from an Albanian sojourn to her parents’ Ozark farm. Almanzo Wilder was 71, Laura 61, and Rose felt obligated to stay and help. To make life easier, she built them a new home, while she and Helen Boylston transformed the farmhouse into a rural writing retreat and filled it with visiting New Yorkers. Rose sold magazine stories to pay the bills for both households, and despite the subterranean tension between mother and daughter, life seemed good.

Then came the Crash. Rose’s money vanished, the magazine market dried up, and the Depression darkened the nation. That’s when Laura wrote her autobiography, “Pioneer Girl,” the story of growing up in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, on the Kansas prairie, and by the shores of Silver Lake. The rest—the eight remarkable books that followed—is literary history.

But it isn’t the history we thought we knew. For the surprising truth is that Laura’s stories were publishable only with Rose’s expert rewriting. Based on Rose’s unpublished diaries and Laura’s letters, A Wilder Rose tells the true story of the decade-long, intensive, and often troubled collaboration that produced the Little House books—the collaboration that Rose and Laura deliberately hid from their agent, editors, reviewers, and readers.

Why did the two women conceal their writing partnership? What made them commit what amounts to one of the longest-running deceptions in American literature? And what happened in those years to change Rose from a left-leaning liberal to a passionate Libertarian?

In this impeccably researched novel and with a deep insight into the book-writing business gained from her own experience as an author and coauthor, Susan Wittig Albert follows the clues that take us straight to the heart of this fascinating literary mystery.

Kirkus‘ Best Indie Fiction for 2013!

Witches' Bane (China Bayles 2): Susan Wittig Albert:

When Susan Wittig Albert asked if I would review her book about Laura and her daughter, Rose, I felt a thrill and a momentary glimpse into those days of reading the Little House books under the sycamore in front of our house.

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert transports readers to the summer of 1934, when a sensational murder shakes up the small Southern town of Darling, Alabama -- and pulls in the ladies of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club, who neve...