The Language Of Silence
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Featuring: Ellen; Lola
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Following in the footsteps of her tiger-taming grandmother,
a woman flees her abusive husband to join the circus in this
masterful, heartfelt work of women’s fiction.
Peggy Webb won raves for her debut novel, The Tender Mercy
of Roses*, with novelist Pat Conroy calling her “a truly
gifted writer.” Now Webb has crafted a poignant portrayal of
a woman on the edge seeking solace in the past.
Nobody in the family talks about Ellen’s grandmother Lola,
who was swallowed up by the circus and emerged as a woman
who tamed tigers and got away scot-free for killing her
husband. When Ellen’s husband, Wayne, beats her nearly to
death, she runs to the only place she knows where a woman
can completely disappear—the same Big Top that once
sheltered her grandmother. Though the circus moves from one
town to the next, Wayne tracks it, and Ellen, relentlessly.
At the same time, Ellen learns more about her feisty, fiery
relative, and the heritage that is hers for the taking—if
she dares. With her violent husband hot on her trail, Ellen
must learn to stand up and fight for herself, to break the
cycle of abuse, and pass down a story of love and redemption
to her children.
15 comments posted.
Re: The Language Of Silence
I love Southern Fiction!
(Lisa Garrett 3:45pm May 7, 2014)
Your books all sound like amazing reads. I love covers. They're very unique and beautiful. I can't wait to read these.
(Linda Luinstra 7:16pm May 7, 2014)
Thanks, Lisa and Linda. I look forward to meeting many of my wonderful readers as I tour bookstores this summer with these two novels!
(Peggy Webb 9:33pm May 7, 2014)
What wonderful books! Love the covers. Thanks for sharing your writing experience.
(Bonnie H 10:08pm May 7, 2014)
Sound like incredible, compelling, deep reads. Congratulations on your success.
(Lisa Hutson 12:01pm May 8, 2014)
Could you please
post a link for the pre orders? The Oleander Sisters and Language of Silence.
(Lisa Hutson 12:04pm May 8, 2014)
Love your books! Another favorite is The Tender Mercy of Roses
written as Anna Michaels.
(Mary C 12:29pm May 8, 2014)
Love the south. Moved to TX two years ago from PA. Can't wait to read
(Michelle Schafer 1:13am May 8, 2014)
My Mother always loved Strawberry ice cream, and since she's
no longer with me, I would love to have a bowl!! These
books sound wonderful, and I have them on my TBR list!! I
am so glad that you decided to go under both pen names and
write under both genres, so that we get a taste of your
writing skills. These books should be a real treat to usher
in the Spring!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us
today, and have a very Happy Mother's Day!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:46am May 8, 2014)
Love the cover and the title!
(Denise Austin 3:26pm May 8, 2014)
Would love to read any of your books under either name
(Rachel Collings 3:31pm May 8, 2014)
Loved The Sweetest Hallelujah....can't wait to read your new release. P.S. I review on Goodreads.
(Susan Coster 5:54pm May 8, 2014)
The books sound great, especially the Southern Cousins series.
(Pam Howell 10:42am May 9, 2014)
Although I am from the north Eastern part of the country, I too, enjoy Southern fiction. These books both sound very entertaining,
(Ann Martinisi 12:26pm May 9, 2014)
I remember being attracted by the "Language of silence", so I think that a
book from the same author could actually be interesting~
(Valeria Beccari 3:39pm May 9, 2014)
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