“He’s a gambler at best. A con artist at worst.” her aunt had said of
the handlebar-mustached man who snatched Ella Wallace away from her
dreams of studying art in France.

Eighteen years later, that man has
disappeared, leaving Ella alone and struggling to support her three
sons. While the world is embroiled in World War I, Ella fights her own
personal battle to keep the mystical Florida land that has been in her
family for generations from the hands of an unscrupulous banker. When a
mysterious man arrives at Ella’s door in an unconventional way, he
convinces her he can help her avoid foreclosure, and a tenuous trust
begins. But as the fight for Ella’s land intensifies, it becomes evident
that things are not as they appear. Hypocrisy and murder soon shake the
coastal town of Apalachicola and jeopardize Ella’s family.

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About The Author

Michael Morris is the author of the award winning novel, A Place Called Wiregrass, and Slow Way Home, named one of the best novels of the year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the St. Louis Dispatch. His novella, Live Like You Were Dying, was a finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. A native of rural Florida, he currently resides in Alabama.

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