Thursday, November 15, 2018

I love Books with a Local Setting

Books set in Nashville TN are fairly common but I really like it when I come across a novel set in small town Tennessee.

One of the things Bill and I like to do in the spring and fall is to take a daytrip to some Tennessee small town for lunch and self guided tour. There are many picturesque little towns in Middle and East Tennessee. West Tennessee too, but those are usually an overnighter for us.

Home to Walnut Ridge by Diane Moody is the latest Tennessee book I've read. It was great! I actually stayed up past midnight reading it. The setting is a fictitious town in East Tennessee (at least I couldn't find it on the map or on Google) but I've seen many little mountain towns similar to Diane's descriptions. There is a restaurant in the book that is a real place in Monteagle. It is quite famous. It involves Al Capone and his mistress. You will have to read the book to learn what happens there. The little shop on the cover is a real place too.  The author comments at the end of the book will tell you where it's located.

I give it five stars. Check  it out for yourself and post your opinion here when you are done reading.

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