I know this one is way early in the year to post, but I am so excited to see it that I had to share it right away. It's due out October 7, 2014 from Abingdon Press. I love Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad novels. This novella takes place in the same area and with some of the same characters at Christmas time. I love the way she is able to tie together past and present and folklore or folksong to make a great story. I look forward to it even at novella length.
From the publisher:
When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowwood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.
In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.
What book are you waiting on this week?