"Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer." Pat Conroy
She held him prisoner. He set her free.
A moonshiner s downtrodden wife. A federal agent in search of illegal stills. A love neither expected. A situation about to explode.
When her cruel husband, Hamp, kidnaps Mac, an FBI agent working undercover as a whiskey revenuer, Merdie Lee is given the job of caring for him. Against all common sense, Mac and Merdie Lee, a midwife and aspiring country-western singer, fall in love. Mac becomes determined to rescue her from her dangerous, abusive situation. Tensions boil out of control after a blackmailing sheriff pushes Hamp over the edge.
No one may come out of the pine woods of South Georgia alive.
"Filled with tension and drama." Publishers Weekly
"Nothing is as it first appears in this odd but engaging love story." Library Journal
"Sensuous, swift, full of sparkling twists, [Daugharty's] is a voice so rich that a single page can be thrilling." The New York Times Book Review
Janice Daugharty s 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT, (HarperCollins), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and two short story collections. She serves as writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Tifton, Georgia.
Visit the author at www.janicedaugharty.com