I highly recommend these two books and authors.
It was the first book by Joshilyn Jackson I had read but I really enjoyed it. She is a southern woman and captures the the southern character and soul so well.This book is at once funny and sad and leaves you guessing till the end but most of all it is about the love of family both biological and those we find on our own.The name of the book is Gods In Alabama.
A Change of Heart is just a fun , fast read. It is about a Quaker pastor and his community in Ohio. It is just one of those feel good reads that makes you want to live there.Gulley's writing makes me think so much of Jan Karon's Mitfor series.
The other two books I am about to read One is a biography of Ansel Adams. He was such a great photographer with such a deep love of nature that I think this will be an interesting read. The other book by Geraldine Brooks is historical in nature and with a little bit of mystery and suspense thrown in -People of the Book.