Here's the second of Abingdon's launch novels in its new fiction line: Gone to Green by Judy Christie.
Gone to Green is my first novel and the result of a writing journey that started with a diary in elementary school. I've kept a journal ever since -- and have all of them. I have been blessed to work with Abingdon Press, which publishes my Hurry Less, Worry Less nonfiction series, and heard about their possible interest in fiction just as I was finishing Gone to Green. I wrote the novel when I turned 50, a promise I had made to myself. I certainly wish I had started writing fiction earlier because I enjoy it immensely. I'm now working on the second of the Green series.
About Gone to Green:
Lois Barker trades her life as a corporate journalist at a large paper in the Midwest for ownership of The Green News-Item, a twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. As the not-so-proud new owner, Lois is obliged to keep the paper for at least a year, despite her doubts and fears. When she pulls into Green on New Year’s Day, her expectation of a charming little town full of friendly people is shattered. Instead, she must battle prejudice and financial corruption, while making friends and enemies with a host of fascinating characters who will change her life. As challenges unfold, her year in Green results in a newfound faith and unexpected blessings.