The Reading Lessons

10 Apr

I’ve been a little bit quiet again lately, but that’s because my face hurts. Like literally, my TMJ is being horrible. BUT! I really can’t sit still today because I just caught this book trailer and… yeah. Carole Lanham’s latest. Everyone’s probably heard me go on and on about The Whisper Jar and my love for it, so you can imagine how excited I am for The Reading Lessons.


And look, it’s so pretty!

The Reading Lessons

The Reading Lessons
by Carole Lanham

Mississippi 1920: Nine year old servant, Hadley Crump, finds himself drawn into a secret world when he is invited to join wealthy Lucinda Browning’s dirty book club. No one suspects that the bi-racial son of the cook is anything more to Lucinda than a charitable obligation, but behind closed doors, O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright. What begins as a breathless investigation into the more juicy parts of literature quickly becomes a consuming and life-long habit for two people who would not otherwise be left alone together. As lynchings erupt across the South and the serving staff is slowly cut to make way for new mechanical household conveniences, Hadley begins to understand how dangerous and precarious his situation is.

The Reading Lessons follows the lives of two people born into a world that is unforgiving as a Hangman’s knot. Divided by skin color and joined by books, Hadley and Lucinda are forced to come together in the only place that will allow it, a land of printed words and dark secrets.

** Coming Summer 2013 **

ETA: Changing this to a link to the trailer! Apparently something’s all funky with the feed. Hopefully this fixes it. TRAILER HERE YAY!


One Response to “The Reading Lessons”

  1. Rebecca Hamilton April 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I can’t wait for this to be released!

    Here is a sign up form for anyone who wants to be notified so they don’t miss the special new release discount (also signing up automatically enters the person for a chance to win a free copy!)

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