Hemlock’s ‘Fury’ selected for October book club

The Storytellers of Appalachia Book Club invites you to “read with us” on the second Thursday of each month at Conquest Books, 323 15th Street in Ashland.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 13. The book of the month is “Fury in the Shadows” by Ashland, Kentucky-based author Rebecca Hemlock.

Image shows a book against a forested background with the words "She wants to forget the past. But remembering could save her life."

The book is a Christian mystery and suspense novel with a touch of romance. The main character,  Jessica Everett, is a social worker who spends her days saving women from abusive relationships and is good at what she does. At least, she thought so until she became the only witness to the murder of a young woman she was supposed to protect. When she becomes the killer’s next target, Jessica must fight to survive with the help of her ex-boyfriend, Michael Redman, the local deputy sheriff. Battling guilt and trying to evade a killer, Jess must guard her heart against the man she never stopped loving, because this can’t be God’s plan for her life. Right?

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Hemlock is an award-winning author who has written articles, books, and short stories for many years. She is currently a member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers, and her books have also made it to the Amazon.com #1 bestseller list several times. Aside from writing romance and suspense, Rebecca enjoys writing children’s fiction. She has a total of 3 children’s books, all published under the name R.C. Burch from 2016 to 2017. Rebecca holds a degree in English and an Appalachian Studies certificate in Creative Writing. She lives in Eastern Kentucky with her husband and children.

The Storytellers of Appalachia Book Club reads books written by authors living in and/or writing about the Appalachian region. The group can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/appalachianbookclub.

Published by Gwen Clayton

Gwen Clayton is a freelance writer living in Ashland, Kentucky. She is the former editor of the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, and has written for numerous other publications since 1986. Her first book, the paranormal thriller "Fermata Cellars," was published in 2016, and her Bible-inspired short story, "Purr: A story of love, lions and a Hebrew named Daniel," was released in 2019. She recently finished writing, "Zinfandel’s Grimoire," which is the sequel to 'Fermata;' that book is in the editing and design phase of publication. Her current works in progress include the third book in the Rivervine Trilogy, tentatively titled, "Comatis Unveiled," and the nonfiction, "Dragon's Poker Table: A rocker chick's breast cancer journey." Her books are independently published under the imprint, Rivervine LLC. In addition to writing books, Clayton contracts as a copywriter for local, small businesses.

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