Homespun marks the captivating finale to The Silk Trilogy. This Southern Gothic family saga tells of the lives and loves of three consecutive generations of resilient women, each profoundly affected by a single antagonist in the form of intense, inflexible Jessie Bell. Jessie presents her burgeoning obsession with Clayton from the very first chapter while traversing the Lowcountry en route to Charleston in 1899, and she’s just as single-minded and dangerous three decades later, at the trilogy’s conclusion.
This third volume heralds a new antagonist, however, in Zingle Caddell, who doesn’t regret the destruction left in his wake so much as he is annoyed by it. Figuring no man can continue to have such bad luck, Zingle is waiting for his fortunes to improve. He knows what he likes–alcohol, women, and family, in about that order–and he’ll continue on with them as before. That is, until he’s surprised by a violent encounter with his match, Jessie Bell, when her stepdaughter doesn’t come home as expected. Bad blood is rampant between the Bells and the Caddells by the time Jessie’s daughter and Zingle’s nephew unwittingly fall in love. Forbidden to see one another, the couple must decide how much they’re willing to risk.
“My character-driven historical fiction grips readers’ emotions and surprises them with unexpected twists,” says Sophia Alexander. This multi-award-winning author brings a unique, cinematic flair to storytelling. Her goal is to pull readers into an unforgettable story filled with well-rounded, relatable characters. “The Silk Trilogy touches readers’ hearts–and their innermost fears and desires. Laced with humor, this richly layered historical fiction depicts Southern culture in the early 20th century while reflecting on universal themes of love and betrayal, hope and despair.”
The Silk Trilogy has received positive reviews from renowned literary organizations, authors, and reviewers and has garnered a host of accolades from Readers’ Favorite, Chanticleer International, the Historical Fiction Company, Book Excellence, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Shelf Unbound, National Indie Excellence Awards, American Fiction Awards, IndieBRAG, and Literary Titan. Sarah Domet, critically-acclaimed author of The Guineveres, writes about Silk: Caroline’s Story, “The social realism of Jane Austen meets the Southern Gothic of Flannery O’Connor in this absorbing novel… exploring questions of longing and desire, of jealousy and heartbreak, and of the fateful choices that shape one’s destiny—or doom us completely. Alexander has a true gift for illuminating the most intimate desires of her historical characters in this richly drawn book that I couldn’t put down.”
The Silk Trilogy’s uniquely Southern world will astound you. The first two books in the series, Silk: Caroline’s Story and Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel, are available to order at your local bookstores or to purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and other online bookstores. They are available as e-books and in several print formats: hardcover, paperback, and large-print paperback.
Homespun, the third and final installment in the trilogy, will be released on April 16th, 2023. Readers looking to dive into this breathtakingly powerful Southern Gothic series can visit her blog at https://authorsophiaalexander.blogspot.com/p/buy-my-books.html or her Amazon author page at https://amazon.com/author/sophia.alexander.
About the Author
Sophia Alexander is the mother of two young adults and a number of manuscripts. A full-time author with a passion for genealogy, she resides in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia. A graduate of the College of Charleston, she also studied in the magnificent Pacific Northwest at Bastyr University, where she earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine—and so her characters are often found swallowing decoctions or slathering on herbal salves. Her narratives have appeared in local anthologies, and her short story ‘The Third Time’ won the Savannah Authors 2017 Short Story Contest. The Silk Trilogy is her award-winning debut work.
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