Whistling Past the Graveyard
“Crandall delivers big with a coming-of-age story set in Mississippi in 1963 and narrated by a precocious 9-year-old...” -Kirkus In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla hasn’t seen her momma since she was three—that’s when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. Starla’s daddy works on an oil rig in the Gulf, so Mamie, with her tsk-tsk sounds and her bitter refrain of “Lord, give me strength,” is the nearest thing to family Starla has. After being put on restriction yet again for her sassy mouth, Starla is caught sneaking out for the Fourth of July parade. She fears Mamie will make good on her threat to send Starla to reform school, so Starla walks to the outskirts of town, and just keeps walking. . .
“Poignant and Exciting… A Wonderful Read. Don’t miss it.” - Susan Wiggs, national bestselling author
Leigh Mitchell is the sensible, responsible, dedicated sheriff of her rural Indiana county. It’s a position that sets her apart in ways she’d never expected. She’s facing her thirtieth birthday and feeling restless. On a moonlit night, driven by a desperate need for change, she indulges in an innocent flirtation with an intriguing stranger…
The Road Home
“… A story of forgiveness, trust, love and understanding, one that keeps the reader hooked.” - The Road to Romance
Lily Holt’s life is falling apart. Her teenage son is out of control. Her marriage is over and her ex-husband is in alcohol rehab. In desperation for stability in her son’s life, she returns to Glens Crossing, a town she left without a backward glance fourteen years ago. But Riley is quickly in trouble again. And Lily’s problems multiply ten-fold when Clay Winters, her first love and first heartbreak, is thrust back into her life…
Readers will escape into their hearts with Magnolia Sky... A story of duty and sacrifice for family and country, of forgiveness and loss, of finding your way to the home of your heart.
Army Ranger Luke Boudreau commanded a secret mission that went horribly awry. The physical wounds he takes away from the experience are inconsequential compared to his guilt for the loss of a fellow soldier – a man who will never be recognized for his bravery because of the covert nature of their operation…
Promises to Keep
“PROMISES TO KEEP is one of those books that stay with you long after you’ve finished.” - The Road to Romance
Molly Boudreau has worked all of her life with a single minded focus: becoming a doctor. She’s overcome every obstacle in her path, of which there were many for the third child of a single father in small town Indiana. But as she stands on the threshold of her dreams, she realizes her quest has left her isolated, she yearns for a soul-stirring connection. And her prayers are answered in a way she never could have predicted…
On Blue Falls Pond
“On Blue Falls Pond is everything a phenomenal book should be: stunning, beautiful, chocked full of emotion and sensitivity, and a pure delight to read” - Love Romances
Nearly two years after tragedy drove Glory Harrison from her Tennessee hometown, she finds herself called back to care for her ailing Gran. The serenity Glory draws from the tranquility of Blue Falls Pond is short-lived as she is haunted by buried memories of the brutal fire that took her husband and unborn child. Glory finds herself assaulted by reminders she’d rather avoid…including courageous fire chief Eric Wilson, the man who saved her life that fateful night…
A Kiss in Winter
“A perfect example of a Contemporary Romance; A KISS IN WINTER will fire the emotions with characters that are realistic and all too human.” - ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com
Six years ago tragedy struck and Caroline Rogers had to make tough decisions to sell the family farm and put her life on hold to raise her younger siblings. Now that they’re entering adulthood and her long delayed photography career is taking off, she can almost taste the freedom…
“PITCH BLACK is packed with mystery and terror throughout.” -FreshFiction.com
It could have been the thunder. Or perhaps the gust of wind that shook the house as if it was a misbehaving child. Something had jerked Madison Wade awake with her breath locked her in her chest and her heart racing. Perhaps it had been Mrs. Quigley’s Tom cat romancing the Persian that spent her mornings on the sun porch next door. But it didn’t feel like any of those things. It felt, heavy … dark, and stifling. She hadn’t suffered from this kind of anxious awakening for months, not since she’d moved to Tennessee…
“A tense thriller… Crandall keeps the tale taut and twisty.” - Publisher’s Weekly
In the sultry South Carolina night, thirteen-year-old Ellis Greene was the only witness to a vicious crime against her beloved cousin, a crime that eventually claimed her cousin’s life. Now fifteen years later, the man she helped convict is out on parole… and hell-bent on revenge.
A suspect in that attack, Nate Vance left Belle Island with only one person believing in his innocence, his childhood friend Ellis Greene. Now he returns to find that Ellis has grown into a strong, beautiful woman who needs his help. As this man whose adult life is shrouded in mystery and Ellis try to outwit a ruthless criminal, they become closer than they ever dared to hope. But shocking secrets are starting to emerge from the murky, blood-soaked past. What really happened that horrible night? Will the truth protect them? Or send them straight into the trap of a killer…
Sleep No More
“Four Stars – A good cozy mystery wrapped in a solid romance, Crandall’s novel is both an easy and riveting read.” - Romantic Times
The night was always Abby Whitman’s enemy. As a young girl she walked in her sleep, and one night, started a fire that scarred her sister for life and left Abby with unbearable guilt, and a loneliness that echoes within her…
The Flying Circus
Susan Crandall crafted “a luminous portrait of courage and friendship” (Karen White) in her national bestseller Whistling Past the Graveyard. Now, this award-winning author sends an unlikely trio on an exhilarating adventure high above the American Midwest of the 1920s—in a dramatic and spirited new novel in league with Water for Elephants and The Aviator’s Wife. They were barnstormers . . . the daring fliers whose airborne acrobatics were a thrilling spectacle, swooping and crisscrossing the Heartland skies. Rising above each of their circumstances in their own “flying circus” are Cora Rose Haviland, a privileged young woman left penniless when her father’s fortune is lost; Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, a World War I pilot whose traumatic past fuels his death-defying stunts; and eighteen-year-old Henry Schuler, the son of a German immigrant farmer, on the run from shocking accusations. Each holds secrets that could destroy their makeshift family. And, on their adrenaline-charged journey of self-discovery, one of them must pay the price. With the poignant and powerful storytelling voice that made Whistling Past the Graveyard “a classic, a book people want to pass along for generations to come” (Feathered Quill Book Reviews), Susan Crandall artfully weaves the stories of three unforgettable characters, each searching for salvation that waits just beyond the horizon. SUSAN CRANDALL is the author of ten previous novels, including the national bestseller Whistling Past the Graveyard, and Back Roads, winner of the RITA Award and two National Reader’s Choice Awards. She lives in Indiana and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.