A Place to Land (Paperback)

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I have loved every Lauren Denton book written and this one is no exception. They are gentle stories about family, relationships, and belonging, set in southern Alabama. The characters and plot always reel me right in. This story also includes a mystery which just added to my page turning. Loved it!

— Sue


Two sisters run an art shop in a quiet town--until a boat rises in the local river and their past threatens to ruin everything they've built.

Violet Figg and her sister Trudy have lived a quiet life in Sugar Bend, Alabama, since a night forty years ago that stole Trudy's voice and cemented Violet's role as her sister's fierce and loyal protector. Now Trudy spends her days making sculptures from found objects and speaking through notes written on scraps of paper, while Violet runs their art shop, monitors bird activity up and down the water, and tries not to think of the one great love she gave up to keep her sister safe.

Eighteen-year-old Maya knows where everyone else belongs, but she's been searching for her own place since her grandmother died seven years ago. Moving in and out of strangers' houses has left her exhausted. After seeing a flyer on a gas station window for a place called Sugar Bend, Maya chooses to follow the strange pull she feels and finds herself on the doorstep of an art shop called Two Sisters.

When a boat rises to the surface of Little River in the middle of the night, the present and no-longer-buried past collide, and the future becomes uncertain for Maya, Violet, and Trudy. As history creeps continuously closer to the present and old secrets come to light, the sisters must decide to face the truth of what happened that night forty years ago, or risk losing each other and those they've come to love.

USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren K. Denton delivers another distinctly Southern story that shimmers with beauty and possibility.

"Denton is a masterful storyteller who makes magic on every perfect page." --Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

  • Full-length Southern women's fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Product Details
ISBN: 9780785232698
ISBN-10: 0785232699
Publisher: Harper Muse
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English