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Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder
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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for six months now. Since she solved the murder of Lawrence Franklin, life has been quiet: she is enjoying her new friends, life next to the river, and a blossoming romance with neighbor Thomas Sawyer.
But when Rose discovers a mysterious camper from New Mexico dead in his trailer, she finds herself in the middle of another mystery. American Indian artifacts, an ancient cultural history, and a passage to grace are at stake as Rose unravels the murder, while at the same time comes to terms with a visit from her ex-husband and her father's declining health.

Jacob's Ladder is a thoughtful follow up to Down by the Riverside, featuring a curious and spiritual sleuth.
 
"Jacob's Ladder is the perfect summer read. Pull up the closest hammock, pour yourself an iced tea, and settle in for this romp of a book."
---Philip Gulley, author of Home to Harmony
 
"In Jacob's Ladder, Jackie Lynn has reprised her wonderful cast of West Memphis riverbank dwellers. It's a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey."
---Sallie Bissell, author of In the Forest of Harm
 
"Jacob's Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded."
 ---Katherine Valentine, author of The Haunted Rectory, and the award-winning Dorsetville series  
 
"Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing.... This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade."
---The Kingston Observer (Massachusetts) on Down by the Riverside

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Shady Grove Mysteries (Volume 2)

Jackie Lynn

St. Martin's Press

When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in...

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for almost two years now.                                                                                                                           

After helping to solve two murders in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from South Dakota—a murder which Chariot, a young woman at the Shady Grove campground, stands accused. As Rose tries to help her friend Chariot out from under the shadow of suspicion and solve the murder, she also struggles with unresolved maternal instincts, and her own difficult choices.

A spiritual and riveting follow-up to Jacob’s Ladder, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is ultimately a story about redemption, and the chariots that carry each of us from hardship and darkness, to understanding.

JACKIE LYNN is a writer and journalist. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. She lives in New Mexico.

Praise for Down by the Riverside:

"Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . .  This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade."

-- Kingston Observer

"Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense."

--Booklist

Praise for Jacob’s Ladder:

It’s a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey.”

--Sallie Bissell, author of In The Forest of Harm

Jacob’s Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded. “

 --Katherine Valentine, author of Haunted Rectory, and the award winning Dorsetville series


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Shady Grove Mysteries (Volume 3)

Jackie Lynn

St. Martin's Press

When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River...

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Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside
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When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin buys a camper and sets off—away from her heartache and anger. She finds herself spending a couple of days in Shady Grove, a camp site along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas. While there, a respected and well-liked man in the community seems to commit suicide for no apparent reason. Could it somehow be connected to the ancient slave burial ground that he was researching? As Rose comes to know the characters of this small community she begins to unravel the mystery of why a man loses his faith and the consequences of his loss. 

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Shady Grove Mysteries (Volume 1)

Jackie Lynn

St. Martin's Press

When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin buys a camper and sets off—away from her heartache and anger. She finds herself spending a couple of days in Shady Grove,...

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