LIn will be signing her sixth Smokies title Down By The River. While on a visit to the Smoky Mountains, recently widowed Grace Conley decides to buy a beautiful bed and breakfast in the small town ot Townsend, Tennessee. Her plan to leave Nashville and renovate the old inn scandalizes her family, who rely on Grace for babysitting and for helping out her grown children and young grandchildren.
Even Grace starts to wonder if she’s going a little crazy when she finds herself attracted to the local ladies’ man, Jack Teague. If things weren’t complicated enough Grace’s college-age daughter Margaret comes to live with her, sparking the interest of the young minister next door. Making a new life down by the river will require a lot of self-confidence, a ready sense of humor, and a deep abiding faith—qualities that Grace fortunately has in ample supply.
The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains provide the inspiration for The Afternoon Hiker. This unique hiking guide—designed especially for the average tourist or hiking enthusiast seeking a morning or afternoon walk in the Smokies that will prove pleasant and fun. All 110 hikes in The Afternoon Hiker are easily accessibe and average 6 - 8 miles roundtrip.
This is the perfect hiking guide for the occasional hiker, for busy professionals wanting to get away to the mountains for a weekend or for tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The guidebook focuses on the early sections of 110 easily accessible hiking trails around the Great Smoky Mountains. The hiking layout of the book is one of its most distinctive features. With every turn of the page, the reader encounters a new trail to read about. Each Tennessee or North Carolina hike description spreads over two pages, around accompanying photos with the trail name, the season the trail was first hiked, a general rating of the hike and clear directions to get to the trailhead. The book includes over 300 color photos to enhance the text plus a hiking patch created for each trail.
Thanks so much to Heartland Little River Chapel of 7765 River Road, Townsend, TN, for hosting and sponsoring the Spring Book Launch for the new books. The Heartland Chapel is nestled on the peaceful side of the Smokies along the banks of the scenic Little River. The quaint country chapel is a popular place for weddings and events with additional catering, photography, and floral extras available. For more information call (865) 448-9432.
Lin and J.L. Stepp are native Tennesseans who reside in Knoxville, TN. Lin is a businesswoman, a novelist with six published titles, and an educator. She is an adjunct professor at both Tusculum College and King College Knoxville campuses, where she teaches Research Writing and Psychology courses. J.L. owns S & S Communications, publishing a monthly magazine, Tennessee Fishing & Hunting Guide, and markets UT Vols sports products. For more info see authors’ website: www.linstepp.com.