Sunday, April 13, 2014
Shine On - Allison J. Jewell
Shine On is the first novel in the Shine On series. This book is free for the kindle. It's 1924, the 18th amendment is in full force, and if you want to drink in Kentucky, you drink shine. Emmie Talbot is 21, single, and a "good girl." Emmie works for the local store as a seamstress, but her dream is to go to college and become a school teacher. Her step-daddy was killed in a car accident about a year ago, so Emmie is on her own. Emmie is barely making the mortgage payments, so there's no money for college. Then Emmie discovers her step-daddy was helping run a still. A still located on what's now her property, and the still continues to run. Emmie is about to get into the shine business, and it's not a business a "good girl" should be in. This is an interesting tale, with some danger, some humor, and some romance. Highly recommended.