The Kindle edition for Local author T.I. Lowe's well received novel "Lulu's Cafe: A Novel " is on sale for one day only for only $0.99. The novel has been out since January of this year and has done quite well on Amazon, even becoming a Top Rated Seller, and number one best seller in women's Christian Fiction.
Admittedly, I did not know about the novel until the popular Myrtle Beach breakfast and lunch spot, Lulu's Cafe posted about the sale on their Facebook page. I decided to contact Lowe, asking about the novel and the restaurant and what connection they might have and she shared that the, "Funny fact is I didn't know about the actual restaurant nor did the owner know about my book until just two months ago." Lowe wrote in an email, she went on to say that, "They are no way related but we have found have lots in common."
I guess it shows what a great name it really is.
T.I. lives near Conway with her family and to find out more about her and her works check out her website TILowe.com, also there are a couple of MyHorryNews.com articles you can check out here and here about Lowe.
As of this article, the novel has 85 five star reviews and 91 reviews in all. Support a local author and get this book from Amazon right here.
A description of "Lulu's Cafe: A Novel "
“Some scars are too deep to ever heal,” Leah Gabriella Allen whispered in hushed anguish.
The orphaned young woman knows all too well about scars…a thick burn spanning her left palm…a deep rigid scar adorning her right hip…a scar etched across her bottom lip…There were countless more, exposed as well as hidden deep within.
After years of foster and group home instability, Gabriella naively falls in the thorny arms of the abusive Brent Sadler. The constant bruise of cruelty is ever present in their ten years of marriage – beatings that riddle her body and then being locked away in a closet when Brent grows weary of looking at the damage.
One last momentous beating ends with two deaths and changes Gabriella’s life forever. She stumbles away within an inch of her own life and begins a journey to an unexpected southern home which is none other than Lulu’s Café, where she tries to mend her severed spirit. Lulu is the petite charismatic southern belle. She wisely takes on the challenge of helping the young woman heal her broken body as well as her shattered spirit. She enlists the support of the enchanting southern gentleman, Crowley J. Mason IV, whose ocean blue eyes seem to hypnotize Leah (as they know her) from the start.
Leah is an unwanted stranger in Crowley’s quaint southern town of Rivertown, South Carolina. He holds her at arm’s length as he tries to decipher the mystery of her recent past, but before the young lawyer realizes it, he finds Leah tucked protectively in his arms. He wants nothing more than to help her heal…if she would just trust enough to let him in.