Five on Friday with Janet Litherland.

Today we are excited to feature local author Janet Litherland! Currently The Bookshelf holds three of Janet's novels: Song of Heart (Inspired by Janet's Ireland travels-- Young sweethearts, separated by personal tragedies and thousands of miles, reconnect after 21 years.), Sweet Justice (In 1946 a poor Tennessee farmer loses his property to a shameless, and deadly, swindler. Decades later the swindler's heiress uncovers the crime and vows to right an old wrong), & Worth Dying For (Janet's most recent novel in which she wrote the ending first-- When a retired CIA agent is called back for one last job after 30 years of peaceful, anonymous living, her world is turned upside down. Can she survive it?)


What are you currently reading? Just finished David Baldacci’s The Target, which I enjoyed.  Good “escape” reading!  Also recently read The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor.  It’s a novel of the Titanic.  Historical fiction is dear to my heart, and this book was especially good.

How many books do you normally read at a time? I never read two novels at the same time, but I often read one fiction and one nonfiction together if a particular subject screams, “Read me!”

Bookmarks or rabbit ears? Bookmarks, of course!  No rabbit ears, no coffee stains!

Write in a book or keep it pristine? I never write in novels, but I do write in nonfiction books if I’m studying a particular subject, doing research, taking notes.  My own books, of course—I would never mark in a book that was loaned to me. (Also no rabbit ears, no coffee stains in a loaner!)

What's next on your list to read? I haven’t read any of this author’s previous work, but I’m going to try The Time Between by Karen White, loaned to me by a friend who says it’s an excellent novel.

Be sure to visit The Bookshelf soon to pick up Janet Litherland's remarkable novels in our regional section-- see you soon!

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