Emily Beck Cogburn* Louisiana Saves the Library

Happy Friday ! And I am celebrating with Emily & her Books today. And a shout out to all the local Libraries . Our small towns library is open only 2 days a week and run by Volunteers & means so much to the kids in the town.  Lisa 





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For Louisiana Richardson, desperate times call for crazy-like-a-fox measures. As the new librarian at Alligator Bayou Parish’s struggling library, she’s returning to her Southern roots and facing trouble hotter than fresh cornbread out of the oven. Somehow, she’s got to draw readers back in and prove the library is still vital—even as domineering parish board head Mrs. Gunderson plans to shut it down for good. If that means Louise has to resort to some unconventional methods—like outrageous inter-library Zumba classes, and forming a book club that’s anything but Oprah-approved—well, it wouldn’t be the first time she went out on a limb…

Soon Louise is doing everything she can to rally the whole community. Before she knows it, she’s sparking welcome changes—and uncovering surprising secrets—throughout her new town.  And between glasses of sweet tea, bowls of mouth-watering gumbo and the warmth of a tantalizing new love, the newly single Southern mom might find a life she never imagined—and a place to finally call home.

Emily Beck Cogburn crafts a novel full of charm, delight and acres of heart about the enduring joys of storytelling and the ways hope can write life’s most extraordinary moments.


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Emily Beck Cogburn is the author of Ava’s Place and Louisiana Saves the Library. She lives in Louisiana, where she works as a fitness instructor, freelance writer, and disorganized mom. She and her husband also provide homes for 9 animals of various species.

My favorite parade is the Mystic Krewe of Mutts in downtown Baton Rouge because you just can’t beat dogs in costumes.

Becky “s Newest Book 

Most days, divorced mom Ava Olson is just trying to keep it all together, juggling her  three school-age children and part-time job at the newspaper. But then she meets Ford, a cafe owner who convinces her that she does have time for love. When a new opportunity opens up, however, she finds herself moving to New Orleans. She is ready for the change, but for Ford, things quickly become a lot more complicated. Can their new relationship survive a whole new set of obstacles


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