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Welcome Back to Jericho—Goldenrod Coming in 2017


Jericho Book Three to be Released in July 2017

Return to Jericho, a sleepy town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia where life is anything but dull. Join Maddie and Syd as they struggle to find a new normal without their foster child, Henry Lawrence, who now is fighting his own battles after being reunited with his disabled veteran father.

As Henry befriends Dorothy, a young girl wrestling with her own family demons, David struggles with Michael’s growing passion for slinging hash in a local soul food restaurant.

And, while Nurse Practitioner Lizzie Mayes and boyfriend Tom Murphy come to a crossroads in their relationship, ninety-year-old, Yankee-hating Azalea is hired as a beta tester for Grand Theft Auto VI.

Of course, Maddie’s patrician mother, Celine, retires to Jericho and becomes uncomfortably attracted to a much younger man; and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle struggles to pilot an unwieldy bookmobile and her growing attraction to another woman.

Throughout it all, life and love in this endearing community take as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road—but hope and the human spirit glow as brilliantly as goldenrod in the autumn sun.

Goldenrod by Ann McMan; Bywater Books; Fiction; Romance; Contemporary Lesbian; Paperback ISBN 978-1-61294-083-0 $16.95; eBook ISBN 978-1-61294-084-7 $13.95; Audiobook planned for simultaneous release

Available: amazon.com, bn.com, audible.com, bywaterbooks.com, and independent bookstores everywhere

Author: Ann McMan is the author of six previous novels, Jericho, Dust, Aftermath, Hoosier Daddy, June Magee, R.N., Festival Nurse, and Backcast ,and the short story collections Sidecar and Three (plus one). She is a recipient of the Alice B. Lavender Certificate for Outstanding Debut Novel and a two-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award for short story collections. Hoosier Daddy was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Backcast was awarded the silver medal in the North-East Region of the Independent Publisher’s Awards. Backcast also won Rainbow Awards for Best Lesbian Fiction Book and Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction. She resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Publisher: Bywater Books is dedicated to excellence by publishing notable commercial fiction for lesbians and all readers. For more information about Bywater Books, please visit the website.

About the author

Salem West

Salem West is the Publisher of Bywater Books and a member of the Lambda Literary Board of Trustees. She lives in Winston-Salem, NC with her wife, the author Ann McMan, their two dogs, two cats, and an exhaustive supply of vacuum cleaner bags.

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  1. Ali

    I cannot wait!!!! February seems so far away. Love this series.

  2. Katie

    Cannot wait! I just re-read Jericho (twice in the last fortnight for a total of probably about 10 times) and Aftermath. I fell in love with these characters the first time I read Jericho – not just Maddie and Syd, but all the rest as well, and I am so looking forward to following their story forward.

  3. Bookbumbarb

    I am thrilled to hear we fans of Maddie & Syd will soon be transported back to Jerico. My only disappointment is I’ll have to wait till 2017. But when in 2017?!

  4. Bonnie Strum

    I’ve been waiting for book 3 for what seems like forever. Now that I’ve read the preview, I am even more excited to read it!!

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