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For the quirky residents of Jericho, life has as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road.

Covenant continues the beloved saga of the residents of Jericho, a sleepy town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, where life and love have as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road.

Six weeks have passed since the fateful unfolding of events at the town’s Fourth of July celebration. Questions swirl about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the town nemesis, Gerald Watson. Was it an accident, or was Watson murdered? As the scorching summer gives way to an early fall, suspects in the potential homicide abound, and everyone seems to be keeping secrets.

Throughout it all, bonds of love and fealty are stretched and tested as the endearing residents of this once-idyllic community weigh the covenants they keep against the secrets that threaten to tear them apart.

Join Syd, Maddie, David, Michael, Henry, Celine, and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle as they band together to navigate the minefields of their ever-changing world in this newest Jericho novel.

Covenant is Book #4 of the Jericho Series and will be available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats on July 13, 2021.

More about Ann McMan and the Jericho Series:

“I’m happy to hear Ann’s voice again—seductive, witty and always full of charm.” —Dorothy Allison, author of National Book Award finalist, Bastard Out of Carolina

“A substantial, touching, loving—at times, laugh-out-loud funny—gathering of evocative characters who lead intricately interwoven lives in a setting as dramatic and full of life as its inhabitants. Ann McMan is a writer with a multitude of unique gifts, and I thank her for sharing them so freely with her readers.” —Lee Lynch, author of The Swashbuckler

“North Carolina author Ann McMan has a gift like few other authors. She knows how to blend comedy and sensitivity to human issues so seamlessly that reading her novels is like looking into the mirror. Funny, smart, informed, and very tender, she writes superb novels of multiple levels of interpretation. Ann is not only a fine tale spinner but also an excellent craftswoman!” —Grady Harp, Amazon Vine Voice, Hall of Fame, Top 50 Reviewer

Jericho by Ann McMan is one of the best friends-to-lovers romances you’ll ever read.” —Tara Scott, The Lesbian Review

Jericho is an exciting début novel with unforgettable main characters and a fine cast of supporting characters. It is wonderfully written: the vocabulary is subtle and precise, the tone playful and the dialogues are well-crafted. It is also packed with literary and musical references as well as evocations of mouth-watering meals and good wines. I strongly recommend this refreshing and delightful novel.” —Hannah’s Nook

“I thoroughly enjoyed Aftermath, it’s like coming back to a favourite movie or sitcom and finding out what happened a year after the main story, where the romance has gone, how everyone is doing, and what happens next. It’s a small local situation drama, where the characters take centre stage, and life moves along at its own pace, just like life does.” —Velvet Lounger, The Lesbian Reading Room

Aftermath by Ann McMan is the follow-up to her debut novel, Jericho. It manages to take all of Jericho’s strengths and build on them, leaving the reader with a story that is often hilarious, occasionally heartrending, and entirely satisfying.” —Tara Scott, The Lesbian Review

“Goldenrod takes us back to Jericho, where the modern-day fight for respect and civil rights can sometimes be a literal fight. Its hardscrabble characters invoke Dorothy Allison; its provocative humor, Rita Mae Brown. In other words—it’s pure Ann McMan. ” —Lambda Literary Award winner, KG MacGregor

“McMan’s writing is glorious, her wit and intellect as sharp as ever, and her pin-point descriptions are those of a keen observer of the absurdity of human behaviour.” —Velvet Lounger, The Lesbian Reading Room

“With politics being what they are right now in the United States and across the world, this [Goldenrod] is a book we need—it draws a line in the sand about what’s right and what’s not, in our homes and in our communities. Even better, it does so in a way that’s warm, witty, and engaging.” —Tara Scott, The Lesbian Review


Publication Date: July 13 2021 by Bywater Books—click here to purchase (beginning July 1, 2021)

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