August Book Pick: The River Witch

Drum roll, please …

Great New Books August book pick is … THE RIVER WITCH by Kimberly Brock!

Thank you all for your votes! If your selection wasn’t chosen for this August, don’t worry! We’ll be having another vote for October 2012’s book pick, and we’ll be taking suggestions before then.

Jennifer here: I’ve read THE RIVER WITCH and I know you’re going to love it! It’s a heartwarming story about the South, a woman in desperate need of healing after tragedy, and a spunky girl named Damascus. So, without further ado, let me introduce Kimberly Brock’s THE RIVER WITCH.

The River Witch by Kimberly Brock

The River Witch

Find more about THE RIVER WITCH at:

Kimberly Brock’s website


And listen to this, from Jackie Cooper at The Huffington Post‘s film and book critic:

“It is rare when you pick up a first novel by an unknown writer and find yourself immediately transported into a world which is inhabited by fascinating people. This is what happens when you read The River Witch by Kimberly Brock. She is so good with her words that you sink completely into her story about a woman who goes to an island off the Georgia coast seeking forgiveness and redemption. You don’t come up for air until you have read the final page.”

WOW! We can’t wait to discuss THE RIVER WITCH with you all.

What’s Next:

1) Get your hands on THE RIVER WITCH and start reading.

2) If you can stop reading long enough to come up for air, check back in with us next Wednesday, August 15, at for a mini-discussion.

3) Members of the Great New Reads team will be popping in for discussion on Wednesdays throughout this month. Make sure you’ve “Joined” by entering your email address at the right sidebar, and you’ll be up to date.

Thanks, reading friends! And thank you for speading the word about us to your reading friends. We’re all looking forward to talking books with you here at Great New Books!

Author: Jennifer King

Jennifer is a writer and author who loves to read and share great books with others. She’s recently moved back to the USA after living for four years in Prague, Czech Republic. She enjoys photography, oil painting, tennis, and traveling with her husband and three sons. She is currently at work on a novel set in New Orleans and coastal Italy. A short list of her favorite books and authors include Ann Patchett, Kate Morton, Jojo Moyes, Jane Eyre, The Language of Flowers, Villa Triste, and The Shell Seekers. For more about Jennifer, visit her website and blog at She can also be found on Twitter @JenniferLynKing.

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