A Place to Land



As history creeps closer and old secrets come to light, the sisters must decide if it's time to face the long-lost truth, or risk losing each other and newly formed bonds with those they've come to love.


A hidden past isn’t past at all.

Violet Figg and her sister Trudy have lived a quiet life in Sugar Bend ever since a night forty years ago stole Trudy’s voice and cemented Violet’s role as Trudy’s fierce and loyal protector. Now, Trudy spends her days making sculptures from found objects and speaking via notes written on scraps of paper, while Violet runs their art shop, monitors the bird activity up and down the water, and tries not to think of her one great love she gave up in order to keep her sister safe.

Eighteen-year-old Maya knows where everyone else belongs, but she’s been searching for her own place ever since her grandmother died seven years ago. Moving in and out of strangers’ houses has left her exhausted, so when she sees a flyer on a gas station window for a place called Sugar Bend, she follows the strange pull she feels and finds herself on the doorstep of an art shop called Two Sisters.

When a boat rises to the surface of Little River in the middle of the night, the present and the no-longer-buried past clash, and the future is at stake for Maya, Violet, and Trudy. As history creeps continually closer to the present and old secrets come to light, the sisters must decide if it’s time to face the truth of what happened forty years ago, or risk losing each other and newly formed bonds with those they’ve come to love.



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"Lauren K. Denton is a master at crafting deeply meaningful stories that explore the relationships that give life purpose, beauty, and richness. A Place to Land is a touching tribute to sisterhood, first loves, and promises kept."

Susan Meissner, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

"A Lauren K. Denton novel is like a whispered secret from a dear friend, and her latest lyrical stunner is no exception."

— Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

"I love the small-town charm feel the author conveys. This is a novel about family, friends, and belonging with a hint of mystery. If you're a Southern fiction fan, A Place to Land will not disappoint."

—Goodreads Reader



Lauren Denton - Harper Muse Author


The author of USA TODAY bestselling novels The Hideaway and Hurricane Season. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. Though her husband tries valiantly to turn her into a mountain girl, she’d still rather be at the beach.

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