The Kindle edition of the latest Dahlias mystery is now available for preorder! The paperback edition will be available next week, the library hardcover edition will be published next spring, and the audio will be announced soon.
It’s 1935 in little Darling, Alabama. The town has a new radio station, Voodoo Lil has a little surprise for Violet, and the Dahlias have some growing to do. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as the Dahlias and I enjoyed writing it.
And congratulations to Vicki in Providence, RI–the winner of the big stack of four Dahlias mysteries. Thanks to everybody who entered. It was fun to read your comments. And watch for more book giveaways–I have some shelves to clean off and love sharing books with friends!
Having “Darling Dahlias” withdrawal after finishing the “Voodoo Lily.” PLEASE say another one will be out in EARLY 2022! Thank you.
I am in the midst of reading The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily, and I am loving it! I am at the part when Liz receives a box of her first published book title. That got me to wondering how your first book came to be published. Can you share?
Thanks for asking, Nancy. I tell the whole story in Together, Alone https://susanalbert.com/together-alone/ But here is the nutshell version. I wrote three sample chapters of a book for young adult readers, sent it to an editor at one of the major publishers (unagented, because I didn’t know any better). I was thunderstruck when the editor called to say that she was accepting the book. That was in 1983 or 84. I’ve never looked back. The first China Bayles was accepted at Scribner’s in 1991, after I spent 7-8 years writing YAs. Scribner’s is the same publisher that accepted Liz’s first book. I spent a happy 25 years there–but am also very happy to be publishing my own work now.
Do you know when the audio book will be out?
I loved your series on Beatrice Potter so much and currently in the last 50 minutes of Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle. How this series speaks to me! I enjoy the period and perspectives in this series. Your knowledge of history and ability to weave pratical life lessons into your stories is something I appreciate. I feel a strong connection to the characters in the Darling Dahlias series. I’m looking forward to the most recent book to be available ion Audible. I plan to go through the series a second time! Thank you for the beautiful stories. You are my inspiration ❤
Please excuse my typos, I meant The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series which were captivating!
One of the things I enjoy about ‘Darling’ and ‘Pecan Springs’ books is the opportunity to go back and visit whenever an uplift is needed. Thank you for your wonderful books. Jaye
I completely agree with you Jaye!
I’m trying to order the Kindle edition of the Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily, but I’m in Australia. I can’t seem to find any information about how to order it and when it will be available. Grateful for any info. Thanks
Just curious if this will be available for Nook as well
Debra. it’ll be on Nook in the spring, when the library hardcover edition is published.
Can’t wait! Thanks
is the enterprise trilogy available in book form?
And I just got a Kindle for my birthday, so I got to order! (I said I would never have one…10 years ago!) : )
The first order I did was The Crystal Cave trilogy. I finished those and was getting ready to order The Enterprise Trilogy, and now I am going back to Darling, Alabama! Cannot wait! Thanks so much Susan!!
Oboy! Christmas came early with this latest Darling Dahlias novel! Now if I could only get Deadlines, Fault Lines and Fire Lines in book form! I’ve been patiently waiting………
I hope you’re writing another China Bayles soon! I love the series and have read them all, at least once1
Oops, didnt read email. Kindle is now available for pre-order!
So And excited. And the ebook?
Susan, again, what an honor to receive the four Dahlia books! I just can’t believe it. I’ve read almost all of your books – you are such a good author! I will treasure these books and look forward to your future writings!
Kindle doesn’t help me ….kind of makes me angry that I have to wait longer for the book
Recently read Deadlines, Fault Lines and Fire Lines. Loved reading about the characters in your China Bayles series
Rats! I want the hardcover to go with the rest of my books! I have them all in hardback……hurry, hurry!
Thank you for continuing the Dahlias story!! I pre-ordered right away!!
Congratulations to Vickie! 🙂