In her latest book, Saints in Limbo, Nashville author River Jordan smartly combines Christian and Southern fiction with romance and gothic horror. Velma True is a widow living in a small Florida town whose isolation is shattered by a mysterious visitor bearing a birthday gift. No ordinary present, it gives the agoraphobic Velma a chance to travel through her past without leaving her front porch. That's a mixed blessing, for along with happy memories, she must also relive her darkest moments. Making matters worse, an evil force wants the gift and will destroy what little Velma has to get it. River Jordan will speak and sign Saints in Limbo.
Sat., May 23, 2 p.m., 2009