• 36°
franklin county times

Recommended Reading: It’s a Love Story

FRANKLIN LIVING JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023

While away the gloomy gray days of winter with a good book. In the mood for a little romance? Northwest-Shoals Community College library director Lori Skinner has a few titles to recommend:

“Veil of Night”
By Linda Howard
In “Veil of Night” by Alabama author Linda Howard, Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job – until her latest client turns out the be the worst bridezilla ever. When the bride is murdered, everyone involved in the ceremony is under suspicion, with Jaclyn being the prime suspect. Complications arise when the detective assigned to the case discovers he and Jaclyn have a romantic past.

“Lady Be Good”
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Described as a modern fairy tale, “Lady Be Good” features a laugh-out-loud romance between a proper English headmistress and a Texas athlete. When Ms. Emma Wells-Finch arrives in Texas, she is determined to destroy her spotless reputation to avoid an unwanted marriage. Kenny Traveler, her tour guide through blackmail, is determined to salvage his reputation by keeping hers spotless. Humor abounds as each works for their own goals and discovers that opposites might attract after all.

“The Worst Best Man”
By Mia Sosa
Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by EW, Cosmo, OprahMag, Buzzfeed, Insider and NPR, “The Worst Best Man” is a fresh take on the enemies-to-lovers tale. Carolina Santos, bride and wedding planner, is embarrassingly left at the alter at her own wedding. Hoping to never revisit that chapter in her life, Carolina is dismayed to learn that an amazing opportunity to grow her business means she must partner with the former best man – also known as the groom’s brother, who encouraged him to jilt her – from her failed wedding.

“Twice in a Blue Moon”
By Christina Lauren
Twice in a Blue Moon features a second-chance romance between first loves, Sam and Tate. Fourteen years ago, Sam betrayed Tate’s trust by revealing she is the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s largest film stars. Reunited on set when Tate, an aspiring actress, get her first big film break, Tate must question whether a once-in-a-lifetime love can actually happen twice.

“How to Be a Wallflower”
By Eloisa James
Fans of Bridgerton will be thrilled with Eloisa James’ “How to Be a Wallflower,” the first in the Would-Be Wallflowers series. Miss Cleopatra Lewis is making her society debut but has zero interest in making a match. With a plan in place to fend off suitors, she meets Jacob Astor Adams, a rough American businessman, when she visits a costume shop to build the perfect wardrobe to play the wallflower. They strike a bargain, and amongst their competitiveness, emotions develop that highlight the stark differences in their lives.

Franklin County

RCS holds annual Black History Month program 

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

Franklin County

Local students named to Mississippi State University’s fall 2023 President’s List

News

Russellville Elementary features among U.S. News & World Report best elementary schools

News

RCS receives recognition as finalist for national award

x