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The Last Laird of Sapelo is available in hard and soft covers, as well as in eBook. See the links below to order your preferred edition.

The Last Laird of Sapelo by T. M. Brown

The Last Laird of Sapelo is based on the tragic story of Randolph Spalding, the youngest son of Georgia’s most well-known antebellum-era coastal planter and influential political figure, Thomas Spalding. Following his father’s death in 1851, Randolph parlays his father’s fame and gifted landholdings on Sapelo Island, hobnobbing from Charleston to Savannah to Milledgeville and ultimately failing to thwart Georgia’s decision to follow South Carolina into secession by early 1861.

Within weeks after the assault on Fort Sumter, Lincoln’s naval blockade threatens the entire southern coast. Colonel Randolph Spalding, now a reluctant commander of militia, faces a storm of life-altering events in the months that follow, imperiling his family’s legacy, livelihood, and lands. He ultimately must decide between supposed justice and saving the life of a slave who exacted revenge for the murder and rape of two children on Sapelo Island.


You’ll discover a new interest in understanding the real and complex history behind our country’s darkest days that still impact race relations today. Go here to learn more about The Last Laird of Sapelo.

Publisher: Koehler Books

Distributor: Ingram

PUB DATE: 08/15/2023

SOFT COVER: $21.95, 979-8-88824-042-7

HARD COVER: $29.95, 979-8-88824-044-1

EBOOK: $7.99, 979-8-88824-043-4

TRIM: 6” x 9”, pages 306

FICTION / Historical

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Sanctuary – A Legacy of Memories by T. M. Brown

Sanctuary – A Legacy of Memories (9781641110730) introduces a newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, as they leave their long-time suburban home in the shadows of Atlanta and move into a quaint older home in the time-lost South Georgia town of Shiloh. While making new friends, they discover twenty-first-century challenges threaten the town’s laid-back way of life. Theo’s journalistic curiosity about a town square memorial stirs up raw memories of tragic events that have left Shiloh unsettled. As a result, Theo and Liddy’s idyllic retirement plans unravels as Theo is called upon to become the fresh eyes and ears to investigate the town’s deadly courthouse fire.

Time crept while I stirred and tossed in futile attempts to capture any semblance of actual sleep. Capitulation arrived shortly after four when I poured a cup of coffee and sat down in the living room…Okay Lord, what are you trying to share with me?’ Theo Phillips

When the author used the descriptor, ‘a couple of southern minutes’, I knew I was in for a treat as main characters Theo Phillips and his wife Liddy started retirement in their new hometown of Shiloh, Georgia. –Linda Pifer, author of Ohio Girl

ISBN 9781641110730 Paperback Retail $18.95; Kindle $4.99

PUBLISHER: Palmetto Publishing Group, Charleston, SC

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Testament – An Unexpected Return by T.M. Brown

In Testament, An Unexpected Return (9781641110846), Theo and Liddy finally get settled in their new home in Shiloh. Friendships blossom as life appears to be unfolding as they hoped, but the unexpected return of an estranged ex-wife and mother from the town’s past spells more scandal and tragedy lie ahead for all the folks in little old Shiloh.

“The testament of a man lies not in the magnitude of possessions and property left to his heirs, but the reach of his legacy long after his death.” Theo Phillips

Testament is a page-turning mystery, with plenty of suspense. I have read this author’s previous novel but I like Testament even more. It has a more in-depth level of mystery and intrigue. Good plot twists that will keep you guessing until the end. The book revolves around people living in Shiloh, a small town in south Georgia. We met these characters in the previous book, although some new characters are also involved. If you enjoy reading mysteries, you will love Testament. A great read. –Lee Gimenez, author of over fifteen novels

ISBN 9781641110846 Paperback Retail $16.95 Kindle $4.99

PUBLISHER: Palmetto Publishing Group, Charleston, SC

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Purgatory – A Progeny’s Quest by T. M. Brown

Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest (9781950729197), When Theo and Liddy retired to the small Georgia town of Shiloh, they expected a quieter life, but then Theo became the investigative reporter for the local Sentinel and discovered that small towns can be just as dangerous as big cities for people devoted to seeking the truth. Having narrowly escaped a brush with death, in Purgatory, Theo tackles what he hopes will be an easier investigation: helping the orphaned Pepper trace her murderous mother’s past. But when an armored limousine purchased by Theo’s friend and neighbor Zeb brings another spate of shady characters to Shiloh, Theo finds himself in the middle of another high-pressure plot, building to an explosive conclusion at the town’s Independence Day celebrations.

“Down home country fun at its finest…Here’s a story that will keep you reading throughout the wee hours.” —JEDWIN SMITH, author of I AM ISRAEL, Our Brother’s Keeper, and Fatal Treasure

“T. M. Brown’s characters are rich, the story is compelling . . . the language is clever and poetic. … It is an extraordinary tale written by an exceptional author. I will read this book again.” —RAYMOND L. ATKINS, author of Set List, Sweetwater Blues, and Camp Redemption

ISBN 9781950729197 Paperback Retail $16.95 Kindle $4.99

PUBLISHER: Blue Room Books, Decatur, GA

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