Kerry Anne KingBestselling author of Everything You Are
Dignity and Grace is the atmospheric, heartwarming story of a young woman retracing the steps of her mother’s last journey, on which she uncovers long buried secrets and difficult truths about the people she loves. Ragsdale confronts the emotionally charged issues of a tragic death with sensitivity, courage, and forgiveness.
Peggy LampmanBestselling author of The Ruby of the Sea
Dignity and Grace circles around a young woman’s journey to unravel the secrets about her mother, and the unexpected path her journey takes.This poignant story delivers all of the familial pathos, love and redemption that I’ve come to expect from an Alison Ragsdale story. I look forward to her encore!
Judith KeimBestselling author of Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel
This is a tender, emotional story of how strongly the threads of family and love hold us together. One you won’t want to miss.
Patricia SandsAuthor of the Love in Provence series
Alison Ragsdale mines the depths of love and forgiveness in this poignant story that leads readers on a journey of reflection and the true meaning of family. The rugged beauty of Scotland provides a splendid backdrop.
Bette Lee CrosbyUSA Today Bestselling Author of Emily Gone
Alison Ragsdale’s pace and prose sparkle in this beautifully crafted tale of a young woman losing her mother and finding herself. In a surprising series of twists and turns, Iona Muir follows the trail of letters her mother left behind and discovers a father’s love far greater than she ever imagined. A page turner from start to finish.
Books With Heart, and a Touch of Scotland
A proud Scots lass, I was born in Edinburgh and that strong connection to my homeland has never left me. Consequently, my novels are set in the stunning Highlands and islands of Scotland. I’ve tried to capture the essence of Scotland, the breathtaking scenery and the strength, humor and heart of the people. My books are emotionally charged novels about family, love, loss, hope and self discovery.
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Originally from Edinburgh, I am a former professional dancer and marketing executive. Having spent over two decades as a nomad, living in eight countries, I’ve now settled near Washington D.C. with my lovely husband and dog. I was educated in England and hold an MBA from the University of Leicester.
My first two novels, TUESDAY’S SOCKS and THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB, are both Amazon best sellers. THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB also won the 2016, IPPY Bronze medal in the Best Regional Fiction – Europe category. FINDING HEATHER is my third best-selling novel that was released in October, 2016. My fourth, A LIFE UNEXPECTED, also an Amazon best seller, won a 2018 IPPY Bronze medal in the Popular Fiction category.
THE ART OF REMEMBERING, released in July, 2019 debuted as a best seller. It has since been included in BookBub’s Best Book Club Book list for July and August, 2019, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards, was shortlisted in the 2019 CIBA Somerset Award, and was a finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Award.
THE LIAR AND OTHER STORIES is my first collection of short stories and was released in May of 2020.
My seventh book, DIGNITY AND GRACE, was released in July, 2020 and is an Amazon #1 bestseller.
My eighth novel, HER LAST CHANCE, was released in April, 2021 and is an Amazon #1 bestseller.
My next book, SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILD, will be released in January, 2022.
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