Praise for  Crossing The Moss Line

Grace Hawthorne’s third novel, Crossing the Moss Line, is an entertaining read from beginning to end. Hawthorne invites her well-drawn characters to the table, and then serves up a uniquely Southern tale spiced with drama, authentic dialogue, and just the right amount of slightly wicked humor. I laughed out loud at the last line. Readers will not regret the time spent with Crossing the Moss Line.

Morgan James

Author of the Promise McNeal mystery series and the Southern novel,

Sing Me An Old Song


"She's done it again. Starting with the award-winning Shorter's Way, then Waterproof Justice and now Crossing the Moss Line, Grace Hawthorne has proved she is truly a storyteller's storyteller. On top of that, I learned some Georgia history I wasn’t aware of before. Great fun."

Janice Butt

Founder of Women’s Imaginative Guild of Storytellers (WIGS)


“This is the third novel by Grace Hawthorne I’ve read and enjoyed. Crossing the Moss Line comes alive through a straightforward, evocative narrative style. The cultures and settings range from antebellum Ibo Island and coastal Georgia to World War II-era New York City, with a few stops in between. Bottom line, it’s a truly delightful read.”

 Ron Loines

Digital Experience Project Manager


"I've come to expect wonderful storytelling from Grace Hawthorne and she doesn't disappoint in Crossing the Moss Line. Her characters pop off the page and make you love them—or not—from the start. Together they are a part of a complex and tender story of a special place and time in the South."

Lyn May, editor

Wise Women  . . . Now

"In Crossing the Moss Line, Grace Hawthorne’s descriptions are so vivid you see, hear and even smell what’s going on. Needless to say, her characters are equally on target. You recognize folks you know or have known.  Grace's books will appeal to all readers, not just to those of us who were born and raised "down here." 

Ron Kemp

Owner of Anatron, Inc., Analytical Electronics

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