On Tour 06/15/23-07/25/23 “Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace” by Tracey D Buchanan

Release Date:
June 20, 2023

About The Book:

It’s 1952 in the small western Kentucky town of Paducah and Mrs. Minerva Place would prefer everyone mind his own business, follow the rules, and if dead, stay dead. Nosy neighbors and irritating church members are bad enough but when residents of the local cemetery start showing up, the quirky widow wonders if she’s going crazy. Just as distressing, a new boy in the neighborhood seems intent on disrupting her life. Minerva, aggravated by the precocious six-year-old, holds him and his father at arm’s length. Nevertheless, with charming perseverance they find a way into her closed-off life and an unlikely friendship begins. But just when Minerva starts to let her guard down, a tragic accident shatters her emerging reconnection with life. Now more than her sanity is at stake. With the help of the living and the dead, Minerva discovers the power of forgiveness and why it’s worth it to let others into your life, even when it hurts.

About The Author:

Tracey Buchanan crashed into the literary world when she was six and won her first writing award. Fast forward through years as a journalist, mom, volunteer, freelance writer, editor, artist, and circus performer (not really, but wouldn’t that be something?) and you find her happily planted in the world of fiction with her debut novel. She and her husband Kent Buchanan live in Paducah, Ky. You can find her catch-all blog at www.TraceyBuchanan.com.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tbdbstudio

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracey_d_buchanan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/over_fabulous

Book Blurbs: 

“The story of a hilariously prickly writer who finds inspiration in her imagination (or is it?), TOWARD THE CORNER OF MERCY AND PEACE is about finding the courage to carve your own path while you still have time. Tracey Buchanan is a welcome new voice in women’s fiction.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Everything Must Go

“My new favorite female curmudgeon! Prickly as a pinecone, Mrs. Minerva Place would rather chat with the residents of Oak Grove Cemetery than her own nosy neighbors. Prepare to have your funny bone tickled and your heart melted as Minerva wrestles with the inescapable vulnerability of being alive.” —Lynne Bryant, author of Catfish Alley and Alligator Lake

“A page-turning, beautifully written novel reminiscent of the fiction from Pulitzer-winning Anne Tyler. The Corner of Mercy and Peace introduces us to heart-warming and unforgettable characters, including the wonderfully complex Minerva Place, who is poised to become one of the most memorable in modern fiction. Place is somewhat of a loner who prefers the company of the dead until one unruly little boy steals and heals her heart. Southern fiction at its finest.” —Susan Reinhardt, author of The Beautiful Misfits and Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle

“Tracey Buchanan delivers an unforgettable and unlikely heroine in Mrs. Minerva Place. A crusty old church organist who feels more at home with the dead than the living, Minerva is perfectly content to keep herself safe behind her own walls. At least, she’s content until the day a child walks into her life and, entirely against her will, teaches her the meaning of love, forgiveness, and second chances. With a vivid, unforgettable voice, Buchanan leads the reader on a journey that reminds us that no matter our past wounds or present mistakes, everyone is worthy of love.” —Kathleen M. Basi, award-winning author of A Song for the Road

“With the sure hand of a skilled writer, Buchanan transports us to a world where ghosts from the past stalk a historian and living in the present is fraught with hardships. This author hits the sweet spot of humor and tragedy where anything, even love, is possible.” —Jacqueline Sheehan, NYT bestselling author

Bloggers On Tour:

June 15th- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

June 17th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

June 17th- Bookish Life Of Kels https://instagram.com/bookishlifeofkels

June 19th- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

June 20th- Reecas Pieces Books https://instagram.com/reecaspiecesbooks 

June 21st- Kelizak Reads https://instagram.com/kelizakreads

June 22nd- Christina Luvs 2 Read https://instagram.com/christinaluvs2read

June 22nd- Always Reading https://instagram.com/always_reading1

June 24th- Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

June 27th-  2 Many Books 2 Little Time https://instagram.com/2manybooks2littletime

June 30th- Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

June 30th- Reading Is My Remedy https://instagram.com/reading_is_my_remedy

June 30th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

July 1st- Just Another Mother With Books https://instagram.com/just_another_mother_with_books

July 6th- Sarahs Bookish Reviews https://instagram.com/sarahs.bookish.reviews

July 7th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

July 11th- Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

July 13th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

July 17th- Reading Late Into The Night https://instagram.com/reading.late.into.the.night

July 25th- Nissa The Bookworm https://instagram.com/nissa_the.bookworm

July 25th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

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