UNION — The author of the “Carolina Rain” series will sign copies of her books at the Union County Carnegie Library Tuesday afternoon.
Nancy B. Brewer will be signing copies of her Carolina Rain series at the library from 3-5 p.m. Prior to the book signing, Brewer will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Union Rotary Club at Covenant Baptist Church.
A native of Concord, N.C., Brewer published the first book in her series, “Carolina Rain,” in 2010. In a telephone interview with The Union Daily Times Friday afternoon, Brewer describes her books as “a historical fiction series beginning in 1860.” The main character in the series is Lizzie, who Brewer said was her great-grandmother.
Set in Charleston, Carolina Rain follows Lizzie from the eve of the Civil War in 1860 to 1863 and Brewer describes the book as “a living eyewitness account of how people lived at the beginning of the Civil War.”
The second book in the series, “Beyond Sandy Ridge,” is set in North Carolina during the years 1863-1867. Brewer said it is is about the last years of the war, a time she describes as “the thinnest of thin.”
“Lizzie After The War,” is set in both North Carolina and South Carolina from 1867-1896. Brewer said it covers women’s suffrage, Reconstruction, and “the dawning of the Industrial Age.”
A fourth book, “Letters From Lizzie” will be out in July. Brewer said that while the book, which begins in 1896, also provides the reader with southern history, it is set in France and looks at how what she calls “European factors” set the stage for World War I.
“We see how everything starts to fall in place,” Brewer said.
Brewer will have copies of all four books with her at the library as well as a fifth book called “Garnet.” She describes the book as “a steamy mystery that takes place in France in 1889. It involves a murder, a curse, and romance.”
All of the first three books in Brewer’s Carolina Rain series have been on the Amazon bestseller list and have won a number of awards for their historical accuracy. Brewer describes her books as “a mix of humor, romance, and history.”
In September, Brewer plans to begin writing another historical novel, this one set in Union County at the Nicholson Mansion, the home of her friend, Lynn Mornane.
“It will reflect back on the Civil War but it will take place in the 1920s,” Brewer said. “It will take place in Nicholson Mansion and Emslie Nicholson will be the main character. It will feature lots and lots of Union County history.”
For more about Nancy B. Brewer and her works go to www.nancybbrewer.com.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.