Busting Stereotypes In The South Through Romance

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Author Ellen Heath writes feminism novel with a romantic twist.

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Women need a heroine to identify with, to be inspired by, and Martha serves in a very contemporary way.

A twisting tale of romance in the south, Ellen Heath’s new book caters to women looking for a cozy fall read. A story of a woman going back in time to find out who she is and who she can become in the future, Heath’s new book turns southern stereotypes upside down.

Heath’s new book touches many hot topics, like healthcare, incest and a challenging family dynamic, among many others. The heroine of the novel, Martha, must learn to stand up for her husband and herself. She draws from her own sexuality and competitive edge to battle the sultry aunt, Edwinna.

“The Inheritance” takes place over one week in a small Alabama town where Martha and her husband, Sam, have gone for the reading of a will. The terms of the will invite them to return and settle in his hometown. However, Martha soon realizes that Sam’s aunt, a beautiful sexual predator who has created havoc within his distinguished family for years, will make him her next target. Before the week is up, she will have to tap into the courage and competitive spirit that made her a champion athlete to save her life and her marriage.

“Martha, in the story, is the classic spunky heroine of romance novels. However, she differs in that she has already married a wonderful, handsome man and will now face the challenge of keeping him. Women need a heroine to identify with, to be inspired by, and Martha serves in a very contemporary way,” says Heath.

Heath, who has written multiple books on a variety of topics, got her inspiration for “The Inheritance” from her own family many years ago in Alabama. “They were prominent people in a very small town.”

Her new book also addresses southern patriarchy, replacing common stereotypes instead with a modern, athletic, inspiring and beautiful woman.

The Inheritance
By Ellen Heath
ISBN: 987-1-4582-0268-0
Paperback: $13.99
Available at http://www.amazon.com

About the author
Like the main character in “The Inheritance”, Ellen Heath was born in the South, raised in the West. She now lives and writes in “The City Different,” Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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