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The Oak Island Book Club

In The Oak Island Book Club, Nicole and Drew are both trapped in difficult lives where their only escape is reading. A chance meeting at a bookstore in Southport, North Carolina, launches a long distance book club with just two members. As they read the same novels and discuss what life lessons they derive, they lift themselves up from the depths and a romantic attraction is
finally brought to the surface.


A Note from the Author

Historical fiction isn’t the easiest genre to write, primarily because of the restrictions in the language of character dialogue and the detail that goes into scene description, but I confess that the vast amount of research that went into this novel was a joy for the author, and hopefully makes the story more authentic for the reader. As you follow Sarah and Jacquerie along their journeys, you will notice a number of local landmarks in Winston, Salem, and surrounding environs. By incorporating as much local flavor as possible, my hope is that the reader can easily imagine the entire cast of characters in this unique time and place in American history, and their story comes to life in the imagination.


"Cameron Kent has a heart for people, especially the underdog and it shows in his writing. This novel is based in then Winston, NC, preceding the Civil War. Interwoven is the town of Salem and Yadkin River, near where I grew up. It is a glimpse into the mindset of southern slave owners and how they actually believed owning slaves was a biblical concept. It's a story of how one slave owner became friends with a runaway slave and saw first hand that every person deserves to be free. I loved it!"

Sandra M.

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