ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi. He is an attorney and former mayor. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in political science, in addition to a law degree. David has written three novels and four screenplays. His third novel, The Third Gift, will be released this summer.
ABOUT THE BOOK - THE RISING PLACE
What if you found an old box of love letters from World War II, written by an old maid who had just died—would you read them? And what if you did and discovered an amazing story about unrequited love, betrayal, and murder that happened over seventy years ago?
A young lawyer meets Emily Hodge, a 75-year-old spinster shunned by her hometown society, and can't understand why she lives such a solitary and seemingly forgotten life. But the letters she leaves for him reveal how her choices caused her to be ostracized—but definitely not forgotten by those who loved her.