Deborah Smith


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aka Jackie Leigh
aka Della Stone
aka Leigh Bridger

Bestselling Author
Co-founder, co-publisher
Vice-president, Editor in Chief
BelleBooks, Memphis, TN

Deborah Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of A Place to Call Home, and the No. 1 Kindle Bestseller The Crossroads Cafe, A Gentle Rain and other acclaimed romantic novels portraying life and love in the modern Appalachian South. A native Georgian, Deborah is a former newspaper editor who turned to novel-writing with great success.

With more than 35 romance, women's fiction and fantasy novels to her credit, Deborah's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Among her honors is a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine and a nomination for the prestigious Townsend L
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The Crossroads Cafe

3.84 avg rating — 4,268 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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A Place to Call Home

4.05 avg rating — 2,564 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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A Gentle Rain

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,714 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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On Bear Mountain

3.79 avg rating — 1,244 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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Sweet Hush

3.92 avg rating — 1,281 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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Mossy Creek (Mossy Creek, #1)

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3.65 avg rating — 1,146 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Alice at Heart (Waterlilies...

3.55 avg rating — 1,051 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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The Stone Flower Garden

3.79 avg rating — 918 ratings — published 2002 — 14 editions
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Blue Willow

4.11 avg rating — 690 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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When Venus Fell

3.93 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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“Wish it, believe it, and it will be so.”
Deborah Smith, Alice at Heart

“There’s something very freeing about losing the anchors that have always defined you. Frightening, sad, but exhilarating in a poignant way, as well. You’re free to float to the moon and evaporate or sink to the bottom of the deepest ocean. But you’re free to explore. Some people confuse that with drifting, I suppose. I like to think of it as growing.”
Deborah Smith, The Crossroads Cafe

“The hardest memories are the pieces of what might have been.”
Deborah Smith

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