“Annaliese From Off is a compelling story set in 1900’s Georgia, a world where both pristine land and human souls are entwined in their destinies. With vivid language and powerful characters, Lindy Carter takes the reader deep into a heart conflicted with profound needs and cultural expectations. I am enthralled with Annaliese, her brave life and her risky choices.”

Patty Callahan Henry
New York Times bestselling author

“In the face of the timbering holocaust that swept through the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1900’s, Annaliese confronts those who would slash every tree. Mother, lumber mill owner, innovator, Annaliese discovers her strengths and passion as she thwarts male domination and greed. You’ll cheer her on every step of the way. Annaliese, Sound and True is a beautiful, evocative book from an important new voice in fiction.”

Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times bestselling author

“Annaliese From Off is a powerful novel of fidelity and beauty pitted against greed and loss. Lindy Carter masterfully parallels the destruction of a marriage with the brutal devastation of virgin forests in 1900’s Georgia. I loved it.”

Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times bestselling author

“A work of women’s literary fiction that was amazingly well-written and highly entertaining.”
Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards judge’s review

“Deeply impressive debut novel.”

Historical Novel Society book review
Teresa Devine, May 2016

“Carter captures the spirit of the people and land of the north Georgia hills during this time of transformation . . . Highly recommended.”

Smoky Mountain News book review
Jeff Minick, March 2015