Save My Place
A love story set in the South during the 1960s and 70s against the backdrop of the Vietnam war
BLESSED WITH AN INNATE OPTIMISM AND A MAGICAL CHILDHOOD, Elisabeth Belle Sterling discovers that the path to happily-ever-after love is not as easily obtained as she had always imagined.
The Camelot-like love she longs for seems like only a dream until she meets the handsome Kincaid Patterson, a West Point graduate who carries a dark secret from his past.
Theirs is a passionate and unconditional love that has to confront a painful past, heart-searing separation, and the greatest of all tragedies. But the biggest obstacle is the loss of faith that threatens to undermine all that they have.
Save My Place is a beautifully written love story of two people who search deep within their souls to save each other through their love and devotion.
"Save My Place is a rare find, the kind of inspirational, old-fashioned novel you can't wait to recommend to your friends. Gracefully, tenderly, Olivia deBelle Byrd has penned an uplifting story of love, loss, and the courage to carry on despite the inevitable heartbreaks life brings our way."
--Cassandra King, author of The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life
"With her popular book of essays, Miss Hildreth Wore Brown—Anecdotes of a Southern Belle, Olivia deBelle Byrd pulled at the funny bone of a multitude of readers. Now with her wonderful debut novel, Save My Place, she successfully pulls at the heartstrings. In a moving and grounded narrative voice, Byrd paints a portrait of new love, family secrets, unspeakable loss, treasured childhood memories, and redemption—all set against the backdrop of a changing world during the Vietnam War. Save My Place is as bright and uplifting as the Florida sun where the novel's protagonist, Elisabeth, retreats to mend the broken pieces of her life. It is not to be missed."
--Michael Morris, author of Man in the Blue Moon