ALTON — A book-signing at Abundant Life Community Church will fund a mission trip to Panama.
Bestselling author Lisa Wingate will promote her new novel, “The Story Keeper” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the church, 3986 Humbert Road.
“The Story Keeper” (Sept. 1, Tyndale House Publishers) tells the story of New York editor Jen Gibbs, who has just moved from the mountains for the city when an anonymous manuscript lands on her desk. Automatically hooked, Jen reads the story of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped in the Appalachian mountains by dangerous men at the turn of the century. The mystery behind the manuscript sends Jen back to the place she thought she was finished with.
The afternoon tea and book talk will include books for purchase and signing. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Proceeds will help fund the church’s Panama mission trip working with the Gnobe Indians.
More information about Wingate is available on her website.