1. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (East Texas/Louisiana; Texan author)
2. Jessie's Mountain by Kerry Madden (North Carolina?)
3. Christy by Catherine Marshall (set in Tennessee/North Carolina)
4. I Am Scout by Charles J. Shields (author is from Virginia; Lee is from Alabama)
5. Savannah by Eugenia Price.
My favorite? It would be hard to choose between Jessie's Mountain and The Underneath. But since Jessie's Mountain is the third in a series, The Underneath is probably the one I'd recommend the most for those looking for something good to read.
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