It’s Release Day for my new English historical novel, Shine Like the Dawn, and I can’t wait to share this story with you! Please read on for some fun events and giveaways happening this week and next!
When you read Shine Like the Dawn you’ll be swept away to England in 1903 with family drama, inspiration, romance, and a mystery. Visit your local bookstore or order your copy online. Here’s a summary of the story:
“In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister, Violet. Several years earlier, a terrible event shattered their idyllic family life and their future prospects. When Maggie discovers her father’s journal she begins to wonder if what happened to her family that day on the lake might not have been an accident.
Maggie’s childhood friend, Nathaniel Harcourt, returns from serving in the Royal Navy and inherits his father’s estate, Morningside Manor. He also assumes partial control of his father’s engineering company and the duty of repaying an old debt to Maggie’s family. But years of separation between Nate and Maggie have taken a toll, and Maggie is uncertain if she can trust her old friend, especially when his family may be tied to the tragedy that changed the course of her life.
Can Maggie let go of the resentment that keeps her from forgiving Nate–and being reconciled with God? Will the search for the truth about the tragedy draw the two friends closer or leave them both with broken hearts?
You can read Shine Like the Dawn’s prologue and first chapter on this page.
I hope you’ll join me on my Facebook Author Page Tuesday – Saturday, Feb. 21 – 25, at 3:00 pm Eastern for some fun live video chats. I’ll be talking about the story behind Shine Like the Dawn, the characters, the setting, and more. You can ask questions and leave comments, and I’ll have a new giveaway each day. Even if you can’t listen live you’ll have 24 hours after each video posts to leave a comment and enter the drawing. Here are some of the fun prizes you could win: A lovely garden tea towel, A Keep Calm Tea Canister Set filled with some of my favorite teas, one of two pretty mugs, and pen and note set.
The Book Launch Celebration continues with a prize package giveaway hosted here on my blog February 25 – March 6. Stop by and enter for your chance to win some lovely prizes including a signed copy of Shine Like the Dawn, a journal set, a pen set, and a lovely reading journal.
I’m delighted that Shine Like the Dawn is being featured on a Celebrate Lit Blog Tour February 21 – March 6. Follow the tour and enter a four-book giveaway! For more info visit the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Page.
Thank so much for purchasing your copy of Shine Like the Dawn and joining in the celebration with me!
Until next time . . . Happy Reading!