June has always conjured up images of the beach for me. More than a few of you are headed there with some great beach reads. Wish I could join you! Guess I'll have to pretend. If I could tag along, this is what I'd stuff in my tote - She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell, Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus, and Heart's Awakening by Delia Parr. All historicals, of course:)
Hearing Courting Morrow Little is on its way to you has been so much fun! Amanda from Rhode Island just got hers today! I'm looking for the FedEx man as I haven't gotten my copy yet. Haven't seen the back cover either so that will be a surprise. Other than that, I pretty much know the book inside and out:)
Some of you have asked me to post reviews of CML. I'll give a small sampling here. One early reader said the novel is "full of romantic intensity and fascinating historical detail." RT Book Reviews said, "While there are familiar characters from Frantz's first book, this novel stands alone. The vivid descriptions will bring the landscape to life and the excellent writing will keep readers turning pages." I especially like Christianbook's review ~ "a gripping tale of survival, secrets, and spirituality...finely tuned development of fascinating characters...a breathtaking love story that doubles as an exciting history and destiny lesson!"
Since reading is such a personal, subjective experience, every review will be unique. Some of you may like TFD more than CML - or the other way around:) Not all books are created equal. It takes courage to put your heart out there as that is what publishing a book amounts to. Then you have to take the bitter with the sweet. Generally, readers are very gracious. Sometimes I'm tempted to follow in the footsteps of Francine Rivers and James Scott Bell as they don't read reviews. I like to remember what author friend Ann Gabhart said - a review is simply one person's opinion, good or bad.
My friend and fellow 18th-century fan, Carrie, is hosting me today. We'll be giving away a copy of CML or TFD if you stop by and leave a comment. If you already have them, feel free to enter to give as a gift. Thanks so much, Carrie!
Have a wonderful weekend! If Morrow arrives at your door I'd love to hear!
Remember the day's blessings; forget the day's troubles. ~Early American Proverb