Welcome to one of the first stops on the SWEET SEPTEMBER BLOG TOUR!
I have been a fan of Tricia Goyer for a long time, and when I was asked to be a part of this tour, I was thrilled to be able to promote Tricia's work to you. I've done it here before, and I'm sure I will again, since she's one of the most prolific gals out there. She's amazing and I admire her.
What makes this book unique for Tricia is that it's her first contemporary novel. She's written contemporary nonfiction, of course: Her Generation NeXt series attests to that. She blogs about being a Gen X parent. (She even Twitters! Which is cool.) Her novels, however, have been historicals up until now.
About the Blog Tour Contest:
Since Sweet September is all about family, Tricia wants to meet yours. Leave a comment on Tricia’s blog tour post sharing who your favorite family member is and why - and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win William-Sonoma’s Pumpkin Harvest Loaf Pan & Quick Bread Set.
About the book: (Book 2 of the Home to Heather Creek series)
Harvest time at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the kids don't seem to be getting into the spirit. One day while he's wandering through the fields, Christopher stumbles across an old piece of metal buried in the ground. He doesn't know what it is, but he hides it in the shed.
That night, the garden by the house is uprooted. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte is determined to find out, but is distracted when she gets news that Sam is failing school. The sullen teen is indifferent and won't study. He starts spending a lot of time with Pete. Though she loves her son dearly, Pete never finished high school, and Charlotte is afraid he'll encourage Sam to do the same. How can she help him get back on track?
A gripping story that examines the Stevenson family's history as well as its shaky future, Sweet September will bring you deeper into the loving community of Bedford and the deep ties of love that bind this broken family together. As they forge new connections, you'll be entertained, inspired, and reminded that God's grace can make all things new.
When I think of Guideposts, I don't automatically think of fiction. I think of the magazine, inspirational and tear-inducing. What surprised me about the first two books of the Heather Creek series is that they are inspirational without being emotionally manipulative! That is a big plus to me. This is well-written Christian fiction that is relevant to today's world without being saccharine. I am enjoying this series, and am afraid to say too much because I don't want to spoil the stories (and my regular readers KNOW how much I hate that!)!
If you'd like to see for yourself, check out Guideposts' website about the series and you can order there as well.
an aside: I'm going to be loaning both the first books to a friend of mine, so no giveaway this time.
Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.
Tricia’s website: www.triciagoyer.com
Tricia’s blog: http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com