Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tempest's Course -- where the past meets the present in New Bedford, Mass.

Tempest's Course is the latest release in the Quilts of Love book series from Abingdon Press.

Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a more than 150-year-old Mariner's Compass quilt, with one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House where the quilt is stored. Tom Pereira, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky coastline, is the caretaker employed by the mysterious absent owner of Gray House.

Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she is drawn out of her self-imposed shell and embraces the family God has given her after her own family failed her. As Kelly reads stories in a journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns there is no transgression beyond God's forgiveness, but the real obstacle is forgiving herself. During her and Tom's journey to grace and love, an unknown force works to keep both of them from discovering a long-buried truth that will change their lives forever.

What readers are saying:
"Reminds me of a Gothic novel by Victoria Holt or Phyllis Whitney."

"Love hearing all the New England things in the book, wicked, D&D coffee, clam chowdah, treasures of days gone by."

"My favorite part of 'Tempest's Course' is Kelly's job as a conservator! It was amazing to see inside her job as she worked to repair the quilt"!

"From her background she knows she is never alone, God is with her always. Story flows seamlessly with each twist and turn that comes up."

Friday, November 29, 2013

Join me for a Christmas Bee

Authors Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter and I are gearing up to ring in the Christmas season with a "Christmas Bee" Facebook Party on December 10th! Our publisher, Abingdon Press, is celebrating the release of the two latest Quilts of Love releases, The Christmas Quilt and Aloha Rose, with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and the December 10th Facebook party. Here's the link here. Make sure you follow it and mark your calendar! The deadline to enter the drawing for the Kindle Fire HDX is November 30. We'll also have more giveaways at the event. I hope to "see" you there.