Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sweet September by Tricia Goyer

About Guideposts' Home To Heather Creek series:
Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

About Sweet September :
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(Uncle). 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.
My Review: I loved this new series. Tricia Goyer has authored book two in the new Home to Heather Creek series being put out by Guideposts. Each book is designed to be on its own as well as in the series. Tricia does a really good job too of letting you know what is going on without being obvious and working it into the current story. I came to really care about the characters in the book. Tricia always makes her characters come alive for the reader. I love the mystery she added into the book's plot. The setting is also beautiful and has really helped put me in the Fall mood. :) I highly recommend this wonderful new series. I was excited to hear she is currently writing book 7 in the series. I cannot wait to find out more about the characters lives. This is her first contemporary fiction book as she writes lots of great historical novels and nonfiction. Check out some of her other books on her website listed below and the wonderful contest she has going on for this book.

If you'd like to see for yourself, check out Guideposts' website about the series and you can order there as well.


Blog Tour Contest: Since Sweet September is all about family, Tricia wants to meet yours. Leave a comment on the Tricia’s blog tour post (http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2008/09/sweet-september-blog-tour.html) 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 Tricia: 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 .

1 comment:

Bookfool said...

Sounds like a sweet series. I'll have to look them up. Thanks, Brittanie!

Oh, and that pumpkin bread is heavenly. They were handing out samples at Williams-Sonoma, this weekend.