Novelist and Children's Author

Press Release & Watercolor Dreams Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Faith, Fiction | 15 comments

Watercolor Dreams Release Week and Book Giveaway!




Take a risk and follow your dreams.

Stepping out in faith to pursue one’s passion takes tremendous courage.


NEW Watercolor Dreams Cover


Santa Cruz: Life frequently doesn’t go our way. Maybe your parents have been overprotective or have planned your life. Perhaps you’ve been betrayed or abandoned by loved ones and now you have a hard time trusting and giving your heart. Maybe you’ve left your home and everything you know in order to use your talents and chase your dreams.


In her first historical romance, titled Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books/ October 7, 2014/ ISBN 978- 1938708435/ $14.99), Sherry Kyle introduces readers to two characters in the artist community of 1910 who are forced to confront their inability to accept God’s perfect plan for their lives.


While reading Watercolor Dreams, the reader will learn that when you aren’t afraid to take a risk and follow your passions, God will use your gifts to His glory in surprising and unexpected ways.


Watercolor Dreams was inspired by Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Our timing is different than God’s timing, but He will bless us when we seek Him. The answer may be different than what we hoped or imagined—but always better. Every one of us has had heartache and loss in our lives, but when we are “kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you,” (Ephesians 4:32) then our hearts will be ready and open to love again.


Sherry Kyle is the author of two contemporary novels, Delivered with Love and The Heart Stone. Kyle also writes books for 8-12 year old girls, including the award-winning title The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, as well as The Girl’s Guide to Your Dream Room. Kyle has a degree in Communications and a minor in Bible from Biola University, and lives in Central California with her husband and four children.


Media: Sherry Kyle is available for interviews to promote the release of Watercolor Dreams. To request a review copy, schedule an interview, or for more information, please contact Sherry Kyle here.


Readers: To enter the book giveaway, please leave a comment below describing a painting in your home and what you love about it. Also, please leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner. US and Canada only please. I’ll announce the winner on my blog on Friday, October 10. 


* And the winner is  . . . Brenda Foster! Congratulations, Brenda! *


Join the conversation and post a comment.

  1. Mary Struck

    The painting in my home that I love the most is actually a pencil drawing! It is a drawing of my son when he was about 4-5 playing with his cousin of the same age. They are sitting on the beach playing in the sand and they discover a star fish. It reminds me of simpler times and memories of long lazy days spent in “Discovery” and wonder of childhood.

  2. Dan Waltz

    My house is full of paintings as I’m an artist specializing in wildlife (watercolor) paintings. You can see them on my website… but I will describe an original painting handed down to me from my parents, which hangs in my hallway. I was with them when they bought it about 40 years ago at local gallery. It is a beautiful oil on canvas. It depicts a cabin in a heavily wooded area with a waterwheel attached and a stream flowing to the foreground. The autumn colors are perfect for this time of year in Michigan. A nice get away indeed.

    • Sherry Kyle

      Hi Dan,

      Thanks for joining in. How fun to meet an artist! I checked out your website. The one that caught my eye was titled Abandoned Shack. Very intriguing! Of course, my mind is whirling with characters that would stumble upon it. Haha! I can picture the painting you described and feel like I’ve seen it somewhere.

      • Dan Waltz

        Thanks for taking the time to view my work. The Abandoned Shack is ones of my favorites and will be written in to one of my books one day for sure. Your book title and cover caught my eye and is on my TBR list for sure. Good luck with your book. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  3. brenda foster

    My husband and I bought a small painting of the duomo in Florence, Italy. Whenever I look at it, I am reminded of that spring evening when climbed to the top of the baptistry, and how Aaron pushed me way out of my comfort zone (I’m not a big fan of heights). Just like God is trying to push me out other comfort zones! The view at the top is incredible!

    • Sherry Kyle

      Hi Brenda,

      Yes, it’s good to be pushed out of our comfort zones. Helps us grow. But it’s scary! Having a historical romance published is a scary step for me, but I’m enjoying the journey. Your painting sounds beautiful.

  4. Donna McCrary

    My husband and I were given an oil painting as a wedding present by a dear elderly lady in our church. The picture is of a small faded gray wooden house with a large oak by a pond. There are flowers around the house and laundry on the line. A boat is on the edge of the pond with a cane pole and can of worms. Thus painting g has always been our dream place. It was painted and given with love and has been an emblem of our love for one another.

    • Sherry Kyle

      That’s beautiful, Donna! I love paintings that are sentimental like that. We have one in our house too. It’s an ocean scene that my husband watch the neighbor lady paint when he was three years old.

  5. Caryl Kane

    My favorite painting is a deer in a snow scene by a river. Reminds me of the scripture …as the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after thee.

    I’m looking forward to reading “Watercolor Dreams”! psalm103and138″AT”gmail”DOT”com

    • Sherry Kyle

      Hi Caryl,

      I really like that verse…and song! 🙂 Do you know that one? Whenever I see a deer, I think about God’s promises to us. Thanks for joining in.

  6. Laura Bennet

    I’m so excited for you, Sherry! One of my favorite paintings is a deserted street scene in old England or some European town. Gas lamps cast a warm glow that glistens off the cobblestones. It makes me want to live there. And I’ve been to Colmar, France that is very much like the scene in my painting. I think I’d like to go write there.

    • Sherry Kyle

      Thank you, Laura!

      You’ve been such an incredible support of my writing, and I really appreciate you. Your painting sounds beautiful! I love cobblestone streets. Did you know the place I like to go in Carmel is called The Cobblestone Inn?

  7. amyc

    I have a painting hung that I did in high school of an old ghost town at sunset. It has beautiful vibrant colors in it.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com