Novelist and Children's Author

Release Day for Road to Harmony and Book Giveaway

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Faith, Fiction |

Release Day

May 1st, 2017

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About the book:

Instead of sharing the back cover copy, which you can find here, I thought I’d share a different story …

The story behind the story …

It’s been a number of years since I wrote Road to Harmony. Truth is, this book, a historical romance, is my second novel. I wrote it in between my contemporary novels, Delivered with Love and The Heart Stone, and before Anna and Charles’s romance in Watercolor Dreams.

Here’s what happened…

After learning how much fun writing a novel can be (it’s like giving birth, truly!), I found a publishing company accepting submissions for a new romance line I had been reading. I researched a bit and discovered the small town of Harmony, California, and thought it was the perfect setting for a romance. My hero and heroine could struggle with finding peace in their lives, and with a town called Harmony, what better place to find love? So I called the editor and shared my idea. (Yes, I did.)

To my surprise, the editor liked it. Except instead of making it a contemporary story like I had envisioned, she suggested I write a historical. What? Me? Write a historical? I’m terrible with geography, just ask my husband, and all those historic details …

But I love a challenge and get pumped when I have a new project to work on. Besides, the historic facts I shared with the editor about the small town did add tension to the story. So off I went to write a historical romance. And I fell in love—with handsome, rugged Jonas, and beautiful, spirited Elena, and this genre! (Remember, I wrote Watercolor Dreams, another historical romance, after Road to Harmony.)

Why, you may ask, wasn’t the book published before now? All I can say is that’s the way of publishing! (And for the small detail that the romance line closed its doors.) Writers move on to their next project, and I obviously had too, but over the years I had always felt that Road to Harmony should be in print. My agent agreed. With her encouragement I entered the thrilling waters of indie-publishing.

And finally, the time has come!


To celebrate the release of Road to Harmony, I’m giving away a signed copy of the book and a $25 Starbucks Gift Card. Please leave a blog comment below for a chance to win! (United States residents only). The giveaway is from May 1-8, 2017. The winner will be announced here on my blog on May 9, 2017.

Thank you, all, for leaving a comment for a chance to win a copy of Road to Harmony and a $25 Starbucks gift card. I picked a number using, and the winner is …

Julie B.

Congratulations, Julie! I will send you an e-mail for the details.