Sunday, 18 January 2009

Character Spotlight and Aussie Giveaway ~ Sherri Sand's Sierra Montgomery

Due to internet access problems on our holiday, I was unable to post two planned spotlights last week, for which I apologise. The good news is that you will have two extra spotlights to read this week on top of my regular Monday and Thursday spotlight posts ~ enjoy!

Today the spotlight shines on.........................Sierra Montgomery and Ross Morgan

Sherri Sand is a lovely person and a great writer! Her debut novel is fabulous so I was thrilled Sherri wanted to share more about her characters in this spotlight. We would love your comments!

Brief physical description

Sierra has dark shoulder length hair and dark eyes while Ross has more of a rugged look.

Actor/famous person who might resemble her/him

Matthew McConaughy makes a great Ross.

Sierra reminds me of Faith Hill in classiness, but her coloring is more Shania Twain.

Strengths and weaknesses

Sierra is warm-hearted and loyal, but has been hurt by an ex-husband and a dominating parent, so tends to be guarded even though she's drawn to Ross.

Ross's dyslexia kept him from succeeding in school and from gaining his dad's approval, so he tends to let his desire to succeed in business overshadow relationships.

Quirk (if any)

Sierra is terrified of horses due to a childhood accident. So when Chance, the horse she inherits, keeps getting loose on Ross’s property and into his landscaping plants, she ends up in quirky situations (like the time she was trapped in a hydrangea bush) trying to round up a horse she’s convinced is out to trample her.

Your inspiration for the character.

I wrote Leave it to Chance during a tough season in my life. Sierra and the struggles she faces, especially with her son, came to life as I navigated my own challenges. There are quite a few parallels between her life and mine. As the story unfolded, Ross evolved into a complex man who grew and developed as he faced his own trials.

Book Synopsis.

Single mom of three, Sierra Montgomery is desperate to find a new job to keep from having to move back home and be smothered to death by her mother’s good intentions and overbearing love. Then Sierra inherits Chance, a quirky old gelding that brings Ross Morgan, a handsome landscaper who happens to have an empty barn and fenced pasture, into her life.

But Sierra has a secret. She’s terrified of horses and wary of attractive men. Yet seeing the way her angry son idolizes Ross and adores that old horse forces Sierra to confront her fears and decide if she’s going to remain distrustful and self-reliant, or seek help from God and those who love her.

Thanks Sherri ~ I loved this book and can't wait to read your next story! I hope you are writing away ;-)

Tomorrow the spotlight will shine on debut author Jennifer Erin Lavent's Jessilyn Lassiter ~ please stop by and encourage Jennifer :)

Relz Reviewz Extras

Review of Leave It To Chance

Interview with Sherri

Visit Sherri's website and blog

Buy Sherri's book at Amazon and Koorong


To enter post a comment before midnight on Sunday 25th January, 2009. Please note you must have an Aussie mailing address to be eligible to enter :)


Sharon Hinck said...

I LOVED this story. Sherri's characters live and breathe and are so warm and fun to spend time with.

The Tri Road said...

I really enjoyed this book too and your character spotlights add an extra dimension to the experience. Thank you.

Sherri said...

Thank you for the kind comments! It was a fun book to write! (Hopefully my kids never read it and discover the less than savory sides of themselves exposed there!)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Please put my name down for it. Thanks.

Naomi said...

I would love to win this one as well. Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Yes please Rel. Sounds like a good one.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really good. Please enter me. thanks =D

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another great book Rel - please enter me. And I love the insights given by the character spotlight!

Anonymous said...

Hi, sounds like a good book. Please enter me in please. Thank-you.

Allison said...

Hi Rel, one can never have too many books to share around. Would love to win this one.

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