Friday, 13 March 2009

Coming in late 2009 from Waterbrook Multnomah

As promised, here's a look at Tamara Leigh's upcoming novel, another one I can't wait to read!

I really like the covers Waterbrook Multnomah have chosen for these books, especially the symbolism in Limelight. Read the synopsis and you will know what I mean.

Click on the links to preorder or learn more about the author.

Enjoy :)

Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh

Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick, North Carolina, twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in LA. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler.

Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s.

Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle, she is unprepared for Uncle Obe’s rugged, blue-eyed gardener. So just who is Axel Smith? Why does he think making amends is more than just making restitution? And why, oh why, can’t she stay on task? With the Lord’s help, Piper is about to discover that although good PR might smooth things over, only the truth will set her free.

Releasing September, 2009

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

Releasing October, 2009

Limelight by Melody Carlson

Claudette Fioré used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.

Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fioré questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it’s too late to change.

Releasing October, 2009


Unknown said...

*sings* It's your biiiirthday, Haaaappy Biiiirthday

Deborah said...

whoa they totally changed the cover and title of Tamara's book from the one shown on Amazon! the new cover looks suspiciously like the cover of The Only Best Place by Carolyne Aarsen

Amy @ My Friend Amy said...

I love all of the covers!!!!! Can't wait for Picket Fences!

Anonymous said...

Love the White Picket Fences and Limelight covers. Not the first one so much. Blue skirt with green shoes? And not even stilettos? Huh-uh.

Jenny said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Rel! *hugs*

Love the covers for Limelight and White Picket Fences, but I liked the original cover (and title) for Tamara's book. But I do enjoy her books so I guess I'll overlook the cover...*grin*

Unknown said...

So love it when you put these tidbits up, even though it's painful to watch for the books I so long for!

And I know I'm late (as usual), but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY DEAREST FRIENDS EVER!!

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