Friday, May 11, 2007
This is great news for two reasons:
1. It means that Christian publishers support their best authors. (I'm telling you these books nominated are some of the best books I've read in our industry.)
2. It encourages me to keep at plugging away at my novel.
Question: What does book awards like the Christys mean to this industry?
Publishers Weekly SynopsisHunky actor Dayne Matthews and the lovely Katy Hart are engaged to be married, but they face a dilemma: how to plan a private wedding that won't be overrun by reporters desperate for a shot of the Hollywood heartthrob tying the knot? Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
An excerptA W I N T R Y W I N D blew across Bloomington the day after Thanksgiving, and it reminded Katy Hart that the seasons had changed. Not just in the air around town but in her life as well. After all they’d been through, after every good-bye they’d ever told each other, this time Dayne Matthews wasn’t going back home.
He was home.
The walk around Lake Monroe was Dayne’s idea—returning to the place where their hearts first connected, the place where they could always find their own world no matter what paparazzi or media circus waited for them at the other end of the wooded path.
They held hands, their pace slow and easy. The shock of the past week’s events wasn’t wearing off, but it was sinking in. For the first time in his life, Dayne had a family waiting for him around the corner, people he could visit after Sunday church services or invite over for a barbecue. Sisters and a brother and a father who would welcome him and listen to him and laugh with him. People who saw him not as Dayne Matthews, Hollywood star, but as Dayne, the missing member of the Baxter family.
Katy breathed deep and looked up through barren branches to the bright blue sky beyond. “We’re dreaming, right?”
My ReviewComing soon...
What book would you recommend for me to read this summer?
2006 Best Summer Reading Fest