The temperatures here in Round Rock are already breaking records, as I’ll bet they are in your area. If you’re looking to keep cool, be sure you get all the schedules of the pools near your house. :>)
I want to be honest—I feel terrible about Etch of a Promise not being available to you yet. But Covid slowed down the process of editing and took much longer than it normally would’ve taken. Their offices were probably under-staffed with sicknesses.
Now that I’m working on the cover design with the printers, we are on our way! Whew! I’m already half-finished with Book Two, so it should follow Book One in only a few months.
Etch of a Promise is a historical romance, in which I point out the differences between that era and today. ‘Courting etiquette’ was much different. Nicklaus and Maria were chastised for kissing in a public park! And when they were seen going to a farm together, gossip and accusations made life difficult for these two lovebirds.
But this story isn’t only about their romance. It’s about Nicklaus’s dream and his ambition—to become a Master Carpenter. He made huge sacrifices for that dream. But when he met Maria, he admired her inner strength. The story is also about building self-confidence, which we can all relate to.
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I was surprised that I loved reading historical fiction! I just picked out books that appealed to me. True stories, survival stories, even memoirs. I realized that I love getting into their shoes and re-living the conditions that these people lived in.
From my bookshelf of favorites, here’s my May book recommendation: Hazel Gaynor’s The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter is a moving story about a family isolated as keepers of the lighthouse and how one tragic night throws the daughter into the limelight as a heroine because she risks her life to save many people from drowning. It’s a wonderful true story of family togetherness, humility, and unrequited love.
Psst! I’m not just rambling when I tell you this news: when you share Etch of a Promise with your friends, you’ll be entered in a drawing! You’ll get a copy of a great historical fiction book (the title is a secret) and a little chocolate and coffee to enjoy while you’re reading.
Share the QR code with him or her, or they can go to my website for the chapter:
Just let me know which friend you shared with. They’ll get my newsletter too.
Warm wishes and big hugs,
P.S. ‘Writerly Wramblings’ is a once-a-month email. As a subscriber, you might be asked to vote on the best cover for Etch of a Promise. As soon as the proofs are ready I’ll email them out to everyone.
Although I’d hate for you to unsubscribe, the link to do so is at the bottom of each newsletter. But I hope you’ll stick around, cheer me on and enjoy this ‘debut novel’ adventure with me!