If you ask me which book is my favorite, I’ll try not to answer your question. Frankly it feels like you’re asking me to choose a favorite child. An impossible task!
There are elements of each book that make it unique.
This week I’ve received the new covers for my three Ohio WWII romances, and so my thoughts have focused on them and my new legal suspense series.
There’s something special about a book that’s genesis occurred in a museum exhibit in London that I almost walked by. There’s something special about a story that starts with the wedding rather than ends with it. And there’s something heart-capturing about a story where the heroine shares my darkest moment. A Promise Kept is all of those.
With Beyond Justice my friends are noting the similarities between Hayden and me – and they are numerous. But Josie in A Promise Kept also has a lot of me in her. She’s ready for marriage, but the reality is different and more than she expected. Then she’s hit with a grief that leaves her feeling like her body has turned on her. And it’s a grief that she largely has to carry on her own. Art just can’t enter it with her.
Then there’s Kat. Kat is Josie’s spunky younger sister. She’s 17 and thinks she’s ready for all that life has for her. Then in A Promise Forged she’s on her own for the summer as a professional ball player in the All American Girls Professional Softball League. It was so fun to write her, and I had my oldest in mind as I wrote her. My girl is almost Kat’s age now, and there’s so much fight and commitment in her that’s just like Kat. It’s what I envisioned when I wrote the book several years ago, and it’s fun to watch that come true with my girl.
I could keep going talking about my heroines and why they have pieces of me or women I know in them, but instead I’m going to enjoy these covers and celebrate with another book giveaway. Have I mentioned how much I love giving them away?
What’s your favorite cover on a book? I’d love to know what caught your eye.