Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am so delighted to have Cynthia here today telling us a little bit more about her book!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Her Hope Discovered
Series: Welcome to Ruby #1
Author: Cynthia Herron
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 31, 2018
Is the sure thing worth risking for the possibility of maybe?
Charla Winthrop, a savvy business
woman seeking a permanent lifestyle change in small-town Ruby, learns that
things aren’t always what they appear when she takes up residence in a house
steeped in charm and a hint of mystery.
Rumor has it that Sam Packard the town carpenter is her go-to guy for home remodeling, but can Charla convince him to help her—with no strings attached, of course?
Alone far too long, Sam’s prayed that God would send him a wife and a mother for his daughters. However, the new Ruby resident is hardly what he imagined. A new place to call “home,” the possibility of what might be, and the answer to someone’s prayers unite this unlikely pair with the help of the town’s residents.
Nestled in the Ozarks’ hills and hollows is Ruby, Missouri, a quaint, cozy town where “neighbor” is merely another word for “friend.” Ruby will charm and delight as will her quirky, lovable characters who will steal your heart, but hand it right back—with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Savor your new friends’ sorrows and successes in the community where offbeat is perfect and mishaps and mayhem never tasted so good.
Hi, friends ~ I’m delighted to join you!
Today I thought you might enjoy learning a little more about Her Hope Discovered, book one in my Welcome to Ruby series.
It’s a bitter-cold day here in the Ozarks, but let’s warm up with a cup of coffee and draw back the curtain on our little fictional town where there’s always pie and a smile to warm us.
Imagine, if you will, a quaint, cozy community wrapped in fall and nestled within the Ozarks’ foothills.
There’s a smattering of churches and well-lit homes, the Come and Get It Diner, Hattie’s Hair Care, and Nora and Ned’s General Market. A little farther down Main Street, we spy Ernie’s Automotive and Marshall Reality. A few streets over is the local school, and out on the fringe of town, Sunset Meadows, a think-out-of-the-box retirement village.
At the center of it all is Ruby, Missouri’s heartbeat—her citizens—our friends and neighbors who live there, good souls who’ve never met a stranger.
These quirky, lovable characters, despite their faults and foibles, easily endear themselves to those who visit and those who decide to stay for a while…or forever.
There’s Sam Packard, the town carpenter, keeper of secrets and doting daddy to two motherless little girls.
Fancy-mannered, new resident Charla Winthrop who’s ditched personal and professional obligations in favor of solitude and independence.
Edwin Ramsey, pillar of faith and mission-minded prayer warrior.
Delia Scroggins or “Aunt Delia,” as coined by the Packard family—heart-mender and kisses of boo-boos.
Town deputy and beloved local Horace J. Sapp, and Hattie our favorite hairdresser, Horace’s better half for twenty-five years and counting.
Jerry Marshall, local real estate agent and his wife Ann who welcome all with open arms.
Across the way, we “give a shout” to Ida Mae Hoscutt, big-hearted and down-to-earth proprietress of the Come and Get It Diner—the locals’ favorite hang-out.
There are others.
Good folks like Nora and Ned Brewster, owners of Nora and Ned’s General Market, who help patrons shop for everything from A to Z.
Ernie of Ernie’s Automotive who knows his way around a vehicle like a surgeon does the golf course—er, operating room.
Wave with me, please, at Pastor Bill and Sister Sharon, the preacher and his wife who’ll bless your socks off…or at least offer to wash them for you!
And heavenly days, let’s not forget the cream in our coffee. The One who adds flavor to life and invites us to savor it.
Her Hope Discovered, book one in my Welcome to Ruby series, is a story of love, longing, and second chances. It’s about imperfect people facing real-life problems, perhaps, in a kinder, gentler season on the fringe of your own hometown and mine.
I started writing this series at a time I felt we needed more “good” in this world. I find it’s as true now as it was then.
While some say fiction is merely an escape from reality—that it’s wasted, mindless drivel in light of real-life disasters—I would agree maybe that’s how it seems. And then I’d respond with this.
Is anything that draws us a little closer to God and makes us believe in humanity’s goodness ever really wasted?
Is immersing ourselves in fictional towns and characters, while weighing solutions to tangible problems, really mindless?
Are laughing and crying our way through a book less meaningful than the catharsis the evening news would offer?
Are living and breathing the same thing?
It depends on that word. Perspective.
But to me, you can’t have one without the other. And for those who choose to?
That’s why I wrote this book.
Her. Hope. Discovered.
Because who can’t use a little more of that—hope?
I pray you discover yours as you read! 😊
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cynthia writes Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction from the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A hopeless romantic at heart, she enjoys penning stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her Hope Discovered, her début novel and the first in a three-book series, released December 2018 with Mountain Brook Ink. “Cindy” has a degree in psychology and a background in social work. She is a member of ACFW, ACFW MozArks, and RWA. She is a 2017 ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2016 ACFW Genesis (Double) Finalist, and a 2015 ACFW First Impressions Winner. Her short story Words from the Heart appears in The Story Anthology (Karen Kingsbury/Family Fiction) via Salem Publications, 2014. Her work is represented by Sarah Freese at WordServe Literary. Besides writing, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a fondness for gingerbread men, miniature teapots, and all things apple. She also adores a great cup of coffee and she never met a sticky note she didn’t like. Cindy loves to connect with friends at her online home. She also hangs out on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. For love, fun, and encouragement ~Sign up for Cindy’s monthly e-NEWSLETTERS
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