Title: Hearts Communion
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Cover blurb: Jeremy “JB” Edwards dreams of one thing: Having a loving wife and children of his own. Not a surprising ambition, since he was raised at the heart of a large, tight-knit family. Monica Kittelski spends her days at Sunny Horizons Daycare Center pouring her heart and faith into other people’s children. But Monica harbors one impossible dream: Having children of her own someday. JB and Monica seem the perfect match, but what will come of their electric, sassy relationship when Jeremy learns of Monica's infertility? Hopes and reality collide when they must confront the idea of finding God's plan and following His will when a dearest hope is destined to remain unfulfilled. Can these two loving, passionate hearts survive a communion of dreams and reality?
1) How did this story come to you?
Hearts Communion is part of my Woodland Series, so it bloomed as I settled into this very special fictional church and got to ‘know’ my characters. The series centers around a church in suburban Detroit called Woodland. Woodland stands along the shoreline of a gorgeous and picturesque lake called Lake St. Clair. These inspirational romances center around a few of the parishioners who worship there.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It all began with a contest win. White Rose Publishing sponsored the “Hearts Crossing” contest with the grand prize being publication. I was blessed by a win, but here’s the funny part: as I waited for the results of the contest, a series came to life in my heart. I had to tell these stories, whether I won the contest win or not. Hearts Surrender followed as book 2 in the series, and Hearts Communion is book 3. Hearts Key concludes the series early next year…although my editor has said, “You know…there are more parishioners, and more stories you could tell if you want to keep it going…” I like hearing that kind of reaction.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m a collector of antique salt cellars. I garden and weed to break episodes of writer’s block. I’m a Food Channel addict.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m developing another series for White Rose Publishing called ‘Sal’s Place.’ Sal’s Place is a comfy, family owned diner with lots of regulars, and employees, who I can see embracing some amazing stories of faith and love! My publisher is also considering a mainstream Christian novel I’ve tentatively titled Devotion. Devotion studies a marriage on the rocks, and how only God can get you through the tough times in a long-term, committed relationship. Writing it has been a complete joy, and such an eye-opening journey! I’ll keep you posted on developments!
5) Parting comments?
I’m grateful to be part of your blog today! Thank you so much for creating a wonderful space on the ‘Net! Also, I love hearing from readers, so please, connect with me via my links below and let’s hang out!
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.marianneevans.com/, http://www.marianneevans.blogspot.com/, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marianne-Evans/308711716744 is my Facebook reader’s page
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