Today, as we celebrate the Declaration of Independence being signed so long ago, let
us not forget to be grateful for those who stepped out in bravery for freedom.
And let's get ready to celebrate the second book of the Summer Creek series!!
Some of you may know the story...I'd been writing for pretty much my whole life, getting close to being published, but then getting a no every time. At the beginning of June 2019, after a spring of losses in my personal life, I read a call on the ACFW email loop for Christmas novellas. That was June 6. The deadline was the end of the month. With a lifetime of experience behind me, I sat down and wrote Christmas Confusion in three and a half weeks. Then, Anaiah Press bought the book!
Because of the rush to meet that deadline, I hadn't had time to send the manuscript to friends to proofread or even to my mentor to read. When my mentor, Eloisa James, did read the book, she said, "Now, I want to hear the sisters' stories."
I had already started a new book, The Christmas Promise (I'm working on finishing it now), but I put it aside and started writing Shelby's story. I finished her book by December 2019. The book went to Anaiah and my editor was surprised it was a full-length novel. They didn't have space to publish a full-length novel in 2020. But they would consider it for 2021. Not wanting to lose momentum and not wanting to wait a whole other year before publishing something else, I (you guessed it) sat myself down and wrote Christmas on Ocracoke and finished it by June.
But now it's 2021, and it's Shelby's turn!! Available this Tuesday (pre-order now).
Also, let me invite you to the online launch party on Facebook, Tuesday night, July 6, from 7 to 9 pm ET.
Sweet Summer, here we come. :)
Back cover blurb:
Shelby Marano is the youngest of three sisters and was always Daddy’s baby girl—until her father was murdered when she was only eight years old. Ever since, she’s been running from anyone or anything that could truly hurt her. Instead, she seeks calculated thrills that leave her exhilarated, but when she’s caught outside during a summer storm, she quickly realizes not all adventures are within her control.
Tyler Burgess struggles with the responsibility of caring for a mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Forced to take a leave of absence from work and put his life on hold, his only reprieve is the volunteer work he does at the local museum. When a soaking-wet Shelby barges in, he offers her both refuge from the rain and a safe place to land. She’s the breath of fresh air he didn’t know he needed.
Tyler proves to be much more than just a nerd in a history museum, but what she finds out about him is a deal-breaker for her. As family health issues and an unknown stalker threaten Shelby’s perfect little world, she learns a hard lesson: no one can hide from the dangers of life. Can Shelby let her sisters, Tyler, and even more importantly, God, show her in one Sweet Summer that love is worth taking the risk?
Available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097YVT32P/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Christina+Sinisi&qid=1625335039&s=books&sr=1-3