THE DAY has arrived and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you all the COVER of my debut novel, How Sweet the Sound, with the incredibly gracious and gifted folks of David C. Cook, release date March 1, 2014!
It’s a Southern novel of second chances you won’t want to miss. (And in fact, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon already!)
But first, a little more about the story….
During the summer of 1980, a coastal Alabama family plagued by three generations of sin finds redemption in this tender Southern coming-of-age tale.
From a distance, the Harlans appear to be the perfect Southern family. Wealth and local fame mask the drama and dysfunction swirling through their family line. But as the summer heats up, a flood tide of long hidden secrets surface.
Devastation from a rape followed by the murder of two family members brings three generations of the Harlans together on their pecan plantation in Bay Spring, Alabama. Chief among them is Anniston, who by the time she turned thirteen thought she’d seen it all. But as her heart awakens to the possibility of love, she begins to deal with her loneliness and grief.
This tender Southern coming-of-age tale, inspired by the story of Tamar in 2 Samuel 13, shows how true healing and hope comes only from God. Though our earthly family can wound and disappoint, our heavenly Father is ever-present and always good.
…the breathtaking cover!!!
Isn’t it something? The artists who designed this are so incredibly talented, and I couldn’t be more honored by their rendering, or more grateful.
And I can’t wait for you all to read it soon! Stay tuned to this site for contests, teasers, excerpts and more as the publication date nears. We’re gonna have a grand time with this, just like young Anniston, the leading protagonist, would.
Let me know what you think of the cover and synopsis in the comments, below.