Have I told you anything about my next book?
It’s probably time to do so. We’re still a ways out from my release date, but I’m feeling excited about this book today, so let’s talk about it, shall we?
Mountains Between Us
Okay, so I really love this book. It’s another Rose Creek novel in that it’s set in the same town and has a few overlapping characters as The House at Rose Creek, but it’s a still a stand alone novel with all new protagonists. The backdrop for the story is a Rehabilitative Boarding School called Rockbridge Academy nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains. (those pictured right up there. Beautiful, right? I love living here. If you’ve never visited Western North Carolina, you should make it your next vacation destination. Trust me. You won’t be disappointed. If you come, call me. We’ll have lunch.)
We were talking about the book, yes?
Here’s the cast of important characters:
Henry: A recently divorced father and English teacher struggling to find his place at a school that challenges his abilities as a teacher and forces him far outside his comfort zone.
Eliza: A licensed clinical counselor that joins the Rockbridge Staff and changes everything for more than one person. (Hint? Henry’s totally one of them.)
Flip: The handsome, outdoorsy wilderness team leader at Rockbridge that falls in love with Eliza and saves the day more than once. (His name is actually Frederick, but everyone calls him Flip.) And did I mention? He was born in Ireland so listening to him talk is a lovely, lovely thing.
There are others… students and directors, fellow counselors and teachers, estranged parents, siblings, and ex-in-laws. There is misunderstanding and fear and forgiveness and love. This book is a romance–more than The House at Rose Creek, for sure. But it’s also a book about finding peace when it’s been missing for a really long time. It’s about family. It’s about overcoming personal challenges. But there IS kissing. So, you know, romance. That scares some people. So consider yourself WARNED.
I’m so very excited to share this book with all of you. The next few months will be fun. Release date is early September so before too long I’ll have a cover to show you. Fun, right?
Thanks for coming along on this journey, guys. I don’t say that often enough. It’s a dream come true to be writing these kinds of bookish posts. And it’s only possible because of lovely friends, fans and readers that, well, READ.
Know what I think? I think you should go buy a book today. (I bought six this morning. Heh. That will be fun to work into the budget. Interested in what I bought? If you ask in the comments, I’ll totally tell you!)