Monday, March 10, 2008

Library News from Author Robin Lee Hatcher

My friend Robin Lee Hatcher, a very well known name in the Christian fiction arena, has a new novel out. It's called The Perfect Life. Here's a blurb about the book: Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life. Married to Brad, a loving and handsome man, respected in their church and the community. Two grown daughters on the verge of starting families of their own. A thriving ministry. Good friends. A comfortable life.

She has it all—until the day a reporter appears with shocking allegations. Splashed across the local news are accusations of Brad's financial impropriety at his foundation and worse, of an affair with a former employee. Without warning, Katherine's marriage is shattered and her family torn apart. The reassuring words she's spoken to many brokenhearted women over the years offer little comfort now.

Her world spinning, Katherine wonders if she can find the truth in the chaos that consumes her. How can she survive the loss of the perfect life?

Publisher's Weekly says: "Hatcher is a dab hand with dialogue, which is one reason her characters are so well drawn: readers will feel empathy with all members of the family. Hatcher also gets kudos for creating, in Katherine's best friend, a sympathetic non-Christian character, something all too rare in faith fiction. This will be a surefire hit with Hatcher's many fans."

Sounds like a winner to me. Robin, I'd like to get a copy of this one! To go to Robin's web site, click here.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Library News From Author Deborah Raney

Leaving November is the second novel in the Clayburn Novels series from Howard/Simon & Schuster, written by my friend Deborah Raney. Deb is working on her 17th novel right now, and I can assure you, her fiction is good to the last page. Here's a little bit more to whet your appetite for Leaving November...

Daughter of the town drunk, Vienne Kenney has escaped Clayburn for law school in California. But after failing the bar exam—twice—she’s back home with her tail between her legs, managing Latte-dah, the Clayburn cafĂ© turned upscale coffee shop. Jackson Linder runs the art gallery across the street and Vienne has had her eye on him since she was a skinny seventh grader and he was the hunky high school lifeguard who didn’t know she existed. Now it’s his turn to fall for her and suddenly Clayburn seems like a pretty nice place to be...until Vienne discovers that Jack is fresh out of rehab and still struggling with the same addiction that ultimately killed her father.

For more on this book, Deb, and her other novels, click here.