Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ROAD TO HARMONY - Sherry Kyle - One Free Book

Welcome back, Sherry. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
Some of the spiritual themes in my books are seeking God first (Love, Lexi), God’s love and forgiveness (Delivered with Love), rekindled faith and hope (The Heart Stone), trusting God for our future (Watercolor Dreams), and finding true peace and harmony in my new release, Road to Harmony.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I have a book for 8 - 12 year olds coming out in April 2018 from Zondervan that was a work-for-hire project. 

Cool. We need to feature it on the blog, too. If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper, preferably at the Magnolia Market at the Silos or at the Magnolia Bakery. I would love to talk about houses and design, and how she juggles it all.

Soon I’m going down to Waco for research on a historical novel I’m working on. We’ll, of course, visit everything Magnolia there. Chip Gaines was one of the speakers at our church’s Men’s Conference last year, and I volunteered in the book store, so I was able to slip in at the back when he spoke. Loved it! What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I would like to meet Lucy Maud Montgomery, the beloved author of Anne of Green Gables. I just started watching the new Netflix series Anne with an E, and it’s quite a bit darker than the version with actress Megan Follows. I’d like to know what LM Montgomery thinks about the interpretation and which version she’d recommend.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
I would tell writers that rejection is part of the writing business. You need a very thick skin to keep pursuing this dream. But for all those rejections, it only takes one publisher to say yes to see your manuscript in print. I would highly suggest writers be traditionally published first before attempting the self-publishing route to see what it takes to make a successful book.  

That’s good advice. I just got a call yesterday afternoon late telling me that my latest novel, that is an Indie published book, finaled in the Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Award contest. I had entered my last four traditionally published novels, but none of them made it this far. Tell us about the featured book.
Road to Harmony is a historical romance set in 1907 in Harmony Valley, California, about a young woman who is torn between her secret love and the shopkeeper her parents want her to marry.

Here is the back cover copy: 
Torn between love and loyalty, will they choose the road to harmony?

A cattle thief is loose in the valley, and Elena Seifert wants to help her father guard his dairy farm, but everyone thinks that’s a man’s job. When her childhood sweetheart returns to Harmony, her heart is torn between Jonas Bollinger, her secret love, and Lars Rissler, the wealthy middle-aged storeowner her parents hope she marries.

Jonas Bollinger never imagined he’d be back in Harmony Valley, but his pa isn’t well. When Jonas makes a promise he wishes he didn’t have to keep, he is torn between loyalty to his family and the woman he has loved since he was a boy.

Will Elena and Jonas find the inner peace to choose love and still do what is best for their families?

I’m eager to read it. Please give us the first page of the book.
Harmony Valley, California, 1907
“Come out with your hands up.” Elena Seifert pointed her father’s double barrel shotgun at the makeshift ditch trap. Man or beast, she was prepared. No more of Papa’s dairy cows would be stolen if she had anything to do with it.
           
The sun dipped behind the rolling hills, sending chills up Elena’s arms. She lifted her head to see what she’d caught. Better not go any closer.
           
“Elena, Mama’s calling for you,” Samuel drawled from behind. “Lars will be here any minute.” Her brother’s footsteps came toward her, his boots kicking the dirt beneath his shuffled gait.
           
Why did her brother pick this moment to come find her? Please, Lord, keep him away.
Lack of oxygen at birth left Samuel with impaired intelligence and motor skills. He was a walking miracle according to Doc Christen. Her spine trembled. She glanced at him for the briefest moment. “Stay back, Samuel.”
           
Elena startled when a man yanked the gun from her hand. “Didn’t anyone teach you to keep your eye on the target?” He was tall, medium build, and stood near enough that his warm breath brushed against her cheek. “And never give up your weapon without a fight.”

Now I really, really want to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to connect with my readers. You can find me on these social media sites:

Thank you, Sherry, for sharing this new book with us. I’m sure my readers are as eager as I am to read Road to Harmony.

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Road to Harmony - Paperback
Road to Harmony - Kindle

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17 comments:

Sherry Kyle said...

Thank you for the interview, Lena!

SavingsInSeconds said...

I agree, the Netflix version of Anne is darker than the older version. I really prefer the classic one!
Dianna (in TN)

Vivian Furbay said...

Road to Harmony sound like a very interesting book. Who is the character who took away her gun? Would love to win this book.

Melanie Backus said...

I love the title and cover! Would enjoy reading this book!

Melanie Backus, TX

Barbara Lynn Thompson said...

I love what I see and know about this book. I would love to read it. The interview was great. It gave us so much good information. It would be so exciting to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity of your super giveaway.

Barbara Thompson, (LA)

Abigail Mitchell said...

Looks good. Enter me.
Abigail in VA

Library Lady said...

Historical and Romance side by side. What more could a reader ask for.
Janet Estridge
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com
Florida

Sherry Kyle said...

Vivian, I can't tell you, but you'll find out in the first chapter. ;) Thanks for leaving a comment!

Sherry Kyle said...

Hi Melanie,

I'm glad you love the title and cover. I chose the pictures and worked with a graphic artist. He did a great job!

Sherry Kyle said...

Hi Barbara!

Thank you for your excitement and kind words. :)

Sherry Kyle said...

Dear Abigail and Library Lady!

So glad you left a comment and want to win the book. Yes, I agree. Historical and romance go well together.

Connie said...

Road to Harmony sounds like an enjoyable book. Thank you for sharing.
Connie from KY
cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody B said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Melody B (Quebec, Canada)

Sabrina Templin said...

It sounds like a great read. Thank you for the chance!
Sabrina in Utah

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway SC.

Sherry Kyle said...

Hi Connie, Melody, Sabrina, and Sharon!

Thank you for leaving a comment for a chance to win Road to Harmony!

Right now a narrator is in the process of reading the book. It's so much fun listening to my story come to life. Hopefully, the Audible version will be ready in early fall.

Blessings,
Sherry Kyle

Pam Graber said...

Yikes! What a beginning! Sounds like a great story. Would love to win.

Pam in OH