Today, I have the absolute thrill of announcing the cover release for authoress extraordinaire Rachel Heffington’s novel, Fly Away Home! It’s about to hit the market, and I can’t wait! I haven’t been bribed or blackmailed into spazzing about it, but I’m going to spazz anyway. This book is wonderful. The characters will jump off the page into your heart, and you’ll be rooting for some and booing at others and at the end you’ll want to read it again. On the subject of the romance (the sort of romance where Mr. Barnett and Callie can call eachother things like “capricious monkey” and “dashing racketeer”) I’ll only say one thing.
Fly Away Home, 1952 New York City:
Callie Harper is a woman set to make it big in the world of journalism. Liberated from all but her buried and troubled past, Callie craves glamour and the satisfaction she knows it will bring. When one of America’s most celebrated journalists, Wade Barnett, calls on Callie to help him with a revolutionary project, Callie finds herself co-pilot to a Christian man whose life and ideas of true greatness run noisily counter to hers on every point. But when the secrets of Callie’s past are hung over her head as a threat, there is space for only one love, one answer: betray Wade Barnett to save her reputation, or sacrifice everything for the sake of the man she loved and the God she fled. The consequences of either decision will define the rest of her life.
Self-preservation has never looked more tempting.
Oh, you know you want to read it. This is no ordinary plain-Jane historical Christian romance novel, because I never (read: never, ever, ever) read Christian romance novels. (I don’t like them, quite frankly.) So you’ll know this book is something else when I tell you how much I love it. But enough about me – and some more about the authoress (who happens to be a frabjous friend of mine. You don’t get much better.)
Rachel Heffington is a Christian, a novelist, and a people-lover. Encouraged by her mother to treasure books, Rachel’s favorite pastime was (and still is) reading. When her own library and her cousin’s ran out of interesting novels, twelve-year old Rachel decided she would write her own; thus began a love-affair with word-crafting that has carried her past her teen years and into adulthood. Outside of the realm of words, Rachel enjoys the Arts, traveling, mucking about in the kitchen, listening for accents, and making people laugh. She dwells in rural Virginia with her boisterous family and her black cat, Cricket. Visit Rachel online at www.inkpenauthoress.blogspot.com
And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!
Isn’t it gorgeous? And she looks just like how I imagined Callie! But wait, there’s more – Rachel is having a giveaway over at her blog! Follow the aformentioned link and run on over to enter! Also, be sure to check her out on Goodreads!