Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beyond the Storm by Carolyn Zane

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
introduces Beyond the Storm from Abingdon Press (October 2012)
by Carolyn Zane

Angie's Take: Beyond the Storm is the first book in the brand new Quilts of Love Books line from Abingdon Press. This makes Carolyn Zane one of my sister authors. I'm looking forward to following her in April 2013 with my book, A Healing Heart.

With a wonderful, quirky town of characters set in place, Ms. Zane drops in the unthinkable--a tornado. How in the world could good come out of such destruction? But she does it. We find love, loyalty, and a rich heritage of quilting people's lives back together in her book, Beyond the Storm. I like that the Abby has to work through her issues. Nothing happens by magic in life. There's a process. Abby finds out forgiveness gives her a bigger heart to love. Thank goodness for patient aunts, friends who don't let us slide, and great loves. Do you know what the beauty of a quilt is? It's the story behind the quilt. Carolyn Zane tells a beautiful story while she pieces together a town torn apart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author of 35 books, wife, mother and yes…hot (flasher) lives with her fabulous husband, Matt and their 5 children and 3 dogs in the scenic Willamette Valley in Oregon. When asked to describe her family, Carolyn likens her crowd to the
Brangelia Bunch saying modestly, “Only we’re better looking.” Right now,Carolyn is back in the saddle with her new title: Beyond The Storm, coming out in October 2012! In the mean time, be sure to catch her on the critically acclaimed TOOHOTMAMAS Blog where Carolyn and Wendy tackle Marriage, motherhood and menopause: How to do all three and stay out of prison! They are hilarious! You'll wet yourself, guaranteed! Visit them at: www.toohotmamas.wordpress.com.

ABOUT THE BOOK

After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds – her neighbor’s kitchen curtains, a man’s necktie, a dog’s bed – which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, “What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?”

As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart. Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Beyond the Storm, go HERE.

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