The big news this month is the upcoming February release of my new book, True Colors.
Last year, women across America laughed, cried, and reconnected with their friends after reading Firefly Lane, and I was happy to hear from so many of you that the book made you pick up the phone and call your best friend when you finished reading. Now, I hope you'll follow along with me on a new road. This time I'm exploring another profound relationship in women's lives: sisterhood. True Colors is a poignant, powerful story about sisters, betrayal, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption, and what it really means to be a family. It is my greatest hope that once you've read it, you'll want to call your sister and tell her how much she means to you.
It's early yet -- the book won't be out until February 3rd, but here's a little sneak peek into the story: Set on a horse ranch in Western Washington, True Colors is about three sisters whose lives were shaped by the loss of their mother when they were young. Raised by a distant, disapproving father, they banded together and became best friends. There's Winona, who has spent a lifetime struggling with her weight and trying desperately to gain her father's approval...and Aurora, the middle child, who is the family peacekeeper and wants everyone to be happy, even as she hides her own secret pain...and Vivi Ann, the beautiful, romantic dreamer, for whom everything seems to come easily, her father's love most of all, until a stranger comes to town. When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than the course of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will change everything for the Greys. A shocking crime will shatter both the once close family and the town in which they live. It's a story about how easily a family can be broken, and how hard it can sometimes be to put the pieces back together, and ultimately about how deceiving appearances can be. With a breakneck pace and penetrating emotional insight, I really hope it's a book you won't be able to put down...or forget.
Until then, I hope you'll stick around and join my blog conversation. We have a great group of women over there who never fail to inspire and entertain. I'm taking a once-in-a-lifetime vacation this October, but in November, I'll be on track and back to blogging. I hope you'll take a few minutes to stop by and say hi. And if you'd like to get a signed copy of any of my books, please contact Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Washington.
One of the best new discoveries of this last year for me has been book clubs. I have been incredibly fortunate to speak with dozens of readers' groups by phone over the last few months, and I can honestly say that each one has been a treat. So if you belong to a book club, and would like to consider Firefly Lane, please see the book club details on this site about how to schedule a talk with me. I will do my very best to talk to all the groups I can.
So, thanks again for all the support for Firefly Lane last year. I look forward to hearing what you think about True Colors.