October 2008 Newsletter
Now in Stores: Firefly Lane
|About the Books|
Greetings from Kristin
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.
Coming February 2009: True Colors
You can pre-order the hardcover edition of True Colors here:
Now in Stores: Firefly Lane
From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship…
Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.
Click here to read more about Firefly Lane.
I am blogging — and enjoying it more than I thought I would! Most fun is reading your comments and feedback. So share away!
For Book Clubs
Firefly Lane is a perfect selection for your next book club discussion group. I can assure you that the novel will spark plenty of animated conversation, as well as encouraging shared memories. On my website I have some ideas on how to make the evening special. Be sure to check them out.
I’m sure you all can come up with more ideas on your own. Let me know what your “big idea” is on how you’re going to celebrate friendship during your Firefly Lane book group discussion.
Additionally, I would love to talk to book clubs by phone. There’s a form located here where you can request my participation in your discussion.
Click here to read a suggested discussion guide for Firefly Lane.
Click here to read more about Kristin’s ideas for your book group discussion.
Signed copies of Firefly Lane, and my other books are available at:
Liberty Bay Books
18881 D Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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