Winter Garden Newsletter

Happy New Year!
Here’s wishing you a year of happiness, peace and good health.

For all of the book clubs who have been patiently waiting for WINTER GARDEN to be released in trade paperback…The wait is finally over!


WINTER GARDEN is available in paperback January 4th!



1) Watch the WINTER GARDEN video in which I give you an inside look at the book.
2) Read Chapter 1 to get a sneak peek.
3) Sign up to have me talk to your book club. I talk to book clubs across the country via speakerphone and I love it. There’s nothing better than a conversation about books.
4) To get your book club started discussing WINTER GARDEN, here are some suggested discussion questions and ways to enhance your meeting. (Note: If you have not read WINTER GARDEN there are some spoilers in the discussion questions!)
5) Follow me on Facebook for special WINTER GARDEN giveaways and more. I’m giving away a book a day for five days on Facebook. Don’t miss your chance to enter.
6) Want WINTER GARDEN as soon as possible? Preorder it online now.
7) Visit my blog to join in the conversation
and enter to win a signed copy of WINTER GARDEN.
8) Read my original essay on the research behind WINTER GARDEN.
9) Cook up some of my featured Russian recipes.
10) NIGHT ROAD, my next book comes out in hardcover on March 22nd. I’ll be sharing more about this on my website in January, but here’s a quick look at what it’s about:

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows-her twins, Mia and Zach-are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy– until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, NIGHT ROAD raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

You can preorder it now from the following online retailers: | | | |

Sometimes when you open the door to your mother’s past,
you find your own future…

From the author of the smash-hit bestseller FIREFLY LANE and TRUE COLORS comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past. Read the excerpt and then watch Kristin talk about WINTER GARDEN in this new video on her website.

WINTER GARDEN is Available in Hardcover Today!

My tour kicks off tomorrow night! I’ll be on the road until the 18th of February. Check out the tour dates and see if I’ll be in a city near you. If so, I’d love to meet you.
Thanks so much to all my readers. TRUE COLORS is currently #7 on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list!

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