Welcome, readers. Davalynn Spencer here, warming by the wood stove as I wait for spring to arrive in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Please join me in welcoming author Tiffany Amber Stockton who will tell us about her featured book for today, A Grand Design.
Tiffany – thank you for joining us. Please give us the 50-word thumbnail for your book.
When Alyssa Denham and her best friend embark on a getaway to Mackinac Island, they also agree to help Alyssa’s grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest unlocks amazing insight into her grandmother’s life … and attracts the attention of Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go, or will that past bring healing to her entire family?
Did you have specific reasons for writing this story?
My agent actually asked me to write it. She had been shopping a collection of proposals and book ideas from me when she heard about the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press. Although I had only written historical up to that point, she thought one of my stories would fit perfectly with this line . . . as long as I could weave in the story of a quilt and make that the focal point of the book. I’m often up for a challenge, so I agreed. After reworking the synopsis and sending it back to her, I waited to hear the publisher’s response. When it was accepted the next day, I considered that a pretty strong confirmation that this particular story needed to be told. Read More →
Lillian’s brother has one last request
On a cold April night as the Titanic sinks to the ocean floor, Conrad
Bradenton asks his new business partner, Aaron Stone, to fulfill a final wish:
that Aaron return a well-worn book to his family and take care of his sister.
Aaron seeks out Conrad’s family, never imagining the depth of his commitment
until he meets lovely Lillian Bradenton. Hit hard by the despair in her eyes,
Aaron encourages Lillian to restore her hope by bringing a boarded-up bookstore
back to life. Lillian is uncertain whether she can trust this tranger, the last
link to her beloved brother. But she has faith in her brother’s ability to read
people. If Conrad saw something in Aaron, maybe she will in time. Then Aaron is
summoned to London, and Lillian wonders if it is too late to turn hesitant
friendship into undying love.
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and
embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning
best-selling author, speaker, and virtual assistant who lives with her husband
and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and
a son, and an Australian shepherd/retriever mix named Roxie. She has sold 14
books so far, and she is represented by Sandra Bishop of the MacGregor Literary
Agency. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards, and in 2009,
she was voted #1 favorite new author for Barbour’s Heartsong Presents book club.
Read more about her at her web site: www.amberstockton.com.
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