Thursday, December 8, 2016

Off to Arizona

Gabrielle Here:

As you read this, I'll be on my way to Phoenix, Arizona to attend the launch party of One More Song to Sing, by debut author, Lindsay Harrel.


Lindsay is one of my oldest writing friends, so it's especially sweet to celebrate this achievement with her. We both started blogging around the same time, and we both attended our first ACFW Conference the same year (we were roommates). We are both with Books & Such Literary Management and we're big fans of Susan May Warren's My Book Therapy.

A few years ago, when our other friend, Melissa Tagg, celebrated her launch party, Lindsay, Alena Tauriainen and I went to Iowa to celebrate. There, we made a pact that we would attend each other's launch parties. In September, they all traveled to Minnesota to come to mine--now we're all heading to Arizona to be with Lindsay. Some day soon, we hope to go to Texas to celebrate with Alena!

I have had the privilege of reading One More Song to Sing and it's a beautiful story. Lindsay has a way with story world that always amazes me! When I read her stories, I feel like I'm right there with the characters as they experience each heart-tugging event.

Here's a little more about the book:

More than two decades ago, Olivia Lovett left her old life behind in the red dirt of Oklahoma and forged a career in Nashville as a country music star. Now her voice is failing, forcing her to find a new dream just as the secrets of her past come knocking at the door. Long-time friend Andrew Grant agrees to partner in a new business venture--but would he stick around if he knew her whole story?

After the tragic loss of her father, twenty-one-year-old Ellie Evans headed to Nashville seeking more than just fame. For two years, she's waitressed, strummed, and sung her way to what may finally be her big break when Olivia offers to sign her to the budding record label. More than anything, Ellie just wants to be seen: by her future fans, by Nick Perry--a fellow musician with a killer smile and kind eyes--and above all else, by the mother who abandoned her. If the spotlight never shines on her, will Ellie ever feel whole?

One More Song to Sing is a romantic drama about the power of forgiveness, second chances, and a God who never fails to see us.

And here's a little about Lindsay:

Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in English. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her young family, and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. Lindsay has held a variety of jobs, including curriculum editor for two universities, medical and business writer, and copywriter for a digital marketing agency. Now she juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with working freelance jobs, teaching college English courses online, and-of course-writing novels. 

When she actually has time to do other things, she loves to sing, read, and sip passion iced teas from Starbucks. She loves to watch God work in ordinary lives to create something extraordinary, and she writes to bring hope to those who may have lost it along the way. Connect with her at www.LindsayHarrel.com and any other place she hangs out online, including Facebook and Twitter.

What about you? What are your plans for this weekend? Christmas shopping? Decorating? Baking? Reading? 

The winner of a copy of Seven Brides for Seven Texans and A Family Arrangement from my Release Day Fun Blog is: Susan M. Congrats, Susan! I'll send you an email soon.

Gabrielle Meyer
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2 comments:

  1. Your friend's novel sounds like a lovely book. Must add it to my want to read list. Praying for safe travels for you.
    I just finished First Comes Love last night and I really enjoyed it. I will write my reviews after I've read all seven stories.

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  2. Give Lindsay a hug from the Heffron's! We are so excited for her!

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