Friday, April 12, 2013

Back Cover Copy for Burning Sky

We have back cover copy! Here it is:

“I remember the borders of our land, though I have been gone from them nearly half the moons of my life. But who there will remember me? What I have seen, what I have done, it has changed me.
 
I am the place where two rivers meet, silted with upheaval and loss.
 
Yet memory of our land is a clear stream. I shall know it as a mother knows the faces of her children. It may be I will find me there."


Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.

When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa’s vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into in her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm? In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against “savages” abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa’s safety unsure.

Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman called Burning Sky must find a new courage--the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again?



And I put up a new pin on the Burning Sky board, it being Friday.

This weekend I'll be heading up to a bakery in the mountains called Heaven On Earth (a bakery in the mountains... what ELSE would it be called???), to meet with a few fellow writers and pals for some fellowship and writer talk. 

What are you up to this weekend?

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Lori! That copy will hook readers. I'm waiting for the chance the preorder an ebook. ; )

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    1. I've never pre-ordered an ebook, but it looks like you can do that on Amazon now. They've got the "pre-order with one click button" for Burning Sky, Kindle version. I'll have to check other sites to see what else is available.

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    2. Barnes & Noble has a pre-order for their Nook Book too. :)

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    3. Whoo Hooo! I'll go a preorder for my Kindle. BTW, I'd love to do a blog interview with you about week or two after BURNING SKY comes out. ; )

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    4. Great! I'd love to. Just give me a good lead time when you're ready. I have a feeling my head will be in a spin by then. :)

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  2. This sounds like such a great book! That back cover copy certainly has my attention! :)

    And I simply have to add that I've been to Heaven on Earth (the bakery, not some figurative place, LOL). I went to college in Oregon but live in Northern California, so we would often pass by it when driving up to school after breaks. :) Some of their cinnamon rolls are HUGE! I think what I love best about the place is the smell when you first walk in... *happy sigh* :) Have you ever been to Hellgate (haha, talk about an opposite name!) in Grant's Pass? They have delicious food at their cafe!

    ~Amber

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    1. Amber, :) I'm so blessed to know that, thanks for commenting!

      Ah those family-sized cinnamon rolls! I'm going to have to choose carefully this weekend, since I really should be eating GF. It's going to have be something really worth it. Chocolate will probably win out over cinnamon. Or maybe a berry pie! Oh this will be tough. ;)

      I haven't been to Hellgate. I've lived here 20 years and never taken that canyon river ride, or been to the cafe. I really should. Maybe now I will, with your recommendation. Thanks!

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  3. Lori - LOVE it. Wow. SOOOOOO exciting. I'm anxious to get to read it! We must have you over to share about this whole experience at Married... With Fiction. When does the book release?

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    1. Becky, I'd be honored, thank you! Burning Sky releases August 6th.

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  4. Beautiful! Headed over to Amazon to pre-order. :)

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