Friday, January 29, 2010

Hearts Crossing

Today, a very special book has been released, Hearts Crossing by Marianne Evans. It is my honor and privilege to be able to share with you a bit about this title.

WRP said, "Last fall, White Rose Publishing editors became intrigued to find out how many different stories could be gleaned from one basic plot. The result was our Hearts Crossing contest. WOW! Provided with the same cover image and same plot outline, every entry we received was completely unique...just as we suspected. Today, we are pleased to release the winning entry, Hearts Crossing by Marianne Evans. New to White Rose, Marianne is not new to the publishing world, having several titles--and in multiple languages--Marianne is an accomplished author. We're pleased to welcome Marianne into the WRP family, and we think you're going to like what she's done to pull the heartstrings in Hearts Crossing."

BLURB:“How do you feel about God, Collin?” “I don’t.”Collin Edwards, a former parishioner at Woodland Church of Christ, has renounced God without apology, his faith drained away in the face of a tragic loss. Daveny Montgomery cares deeply about her relationship with God and the community of Woodland. But lately she's been in a rut, longing for something to reignite her spiritual enthusiasm. A beautification project at Woodland seems the answer for them both. Daveny spearheads the effort and Collin assists—but only with the renovations, and only because he wants to know Daveny better.Despite his deepening feelings for her, even stepping into the common areas of the church stirs tension and anger.Can Daveny trust in Collin’s fledgling return to faith? And can Collin ever accept the fact that while he turned his back on God, God never turned his back on him?

About the author: Marianne Evans loves to tell a good story. In fact, she’s been enthusiastic about writing ever since she could string sentences together. Joining White Rose Publishing gives her the opportunity to combine two of her greatest passions – love of the Lord and exploring the world of romance.
She’s seen a number of her books published. Kensington Publishing purchased her first book, Friends & Lovers. Her second contemporary romance, Right Hand Man, followed shortly thereafter. Her third release from Kensington, Hannah’s Heart, won critical acclaim in The Oakland Press. Her fourth book, a novella entitled With This Kiss, is her first offering at The Wild Rose Press. Hearts Crossing is her first inspirational romance and marks her debut at White Rose Publishing.
A resident of suburban Detroit, she’s happily married with two kids and a family that never fails to support and encourage. An active member of Romance Writers of America, she’s a long-time member of Greater Detroit RWA where she served the chapter in a number of capacities, most notably as treasurer and two terms as president.

Special things happening: Hearts Crossing is up for an award in February at You Gotta Read Videos! Voting takes place later this month, so please stay tuned for details. Please feel free to view the trailer today @

Also, I know starting February 1st, Ms. Evans has some wonderful things planned for us on the White Rose Publishing reader's group with discussion questions, how she was inspired to write this story, and so much more. You won't want to miss it! You can take a peek inside the book and even download book group questions when you pick up your copy today for $3.50 @ Buy HeartsCrossing Right Here!

Still looking for even more? On Saturday, February 1 (10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eastern Time Zone) Marianne will be at Long and Short Romance Reviews, where two copies of this book will be given away. In an invation she sent to the reader's loop she said, "(I'm going) to talk about the top ten questions asked of this romanc author. Yep, I'm spillin' the beans. I'm going to tell folks all about the oh so glamorous life of a writer (tee, hee!!) and share the things that inspire me to keep moving forward, even when those inevitable frustrations arise."


Robin Bayne said...

Congrats! Looks wonderful!

Marianne Evans said...

JoAnn, what a lovely blog! Thanks so much to you, and Robin, for the White Rose support and encouragement. It means the world to me. I hope this story serves to honor God, and show His grace through a story of love and tenderness.

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Congratulations Marianne! I wish you much success with this release.

So when is the next White Rose contest? I love these, even if I don't enter.