When I grow up I want to write like Tess... (I'm hoping that happens really soon.) I've had the privilege of reading her beautiful words before she was signed by Steve Chudney and sold her first book. It's been an honor to be one of her critique partners. (*waves to the rest of the WAD*)
This beautiful hardback book is now available.
(B& N has an outstanding price on it!)
While I was in England my copy of With A Name Like Love arrived. I was so excited! Any time one of your writing friends has success, it's like you have a little success and a lot more hope for your own success.
I mentioned to Tess that I would like to do a post about WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE and she said she'd like to donate a copy for a drawing (U.S. only). She also sent me 6 beautiful bookmarks to give away (everyone is eligible). To win, follow Tess and leave a comment here. I would love it if you would Tweet or post on Facebook about the give-a-way (I have those handy little buttons at the bottom on my posts.)...I want everyone to know about WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE!
Here's what Kirkus said about WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE when it gave it a starred review...
Kirkus gives With A Name Like Love a starred review!
Hilmo creates a family, a town and a mystery that readers won’t soon forget.
In July of 1957, the Love family rolls into the tiny town of Binder, Ark. Reverend Everlasting Love, his wife Susanna and their daughters Olivene (called Ollie), Martha, Gwen, Camille and Ellen set up camp so Reverend Love can preach for three evenings before they load it all up again and head to the next small town down the road. Such is the life of an itinerant preacher’s family. But there is something different about Binder, Ark., something strange enough to cause the family to stay a while longer. Ollie meets a boy named Jimmy, whose mother is in jail for killing his brutish father. Jimmy insists she didn’t do it, but everyone else in town is convinced she did. Poor Jimmy could certainly use a friend. The Love family, particularly Ollie, cannot abide the injustice, but what can they possibly do to help? And just how long will they stay in Binder, anyway? There is, after all, a boarded-up church in the center of town needing a preacher, and Ollie, for one, would sure love to stay put for a good long while. Hilmo relishes her small-town setting and develops her characters with affection. Readers will become caught up in events as firmly as Ollie is.
A story about the meaning of home, justice and love, beautifully told. (Historical fiction. 9-12)
I hope you will hop over and check out Tess here and here...then wait until October 24th to see if you won a copy of WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE or a bookmark...then...if you didn't win click here or here to buy your own copy. You won't regret it!