Friday, October 8, 2010

Hi Friends,
Carrie Turansky here. I hope you are enjoying those first tastes of fall where you live. Here in New Jersey the leaves are just beginning to change color and the weather is turning deliciously cool and crisp. I love fall! We have a big pumpkin on the porch and lots of mums blooming in the front garden to welcome the season and our friends who stop by.

My new book, Seeking His Love, is out on bookstore shelves this month. I hope you will enjoy this story! Here is a short summary:
When widower Cam McKenna must temporarily care for his fourteen-year-old niece, he seeks the help and advice of Christian youth theater director, Rachel Clark. Rachel quickly teaches him a thing or two about relating to teens. She also helps him work through grief and guilt he has carried since the death of his wife and son in a car accident. But when Rachel’s questionable past comes to light, Cam is not sure he should trust the beautiful director. They both most learn the importance of honesty and forgiveness if they want to build a relationship that will last.
Seeking His Love is set in Fairhaven, Washington, which is the beautiful historical section of Bellingham. Though I've never visited Fairhaven, I've fallen in love with it through my online research and through contacts with people who live there. If you have a chance, I hope you will visit Fairhaven and check out some of the businesses and sights I mention in the book including, Village Books, the Fairhaven Village Green, and the WPA bridge over Whatcom Falls.

Many months before our books come out, our editor asks us to send photos with suggestions for cover ideas. I searched online, found several photos of the Fairhaven area, and sent them in. I was so pleased to see the cover design the artist created for Seeking His Love. It reflects the natural beauty of northwest Washington, and it also captures the mood of the story. Here is the photo I sent that suggested this design.
Hope you will stop by my website for more info on Seeking His Love. You can read the first chapters of all my books, see the recipes mentioned in the story and learn more about the settings and characters. Plus I have some fun photos of my family and other authors at special events. Here's the

Blessings and Happy Reading,


Susan Sleeman said...

The northwest is so beautiful. I lived in Oregon for years and loved it. Sounds like a great story, Carrie.

Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by! I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I love to go back and visit the NW. It is such a beautiful area of the country. Where did you live in Oregon?


Project Journal said...

I hadn't heard too much about this yet, so thanks for the scoop : )

I think I might be heading to Walmart while I'm home this weekend, so I will try to pick up a copy!! THanks,

Crystal Laine said...

Carrie, this sounds like a fabulous story! I read LI regularly.

That is maybe the most beautiful cover I've seen on a LI. Just gorgeous. People will pick it up just for that picture! :)

Loved this post.

Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Hannah and Crystal,
Thanks for your comments! I am very pleased with the cover too. I was an art major in college, so covers are important to me. I agree this one should attract readers to pick it up and read the back cover copy.

Hope you enjoy meeting Rachel and Cam and all their friends in Fairhaven, WA.

Julie Hilton Steele said...

Wow, Carrie! I have already purchased your book and hope to start it soon. I purchased it because it sounds a little different. Hope you take it as a compliment.

I can't believe how your cover matches the picture you posted.

Peace and best wishes, Julie

Susan Sleeman said...

We lived in Beaverton. Our children still do and we hope to return there to live someday.