Cover Reveal For a New Novel – Facing East



With the unexpected death of her husband, Katherine White examines her heart hoping to find a few desires that she can build a new life upon. She leaves Chapel Hill, where she has lived her adult life, and moves back home, this time to the Gold Coast area of Chicago. Her determination and courage to pronounce her new life “holy,” sets in motion a change in the lives of others. The setting of the story includes Seattle, where a mystery is solved, and Italy, the place Robert Davis has gone to reinvent himself. Facing East pays homage to a way of life where fireflies once flitted in the bushes and unafraid, children rode their bikes everywhere. Even the winter snows that dim the fairy lights along Michigan Avenue, are a part of a story that regardless of their age, people are looking for a new day that welcomes the changes and losses in their lives.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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12 Responses to Cover Reveal For a New Novel – Facing East

  1. johnvic8 says:

    Congratulations, Stepheny. The cover is a sure winner. We are looking forward to reading “Facing East.” Please know that we share your excitement.

  2. Linda Edwards says:

    Stepheny, I really like the cover and the introduction blurb turned out perfectly. I can hardly wait to read the book.


  3. Barbara Williamson says:

    Woo Hoo! Finally, here sits one eager reader for another great Houghtlin book. Can’t wait!

  4. noelleg44 says:

    The cover was well worth the wait. I’m looking forward to reading your next book!

  5. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by as many blogs as I can while getting ready for the A to Z Challenge next month. Congrats on the book! Good luck with the challenge and if you get a chance, why not stop by my blog at I write children’s books, middle grade and young adult…

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin

  6. Margaret Stillman says:

    Spuds superb!!! Love and a hug, M

    Sent from my iPhone


  7. Taimi says:

    Stepheny, Congratulations! The cover is stunning – reminds me of sunrises over Lake Michigan! Waiting excitedly to read you new novel. Taimi

  8. Mary Ruth Anderson says:

    I enjoyed Greening of a Heart and can’t wait to read Facing East. Mary Ruth

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