Giving Books for Christmas 2017 – Part 1

It’s the time of the year when we love to give books and I have some I want to recommend to you for giving, but first things first…..I have finished a sequel to my first novel, Greening of a Heart, which had good reviews and many book club appearances. The new book will be published in 2018. I hope you will read Greening yourself, and give it to others for Christmas so they are introduced to some of the characters who come forth in the new book. Let me read to you from the beginning of the first chapter to give you a feel for the story that follows.

Here is the cover of the book and the blurb about it.

When the Bishop insists that Martin Winchester take a sabbatical from his parish to restore his depleted energy and regain his spiritual focus, his wife Hannah is left on her own for the first time in years. Her new found freedom gives her an opportunity to reflect on her life. Retreating into the newly-renovated vicarage garden in the Cotswold’s village of Burford, Hannah not only wants to escape the demands of her role as the vicar’s wife but to reinvent herself. Lives begin to change after Henry Bernard arrives in Burford to solve a family mystery. Not only Henry, but a young artist, an electrician and his entrepreneur wife, the new owners of the Bay Tree Inn, and a dying spinster, all embark with Hannah on an unforgettable summer as their lives intertwine in unforeseen ways. If you like the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher (The Shell Seekers, September) you will enjoy Greening of a Heart.

Buy Greening of a Heart through Amazon, NOOK, or the Apple iTunes Store.

Don’t have an e-reader? You can read the book on your computer. Click on highlighted text to download a free Kindle application for your PC or Mac.


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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1 Response to Giving Books for Christmas 2017 – Part 1

  1. Vicki Russell says:

    I love hearing you read your carefully crafted and beautifully descriptive prose. What a gift you have for the well chosen word and phrase, as well as such strong character development. Well done, my friend!

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