Happy Black Friday!!
Today we have a guest post by Barbara Britton. Barbara has a wonderful new book out this Christmas!
Creating “Christmas at Whispering Creek”
Pinecones are pretty and they smell like Christmas. When I have to pick them up before mowing the lawn, they become a nuisance. As I was collecting my pinecones, I thought it would be nice to write a Christmas book with a tree farm in the novel. I write mostly Biblical Fiction, so I tucked the idea away for the future.
Later on, I received two calls from friends who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m a six-year survivor and I shared my advice on treatment with my friends. Could I put some of my experience as a cancer survivor and breast-free woman in a book? A Christmas book? Could I make it fun like a holiday movie?
I did my best brainstorming and left Biblical Fiction behind, momentarily, to write “Christmas at Whispering Creek.” It’s intimidating to leave a tried-and-true genre, but I had so much fun writing a contemporary romance.
I hope you enjoy Samantha and Cole’s story set in an imaginary small town in Tennessee.
All Samantha Williams wants to do is to use her teaching degree to instruct a classroom of second graders. But, after a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of twenty-three and failed reconstruction surgery, Sam finds herself without a job and temporarily living with her parents. This isn’t the life Sam expected. When a family friend dies and leaves Sam a house and land in Whispering Creek, Tennessee, Sam must decide if leaving Wisconsin for Southern living is in her lesson plans.
Nashville native Cole Donoven left his family’s electrical business to write country music. When Cole’s song-writing partner and girlfriend dumps him for a country music star, Cole abandons Nashville to hole up in Whispering Creek and compose one more song. The last thing Cole expects to find in the sleepy small town is a deceased friend, estate squabbles, and a Northern beauty. Will the chaos in Whispering Creek help create a bestselling song for Cole and possibly help him find a life-long collaborator?
Barbara M. Britton lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes Christian Fiction from Bible Times to present day USA. Her Tribes of Israel series brings little-known Bible characters to light. Her novel “Christmas at Whispering Creek” shines a light on overcoming hardships like breast cancer. Barbara has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.
You can find out more about Barbara and her books on her website www.barbarambritton.com.