Friday, June 26, 2015

And It Shall Be Called...! i.e. "Title Reveal" & Blurb Share for THE SEQUEL! :-)

I've been waiting for this day for awhile now - and you, patient friends and readers, have been waiting for this day for awhile now. :-)

Today is The Day...
The day in which we have a "Title Reveal" {Yes, there is such a thing because I just made it up!} and the day in which I get to share the back cover copy {or "blurb"} with you. By the way, why must we call it a "blurb"? A "blurb" sounds like what leftovers look like after they've been reheated four times! Ahh... but we can't help the decisions others have made with the English language... ;-)

On to the Important Stuff. I'm thankful to the Lord God to share the title for the sequel to The Fragrance of Geraniums. It is:

{For those of you wondering, THIS IS NOT THE COVER! - image info available on my Pinterest board}

A Time of Grace, Book 2
All Our Empty Places

As you can see, this sequel is book two in what is going to be a three-book series, Lord willing. When you come to the end of All Our Empty Places, you will understand why there MUST be a third book! Which I am so excited about writing! :-D

And here is the "blurb" {yes, that word again!}:

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Chetham, Rhode Island, 1935 - When the bank calls in her mortgage, newly-widowed abuse-survivor Sarah Picoletti believes that God has sent Doctor Samuel Giorgi back into her life for one purpose: to marry her, thereby rescuing her children from homelessness. After all, Sarah would have married Sam two decades ago… if he’d only kept their engagement.

But nothing prepares Sarah for the seemingly-insurmountable trials that greet her once Sam slips a gold ring on her finger. Everywhere she turns, the errors of Sarah’s past confront her, insisting on her inferiority and incompetence to handle this new life into which she has entered, and God Himself seems to have abandoned her. Will the empty places left by past hurts ever heal? Will Sarah ever feel that she is sufficient to live the life God has given her?

Compassionate and intensely poignant, All Our Empty Places paints the portrait of a woman of God broken by her past who finds the courage to step into a future overflowing with the grace of the Cross.

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I'm hoping to share a COVER REVEAL with you in the next few weeks! :-) Thanks for being a part of my joy!

Grace and peace,


  1. I am so excited to read this book! And to hear that you here will be a third...well, that is the icing on the cake! I cannot wait to read it!!

    1. I'm glad that you're looking forward to it, Lauren! :-) It is such a thrill to anticipate not just the release of this one, but Lord willing, that of the third one, too. Thanks for your kind words! :-)

  2. Eeeeeee!! I am dancing around!!! This is SO exciting, Alicia!!!! I love the title and the 'blurb' (I agree with you about that word...)! Can't wait to read it :)
    If you want help with the Cover Reveal (if you want other blogs to post), just let me know - I'd be glad to help! =)
    Congratulations! I'm thrilled about it all!!

    1. Oh, Raechel, you are such a heaven-sent encouragement to this writer! :-) And I surely will take you up on the cover reveal - I'll be in touch with you in the next few weeks. Thanks!

  3. I am so excited about this sequel!!! And a third book? Yes! :-)

    1. Oh, I am loving the third book - even though it's only being written in my mind right now! Haha! :-)


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