Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Rocks and Flowers in a Box
Author: Cynthia Hilston
Series: Lorna & Tristan #2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 21, 2019
The wedding bells for Lorna and Tristan Blake toll doom right as the honeymoon begins with an unexpected turn in Tristan’s health. While World War II winds down, Lorna receives a letter from the War Department informing her that the brother she thought killed in action is still alive. She is overjoyed, but his return will dredge up a devastating secret about their parents’ tragic death –a secret that could destroy her new marriage and threaten her husband’s physical and mental well-being. What unfolds is balancing act of keeping the faith and shattering the pieces of the life she’s worked so hard to put back together.
How I Became an Author from Cynthia Hilston
Since I was 15, I have been writing stories. While it started as fan fiction, I always hoped to be a published author one day. When I was 26, I got the idea to write an original novel. It would be based off my late grandma’s life. I was very close to my grandma when I was growing up. She passed away when I was 15, and I wanted to create a story that honored her life and character. I had primary sources (her diary and things she wrote about growing up) and could talk to my mom. Equipped with my own memories as well, I set out to write that book. For years, however, I was intimidated by the thought of writing a whole novel. I wrote a couple of chapters and let them sit for years before I finally made the promise to myself in 2015 to write that novel. I said I’d write for 15 minutes a day and go from there. Ten months later, I had a first draft! After involving some friends to help with editing, I self-published my first novel, Hannah’s Rainbow, on Amazon in August 2016. Since then, I’ve published five novels and am actively working on more. I’m grateful to be part of two writers’ groups, where we critique each other’s stuff. I’ve made many wonderful friends as the result of deciding to become an author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website for more information.
In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Supernatural and Outlander, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.
(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!
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