~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~
COVER REVEAL FOR MY
BRAND NEW SHORT STORY,
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY
I am thrilled to share the cover of my upcoming historical romance short story, 'Handmade Hearts', with you here on 'Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic'. The story is now available in the Kindle Store on Amazon!
ABOUT THE STORY:
'Handmade Hearts' is an historical romance short story set in New Orleans during World War II and was inspired by a true story.
Toward the end of his life, I asked my Uncle 'Allen' how he met his wife. He shared about how he met 'Irene' at a church social in their neighborhood in New Orleans in the early 1940s. He had been seriously wounded in Guadalcanal in the South Pacific as a young Marine and was using crutches to get around as best he could.
He had many inner wounds which needed time to heal, too. He had no way of knowing when they first met that Irene had suffered her own wartime tragedy. She bravely sought to keep her grief locked away deep inside because thinking about her loss caused her even more sorrow. She needed to be strong because she was the breadwinner for her small family.
Times were tough, but these two unique individuals made it through each day with inner fortitude, determination, and the sincere hope of something greater just over the horizon.
This inspirational short story follows the growth of Allen and Irene's relationship beginning with their chance meeting and leading forward to a lifetime spent together. 'Handmade Hearts' was created to honor this unique couple's love for and devotion to each other in a relationship which spanned seven decades.
~Praise for 'Handmade Hearts':
"What a lovely tribute to your aunt and uncle. It was a joy to read! . . . I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your story and thank you again for sharing it with me. ~Sandy
Cover design by Author Sarah Monzon.
Follow 'Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic' or my Author's Facebook Page to learn more about how to buy the digital version of the story or how to enjoy the Book Blitz Tour hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours running from January 15th -- January 19th, 2019. At the tour stops you can enter for a chance to win a digital copy of the story and an Amazon Gift Card!
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