There behind me was Sherri Sand, smiling. We instantly hit it off, starting a conversation that has lasted until today. We, both unpublished, had dreams of publication. We read each other’s stuff. She prayed for our family in France. I remember reading her words and knowing-knowing-knowing that someday she would hold her book in her hands.
And now she can.
Why? Sherri persevered. She wrote and wrote and wrote. She refined. She studied the craft. She kept at her dream even as she raised her children and loved her husband.
Here’s a blurb about Sherri’s book, Leave it to Chance:
Single mom of three, Sierra Montgomery is desperate to find a new job to keep from having to move back home and be smothered to death by her mother’s good intentions and overbearing love. So when Sierra inherits Chance, a quirky old gelding she doesn’t have a clue what to do with, she thinks her best bet may be to sell the horse to cover another month’s rent–a decision that devastates her children.
Enter Ross Morgan, a handsome landscaper who just happens to have an empty barn and fenced pasture… perfect for an old horse to live out his days as the pet of three wounded kids. Ross develops a soft spot for eldest child Braden…and he just might have one for Braden’s mother. But what he doesn’t have is time for distractions–he’s got a landscaping business to run and nursery plants to tend.
But there’s just one problem. Sierra’s terrified of horses and–thanks to her past–wary of attractive men. Yet seeing the way her angry son idolizes Ross and adores that old horse forces Sierra to confront her fears. Will she remain distrustful and self-reliant, or will she seek help from God and those who love her?
You can purchase Sherri’s inaugural work here. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK, leave a comment below. I’ll pick a winner from this post and a similar post over at Relevant Blog. Be sure you give me a way to contact you. And if you’d like to know more, hop on over to the other blog tour participants below: