As most of you already know, my new novel, Love in Three-Quarter Time will be the launch title for the new Zondervan First imprint in October. Between now and then, I'll try to give you some teaser info about the story as well as share the process of preparing the book for release. Here is some of the important info about the book that went to Zondervan in my initial proposal. I hope it whets your interest. In case you haven't guessed from the title, the book revolves around the waltz coming to America :)
Title: Love in Three-Quarter Time
Hook: The former belle of the ball must teach the dances she once loved and risk her heart in order to restore her family.
Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Charlottesville, Virginia 1817
Verse: Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. ~ Psalm 25:5
Concept: Scarlett O’Hara meets Jane Austen
Content: When the belle of the ball falls into genteel poverty, Constance Cavendish must teach the dances she once loved to help her family survive. The opportunity of a lifetime might await her in the frontier town of Charlottesville, but the position will require her to instruct the sisters of the plantation owner who jilted her when she needed him most. Can Constance possibly face Robert Montgomery, her painful past, and the guilt that threatens to destroy her in time to waltz her way to a fresh start?
Theme: The primary theme of the book is letting God lead your dance and learning to live in the flow of the Holy Spirit.
Audience: Women ages eighteen to eighty who love lighthearted historical romance with spiritual depth.