About the Book
Book Title: Someplace Familiar
Author: Teresa Tysinger
Release date: May, 2017
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In My Opinion…
When the life you’ve dreamed of living hasn’t worked out and people have made you feel less than, comfort can be found in familiarity. So when Livy Johnson buys her grandmother’s cottage in Laurel Cove, she leaves New York and her dreams of becoming a famous artist for a more laid back rural setting.
The friendship between Livy and Jack Bowden started over one summer when they played together as children. Now, years later, they pick right back up. But both Jack and Livy have bruised hearts and wounded spirits. Both have doubts about themselves and issues trusting in relationships.
Teresa Tysinger weaves a story of redemption and hop in the midst of pain and healing. As her grandmother’s home is restored, Livy’s determination, faith, and confidence are being rebuilt. With God’s promises, new friends, and blossoming love, Livy just might find home.
A contemporary romance with plenty of sizzle, Someplace Familiar is a well-written story for anyone believing love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres, even when we—as humans—may fail.
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About the Author
Teresa Tysinger is a wife and mother transplanted from North Carolina to North Texas. When not working as the Director of Communications for a large downtown church, she writes charming southern romances inspired by grace. Her debut novel, Someplace Familiar, released this summer. She also is a contributing writer for the Fort Worth Moms Blog (part of the national City Moms Blog Network). A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Religious Communicators’ Council, and the Association for Women in Communications, Teresa has spent over a decade committed to telling stories of faith through written word. She loves coffee, caramel, and stories with happy endings.
Guest Post from Teresa Tysinger
Someplace Familiar began way back in 2014 when I participated in National Novel Writer’s Month, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It was an exhilarating, albeit exhausting, experience! Since then, the book was workshopped with a critique group, had large portions rewritten countless times, pitched at workshops, edited by two editors, and even renamed (original title was Good Graces). After a lot of prayer, I decided that self-publishing would give me the greatest flexibility and control while being able to maintain my responsibilities as a wife, mother, and full-time communications director. It’s been a wonderful ride!
About the Inspiration for Someplace Familiar One thing I’ve learned about myself through writing Someplace Familiar is how much I am personally drawn to setting and place. The idea for the book was born out of my desire to introduce readers to the charming small-town life found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where I went to college. Laurel Cove, the fictional town where the story is set, is directly based on my best friend’s hometown of Burnsville, NC. The other source of inspiration comes from my great-grandmother’s tiny bungalow home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Long weekends and summer vacations spent there were full of imagination, adventure, and sweet memories. The scents of her garden, feel of the damp earth beneath my feet, slow pace matching gauzy curtains dancing in the breeze—it all is mirrored in the cottage home of Livy’s Gram in the book. The rest of the story formed around my desire to capture my childhood memories of this home that was so magical and safe for me.
About My Writing Style Here are a few ways I would describe my writing style: Sensory—I aim to provide readers with an experience that enlivens all of their senses. Relatable—It’s my hope that readers see themselves in realistic, flawed characters trying to make their way to discovering grace in a less than perfect world. Charming—Like any good southern fiction, there’s a good dose of charm in these pages.
My prayer is that Someplace Familiar will touch readers with an awareness of God’s grace even during circumstances and within relationships that feel hopeless. Restoration is possible!
To celebrate her tour, Teresa is giving away a grand prize of a gift basket that includes a signed copy of the book, an Original Painting by Author’s Sister (artist Cyndi Browning), and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/ca5b
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Becky Richardson says
This book sounds awesome!
Teresa Tysinger says
Thanks, Becky! Have a great day. 🙂
Teresa Tysinger says
Thanks so much for having me on the tour, and for the wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book.
Jennifer Hibdon says
Thanx for the giveaway!!!! I love getting introduced to new authors through your blog, Susie. Teresa, I also am a Texas implant; I am from small town Michigan and my husband brought me home to Lubbock.
Kay Garrett says
Thank you for your review and information on “Someplace Familiar” by Teresa Tysinger as well as being part of the book tour. I enjoyed reading the guest post.
I’d love the opportunity to read this book.
Faith Creech says
Thanks for your review. Book looks so good. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
Kara Vaughan Marks says
This looks really good–I’d love to read it.
Chanel Monroe says
Great review! This book sounds great and I love the backstory behind it. Can’t wait to read it!