At twenty-three years old, Sophie Tyler had always lived, what some would call, a normal life. Growing up in a small Mississippi town, she was popular and beautiful. With plenty of friends and a loving family. Simply breezing through life with nothing to stand in her way. That is, until a tragic accident occurred, leaving her in a position she never thought she would be. Can she now repair her broken life and fill the seemingly bottomless pit in her ever-aching heart? Faced with racism, unwanted religion, new responsibilities, and grief, Sophie must learn to triumph over her hurdles and put her trust in the exact place she's been hiding from.
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With a heartbreaking and riveting first chapter, I was hooked from the beginning. I immediately connected with Sophie and felt whatever she was feeling. I laughed and cried with her. The characters were all real and unforgettable and the twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat, but the real gift from this story was learning what "letting go" really means and seeing what happened in my life when I did it.
Can't wait for more books in this series!
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Interview with Emily:
1. Tell me about your book and why you decided to write it.
A lot of the subjects in this book I have always felt very strongly about. But, for me, I don't sit and think of something to write about. In my mind and in my heart, my characters are real, I just record their stories, not create them.
2. What is your favorite genre to read? Who are some of your favorite authors?
I love reading in general, but I have to say that my favorite genre is Christian fiction (particularly romance).
My favorite author is easily Janette Oke. A few others include Beverly Lewis, Tracie Peterson, Chautona Havig, and Lynn Austin. I could go on for hours, because it's hardly fair to compare or pick only a few.
3. Do you have any works in progress? What are they?
I do. I'm currently working on the second book in my trilogy, the first I already have published. I'm also writing a medieval fantasy and a historical fiction.
4. What do you hope to accomplish as an author?
I just want to share what is in my heart and my mind with the world. Even if that involves a bit of controversy, if I touch just one life positively, then it will be 100% worth it.
5. What would you like your readers to know about you?
I just love writing and I love reading. I'm me and I'm happy with everyone being themself.
6. If you could give me one piece of advice about life, what would it be?
Be yourself (there's only one you) and accept yourself as well as others, do what you know or feel is right, give and live life fully, and above all, love!
Where you can find Emily: