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Monday, September 23, 2013

Raw Edge

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Raw Edge
Abingdon Press (September 17, 2013)
Sandra D. Bricker
For more than a decade, Sandra D. Bricker lived in Los Angeles. While honing her chosen craft of screenwriting in every spare moment, she worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved across the country to take on a new role: Caregiver. 
The Big 5-OH! was released by Abingdon Press in the Spring of 2010, and the novel was very well-received, garnering a couple of nibbles from Hollywood. 
Always the Baker, Never the Bride was released by Abingdon Press in September 2010. With its phenomenal reviews, the novel spawned a series of three more books based on the popular cast of characters at The Tanglewood Inn, a wedding destination hotel in historic Roswell, Georgia. The series cemented Sandie's spot in publishing as a flagship author of Laugh-Out-Loud romantic comedy for the inspirational market.
"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!" 
Sandra can be reached through the Contact link on her Website.

Grayson McDonough has no use for teal ribbons, 5k runs, or ovarian cancer support groups now that his beautiful wife Jenna is gone. But their nine-year-old daughter Sadie seems to need the connection. When Annabelle Curtis, the beautiful cancer survivor organizing the memory quilt project for the Ovacome support group, begins to bring out the silly and fun side of his precious daughter again, Gray must set aside his own grief to support the healing of Sadie’s young heart. But is there hope for Gray’s heart too along the way? 

If you would like to read the first chapter of Raw Edge, go HERE

My Thoughts:
This book was perfect in every way! I've read all of the Quilts of Love books in the series so far and Raw Edges is by far my very favorite!  Bricker writes with the perfect blend of emotion, humor, heartache and love.  Her characterization is can't help but fall in love with Sadie.  Not only does she have an effect on her daddy in the story, but she effected me!  Bricker has a unique way of causing you to feel what each character is feeling at any point in her story.  My heart was involved in this one from page one!  Grab a box of tissues and read this book!  You'll cry and laugh so hard you cry and you won't be the same when you turn the last page.  A sign of an excellent novel for me is  one that I can't seem to get out of my heart and mind once I finished reading...this one will linger for quite some time.