Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Carrie Turansky's Clash

COTT post by Jennifer Slattery

I grew up in Northern Washington, surrounded by tall, spicy pines, snow-capped mountains, and the playful tide pools of the Puget Sound. Some of my fondest memories are of skipping along the beach, watching the tide’s gentle ebb and flow as sea anemones extend their feathery wisps into the clear water. It is here, surrounded by the serene beauty of God’s creation, that Carry Turansky’s Clash competing novel unfolds.

Seeking His Love is set in Frairhaven, Bellingham, Washington's historic section,” Carry says, “The town is clustered around Bellingham Bay where ferries often depart for Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia. I'm originally from the North West, and my grandparents lived on the Oregon coast. I spent many happy weekends with them, digging clams, exploring tide pools, and hiking along the beach. I've always loved the ocean, and bringing those sights and sounds into the story made it come to life for me.”

Here’s are a few snippets from her nature scene excerpt:

The gray, wind-whipped waters of Bellingham Bay came into view as Rachel traveled west on Taylor Ave. Dancing whitecaps ruffled the surface of the harbor, and threatening clouds rose in the west. The rain hadn’t started yet, but a storm seemed only moments away…

She parked near the Taylor Avenue Dock and climbed out of the car. Perhaps a stroll on the South Bay Trail would clear her head and give her a chance to pray through everything…A cool, salt-tinged wind blew the hair away from her face as she trudged toward the Taylor Avenue Dock and path that ran north through Boulevard Park up the South Bay Trail from Fairhaven to Bellingham proper.

Gulls hung on the breeze circling the sailboats anchored in the harbor. One lone walker in purple Capri pants and matching sweatshirt strode toward her, a hot pink sun visor shading her eyes.

(You can read the excerpt in it’s entirety here at COTT's Nature Scenes)

As I read her excerpt, I could almost taste the salt in the air and feel the crisp Northwestern breeze on my face. There is nothing I love more than rich settings, except perhaps, a novel with a rich setting and an engaging story line. Carry Turansky’s Seeking His Love nails both.

This story about a widower recovering from the loss of his wife and child demonstrates the universal need to give and receive compassion.

Since losing his wife and child, widower Cam McKenna has tried to avoid children. But when he must temporarily care for his niece, Cam opens his home. With no idea how to relate to a fourteen-year-old girl, he seeks the advice of the new Christian Youth theater director. He's touched when Rachel Clark gives his niece a scholarship—and teaches him a thing or two about teens…and love. But why is Rachel so secretive about her past? The truth threatens their fragile relationship yet promises to bring them closer to each other—and the Lord— than either dreamed possible.

Visit Carrie’s website to find out more about her and her sweet romance novels, then hop on over to Clash of the Titles to join the fun!

You can purchase Seeking His Love from Amazon.

Carrie is giving away a copy of Seeking His Love. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment.

COTT post by Jennifer Slattery


Anonymous said...

The storyline seems very touching and I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of nature. Also, the cover is beautiful.

apple blossom said...

I love the love inspired books. thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Jackie S. said...

I am sure I would love this book.....sounds fantastic and the cover is beautiful!

Charity U said...

Please enter me!

lgm52 said...

The cover of this book looks like fine art! Would love to read this. Please enter me.

Maureen said...

I really enjoy reading Love Inspired books...they are usually good fast reads.


Anonymous said...

Would like to win this book!

cjajsmommy said...
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cjajsmommy said...

Love the setting for this book. I have a friend from the west coast that would probably enjoy reading it - after I finish it.

lgm52 said...

Sounds very good. Please enter me.

Maureen said...

I also love rich settings that make you feel like your there!


Carrie Turansky said...

Thanks for helping me spread the word about Seeking His Love! I am writing sequel right now. So if you enjoy contemporary romance set in the NW you can be watching for Her Heart's Song, in late 2011 or early 2012.

Happy Reading!

Meredith said...

Sounds like a wonderful story!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Atypical Girl said...

I love Puget Sound, especially Bellingham. Sounds like this book is right up my alley.

Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Linda said...

I just blogged about this book because of an email Carrie had received. Now I like the chance to read it!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

PriviesAndPrims said...

Please enter me, I'd love to win this book!

p.s. Carman sent me.

priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Jordan said...

Love Inspired are always nice reads!


Leanne said...

Oooh, I always love to read Love Inspired books!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

Nia for Jesus said...

I found really interesting,I would love to win!


Nia for Jesus said...

I'm follower of this blog.


Nia for Jesus said...

I'm a networkedblog follower.


Nia for Jesus said...

I follow you in facebook.


Nia for Jesus said...

Reading the excerpt brought to a calm and quite's refreshing!


Patsy said...

I would love to read this book. If it's Love Inspired I know it will be great!


Karen F said...

Enter me please!
kkfoster35 at msn dot com
ps Carman sent me by!

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