Friday, July 12, 2013

Coming soon....

A few years ago, I started reading works by this wonderful woman, Sydney Logan.  While reading some of her unpublished stuff, I learned that she was working on her first novel and was attempting to have it published.  Then she did.  Do you have any idea how cool it is to know someone who is achieving one of their dreams?  And to know that that person really deserves it?  That's Sydney.  Knowing her, I of course jumped to buy her book.  That's what you do for friends.  When they put something out, you buy it to support them.  Know what though?  I actually REALLY loved the book.

Lessons Learned was Sydney's first book.  It completely floored me.  It's about a teacher who moves back to her hometown and gets caught up in the life of a gay quarterback while attempting to put her own life back together.  It's also set in Appalachia.  Holy cow.  I really boiled the book down to one line but there is so much more depth to this novel.  I couldn't put it down and sobbed by the time it was all said and done.  I truly believe that everyone should read it.  You meet characters who are homophobic, some who are not, some who change and some who don't.  It's not a preachy "get on the rainbow bandwagon" book but it does have an amazing message.

Recently, Sydney published her second novel, Mountain Charm.  Again, I raced out to read it.  Again, it didn't disappoint.  A full review of it will be coming soon.

That's really what I'm here to tell you.  On July 29th, I'll be hosting Sydney here as a stop on her Mountain Charm blog tour.  So keep an eye out...I'll be posting an ebook giveaway of Mountain Charm!!

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