Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Raw Edges by Sandra D. Bricker

The Quilts of Love Series, published by Abingdon Fiction is a series with a common thread (sorry). Great writing, top notch authors, and creative story lines that cross the boundaries of time offer readers an experience that pours a balm of hope into the weary, careworn, soul. That is what happens every time I read a Quilts of Love selection.

Grayson McDonough is the widowed father of nine year old Sadie. At her behest, he finds himself at  an ovarian support group meeting (the cancer that killed his wife) where he makes the acquaintance of the lovely cancer survivor and Aquarium worker, Annabelle Curtis. The story is simple in many ways-- somewhat reminiscent of Sleepless in Seattle, which is a wonderful thing-- but done with fresh and original characters. What could be better?

Sandra Bricker writes with depth and humor. I loved that she created journal entries for Sadie written by Jenna, Sadie's mother, which were like love letters with instructions and prayers on life and living after she "goes away".

Raw Edges tugged at my heart strings from the very first page and didn't let go until some time after the end. This is one of those books that lingers...

Please read on for more information about Raw Edges. Oh, and I must warn you, that if you watch the book trailer, you will be running for the Kleenex box (which I never have handy)... just sayin'.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

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!"  


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.

Watch the book trailer:

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