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Welcome to The Sound of Emeralds birthday blog tour! Y’all are going to learn a little bit about The Sound of Emeralds and the author is hosting a fabulous giveaway! Make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win signed copies of all three books!
About the Book
What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?
With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…
As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?
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About the Author
Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago–her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college.
Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She’s a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck.
In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South. She is also the author of Write Well, a guide for writers, which released on March 4th!
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Steadfast Love series
In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, half-Dutch, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?
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When and where did you first get the idea for the Steadfast Love Series?
A song I was listening to on the radio inspired the title of the first book. So I wrote Diamonds, but when I finished it, I realized to my great frustration that the characters weren’t done with their story, even though I had been quite adamant that I would write a stand-alone novel. But the story wasn’t finished, so I kept writing.
Readers often pick out favorite quotes from a novel. Do you have a favorite of your own from The Sound of Silver?
Yes! In fact, my friend Mindy, a calligrapher, even created a beautiful piece of art from one of my favorite quotes: “Within the pages of books one’s heart can be revealed.”
Can you tell us what first drew you to writing Inspirational Historical Romance?
My first exposure to the genre came when I read Heartsong Presents novels when I was twelve. Those small books introduced me to how much I believe in the power of story, especially love stories set in times gone by.
I saw on your website that you also write reviews, articles and offer editing services. What’s one of your favorite things beyond writing novels that you enjoy?
Editing is such fun! I daresay I enjoy editing a page full of my own (or others’!) words just as much as I enjoy splashing words onto a blank page. I recently released my first nonfiction book, Write Well, which is a short ebook designed as a guide for writers!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to signed copies of ALL THREE of Rachelle Rea Cobb’s novels!
International friends, this giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive all three e-books.
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Happy Birthday to The Sound of Emeralds!!!
18 thoughts on “The Sound of Emeralds by Rachelle Rea Cobb: spotlight + q&a”
How about “I don’t” celebrate bdays…or at least my own, lol! You get to a certain age and it’s just another day 🙂 My husband usually will take the family out to whatever restaurant the bday person chooses.
Thanks for the giveaway chance & the fun author Q & A 🙂
Dinners out can be such special times with family. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Trixi!
At my age I don’t really do anything for my birthday. For my three boys they have always gotten to pick where they want to eat for their birthday dinner. It is still a tradition even though they are adults.
That’s the beauty of birthdays–you can celebrate however you want, or NOT. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Deana! 🙂
This series sounds really good! I’ll have to read this ????
When I was younger the Birthday person really got spoiled for a week! It was fun.
Special dinner, activities of choosing, extended family gathering on the weekend to celebrate with a big Family dinner. We still do many of those same things!
A whole WEEK? That sounds like bliss! Thanks for sharing, Joy! 🙂
My husband and i usually go out to dinner for our birthdays. Sometimes some of the kids and grandkids come, and we have cake and ice cream. We seldom make a big deal of it anymore.
I’d rather quit having birthdays to tell you the truth! I’ve had way too many of them!
Remember when we were little kids, and we used to get so excited for our birthday to come? What were we thinking?
I remember thinking how cool each age sounded, as if seven somehow seemed soooo much older than six. 😉 Thanks for commenting, Winnie! 🙂
For the kids we have a family birthday party, a small friend party or outing and then cupcakes for their class. We try to make it very special! Children are a gift from God. 🙂
They certainly are, Becky! Love that you celebrate them like that. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Birthdays at our home were always to make that person feel special and they got to pick the evening meal and dessert. As I grew up, I begin to realize that Mom and Dad were the special ones to want to bring me into the world and love me unconditionally. I always did something special for them on my day to show them how much I loved them. Now that they are both gone on to heaven, those memories are extra special to me.
Kay, how incredibly special. I’d never thought of that before. Thanks for that insight!
I like spending time with my Sister for my birthday. We usually have a girl’s day out . We like to have lunch at a little burrito place on Lake Michigan and just do whatever we feel like doing. It’s good to have a nice relaxing day.
Girls’ days are some of the best! My husband is lactose-intolerant, too, so girls’ days for me always involve Mexican food like burritos since he can’t really have queso and such. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Dianne!
I usually do something special with my husband which includes a treat and gifts and going out to a bookstore or restaurant. I also celebrate with my family by going out to eat. Thanks for the giveaway!
That sounds wonderful, Megan! And thanks for participating! 🙂
Hi Beth, thanks so much for joining in the tour! I’m so grateful for your faithful support of great books, including my little stories. 🙂
It’s my pleasure, Rachelle!