Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"The Brightest Hope" Release Week ~ I'm throwing a party!

You're invited to my virtual launch party this Friday, 8/2/19, on Facebook,

from 10 am-8 pm central time (11-9 eastern).
Details at the end of the post.
A rhythm of Hope beats deep in the heart of every human being. Sometimes, we get discouraged when our hopes do not come to fruition--at least in our time frame. Other times, we hope for the wrong things. Things we might regret longing for later. But always there is that right and true hope that, when it blooms brightly, brings us unspeakable joy. Scripture tells us "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life" (Proverbs 13:12).

With that thought, I present to you The Brightest Hope, my third and final novel in the Echoes of the Heart series, set in post-WWI Wisconsin, 1924. Here's what two other authors of that time period say about the story:

"With a deft pen, Naomi Musch delivers a unique story of loss and redemption with a grace much needed in this difficult world. War leaves destruction in its wake, not only in the trenches but tearing at the hearts of those left behind, yet The Brightest Hope offers just that. Hope. Hope in love. Hope in faith. And hope in second chances."
    ~ J'nell Ciesielski, award-winning author of Among the Poppies.

"The Brightest Hope successfully captures the energy of the 1920s, with characters striving for a brighter future amid rapid social change and lingering memories of the Great War. This engaging story of love, loss, and second chances will lift your spirit and touch your heart."
   ~Jennifer Lamont Leo, author of You're the Cream in My Coffee and Ain't Misbehavin'

Five years after the Great War...

Holly Allen is a well-adjusted war widow with a knack for running the family press. She's over the days of waiting for a white knight to ride in and sweep her away from her cares. Besides, if Hugh Phelps is a knight, he's certainly a black one—with his prison record, personal demons, and the ghosts of war that haunt him. 
When Holly hires Hugh, despite her reservations, it isn't long before she sees the man he could really be, and as Hugh finds his niche at Allen's Printing, he finds his lady boss equally appealing. Despite their attraction, however, Holly won't let herself fall for a faithless man, and Hugh isn't on gracious terms with God. 
Then, just when new beginnings seem possible, old heartaches from the war come calling. Now it might only be in letting go of everything dear that they both discover what real love is. 

The first two books in the series currently remain on sale for $2.99 each. The Brightest Hope is still available at the pre-order price also, but will go up soon.

About That Party

The Brightest Hope book launch party runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. central time, Friday August 2nd. I will be most active from 10 a.m.-noon. and 6-8 p.m., but I will pop in and out during the entire day to chit-chat. The party theme (maybe obviously?) is HOPE. Updated information will be posted on the party page. There will be prize drawings for books, AND...

This needs a drum roll ~~~~~~

I'm having a special guest! My own sweet cover model and photographer Jessamyn Gehl will join me sometime during the early segment. We hope to make it a live interview (praying for no techno-glitches!) She's a little nervous about it, but she's bubbly by nature, so I think you'll be entertained. :)

I hope you can take part!