New Beginnings with Eric Vetsch

Just Commonly welcome authors to drop by and share with us their take on a book that embodies a predetermined Word of the Month!  For the full year of 2017, every Monday, a new post by a new author will be posted!

We have award-winning author, Erica Vetsch sharing this week about  New Beginnings in a book from an author she loves.

"New Beginnings, what an excellent topic here in the first month of 2017. When I knew I was going to contribute a blog recommending my choice for a book about New Beginnings, I admit, I was scrambling…not to find one, but to narrow the list down!

I finally landed on Wildflowers from Winter, Katie Ganshert’s debut novel. I had the privilege of reading this book before its release, and I was blown away by Katie’s gifted writing style. One of the things I especially love about Katie’s stories is that she is absolutely fearless when it comes to tackling tough subjects. She is a courageous and talented writer, passionate Jesus-follower, and…little-known fact…she does an awesome “Running Man” dance-step."

Multi-published, best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and college basketball. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks. You can connect with her at her website, where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at  where she spends way too much time!

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Like the winter, grief has a season. Life returns with the spring.

A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built the life she dreamed of during her teen years in a trailer park.  An unexpected interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. 

Determined to pay her respects to her past while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of five hundred acres of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.
Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years.  When Bethany is left the land, Evan must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany’s vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.

For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn’t seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace that she’s not even sure exists?   

TO PURCHASE A COPY of Wildflowers from Winter

Thank you, Erica! 

ABOUT FORT BLISS, TEXAS: Priscilla's Reveille by Erica

Fashion artist Priscilla Hutchens has a grudge against the army. The military has ruined her family and taken from her the people she holds most dear. When her niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she is on a mission to get custody of them as soon as possible. There’s just one thing standing in the way. The post surgeon, Major Elliot Ryder, who also has a claim to the children. They’ll cross swords, but each will have to lay down arms if they’re to find a lasting peace and the love and family both are longing for.



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  1. Thanks so much for having me here today! I do hope readers will jump on getting Katie's debut novel. It is exquisitely crafted!

  2. Thank you, Erica! Wildflowers from Winter sounds great! I'm actually a fan of Katie's books. I've read her YA (in the general market) series and loved it! I can't wait to read her christian fiction ones!

    Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us!

  3. Erica, thank you for sharing about Katie's book. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading them yet.

    Annie, I am enjoying this new spotlight on your blog! :)

    1. Thanks Caryl!! That means a lot to me! =)

    2. You're most welcome, Caryl. You will LOVE Katie's work. She's amazingly talented!


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