Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Beautiful Fall by Chris Coppernoll


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Beautiful Fall

David C. Cook (October 2008)

by

Chris Coppernoll



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Chris Coppernoll is the founder of Soul2Soul Ministries, with his interviews with Christian artists airing weekly on 650 radio outlets in thirty countries. He has conducted hundreds of interviews on faith issues with personalities such as Amy Grant, Max Lucado, Michael W. Smith, and Kathie Lee Gifford. He also serves as a Deacon at The People’s Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and is currently working toward a Masters in Ministry Leadership degree through Rockbridge Seminary.

His "Inspirations" column is published monthly in the mid Michigan newspaper, The Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Chris Coppernoll is the author of four other books including Soul2Soul, Secrets of a Faith Well Lived, and God's Calling. Providence, his first novel, is his fourth book.


ABOUT THE BOOK

High-powered Boston attorney Emma Madison is celebrating her latest courtroom victory when she gets a call from a number she doesn't recognize. Area code 803 home. Juneberry, South Carolina eight hundred miles, twelve years, and a lifetime away from Boston. Emma's father has had a serious heart attack. Emma rushes to his bedside, and a weekend trip threatens to become an extended stay. She has to work fast to arrange the affairs of his small-town law practice so she can return to her life and career in Boston.

And then Michael Evans shows up. They'd shared hopes, dreams, and a passionate love as young college students during a long-ago summer. But Emma walked away from Michael and from Juneberry to finish college and start a new life. Michael has never forgotten her.

Enveloped in the warmth of family and small-town life and discovering that she still cares for Michael Emma knows she'll have to make a choice between the career she's worked so hard to build and the love she left behind.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Beautiful Fall, go HERE

MY REVIEW:

I’ve always wondered why some people grow up and can’t seem to leave their homes fast enough – convinced that the world beyond what they know as familiar is somehow better than all that they have known up to that point. Other folks seem to have a sense of belonging to a place that envelopes them in a security and serenity that almost goes beyond human comprehension. Chris Coppernoll’s second novel A Beautiful Fall explores this phenomenon through the eyes of a successful law partner, Emma Madison, who is called home to Juneberry, South Carolina when her father suddenly becomes ill. Many changes occur during that ten-day stay, but the reader has to wonder, will Emma ever grasp what so plainly lies before her?


This is a tender story about understanding the things that truly define the word “home”. Emma Madison left South Carolina immediately after high school to pursue college and career dreams. What she left behind was true friendship, family love and a sense of belonging that she was convinced she could re-create in a new place far removed from South Carolina. After ten days among the people of Juneberry, Emma realizes something significant has changed, but she remains unable to determine what change has occurred or what she must do about it. She returns to Boston convinced that she will find answers among the trappings of her successful law partnership.


Well, Emma discovers many things upon her return to Boston – none of which I can share with you without spoiling the story. Suffice it to say, if you enjoy a tenderly woven love story set among people who genuinely care for one another then you really must read this book! After all, the Fall season has just begun, and A Beautiful Fall awaits! Purchase your copy today, then cozy up by the fire in the cool of the evening and enjoy this story!



4 comments:

Carole said...

This sounds like my type of book! Thank you for your review.

Dawn said...

I loved this book, one of my favorites for the year.

Mary said...

A Beautiful Fall sounds like a touching story, please add my name. Thanks!
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Mary said...

Opps! Sorry, not a giveaway... :-)