Erin's Ring is now available for purchase!
If you're Irish (or even if you're not), you're going to love this book. If you wear a Claddagh ring (or even if you don't), you're going to love this book. If you're a history buff (but even if you're not), you're going to love this book. If sweet, wholesome love stories make your heart go pitter-pat (and if they don't, what's wrong with you anyway?!), you're going to love this book. I don't mean to sound big-headed about my own book; but that right there, folks--that's called "marketing." (How did I do?)
The Amazon page for Erin's Ring is up and running, ready to receive your orders; and if you head on over there soon, you'll be able to have a copy tucked under the Christmas tree, all wrapped up with love, for your favorite young (or old!) reader.
I am a huge fan of Belanger, whose popular Olivia books are beloved by many and widely used in school curriucla; therefore I was especially humbled by her words: "Highly recommended for Catholic classrooms, Erin's Ring is a Catholic novel that weaves Irish-American history with the present. This wholesome novel had me shed tears of sadness and joy, and these brave young Irish-Catholic women from different generations drew me in. Lovingly and tenderly written, Erin's Ring is a story of true friendship, sacrificial love, and above all, the God Who is never bound by time or space."
Cheryl Dickow (president of Bezalel Books, the publisher of both Finding Grace and Erin's Ring), wrote a beautiful blog post today about not only the book, but about the kind of strong, courageous women you'll find in its pages. If you'd like to read Cheryl's post, click here.
My publisher believes in this book. My husband believes in this book (big surprise there). And I believe in it, too. I would love nothing more than to get it into the hands of as many young readers as possible. Therefore--
I'm hosting a Christmas giveaway here at String of Pearls. I'm going to send one lucky reader a signed copy of Erin's Ring. Just leave me a comment between now and December 8, and I'll put all the names in a hat and choose one.
Okay then. I look forward to hearing from you. And may you have the luck of the Irish.