Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Erin's Ring is Out, Just in Time for Christmas Gift-giving!


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.
 
If you do check out the Erin's Ring page on Amazon, you'll see that this YA novel has already received endorsements from some respected names in the Catholic fiction world, including Nancy Carabio Belanger, Rosemary McDunn, Amy M. Bennett, and Kay Murdy, as well as a blogger with whom you might be familiar (Tiffany, who blogs at Life of a Catholic Librarian).

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 RingJust 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.

25 comments:

  1. YEAH!! I can't wait to read it. I am ordering my copy so you can sign it for me!!!!

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    1. Just went to order my copy and it is temporarily out of stock .... you are THAT popular!!!

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    2. It literally just got printed, and I won't get my author copies for about a week; so they should be getting some soon.

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  2. Yay! Looking forward to a young adult book about love and faith:-) would you recommend for non-Catholics as well?:-) congrats??

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    1. It's definitely a Catholic-themed book, but it's not meant to sermonize or preach; it actually deals with true historical events that occurred in the town where we live, involving Irish immigrants and their role in building the first Catholic church in the area. And it shows the importance of faith, family, and friendship--things that people of any religious persuasion can relate to.

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    1. Your signed "thank you" copy will be sent as soon as my author copies arrive. (By the way, your blurb will appear on the back cover of the book; and you can also find it quoted on the Erin's Ring Amazon page. :))

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  4. Oh yay! My friends and I all enjoyed Finding Grace, now I'll have to tell them about Erin's Ring! Thank you so much for writing great Catholic YA fiction!

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    1. You and your friends all read and enjoyed FG? I am so pleased to hear that! Wow, you just made my day!

      Erin's Ring is shorter, and would definitely be appropriate for even younger readers than FG. It's a sweet story, dealing with 19th-century Irish immigrants who changed the landscape of the NH town where I live as well as some present-day girls who learn about their history. It was a joy and honor to write it, and I hope your friends will like it as much as FG. :)

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  5. Yeah!!!! Going to Amazon right now. Cannot wait. Congratulations Laura. Let me know when you are in Plattsburgh so i can get you to sign for me.

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    1. Terri, you have been such a loyal cheerleader! Thank you for your kind words, here and on Facebook. :)

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  6. Congratulations Laura! I am so excited for you and can not wait to read this book. What a blessing for those of us who enjoyed Finding Grace to have another story from an author we respect and trust.

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    1. I am so touched by these words, Kari! Thank you!

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  7. So excited to read both of your books!! How did I miss your first novel? Thank you for sharing your faith and your writing! Can wait and congratulations!!!

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    1. This is Tina from Dover, right? Thank you so much for helping to spread the word on Facebook! Word of mouth is the best promotional/sales tool for my books. I really appreciate the support!

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  8. Oh wow! Soo exciting!! You must have been writing round the clock!! Congratulations:):)
    Sadly Bk Depository don't have this yet (and Amazon will never deliver to me) so I'll have to wait a little longer.

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    1. But Erin, you won a copy of Finding Grace in a giveaway. Maybe you'll win again! ;)

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  9. Congratulations!! So excited to read another of your books!!

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  10. Ordered--and it says it's temporarily out of stock! Hope it's back in soon so I can read it!

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    1. Thanks for your support, Barb! I hope it doesn't take too long to arrive.

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  11. So exciting - I LOVE Christian fiction and have long thought we need more Catholic fiction! Praise God.

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