About the book:
Homefires is the story of Janeece and Kirk Crenshaw, a couple married just after their high school graduation, who set out to make a life for themselves. It is a life marked by surprises, none more dramatic than when Kirk receives a calling to become a pastor. It’s a life marked by tragedy, the most heart-rending of which is a devastating event close to home. It’s also a life marked by challenges … to their church, their community and their marriage. As the fullness of life makes its impact on their union, Kirk and Janeece must face the question of whether they have gone as far as they can together.
About the author:
Emily Sue Harvey, author and speaker, writes to make a difference. Dozens of her upbeat stories and articles appear in Chocolate for Women, Chicken Soup for the Soul, women’s magazines, websites and other anthologies.
She is the author of the novel Song of Renewal and the novella Flavors. Her new novel, Homefires, will be followed by two more novellas and another novel (Unto these Hills) later in 2011. To find out more about Emily, visit www.renewalstories.com or www.emilysueharvey.com.
Just my opinion:
I’m very excited to be taking part in this blog tour for a couple reasons. First, I was privileged to be a part of the editing team for this book. Anyone who has done proofreading can tell you that most of the story itself is lost to the person checking for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. That person is also on the lookout for inconsistencies. So, with that focus in mind, the story is only partially remembered by the time you’ve finished with the work being done.
Most of this story, however, stuck with me because I enjoyed it so much. Between Homefires and Flavors, I’ve become quite a fan of Emily Sue Harvey. I truly enjoy her writing and when I was invited to take part in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to read the book again for the enjoyment of it and I wasn’t disappointed.
Homefires is about a couple who really do love each other deeply. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and events drive a wedge between them and threaten to destroy their marriage. As they begin to drift apart, communication breaks down and they begin a downward spiral.
Of course, I won’t tell you how the story turns out because you really need to read this one yourself. I know you’ll enjoy it. Be sure to listen carefully to the lessons to be learned from it, especially if you are questioning your own relationship with your spouse.
Beautifully written, poignant and heartwarming.