About a month ago, I met a wonderful woman named Annette Lyon. Annette is an award winning LDS author of 6 novels. From her website I learned that Annette has been writing since second grade, when she piled pillows on a chair to reach her mother's typewriter. (I can totally relate to that!) She is a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English, and she has experience with newspaper, magazine, and business writing, but her first love is fiction. Tower of Strength, her sixth and most recent novel, is her fourth historical centered around old Utah temples.
In 2007 she was awarded Utah's Best of State medal for fiction. Spires of Stone, her fifth novel, was a 2007 Whitney Award finalist for Best Historical Novel. She has received three publication awards from the League of Utah Writers and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the LDStorymakers, a guild for LDS writers. You can learn more about Annette on her website or on her blog.
Last month, Annette sent me a copy of her latest novel, Tower of Strength, and I loved it! It is a perfect book to read while you sit back on the couch with a warm blanket. Tower of Strength is the story of Tabitha, who was widowed at age 19. She finds herself newly pregnant and alone, but through her strength of character is able to make a life for herself and her son. After several years, she finds that she must return to her hometown and face things that she had left behind many years before. It is also the story of Samuel, a recently widowed man, whose path crosses with Tabitha's.
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Annette has been generous enough to offer a copy of her brand new book, Tower of Strength, to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
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Monday, March 16, 2009