Appalachian Thursday – Cover Reveal

Earlier this week I sent out an e-mail with the cover of my next novel. It’s a sweet sort of torture to see the cover and then not be able to share it until the book is available for pre-order. But as of Tuesday this week, readers can add When Silence Sings to their shopping carts. Yippee!

And I can show the cover, which I pretty much ADORE!

silence sings final

Evocative is the word that sprang to mind when I first saw it. I know I’m biased, but I think it’s pretty terrific!

Here’s the back cover copy:

Colman Harpe works for the C&O in the Appalachian rail town of Thurmond, West Virginia, but he’d rather be a preacher and lead his own congregation. When a member of the rival McLean clan guns down his cousin and the clan matriarch, Serepta McLean, taunts the Harpes by coming to a tent revival in their territory, Colman chooses peace over seeking revenge with the rest of his family.

Colman, known for an unnaturally keen sense of hearing, is shocked when he hears God tell him to preach to the McLeans. A failed attempt to run away leaves Colman sick and suffering in the last place he wanted to be–McLean territory. Nursed by herbalist Ivy Gordon–a woman whose unusual appearance has made her an outcast–he’s hindered in his calling by Serepta’s iron grip on the region and his uncle’s desire to break that grip. But appearances can be deceiving, and he soon learns that the face of evil doesn’t look like he expected.

Coming soon to a bookstore near you! (And by soon, I mean November 5, which isn’t that soon at all, but it’ll get here!)

14 thoughts on “Appalachian Thursday – Cover Reveal

  1. I ❤ ❤ ❤ the cover and having been to Thurmond (although 16 years ago) it evokes the perfect nostalgia. But I don't think I can wait 8 months to hold it in my hands!

  2. I love the cover. Oh wow, the blurb sounds amazing. Looking forward to reading it. Sarah, your stories always take me back home, eastern Ky, and listening to stories from my great grandmother, grandparents and parents. Thank you for those memories.

  3. WOO HOO! Cannot wait.. but KNOW
    I will absolutely ENJOY!! Perfect
    timing~cold weather, fireplace,
    hot cocoa & a NEW Book!! :))

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