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Harvest time at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the kids don’t seem to be getting into the spirit. One day while he’s wandering through the fields, Christopher stumbles across an old piece of metal buried in the ground. He doesn’t know what it is, but he hides it in the shed.
That night, the garden by the house is uprooted. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte is determined to find out, but is distracted when she gets news that Sam is failing school. The sullen teen is indifferent and won’t study. He starts spending a lot of time with Pete. Though she loves her son dearly, Pete never finished high school, and Charlotte is afraid he’ll encourage Sam to do the same. How can she help him get back on track?
A gripping story that examines the Stevenson family’s history as well as its shaky future, Sweet September will bring you deeper into the loving community of Bedford and the deep ties of love that bind this broken family together. As they forge new connections, you’ll be entertained, inspired, and reminded that God’s grace can make all things new.
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Pattie at Fresh Brewed Writer
What surprised me about the first two books of the Heather Creek series is that they are inspirational without being emotionally manipulative! That is a big plus to me. This is well-written Christian fiction that is relevant to today’s world without being saccharine.
Beth at The Writing Road
Sweet September was just that–a sweet read that reinforced the importance of faith and family-and believing that God’s grace is sufficient for all things.
Amy at Amy’s Random Thoughts
Sweet September was a wonderful read by Tricia Goyer whom I have recently discovered. What a great writer. This book read like a TV show, I could picture the entire story in my head. I can not wait to read more!!!!!! This is another set of books I would totally recommend.
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
A gripping story that examines the Stevenson family’s history as well as its shaky future, Sweet September will bring you deeper into the loving community of Bedford and the deep ties of love that bind this broken family together.
Christy at Christy’s Book Blog
It takes a true talent to take the everyday events of this family’s life and make them not only interesting and enjoyable but also inspiring, and Goyer does it with style. This isn’t a book with explosions, dead bodies, or vampires. It’s a solid story of a family’s struggles to learn to live with and love each other, populated with characters just like the people you meet every day. I hope that there will be more in this terrific series.
Margaret at The Cappuccino Life
Sweet September is actually the second in a series (Home To Heather Creek), but is perfectly wonderful as a stand-alone novel as well. As an aside, this is her first published contemporary novel, and I think she did a fine job on it!
Kate at A Simple Walk
Sweet September was a fantastic read filled with lovable characters, a fascinating storyline, and a setting that is so well-written it becomes as much of the storyline as the plot itself. As I read this book, I found myself caring very deeply about what would happen in the life of this “cobbled-together family.”
Patty at Girlfriends in God
I can tell you that the author, Tricia, immediately draws you into this family and from the very beginning you can feel the pain that the children were dealing with from the death of their mother, to their father’s abandonment. This book could apply to any one of us.
Diane at Diane’s Place
Overall they give insight into the Christian life and how we need God in our lives every day, but they’re not preachy at all.
Deborah at A Cup of Joy
Cara at Cara’s Musings
let me say the series is set in Nebraska — the location for all great books LOL — and she’s interviewed my mom for the latest book she just turned in – -all about growing up in Nebraska in the 60s.
Laura at LightHouse Academy
I enjoyed learning more about Charlotte, her family and her circle of friends in this well written book. The faith message is expertly woven in, and I enjoyed the way Ms. Goyer took a bit of history and wove it seamlessly into a contemporary novel. Readers will not want to miss SWEET SEPTEMBER.
Leticia at My Daily Trek
I love introducing new wonderful books. And as many of you know I am a HUGE fan of Tricia Goyer. When I heard about her latest contemporary novel, her first, there was no way I was going turn this opportunity down.
Tasra at Real Women Scrap
This is very cool because many of Tricia’s books are historical. This one mixes it up a bit with some historical references, but a contemporary setting.
Jamie at Surviving the Chaos
I CAN tell you that you can read this book without reading the others (because I did it and survived…even enjoyed myself in the process). I love the contemporary farm aspect of this book and the small town feel. It takes me back to high school. Which, though frought with anxiety, were peaceful times overall. And, if you know Tricia, you know she’ll fit some history into even her contemporary books. Gotta love that.
Lauren at Baseballs and Bows
At first, I wondered how well books written by different authors would flow, but I shouldn’t have worried. While both authors added their own personal touches, both books are heartwarming stories, perfect for curling up with on a cool fall night.
Sunny at Life in the Estrogen Ocean
I love how Tricia gets real in this book. Real fears. Real frustrations. Real insecurities. Real ‘tudes. She weaves a little mystery and a hint at romance into the story that will keep you guessing and wanting more. She captures each character’s personality so well that they become a part of you.
Susan at His Reading List
As many of you know, Tricia has become one of my favorite authors, and this is her first book set in a contemporary setting! In true Tricia Goyer style, history and the present meld together to form a heritage that lives on in word and deed. This is an honest look at the difficulties of relocation, grandparents who are called to be parents again, and the stress of change. I really enjoyed this book and I would highly recommend it for teens and adults.
Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food
I really enjoyed this book. What I liked best was how the kids were allowed act normal, like actual teenagers in the 21st century. It was rather refreshing to read about Sam rebelling about his studies or Emily wanting to be a vegetarian. While these aren’t the choices their grandparents would have made, neither are they condemning and overbearing. I hope that the other authors in this series will be able to maintain this type of attitude. It’s much more realistic and I think hits home more to see kids acting like real kids and not try to change them. The conflict between father and son was interesting to read as well. Generation gaps and parent-child relationships always make for a good read.
Pam at Without Fear
This book feels perfect to cuddle up with on one of those now almost chilly evenings.
Heather at Mumblings of a Mommy Monk
Tricia Goyer leads us through their lives as they learn and grow through this experience…
Brittanie at A Book Lover
I loved this new series. Tricia does a really good job too of letting you know what is going on without being obvious and working it into the current story. I came to really care about the characters in the book. Tricia always makes her characters come alive for the reader. I love the mystery she added into the book’s plot. The setting is also beautiful and has really helped put me in the Fall mood. 🙂 I highly recommend this wonderful new series.
Mary at Home Steeped Hope
Tricia Goyer has written her first contemporary novel, and it’s a wonderful read! I’ve always wondered what a contemporary setting would read like when written up by this fantastic author. I sure wasn’t disappointed. Sweet September is a real-to-life look at the adventures and challenges of a multi-generational farm family, and from the outset, it feels authentically Goyer-esque!
Lynetta at Open Book
In her usual style, Tricia brings us closer to her characters and draws us into the place, yet keeps with the tone and general characterizations in the series. It was fun to get to know Christopher better, as his POV is featured in this second book. It’s a story of family bonding, sharing the good and bad times, and testing one’s true potential.
Trish at Books for Moms
Amy at My Friend Amy
I was in the mood for a book to set the right tone for the season and this sure did the trick! I didn’t get a chance to read the first book in this series, but luckily this book stands alone fine. It’s a great story!
Melissa at Breath of Life
I’ve fallen in love with Heather Creek Farm, Bob & Charlotte Stevenson, and their family.
Christina at Mustard Seeds Shelf
I have to tell ya that it sounds divine and I just can’t wait to snuggle up in a blanket, pour a cup of coffee, and read this book! This will surely be a great week and a wonderful start to Fall!
Deena at A Peek at My Bookshelf
Tricia Goyer is not just a gifted writer…she is a genuine, whole hearted lover of God! Her talent knows no bounds…historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and non-fiction…she can do it all!Authors and their craft have always fascinated me. I’ve dabbled in writing fiction and non-fiction a bit, but never published. One aspect of writing that boggles my mind is collaboration.
But Tricia has pushed the bounds of that fine art…she’s written the second in a series of books written by multiple authors! That’s right…she’s stepping into the lives of characters who were birthed by someone else, and seamlessly woven her own threads of life into this chronicle of the Stevenson family.
Lena Nelson at A Christian Writer’s Life