Kristina McMorris is one of the people you want to hate--gorgeous, funny, talented, intelligent--she's got the whole package tied up with a shiny bow.
But you just can't. She's too generous, too thoughtful, just too damned sweet.
Kristina is a longtime author friend of my critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, and I first met Kristina at the RWA conference in San Francisco. As a prior PR director, she's always brimming with knowledge and ideas and she's always willing to share them and help out another author.
Kristina writes women's fiction. Her debut novel, LETTERS FROM HOME, is a WWII love story inspired by her grandparents' courtship. It has garnered more than a dozen national literary awards, will be featured in a Select Editions Volume from Reader's Digest, and is a Doubleday Book Club selection. The film rights are represented by the renowned Creative Artists Agency (CAA) of Los Angeles.
And you have a chance to win this award winning novel today!
LETTERS FROM HOME, February 2011
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Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn't need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she's set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief conversation - cut short by the soldier's evident interest in Betty - but Liz can't forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, stationed overseas, Liz reluctantly agrees.
Thousands of miles away, Morgan struggles to adjust to the brutality of war. His letters from "Betty" are a comfort, their soul-baring correspondence a revelation to them both. While Liz is torn by her feelings for a man who doesn't know her true identity, Betty and Julia each become immersed in their own romantic entanglements. And as the war draws to a close, all three will face heart-wrenching choices, painful losses, and the bittersweet joy of new beginnings.
Read an excerpt: HERE.
Works In Progress:
Kristina just completed her second novel, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES, which is a very unique love story, again set during WWII and will release in February 2012.
Tomorrow, Christy Reece, New York Times Bestseller of romantic suspense.