Yes, April is behind us, and May has begun. April was an overwhelming month for me. It was much too busy, and I was much too sick. You know the flu everyone talked about. the one the flu shot didn’t touch? Well, I had it, and I still can’t shake the cough. Then we’d planned a vacation to Tybee Island and Savannah, GA since last September. We were supposed to go in October, but Hurricane Matthew cancelled that out. Finally, we made it in May.

May also brought the release of a print book and the pre order of an ebook. We’ve been very busy at Mantle Rock Publishing, but the vacation was wonderful.

Under this Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer released in print and ebook the least of April. It’s a historical romance set in around 1850.Under This Same Sky

~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~
Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.
Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky struggles to make sense of the path the Lord has placed her on and finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

The Copper Box by Suzanne J. Bratcher is on pre order now. This is a cozy mystery with a romance in it.

Antiques expert Marty Greenlaw comes to Jerome to face the horror that haunts her dreams: Did she kill her little sister twenty-two The Copper Boxyears ago?

Historian Paul Russell is in Jerome to face his own horror: Was the car crash that killed his wife his fault?

Their lives become intertwined when an old lady dies on a long staircase in a vintage Victorian house. As Marty and Paul search the house for a small copper box Marty believes will unlock the mystery, accidents begin to happen.

Someone else wants the copper box—someone willing to commit murder to get it. As Marty and Paul face the shadows in the house and in their lives, they must learn to put the past behind them and run the race God is calling them to.

This book will be released June 6.

Summer will be upon us before we know it. Have a good week.

Kathy Cretsinger



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