Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Christina Berry Tarabochia and Sherrie Ashcraft

 After fourteen years of hard work, Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry Tarabochia are thrilled to announce the release of their novel, On the Threshold. Interested in how a mother and daughter can write a book together? Want a chance at winning a Kindle and a business card design from a top-notch company? Go to for the details.
Why did you ladies begin writing this book?
Both of us had always talked about writing a book, but fourteen years ago Sherrie said if we were ever going to write, maybe we should work on a book together. It would hold us accountable. We lived on different sides of the state of Oregon at the time, so we did a lot of it via e-mail, and once a month Sherrie would make the 250-mile drive to Christina's house and we'd work on it in person. We wanted to share a real look at depression and trying to be good enough to please God--what that might look like in a family's life.
Fourteen years? Really?
That's from the first word penned. The very first contest we entered, we actually talked about how we needed to decide how to fight off all the editors who'd be making offers. Instead, we found out we had a lot to learn! Attending writing conferences and reading craft books brought our writing to a higher level.
Tell us about On the Threshold.
We loved having the chance to tell this story! In fact, we have a few more stories to tell about these characters  if readers love this one. Here's what the book is about.
Suzanne—a mother with a long-held secret. Tony—a police officer with something to prove. Beth—a daughter with a storybook future. When all they love is lost, what's worth living for?
Suzanne Corbin and her daughter, Beth Harris, live a seemingly easy life. Suzanne has distanced herself from her past, replacing pain with fulfillment as a wife and mother, while Beth savors her husband’s love and anticipates the birth of their child. But all that is about to change.
Like a sandcastle buffeted by ocean waves, Suzanne’s façade crumbles when her perfect life is swept away. Tragedy strikes and police officer Tony Barnett intersects with the lives of both women as he tries to discover the truth. Left adrift and drowning in guilt long ignored, Suzanne spirals downward into paralyzing depression. Beth, dealing with her own grief, must face the challenge of forgiveness. Can these two women learn to trust each other again? Will they find the power of God’s grace in their lives?
You can find Christina at Posting With Purpose. Sherrie blogs at The Mother Blog.

Christina and Sherrie have generously offered to give away a copy of their e-book, On the Threshold. To enter:
1) Leave a comment and email address on this post.
2) You must be a Follower or become a Follower of this blog.
3) Deadline: Wednesday, 6/12/13, at 11:59 P.M.
4) The winner will be announced on Friday, 6/14/13.

Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this post.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Good Morning, Christina & Sherrie! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm happy I can highlight your latest achievement - On The Threshhold.

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Great interview, Susan, and thanks for the intro to Sherrie and Christina! The book sounds interesting. :)

Thanks to all of you for doing this!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway.

I read Christina's book, The Familiar Stranger. She's an excellent writer. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Sherrie's work, but I'm looking forward to this book.

Susan :)

Noelle the dreamer said...

I couldn't but smile when reading about fighting off publishers! Fourteen years of writing and the actual sypnosis sounds intriguing enough, I'll definitively add it to my list!
Thank you for sharing,


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Noelle -

Thanks for commenting and entering the giveaway.

Susan :)

Barbara said...

Christina and Sherrie, the book sounds interesting! You've got me curious about how the plot continues!
Barb @ FL Mom's Blog

barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

Barbara said...

oops! Forgot to mention that I'm following as Barb via GFC!

Christina Tarabochia said...

Susan, thanks so much for featuring us! You certainly have a great group of readers, don't you? It was really fun today, as Mom came over and we figured out who the next book in the series will focus on and what kind of havoc we will wreak upon them.

Karen, Noelle, and Barb, after you read it, drop me a line and I bet I can tell you who your favorite character was. :)

Christina Tarabochia said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that if you don't happen to win the book and you buy it, or if you leave a review on a site no matter how you get the book--if you tell us what you did, we will enter you to win a Kindle and 1,000 custom-designed business cards.

Unknown said...

Ladies, it's so nice to meet all of you here on Susan's blog. It was fun to get to share a little of our real-life story, as well as a taste of our make-believe story! We hope you enjoy reading the book as much as we did writing it. (And it will definitely take you less time than it did us!!)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Oh my... what a beautiful cover! So, it can be done, right... writing a book together

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

i'm a follower, too

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - Yes, collaborative writing does work. :)

Hi Karen - Thanks for stopping by and entering.

Susan :)