Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blog Tour: Sunflower Serenade

The title intrigued me. I love sunflowers and well, I grew up on a farm. My yearly "family vacation" consisted of living at the local fair for several days - "camping" in the dairy barn, sleeping on "straw bale" beds (or later cots).

So, the book, Sunflower Serenade by Tricia Goyer brought back lots of memories as I read the short novel.

The book is the 12th book in the series, created by Goyer, which features the adventures of Bob and Charlotte Stevenson as they raise their grandchildren on a working farm in Nebraska.

I'll admit, it's hard to jump into the middle of a series. Sometimes it's difficult to grasp the character development woven through the past books.

However, Goyer has created a family that seems "real." The problems faced by Bob and Charlotte, along with their grandchildren, are very realistic. You want to keep reading in order to discover what happens next. It's like peaking into the lives of "old" friends.

If you are looking for a book that's easy to read, on a sunny summer day, then check out Sunflower Serenade. If the rest of the series is like this book, you'll find yourself falling in love with this family - as they work through the ups and downs of life.

-----More About Sunflower Serenade -----

About Sunflower Serenade: A small-town summer...

The days are long and lazy, the corn is high, the sunflowers are in bloom, and everyone in Bedford is gearing up for the biggest event of the summer: the annual county fair. But when a Nashville music producer approaches Bob about using Heather Creek Farm to film a country star's new music video, he and Charlotte are faced with a dilemma. Will they allow the glamour and enticements of big-city life to encroach upon their peaceful home? Will the excitement of celebrity drown out the simple joys of summer?

About the Home to Heather Creek series...

Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores! But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.

Link to buy book...
The books come in a series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just want to order Sunflower Serenade you must call the customer service number (1-800-431-2344).

About Tricia Goyer...
Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family make their home in Montana.


Playing on one element of the book - big city entertainers vs. old county fair – the contest for this blog tour is City Girl Goes Country! Share your funniest story (about you or someone you know) about a time when you as the “city girl” goes to the country or “country girl” goes to the city. Enter the contest here:

Blog Tour Schedule...
Visit the other blogs taking part in the book tour by clicking here.

As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail


  1. Glad you enjoyed the story! Thanks for sharing Sunflower Serenade with your readers.

    Hugs, Tricia Goyer

  2. I will go check this one out as it is a recommendation coming from a writer herself! Blessings Dear Heart, kt


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