Friday, July 10, 2009

Sunset Beach by Trish Perry

Today, I'm featuring an author I've come to enjoy: fellow American Christian Fiction Writers member, Trish Perry. Trish is an award-winning author and former editor of the publication, Ink and the Spirit.

Last year, I had the opportunity to enjoy Trish's other book in The Beach House series: Beach Dreams. This newest tale of the Spirit-filled beach house, Sunset Beach, is a great story of love, forgiveness, grace and family. It helped remind me how important it is to, not only forgive others for their offenses against us, but to also forgive ourselves for mistakes we've made. I can't imagine carrying the weight of a secret for as long as characters in this story did. I would feel like I was wasting so much time that could be spent walking in freedom. My hope is that anyone reading Sunset Beach will be inspired to walk in the fullness of grace that Christ offers.

Here's a little blurb I copied from Social Media:

Sonny Miller is tired of not knowing who she is. Soon she'll begin graduate school to earn her masters in Psychology. But how can she counsel future clients about their identities when she isn't even sure about her own? To that end she has cooked up a little meeting at a certain beach house in San Diego.

Sonny's mother, classical soprano Teresa Miller, isn't aware she's about to be reunited at the beach house with her sister, Melanie Hines, after 25 years of estrangement. And Sonny isn't aware her mother has invited a surprise guest of her own. Russian adoptee, Irina Petrova, finds herself dragged along on a trip so tumultuous she summons her handsome concert violinist brother for moral support.

The four women converge on the funky little beach house in San Diego, each with her own disappointments and hopes about family, identity, and love. For Sonny, the trip reveals all she expected and more than she ever dreamed.

Sunset Beach
By Trish Perry
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN - 0736926755
352 Pages
PUB DATE: June 2009

About the Author: Trish Perry

Perry Headshot

Award-winning novelist Trish Perry has written Sunset Beach (2009), Beach Dreams (2008), Too Good to Be True (2007), and The Guy I'm Not Dating (2006), all for Harvest House Publishers. She writes a monthly column, "Real Life is Stranger," for Christian Fiction Online Magazine. She was editor of Ink and the Spirit, the newsletter of Washington D.C.'s Capital Christian Writers organization (CCW), for seven years. Before her novels, Perry published numerous short stories, essays, devotionals, and poetry in Christian and general market media.

Perry holds a B.A. in Psychology, was a 1980s stockbroker, and held positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in several Washington law firms. She serves on the Board of Directors of CCW and is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group and Romance Writers of America. Perry lives in Northern Virginia with her teenaged son. She invites you to visit her at http://www.trishperry.com.
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