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What Readers Are Saying About Rise and Shine

Posted on July 21st, by rivernorthfiction in Books. No Comments

Author Sandra Bricker’s Rise and Shine has readers talking! Here are some of the great things they’re saying:

“Bricker’s latest is a delightful contemporary retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a sprinkle of humor and a dab of faith.”

–RT Book Reviews – 4 Stars

“Delightful story written by the Queen of Romantic Comedy! Novel Rocket and I give it our highest recommendation. Rise and Shine is a 5-star read and going on my Top Ten for 2014 list.”

–Ane Mulligan, Novel Rocket

“You just thought you knew Sleeping Beauty! Sandra D. Bricker has done it again; she brought a story to life that we loved as little girls … and made it for the big girl who lives inside us all. Continue reading / Leave a comment…

Last Chance to Win!

Posted on July 18th, by rivernorthfiction in Giveaways. No Comments

Tessa Afshar’s In the Field of Grace sweepstakes wraps up at 6pm PST tonight! This is your last chance to win one of three great prizes: an iPad mini, a bundle of Tessa’s books + a $50 Amazon gift card, or a year’s worth of River North Fiction titles. ENTER HERE.

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Summer Reading List, Part II!

Posted on July 14th, by rivernorthfiction in Books. No Comments

Last month, we shared some of our top River North summer reads. Here’s a look at our newest releases, any of which would make great summer reads!

Rise and Shine by Sandra Bricker

Shannon Malone thought she’d found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on their honeymoon left her in a coma. Waking up to the news that she’s thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that Edmund has lost his interim battle with cancer and the world has marched on without her. Her gorgeous doctor, Daniel Petros, seems to know everything about her and becomes Shannon’s tour guide into a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the planet and everyone’s life appears to revolve around a tiny screen on their cell phones! Continue reading / Leave a comment…

Exploring the Atlanta Home Front

Posted on July 11th, by rivernorthfiction in Behind the Books. No Comments

Written by Yankee in Atlanta author Jocelyn Green

Recently, I had the privilege speaking to a group at the Marietta Museum of History in Marietta, Georgia. I wish you all could have been there! But since you weren’t, here are just a few highlights from what I shared:

  • My inspiration for the heroine Caitlin McKae in Yankee in Atlanta was based on two lesser-known groups of women, which I combined into one character: the female soldier, and the secret Unionist in Atlanta. There were at least four hundred women who saw combat in the Civil War. They were motivated by romance, or escape, or the pay, or love of adventure, or even sheer patriotism.

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