It’s finally happening! After much work, editing, etc., my first book is finally ready to launch, with another waiting in the wings for the spring of next year! My first book is called “The Right Ingredients” and will be released on the 24th of this month. I’ve always loved September! Here’s a picture of the cover, and a headshot of me looking a bit surprised, but gratified that my book is coming out!
The story is a contemporary romance, and here is the tagline first, followed by the back-cover blurb. Tagline:
Missing the right ingredients for a life of joy, a young baker learns lessons in the true recipe for love.
Ann’s hectic work responsibilities demand all her time and effort, and what was once a useful, satisfactory life has become a burden. Her bakery partner Susan has lost none of her enthusiasm for their business, and Ann can’t understand her exuberance, or her friend’s Christian faith. So she trudges along, hiding her dissatisfaction from Susan, resigned to a life of work, sleep and problems.
Unexpected comments offered by two different people cause a crack in Ann’s armor and her thoughts careen into unexpected directions. Attention from a young widower with a son challenges Ann’s resolve to stay safe and uninvolved. Susan’s example of faith through trial furthers Ann’s curiosity about God. Ann must choose to step toward the unfamiliar freedom of giving and receiving love, or stay in the shadows, stuck in the grip of past hurt and long-standing barriers.
Now here are the endorsements:
From Dvora Waysman:
“The Right Ingredients” is appropriately named. Nancy Bolton has cooked up something very satisfying … a realistic look at life behind the scenes in a cake shop; a romance that has its ups and downs as in real life; three dimensional characters and family situations; and a spiritual awakening that is very moving. This is a novel you’ll be sorry when it ends as you’ll grow to love Ann and her experiences.”
Dvora Waysman Author of 13 books including “The Pomegranate Pendant” now a movie titled “The Golden Pomegranate.”
From Lena Nelson Dooley:
This debut novel reminds me of the early Mitford novels. A slice of life story with a gentler feeling to it. Some interesting plot twists surprised me, and I fell in love with the characters.
–Lena Nelson Dooley, multi-award winning author of the McKenna’s Daughters series–Maggie’s Journey, Mary’s Blessing, and Catherine’s Pursuit
From Carlene Havel:
“The Right Ingredients” is an engaging book with realistic characters. Author Nancy Bolton manages to weave themes of divine, romantic, and family love into a cohesive plot, as the redemptive power of love transforms Ann from a timid wall flower into a mature, confident woman. Grab a tissue to dab at some happy tears while you immerse yourself in this tender love story.
Author, “A Hero’s Homecoming” and other love stories
From Diane Dean White:
I had the pleasure of previewing “The Right Ingredients” by Nancy Shew Bolton.
I wasn’t disappointed. Her story weaves a dream two college friends bring to
fruition. Along the way they experience, faith, confidence, trust and love. A plus
are the luscious goodies they make, that will bring a smile to your face and a dash
to your favorite bakery!
Diane Dean White – author of Carolina in the Morning,
On a Summer Night, Stories from a Porch Swing and Texting Mr. Right.
So there you have a short introduction to my debut novel, which will be released on the 24th, and available at: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance ebooks. YIPPEE!!!!!
Congratulations Nancy!! I’m so excited for you!!!!
Thanks Amber! Happy dance here as well!
NANCY, THATS BEAUTIFUL! You’re beautiful! You didn’t tell me you changed the name of the book. When I read it it was called something else. Im sure I can locate it in my folder. This new name sounds excellent!
Good job! I guess I’d better get busy and work hard and stop feeling sorry for myself hadn’t I?! You and Heidi have left me in the dust! Lol
But seriously I’m so proud of you!!!
Sent from my iPad
Thanks, Nedra! You helped to edit this story with your input, which was very useful!. Your encouragement helped me keep writing and editing when it sometimes seemed as though I’d never be finished. So it’s your turn now! You have stories to tell, so keep on writing them down. You can do it!
To see this day come for you Nancy is the best joy I could think of. You deserve it crit partner. Can’t wait to get your book.
Thanks, Erin! You’ve been a wonderful help to me, with advice and encouragement. Our scribes group has many more milestones ahead, for all of us!