Let’s give a hearty welcome to the talented Grace Greene! Thanks so much for dropping by.
Patricia, thank you for inviting me to meet your readers. For those who don’t know me, I’m a USA Today Bestselling author and I write women’s fiction set in Virginia, along with sweet romance with inspirational elements set at the beach in Emerald Isle, NC. The Virginia books are mostly single titles (standalones) set in the rural areas outside of Richmond and my upcoming Jan. 31st release, THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN, is one of those.
Between what you think you want and what you find = The Happiness In Between.
THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN highlights the protagonist, a woman named Sandra, who tried to please everyone and ended up pleasing no one. I feel a ton of empathy with Sandra who tried to do everything asked of her, yet who never felt in-step with her peers or even with the expectations of the adults she tried to emulate and please. Though, to others, she appeared to succeed at school and marriage, it never felt true within herself and she couldn’t keep it together. For those of us who don’t easily fit in, we know that no matter how hard you try to hide your awkwardness behind a polished social demeanor, eventually it will break you.
Luckily, my situation wasn’t as extreme as Sandra’s, but as an adult I would look around me and see people struggling for the approval of others instead of finding their own way. Living for external approval is a sure path to misery.
In THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN Sandra wants yet another chance to remake her life, but to succeed, she must first understand the core problem—herself. Unfortunately, to accept one’s own flaws requires belief in oneself, and her self-confidence is sorely lacking. Not her courage, though. She dredges up enough to run away from her manipulative husband, but she’ll need a lot more to make a real difference in her life. She goes into hiding at Cub Creek where she’ll find peace and quiet, but the hope she finds within herself may be the true key to a happier life.
Order the ebook, print book or audio before release day and you’ll get the Amazon lowest price guarantee: The Happiness In Between.
I love to hear from readers! You are always welcome to contact me via my website, GraceGreene.com
P.S. Grace is a member of the exciting new Women’s Fiction Fans Facebook page. She joins 7 other Women’s Fiction authors (in alphabetical order) Bette Lee Crosby, Ashley Farley, Barbara Hinske, Andrea Hurst, Dete Meserve, Christine Nolfi, and me!
We hope you will take a minute to pop over to the Women’s Fiction Fans page and join us. You will find daily opportunities to chat, and share information about your favourite books, with us and tons of other readers. We’ll be doing regular giveaways and look forward to learning more about all of you.
Grace Greene says
Patricia ~ Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog and allowing me to speak about my new release. I’d like to remind everyone that they’re almost out of time to sign up for the Goodreads Giveaway here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_kindle_giveaway/216575-the-happiness-in-between-a-novel and also that if they purchase The Happiness In Between by 1/30 on Amazon, they’ll get Amazon’s low price guarantee.
Patricia Sands says
Grace, it was my pleasure to have you here. Readers of my blog aren’t prone to leaving comments, but there have been several hundred hits so the word is getting out. Happy pub day this week. This novel is a fabulous read!