Friday, February 26, 2010

The Deepest Waters it is!

I received an email from Revell's marketing department yesterday, informing me that the title team has decided they liked my title idea for the 3rd book. So it's 3rd novel will be called The Deepest Waters.

This is a first for me. The titles I came up with for the first two books got changed during this process. With the first book, The Unfinished Gift, I liked their idea WAY better. For the sequel, The Homecoming, I still liked my idea better at first. But in time, I've warmed up to it. After you read the book, it really does fit well.

This is fun. I actually got the title for The Deepest Waters at the very beginning, almost right after the story came together. Now that it's settled, they can move on to the next phase--the cover! I have loved both covers so far. Very curious to see what the Art Department comes up with next. The Deepest Waters begins a brand new storyline.

Here's a preview...

It's September 1857. A couple on their honeymoon is separated by a shipwreck. Their beautiful steamship, the SS Vandervere, has collided with a fierce hurricane and is damaged beyond repair. Just before she goes down, an old wooden ship comes to their rescue. But it only has room to take the women and children aboard. The couple is pulled apart, weeping, certain they will never see each other again. She sails off alone to New York, aboard a ship full of grieving widows and orphans, to face a family she has never met.

Inspired by a true story, The Deepest Waters weaves a tale full of action and suspense, and yet it is also an amazing love story that could only happen if miracles do come true.


  1. This is awesome and a neat title too. Congratulations.

  2. Thanks Tina. Really curious about the cover now, whether they will keep the trend of the first two or go in a different direction.