Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A look at Marcia Gruver's New Historical, Diamond Duo

Marcia Gruver's new book, Diamond Duo hit the shelves this month, ready to fly off at record speed. This, 'I don't want to put it down,' novel takes us back to 1877 Jefferson, Texas. Just add to the mix a young girl in love, a mysterious new woman with the keys to wooing a man, and a town that finds a murderer in its midst.

I heard about Marcia's book through American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), a group I am proud to be in. I've had the privilege to read the well researched book, Diamond Duo, and had a tough time putting it down. I did have to sleep, so it sat on the nightstand for a short time.

Marcia's received an ample amount of praise for her work, and it is well deserved.

Her keen sense of storytelling comes to life in the first book of the Texas Fortunes Trilogy. Her descriptions of the land lead a reader to feel the rain pattering against their heads and the dirt shifting beneath their feet. Marcia makes it easy to get caught up in the characters lives, while sitting on the edge of the couch, hoping for the best and waiting to experience the outcome. I found myself sharing in the bond between two best friends, getting caught up in newcomer Annie's life, and knowing the reasons why Bertha loved her Thaddeus.

Order a copy today from the link on the left, and I know you'll get caught up in a great story.

Here's a little bit more about her:

Marcia Gruver is a full time writer who hails from Southeast Texas. Inordinately enamored by the past, Marcia delights in writing historical fiction. Her deep south-central roots lend a Southern-comfortable style and a touch of humor to her writing. Recently awarded a three-book contract by Barbour Publishing, she’s busy these days pounding on the keyboard and watching the deadline clock.
Marcia’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW); the Christian Authors Network (CAN!); Faith, Hope, & Love (FHL)-the Inspirational Outreach Chapter of the Romance Writers of America; Fellowship of Christian Writers (FCW); The Writers View; and a longstanding member of ACFW Crit3, her brilliant and insightful critique group.
Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband, Lee, have one daughter and four sons. Collectively, this motley crew has graced them with ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter—so far.


Marcia Gruver said...

Julie, thank you for hosting me today. Your generous comments touched my heart. Bless you!

Jessica said...

Hi Julie,
I'm having a blog tour for Marcia too! This book was great and she uses language in incredible ways.
Thanks for posting your review/interview. I've enjoyed reading it. :-)

juliepollitt said...


I feel privileged to be a part of it! It's a fantastic book. I couldn't put it down!

Thanks Jessica - I am ready for the next book!!

Joanna Mallory said...

Hi Julie.

Thanks for leaving a comment when I hosted Marcia's tour on Monday.

Isn't it great to find "don't want to put it down" books?

Blessings today!

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.