Blog Tour — Heirlooms

8 Jul

Heirlooms JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Heirlooms by Sandra Byrd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Heirlooms Title: Heirlooms
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Genre: Dual Timeline Fiction, Christian

Answering a woman’s desperate call for help, young Navy widow Helen Devries opens her Whidbey Island home as a refuge to Choi Eunhee. As they bond over common losses and a delicate, potentially devastating secret, their friendship spans the remainder of their lives.

After losing her mother, Cassidy Quinn spent her childhood summers with her gran, Helen, at her farmhouse. Nourished by her grandmother’s love and encouragement, Cassidy discovers a passion that she hopes will bloom into a career. But after Helen passes, Cassidy learns that her home and garden have fallen into serious disrepair. Worse, a looming tax debt threatens her inheritance. Facing the loss of her legacy and in need of allies and ideas, Cassidy reaches out to Nick, her former love, despite the complicated emotions brought by having him back in her life.

Cassidy inherits not only the family home but a task, spoken with her grandmother’s final breaths: ask Grace Kim—Eunhee’s granddaughter—to help sort through the contents of the locked hope chest in the attic. As she and Grace dig into the past, they unearth their grandmothers’ long-held secret and more. Each startling revelation reshapes their understanding of their grandmothers and ultimately inspires the courage to take risks and make changes to own their lives.

Set in both modern-day and midcentury Whidbey Island, Washington, this dual-narrative story of four women—grandmothers and granddaughters—intertwines across generations to explore the secrets we keep, the love we pass down, and the heirlooms we inherit from a well-lived life.

“This is women’s fiction as it is meant to be written with intriguing characters making decisions that ripple through generations.” – Library Journal, starred review

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EXCERPT

Eunhee looked down at the dinners. “I have not eaten a meal in an aluminum tray. Is this like prepared meals for away duty in the military?”

 “Kind of.” A small ice rink of gravy teetered like a lopsided hat atop Eunhee’s portion of turkey. “Oh! It needs more time in the oven. I’ll be right back.” 

Once Helen returned with the meals, fully heated, Eunhee ate slowly, smiling between each bite of turkey, cornbread, and buttered peas. Helen reached over to take their trays and noticed Eunhee’s was largely uneaten. “Don’t you like TV dinners?”

“They could use a few spices,” Eunhee admitted. 

Helen’s heart sank. “I wanted to offer a comfortable, soft nest to you, my new friend.”

Eunhee smiled and looked her straight in the eye. “Perfect cooking does not make a good friend or a soft nest. A soft heart makes for a soft nest, and love and honest talk make good friends.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sandra Byrd

Bestselling author Sandra Byrd continues to earn both industry acclaim and high praise from readers everywhere. The author of more than fifty books, her work has received many awards, nominations, and accolades, including the Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice award, two Christy Award nominations, Two Library Journal Best Book selections, and inclusion on Booklist’s Top Ten Inspirational Books of the Year list. Her traditionally published books include titles by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and Bethany House. She’s also an independent author.

Sandra loves walking, the beach, cooking and baking, photography, watching Escape to the Country, Fake or Fortune, and Chef’s Table, as well as spending time with family and friends – real and fictional!

Connect with Sandra at http://www.sandrabyrd.com, http://www.sandrabyrdbookcoach.com, or through social media platforms.

CONNECT WITH SANDRA: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a King Arthur Cinnamon Roll Kit, including the heavy-gauge pan, plus a $25 Starbucks card!

Heirlooms JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 5, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on July 12, 2022. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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7 Responses to “Blog Tour — Heirlooms”

  1. Rita Wray July 8, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    I liked the excerpt.

  2. Carrie @ JustRead Tours July 8, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

    thanks so much for being part of the tour!

  3. Nancy P July 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

    Sounds fantastic

  4. Shelly Peterson July 8, 2022 at 10:03 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful read.

  5. Teri DiVincenzo July 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

    This sounds so intriguing…I love dual timeline books!

  6. Nancy July 11, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

    Heirlooms by author Sandra Byrd sounds like a sweet and engaging book that readers will long remember.

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