I write contemporary fiction, set in the South, about friendships and family relationships, viewed through a dose of humor and always surrounded by food. That’s Southern life.
2. The blurb for Home to Chapel Springs captured my attention right away and it sounds like an awesome read. What’s the message that you want readers to come away with?
God is faithful with your dreams.
3. Do you have any personal experiences that helped you in writing this novel?
I do indeed. I have my own adoption reunion story, which inspired this book. Your readers can read mine HERE. (Psst, Toni here. You have GOT to read her story.)
4. What is your favorite aspect of the writing process?
Believe it or not, it’s the beginning and the end or research and editing. The first draft is hard for me. But I love research and character development.
5. Do you have any future releases coming to the book world soon? If so, can you tell us about it?
I don’t have a date yet, but I’m close to turning in the final book in the Chapel Springs series, Life in Chapel Springs. I don’t have the back cover blurb yet, but the book explores these issues:
What would it be like to wake up and not recognize yourself?
Gold fever hits Chapel Springs.
Claire Bennett is dealing with a health crisis.
About the Book
”A homeless author, a heartbroken daughter, and a theatre ghost. There’s trouble in Chapel Springs.
There’s always someone new in Chapel Spring, either coming home or stirring up trouble.
Bestselling author Carin Jardine’s latest book is a flop. While the reviewers are happily skewering her, her racecar-driver-husband walks out on her and she’s evicted, because he hasn’t paid the lease on their condo for the last three months. Then she discovers he also he drained their bank accounts. Homeless and broke, she and her little boy have no choice but to retreat to the house she inherited from her nana in Chapel Springs—the house that’s been gutted. Then, a stranger knocks on her door. One that will change the course of her life.
After the residents thwarted Howie Newlander’s plans for a Miami-style resort on Chapel Lake, he’s running for mayor and spreading rumors about diverted water and misused taxes. The Lakeside Players want to remodel the town’s old theater, but it’s rumored to be haunted. When Newlander and Mayor Riley go head-to-head, Claire gets caught in the middle.
Claire’s youngest daughter is in love with a young man whose daddy is none other than Mayor Felix Riley…the man who man who blames Claire for every wrong in Chapel Springs. Having him part of her family isn’t in Claire’s plan. The years of her heartache should warn her daughter off this boy. So far, her daughter’s heart isn’t hearing the warnings.
With hearts pulled in all directions, will they find a home in Chapel Springs?”