How could she believe in her future
|Photo: John Hills|
when she couldn't forget her past?
The designer cleverly arranged the book's cover, like a package with a tie and a rip in which the characters are shown. You can check out the actual cover and read the prologue at www.ritastellagalieh.com and click on Books. I really had a ball when hiring the costumes. The manager was a Christian lady and took special care in helping me choose correctly the lieutenant's costume for the period. And I love the contrast of the red coat against the indigo skirt. Most authors are thrilled when the book's cover captures the theme, and I'm one of them.
“From the ‘toffs’ of 19th century England to the felons, selectors, dandies, and bushrangers of colonial Australia, Rita’s feisty heroine takes us on an intriguing romantic adventure as she searches for truth and the love she has lost. And all the while we weep for Megan’s indignities and rejoice in the triumph of her faith!”
Wendy Sargeant - Queensland Society of Editors
More of the fascinating research is revealed at http://inspirationalromance.blogspot.com and even more at http://christianwritersdownunder.blogspot.com If you would like to read the Prologue you'll find it at www.ritastellagalieh.com and click Books.
The novel has turned into a real panorama of people and places. Like so many other storytellers I basically visualize my characters and their environs before writing. Unlike an exam paper where only the marker sees your errors, you have to get it right in a book. Thank the dear Lord for those middle of the night wake-ups calls when you know you've left out something important. Could that be the subconscious simmering along before bubbling up to the surface? Do any of you writers/ business women/ homemakers come awake at night like that?
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BIO: Rita Stella Galieh is a scriptwriter and co-presenter on the weekly COMMUNICATION RADIO broadcast over 500 FM stations in Australia and on HCJB Missionary Radio. She also travels with her evangelist husband and spends a month of ministry each year in Thailand to explain the real meaning of Christmas in Buddhist schools, prisons, hospitals, shopping malls, and churches.