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Welcome to Harmony Springs

Posted on January 14, 2017 By In Writing With no comments

That feeling you get when you finish a novel.

Hope of Cherry Blossom Lane is a wrap, and I hope it will be a blessing to you.

Hope of Cherry Blossom Lane

For this novel, places and incidents from my childhood sparked my creativity. For example, The Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA. Blame my affection for chocolate covered cherries for the the switch from apple blossoms to cherry blossoms.

In my mind’s eye, I saw cobblestone streets lined with blossoming trees, quaint specialty shops, Victorian and Colonial style buildings, and friendly people. A place of harmony. Welcome to 118 Cherry Blossom Lane in Harmony Springs, Virginia.

The protagonist in my previous two books, Alexandra Zakharov, in Alexandra’s Song and Miracle at Gabriel’s Rock, was a concert pianist. I like to write about music because of my background as a musician.

The lead character in Hope of Cherry Blossom Lane is a professional oil painter, chosen because my wife, Janet, is an artist. Fewer Google searches with a ready resource by my side.

From there, the story took shape as 41-year-old divorcee, Hope Hunter, gets a second chance to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

And so it began. A forgotten dream, rekindled, and tested by all manner of adversity and ill-willed people. Such is life. Right?

Hope of Cherry Blossom Lane is an against all odds story in which good triumphs over evil.

As always, you can get your copy at Amazon in print or eBook format.

Have an awesome life,

Richard

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