Friday, August 17, 2007

Sold Out!

My contact at NavPress let me know this week that The Restorer is going into its second print run already. It's not even three months old. I'm so grateful for this encouraging sign that people are finding the book and telling their friends!

I'm so delighted that God doesn't care about "odds" and "probabilities." That He can take an unusual story from a little-known author in a genre that hasn't been as sought after among CBA publishers - and still open doors for it. If you feel called to something and the barriers ahead seem impassable - take heart! Your adventure may require patience beyond what you think you have, and the fulfillment may look different than what you expect. But if God calls you to something, He will be with you each step of the way and accomplish His purposes.

I also just learned that a major review site gave The Restorer a
Reviewers Choice Award.

Road to Romance reviewer Maisha Walker said:

"...THE RESTORER, by SHARON HINCK is an action-packed, mind boggling, adventurous ride! Ms. Hinck grabs you from the first few pages and never lets you go! As a mom myself, I could relate to so many Susan’s thoughts, desires and prayers. I found myself laughing all throughout the book due to the down to earth personality of the heroine, Susan. If there was a grade above A plus, Ms. Hinck would have it!"

Stop by next week to learn about a great new resource for book groups from Bethany House Publishing, and for a sneak peek at "Symphony of Secrets" (releasing February, 2008)

Blessings and gratitude!
Sharon Hinck

The Secret Life of Becky Miller (Bethany House, June, 2006)
Renovating Becky Miller (Bethany House, February, 2007)
The Restorer (NavPress, May 2007)
The Restorer's Son (NavPress, September 2007)

9 comments:

Karenee said...

I am asking for The Restorer's Son for my birthday! It's coming out in the right month... LOL It's like it was meant to be.

Tina said...

This is fantastic, amazing, awesome news. God is so faithful and I'm simply thrilled for you! I've already got The Restorer's Son on pre-order.

Pais Charos said...

That's great, Sharon. I'm so happy for you ^_^

When does The Restorer's Son come out again???

Merrie Destefano said...

Sharon,
That is so exciting!! I am beyond happy, all the way to ecstatic! You have been faithful, with your gift and with your love for the Lord, and He is blessing you.

I pray that He continues to open up the windows of heaven, that the blessings continue to pour down, and that you are enveloped in the peace that comes from knowing you are in His will.

I am so, so happy for you, Sharon!
cyber hugs,
Merrie

Justin B. said...

I can't wait for The Restorer's Son! Congrats! SH! Your book definitely deserves this! Its so good!

Sharon Hinck said...

Karenee - I hope the story will add some extra excitement and happiness to your birthday.

Tina - thanks for pre-ordering! I hope you enjoy it.

Pais - The official "off the presses" date is Sept. 15, but most sites are showing availability at October 1st (it takes time to get from the warehouse to various stores).

Merrie - Thanks for your genuine joy in seeing God's hand at work. I wish I were as faithful as you make me sound. Lately I've heard Christ's call to "take up your cross and follow" and I whisper, "well, maybe...but does it have to be this hard?" I'm such a wimp.

Justin, thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm. Your comments always lift my spirits.

Roheryn said...

That's awsomeful!!!
I need to go pre-order it...

Merrie Destefano said...

I heard a quote once, I think it was John Wayne who said it. I know my paraphrase will be terrible, but it goes something like this, "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway."

I think we often get it backwards and admire the people who are brave enough to do anything, those who never feel fear. For me--a coward who trembles at the thought of public speaking or airplanes--the person who is afraid, yet admits their fear and somehow gets the guts to push through it, is the true hero.

You are doing a great job, Sharon, as a leader and a role model, in your part as a writer and as a woman of faith.
:)

Rel said...

Woo hoo, Shazza! Many blessings to you :)