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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Upside of Down

I'm happy to announce that my new book, The Upside of Down, will go to press next week and will be officially released in January.

What do you think of the cover? Would you pick up the book based on the cover? Does the back cover blurb intrigue you?

From the back cover:

“Hmmm,” the doctor muttered.
Natalie wrinkled her forehead, almost afraid to ask, and said, “What does that mean?”
“You do know you’re pregnant, right?”
Her breath caught in her throat. “Excuse me?”
“You’re pregnant.”
Her heartbeat thundered in her ears. “I’m what?”


Natalie Drake certainly has her hands full raising a large family, dealing with her difficult mother, and maintaining a relationship with her rebellious teenager. Just when things seem to be going smoothly, she finds out another unexpected surprise—she’s going to have a baby. Faced with so many challenges, Natalie must learn to trust in a plan that isn’t what she imagined and discover that every situation has an upside.

Beloved author Rebecca Talley carefully creates this touching and heartfelt story that is sure to inspire you. With true-to-life characters and situations, The Upside of Down will reignite your faith and remind you of the importance of family.

19 comments:

Liz Adair said...

Great title and an intriguing blurb. Well done.

Michael Knudsen said...

It's a winner, Rebecca. Women for sure will be drawn to that baby on the cover by the hundreds. That whole theme of "unexpected surprises" is something so many people can identify with.

So you're sharing your release month with Don Carey's Bumpy Landings. Can't wait to get my hands on both these books!

Jennie said...

Your cover is beautiful and will probably appeal to those in the "baby years" as will the blurb, but I'm not sure about your title. I assumed from it that the story was about a Downs Syndrome baby. The blurb sounds more like a surprise pregnancy or what we used to call a menopause baby. Is it both?

Tanya Parker Mills said...

The cover and title are terrific. Good blurb, too! This is going to appeal to a lot of women.

Peggy Urry said...

What a beautiful cover. So sweet. I'm interested to read it. I tried to get through Jewel, but could not relate to the mom at all and so my place is still bookmarked about half way through. Love our special needs kids!

Joan Sowards said...

The cover is beautiful. Best wishes!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

The cover is so beautiful, Rebecca. Good luck and congratulations!

Heather B. Moore said...

I love the cover, Rebecca. The blurb has a good balance of letting us know about the surprise pregnancy without giving too much away.

Rachelle said...

I love the cover and blurb and can't wait to read your book!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Your book sounds awesome, Rebecca! I can't wait to read it. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I'll love it so I can recommend it to all my special needs parenting groups. (If it's as good as your other books, it won't be a problem!)

Rebecca Talley said...

Wow, thank you so much for all of your comments! I love the cover.

The title is a play on words. The story is about a woman who thinks she's spiritually invincible, but when her life is turned upside down finds out that she has to fight to keep her faith.

kbrebes said...

I love the baby pic, title, and the blurb. I think you'll have great success! I really like the "beloved", too!

Vicki said...

Yup, you got me! I want to read your new book, it sounds like a great read and the cover is very nice!! Love babies!

Rachael Renee Anderson said...

I love it!

JoAnn Arnold said...

I have a niece and a cousin with Downes, They have beautiful spirits. I loved your cover and am anxious to read your book.

Donna Hatch said...

This looks like a great book. I'm sure a lot of families will take comfort in your message.

Theresa Small Sneed said...

Great idea! :)Love the cover, too!

Kaylee Baldwin said...

very cute! Why are you trying to make me baby hungry?

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you so much for your comments!