Many of you already know this but I’m happy to say it again: Kristina McMorris is one of my favorite people and I love to meet up with her every chance I get. I find her fascinating and engaging and just so interesting to talk to. She’s beautiful and warm and witty… and so smart!
I also love her books and she’s been a guest on my blog before. She joined us last year in March to tell us about Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, a novel I absolutely adored! So it should come as no surprise that when I found out she had a new release coming up, I wanted to know more and here’s what Kristina shared about her new book, The Pieces We Keep :
The Pieces We Keep features a young boy, whose violent, recurrent night terrors uncover family secrets that trace back to WWII. The idea for the novel was originally inspired by a news segment about a skeptical mother and father who became convinced that their son’s nightmares of dying in a fighter plane were actually memories from a past life, supported by his knowledge of verifiable historical details.
The story immediately piqued my interest, since my own son suffered from night terrors as a toddler and would even speak of a grandmother who didn’t exist. Could they have been just the creative ramblings of a youngster? Absolutely. Nonetheless, they ultimately laid the foundation for a novel, its premise completed by a true account of Nazi saboteurs on American soil in 1942. The declassified case captivated me with elements of love and tragedy, deceptive dealings by J. Edgar Hoover, and even a secret military tribunal convened by FDR. Needless to say, I hope readers feel the same about The Pieces We Keep.
Doesn’t that sound really good? There’s a book trailer too -
I’ve just added this book to my Kindle and have plans to read it soon. I hope you’ll add it to your reading list too! Kristina has graciously offered a copy of The Pieces We Keep for giveaway and I’m adding some holiday treats and sweets including a $5 Starbucks drink card to the prize! Leave a comment for a chance to win. Contest ends on 10th and I’ll announce winners on Tuesday and I’ll announce the winner on the Wednesday!