Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Author Siri Mitchell

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
She Walks in Beauty
Bethany House (April 2010)
by Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.


For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city's most eligible bachelor.

Debuting means plenty of work--there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity's spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling.

Yet Clara soon wonders if this is the life she really wants. Especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries.

When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it's not just her marriage at stake--the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

The book link is:


Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like a very intriguing book. Thanks for introducing me to another "new to me" author. Can't wait to check this one out. Love the cover too.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Siri seems like the perfect role model for showing that perseverance pays off.

Donna McDine said...

Siri has led an interesting life. Her book sounds amazing. It's made it to my must read list!

Jai Joshi said...

This does sound like an intriguing book. I'll have to check it out. And the book cover is brilliant.

Kudos to Siri for not giving up. Her story is motivational for the rest of us.


Tara said...

So inspirational. I agree with the above - the book sounds intriguing!

B. Miller said...

Wow, nice post! The book sounds really interesting... I'm gonna have to check that out!

Helen Ginger said...

This part of the last line: "the future of her family depends on how she plays the game." is what makes, for me, the book intriguing.

Straight From Hel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yes, I've missed posting some gems the past few weeks, but had to start again with this one!

Laura S. said...

I love reading new authors and will definitely check this out. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Having served in the miltary, travelled, and soaking in different cultures can certainly help develop an uthor's talent. And novelists are indeed a strange group.

Stephen Tremp

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Impressive. Bethany House is a great publisher. I'll have to check out this new book. And congrats to Siri for hanging in there. :)

Mayra Calvani said...

I love the cover of the book!