The Heart Stone

TheHeartStone cover(1) I’m so pleased to have my friend and former critique partner Sherry Kyle join us this week, but before I get to that, the winner of last weeks drawing is Janice G. Congratulations!

Welcome Sherry. Please tell us about The Heart Stone.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Kimberly!

I’m so excited for The Heart Stone to be released on April 1, 2013. My novel is a contemporary romance about a single mother running from the unwanted calls from her son’s biological father, and a widow’s search for her first love. A heart-shaped diamond ring binds their stories together. You can see a book trailer here:

Since I critiqued this book, I’m quite familiar with the storyline. I like how Sherry incorporated two separate romances into The Heart Stone, yet both storylines blend seamlessly together.

What inspired The Heart Stone?

I love to write stories where a character searches for someone (and in this case also runs from someone) and discovers something about herself along the way. I wondered what it would be like for two women who took different paths in life to find true love. The diamond ring means different things to these two women. One wears it out of fear, and the other wishes she never gave it back.

What is next for you, Sherry?

I also write books for tween girls. The Girl’s Guide to Your Dream Room is the next book in the Girl’s Guide series from Legacy Press. Girls will discover how they can have an inner makeover while redoing their room. The book is filled with fun stories, activities, and crafts that will help connect them to God’s Word.

I bought a copy of your Girl’s Guide to Style for my niece, and she loved it. She will be excited to learn about your room book.

Thanks for offering to give away a copy of your debut novel, Sherry. Please tell us a little about Delivered With Love.

Delivered with Love is dear to my heart! It’s about a young woman who discovers an old love letter in the glove compartment of her late mother’s VW Bug. Her search for the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her heart forever.

You can see a book trailer here:

In case anyone is wondering, both of Sherry’s books are stand alones. If you would like a change to win Delivered With Love please answer the following question:

Have you ever written to an author, and if so, how did you connect with them?  (E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or ?)

I’d love to connect with you online. You can find me at

Thanks, Kimberly!

Rules: You must answer the question to be entered. Drawing is only open to USA addresses. There must be at least ten qualifying comments for the drawing to take place. Void where prohibited by law.

Sherry Kyle photo #2(1)Sherry is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Bible. Her book for tween girls titled The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style is a winner of a Gold Mom’s Choice Award. Delivered with Love released from Abingdon Press in 2011 and is set in the quaint beach town of Capitola, CA. Sherry and her husband have four children, three biological and one by adoption. When she’s not writing, she enjoy reading, watching movies, going to jazz concerts with her husband, and spending time with my family and friends. She live on the coast in central California. You can find me on the web at:


21 thoughts on “The Heart Stone

  1. Sherry Kyle

    Thanks Maxie, Karen, and Kay for commenting. I’d love if you’d stop by my website and say hi there as well. Kimberly, I love your warm and cozy blog. Makes me want to grab a cup of coffee and hang out a while. Blessings!

  2. Becki Morrison

    Yes I have Sherry, but normally haven’t heard back from them. I’ve written snail mail and also sent a couple of emails! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book, I’d love to read it.

  3. Jill Cote

    I have spoken to 2 authors via email. Now that I am friends with Ginny Yttrap on FB I have spoken to her a bit more on there.

  4. Rebecca B

    I have only written one author in my lifetime (Facebook) and that was recent. I look forward to reading your novels!

    1. Sherry Kyle

      Hi Laura! I’m so glad you have the Kindle version of Delivered with Love. I’m still old fashioned and love the feel of a book in my hand. Like you, I have books on my Kindle that I have yet to read. Thanks for saying you’re going to check it out.

  5. Carole Jarvis

    I already have Delivered with Love, but just wanted to answer the question. I post book reviews on my blog and I always contact an author when I read a book that I particularly enjoy. Most authors really appreciate hearing from readers and send a sweet response back, which means a lot.

    1. Kimberly Rose Johnson Post author

      Carole, that is really nice of you to contact the author as well as write a review. Although I have let friends know when I especially enjoyed a book, I had never thought of contacting those I didn’t know.

    2. Sherry Kyle

      Hi Carole. I’m happy to hear you already have Delivered with Love. My upcoming release, The Heart Stone, is also set in Santa Cruz but has a slightly different feel to it. I hope you’ll consider reading this one as well. (And I love e-mails from readers!) Blessings.


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