Welcome to the book tour for Waiting for Grace by Caroline E. Zani! Today she is talking to us about her book and writing. Find out what one of her guilty pleasures is! Be sure to also check out the rest of the tour, including an excerpt over on one of my other sites, Andi’s Book Reviews. And best of luck entering the giveaway at the end!
Try to describe your book in one sentence.
When tragedy leads to love and redemption, Eli and all those whose lives he touches find a new way of navigating the world.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Yes! For this book I listened almost exclusively to Ludovico Einaudi.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Horses, gardening, beaches and furniture upcycling.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Watching The Handmaid’s Tale with my cats, Bumble and Bee.
What’s your favorite part of writing a book?
I really have no idea what will happen during each writing session or how the story will end.
Did you know the title before you started writing?
Yes! It was originally going to be The Waiting Room but then I realized a book by another author was just released with that title. Then it became Saving Grace and finally Waiting for Grace.
How did you come up with your premise for your books?
I entered a screenwriting pitch contest which only allowed a brief logline description of the story. I printed a copy for myself and it kept taunting me from my desk. So I put it in a drawer and that didn’t help much, so a week later, I sat down and started blowing that up to 252 pages.
Your favorite books and author?
I love, love, love all of Anita Shreve’s work. I have one book of hers, Stella Bain, on my shelf that I have yet to read. Since she passed away, I have contemplated when I should let myself read the book. I will miss her storytelling for sure.
Where can your fans find you ?
Favorite place in the world?
Ah, Paris! I am so not a city girl but I do believe I could retire to Paris and be as happy and well- fed as could be!
How many more books can we expect in this series?
There is at least one more in this series. Hope Rising should be out at this time next year and you will see most of the characters from Waiting For Grace and Piper, Once & Again figuring out life together – past, present and future !
Waiting for Grace: a novel of redemption
Eli Cranston, Esq. has fled his Los Angeles law practice after the loss of his wife and daughter. Thirty-four hundred miles away a new life was waiting; one in which Eli could find redemption, forgiveness, and a purpose, if only he would allow it.
In a small cottage by the sea, Eli launches a new career in Forward Life Progression–a practice which pushes patients past their traumas and addictions to build a new resilient existence, one they can work toward simply by knowing it exists. But what happens when a client sees a future that includes Eli?
Life on a farm in Bar Harbor, Maine, holds the promise of a long winter haunting Eli with unopened boxes and letters. But here, where the light is surreal, transformation can take place. Eli finds Hope; caring for two miniature horses, Ink and Smudge, a pregnant cat, and a handyman named Clem, he sees his own new future. He finds comfort at the market, not in the mysterious fire cider, but in the owner of Full Circle Farm, Rebecca. Can he keep his secrets and move forward? Is anyone ever really allowed to leave their past behind completely?
Eli’s monthly visits to his idol, Dr. Otto Gunther, an eighty-six-year-old holocaust survivor, reveals a past life from this future-life expert that Eli was not expecting. As it turns out, everyone is looking for second chances, and waiting for redemption in whatever form, and however long, it takes.
“Caroline Zani’s WAITING FOR GRACE is old-fashioned storytelling—sweet, sad, filled with head and heart—about the longing we carry to do the right thing.” — Jacquelyn Mitchard, NYT bestselling author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
“Author Caroline E. Zani has produced a fascinating and highly thought-provoking drama. [T]he prose flows really well, and the characters are drawn as if they spring straight from real life, facing deeply emotional encounters in the past and present, with common themes about human nature and what we seek for ourselves in the future. WAITING FOR GRACE is a complex but highly worthwhile read that is definitely recommended to fans of metaphysical and high concept drama.” — K.C. Finn, Reader’s Favorite 5-STARS
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