Three years ago my sister and I were talking about siblings and their stories. She had a book suggestion about uniting siblings who shared the same donor father. Interesting concept, but one I didn’t feel ready to tackle.
However the subject of multiples came to mind. Watching This is Us definitely added to my curiosity. After mulling all the questions around, I landed on this:
What if a group of sextuplets stay in the national spotlight because of a tragedy?
I had high hopes of writing six books total with a book a year. As a mom with a child with health issues, a wife with a husband who works crazy hours, and I’m someone who is active in ministry, I’m not one of those authors that can produce a lot of quality books in a year.
Turns out, I’m not the author who was supposed to churn out this series until now.
Anyway, the series is Surrendering Hearts about the Hart sextupletsfrom Upstate New York. Each book will feature a sibling and their journey to find their own identity and a love like what their parents shared.
First up is Jordyn Hart. The oldest, she’s always been in control. Guided her siblings through childhood. Worked hard in college. Fought to become the youngest noon anchor at the same television station her mother started at.
Now Jordyn’s facing the unexpected. Co-anchoring a new morning show. Watching her siblings make choices she doesn’t love. Coming to terms with her father’s new marriage.
Then there’s her co-anchor, Spencer Collins. Also the oldest, he’s always been steady. Reliable older brother. Part of a solid, healthy family. Until he wasn’t.
Anchored Hearts introduces you to Jordyn and Spencer and their need to surrender control. I’m someone who can relate to their story, even though I know I never had control to begin with. The bottom line is I struggle with trusting God. And that’s a story, right?
I wanted to release Anchored Hearts in November but I had a family emergency in September that I’m still working through. While I finish up, I thought I’d give readers a taste of what is to come.
Not only is there a free Surrendering Hearts series prologue, I also have a sneak peek at Anchored Hearts.
My heart in everything I do is to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. I’m so excited to share the Hart sextuplets with you. @JulieArduini #wednesdaymorningTweet
CLICK HERE to receive the Surrendering Hearts prologue and Anchored Hearts sneak peek.