Monday, July 22, 2013

Tuesday Teaser

Here's a new one from Brandilyn Collins. If you read novels by her, you might be surprised by this story which doesn't have the usual suspense. I joked that maybe she did some of her research for this Southern family at my house.

Here's your teaser quote:
A "quiet" gal, he'd told Ruth and Sy. "Kinda reserved." In other words, everything the Dearing family was not. To put it mildly. Ho boy.

 Meet the Dearings, a crazy, loving, boisterous family in small-town Mississippi. There’s mom and dad, three daughters and their families, and the youngest—twenty-five-year-old Ben. Oh, and the family dog, a Yorkie who thinks she’s royalty.

“This one’s perfect,” Ben says about his new fiancĂ©e, Christina, when he brings her home for a family reunion. Ben is just sure everyone will love Christina, and she’ll fit right in.

He always did tend to wear rose-colored glasses.

Christina loves Ben but secretly fears their relationship will never work. They’ve only known each other ten weeks. She hasn’t told him about her horrific past as an only child—the beatings, the neglect, and verbal abuse. Christina doesn’t know how to trust or be honest about her feelings. Being thrust into the middle of a tight-knit family like the Dearings is sure to send her over the edge.

With poignancy and humor, That Dog Won’t Hunt explores the complexities of relationships and the inner strength needed to overcome a difficult childhood. The Dearings are no perfect family, but they know how to love—if only Christina will accept it.

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist of over 25 books. Her awards include the ACFW Carol (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice. Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors. Visit her website at

Get your Southern on and add this one to your to-be-read list. 

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