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Hello! I’m Christina Suzann Nelson, and this is my little farmhouse on the web. I’m a wife, mother of six, foster care advocate, and a writer. Life is always busy on the real-life Nelson farm, but it’s fun too. It’s my desire to bring you stories that leave you thinking, increase your empathy for others, and help prepare you to be an encouragement to others fighting a battle and a strong soldier in your own. Learn more about me on Facebook, Instagram, BookBub, and Twitter.
My newest release is a contemporary novel from Bethany House Publishers–More Than We Remember.
One night changes everything for three women. . . .
When Addison Killbourn’s husband is involved in a car accident that leaves a woman dead, her perfectly constructed life crumbles apart. With her husband’s memory of that night gone and the revelation of a potentially life-altering secret, Addison has to reevaluate all she thought she knew.
Emilia Cruz is a deputy bearing a heavy burden far beyond the weight of her job. Her husband is no longer the man she married, and Emilia’s determined to prevent others from facing the same hardship. When she’s called to the scene of an accident pointing to everything she’s fighting against, she’s determined to see justice for those wronged.
Brianne Demanno is hiding from reality. She was thriving as a counselor, but when tragedy struck a beloved client, she lost faith in herself and her purpose. When her neighbors, the Killbourns, are thrown into crisis, Brianne’s solitary life is disrupted and she finds herself needed in a way she hasn’t been in a while.
As the lives of these women intersect, they can no longer dwell in the memory of who they’ve been. Can they rise from the wreck of the worst moments of their lives to become who they were meant to be?
The idea for this book came out of a fascination I developed a few years ago. Have you ever given your memories much thought? Not the actual memory, but the process in which it’s formed and retained. And really, how far can we trust our memories? The thing is, our memories, while a vital part of what makes us who we are, are also a result of the experiences we’ve had in our lives. They are formed as a result of the filters we’ve developed. How we view, understand, and retain information is not the same as someone else who may have stood right beside you.
My step-sister remembers me as a kid who did everything to get out of work, only taking one piece of wood into the house at a time while she took many. Okay, she has a point. I wasn’t trying to out-do anyone, but the way I remember it is different. In my memory she was so much bigger and stronger than I was, that I couldn’t compete. I recall helping to stack wood on her arms, and I really think I took more than one piece at a time…mostly. So, who’s right? Probably both of us and neither of us. We remember that chore by the way we felt. She probably wished I would do more so less responsibility and work fell on her. I wished I would start growing! I felt small and unable to keep up.
When writing stories from multiple points of views, I give a lot of thought to the filters my characters have in place. I know they will need to protect themselves from the dangers they believe are always present even if this isn’t true. Sometimes a character has to react to a situation in a way I don’t want them to, but anything different would be untrue to the person they are at that time in the story.
Interested in more? Consider reading More Than We Remember.
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Link to Stop #27, the Next Stop on the Loop: Patricia Bradley’s site!
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A copy of More Than We Remember, a mug, a unique tea infuser, and two sample packages of tea.
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