Wednesday, April 27, 2011

House of Secrets

Angie here: Want to be in on a secret? I'm thrilled to tell you about my friend, Tracie Peterson's, series coming out this fall. This is a very special celebration to me because Tracie heard me speak at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference a year ago. She asked me if she could interview me because my testimony shares about my mom's mental illness. 
In Tracie's new series, House of Secrets from Bethany House Publishers, the mom character was mentally ill.  I was really blessed to share my book, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life, before it was published and some of my personal story with Tracie as part of her research for this new series about three daughters. Am I in the book? No, not that I know of. But I hope that others will be blessed by the genuine love Tracie pours into this story from what she learned through my experience and the other folks she interviewed. I'll be sharing more about this in the future, including a few events Tracie and I will be doing. In the meantime, please visit her website at for her current book tour information.
I've had the pleasure of a large preview. I have to say you will not only love this series, but you'll find very real and vulnerable characters who live in your heart. With great joy, I introduce you to Tracie Peterson's newest work coming out this fall...

House of Secrets - Coming October 2011
When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.
Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago...of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. They vowed, as children, to be silent--but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed. Yet can they trust their memories?
Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee's affection, Mark becomes the strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow.
Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to heal the past and ultimately to embrace love?

Today I'm in Orlando filming on Christian Television Network's HomeKeepers Show with Arthelene Rippy. As soon as I know the air date, I'll be sure to update you. But please keep this taping in prayer as I share about Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life. Thank you! ~Angie


  1. This is very cool, Angie! So nice that you were able to share your experience.

  2. The book sounds good Tracie!

    How great that you can both impact each others lives :)

    I don't know if I'll get that channel, so you might have to fill me in on how great it is! :)

  3. Thank you, Missy and Eva. I'm still pinching myself with the honor.

    Eva, the channel is on Dish and Direct TV too. I'll get some more info and post it so everyone can find it. Thank you!

  4. UPDATE: The TV show will air this Tuesday, May 3rd.