Monday, October 11, 2010

It's official! My first Love Inspired Romance!

I've waited for this day for a long while. My first Love Inspired Romance has hit the shelves. I'm getting calls and emails from all over the country from friends and family who have spotted it. Fresh-Start Family is special as it features hero Tom(Tag) Garrison. As with all of my stories, I struggle in the beginning to find a perfect name for my hero and heroine. I couldn't come up for one for this story so in the interest of "moving on" I used my husband's name, figuring I'd change it later on down the road when the hero revealed himself a little more to me. The problem is there was never going to be name that fit this hero better than Tom. So I kept the name. Although Tom (Tag) Garrison is a fictional character, so much of my inspiration for his character came from my husband and it's hard for me not to have this hero hold a special place in my heart. Add a precocious 7 year old boy and a single mom and you have the makings for some real mischief and fun. I hope you all enjoy reading Fresh-Start Family!

Many blessings, Lisa Mondello


  1. Congratulations, Lisa. I'll have to pick this up. I especially love reading author debuts.

  2. Congratulations on a book well done!

    It is an absolutely marvelous book. I loved it! The characters, the setting, the conflicts...sigh, just grand.

    Peace, Julie

  3. It looks wonderful - love the title and your enthusiasm in sharing it!

  4. Congratulations! Loved the book!

  5. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! YAY!!! That's SO exciting *grin*

    I'll have to see if I can swing the money to get some LI this month, lol. I haven't since June/July (can't remember which), but I've had to save for college expenses, paying for tuition, and gas to go back and forth from home!! Lol...but hopefully this will be the month I feel like I'm back on top of things : ) Unfortunately we have to find something to cut....and the LI books are going up in price and they're not a necessity so I made myself cut them pretty much completely for now. If there's one or two that really grab me or I know the author so I just MUST buy it (*wink*) I definitely will because it's important to be reading to relax still!

    Sorry to ramble!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS from Vermont to you!!

  6. Lisa,
    It's a beautiful book, and I look forward to reading it.

  7. Many Congrats, Lisa. But please put your name in the heading or first words of the body. This blog goes onto my Fb page and after 19 LI's I don't want people to think I'm starting over!

  8. Yikes, sorry Lyn! Will do better next time.

    Thanks Julie and Sherri. You both my my day!

    Annie, I'm glad you liked the title. Hope you love the book!

    Hannah :) I know how hard college can be. I hope things are getting easier!

  9. Just finished reading this book about 15 minutes ago. I couldn't put it down. The characters were great and the story was...well, I cried. My 22 year old niece had a heart transplant about 3 years ago and watching her and her parents struggle but persevere through their faith was so inspiring. Now she is engaged and will be getting married soon. Her fiance went through all of it with her and has now found God. God is so good! Your story tells the story so well, of the heartaches and the joys! Thank you!


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