TLC mentee, Rachel Connor, recently got picked up by Crocus Books and will be published autumn 2011. Rachel completed her novel, Sisterwives, while she was signed up for the Chapter and Verse Mentoring Program.
It is a story of intimacy, desire and spiritual quest. In an isolated religious community, Amarantha prepares for her Sealing to Tobias. Giving her away is Rebecca: Tobias’ first wife. All three are committed to polygamous marriage, which is at the core of their beliefs. None are prepared for the emotional turbulence it will cause. Then Tobias discovers a secret which threatens to split the community apart. And in the wake of the upheaval, the villagers are forced to face the truth about belief, about spirit and their relationships with each other.
Crocus Books, which is partly funded by Commonword in Manchester, publishes one to two books each year. We are delighted on Rachel’s behalf and wish her all the best of luck with her novel. Check out Rachel’s website to find out more about the new novel and Rachel’s other writing projects.