About the Book
Book: Why They Call It Falling
Author: Christina Sinisi
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release date: June 7, 2022
Formerly the wild child of three sisters, Emma Marano grew up to be a single mom working two jobs, estranged from her mother, and lying to her friends. She’d told everyone that her daughter’s father wanted nothing to do with his child, but in reality, her own inability to deal with her mistakes and shame led to the biggest lie of her life. But her daughter, Haley, is all Emma has in the world, so how can she regret keeping Haley to herself? Emma’s struggling, though, and her life is slowly imploding.
Right after high school, Justin Lee broke up with Emma Marano and joined the Army, leaving her and all her drama behind. Years later, he stumbles upon her and what turns out to be a daughter he never knew he had. Angry and confused, he insists on having a relationship with his daughter, but to do so, he’ll need to rebuild some sort of relationship with Emma, too. As he gets to know his daughter—and Emma again—he soon realizes that his biggest mistake was leaving her all those years ago. What he dismissed as drama turns out to be a serious mental health issue, and Emma needs help. Now, Justin has to decide if he can see past her flaws and forgive her lies, and together, they’ll have to work to reclaim their love and a faith in each other and in God, or they risk losing something precious in the process.
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About the Author
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christina Sinisi writes stories about families, both the broken and blessed. Her works include a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and the American Title IV Contest where she appeared in the top ten in the Romantic Times magazine. Her published books include Christmas Confusion, Sweet Summer, and Christmas on Ocracoke. By day, she is a psychology professor and lives in the LowCountry of South Carolina with her husband, two children and her crazy cat Chessie Mae.
More from Christina
In Why They Call It Falling, the hero discovers he has a daughter he didn’t know existed when he sees his ex-girlfriend in a strawberry patch at Boone Hall Plantation (here in Charleston, South Carolina). In the book, the name of the plantation had to be changed to protect the innocent, but the recipe below doesn’t.
This recipe comes from a cookbook titled, Charleston Receipts Repeats. This book has modern recipes, as well as old-fashioned ones dating back through generations. It’s a perfect accompaniment to my Charleston-based romance.
Strawberry Pie I
1 9-inch pie shell, baked and cooled
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 3-ounce strawberry jello (delete 1 tablespoon)
1 pint strawberries
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear.
Add strawberry jello.
Pour half of mixture into pie shell.
Arrange strawberries in jello mixture.
Pour remaining mixture over strawberries.
Refrigerate until congealed.
Serve with whipping cream.
Serves 6 to 8. Chill 3 to 4 hours.
Enjoy, and think of the sweet taste of summer and the enduring love of fall. Second chances are often the most delicious!
Interview with Christina
Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I share a lot—so who knows? But here is something simple—I don’t like coffee.
I know, I know, that makes me strange to a lot of people, but I don’t like it in any form,
even in coffee-flavored ice cream.
What has been your favorite part of the publishing journey?
The writing! I love that first draft where I can just let the words flow and watch the magic show up on the page. I don’t normally get writer’s block, but may have editor’s block where I just don’t want to go through the manuscript one more time even if I should.
Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
This is the third book in a series and my readers will recognize many of the minor characters. I will say I love Emma’s daughter, Haley. She lights up every scene she’s in.
Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?
I fell a little in love with the hero. Justin is in the Army and a hero in that way, but he becomes a hero to his little family in a different way. He fights to have a relationship with his newfound daughter and then to reconnect with Emma. When he realizes her mental health issues, he stands by her and helps her face the truth.
What is the key theme and/or message in the book?
Because God forgives us, and redeems us, we can do the same for each other—as much as we flawed humans are able.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
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To celebrate her tour, Christina is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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