Monday, January 30, 2012

Becky Melby's "Tomorrow's Sun"

Title: Tomorrow’s Sun
Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Cover blurb:  One house. Two loves. A century and half apart.

Her fractures have mended, her scars faded, but Emily Foster can’t move on until she makes restitution for a past mistake. Flipping houses seems like the path to her goal. Yet, instead of finding a door to the future, the 1840s house she plans to remodel opens windows to the past.

Contractor Jake Braden hates Emily’s plan to modernize the old house, but the cost of fighting for guardianship of his late sister’s twelve-year-old twins forces him to take the job anyway. When a hidden door and faded love letters connect the house with the Underground Railroad, he and Emily embark on a mission to uncover the fate of young lovers.

As Emily and Jake unravel the long-forgotten love story, words of faith in the face of fear inspire, convict, and draw them to each other. . .but will they be prepared when faced with the greatest test yet?

1) How did this story come to you?
My husband and I were having lunch at a restaurant in Rochester, Wisconsin, not far from where we live. As I read the history of the building, built in 1843 and originally called the Union House, its possible connection to the Underground Railroad sparked an idea. I looked at my husband and said, “There’s a story here.”

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I’ve written for Barbour for many years and I was blessed when two of the editors approached me at an ACFW conference and asked if I would consider writing for their full-length fiction line. Later, when Rebecca Germany requested a proposal, the idea for Tomorrow’s Sun and two other books containing hidden rooms and long-forgotten writings was already cooking in my head.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) My husband and I have backpacked in the Tetons, Smokies, and Rockies—carrying all we need for four or five days on our backs.
2) As of January 19, I am the proud grandmother of an even dozen amazing kids.
3) I’m planning a road trip on the old Route 66 for my next series.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished Today’s Shadows, the third book in the Lost Sanctuary series. Right now I’m working on a proposal for another contemporary series with historical elements.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share with your readers.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? Stop by and click on the link to my blog if you enjoy “spiritual Cinderella stories.” My tag line is “stories of tarnished dreams refinished by grace.” I’ve had some fascinating guests who share their real-life journeys from tragedy, disappointment, and shattered dreams to finding hope and joy through the grace of God.


  1. Fun to read this, Becky! Congrats on grandbaby #12!

    JoAnne Simmons

  2. This books sounds like it has interesting
    twists and turns!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  3. Great Post.. Would Love to have a chance to win, read and review... Sounds like an awesome book.

  4. Lots of issues going on from the description! Love the historical connection but especially appreciate that it's tied into faith. Would love to read it! Thanks for writing good clean inspiring books!

  5. Thank you all for your interest. Tomorrow's Sun was a joy to write!

  6. Thanks for the fun interview. My mom would encourage you and your husband to do things together while you can (she's been a widow for almost 22 years). Thanks, too, Dawn and Becky for the opportunity to win Tomorrow's Sun. The whole series sounds good.

    1. Wonderful advice for all of us, Marianne. My father died when I was seventeen--leaving my mom a widow at 52. It makes me so aware of how precious every day is and how we need to treasure all of our relationships.

  7. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. The town I where I grew up in southern Michigan had a house that was active in the Underground Railroad. I loved the story behind it.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  9. What a fabulous idea for a story. I would love to read TOMORROW'S SUN thank you.


  10. "Tomorrow's Sun" sounds like a good book and one I would enjoy reading. I enjoy historical books and have not read much on the Underground Railroad. Congratulations on your 12th grandchild! Thank you for the opportunity to sign up for a chance to win a copy of Tomorrow's Sun.

    God Bless,


  11. this sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win it so I can read it!!

  12. I love the title of your book, Becky and I sure would be pleased to be chosen winner!
    Judi Williams


    1. Sorry email is

    2. This sounds like my kind of book! Thank you for the giveaway!


  13. Wow, 12 grandchildren and such a young grandmother! Tomorrow's Sun sounds awesome, it is going on my wish list.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

    1. I have a wonderful photographer, Merry! She makes years disappear. I probably scare people when they see me in person! But love keeps you young, right?

  14. Becky, this book sounds awesome. I love stories that go back in time! Wouldn't be something to have that happen? So often I say I belong in another time era. I'd love to experience something like that.
    I wish you all the best with this book. I know it will be a huge success! Thank you for this chance to win it, also!

  15. Sounds like a great story! Add my name to the list. Thank you. :)

  16. Congratulations on your newest grandchild, such a blessing from God! All my adult life I've wanted to travel along the old Rt 66. I do hope you enjoy your trip along the route & I will look forward to your new book series! 'Tomorrows Sun' is a beautiful title for a book & thank you for a chance to win a copy. Happy February!
    ~ Dawn

  17. wow... I could have kept reading on .This is gonna be good and would love to win but if not will try and find it.Thanks

  18. Thanks for sharing with us, Becky!

    Judy @ seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. A great post, thank you for sharing. congrats on the new grandbaby, they are so great. Your book sound wonderful thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Glenda Parker

  20. thanks for a chance to win this book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. This looks like a great read!

    laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com