Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Hilston & Rocks and Flowers in a Box

Posted January 28, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Cynthia Hilston, giveaway, historical / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia HilstonTitle: Rocks and Flowers in a Box
Author: Cynthia Hilston
Series: Lorna & Tristan #2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 21, 2019

The wedding bells for Lorna and Tristan Blake toll doom right as the honeymoon begins with an unexpected turn in Tristan’s health. While World War II winds down, Lorna receives a letter from the War Department informing her that the brother she thought killed in action is still alive. She is overjoyed, but his return will dredge up a devastating secret about their parents’ tragic death –a secret that could destroy her new marriage and threaten her husband’s physical and mental well-being. What unfolds is balancing act of keeping the faith and shattering the pieces of the life she’s worked so hard to put back together.


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my favorite writing space & writing companions

by Cynthia Hilston, author of Rocks and Flowers In a Box

I guess I’m a little weird because I don’t like to sit at a desk or a table to write. My spot is usually on the carpeted floor of my bedroom, near the window. I can look out the window at the pond beyond the back yard. It’s quiet and secluded, and the only one who joins me is my orange kitty, Tater. He finds me within seconds of me sitting down to write and circles the computer, then settles on my lap.

I usually write in the mid-morning after working out. The kids are all at school, so I have the house to myself. Sometimes a cup of tea or coffee sits nearby…or a piece of chocolate. If the sun isn’t out and it’s cold outside, I’ll light a candle.

When I’m out and about, I’ll duck into Starbucks or Panera. I prefer the quiet of Panera over the blare of voices and music in Starbucks, but I love a good tall non-fat latte from Starbucks, so it’s a toss-up sometimes.

Other times, I find a high-topped table at the Y where I work out and set my laptop up there and work. It’s a great alternative to home when I can get a workout in and put my kids in the child watch there for a couple of hours. They get to have fun, and so do I!

When it comes to editing and critiquing, I’m part of two groups. One meets in the library and one at a good friend’s house. My writer friends not only talk about writing and critique each other’s work, but we often meet up for lunch at a tavern or at someone’s house. We paint our nails and drink wine. Or we go wine tasting. Or get coffee. It often depends on the time of day.

Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website for more information.

In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Supernatural and Outlander, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.

CONNECT WITH CYNTHIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

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12 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cynthia Hilston & Rocks and Flowers in a Box

  1. Anne

    Captivating and memorable historical. The characters, era and story sounds unforgettable and interest me greatly.

  2. James Robert

    Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  3. Faith Creech

    Thanks for the chance to read about another good book! Always enjoy your recommendations! Such a lovely cover!

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