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Summer Kinard

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Summer Kinard lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband, their four children, and a garden filled with herbs and squirrels. All four older members of the family take it in turns to pour tea each night. Summer received a B.A. in religion from Southwestern University and an M.Div. and Th. M. (early church history and theology) from Duke Divinity School. When she is not writing or homeschooling, Summer sings opera with local companies. Can’t Buy Me Love is her first novel. Visit her website at writinglikeamother.com.

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Summer Kinard My husband and I were out at lunch one day, and I started joking about how I bet I could make up a story out of two ridiculous elements. So I said,…moreMy husband and I were out at lunch one day, and I started joking about how I bet I could make up a story out of two ridiculous elements. So I said, "Jeremy has two great passions: his gun collection, and his bunny rabbits. And he's also a vampire. Who wants to kill himself." We laughed, but this ridiculous character stuck in my head. He got a name change and a different backstory (which will come up more later in the series), met a cop named Maddy, and suddenly there was a real story. If you like the book, you can thank the fine burrito bowl makers at Chipotle, where the egg was hatched.(less)
Summer Kinard Thank you, Stepheny! It's good to hear from you. My baby girl is 6.5 months old, so I missed this question from 6 months ago! The book of my heart,…moreThank you, Stepheny! It's good to hear from you. My baby girl is 6.5 months old, so I missed this question from 6 months ago! The book of my heart, Tea & Crumples, is coming out November 2. I know you'll understand what I mean, since your Greening of a Heart so beautifully expressed your love of the garden. We started the blurb with "Tea is how I love people." I think you'll understand. I'm glad I came across your encouraging words this evening, as I am in the midst of a writing retreat this week. Hoping to near completion of Tea & Stones (book 2 in the Faith Tea Love series) this week. I see that you released a new book since we last talked. I'm going to add it to my list right now. All the best to you all!(less)
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My Dear Ones,


I wake in the wee hours to pray over you and ponder how to make the world as honest as you need it to be. You are sincere and intractably hopeful. I want everything to reveal itself to you in its beauty.


I spend my evenings making apocalypses for you. Here is a chart that will make the day fall into a pattern. Here is mirror that reveals prayer as joy. Here is a little game that cha...

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"I REALLY liked this book, and it came at just the right time for me. 4.5 stars. The characters were drawn well. The tea and garden descriptions were vibrant and luscious and made me feel at home. The plot was enjoyable, though I'd say it's definit..." Read more of this review »
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"Tea and sympathy. Tea and friendship.

A lovely prose of Sienna an entrepreneur that has recently opened up her own tea shop serving her community. Sienna has gone thru some pain of her own, she lost a baby and now her husband is in the hospital ba..." Read more of this review »
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The rich and believable world building drew me right into this story. As a singer, I had immediate sympathy for the main character, a tone deaf woman whose magic depends on music! I loved the ethic underlying the tale for its body positivity. There a ...more
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