Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"The Sound of Emeralds" Birthday Blog Tour by Rachelle Rea Cobb

I'm pleased to once again welcome my writer friend, Rachelle Rea Cobb, to my blog to celebrate The Sound of Emeralds birthday blog tour! The Sound of Emeralds is the third installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century. 

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds and The Sound of Silver, the first two books in the series, and she has written Write Well, a grammar guide for writers. I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Emeralds and spread the news about the amazing giveaway Rachelle is hosting. Make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win signed copies of all three books!

About The Steadfast Love Series

In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, half-Dutch, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

About the Author

Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago--her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She's a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South. She is also the author of Write Well, a guide for writers, which released on March 4th!

Author Links

Instagram: @RachelleReaCobb

About The Sound of Emeralds

What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?

With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…

As the date of Dirk’s trial approaches, his fate and his family hang in the balance. Will he be proven innocent of Gwyneth’s parents’ murders—or separated from her forever? How much pain does it take to erode a love steadfast?

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1. When and where did you first get the idea for the Steadfast Love Series?

A song I was listening to on the radio inspired the title of the first book. So I wrote Diamonds, but when I finished it, I realized to my great frustration that the characters weren’t done with their story, even though I had been quite adamant that I would write a stand-alone novel. But the story wasn’t finished, so I kept writing.

2.  Readers often pick out favorite quotes from a novel. Do you have a favorite of your own from The Sound of Silver?

Yes! In fact, my friend Mindy, a calligrapher, even created a beautiful piece of art from one of my favorite quotes: “Within the pages of books one’s heart can be revealed.”

3.  Can you tell us what first drew you to writing Inspirational Historical Romance?

My first exposure to the genre came when I read Heartsong Presents novels when I was twelve. Those small books introduced me to how much I believe in the power of story, especially love stories set in times gone by.

4.  I saw on your website that you also write reviews, articles and offer editing services. What's one of your favorite things beyond writing novels that you enjoy?

Editing is such fun! I daresay I enjoy editing a page full of my own (or others’!) words just as much as I enjoy splashing words onto a blank page. I recently released my first nonfiction book, Write Well, which is a short ebook designed as a guide writers!

Time For the Giveaway!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to signed copies of ALL THREE of Rachelle’s novels. The whole series, signed!

International friends, this giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive all three e-books.

What blog will Rachelle stop by next?

Saturday, April 15th

Sunday, April 16th

Monday, April 17th

Tuesday, April 18th
Deanna Stevens -
Abigail Wilson -

Wednesday, April 19th
Tessa Emily Hall -

Thursday, April 20th
Teresa Tysinger -

Friday, April 21st

Saturday, April 22nd
Charity Andrews -

Sunday, April 23rd
Suzie Waltner -

Tuesday, April 25th

Wednesday, April 26th

Thursday, April 27th

Friday, April 28th
Jennifer J. Bunderle -

Saturday, April 29th

Sunday, April 30th

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Rachelle! Readers: Have you read The Steadfast Love Series? If so, what were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!



  1. Thank you so much for featuring my book and joining in the tour, Tessa! I so appreciate your support! :)

    1. No problem, Rachelle! Congrats on the book birthday! =)


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