We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Reid’s Sunrise in Florence has been named a first place winner in the category Christian – Romance in the 2021 Pencraft Book Awards. Proving to be an example of literary excellence and demonstrating a notable popularity with readers, we would like to congratulate our fellow Koehler Books author on her achievement.
We all have dreams, and sometimes they lead to the most amazing discoveries…
Rose Maning longs to wake up every morning in Florence, Italy, to a view of the Duomo and terra cotta rooftops dancing in the sunrise. So she flies across the pond with her best friend Zoey for a fun-filled house hunt. For the first time in her people-pleasing life, schoolteacher Rose uses her savings to do exactly what she wants to do: buy an apartment and pursue painting. Rose is passionate about the life and works of the great sculptor, Michelangelo or “Il Divino,” (The Divine One). She experiences her own personal renaissance abroad as she embraces everything Italian. She meets Lyon, who is sophisticated and adventurous, challenging her to see herself in a new light. A mysterious discovery changes Rose’s destiny by revealing the character of the men in her life. Does Rose find something that will alter art history as we know it today?
Kathleen Reid is the author of two works of fiction, Paris Match and A Page Out of Life. Her books have been featured in USA Today, Good Housekeeping and Southern Living Magazine; she has appeared on ABC-TV and Virginia This Morning as well as Lite 98 Radio. An art enthusiast, she has written for VCUarts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Kathleen is also a wife, mom to two girls, avid runner, yoga wannabe, interior design lover, HGTV addict and wayfarer who lives in Richmond, Virginia. Please visit www.KathleenReid.com for more information.