This is beyond exciting! Check out Tasha’s news!! And in case you’re wondering, I LOVE THIS BOOK. (I got to read it early, and you can bet I preordered a whole stack!)
Hey, it’s me, Tasha Hackett!
I have some of the most exciting news to share with you about Bluebird on the Prairie. Finally, I wrote a clean romance novel after years of work, years, and it’s now available for pre-order and will be released May 18, 2021 wherever books are commonly sold.
I set out to write a romantic comedy that explores themes of grief and hope and finding love again after death. Was it possible to have a historical inspirational romance without riding double on a horse? (Which we all know would be highly uncomfortable.) Without anyone fainting? Without anyone physically being rescued? I wanted to write the book I wanted to read. Can the characters be so real that they’re relatable even if they’re from the late 1800s?
As I asked myself these questions and developed these characters I had no idea where God was leading me. When I started the book in early 2017 I hadn’t yet been through a spiritual fire. I stopped writing for over a year when I had my fourth baby. The person I was in 2019 (when finished the novel) was not the same girl who started it. It’s almost like God knew what he was doing all along.
Bluebird on the Prairie is a witty love story.
Bluebird on the Prairie is also story of what grief can feel like.
Eloise Davidson is strong, enduring, wistful, angry, afraid, isolated, and determined.
But what is her story about? Love. But also grief.
Bluebird on the Prairie is a witty, compelling, and inspirational romance about all the good things like home, family, and love, but it’s about hard things like death, and grief… but also about this one time when Eloise was playing the creek with her toddler nephew and a strange man fell down the bank headfirst. Compared to other books of this genre, just imagine if Janette Oke met Mary Conneally . . . or Laura Ingalls met Karen Witemeyer.
So there she is, wearing nothing but a wet chemise, which is absolutely scandalous, and a dirty man—who may or may not be attractive in the least—is sprawled out at the bottom of the creek bank.
Hmm. What would you do? Suppose you better read and find out. ;-)
Once upon a time there was a 12-year-old girl who started writing a book about a field of daisies and best friends who wandered into another world where they fulfilled a prophecy and saved the kingdom. Or something like that. Sadly, this girl never finished the story. It was me. Obviously, I was that girl. The story is still tucked away in a shoebox in my closet, thankfully; maybe I’ll finish it someday. What I’m trying to say is that 12-year-old Tasha wouldn’t be surprised to see my name on the cover of a book. Of course she’d say, “Well, yeah. That’s what writers do. They write books. Duh.”
Sometime soon I’ll tell you some of the tale of how Bluebird came about. But for now, I invite you to hop over to my website and find out more about me and this novel.
If you’re just here for a recipe and homemaking tips, check these out. While I was doing more writing and editing the past couple of years these are the recipes I turned to again and again.
- Stir-and-Pour Bread
- Simple Lasagna Casserole
- Ham and Cheese Soup
- Basic muffin mix
- Tater Tot Casserole
And the past five months of eating Paleo, these are some recipes we’ve been eating on repeat:
- Simple Spaghetti Squash Dinner
- Almond Flour Muffins
- Simple Tuna Patties (with almond flour in place of cheese to hold together)
- Homemade Chocolate Bars
P.s. I forgot to mention, all pre-orders sold directly from my website, www.TashaHackett.com, will be SIGNED copies. The eBook will become available after the release of the paperback. However, upon release both the eBook/paperback will be available through any place books are commonly sold.