So that meant I spent countless hours at bookstores examining current covers and on photo websites sifting through galleries using whatever keywords I could come up with that remotely had anything to do with the themes in my novel. I probably had twenty different concepts I've considered over the past few weeks, and I put them in front of various groups--writers, missionaries (yes, my missionary shared it with his other office-mates and they gave me some valuable feedback), friends, reviewers, fans, and family. Even with all that help, in the end, I just had to go with what I personally liked. The problem is that my opinion changed every few days. I hope I don't change my mind yet again. :) By the way, I appreciated everyone's input; sorry if I didn't take your suggestion.
And here it is . . .
Thrust into the chaos of her mother-in-law’s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug. But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who is distant. As Aly’s own life and relationship with her husband plunge out of control, she wonders if her faith will be enough to keep her family—or herself—from falling apart.
Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman’s faithful journey into the next phase of her life. You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland’s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman’s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can.
Still Time, by Maria Hoagland, will be available in print and all ebook files. The only thing yet to determine is the day of the release. Stay tuned because it will be soon!!