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The Rock at the Bottom JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Rock at the Bottom by Cynthia Hilston, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

The Rock at the Bottom

Title: The Rock at the Bottom
Series: Lorna & Tristan Series #3
Author: Cynthia Hilston
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: March 18, 2023
Genre: 20th-century Historical fiction/Christian fiction/Romance

A big dreamer and successful novelist carries the sins of his father and a secret that leaves him wondering if he is the author or killer of love.

Stephen feels he is marked from day one to lose the ones he loves. His mother dies giving birth to him, and his alcoholic father makes sure Stephen never forgets it. To block out his father’s hate, fists, and belt, young Stephen loses himself in his imagination. Stories become his closest companions and barricades against a family that never wanted him. Once he can look his father in the eye, Stephen swears he will never be the monster his old man is. He vows he will become a published author, if for no other reason than to prove his father wrong.

While his dreams of being a bestselling novelist and falling in love come true, Stephen has much to prove to himself before he can write his own happy ending. Set against the backdrop of Prohibition-era Cleveland, Stephen fights the same alcoholic demons that plagued his father as he tries to begin a life free from his family. He meets equally headstrong Julie and is smitten, but their marriage is as fractured as his career is solid. He can find ten ways to write about being in love, but he has a hard time translating love on the page to love in real life. Julie slips between his fingers like sand, and Stephen sees his father staring back when he looks in the mirror.

Try as he might to rewrite his life, even going so far as to change his name, he has to wonder if he is the author or the killer of love.

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Amazon ebook sale March 21-22 $0.99

More Books in this Series

Lorna versus Laura Rocks and Flowers in a Box


About the Author

Cynthia Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction, although she still dabbles in fan fiction.

In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, shamelessly watches Hallmark movies and When Calls the Heart, pets her orange and black kitties, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.

Connect with Cynthia by visiting cynthiahilston.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a book bundle including Lorna versus Laura, Rocks and Flowers, and The Rock at the Bottom!

The Rock at the Bottom JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight March 21, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 28, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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Tour Schedule

The Rock at the Bottom JustRead Blog Tour

Launch Page at JustRead

March 21
Batya’s Bits
Happily Managing a Household of Boys
A Modern Day Fairy Tale

March 22
Only By Grace Reviews
Hallie Reads

March 23
Lisa’s Reading
Books by Starlight

March 24
Beauty in the Binding
Books Less Travelled

March 25
Reading Excursions
The Becca Files
Reading Is My SuperPower

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26 Comments

  1. Lori Smanski

    wow this book sounds like a lot of emotions happening from everyone. I am glad that it is a christian book, there must be some redeeming in it. would like to read

  2. Beatrice LaRocca

    I like the book cover and the synopsis has intrigued me, The Rock at the Bottom sounds like a story that I will enjoy reading and I am looking forward to reading the other stories from the series as well

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