Britta Coleman Potter Springs

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Potter Springs

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A poignantly rendered debut novel that follows the Texas-sized loves and losses of star-crossed newlyweds, forced by the consequences of their passion to leave upscale Houston for a small town in the panhandle. Young minister Mark Reynolds has every reason to be optimistic: he'll likely be promoted to senior minister at the largest Baptist church in Houston, and he's deeply in love with his fiancee-the lovely, independant Amanda. But his dreams and reputation are shattered when he learns that Amanda is pregnant-and things become infinitely worse when he loses his job and she loses their baby. The young couple migrates toa small town in hopes of starting anew, but the shadow of their lost child settles in Amanda's soul, and she grows reclusive towards the husband she still loves. Though determined to return home after an extended family visit, a wrong turn into Mexico leaves Amanda uncertain of her next move. A desperate search and an unlikely reunion finds the couple re-examining the life they've known and forging a new understanding of the future that stands before them.

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The first question most people ask me is "Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?" To be honest, no. When I was a kid my mom said I could argue my way out of anything (which I took as great praise) so I decided to be a lawyer. In college I majored in English, but the creative aspect didn't hold interest for me. After being required to read the greats, or at least cram enough chapters for the test, I didn't consider I had much to add to the genre. I graduated, married and had kids, then put career plans on hold until I could muster enough energy to finish scraping the play-dough off the kitchen floor. I always kept a journal and eventually got published with my "Practically Parenting" column-editorials about raising children, which I still write. I think what changed my mind about writing fiction was being such an avid reader. With great stories and characters filling my time and attention, my brain started wanting to come up with some of its own. Eventually, I decided to have my own whack at it. My career as a novelist began with an idea that wouldn't let me go, so I decided I had to write it down, if only to see how it turned out. That story evolved into POTTER SPRINGS, my first novel published by Center Street. Favorite reads for me include anything by Jane Austen (I love the struggle with propriety and reserved emotion), Elizabeth Berg, Billie Letts, Larry McMurtry and Kent Haruf. Right now I'm recommending Mark Spragg's An Unfinished Life to anyone who will listen, and I also thoroughly enjoyed Dave King's The Ha-Ha. As a family, we recently re-read Wilson Rawls' Where the Red Fern Grows, and cried en masse on our living room couch. It was a great reminder that the best books deeply touch the human experience, at any age.

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"Britta Coleman’s fresh, sparkling...voice waltzes off the pages." -- —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Widows of Wichita County

"POTTER SPRINGS will stay with you long after turning the last page." -- — Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Tending Roses

"The writing is lyrical and the characters as real as the neighbors next door. I thoroughly enjoyed this story." -- —Sharon Baldacci, author of A Sundog Moment

"This debut novel sparkles with engrossing dialogue and deft touches of humor." -- Romantic Times Book Club Magazine

"[A] heartwarming tale, with a welcome seasoning of humor." -- —Fort Worth Business Press

"[An] adept portrayal of memorable characters...a beautifully told tale. A truly American slice-of-life story." -- — Tulsa World

From the first time I read her work, I knew I’d see it in print." -- —Jodi Thomas,
USA Today bestselling author of Widows of Wichita County

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