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Heather Norman Smith: Southern Fiction, Music, a Giveaway & More

I hope you will enjoy meeting Southern Fiction author Heather Norman Smith this week. We had a great chat about her writing and new release, Songs for a Sunday. She’s offering her novel as a giveaway, US winners choice of format (ebook for international). Comment below by February 14 for a chance to win.

Comment on this author interview with @HNSblog by February 14 for a chance to win her new release #SongsforaSunday. #amreading #giveaway #womensfiction


Join the Conversation. Do you enjoy reading Southern Fiction? What about stories that incorporate music? What questions or comments do you have for Heather?

Songs for a Sunday Book Cover

Songs for a Sunday by Heather Norman Smith

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Two sets of sisters, generations apart—can one big sister’s sacrifice teach the other about love and forgiveness?

1963: Twenty-year-old Annie dreams of managing the dance studio where she has trained since childhood and of marrying her high-society boyfriend. But when her younger sister with special needs gets pregnant, Annie is forced to set her dreams aside for the sake of family.

Present Day: Missy Robbins has always lived in her younger sister’s shadow. When given the opportunity, Missy steps out of her comfort zone as stay-at-home mom of four to prove she’s as good a singer as Erica. Missy’s new pursuit puts her on a path to self-discovery and reclaiming her discarded faith. Until she discovers her grandmother has a sixty-year-old secret.

Will Missy conceal Grandma Annie’s deception or will she be forced to reveal the hidden truth?

Heather Norman Smith is an author of inspirational Southern Fiction set in her home state of North Carolina. Her goal is to entertain and encourage readers, and illuminate the redemptive love of God, through stories with charming settings and memorable characters that make you feel right at home. She lives just outside Winston-Salem, NC with her husband, their four children, and several pets. Along with writing novels and spending time with her family, Heather also enjoys writing devotions and singing about Jesus.

Connect with Heather: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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If you missed last week’s interview with Laura Thomas, find it here.

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Patty

    I really enjoy southern fiction… I grew up in the North, but have spent all of my adult life in the South. And music can be very powerful, it can really pull out the emptions in a person.

    • Deena Adams

      Oh, I agree, Patty. There is such power in music, especially in the lyrics that can convict us and move us toward change. Thanks so much for your input!

  • Teresa Bass

    This is interesting to me because my grandmother had a lifelong secret I found out about after she passed

  • Elisama Lucena

    OOOh, I can’t wait to find out what is the secret of her grandmother!!
    Loved this interview!


  • Jeanette Davis

    This book sounds so awesome! Heather and I have much in common. I love pets, (have 2 cats now) when my husband and I married we combined pets, his dog and my cat! That was a long time ago. Love duel time line books. I just finished Heidi Chiarovoli’s book Hope Beyond the Waves, which takes place in Massachusetts about Peniske Island which was a place lepers where ‘banished’ to (thinking ahead to your next book) although it is not about lepers. Also I just finished studying Romans 8–and love that verse-All things workd together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His good purpose. Also at the end of Romans, where Paul list all the things that cannot pull us out of God’s love verses 38-39! What a wonderful chapter!

    If I am chosen as a winner, would love a paperback copy of Songs for a Sunday.

    Thank you for this interview and this chance to win your book

  • Faith Cox

    I’ve never read any of Heather Norman Smith’s books, but I would love to! I enjoy the traditional hymns which many have forgotten. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Songs for a Sunday.

  • Debbie Williams

    I met Heather several years ago at BRMCWC. I love seeing how God has used her and her books to His glory! We didn’t talk about our musical backgrounds at the time, but I love knowing we both have the first voice God gifted to us, and now, we share in the gift of words–our second voice for Him! Congratulations, Heather! I cannot wait to see all He does with and through you!

  • Lual Krautter

    Would love to win a print copy of Songs for a Sunday. Especially since I am a harpist, and pastor’s wife, so sing a lot in church, and enjoy the “old hymns,” plus Heather is a new-to-me author! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! God bless!

  • Elsie

    I would love to read Southern fiction. I grew up in Texas and still live in Texas, but not in the same area. I do like books that incorporate music especially hymns which I think are more of a dying art. I do love the title of your book, Songs for a Sunday. I love to go church and I have been in several church choirs. I love your goals for your books : entertainment, encouragement, and showing God’s redemptive love. I am intriguied by your storyline. I do like the 1963 time period and that time, I was 16 years old. Thanks for this giveaway. The Lord be with you and your family as you’ll celebrate each day He gives you while holding your hand,