Hope Franke Strauss

Saturday, September 10, 2016

two generations...second chance at love

The 1990s setting of East of the Sun in the Vancouver BC region is authentic since that was when and where I wrote it. It's a romance, but it's also a mother/daughter story and I loved writing it. My grandmother passed away due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. I remember very clearly the moment when she forgot who I was. It was heartbreaking. 




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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A Guitar Girl Romance - FLESH & BONE is out!

So happy to announce the second book in A Guitar Girl Romance is now available.



Celebrity crushes are so much easier than the real thing. Until the celebrity crush IS the real thing.

Singer songwriter Eva Baumann has a celebrity crush on Sebastian Weiss. He's perfect to love because there was no way they could ever be a thing. She's a nobody. He's a heartthrob. Hiding an infatuation is easy for her because, since her accident, hiding is what she did best.

Sebastian Weiss's band climbed the charts, seemingly overnight, and he's finally living the dream.All he has to do is write enough songs to produce a second album. The bad news is he hasn't written a new song in over a year.

Sebastian stumbles into the Blue Note Pub in time to hear Eva Baumann perform a hauntingly beautiful song. Could this girl be the answer to defeating his writer's block?

Eva and Sebastian begin a complicated writing relationship that leads to more. But Sebastian has a secret that will devastate them both.


Monday, May 16, 2016

The first book in A GUITAR GIRL ROMANCE is out!


Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter, hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm's a brooding uptown banker on a quest. 

Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah - but he doesn't want what she thinks he does. 

There's an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja can't help but fall in love. 

But Micah has a secret that could ruin everything. 

Will Katja find happiness on her quest for the truth about Micah? Will her heart finally open to God's unconditional love?



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dresden - a View from Heaven - video by German Levitsky

I lived in Dresden Germany for two years and loved it. I couldn't help but set the first two books of A Guitar Girl Romance there.

Setting for Sun & Moon and Flesh & Bone!


 
Dresden - Der Blick vom Himmel from German Levitsky on Vimeo.