By Dawn Kinzer


BACK COVER: An attractive special events planner is determined to keep her distance.

A disfigured musician struggles to guard his heart.

By all appearances, both are destined to fail.



Liana Tate, a special events planner grew up in a high-profile family. No matter what she does, Liana feels she never measures up.


Bryan Langley, a talented musician, was close to signing a recording contract when a barn fire left part of his face severely burned. He survived, but his career did not.


When Liana’s father hires Bryan as a caretaker on the family estate outside of Seattle, Liana’s and Bryan’s lives become entangled. He risks public humiliation for Liana’s success, and she encourages him to use his musical gifts, despite his reluctance. Thrown together, will they achieve their elusive dreams? And will the two find the love and acceptance they yearn for, or will their actions only drive each other away?

ABOUT AUTHOR: Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes in the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire. 

Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home. 

Dawn's historical romance series, The Daughters of Riverton, takes place in the early 1900s. The setting and some of the characters were inspired by her rural Wisconsin hometown. Sarah's Smile is the first story in the series, Hope's Design is the second, and Rebecca's Song completes the trilogy.

A mother and grandmother, Dawn lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite things include dark chocolate, cinnamon, popcorn, strong coffee, good wine, the mountains, family time, and Masterpiece Theatre.

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1. What daily activity helps you stay optimistic, and how/why does that work?

2. A space race is on - where do you think we should go? Why? (Should we go back to the moon or somewhere else?)

3. During an intense storm, how do you feel? Fearful? Excited? Soothed? Do your emotions come from a past experience?

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1. I knit a lot. for charities around our home and far away. it keeps me calm and gives me a lot of time to remain calm. through hurricanes and tropical storms which we are due to get within a few days time along the east coast. Love visiting Seattle and have visited PP's and there is sto much to discover there. Love drinking tea, most flavors and thanks for the chance.

Book sounds like a really good story, can't wait to get my hands on it.


Hi, Julie!

What a wonderful gift - to knit items that will bless others! And it's a win-win because that creative art is soothing for you. 

I'm so glad you've been able to visit our city. The Market is fun! And now with the renovation on the waterfront taking place, the view from there will be even more beautiful. If you love tea, I think you'd really enjoy these flavors.

Awesome! It thrills me that you're looking forward to this story because I'm anxious to share it with readers!

We had intense thunderstorms yesterday and throughout the night. When I am safe inside the house I am excited when the storms strike. I love watching the lightning show during the storm. When I am outside I am frightened by the lightning. I love listening to the sound of the thunder as it reverberates across the sky.

Like you, Kathy, I enjoy thunderstorms if I can experience them from inside or just outside the door of some shelter. I don't care to drive in them! That can be pretty scary, especially if it's raining so hard that it's difficult to see where you're going. But, thunder and lightning can be exhilarating.

Watching Joyce Meyer each morning with a cup of coffee keeps me optimistic as I do my chores and pray throughout the day. Have a blessed day.

Good morning, Lucy!

I've enjoyed Joyce Meyer's over the years too! She's pretty profound and says it like it is. I haven't watched her regularly for some time, but every once in a while I'll catch a video. 

I hope you have a blessed day too!

The daily activity that helps me stay as optimistic as possible is the morning Bible lesson that my daughter and i have as we begin school. It’s a joy to read Gods word and spend that time discussing it with my girl. Definitely a positive way to start the Day! 


That's awesome! You're giving your daughter a wonderful gift by sharing that time with her. 

I don't like intense storms, especially those with lots of thunder. Loud noises make me nervous, but I can't say that it's as a result of a childhood experience. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Hi, Vickie!

I can understand how a huge storm might be a bit scary. We see the damage on TV, and it makes us realize how quickly they can destroy those things around us! And loud noises do scare a lot of people too.

Thanks for popping in and joining the discussion!

I do not like storms ever since the Xenia tornado on April 3, 1974.  I am usually watching the radar very closely and praying a lot whenever there is a storm even though we don't get tornados very often where I live now.

Good morning, Karen!

Tornadoes can be terrifying, so I understand. I grew up in the Midwest, and although my small hometown has avoided being hit by a tornado, I remember a few times as a child when the storms that went through caused a lot of damage. 

Before moving into a house that had a basement, my family lived in an apartment above my parents' business. I remember having to get up in the night and go to my grandparents' house a short distance away so we could hide out in the basement there. Once, the winds were so strong, we struggled to get the car doors open while parked in my parents' driveway. That was a little wild!


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