Author Hopes New Book Will Give Hope to “Hurting People” During the Holidays

April Geremia, author of "The Fragrance of Surrender" rescheduled the release of her new book to give those struggling with holiday related depression some hope.

April Geremia understands what it’s like to struggle with depression and maintaining one’s faith through difficult times. She hopes her first book, “The Fragrance of Surrender,” released earlier this month, will offer hope to those dealing with depression through the upcoming holiday season.

First-time author April Geremia is celebrating the early release of her debut Christian novel, “The Fragrance of Surrender,” with a fervent wish. She hopes her story reaches those in need of uplifting during the upcoming holiday season.

“My main goal as an author is to bring hope to hurting people,” Geremia says. “Especially during the holidays when the incidence of depression is so high. My main character struggles with depression, and it brings her to a crisis of faith that has her doubting everything she’s ever believed. I hope my readers come away from the story with a renewed sense of wonder and faith.”

Geremia has been writing professionally for 20 years, but “The Fragrance of Surrender” is her first full-length work of fiction. The busy writer is not resting on her success, though. She’s already hard at work on the second book in her “Souls of the Sea” series, which is scheduled for a spring release.

“I’m always looking for ways to improve my stories so they connect more with my readers,” Geremia says. “I want to write the kind of Christian books everyday women want to read. That’s why I’m always looking for reader feedback.”

To that end, Geremia has started an Advance Readers Club for “The Fragrance of Surrender” and all her future books. The first 30 readers who enjoy inspirational fiction for Christian women can sign up for the club at Geremia’s website, Members will receive free advanced copies of the just-released book, as well as advanced copies of new work as it becomes available.

In addition, readers will have a chance to win a free signed copy of “The Fragrance of Surrender” through starting tomorrow, November 18.

“The Fragrance of Surrender,” originally set for a November 28 publication date, was released November 10 in time for the Thanksgiving rush. It’s currently available through multiple online publishers and marketplaces, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iBooks. It’s available in paperback, and as a download for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo readers.

About: April Geremia has made her living as a professional writer for 20 years, and has recently turned her attention toward her true love—fiction. She loves God, her family and friends, the sea, mysteries, and stories of people battling impossible situations. The books in the series, Souls of the Sea, all have those elements in common.

When she’s not writing, you’ll find her coaxing vegetables out of the ground, playing with her chickens, or whipping up a simple gourmet meal in her tiny house by the sea. Her favorite part of any day is connecting with her readers.

For more information about “The Fragrance of Surrender, please visit or contact Psalm 96:3 Press at (715) 513-7107.

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