Award-winning author gives California Life an exclusive look inside her latest romance novel, “Sarah Darlin'”


Did you know that in the year 2016 alone, romance novels generated over $1 million in sales? Readers crave the passion, hope and happy endings that are embodied in these types of stories. That’s why California Life talked with award winning author, Shirley Scufka Hickman, about her latest romance novel, Sarah Darlin’.

Throughout Sarah Darlin’, Shirley brings her characters to life by blending romance and intrigue in the charming story of a music house singer and an English Lord discovering love in San Francisco. But before the couple can unveil their fate, they must endure prejudice, murder, the troubles of the Gold Rush, secrets, natural disasters and more.

The novel also incorporates non-fictional people and places – bringing a touch of nostalgia to the text. Readers will not only feel like they’re apart of San Francisco, but they will also share the heartache the characters experience along the way.

To purchase Sarah Darlin’, visit and to see exclusive interviews with the author, watch the segment below.