Month: June 2010

Jun 23
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Claim by Lisa T. Bergren

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Claim by Lisa T. Bergren

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Lisa Bergren and the book: Claim: A Novel of Colorado (The Homeward Trilogy) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa T. Bergren is a best-selling author who offers a wide array of reading opportunities ranging from children’s books (God Gave Us Love and God Found Us You) and women’s nonfiction (Life on Planet Mom) to suspense-filled intrigue (The Gifted Trilogy) and historical drama. With more than thirty titles among her published… Read more »

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Jun 23
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Claim by Lisa T. Bergren

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Claim by Lisa T. Bergren

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Lisa Bergren and the book: Claim: A Novel of Colorado (The Homeward Trilogy) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa T. Bergren is a best-selling author who offers a wide array of reading opportunities ranging from children’s books (God Gave Us Love and God Found Us You) and women’s nonfiction (Life on Planet Mom) to suspense-filled intrigue (The Gifted Trilogy) and historical drama. With more than thirty titles among her published… Read more »

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Jun 22
[CFBA Tour&Review] Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

[CFBA Tour&Review] Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Maid to Match Bethany House (June 1, 2010) by Deeanne Gist ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After a short career in elementary education, Deeanne Gist retired to raise her four children. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she ran a home accessory and antique business, became a member of the press, wrote freelance journalism for national publications such as People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and acted as CFO for her husband’s small engineering firm–all from the comforts of home. Squeezed betwixt-and-between all this, she read romance novels by the truckload and even wrote a couple of her own. While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce family values, teach children responsibility and provide character building activities. After a few short months of running her publishing company, Gist quickly discovered being a “corporate executive” was not where her gifts and talents lie. In answer to Gist’s fervent prayers, God sent a mainstream publisher to her door who licensed her parenting I Did It!® product line and committed to publish the… Read more »

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Jun 22
[CFBA Tour&Review] Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

[CFBA Tour&Review] Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Maid to Match Bethany House (June 1, 2010) by Deeanne Gist ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After a short career in elementary education, Deeanne Gist retired to raise her four children. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she ran a home accessory and antique business, became a member of the press, wrote freelance journalism for national publications such as People, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Houston Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and acted as CFO for her husband’s small engineering firm–all from the comforts of home. Squeezed betwixt-and-between all this, she read romance novels by the truckload and even wrote a couple of her own. While those unpublished manuscripts rested on the shelf, she founded a publishing corporation for the purpose of developing, producing and marketing products that would reinforce family values, teach children responsibility and provide character building activities. After a few short months of running her publishing company, Gist quickly discovered being a “corporate executive” was not where her gifts and talents lie. In answer to Gist’s fervent prayers, God sent a mainstream publisher to her door who licensed her parenting I Did It!® product line and committed to publish the… Read more »

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Jun 22
First Wild Card Tour for “The Healer” by Linda Windsor

First Wild Card Tour for “The Healer” by Linda Windsor

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Linda Windsor and the book: Healer: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With an estimated one million books in print, Linda Windsor is an award-winning author of fifteen mainstream historical novels and one contemporary romance. She has also written another thirteen books for CBA publishers, including nine romantic comedies, laced with suspense, and a Celtic Irish trilogy for Multnomah entitled the Fires of Gleannmara… Read more »

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Jun 22
First Wild Card Tour for "The Healer" by Linda Windsor

First Wild Card Tour for "The Healer" by Linda Windsor

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Linda Windsor and the book: Healer: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With an estimated one million books in print, Linda Windsor is an award-winning author of fifteen mainstream historical novels and one contemporary romance. She has also written another thirteen books for CBA publishers, including nine romantic comedies, laced with suspense, and a Celtic Irish trilogy for Multnomah entitled the Fires of Gleannmara… Read more »

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Jun 19
[Revell Book Tour&Review] The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

[Revell Book Tour&Review] The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

About the Book:A reluctant war hero returns home and encounters a new chance at love. No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way–as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend to be Patrick’s nanny while he’s on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start? Dan Walsh does not disappoint in this tender story of family ties and the healing of a broken heart. About the Author:Dan Walsh is the author of The Unfinished Gift and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. He is a pastor and lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel…. Read more »

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Jun 19
[Revell Book Tour&Review] The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

[Revell Book Tour&Review] The Homecoming by Dan Walsh

About the Book:A reluctant war hero returns home and encounters a new chance at love. No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way–as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend to be Patrick’s nanny while he’s on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start? Dan Walsh does not disappoint in this tender story of family ties and the healing of a broken heart. About the Author:Dan Walsh is the author of The Unfinished Gift and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. He is a pastor and lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel…. Read more »

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Jun 19
Brand New Blog Award!!!

Brand New Blog Award!!!

Many, many, many thanks to my dear sweet friend, Cathy @ WordVessel , for this beautiful new Rose Blog Award! Thank you so much, Cathy! This award is presented to people who encourage new and growing bloggers. I’m passing this award on to: Casey @ Encourage An Author Tammy G @ Tammy’s Book Parlor Michelle @ Michelle V’s Blog (Life in Review) The rules for accepting this award: 1. Put the Rose Award either on a post or your blog. 2. Pass this award on to 3 or more bloggers. 3. Link to the winners of this award in a post. 4. Leave an encouraging comment on three or more blogs. 5. Add a link to the award from whom you were given it.

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Jun 19
[CFBA Tour&Review] Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley

[CFBA Tour&Review] Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Love Finds You In Golden, New MexicoSummerside Press (May 1, 2010) by Lena Nelson Dooley ABOUT THE AUTHOR: For several years, Lena worked on the support staff of a church, but in November of 2002, God changed things so that she could stay home and write full-time. It has been the desire of her heart for a long time. In Proverbs 37:4, it says, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” She believes that this blessing is a result of her delighting herself in Him, and she praises Him for the opportunity. She have been a professional writer with a free-lance writing and editing business since 1984. In that time, she has written curriculum for public schools, private schools, and three different denominations. For one company, I managed a writing team that produced a two-year American History course for at-risk students. One of her clients was a Christian comedian for whom she wrote several routines. An airline training company had her edit and design International business reports for them. Her first novel was published by Heartsong Presents in 1992. Since then Lena Nelson… Read more »

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