Month: June 2010

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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Jun 17
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus

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: Kaye Dacus and the book: Ransome’s Crossing (The Ransome Trilogy) Harvest House Publishers (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karri James of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaye Dacus, author of Ransome’s Honor has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in history, and a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction. Her love of the Regency era started with Jane Austen. Her passion for literature and for history come together to shape her creative, well-researched, and engaging writing. Visit the author’s website…. Read more »

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Jun 17
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus

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: Kaye Dacus and the book: Ransome’s Crossing (The Ransome Trilogy) Harvest House Publishers (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karri James of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaye Dacus, author of Ransome’s Honor has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in history, and a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction. Her love of the Regency era started with Jane Austen. Her passion for literature and for history come together to shape her creative, well-researched, and engaging writing. Visit the author’s website…. Read more »

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Jun 17
[Book Review] Montana Rose (Montana Marriages, bk 1) by Mary Connealy

[Book Review] Montana Rose (Montana Marriages, bk 1) by Mary Connealy

About the Book:Fire up your love of romance with Montana Rose, where Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, is widowed one day and wedded the next. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie’s being hitched to a brutal rancher. But can this “china doll” bear exchanging smooth silk for coarse calico? Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie’s heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own? About the Author:Mary Connealy is an author, journalist, and teacher. She lives on a Nebraska farm with her husband, Ivan, and has four mostly grown daughters. If you hunt hard enough, you can find Mary on the Internet like a middle-aged, female “Where’s Waldo” at www.maryconnealy.com .   My Review:Mary Connealy brings us Montana Rose, book 1 in the Montana Marriages series and let me tell you, I didn’t know whether or not to laugh or cry, so I did both! Mary’s talent is blessedly amazing. She uses humor, heartache, sweet characters and God’s wonderful love to create an… Read more »

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Jun 17
[Book Review] Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus

[Book Review] Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus

About the Book:Once Youthful Sweethearts—Can Their Love Be Renewed? When young Julia Witherington doesn’t receive the proposal for marriage she expects from William Ransome, she determines to never forgive him. They go their separate ways—she returns to her family’s Caribbean plantation, and he returns to the Royal Navy. Now, twelve years later, Julia is about to receive a substantial inheritance, including her beloved plantation. When unscrupulous relatives try to gain the inheritance by forcing her into a marriage, she turns to the only eligible man to whom her father, Admiral Sir Edward Witherington, will not object—his most trusted captain and the man who broke Julia’s heart, William Ransome. Julia offers William her thirty-thousand-pound dowry to feign marriage for one year, but then something she never imagined happens: She starts to fall in love with him again. Can two people overcome their hurt, reconcile their conflicting desires, and find a way to be happy together? Duty and honor, faith and love are intertwined in this intriguing tale from the Regency era. About the Author: Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances with Barbour Publishing and Harvest House Publishers. She holds… Read more »

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Jun 16
[CFBA Tour&Review] A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

[CFBA Tour&Review] A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing A Tailor-Made Bride Bethany House (June 1, 2010) by Karen Witemeyer ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Witemeyer is a deacon’s wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul. After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid-to-late 1800s. In January, 2009, Karen signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers for three inspirational historical romance novels, and she is thrilled to announce that her first book, A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE has released this… Read more »

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Jun 16
[CFBA Tour&Review] A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

[CFBA Tour&Review] A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing A Tailor-Made Bride Bethany House (June 1, 2010) by Karen Witemeyer ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Witemeyer is a deacon’s wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul. After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid-to-late 1800s. In January, 2009, Karen signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers for three inspirational historical romance novels, and she is thrilled to announce that her first book, A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE has released this… Read more »

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Jun 16
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Fatal Loyalty by Sue Duffy

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Fatal Loyalty by Sue Duffy

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: Sue Duffy and the book: Fatal Loyalty Kregel Publications (April 23, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cat Hoort of Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. Her first novel Mortal Wounds was published in 2001 and she has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Kregel Publications (April… Read more »

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Jun 16
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Fatal Loyalty by Sue Duffy

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Fatal Loyalty by Sue Duffy

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: Sue Duffy and the book: Fatal Loyalty Kregel Publications (April 23, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cat Hoort of Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. Her first novel Mortal Wounds was published in 2001 and she has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Kregel Publications (April… Read more »

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Jun 15
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

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: Cara Lynn James and the book: Love on a Dime Thomas Nelson (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Katie Bond of Thomas Nelson for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cara Lynn James is a debut writer who has received numerous contest awards from Romance Writers of America chapters and the American Christian Fiction Writers. She resides in northwest Florida with her husband Jim. They have two grown children, Justin and Alicia; a grandson, Damian; and Papillion named Sparky. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99 Paperback: 320… Read more »

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