Category: Book Spotlights

Apr 23
CFBA Tour: The Amish Groom by Mindy Starns Clark & Susan Meissner

CFBA Tour: The Amish Groom by Mindy Starns Clark & Susan Meissner

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Amish GroomHarvest House Publishers (April 1, 2014)byMindy Starns Clark and Susan MeissnerABOUT THE AUTHORS: Mindy Starns Clark Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of the inspirational Million Dollar Mysteries, the Smart Chick Mysteries, and three standalone mysteries, as well as the nonfiction books The House That Cleans Itself and A Pocket Guide to Amish Life. Her novels include A Penny for Your Thoughts, Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels, A Dime a Dozen, A Quarter for a Kiss, The Buck Stops Here, The Trouble with Tulip, Blind Dates Can Be Murder, Elementary, My Dear Watkins, Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, and Under the Cajun Moon, plus other books! Mindy is also the author of numerous plays and musicals which have been performed all over the United States. She has written textbooks, articles, short stories, and more than 75 computer software manuals. A former singer and stand-up comedian, Mindy lives with her husband and two teenage daughters near Valley Forge, PA. She enjoys speaking to churches, civic groups, and libraries across the country. Her unique blend of humor and insight make her an audience favorite. Susan Meissner is a multi-published author,… Read more »

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Apr 21
CFBA Tour: A Promise In Pieces by Emily T. Wierenga

CFBA Tour: A Promise In Pieces by Emily T. Wierenga

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA Promise in PiecesAbingdon Press (April 15, 2014)byEmily T. WierengaABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Word from the Author: I’m Emily, and I’m honored and humbled to meet you, friend. We’re all stumbling along on this journey and you can approach me about anything okay? I’m an open book, with dog-eared pages and a worn cover. I’m mama to two boys, ages two and four, and married to a farm-boy-turned-math-teacher. We live in a small Dutch hamlet with three churches, one Co-Op and no stop lights. There are a lot of fields out here, there’s a lot of space and sky for breathing and running and writing. We foster two boys in addition to our own two, and before I had kids, I took care of my Mum who had brain cancer. She fought back and has recovered, all glory to God, and my pastor-father still holds her hand while they go for daily walks. I battled anorexia nervosa as a child, and then again as a newly married woman, and I write a lot about body image now and have a passion for women to learn to love themselves. My husband and I have battled… Read more »

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Apr 14
CLP Blog Tour Excerpt:The New Ever After by Julie Farley

CLP Blog Tour Excerpt:The New Ever After by Julie Farley

Excerpt After hemming and hawing about the trip for days, Heather finally woke up on Saturday excited to go on the mysterious honeymoon with Peter. No matter what Victoria said, it was a well-deserved trip. The last time she went on an adult vacation for a week was to Paris the year before Hayes was born. The prospect was exciting, even though she was filled with guilt and would miss the kids. She knew that Donna and Phil had wanted to take the big kids for a week to the beach ever since Hank had passed away. They were excited about being able to take them now. Jenny and Janie were going to alternate mornings at the house to give Heather’s mom a little break. All of the plans were finalized. All five kids were taken care of. She was almost done packing the big guys and still had grocery shopping to do for the necessary supplies for her mom and the twins. Heather also had to get herself ready. Peter had insisted on packing her clothes, but she was determined to throw a few things in just in case she didn’t like his choices. Heather got up and ran… Read more »

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Apr 10
Guest Post: Miss Mabel’s School For Girls’ Katie Cross + GIVEAWAY!!!

Guest Post: Miss Mabel’s School For Girls’ Katie Cross + GIVEAWAY!!!

So, I’m super, super excited! Why, you ask? Because. I am not ashamed to admit that I shamelessly begged Ms. Cross for a review copy of her awesome sounding book, Miss Mabel’s School For Girls, the first in her Network Series. And, guess what? She agreed! *happy dancing* And, guess what else? She agreed to be featured here today with a post she wrote special for y’all. Oh, and the best part? She’s closer to me than you could imagine….I think that is just superbly awesomesauciness! *Big Grin* So, I’m turning the floor….err….page….over to Ms. Cross. Happy Reading! What Miss Mabel’s School For Girls….Isn’t By Katie Cross Like every other twelve-year-old girl, I used to count down the days until the latest romcom’s came out. Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes, Kate Winslet — love, love, love! Who doesn’t want to be swept away in the arms of love with her prince that happens to have an adorable Scottish burr and rippling pectorals? Raises hand. Me, actually.  When it comes to books (and movies since now that I’m older than 13) I’ll pass on the goopy romance, thanks. I like stories with reality and meat. I like girls that have heart and… Read more »

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Mar 31
CLP Blog Tour Excerpt Spotlight: Paper Phoenix by Michaela Thompson

CLP Blog Tour Excerpt Spotlight: Paper Phoenix by Michaela Thompson

Excerpt Two I didn’t let myself think about it any longer, as if I had looked straight at the sun and didn’t want to look again. I followed the rest of my daily routine carefully. Because I was still a little ahead of time, the evening pill had made me sleepy enough that I could reasonably switch off the television before the eleven-o’clock news, thus avoiding possible reminders of Larry’s fate. I moved through the next day like the zombie I was. It wasn’t until slightly more than twenty-four hours after I had first read it that I walked back out on the sun porch and saw the previous day’s paper, turned to Larry’s obituary, lying beside my chair. I was overwhelmed by a rage so intense that I had to sit down before my knees gave way. Larry and I had been in the same boat, hadn’t we? Both of us had given Richard Longstreet a pain in the ass, and look at us now. Giving Richard a pain in the ass was obviously hazardous to your health, if not dangerous to your life. In that bright burst of hatred I never doubted that Richard had somehow maneuvered Larry… Read more »

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Mar 28
CFBA Blog Tour Spotlight: Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

CFBA Blog Tour Spotlight: Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingMaybelle In StitchesAbingdon Press (March 18, 2014)byJoyce MagninABOUT THE AUTHOR: A word from the Author: I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student–he’s a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me. I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride. One of my life’s desires is to meet Amy Grant so… Read more »

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Mar 27
PUYB Book Blast: Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy

PUYB Book Blast: Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy

Book Blurb She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her. He knows she’s perfect for a man like him. From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it. Given an ultimatum after she got caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on when she gets there is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold. By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by… Read more »

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Mar 25
Tribute Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Tribute Books Blog Tour Spotlight: Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Title: Chasing Prophecy Author: James Moser Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Thriller Ebook available at: Kindle | Smashwords   Book Description: Mo is a shy teen who is just trying to survive high school. He has secretly fallen in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. Chasing Prophecy is a contemporary coming of age story that is heartwarming, suspenseful, and beautifully written. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams. Kirkus Reviews: “A stellar read for teens and adults, full of hilarious growing pains, tenderness and a few surprises. Moser’s debut is an unflinching young-adult novel that sees a group of friends tested by bigotry and the illegal machinations of a religious cult. The author serves up an irresistibly wisecracking narrator in Mo Kirkland. Every page ripples with a controlled cleverness. There’s also a rawness to this tale similar to that which many teens face in the real world. Moser can wax rhapsodic about young love, but he shows that he… Read more »

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