Apr 08
Guest Post/Author Spotlight: Texas Roads’ Cathy Bryant

Guest Post/Author Spotlight: Texas Roads’ Cathy Bryant

Oh, I’m super excited today! Cathy Bryant, author of Texas Roads (I endorsed it!), is here with us today to post a guest post. Welcome, Cathy! Please take it away…… FINDING HOME By Cathy Bryant, © 2010 Have you ever noticed how some people seem born for the open road? Not me. I’m a put-down-roots kinda gal. Oh, I confess to enjoying a trip away from the daily routine from time to time, but I’m always eager to return home, always happy to turn into our driveway, always content in my own backyard. What is it about our hearts that longs for home? I believe there’s a home-sized hole in each of our hearts—a hole that can only be filled one way. But at one time I believed if I searched long enough and worked really hard to make it happen, I would find that magical place called home here on earth. The faith hall-of-fame in Hebrews 11 talks about this quest for home we all experience. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they… Read more »

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Apr 07
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

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: Sandra Byrd and the book: Asking for Trouble (London Confidential) Tyndale House Publishers (March 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Christy Wong of Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Best-selling author Sandra Byrd has published nearly three dozen books in the Christian market, including her latest series, French Twist, which includes the Christy Award finalist Let Them Eat Cake (WaterBrook Press, 2007) and its sequel, Bon Appétit (WaterBrook Press, 2008). Many of her acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books target the tween and young adult markets. She has… Read more »

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Apr 07
FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

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: Sandra Byrd and the book: Asking for Trouble (London Confidential) Tyndale House Publishers (March 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Christy Wong of Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Best-selling author Sandra Byrd has published nearly three dozen books in the Christian market, including her latest series, French Twist, which includes the Christy Award finalist Let Them Eat Cake (WaterBrook Press, 2007) and its sequel, Bon Appétit (WaterBrook Press, 2008). Many of her acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books target the tween and young adult markets. She has… Read more »

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Apr 07
LitFuse Blog Tour&Review: A Distant Melody:Wings of Glory bk. 1 by Sarah Sundin

LitFuse Blog Tour&Review: A Distant Melody:Wings of Glory bk. 1 by Sarah Sundin

About the Book: Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval–even marry a man she doesn’t love. Lt. Walter Novak–fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women–takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. About the Author:Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel. For more info please… Read more »

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Apr 07
LitFuse Blog Tour&Review: A Distant Melody:Wings of Glory bk. 1 by Sarah Sundin

LitFuse Blog Tour&Review: A Distant Melody:Wings of Glory bk. 1 by Sarah Sundin

About the Book: Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval–even marry a man she doesn’t love. Lt. Walter Novak–fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women–takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. About the Author:Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel. For more info please… Read more »

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Apr 06
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Disaster Status:Mercy Hospital series, Book 2 by Candace Calvert

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Disaster Status:Mercy Hospital series, Book 2 by Candace Calvert

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: Candace Calvert and the book: Disaster Status (Book #2 in Mercy Hospital series) Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Mavis Sanders of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the “other side of the stethoscope” after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and… Read more »

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Apr 06
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Disaster Status:Mercy Hospital series, Book 2 by Candace Calvert

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Disaster Status:Mercy Hospital series, Book 2 by Candace Calvert

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: Candace Calvert and the book: Disaster Status (Book #2 in Mercy Hospital series) Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Mavis Sanders of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the “other side of the stethoscope” after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and… Read more »

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Apr 06
CFRB Blog Tour : The Muse by Fred Warren

CFRB Blog Tour : The Muse by Fred Warren

The Muse by Fred Warren This month, CFRB presents The Muse by Fred Warren. About the Book: Stan Marino needs a muse. He’s written himself into a corner…again. A shot of inspiration is all he needs to finish his story …where is he going to find it? What Stan doesn’t know: Inspiration has found him. And it’s about to take over his life. Ripped from reality, he must lead a band of lost souls in a life-or-death battle with a merciless enemy. Stan has found his muse, but will he survive it? About the Author: Fred Warren hails from the merry old land of Kansas, and his short stories have appeared in a variety of online and print magazines, such as A Fly in Amber, Beyond Centauri, Every Day Fiction, Mindflights, and Residential Aliens. The Muse is his first novel. Visit the author’s website. Read the FREE first chapter. Watch the book trailer. Purchase The Muse from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.My Review coming soon! Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.

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Apr 05
CFBA Blog Tour & Review: Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

CFBA Blog Tour & Review: Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Sixteen Brides Bethany House (April 2010) by Stephanie Grace Whitson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls “playing with imaginary friends” (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four home schooled children Nebraska history. She was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie’s fiction titles have appeared on the ECPA bestseller list numerous times and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, was released in 2005. In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with two married children, two college students, and a high school senior, Stephanie enjoys motorcycle trips with her family and church friends. Her passionate interests in pioneer women’s history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture provide endless story-telling possibilities. ABOUT THE BOOK In 1872, sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to… Read more »

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Apr 05
CFBA Blog Tour & Review: Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

CFBA Blog Tour & Review: Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Sixteen Brides Bethany House (April 2010) by Stephanie Grace Whitson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls “playing with imaginary friends” (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four home schooled children Nebraska history. She was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie’s fiction titles have appeared on the ECPA bestseller list numerous times and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, was released in 2005. In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with two married children, two college students, and a high school senior, Stephanie enjoys motorcycle trips with her family and church friends. Her passionate interests in pioneer women’s history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture provide endless story-telling possibilities. ABOUT THE BOOK In 1872, sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to… Read more »

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