Mar 24
PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Letter To My Daughter by George Bishop

About the Book:Dear Elizabeth, It’s early morning and I’m sitting here wondering where you are, hoping you’re all right. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. She recounts her relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents’ disapproval, the fateful events that led to her being sent away to a strict Catholic boarding school, the personal tragedy brought upon her by the Vietnam War, and, finally, the meaning of the enigmatic tattoo below her right hip. Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop’s magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age. About the Author:… Read more »

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Mar 24
CFBA Tour Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

CFBA Tour Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Heart Of StoneZondervan (March 1, 2010) by Jill Marie Landis ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. In recent years, as market demands turned to tales of vampires, erotica, and hotter, sexier historical romances, Jill turned to writing Inspirational Western Romances for Steeple Hill Books. She truly feels back in the saddle again, working on stories that are a joy to write. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve. ABOUT THE BOOK Laura Foster, free from the bondage of an unspeakable childhood has struggled to make a new life for herself. Now the owner of an elegant boardinghouse in Glory, Texas, she is known as a wealthy, respectable widow. But Laura never forgets that she is always just one step ahead of her past. When Reverend Brand McCormick comes calling, Laura does all she can to discourage him as a suitor. She knows that if her past were discovered, Brand’s reputation would be ruined…. Read more »

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Mar 23
Tyndale House Publishers has an AWESOME giveaway going on now!

Tyndale House Publishers has an AWESOME giveaway going on now!

Hey ya’ll! Just want to give a shout out about this new giveaway that Tyndale House Publishers have going on RIGHT NOW!!!                                   The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway Visit www.facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation and click on the tab that says “Sweepstakes” Fill out a simple form, take a quick Bible clarity survey, invite your friends to join and you’ll be entered to win one of our exciting prizes. With each fan number milestone a new prize will be given away. Grand Prize Apple iPad 64G and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fifth milestoneRetail Value: $829.00 2nd Prize – Already awarded32G iPod Touch and a Life Application Study Bible Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fourth milestoneRetail Value: $300.00 3rd Prize – Will be awarded when fan count hits: 3500Kindle DX and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the third milestoneRetail Value: $489.00 4th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits: TBDApple iPad 16G and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the New Living Translation Fan Page hits the second milestoneRetail Value: $499.00 5th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits:… Read more »

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Mar 23
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

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: Robin Caroll and the book: Deliver Us From Evil B&H Academic (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Julie Gwinn of B&H Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Caroll has authored eight previous books including Bayou Justice and Melody of Murder. She gives back to the writing community as conference director for the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A proud southerner through and through, Robin lives with her husband and three daughters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages… Read more »

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Mar 23
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Carroll

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: Robin Caroll and the book: Deliver Us From Evil B&H Academic (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Julie Gwinn of B&H Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Caroll has authored eight previous books including Bayou Justice and Melody of Murder. She gives back to the writing community as conference director for the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A proud southerner through and through, Robin lives with her husband and three daughters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages… Read more »

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Mar 22
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

About the Book: Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith. About the Author: A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves serious stories with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Writer…Interrupted and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana,… Read more »

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Mar 22
PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

PUYB Blog Tour & Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

About the Book: Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith. About the Author: A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves serious stories with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Writer…Interrupted and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana,… Read more »

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Mar 22
LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

*Stay tuned…this post has a LitFuse Group contest for a chance to win one of 3 copies of this great book!*About the Book: The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers…in each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon. About the Author:Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children’s book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored… Read more »

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Mar 22
LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

LitFuse Publicity Group Blog Tour & Review : Song Bird Under A German by Tricia Goyer

*Stay tuned…this post has a LitFuse Group contest for a chance to win one of 3 copies of this great book!*About the Book: The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitler’s Germany. The first nights performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they’re housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty’s dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds’ hearts may find the answers…in each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon. About the Author:Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children’s book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored… Read more »

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Mar 21
Author Spotlight Interview and Giveaway: Amy Clipston

Author Spotlight Interview and Giveaway: Amy Clipston

Hi, ya’ll! I am so happy to have my dear friend and author, Amy Clipston, here with me today for a much needed interview! Welcome, Amy! Let me start off by asking you about your writing. How long have you been writing? AC:I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I joke my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school in New Jersey when I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. Writing has always been a stress reliever to me and came to me naturally. Is this something you always wanted to do? AC:I used to write for fun but didn’t consider pursuing getting published until approximately 2002 or so when I found Chesapeake Romance Writers, a local chapter of Romance Writers of America. I stumbled upon their website, attended a few meetings, met other writers, and realized I wanted to be a published author. I signed with an agent in 2005 and sold my Amish series in 2007. Who was your inspiration when you started writing? Why? AC:It was a hobby, so my early stories in elementary school and junior high were silly stories about other kids in school. I would make up stories… Read more »

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