Leah is a child from away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.
Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.
Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.
While the town bickers over what to do …
Meet an artisan bread maker in
Stones for Bread
A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity.
Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread. From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft.
But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits Liesl’s recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour—a single father with strange culinary habits—seems determined to win Liesl’s affection.
When Wild Rise is featured on television, …
Barbour Publishing Launches 13-Part Digital Serial Series
Uhrichsville, OH – Riding on the tails of the hugely successful Discovery Saga serial novel by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour Publishing is setting its sights on the next big serial success. But this time, the focus will be on a digital-only debut.
Starting December 28, Barbour will be launching a brand-new direct to digital series entitled Hidden Falls from its new digital episode imprint, Shiloh Run Studios. The 13-episode series penned by award-winning author Olivia Newport will be available in e-book and audiobook formats. The serial series will read like a television series where each new title is considered an episode that ends with a cliffhanger that will leave readers wanting more. To kick-start Hidden Falls’ release, a nationwide social media campaign and giveaway aimed at generating buzz for the new digital series will run in association with each episode released in …
Sorry to have dropped off the face of the earth for the past week. I’ve been a little preoccupied with an early Christmas present that my husband and I picked up last Thursday and introduced to our girls.
Meet Sherlock, our beautiful black labrador, aged 9 weeks. He has a lovely temperament so far but we’ve had our moments with yapping and whining which I’m hoping the neighbours don’t get too bothered by
And here are the names of some outstanding winners, thanks to random.org:
A Talent for Trouble ~ Pat T
Paige Rewritten ~ Jessica C
Traces of Mercy ~ Lisa W
An Elegant Solution ~ Mary Z
We will be back to usual programming shortly…..…
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She’s changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.
She’s never said a word–to the cops, to her doctors, to family–about those four years.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn’t find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.
Bryce Bishop doesn’t know her …
Meet an athlete in
Dear Mr Knightley
Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger.
Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.
But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
As Sam’s dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters …