Character Spotlight: Just One Summer’s Joss, Sydney, Lennon, & Owen…with a giveaway Character Spotlight: Lori Benton’s Anna & Two Hawks with a giveaway Author Alert: Pepper Basham Character Spotlight: Allison Pittman’s Nola & Russ…with a giveaway

Cover Art Reveal: Coming in early 2016 from Bethany House

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Bethany House 2016 covers are now live! I’m coming off a three day migraine so my brain is not really working at any optimum level so I’m going to leave most of the comments to you.

While I’m not a huge fan of faces on covers, the girl on Susan Anne Mason’s book is captivating – those eyes! I love that Jody’s cover features Jody’s own photo of the lighthouse, taken while she was on a research trip, and Julianna’s is another fabulous cover reflecting both the era and genre of her story.

Love that Dani’s features the male lead …

Announcing the 2015 INSPY AWARD WINNERS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2015 INSPY Awards Winners Announced

June 28, 2015—The INSPY Advisory Board is pleased to announce today that the following books have been awarded INSPYs in their categories. Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, The Inspy Awards — http://inspys.com — was created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith. The 2015 awards season covers books published from January 1st 2014 and December 31st, 2014.

Debut Novel

Miracle in the Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas (Bethany House)

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Character Spotlight: Becky Wade’s Jake & Lyndie with a giveaway

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Meet a horse trainer and an exercise rider in

Becky Wade’s

contemporary romance

A Love Like Ours

Bethany House

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The Story

Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking

Carla Laureano: Discover more…and a giveaway

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Carla Laureano

and her contemporary romance

London Tides

David C. Cook

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A book character that sticks in my mind is…

Jane, from Jane Eyre. She was one of the few female characters in English literature who wasn’t a victim of her circumstances and whose refusal to compromise was rewarded—the first true feminist heroine.

I’m completely immersed in their storytelling, whenever I read a book by…

Tamara Leigh. It doesn’t matter what she writes—contemporary, historical, time-travel—it always turns into a marathon reading session until I’m finished.

The first person who encouraged me to pursue my writing

Justified by Varina Denman

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In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for grace while the local football coach treats her with gentle respect.

Justified perfectly captures the rhythm and romance of life in a small town, telling the unforgettable story of a woman searching for renewal, a man looking beyond what others see, and a community torn between judgment and love. It is the unforgettable story of broken dreams, second chances, and relentless hope.

My take:~

In my years of reading, I seem to have acquired …

Character Spotlight: Sandra Orchard’s Kate & Tom with a giveaway

Desperate MeasuresMeet Kate & Tom in

Sandra Orchard’s

romantic suspense

Desperate Measures

Revell Books

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The Story

Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father.

Kate will risk anything to find the truth–even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.

Introducing Kate & Tom

Brief physical description

KATE ADAMS is an …