Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren & Giveaway

Emma Browning has deterred men for years from acting on their interest in her with mild scorn and asserting her fierce independence. Content with managing her boardinghouse and distancing herself from her disreputable father, no one has come close to breaching her defenses, until a childhood friend returns to Little Hickman and is not easily dissuaded.

Fresh from his theological training, Jon Atkins takes up the pastorate at Little Hickman, and his friendly and compassionate ways endear him to the small community. Jon’s genuine ways and practical approach to those in need being to break down Emma’s skepticism about Jon’s intentions and the God he follows. Jon soon discovers that But it will take more than a charming smile and faithful friendship to change Emma’s mind about faith and family.

I have been anticipating Jon and Emma’s story since Sharlene MacLaren first introduced them in Loving Liza Jane, the first in the Little Hickman Creek series. Emma is such an appealing character, protective of her lonely heart yet reaching out to her rough around the edges boarders. In Jon and Emma, Sharlene illustrates the different outcomes of a broken childhood, when God’s healing is embraced and when it is not. Courting Emma is a charming historical romance which provides a wonderful romantic escape and a gentle reminder of the healing power of God’s grace and forgiveness.

Available now from Whitaker House.

Read my reviews of Sharlene’s other Little Hickman books and our interview:~

Loving Liza Jane

Sarah, My Beloved


As an added bonus, publisher Whitaker House, is kindly offering two copies of this lovely story to give away. This time it’s easy – leave a comment before midnight Sunday 13th April and you will be entered into the draw. Be sure to leave an email or blog addy so I can contact you if you win. Open to ALL my readers!

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27 Responses to Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren & Giveaway

  1. This sounds like a really good book.Please enter me.itsmyemail (at)

  2. it’s rare when you offer a book to all readers and i don’t already own it lol. please enter me!

  3. please enter me

  4. Please enter me too ~ I loved Sarah, My Beloved…can’t wait to read some more!

  5. Out of all the books you have had as give-aways on this site, this is the one (so far) that I’d like to win the most! I enjoyed the first two books immensely and have been looking forward to reading Courting Emma! Please enter me in.

  6. What a beautiful looking book. I love historical romance books. I would like to read about how she reconciles her childhood and her faith. Please enter me in your drawing for this delightful book. Thanks,Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  7. Looking forward to reading this as loveld the others. Thanks as always Rel

  8. Sounds great!

  9. please enter me

  10. After reading the description and your comments, I know I would enjoy this book. And the cover just draws me in. Thank you for the opportunity!cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  11. Sounds like an amazing book–please enter me!

  12. Please enter me in your contest.mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

  13. I loved Sarah My Beloved and can’t wait to read the other 2 books in the series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I’m interested in entering! Thank you for hosting the giveaway :)

  15. this looks really good! I’ll have to check out her other books

  16. Please enter me in the drawing too. Thanks!Ginnie

  17. Thanks for the info and the chance to win! Please include me :)f dot chen at comcast dot net

  18. Please enter me thanks Rel :)jojo_777 (at)

  19. I’ve read the first two and have been eagerly awaiting the last one. I would love to win it, thanks for the chance!

  20. this book looks so good!and i’ve never won a book before… so please enter me :-)

  21. I love historical series. Please enter me, and thank you for opening this to all your readers.gavinpillay at gmail dot com

  22. Enjoyed the review please enter me, Louise Veenstra

  23. Ooh! This is one I am very interested in. Please enter me in the

  24. I’d love to win this book and read as much as you do πŸ˜‰ Thanks, Robin

  25. Dear, Sweet Rel — and EVERYONE else who’s been kind enough to stop by and read Rel’s review of Courting Emma, let me just say THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!I absolutely LOVE to write and was even now sitting at my computer finishing up the first book in my next series when Rel’s lovely email came along to interrupt my work. Yea! I love these kinds of interruptions.I pray God’s richest blessings on your lives!Love to all!Shar

  26. I did not read your review ’cause I don’t know if it contains “spoilers” LOL. I just finished Loving Liza Jane and am starting Sarah, My Beloved. Of course, will finish with Courting Emma!

  27. Hi ‘Nise – you won’t find any spoilers in my reviews so don’t fear. At least never intentionally!! Thanks for dropping by :)

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