Author Alert: Dorothy Adamek & an influencing opportunity Author Alert: Rachel McMillan Embers by Ronie Kendig Character Spotlight: Dina Sleiman’s Gwendolyn & Allen with a giveaway

Tracy and CFOM!

I feel like a proud mama!

As you know, my dear friend, Tracy from Beyond My Picket Fence, is graciously and skilfully assisting me by reviewing some of the books in my overwhelming TBR. Her recent review of The Moon in the Mango Tree has been selected by CFOM as one of the best women’s fiction reviews of the month!

Check it out here :)

Congratulations, Tracy!

Drop by her blog for other lovely things like delicious recipes, weekly menus, craft updates and general wisdom!

Character Spotlight ~ Nicole Baart’s Julia De Smit

And today the spotlight shines on…………………………………………………..Julia De Smit

If you haven’t read Nicole Baart’s beautiful stories, you are truly missing out! Nicole writes evocatively and poetically. Hope this spotlight inspires you to pick up her books and soak them in!

Over to Nicole and Julia:~


Julia is a sort of “every-woman.” She’s medium height, slender but not skinny, and pretty but not beautiful. Julia thinks she’s very plain,

but don’t most women feel that way about themselves? Her hazel eyes, dark waves, and perfect skin are lovely. Since she’s only nineteen, she has that in

FIRST Day Blog Tour of Forsaken by James David Jordan

It is time for the FIRST Blog Tour! On the FIRST day of every month we feature an author and his/her latest book’s FIRST chapter!

The feature author is:

and his book:


B&H Fiction (October 1, 2008)


James David Jordan is a business litigation attorney with the prominent Texas law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. From 1998 through 2005, he served as the firm’s Chairman and CEO. The Dallas Business Journal has named him one of the most influential leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth legal community and one of the

Character Spotlight ~ Christa Bannister’s Sydney Alexander & signed giveaway!

Today the spotlight shines on………………………………………..Sydney Alexander

Christa Ann Banister has created one of the most engaging and smile-inducing characters in Sydney Alexander in her debut novel and its sequel. I have a sneaking suspicion that Christa has those same characteristics in spades!

Check out Christa’s take on Sydney:~

Physical Description

With her dark brown eyes, decidedly old-school, slightly bushy eyebrows and style that can be both cutting edge and laidback, she’s a modern-day Audrey Hepburn with shades of Jennifer Garner.

Rel:~ How cool that I stumbled upon! This is Audrey and Jennifer morphed together

Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver ~ Blog Tour

What is it about?

When Abe and Annie step off the train in Jefferson, Texas, the entire town seems to stop and indulge itself in the vision of Annie’s beauty, particularly the men. Bertha Biddie decides then and there that she must befriend Annie and learn her secret to wooing men’s hearts in order to turn the heart of one Thaddeus Bloom for herself. What Bertha doesn’t realise is that Thad’s heart is already set on her, but for some reason holds himself back.

Henry and Sarah King work hard to eke out a simple existence for themselves. Despite

CFBA Blog Tour of An Irishwoman’s Tale by Patti Lacy

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

An Irishwomans’ Tale

Kregel Publications (July 8, 2008)


Patti Lacy


Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a B.S. in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She has two grown children with her husband, Alan, and lives in Illinois.


Far away from her Irish home, Mary Freeman begins to adapt to life in Midwest America, but family turmoil and her own haunting memories threaten to ruin her future.