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Zora & Nicky by Claudia Mair Burney

Zora’s preacher daddy has been blessed with wealth thanks to his faithful congregation response to his prosperity teaching. A far cry from his childhood roots in a poor black community he wants Zora to know he provides her every need. Yet there is an emptiness in Zora’s heart that only one man can fill and despite attending church since birth, Zora can’t seem to find him.

Nicky Parker’s dad preaches the love of God and the supremacy of the white race all in one breath, while Nicky pursues a life of reckless relationships, satisfying his every desire without thought to

New from Zondervan and Michael Snyder in 2009

The man who brought us Russell Fink and his unusual dog is back next year with another story sure to engage and delight! I just love the cover (tentative) – great to see something out of the ordinary….good bristles, too 😉

Return Policy by Michael Snyder

In his second book, novelist Michael Snyder introduces us to three very unusual and distinct voices all torn by tragedy:

Willy Finneran, washed-up genre novelist with an espresso maker that just won’t die and a habit of avoiding conflict even if it means putting the truth on a sliding scale.

Ozena Webb, single …

Her Unlikely Family by Missy Tippens


Take responsibility for his orphaned niece, yes. Raise her himself, no.

A good boarding school was what the girl needed, not an uncle who was never home. But then Michael Throckmorton’s niece ran away. And the big-hearted, beautiful diner waitress who’d taken her in wasn’t letting her go so easily. Josie Miller had a few conditions for Michael. Oddly enough, he was willing to listen. Yet days later, why wasn’t he hauling the teen back to school and himself back to the city?

Could it be that an unlikely family was forming?

My take:~

Winning a copy of Missy

CFBA Blog Tour of Dogwood by Chris Fabry

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Tyndale House Publishers – July 9, 2008)


Chris Fabry


Chris Fabry has a variety of titles to his credit including At the Corner of Mundane and Grace, Spiritually Correct Bedtime Stories, Away with the Manger, The H.I.M. Book, and The 77 Habits of Highly Effective Christians. His latest work is a collaboration with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye.

Chris has recently completed the final book in the Left Behind The Kids series, available Fall 2004. Readers of all ages have followed the lives of

Book Trailer for Robin Lee Hatcher’s When Love Blooms

Robin Lee Hatcher’s When Love Blooms now has its own trailer.

Releasing December, 2008 from Zondervan ~ enjoy :)

Book Cub with Karen Ball and What Lies Within

My book club met on Friday night to chat about Karen Ball’s What Lies Within, the concluding story of her Family Honor Series.

At a comfortable 9.30pm for us Aussies, we called Karen at the unpleasant hour of 4.30am to talk with her about her book, editing, the publishing industry and her life! What a joy and privilege it was :) We decided she must be a little crazy, given she was so willing to get up at that hour to talk to us!

Karen is a compassionate and funny lady, whose love for her family, her passion for