Cover Reveal: Mid 2018 releases from Bethany House Melissa Tagg: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway) Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (with giveaway) Kara Isaac: The Writer & Her Book (with giveaway)

Maggie Brendan: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)

Chatting with tMaggie Brendan 2017he lovely Maggie Brendan today about Fall, Little Women, and a dressmaker. My apologies to Maggie as this post was scheduled a few months ago and it slipped my mind. Enjoy this belated, but no less worthy, chat with Maggie. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of Trusting Grace!

The Writer

Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)

Ok, it’s hard for me to describe myself so I asked my best friend. She told me I’m compassionate, refined (as by fire), …

Character Spotlight: Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry’s Mia & Race (with a giveaway)

Ghost HeartMeet a physician and a pilot in

Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry’s

romantic suspense

Ghost Heart

Harris-Gentry Suspense

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The Story

A brilliant transplant surgeon. A rogue organ broker. A ghost child.
And the legend that could destroy them all.

A brutal murder convinces surgeon Mia Kendall there’s more than she imagined to the mysterious spike in heart transplant rejections. Determined to find answers before she loses another patient, Mia gets sucked into a dangerous international medical web. With time running out for her youngest transplant recipient, Mia is forced to partner with a disillusioned ex-military pilot who flies brokered

The Reading Habits of Melody Carlson (with a giveaway)

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of

Melody Carlson

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Are you a re-reader? Why, or why not? And if you are, what are some of the books you have read over and over?

I always imagine that I will re-read some of my favorite books, but the truth is I never have. My only excuse is that there are so many new books to read that I feel I can never catch up. But someday I plan to re-read some of my favorite books (on my bookshelf) and I honestly think it would be educational for me as a writer. I’d like …

The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

THe Carpenter's DaughterSynopsis:~

One word can change a life.

Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity. 

Enter handsome and easygoing Jesse Chapman, the roofer she meets on her first foray into volunteer work for

Character Spotlight: Ann H. Gabhart’s Francine & Ben (with a giveaway)

These Healing HillsMeet a nurse & a former soldier in

Ann H. Gabhart’s

historical romance

These Healing Hills

Revell

*****

The Story

Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII’s end writes to tell her he’s in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist

2017 Christy Award Finalists

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The 2017 Christy Award finalists have been announced! I’m always fascinated to see the finalists ~ many I expect, some are surprises, and this time around there’s two I haven’t heard of before. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the nominees and how many of them you have read. With 27 finalists across 9 categories there’s plenty of choice if you want to use the finalists as a reading list! It’s been a slow reading year for me, so I’ve only read 12 of these novels but I’m hoping to catch up on some of them soon. It’s wonderful