Thursday, April 28, 2016

Williams, Middle Grade Novel


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JUST CLAIRE by Jean Ann Williams


Jean Ann Williams enjoys recalling her interesting
childhood to gather nuggets for children's stories. She has published one hundred articles and stories for children and adult magazines, with true accounts in eight book anthologies. Just Claire is Jean Ann's debut novel. In Jean Ann's free time she enjoys hiking in the mountains, archery hunting, and caring for her chickens and goats on the farm.

If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would have dinner with my son, Joshua. Joshua passed away eleven years ago at the age of twenty-five, and I still miss him with my whole heart.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I had such an imagination by the age of five that I truly believed I had a little man in my pocket and I would feed him crusts of bread at the dinner table.


I’m dyslectic, so it hindered me in my ability to read until I was in fourth grade.


It took me twenty years from idea to publication of this first novel Just Claire.


What is your favorite Bible verse?
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil 4:13, KJV


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell others about my book and give a book review.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Just Claire.
ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge
of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she'll catch her illness like a cold or flu that hangs on through winter. ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to reinvent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.

With her deception, ClaireLee weaves her way into the Lavender Girls Club, the most sophisticated girls in school. Though her best friend Belinda will not be caught with the likes of such shallow puddles, ClaireLee ignores Belinda’s warnings the Lavenders cannot be trusted. ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night at the yearly school awards ceremony. The spotlight is on her, and she finds her courage and faces the truth and then ClaireLee saves her mother’s life.


Where can readers find you online? 

Blog
Twitter 
Facebook
Email: Jeanann_wATyahooDOTcom

Where can readers purchase Just Claire?
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo


Any parting comment?
Click Amazon to read sample chapters of Just Claire.


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What is your favorite genre?


Jean, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter will win an eBook copy of Just Claire that Jean Ann has offered for a giveaway. Commenters, please remember to leave your email address!

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Unbalanced by Leeann Betts is Ann. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



Thanks for reading my blog! Recently released book 3 in the West Virginia Mountains series is titled Promise Me. Available in print and eBook at Amazon!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Leeann Betts, Contemporary Suspense


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UNBALANCED by Leeann Betts

Leeann Betts writes contemporary suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical suspense. No Accounting for Murder and There Was a Crooked Man, books 1 and 2 in her By the Numbers series, released in the fall of 2015.  Book 3, Unbalanced, released in January. Book 4, Five and Twenty Blackbirds, released this month, with more planned for later dates. Leeann and Donna have penned a book on writing, Nuggets of Writing Gold. You can follow Leeann at www.AllBettsAreOff.wordpress.com and Donna at www.HiStoryThruTheAges.wordpress.com. All books are available at Amazon.com in digital and print.

Welcome, Leeann. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
As a pen name, I love nail polish, and often paint my nails in different colors. If I could reach my toes and keep my hand steady, I’d do the same with my toenails. As it is, I pine for a pedicure.

Also as a pen name, I am quick with the comebacks, always on point, and sharp as a razor blade.

Describe yourself with three words.
I’m going to let my real life persona, Donna Schlachter, do that, because she does it so well: Leeann is cute, perky, and all the things I’m not.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love almost everything about writing except editing. However, I think the thing I enjoy the most is coming up with the idea and asking the What If? Questions.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Unbalanced.
Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, is happily planning her son’s wedding, when she sees a bank robbery that nobody else saw. Soon the story ends up on the local and then the national news, mocking her report and calling her credibility into question. When her husband’s long-lost brother shows up and then quickly disappears, leaving his young son behind, Carly has her hands full. And when somebody seems intent on making certain the wedding doesn’t happen, she jumps in to all three mysteries. Can she figure out what’s going on before she loses all ability to testify at a big upcoming court case?

Where can readers find you online?
Blog
Website
Facebook personal page
Facebook author page
Twitter

Starting in May 2016, I’ll be sending out a quarterly newsletter with a devotional, writing tips, book review, and news on upcoming releases. If you’d like to be added to that newsletter list, please visit my website and subscribe.

Where can readers purchase Unbalanced?
Amazon

Leeann, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this post will win a print or eBook copy of Unbalanced--the winner can choose. IF YOU COMMENT, PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. by James Samuel Davis and Susan Page Davis is rubynreba, I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


Thanks for reading my blog! Book 3 in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me and is available at Amazon. Also, a boxed set of the complete series in eBook is available at Amazon.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Davis Historical Novel


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THE SEAFARING WOMEN OF THE VERA B.
by
 James Samuel Davis and Susan Page Davis



James Samuel Davis is a writer who has traveled in Australia, China, Micronesia, and Alaska. He resides in rural Travelers Rest, S.C., with his wife and seven children.

 

Susan Page Davis, James’s mom, is the author of more than sixty Christian novels and novellas. Her historical novels have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest.


Welcome, Jim and Susan. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
Susan: I was born on Memorial Day (the REAL one, not the moveable Monday holiday); and I once gave a less-than-memorable performance in The Mouse that Roared. I’ll tell one on Jim, my son and co-author: while he was in Australia on an agricultural exchange, he was herding cows on a motorcycle and wound up with a broken leg.


What is your favorite Bible verse?
"For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death." Ps. 48:14, KJV.


What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love the planning stage and the research. It’s always exciting to dream up a new project, and I love brainstorming the plot.


The hardest part for me, when writing a historical, is trying to get everything right, or at least “not wrong.” This book was a research challenge, since it covers a wide range of settings and lots of activity I’m not expert at—sailing, antique firearms, the politics of the seas in the Nineteenth Century, and so much more.


What can your readers expect from you next?
Jim and I are planning book 2 in this series. Meanwhile, I am writing a western called My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains, to release next spring. My most recent releases are Heart of a Cowboy and The Cowboy’s Bride.


Please tell us a little about your novel.
Our book is The Seafaring Women of the Vera B., set in 1854.


Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened when her husband, the ship’s captain, dies in Melbourne, Australia. Then she learns the crew has deserted her husband’s ship in favor of the goldfields. Only one old man, Gypsy Deak, sticks by her, but Gypsy alone can’t raise a crew from the depleted population. In desperation, Alice turns to the only source of plentiful workers: the women of Melbourne. In a bold move, she and Gypsy empty a brothel, promising the escaped women a new life. Her all-woman (save one) crew put their backs and hearts into the voyage, but Alice finds training her sailors much harder than she expected. Her faith is tested to the limit. With a cargo to sell, angry brothel and tavern owners in pursuit, pirates to evade, and a mysterious stowaway, will the seafaring women of the Vera B. survive to tell the tale of this daring adventure?


Where can readers find you online?
Find us at:
Website
Twitter: @SusanPageDavis
Susan’s Facebook
Jim’s page


Where can readers purchase The Seafaring Women of the Vera B.?
Buy the paperback from Amazon
Createspace store
Kindle e-book
Nook e-book
Kobo e-book


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
I love May—in my native state of Maine, it’s about as far from winter as you can get. What is your favorite month and why?

Thank you, Jim and Susan for visiting with us. I'll choose a winner from commenters to this post who will receive their choice of a paperback or eBook copy of
The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. that Jim and Susan have offered. Print copy restricted to U.S. mailing address. Don't forget to leave your email address with your comment!



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Amish Firefighter by Laura Hilton is Tammie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



Just Released!


Promise Me
Book 3, West Virginia Mountains series
Available at Amazon

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Laura Hilton, Amish novel


Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 12, 2016 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post.


THE AMISH FIREFIGHTER
by Laura Hilton

Award-winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband,
Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor's wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), Promised to Another, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love, Awakened Love, A White Christmas in Webster CountyThe Snow Globe, The Postcard, The Birdhouse, Swept Away, Christmas Mittens, and The Amish Firefighter.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a professional book reviewer, and blogs for “Putting on the New” and “Seriously Write."


Welcome, Laura. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My mom. I’d like to ask her questions about things I don’t remember and ask her advice about things. I really miss her.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have so many favorite Bible verses, it is hard to pick just one. But for today, the one that is coming to my mind is “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

What can your readers expect from you next?
The Amish Firefighter is releasing in May and it will be followed by three more Amish books. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Review on your favorite online retail sites, tell your friends, libraries, book clubs, and others about it. Word of mouth is the best way to support an author.
 
Please tell us a little about your novel, The Amish Firefighter.
Can they overcome their past?

Abigail Stutzman’s life is about to change – whether she wants it to or not. Her mamm is getting remarried to a widower with a large family. Abigail is sent to live with her aenti and onkle in Jamesport because she and her new step-brother had dated and their parents anticipate problems. (Her step-brother is needed on the farm.) Abigail launches a full-scale plan to return home to her family—and Mark—when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Abigail and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble, her punishment includes helping a collection of crazy old maids with housekeeping. In the midst of her atonement, Abigail uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Abigail must decide if she’ll continue her messed-up legacy or embrace a new beginning with the man who’s stolen her heart.

Sam Miller has trouble of his own. When Sam and his close friend Ezra Weiss are in a drug/alcohol-related car accident in Pennsylvania, Ezra is killed. Though Sam survives, he is deeply affected by the tragedy and vows to help other victims. Now a new Christian, Sam is a volunteer firefighter and a college student working to earn his EMT and paramedic license. But Sam has a past. When it comes time to confess his crimes, he finds that the truth may set him free—but it might also land him in some uncomfortably hot water. Will Sam and Abigail be able to find a future together? 

Where can readers find you online?
Her Amazon author page
Visit her blogs here and here
Twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase The Amish Firefighter?
Amazon
CBD
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What is your favorite springtime activity?

Thank you, Laura, for visiting with us. I'll choose a winner from commenters to this post who will receive their choice of any of Laura's books, in their choice of format. Print copy restricted to U.S. mailing address. Don't forget to leave your email address with your comment!


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of her choice of a print or eBook copy of A Surprise For Abigail OR A Changed Agent when it becomes available in July, both by Tracey J. Lyons is rita.nav... I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


Just released!

  
Promise Me 
Book 3, the West Virginia Mountains Series
Available in print and eBook at Amazon



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tracey J. Lyons novel


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A CHANGED AGENT
                 by Tracey J. Lyons


An Amazon Top Ten bestselling historical romance
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author of the Women of Surprise series, Tracey J. Lyons sold her first book on 9/9/99! Her books have been translated into several languages. Tracey lives with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley region. She has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable Television show, "Page One" and on the stage of Lady Jane’s reading salon in New York City. She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, American Fiction Christian Writers and Novelists Inc. Tracey considers herself a small town gal who writes small town romances.


Welcome, Tracey. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would love to have dinner with Dorothy Parker. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been a huge fan of her books. I remember hosting the RWA Published Authors Special Interest chapter’s cocktail party at the Algonquin Room in New York City. It was so cool being in the same room where Dorothy held the famous meetings of the Algonquin Round Table. I would love to know her take on the publishing industry as it stands today.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I really wanted to be a NASCAR drive. A few years ago I attempted to launch my own YouTube channel called Cookin with Tracey. You still might be able to find the two episodes I posted!


Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite vacation spot is Key West. From the first time I went there I felt at peace with the area. I think it has something to do with all of the creative types who flock there. And the fact that one of the most famous authors of all time, Ernest Hemingway, lived there.

What can your readers expect from you next?
I’m so excited about my upcoming July 19, 2016 release of my first book with my new publisher, Waterfall Press.  A Changed Agent is an inspirational historical romance set in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. I so enjoyed featuring one of my favorite areas as the background for the story of school teacher Elsie Mitchell and Pinkerton agent William Benton.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
If a reader is so inclined they can leave a review on the buy page, but more importantly they can recommend my books to their friends. And it would be really helpful for readers to follow my Amazon Author Page, you will be one of the first to know when I have a new release!


Please tell us a little about your upcoming novel, A Changed Agent.

(A cover image is not yet available for A Changed
Agent. On the right is the cover image of A Surprise for Abigail, an additional book Tracey is offering as a giveaway. See below.)
 
When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn’t the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner’s niece and nephew, who’ve been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts.


Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He’s never wanted family—his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life—and to Elsie.


As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William’s secrets…though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and new found love to protect their unlikely family from danger.


Where can readers find you online?
Website

Amazon author page
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads

Where can readers purchase A Changed Agent?
Pre-order link


Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog, Jo. I love having a chance to meet new readers.


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
Even though I write historical romance, I primarily read contemporary and romantic suspense books. Do you prefer historical or contemporary novels?


Thank you, Tracey, for visiting with us. I'll choose a winner from commenters to this post who will receive their choice of a print or eBook copy of A Surprise For Abigail OR A Changed Agent when it becomes available in July.

When you leave a comment, remember to include your email address--without that I cannot enter you in the book drawing because I couldn't contact you if you are the winner.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for an eBook copy of Always With You by Elaine Stock is Patricia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


Thanks for reading my blog! My soon-to-be released novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Here is a peak at the cover:


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Elaine Stock novel


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ALWAYS WITH YOU by Elaine Stock


A former Brooklyn gal, Elaine Stock lives in the
Northeast with her husband where she enjoys spring, summer, autumn, and puts up with the winter. A member of several writing associations, she also is a contributing author to the international “Happy Sis Magazine.” In addition to Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, she hangs out on her active blog, Everyone’s Story, dedicated to uplifting and encouraging all readers through the power of story and hope. Please check out her new website.

Welcome, Elaine. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
There are so many extraordinary people that I’d love to sit down and chat with over dinner, ranging from world leaders, authors, movie stars, people from the Bible, all of my relatives from Day 1, but right now as I type this the one person that comes to mind is Helen Keller. I’d love to communicate with her on the subject of facing fears and the unknown and her faith in God.


Please describe yourself with three words.
Quiet (soul), loving, focused.


What do you enjoy most about writing?
Writing is freedom. It provides an escape, in that I wander away from my everyday life of complexities and wonders. It’s also totally liberating: I’ve been told to hush up once too often during my younger years and in my story worlds I can live through my characters and say and do what I want! Also, while writing I’m still amazed what comes together for me, not only in how a story plot may resolve itself but especially what I learn about others and myself. Writing is my happy remedy!


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
If readers enjoy Always With You, I’d really appreciate it if they can talk it up whether to suggest the book to a friend or a librarian or spread the word via social media such as a book review on Amazon or Goodreads. I’d also love to hear from you!


Please tell us a little about your novel, Always With You.
The premise is whether an innocent but naïve young woman and a man, who has been conditioned to hate, can love each other and accept God into their hearts.


Back Cover Blurb:
Can she move forward without knowing her past?
Will he enjoy his present if he can’t free himself from what he left behind?


In the heart of the Adirondacks, Isabelle lives in the shadow of a dark family secret whose silent burden strips her family of emotional warmth and faith in God. Tyler belongs to the religious sect called The Faithful, which Isabelle’s father dislikes immensely. Yet, because Tyler belongs to this group, Isabelle sees only a man devoted to his family and faith.


She wants it; she gets it; they marry.


And when the truth comes out, Isabelle faces two choices:
Staying could endanger her child.
Leaving could cost her life.


Where can readers find you online?
Website
Everyone’s Story (blog)
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads


Where can readers purchase Always With You?
Amazon (both in print and Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (in print)


Any parting comment?
Heartfelt thanks, Jo, for hosting me on your lovely blog and giving me an opportunity for sharing my debut novel, Always With You. I hope your readers have enjoyed hearing about Isabelle and Tyler’s story.


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
A reviewer describes Always With You as a “gritty story of redemption and reality mixed with credible characters in inspirational fiction.” Do you enjoy this type of story and usually what grips you when you’ve read such a story?


One commenter to this post will win a Kindle eBook copy of Always With You, which Elaine has offered. IF YOU COMMENT, PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN THE BOOK DRAWING.

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Londonderry Dreaming by Christine Lindsay is Elaine. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it this spring.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Christine Lindsay, Contemporary Romance


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LONDONDERRY DREAMING
                by Christine Lindsay


Irish-born Christine Lindsay is proud of her ancestors
who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India. Those ancestors inspired her multi-award-winning historical series Twilight of the British Raj: Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Book 3 Veiled at Midnight.

Londonderry Dreaming is Christine’s first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland, and she is looking forward to the release in 2016 of historical romance Sofi’s Bridge, and Just Like Hannah, the non-fiction account of her birth-mother experience.
A busy writer and speaker, Christine and her husband make their home on the west coast of Canada.

 
Welcome, Christine. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Since it is St. Patrick’s Day I would love to have that dear old missionary come to dinner. Patrick was one of the men most instrumental in bringing the good news of Christianity to the people of Ireland. He taught the pagan Irish the mystery of the Holy Trinity by holding up a shamrock (the Gaelic word for diminutive clover). He showed them that this tiny 3-leafed shamrock was one but it was also three, like the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I love to work in my garden. I have quite a large flower garden, but even in the winter it’s nice when the little birds come to call. One of the things most important to me in life is to hear birdsong. To me it’s a little touch of heaven.


What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Can a woman forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you. See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15, 16a (NIV)


This verse became my life verse because one of the hardest trials I ever went through was the heartbreak of relinquishing my baby girl to adoption in 1979, and to our painful reunion twenty years later in 1999. It was through giving up my own baby that I learned about the depth of Heavenly Father’s love for us.


What can your readers expect from you next?
I am currently writing a brand new 3-book series set on the Antrim Coast of N. Ireland. It is a series of books with braided points of view—one from a current day protagonist and the other from a character from the main heroine’s ancestry. This trilogy will be set in many of the places I have been to in Ireland.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Londonderry Dreaming.
Acclaimed New York artist, Naomi Boyd, and music therapist, Keith Wilson, loved one another five years

ago, until her grandfather with his influence over Naomi separated them.
 
That root of bitterness keeps them apart until a letter from Keith’s grandmother, Ruth, draws Naomi to Londonderry to find she’s too late. Ruth has passed on. After the death of his beloved grandmother, Keith has also come to Londonderry only to open the door to his past…Naomi...beautiful as ever, the girl who broke his heart.


A mysterious painting in Ruth’s attic brings up questions about their grandparents’ entwined past and their own broken romance. But more comfortable with the unspoken languages of art and music, Naomi and Keith find it difficult to share their old hurts and true feelings.


Will the majestic coastline of Northern Ireland inspire them to speak the words to bring peace to their grandparents’ memory and to rekindle love?


Where can readers find you online?
Please drop by Christine’s website
Follow her on Twitter
Be her friend on Pinterest
“Like” her Facebook page
Follow her on Goodreads 


Where can readers purchase Londonderry Dreaming? 

Amazon
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ChristianBooks.com See a little bit of Ireland, and enjoy the music in this minute-long book trailer to Londonderry Dreaming Book Trailer

One commenter will win an eBook copy of Londonderry Dreaming, which Christine has offered to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for an eBook copy of A Restored by Tanya Eaverson is Karen. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling.



Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it this spring.