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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Joi Copeland, Christian Fiction Romance


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, January 21, 2017 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. 

by Joi Copeland

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris,
and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow. Joi’s latest novel is Chance in Maine, and in a month’s time, it should be available on

Welcome, Joi. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book? Redemption, forgiveness, and hope. These three are very important in most, if not all, of my books.

What’s your favorite place you have visited? 

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? Both!
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Winter! :)
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Mug or teacup? Both

Please tell us a little about your novel, Chance in Maine.
When he met her, everything in his world of silence began to change.

Chance Carmichael’s accident two years ago not only shattered in his life, it shattered his faith. Tired of living with the pitying looks, he leaves his hometown in Virginia and ventures north. Anger and bitterness remain his constant companions until he stumbles across Shamrock Inn. Will he find the peace his soul desperately longs for?

Amanda Lin loves her life in Camden, Maine, and working at the Shamrock Inn. Her parents move to Denver, Colorado, leaving an empty space in her heart, and loneliness threatens to engulf her. Will she find the love her heart deeply desires or will she remain in a state of constant loneliness?

Where can readers find you online? 
Amazon Author Page

Where can readers purchase Chance in Maine? 
In a month’s time, it should be available on

Any parting comment? 
Thank you so much for having me!

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
 Is there a place you’ve been to that has been a healing balm to your soul?

Joi, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Joi is offering an eBook copy of Chance in Maine to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through February 21, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Colorado Columbine by Darlene Franklin is Nancy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

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On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.


  1. Sounds intriguing! Paula. paulams49 AT sbcglobal DOT net

  2. I'm a follower, too see last post! Oops

  3. I loved Yosemite. Was there many years ago but it was so relaxing. I am a follower.

    1. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate you following my blog!

    2. Hi Nancy,
      I've never been to Yosemite, but I would love to go!

  4. I loved Yosemite. Was there many years ago but it was so relaxing. I am a follower.

  5. Can't wait to read the book!
    rita DOT navarre AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Sounds like a good one. lacy_1942(at)Gmail(dot)com

  7. Trinidad. My sister took me to a secluded beach that is very peaceful. We try to go every time I go to visit.

    1. Sonnetta, thanks for commenting. I love the beach, any beach, so calming and refreshing.

    2. Wow, Sonnetta! That would be a great place to unwind!

  8. This book sounds really interesting!
    I am a follower.

  9. Joi is a new author for me. I like the sound of the story. My favorite get-away is the beach--at any time of the year. But, I also have a get-a-way place in Granbury, Texas where my husband and I went on our

    1. Ann, glad you found a new-to-you author here. Thanks for commenting.

    2. Hi Ann!
      My hubby and I went to San Diego, and when we lived in CA, we loved visiting there!

  10. Hi Ann! My family and I are headed to Ireland as missionaries soon, so while the mountains are my favorite getaway, the beach will be soon! :)

  11. Book sounds intriguing. There's a church that I used to visit many years ago that always brought peace no matter the circumstance.


    1. MH, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

    2. Hi Mindy,
      When I first became a Christian, church was my place of peace, too!