Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons


If you'd like to be in the drawing for this adventurous, romantic novel, please leave a comment!

This is book two of the exciting series chronicling a Huguenot family, the Clavells, who are persecuted for their faith by the Catholic King Louis XIV of France. It continues where the last book left off, with Madeleine, a wife and mother who was once the childhood sweetheart of King Louis, forced to flee with her family to Switzerland. Her husband is on the brink of death and the ruthless King of France will stop at nothing to have her back at Versailles.

In this book, the life of handsome courtier Pierre Bovee is in danger because of the aid he has given to Madeleine and her family. When Madeleine becomes a prisoner, along with her oldest son, Philippe, it becomes a question of who will rescue whom, especially when a former enemy proves himself a great friend.

This is an exciting, fast-paced adventure, with romance and characters of faith and virtue. I enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to the next book in the series!

Golden is giving away a copy to someone who leaves a comment on this blog post. Thanks, Golden!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The winner is ....

The winner of a brand new copy of Bruce Wilkinson's book, You Were Born for This, is ... Tina!

Congratulations! I will contact you by email for your address.

I have not finished reading this book--I'm about halfway finished--but it's very exciting and inspiring so far. Right now I'm working on edits, hoping to sell a book! Plus I keep getting sidetracked by fiction books. That's always how it is with me, I'm afraid.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You Were Born for This by Bruce Wilkinson



Remember The Prayer of Jabez guy, Bruce Wilkinson? Well, he has a new book coming out, You Were Born for This. I just started reading it and it is fabulous. I'm loving it. If you'd like to win a copy, just leave a comment on this post.

Here's a short summary:

Anyone can do a good deed, but some good works can only happen by a direct intervention from God. Around the world these acts are called miracles—not that even religious people expect to see one any time soon. But what would happen if millions of ordinary people walked out each morning expecting God to deliver a miracle through them to a person in need? You Were Born for This starts with the dramatic premise that everyone at all times is in need of a miracle, and that God is ready to meet those needs supernaturally through ordinary people who are willing to learn the “protocol of heaven.”

In the straightforward, story-driven, highly motivating style for which he is known, Wilkinson describes how anyone can be a “Delivery Guy” from heaven in such universally significant arenas of life as finances, practical help, relationships, purpose, and spiritual growth.

You Were Born for This will change how readers see their world, and what they expect God can do through them to meet real needs. They will master seven simple tools of service, and come to say with confidence, “I want to deliver a supernatural gift from God to someone in need today—and I expect to!”

Here's a link to a video about this book. Don't forget to leave a comment. I'm giving away a copy of this book.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

ACFW Conference 2009!

I didn't think I'd be going to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference this year, but here I am, packing and getting ready (Praise God!) and thinking about it almost every minute of the day--and night! I'm even dreaming about it!

Anyway, if you are interested, and especially if you think you might be interested in going next year, when the conference will be in Indianapolis--driving distance! YAY!--then take a look at the following information.

"So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT)

DENVER, COLORADO
SEPTEMBER 17 - 20, 2009

Bestselling authors, publishing industry representatives, and newcomers to Christian fiction writing will gather in Denver at the American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference September 17-20 to compare notes, learn from each other, and encourage one another in the pursuit of publishing goals.

This year's conference theme , Standing Firm; Moving Forward, will especially inspire the full range of talent and dreams in the ever-changing publishing world today.

This amazing conference will feature representatives from major publishing houses like B & H, Guideposts, Zondervan, Harvest House, Barbour, Steeple Hill, Summerside Press, Bethany House, Waterbrook Multnomah, Marcher Lord Press, Tyndale House, and Thomas Nelson, and top literary agents who will meet with writers and identify promising proposals from both new and veteran novelists. Conferees will have access to publishing panels, professional critiques, and customized workshops based on skills and interests.

The keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber, who has more than 100 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Learn more about the American Christian Fiction Writer's Conference by visiting www.acfw.com. Click on the left sidebar on Annual Conference.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New Releases for September 2009

Cooler weather has made me happy that Fall is almost here. I love it when the seasons change. Well, here are some newly released books for you to enjoy. Pick one out and buy it, request it at your library, or download it on your Kindle.

1. A Blue and Gray Christmas, by Carrie Turansky, Vickie McDonough, Lauralee Bliss Tamela Hancock Murray from Barbour Publishing. A Blue and Gray Christmas highlights the faith and courage of four couples who remained true to their convictions and found lasting love despite the hardships of the Civil War.

2. A Man of His Word, Book 1 in the Hearts of Middlefield Series, by Kathleen Fuller from Thomas Nelson. Moriah’s heart will only be safe with a man of his word.

3. A Silent Fury, by Lynette Eason from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. Detective Catelyn Clark and her ex-boyfriend, FBI agent Joseph Santino, must overcome their rocky past while working to solve the murder of a deaf student and find the friend who’s still missing.

4. Always Ready, Book 1, by Susan Page Davis from Heartsong. Two Coast Guard officers find danger and romance in the hostile seas of Alaska.

5. An Amish Christmas, by Kathleen Fuller, , Beth Wiseman, from Thomas Nelson. Follow the lives of three Amish families through the Christmas season.

6. Beautiful Ugly, by Shelia Lipsey from Kensington Publishing Corp. Three friends need plenty of faith in God and support from each other to see their real beauty lies within.

7. Cowboy Christmas, by Mary Connealy from Barbour. A secretive singer with trouble following her, and a cowboy who hates liars, especially female liars, need a Christmas miracle to take a chance on love.

8. Distant Thunder, by Jimmy Root Jr. from American Book Publishers. The coming fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophecies. A coalition of nations will attack Israel, but God will intervene.

9. Fields of Grace, by Kim Vogel Sawyer from Bethany House. A Russian Mennonite family fights to survive and maintain their faith in a new land.



10. It’s Not about Him, Second Glance Series, Book #2, by Michelle Sutton from Sheaf House. Two young Christians with an unplanned pregnancy where she wants to place her child in a good home but he wants to marry her so she’ll keep her child even though it’s not his.



11. Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio, by Annalisa Daughety from Summerside Press. A summer in Charm, Ohio, gives Emma Miller the chance to decide once and for all what she wants from life—but soon finds herself pulled between two worlds.



12. Painted Desert, by Nancy Farrier from Barbour. As modern life takes unexpected turns, love comes knocking on the doors of three Arizona women’s lives.



13. Protector’s Honor, by Kit Wilkinson from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. Rory Farrell searches for the link between Tabitha Beaumont and his ongoing murder investigation, but to protect her, he’ll have to her trust as well.



14. Raising Rain, by Debbie Fuller Thomas from Moody Publishers. A single woman desperate for a child and the 3 college roommates who raised her meet her terminally ill mother on a stormy weekend and confront the past.



15. The Transformation, Project Restoration Series Book 3, by Terri Kraus from David C. Cook. Can a good, hard-working Christian man disregard his cultural and religious admonitions—as well as his mother’s plans for his life—for the love of a woman and an historic church building?



16. The Unfinished Gift, by Dan Walsh from Revell, Division of Baker Publishing Group. Set at Christmastime in 1943, The Unfinished Gift is an engaging story of reconciliation between a father and son, and how God uses an unexpected gift from the past to mend this broken family.



17. Tidings of Great Boys, All About Us #5, by Shelley Adina from Hatchette FaithWords. Lady Lindsay (Mac) MacPhail invites her classmates home to her castle in Scotland for an unforgettable Christmas.



18. Wild West Christmas, by Lena Nelson Dooley, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Vickie McDonough, Darlene Franklin from Barbour. Christmas courtships corral four sisters in Texas.

Thanks to Lynette Eason for providing this list! Happy Reading!

Winner of Rose House by Tina Forkner

And the winner is ... Sugar and Grits! Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.