Showing posts from August, 2007

The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
(Bethany House July 1, 2007)
T. L. Hines
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tony is the author of the acclaimed Waking Lazarus. He has been an advertising agency owner/principal, a trade magazine editor, and now a novelist. He has been a professional writer for more than 15 years with articles appearing in publications as varied as Log Homes, Conservative Theological Journal, and Travel & Leisure. He is also Creative Director at Montana's largest advertising agency. His long list of past odd jobs includes trimming Christmas trees, sorting seed potatoes, working the graveyard shift at a convenience store, and cleaning cadaver storage rooms.As a teen he was undefeated in air guitar competitions in which he performed songs by ZZ Top. He lives in Montana with his wife and daughter.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Would You Run Into A Burning Building? Candace "Canada Mac" MacHugh lives a ghost of her former life. Once a proud Butte…

New Blog Discovered...

If you enjoy reading about your favorite authors and would like a peek at their flower gardens, check out Deborah Raney's blog ~ "The Plot Thickens: novelists and their garden spots"It's like Author HGTV. Cool idea, Ms. Raney! Of course, I have to include my water garden. One day I'll venture into the front yard, but thinks are looking a little dry because of our lack of rain. We were blessed with rain today and yesterday. If my impatiens and petunias are looking more perky tomorrow, I'll post some pictures.

Our water garden: Pink water lily, Koi, Goldfish

What's in Your To-Be-Read Pile?

Here are the books I'll be reviewing in the next few weeks:

Book Description ~ from Cindy Woodsmall's website:

When the Morning Comes is the sequel and continuation of the best-selling novel When the Heart Cries.

Her relationship with fiancé Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.

Back in Owl's Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over his treatment of Hannah. Fearing for her safety, he tries to convince Hannah's remaining allies—brother Luke, best friend Mary, and loyal Matthew Esh—to help search for his love. Hannah's father, however, remains steadfastly convinced of her sinful behavior. His blindness to his family's pain extends to her sister, Sarah, who shows signs of increasing instability.

Convinced her former life …

It's Friday!

Happy weekend!

I've posed a very important phrase on F.A.I.T.H. today. Please help me find the answer!

The Void by Mark Mynheir

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

(Multnomah Fiction August 21, 2007)
Mark Mynheir

Mark Mynheir is a cop writer. He has authored Rolling Thunder (The Truth Chasers Book One) and From the Belly of the Dragon (The Truth Chasers Book Two). During his career as a police officer, Mark has worked as a narcotics agent, a S.W.A.T. team member, and a homicide detective. Mark and his wife, Lori, live with their three children in central Florida.
The Truth Chasers Book Three
Someone’s trying to play God…and he’s turning Palm Bay into hell. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agent Robbie Sanchez devotes her life to crime prevention, and it shows: She has no personal life and doesn’t know the meaning of a day off. After all, someone has to be around to clean up the mess crime leaves behind. So when Officer Brad Worthington is brutally murdered, Agent Sanchez is called to the scene along with Brad’s best friend, Detective Eric Casey.…

Trip to Blairsville

This weekend I traveled to Blairsville, Georgia which is about 100 miles north of Atlanta. The building above is a Church of God which backs up to a horse farm. I was hoping to find the horses grazing while I was playing photographer.
A simple pasture leading to the north Georgia Mountains. This much land is hard to find the closer you get to Atlanta. Too much development going on. Progress is good, right?

Even smog can find the mountains. Here I admire the landscape through a broken fence.
Is the old saying true? If the cows are sleeping, the fish aren't biting?
Looking beyond the meadow...
Run Forrest! Run!

Spiritual Gifts

I'm blogging about Spiritual Gifts on F.A.I.T.H. today.

Off the Record by Elizabeth White

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing


(Zondervan August 15, 2007)


Elizabeth White

Beth White is the author of Fireworks and Fair Game, as well as the critically acclaimed Texas Gatekeepers series from Love Inspired Suspense.

In her own words, she appreciates her most valued roles as wife and mom. Beth is also a second-grade Sunday school teacher, church orchestra member (She plays flute), and artist. She loves to read, crochet, sew, go on mission trips and avoid housework.

Beth lives in Mobile with her minister husband, and is currently on staff at First Baptist Church of North Mobile (fondly known as NoMo), in Saraland, Alabama.

Ambition is on a collision course with a secret from the past.

Judge Laurel Kincade, a rising political star, is announcing her candidacy for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Her aristocratic Old South family, led by her judge grandfather, beams as she takes the podium. Then her e…


Hi all! Check out the book trailer below. I can't wait to read the book! Hope you'll pick up a copy too. Check back next month for my review!!! A SEASON OF FORGIVENESS
by Brenda Coulter
Available in stores September 25.
Order now from Amazon. Read most of the first chapter at

Atlanta, Georgia

I don't know who the original author is, but I've seen this email cycle through once before. I received it this morning from my mother, who received it from our cousins. I laughed out loud. Enjoy~

ATLANTA, GEORGIA This is for anyone who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, has ever lived in Atlanta , has ever visited Atlanta, ever plans to visit Atlanta, knows anyone who already lives in Atlanta, or knows anyone who has ever heard of Atlanta. Atlanta is composed mostly of one-way streets. The only way to get out of downtown Atlanta is to turn around and start over when you reach Greenville, South Carolina . All directions start with, "Go down Peachtree" and include the phrase, "When you see the Waffle House." Except that in Cobb County , where all directions begin with, "Go to the Big Chicken." Peachtree Street has no beginning and no end and is not to be confused with: Peachtree Circle Peachtree Place Peachtree Lane Peachtree Road Peachtree Parkway Peachtree Run Peac…

I'm still around

I know you haven't heard much from me lately. I've been writing. I've been busy with mommy duties and on Wednesday my hubby was in a minor auto accident that could've turned out much worse! I thank the Lord for Billy's safe return to me!

Stay tuned, the wheels have been turning on things to include on this blog. It's coming - interesting or not, you decide.

But for today, you'll find me blogging on F.A.I.T.H.

Take care in Christ!

And if I Die by John Aubry Anderson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

(Faithwords August 2007)
John Aubrey Anderson


John grew up in Mississippi cotton country. After graduating from Mississippi State, he received an Air Force commission and has recently retired after flying twenty-eight years for a major airline. He lives in Texas with his wife, Nan.


And if I Dieis the third book in the Black and White Chronicles. The first was Abiding Darkness (August, 2006), the second was Wedgewood Grey (February, 2007).

In 1945, a spirit voice told Mr. A. J. Mason to “Be ready.”

In 1960, the spirit drew near and said the same words to the same man. “Be ready.”

On both occasions Mason ended up in bloody battles with the forces of evil. On both occasions, he saved the life of a young girl named Missy Parker. And on both occasions good people died.

It’s 1968. Missy Parker has been married to Dr. Patrick Patterson for nine years; they live in Denton, Texas. Missy plays te…

Return to Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

RETURN TO ME by Robin Lee Hatcher


Robin is the author of over fifty novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by Library Journal. Winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin, who is also one of our CFBA members, lives in Boise, Idaho.


Discouraged and destitute, her dreams shattered, Roxy Burke is going home. But what lies beyond the front door? Rejection...or a bright future?
A lot has changed since Roxy Burke escaped small town life to become a Nashville star. Her former boyfriend Wyatt has found Christ and plans to become a minister. Her sister Elena, who comforted Wyatt when Roxy ran away, is now his fiancee. Her father Jonathan, a successful businessman, is heartbroken over the estrangement of Roxy from the family.
Now Roxy...her inheritance from her grand…