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A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing



A Passion Most Pure


(Revell January 1, 2008)


by


Julie Lessman



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Julie Lessman is a debut author who has already garnered writing acclaim, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She is a commercial writer for Maritz Travel, a published poet and a Golden Heart Finalist. Julie has a heart to write “Mainstream Inspirational,” reaching the 21st-century woman with compelling love stories laced with God’s precepts. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever, and has two grown children and a daughter-in-law. A Passion Most Pure is her first novel.








ABOUT THE BOOK:

She's found the love of her life. Unfortunately, he loves her sister ...

As World War I rages across the Atlantic in 1916, a smaller war is brewing in Boston. Faith O’Connor finds herself drawn to an Irish rogue who is anything but right for her. Collin McGuire is brash, cocky, and from the wrong side of the tracks, not to ment…

Chill Out, Josey! by Susan May Warren

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About the book:

Russia ?

Not again.

Josey's finally living the good life:
1) She's got the man, 2)The (almost-perfect) wedding, 3) The two-story Cape-Cod house of her dreams. That is until her man drags her back to Moscow !

Josey knows she has the guts to follow her own dreams across the world, but she's not so sure she can play the perfect wife while her husband chases after his. Josey's set on having the perfect life…even in a world without hot water, decent take-out and size-two leather fashion. But can she find the courage to tell her man the secret that will change their lives forever?

Buy Chill Out, Josey!

Read the first chapter!

Christy here:

Reading this book was like getting in the car with your best friend who drives way too fast. I held onto the dash the whole time, foot firmly planted on the invisible brake pedal on the passenger side. Josey was into one thing after another. Wanting the Cape Cod, to passing out in the doctor's office before her HIV test. Then,…

Awaken My Heart by DiAnn Mills

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Awaken My Heart


Avon Inspire (February 5, 2008)


by


DiAnn Mills



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. She is the author of numerous titles including novels, novellas, and a nonfiction. In addition, she's written several short stories, articles, devotions, and has contributed to several nonfiction compilations.

DiAnn believes her readers should "Expect an Adventure." Her desire is to show characters solving real problems of today from a Christian perspective through a compelling story.

Several of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents, and she remains a favorite author by Heartsong Present's readers. Two of her books have won short historical of the year by American Christian Fiction Writers both in 2003 and 2004. She …

Fallen by Matthew Raley

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Fallen


(Kregel Publications February 29, 2008)


by


Matthew Raley



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matthew Raley is senior pastor of the Orland Evangelical Free Church in northern California, where he lives with his wife and two young children. For fun, he enjoys playing chamber music with friends, giving occasional solo recitals, and playing first violin in the North State Symphony. This is his first book.








ABOUT THE BOOK:


Jim was at work when his eyes drifted to the coffee shop visible from his office window. An attractive woman driving a Mercedes pulled up to the curb . . . and Jim’s married pastor emerged from the car. When Jim delves deeper into his pastor’s world, will he be able to handle what he discovers? Is he right to suspect that Dave is having an affair? In the behind-the-scenes church battle that ensues, Jim is torn between duty to his church and a desire to show grace. A ripped-from-the-headlines drama of suspense that keeps you engage…

Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008 by Sally Stuart

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This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008



WaterBrook Press (January 15, 2008)


by


Sally Stuart




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sally Stuart has been writing for the last 40+ years, and has been putting out the annual "Christian Writers' Market Guide" for the last 23 years. Her other writing includes several Christian education resources books, a children's picture book, a basic writing text, writing resources, and a western novel--plus hundreds of articles and marketing columns. She writes marketing columns for the "Christian Communicator," "Advanced Christian Writer," and the Oregon Christian Writers' Newsletter. She speaks and teaches at Christian Writers' Conferences nationwide. Sally is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She and her husband, Norm, spend their free time vacationing on the Oregon coast.



Check out her blog!


ABOUT THE BOOK:



The essential reference tool for the Christian writer, Sally…

I love coffee

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I was wondering what to post on FAITH for Friday. I decided to surf the blog-net and ended up at Amy Wallace's blog. I found a quiz I couldn't resist. What kind of Coffee Girl are you?
Of course, this is what I am:





You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe




But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated

You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys

Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.

And your dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.

What Kind of Coffee Girl Are You?






It was a nice way to laugh at the almost end of a hectic week. So thank you, Amy!

Happily Ever After (#3 - Sassy Sistahood Series) by Marilynn Griffith

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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Happily Ever After (#3 - Sassy Sistahood Series)
(Steeple Hill January 1, 2008)
by
Marilynn Griffith



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marilynn Griffith is mom to a tribe, wife to a deacon and proof that God gives second chances. While best known for her colorful novels about friendship, family and faith, Marilynn is also a speaker and nonfiction writer.Her nonfiction has been included in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S SOUL and several other devotionals and magazines. Currently, Marilynn is editor of the SISTAHFAITH:BELIEVING BEYOND SHAME anthology. She is also the founder of Faithchick.com, a blog for faith fiction readers.Marilynn is the author of six novels dealing with issues such as teen pregnancy, AIDS, abstinence, stress relief, single parenting and marriage. Her recent fiction titles include TANGERINE and IF THE SHOE FITS.Marilynn has served as Vice President and Publicity Officer of American Christian Fiction Writers. She spea…

The Last Monday

Today is my last Monday as a stay at home mom.

My husband just called from work to check in. As soon as the phone started ringing, my sleeping toddler started squalling. By the tone of her cry, she didn't like being pulled out of sleep by my cell phone (never mind, it was several rooms away from hers.)

I walk into her room as I'm talking to her dad and try to give her a little love. The call is ending with my husband and I inform baby girl that "Daddy was calling to check on you."

What does she do? She swats my face, knocking my eyeglasses off my face.

Judging by this morning, it looks like the mornings to come when I'm getting her out of bed before dark to drag her to Nana's so I can get to work on time will be loads of fun.

Do you detect the dread in my voice?

Who will have the hardest time coping with these new changes? Me? - the one getting swatted in the face; Toddler? - the one doing the swatting; Or Daddy and Nana? Innocents who will have to deal with two re…

In Flight

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A boom of birds scattering near Lake Lanier Islands.

Celebrating 53 years!

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It's my mom's birthday today! Here she is with my daughter on Christmas morning.




Happy Birthday, Mom!