Showing posts from August, 2011

The Survivor by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe SurvivorAvon Inspire; Original edition (August 30, 2011)
byShelley Shepard Gray


Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.

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One of today’s most beloved authors of inspirational Christian fiction, Shelley Shepard Gray completes her acclaimed Families of Honor series with The Survivor—a poignant and beautiful story of love and faith in a small Amish community. Delving once more into the lives of these devout and fascinating folk, as she did in her popular Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Su…

Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThunder in the Morning Calm Zondervan (August 2, 2011)byDon Brown


DON BROWN, a former U.S. Navy JAG Officer, is the author of Zondervan’s riveting NAVY JUSTICE SERIES, a dynamic storyline chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer ZACK BREWER. After TREASON, his first novel in the NAVY JUSTICE SERIES, was published to rave reviews in 2005, drawing comparisons to the writing style of John Grisham, Don Brown was named as co-chairman of national I LOVE TO WRITE DAY, an event recognized by the governors of nine states to promote writing throughout the nation, and especially among the nation’s schools.

Paying no homage to political correctness, Don's writing style is described as “gripping,” casting an entertaining and educational spin on a wide-range of current issues, from radical Islamic infiltration of the military, to the explosive issue of gays in the military, to the modern day issues of presid…

Dancing on Glass by Pamela Ewen

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDancing on GlassB&H Books (August 1, 2011)byPamela Ewen


Until recently retiring to write full time, Pamela Binnings Ewen was a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P., specializing in corporate finance. She now lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, James Lott.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas, as well as the Advisory Board for The New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans; Pamela is a co-founder of the Northshore Literary Society in the Greater New Orleans area. She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful cle…

Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Awards Finalists

Congratulations to Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Awards Finalists!!!

Winners will be announced October 1, 2011
** denotes a member of GRW

Contemporary Series, Published
Kathy Lyons, Under His SpellTrish Milburn, Elly: Cowgirl Bride**Rita Herron, Unbreakable Bond**Kathy Lyons, Taking Care of BusinessKimberly Lang, What Happens in VegasHistorical, Published
Margaret Mallory, Knight of PassionVanessa Kelly, Sex and the Single EarlCaroline Fyffe, Montana DawnInspirational, Published
Deeanne Gist, Maid to MatchAnne Greene, Masquerade MarriageLeanna Ellis, FaceliftVirginia Smith, Third Time’s a CharmTrish Perry, The Perfect BlendParanormal, Published
Kalayna Price, Grave WitchHelen Scott Taylor, The Phoenix CharmPatti O’Shea, In the Darkest NightRobin D. Owens, Heart JourneyD. Renee Bagby, ErisSingle Title, Published
Laura Moore, Remember MeLorelle Marinello, Salting RosesDeeanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand, BeguiledWendy Wax, Magnolia Wednesdays**Karen White, On Folly Beach**Young Adult, Publi…

A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson

This sounds like a really fun story..........

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA Most Unsuitable MatchBethany House; Original edition (August 1, 2011)byStephanie Grace Whitson


A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls "playing with imaginary friends" (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four homeschooled children Nebraska history, she was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie's fiction titles have appeared on the ECPA bestseller list numerous times and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year.

Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, was released in 2005. In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with two marrie…

The Hardest Thing by Penelope Wilcock

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Hardest ThingCrossway Books (July 31, 2011)byPenelope Wilcock


PENELOPE WILCOCK is a full-time author living in Hastings, Sussex, on the southeast coast of England. Her blog, Kindred of the Quiet Way, is about a simple and spiritual Christian lifestyle. Her other books in The Hawk and the Dove series are The Hawk and the Dove, The Wounds of God, and The Long Fall.


This latest in Wilcock’s The Hawk and the Dove series takes readers into the world of a fourteenth-century monastery struggling to forgive an old enemy seeking refuge.

The first of three sequels to the celebrated The Hawk and the Dove trilogy takes place one year after the end of the third book, in the early fourteenth century. A peaceful monastery is enjoying its new abbot, who is taking the place of Father Peregrine, when an old enemy arrives seeking refuge. Reluctantly taking in Prior William, the upended community must address ol…

I chopped it all off!


A River to Cross by Yvonne Harris

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA River to CrossBethany House; Original edition (August 1, 2011)

byYvonne Harris


Yvonne Harris earned a BS in Education from the University of Hartford and has taught throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic. Unofficially retired from teaching, she teaches writing at Burlington County College in southern New Jersey, where she resides. She is a winner and three-time finalist for the Golden Heart, once for The Vigilante's Bride, which was her debut novel.


Texas Ranger Jake Nelson patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, protecting the settlers from cattle rustlers, outlaws, and bandits. Sparks fly when Manuel Diego stirs up a revolt against the government, which leads to the murder of a newspaperman, who is the son of a U.S. senator, and the kidnapping of his sister, Elizabeth Madison, a journalist in the making.

With Elizabeth's photograph in hand--a dark-haired beauty with smiling eyes--Jake …

Chance to Win $10,000

I don't have $10k to offer you.... keep reading.........

From Thomas Nelson:

One of the highlights of our days in the Fiction department at Thomas Nelson? Receiving reader letters—either directly addressed to us or passed along from our talented authors. It’s critical to be reminded that at the end of our long days acquiring, editing, designing, selling, marketing, and publicizing books, those stories are reaching readers, striking nerves, changing lives. We want readers’ feedback. How stories have given you hope. Which authors’ series you can’t help from sharing with everyone you meet. We want to know what makes you stay up late in the night to finish a story, and conversely what turns you away.

We’re conducting a series of surveys—seeking answers from readers who love Christian fiction. Up for grabs is a free ebook for every respondent who completes the survery, as well as a $10,000 prize for one entrant. The responses we gather will help shape the future of the books we …

Author Spotlight on Pam Hillman

Today, I'm delighted to welcome Debut Author Pam Hillman. Pam is an award-winning author and writes inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age.
Her debut book, Stealing Jake, won the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis contest and was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart contest.  Pam lives in Mississippi with her husband and family.   You can find Pam on Seekerville and catch up with Pam on her personal blog and website

About the Book:
    When Livy O'Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she's helping to run an orphanage. Now she'll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.     Sheriff's deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for …

Out of Control by Mary Connealy

I haven't read this, but I assure you, Mary Connealy never disappoints. She's the type of writer you want to buy the whole series of books and if you loan them out, your name is in the corner to make sure you get the book back. Definitely a keeper.

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingOut Of ControlBethany House; Original edition (August 1, 2011)byMary Connealy


Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist.

The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.

The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.

Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Bes…