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The Dog That Talked To God by Jim Kraus

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Dog That Talked To GodAbingdon Press (March 2012)byJim Kraus


Jim Kraus grew up in Western Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He attended the Paris-American Academy in 1971 and has spent the last twenty years as a vice-president of a major Christian publishing house. He has written more than 20 books and novels (many with his wife, Terri). His book, The Silence, was named as one of the top five releases in 2004 by the Christian Book Review website. He is also an award-winning photographer. He and his wife and 14-year-old son live outside of Chicago with a sweet miniature schnauzer and an ill-tempered Siberian cat.


A wonderfully quirky, heart-breaking, heart-warming and thought-provoking story of a woman's dog who not only talks to her, he talks to God.

Recently widowed Mary Fassler buys a miniature schnauzer, Rufus, and her world is turned sideways in the mid…

Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingPrize of My HeartBethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)byLisa Norato


A life-long New Englander, Lisa Norato lives in a historic village with homes and churches dating as far back as the eighteenth century. She was born into a close-knit Italian family that hungered as much for the things of God as they did for lasagna. After church, the family spent Sunday afternoons gathered in fellowship around a never-ending feast that featured her grandmother's homemade spaghetti and pizza.

From the time she learned to read, her mother impressed her with the joy of getting lost in a good book. She passed novels along to her as early as age thirteen, but it wasn't until many years later that Lisa felt compelled to write one herself.

She first discovered a love of writing when assigned to write and illustrate a children's book at the art college she attended. She balances writing with a career as a legal assist…

Chasing The Sun by Tracie Peterson

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingChasing The SunBethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)byTracie Peterson


Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.
She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings' Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership's vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books…

Scentsy's Scent of the Month - Sunlit Morning

Hi all, I'm excited to share with you the March scent of the month. Sunlit morning is a clean scent. It has the strength of lemon and also includes the scent of bergamont, sage and white flowers.

Personally, this scent may be the most economical that I've run across. I placed one cube in my Jane warmer that is between my kitchen and living room... I have an open floor plan and all is connected... I burned the one cube in the premium size warmer all night. I turned it off the next morning, went off to work. When I returned home several hours later, that scent of clean, juicy lemon was STILL in the air!

One cube!

In this warmer I usually burn 2 - 3 cubes because the room is large and open and the ceilings are high. Sunlit Morning is my current favorite.

Learn more about my favorites and check out Scentsy's awesome products on my website.