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BLOGWORDS – Friday 28 February 2020 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK– A WHIPPERWILL’S SONG by EMILY YAGER

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK – A WHIPPERWILL’S SONG by EMILY YAGER

 

 

THE BLURB

Minnesota, 1923. Cora Ryder works at the only restaurant while she struggles to care for her younger sister in a small lumber town. When newcomer Maison Hayes arrives in the small community and shows her the secret side of the area that she had only heard whispers about, as she gets swept up in the world of Bootleggers and the local smuggling operation.

 

 

THE AUTHOR

As a farm girl who grew up in Northern Minnesota, Emily has always loved the history and even slight mystery that surrounded her; and enjoy the beautiful summers that the Land of Lakes offers. As a kid, she was always making up stories about these places in an attempt to explain what these places really meant and explore the lives of the imaginary people that lived there. She continues to create these stories.

Growing up in Northwestern Minnesota, Emily spent the long winter days dreaming and creating stories. She loves the mild summers and cold, wind swept state so much that she incorporates the landscape and small towns into her stories.

A life-long book dragon, Emily is fulfilling her dream by writing novels.

Her favorite aspects of writing are the research, and hearing from her readers. She’d love to hear from you, either here or on social media.

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book, A Whipperwill’s Song, Emily Yager

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 25 October 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK and COVER REVEAL – WALTZ IN THE WILDERNESS by KATHLEEN DENLY

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK and COVER REVEAL – WALTZ IN THE WILDERNESS by KATHLEEN DENLY

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Waltz in the Wilderness
Series: Chaparral Hearts
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Length: 328 pages
Publisher: Wild Heart Books
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2020

                                                                             

 

THE BLURB

She’s desperate to find her missing father. His conscience demands he risk all to help. 

Eliza Brooks is haunted by her role in her mother’s death, so she’ll do anything to find her missing pa—even if it means sneaking aboard a southbound ship. When those meant to protect her abandon and betray her instead, a family friend’s unexpected assistance is a blessing she can’t refuse.

Daniel Clarke came to California to make his fortune, and a stable job as a San Francisco carpenter has earned him more than most have scraped from the local goldfields. But it’s been four years since he left Massachusetts and his fiancé is impatient for his return. Bound for home at last, Daniel Clarke finds his heart and plans challenged by a tenacious young woman with haunted eyes. Though every word he utters seems to offend her, he is determined to see her safely returned to her father. Even if that means risking his fragile engagement.

When disaster befalls them in the remote wilderness of the Southern California mountains, true feelings are revealed, and both must face heart-rending decisions. But how to decide when every choice before them leads to someone getting hurt?

Preorder available at:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo

 

THE AUTHOR

Kathleen Denly lives in sunny Southern California with her loving husband, four young children, and two cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories. When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, Kathleen spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

 

Waltz in the Wilderness is Kathleen’s debut novel and the first in a series of three stand-alone historical Christian romance novels connected by secondary characters and their beautiful Southern California setting.

 

Kathleen would love it if you visited her website at KathleenDenly.com. You can also connect with her on social media:

 

Instagram | TwitterFacebook Author PageArmchair Adventure Krew

 

To see some of the photos that inspired Waltz in the Wilderness, follow her on Pinterest.

 

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Reveal!!!

Preorder your copy today!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo

 

 

If you preorder Waltz in the Wilderness AND email Kathleen proof of purchase (screenshot) before 12:00am PT January 11, 2020, you will receive a free digital copy of Ribbons and Beaus, a Chaparral Hearts Novella on January 21, 2020! For complete details, click here.

 

EXCERPT

October 1850

California gold fields

 

They were going to starve to death, if they didn’t freeze to death first. Sure, they had beans for dinner, but Eli had had to trade her spare shirt for them—the one she’d been wearing beneath her everyday shirt to keep the early-October frost from biting her skin. She shivered beside the fire. Not much left to trade for supper, but then, there wasn’t another miner in these diggings that had grub to spare even if she had something worth trading.

She studied each bean, careful not to burn a one. Her hollow stomach cramped as the sweet smell of the simmering meal mixed with the scent of wood smoke filling the air.

A pinch of rosemary would have added flavor. Would Mama have been disappointed Eli’d traded the last of their herbs for Pa’s new coat? She shook her head. If Eli couldn’t coax Pa from the creek, the least she could do was keep his shoulders warm. Mama would have understood.

A shift in the cold wind blew soot into Eli’s eyes as she lifted the pan from the fire. Brushing a grimy strand of hair from her face and blinking away the sting, she turned her back to the smoke and stirred the beans.

Time to get Pa.

She walked to where he squatted in the icy mountain creek.

He wouldn’t be happy she’d traded the spare shirt. He’d wanted it to hide her blossoming womanhood. Of course, he’d have to notice the shirt was gone first.

Standing beside the babbling water, she toed off her boots before yanking her tattered socks off. After stuffing them into a boot, she pulled up her trousers and, with a bracing breath, waded into the chilling water.

“Here, Pa.”

She held the spoon out handle first, but he shrugged her away. Afternoon sunlight bounced off his thin, greasy hair—brown like hers, but darkened by muck. His dirt-encrusted brown eyes continued squinting into the swirling pan of water. The gentle rotation of his wrists never ceased.

“Come on, Pa. You gotta eat.”

He cleared his throat and spat to the side opposite where she stood, never taking his eyes from the water. “I’m fine. You eat.”

Eli lifted the spoon higher. “But, Pa—”

“I’ll eat later.” He shifted in the calf-deep water so that her worried stare landed squarely between his broad shoulder blades.

Her fingers tightened around the spoon as she planted her fist on her hip. The rocks shifted beneath her feet. “That’s what you said this morning.”

“I’m busy, Eli. Now hush and leave me be.”

She stood there a moment longer, taking in the sight of him. That tall, too-thin frame draped in the now too-large, threadbare shirt. She’d mended that thing more times than she could count. The trousers he kept up with a rope at his waist needed mending in the right knee, but she doubted the fabric could endure another stitching. She peered down at her own trousers. The worn threads of the cuffs drifted and tugged with the current.

She frowned at the beans cooling in the pan. A body shouldn’t have to choose between clothes and food. But miners upstream caught any fish in the creek, and hunting around here was pointless. All the digging, rattling, and mining commotion scared the game away.

She’d tried to coax Pa to leave their claim long enough to hunt elsewhere to no avail.

Mama could’ve convinced him.

Mama isn’t here. Eli straightened her shoulders. “Pa, this is the last—”

“Hey, Eli!” The familiar voice cut her off.

She turned in time to see a small rock sail toward her head and managed to duck it, but the move upset her balance. She tipped backward.

The beans!

Contorting herself to right her balance without spilling their dinner, she wobbled back and forth as stones rocked beneath her. She shifted her footing, but the sloped face of a large, moss-covered rock hastened her descent. Holding the pan aloft as she fell backward, her body tilted sideways and she overcorrected—

Sending the beans spilling down her shirt and into the creek.

For a moment she sat still, the chill of the icy mountain runoff failing to cool her blood as gales of boyish laughter drifted toward her from the bank. She erupted from the creek, wielding her now-empty pan above her head. “Morgan Channing, I’m gonna have your hide for this!”

She sloshed three full steps to the edge of the creek before she froze.

The eleven-year-old had stopped laughing and was staring at her, mouth hanging open, eyes wide. “Y-you…! Y-you’re a…a…”

Eli followed his gaze to her chest, where a few beans still clung to her drenched, oversized shirt. She dropped the pan and covered herself. Oh, how brainless of her! Would Pa send her away?

Available now for preorder!

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away a “Trust in the Lord” Journal & 80+ Journal Stickers Set, along with a $10 Amazon gift card. Be sure to comment on the blogs listed below for extra entries into the giveaway.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY!

 

BLOG STOPS

Reading is My Superpower

Radiant Light

Joy of Reading

The Christian Fiction Girl

Moments Dipped in Ink

Bookworm Mama

Romances of the Cross

Fiction Aficionado

Robin’s Nest

A Baker’s Perspective

The Singing Librarian

With a Joyful Noise

Don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends!

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book and Cover Reveal, Waltz in the Wilderness, Kathleen Denly

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 19 July 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK– MOSAIC COLLECTION – REGINA RUDD MERRIC

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK – MOSAIC COLLECTION – REGINA RUDD MERRICK

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Mosaic Collection, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

For His glory…
The Mosaic Collection is an international community of women authors who use faith-based fiction to touch hearts with the good news that Christ’s finished work on the cross has made us one family, and to nurture affection for the people God has placed within our circles of influence, so that the grace and glory of God may become visible and personal to everyone we meet.

…and our good
We are sisters, a beautiful mosaic united by the love of God through the blood of Christ. We have experienced the redemptive, restorative power of God’s grace in our marriages and families, and we believe our God is able to heal, restore and redeem our brokenness. His love fills us with the courage to persevere, and to offer others a Christ-like compassion that is full of His wisdom and grace.

Visit the Mosaic Collection Website to stay posted on each new release & follow the collection blog for meaningful posts from the authors!

 

 

THE AUTHOR

Regina Rudd Merrick is a writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Having lived most of her life in Western Kentucky, she dreams of the sound of crashing waves and sandy beaches. Married to her husband of 35+ years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. She is the author of three books: Carolina Dream (Apr. 2017), Carolina Mercy (July 2018), and Carolina Grace (February 2019) in the Southern Breeze Series.

 

 

CONNECT WITH REGINA: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

 

 

 

Cornerstone message from the collection: 

Trust God and do the next right thing.

I want my readers to know that they are not alone, and that what they’re going through is not unique to them. Life isn’t a series of obstacles to overcome, but a series of events that point us to Jesus, who loves us more than we can imagine.

 

FUN FACTS

Favorite place to read: In my bed – okay to be honest, on a balcony overlooking the beach, but reality . . .

Favorite book character from childhood: Laura Ingalls Wilder – I know, she was a real person, but she made me want to be a pioneer so badly!!

Favorite movie: Tough one. I have several: You’ve Got Mail, Sahara, How the West was Won, Notorious, Star Wars. How’s that for variety?

Favorite quote or Bible verse: Psalm 37:4. “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Favorite splurge/treat: Anything with hot fudge on it. 🙂

Favorite character you’ve created: Lucy Dixon. She was so much fun to write!

Last 3 great books you read“A Bound Heart” by Laura Frantz, “Justice Delivered” by Patricia Bradley, “Where Treasure Hides” by Johnnie Alexander

Dream vacation: A month on an island off the coast of SC, GA, or FL, doing nothing but soaking up the sun, eating, walking, and reading.

Plotter or pantser: Plantser

In no particular order, ten of your favorite things (i.e. hot cocoa, a warm breeze, the sound of my kids’ laughter, etc.) : The ocean, chocolate chip cookies, a new computer, shopping for shoes, planning a vacation, decorating a house, my instant pot, hugs from my girls, my new wedding band, walking on the beach

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card & an ebook prize pack*!

Winner will receive an ebook of:

  • Where She Belongs
  • Pieces of Granite
  • Lifelines
  • Christmas on a Mission
  • Vigilant
  • Other Side of the River
  • The Third Grace
  • Carolina Grace
  • The Benefit Package (a devotional)
  • Dance of Grace
  • When Love Calls

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 10, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally, but international winner will receive a gift card only *(may be substituted for a Book Depository gift card if winner cannot accept from US Amazon)

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2b09c62e500/?

 

See tour landing page for a complete list of authors & book release dates.
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book, Mosaic Collection, Regina Rudd Marrick

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 12 July 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK COVER REVEAL – A MATCH FOR EMMA by PEPPER BASHAM

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK COVER REVEAL – A MATCH FOR EMMA by PEPPER BASHAM

THE BLURB

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.

When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.

With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?

 

THE AUTHOR

 

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her websiteFacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

THE REVEAL

Isn’t this just a lovely cover!!!

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book, Cover Reveal, A Match for Emma, Pepper Basham

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 26 April 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK– ALL MADE UP by KARA ISAAC

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK – ALL MADE UP by KARA ISAAC

Don’t miss this $1.99 sale from RITA Award Winning author Kara Isaac! https://amzn.to/2Gv4gTz

                                                                             

 

THE BLURB

The latest romance from Romance Writers’ of America RITA Award-winning author, Kara Isaac…

Everyone thinks Katriona McLeod is living the dream. Her professional career as a make up artist sees her traveling the world working with the stars and she’s got no shortage of men wanting her affection. Only problem is she’s never gotten over Caleb Murphy, the one guy she’s ever loved. When she accepts a job on the latest looking-for-love reality TV show, Falling for the Farmer, she discovers to her horror that Caleb is the leading man and she’s cast as one of his harem. But she hides a secret that means that even if she wanted a second chance with the guy who broke her heart she could never have it.

Caleb Murphy couldn’t care less about C-Class celebrity fame or reality TV and he certainly doesn’t believe it could lead him to love. The one thing he does care about is fulfilling his mother’s last wish. Kat’s presence on the show seems to offer up a solution that will make both the network and his mother happy. It might have been almost ten years since they split but he knows he can trust her with his plan. Just as long as he doesn’t fall in love all over again with the woman who will never stay.

THE AUTHOR

 

Kara Isaac writes contemporary romance in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of four novels including the RWA RITA award-winning Then There Was You (https://www.rwa.org/page/2018-winners), Close to You, a RITA Award Double Finalist, and Can’t Help Falling, an RT Review Top Pick. When she’s not chasing three small people, she spends her time writing horribly bad first drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand. She loves to connect with readers on her website http://www.karaisaac.com, on Facebook at Kara Isaac – Author, Twitter @KaraIsaac and Instagram @kara.isaac.author

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You don’t go all in with the person you can live with. You go all in with the person you don’t want to live without.”

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book, All Made Up, Kara Isaac

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 10 August 2018 – WREADING WEDNESDAY FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK– NEVER FALL by ANNE CAROL

WREADING WEDNESDAY FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK – NEVER FALL by ANNE CAROL

 

Welcome to the blitz & giveaway for the FAITHFULLY YOURS series by Anne Carol, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

                                                                             

Title: Never Fall (Faithfully Yours #2)
Author: Anne Carol
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance

 

THE BLURB:

“Your fairy tale is about to begin.”

Beth and David’s whirlwind romance has survived a year of long-distance dating—dodging exes, dealing with jealousy, and syncing future goals. Eager to move into the next chapter of their lives together, Beth leaves California after graduation to follow her heart, joining David in his native London.

While Beth keeps busy with her university courses, David focuses on building his music career—recording and touring with his band, Vinyl Fog. They’re young and in love with the world at their feet.

Life seems perfect.

But it doesn’t take long before a series of unforeseen events challenges them like never before. How will Beth and David cope with one battle after another, and ultimately hold each other up while life keeps trying to knock them down?

Falling in love was easy.
Surviving love is the challenge.

There will be four books in the Faithfully Yours series, all four featuring Beth and David, as their love story takes many twists and turns over the two decades the series will span. Come along on their journey and see how they gradually deepen their faith in the One who holds them up in good times and bad.

Author’s Note: this book has been revised from the original 2015 edition and is now told from a Christian worldview.

 

PURCHASE: Goodreads | Amazon

 

BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

 

Series Purchase Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Each day of the blitz spotlights a different book from the series – follow along with the tour to learn about each of the first three books individually!

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

Anne Carol grew up reading, writing, and listening to English rock bands, obsessing over one in particular. Her obsession and endless daydreaming inspired her to write her first romance novel at age twelve. Over twenty years later she decided to re-write the story for publication. Never Let Go, the first book in her Faithfully Yours series, is a story that has been a part of Anne since childhood. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, dancing, watching teen dramas, and exploring social media websites. Anne lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

 

CONNECT WITH ANNE: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY

Anne Carol is giving away:

  • ecopies of all 3 books in the Faithfully Yours series;
  • $10 Amazon gift card

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 9, 2018 and last through 11:59pm August 16, 2018. Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. Winners must be able to accept gift card from US Amazon. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Follow along at JustRead Tours for the full TOUR SCHEDULE!

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday on Friday, Featured Book, Never Fall, Anne Carol, Faithfully Yours, Never Change, Never Let Go, JustRead Tours

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