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Happy Spring, everyone! I hope you're having lovely weather where you are.
Before I talk about my brand new release, I want to show you some pictures of our garden. Here in Central Florida, we get an early start. This year, we'll have a few blackberries on the bushes planted just last year. The bushes should branch out over time. At least we hope so.
We've had better results with our veggies. I'm looking forward to harvest already! There's nothing more tasty than fresh produce from your own garden.
And then there's another kind of produce: the books I write. Here's my brand new April release:
Love finds a home
After two years,
Tolley Northam returns home, transformed from a mischievous youth into an
ambitious lawyer confident of winning his father’s approval at last. But he
soon begins to wonder if the only way to do so is to marry family friend Laurie
Eberly—a woman his father has always liked. If only she weren’t so adamant
about refusing Tolley’s proposal…
childhood friend is now a handsome, accomplished lawyer with undeniable charm.
But she can’t accept Tolley’s proposal; she believes it’s just to earn his
father’s praise. First he’ll have to prove to her that he wants her for a wife
not because his father thinks she’s the perfect match, but because he
Click on the safe link below to find out how you can purchase your own copy of Cowboy Homecoming.
On May 1, I'm giving away one copy of Cowboy Homecoming to a U. S. resident. To be entered for my drawing, leave a comment below and tell me what's growing in your garden OR how you celebrate spring where you are. Blessings!
Just one more note:
At last my entire "Then Came" post-Civil War series is available in both print and ebook. I hope you'll take a look. Please take a look: Then
Came Faith, Then
Came Hope, Then
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Our family poses for a picture in front of the tree each year, and we put it into the annual Hallmark Christmas ornament.
Here are my favorite Christmas presents:
My adorable great-great nephew loves my books!
My son gave me this fashionable tee shirt.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a happy 2017!
Congratulations to Karen Hadley! You’ve won a free copy of Cowgirl
Under the Mistletoe! I’ll contact you via email to get your address.
Thanks to everyone who entered my drawing and showed interest in my writing.
Please check back to see what’s new with my books.
Here I am working on my next book! Muffin wants to be sure there's a cat in the story!
I'm excited to announce my brand new release from Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical! Just in time for Christmas, Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe
is now available in both print and e-book at Amazon.com, Walmart, and other retailers both online and in-store. I think you'll enjoy this sweet Christmas story. And if you're looking for stocking stuffers for someone who enjoys inspirational Christian romances, this is the perfect gift! Here's the story:
A Colorado Christmas Courtship: Love finds a home out West!
Deputy Grace Eberly can outshoot and outride most men in
Esperanza, Colorado…but lassoing a husband is an impossible task. At least she
has her good friend Reverend Micah Thomas to keep her company. When outlaws
threaten their community, the two join forces to stop them, and Grace’s
feelings for the reverend deepen. But she’s sure he’d never love a too-tall
cowgirl in trousers and boots.
Micah believes that
it’s time to find himself a wife—someone sweet and ladylike who can help him
better serve the town. So why do none of the elegant young women of his
acquaintance stir his heart like the feisty tomboy deputy? As they work to
bring peace to the community, will Grace and Micah finally see that they make
the perfect team?
I will be giving away one copy of Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe
to one U. S. (only) resident.
To enter my drawing, leave a comment below. And if you aren't signed up for my newsletter, sign up in the white box on the right of this post.
In other news, our kitty, Tigger, always love to help decorate the Christmas tree. Here he's climbing down the ladder after putting an ornament on one of the upper branches.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
P. S. I decided to extend this opportunity until December 10. I'll draw a winner on that day and inform the winner. Be sure I have your email address so I can contact you. I'll mail the winner's book as soon as I receive her/his address so you can use it as a stocking stuffer or read it for your own Christmas enjoyment.
Wasn't this scavenger hunt fun? I enjoyed reading everyone's blog and all the comments from readers. Can't wait to see who the big winners are!
As promised, I am also giving away a special prize to two readers: a Love Inspired mug and two books, on each by my fellow Love Inspired authors, Renee Ryan and Regina Scott. Pumpkin and turkey decorations not included in the prize.
So here's what I did: I made a list of all the names of readers who commented on my Web site, plus my new subscribers who didn't make comments. I printed out the page, cut it in strips, folded each one, put them in my drawing bowl, and asked my adorable granddaughter to draw the names. Those hands you see holding the bowl are my grandson's. He didn't want to be in the picture. He's a teenager. What can I say?
And the winners of my prizes are:
Ladies, please contact me through my Web site and give me your address so I can send your prize to you right away!
As promised, I'll be sending out my newsletter in early December to coincide with the release of my new Love Inspired Historical, Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe.
Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #11
Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve
just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues
through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand
Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as
your browser (not
There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all
weekend (until Sunday, 11/6)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along
the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
Submit your entry for the grand prizes by
collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your
answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #31. Many authors are offering
additional prizes along the way!
I am delighted to host my good friend, MaryLu Tyndall.
MaryLu and I have known each other for about ten years, and I have been a fan
of her exciting Christian adventure books all that time, including her new
release, She Walks in Power
. Here’s a
Alexia D’Clere didn’t ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after a vow to her dying mother, she had no choice. When a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live in the forest, where she grew up, learning to shoot expertly with bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm. Now, at 18, she continues to keep the spear protected, provide meat for the starving village, while secretly caring for her ill sister who still lives in the castle.
Sir Ronar LePeine has been sent on a mission from the king to find the Spear of Destiny. Yet a forest sprite with red, flaming hair blocks his every move, all the while enchanting him like no other. Something evil lurks at Castle Luxley, and both Ronar and Alexia are soon thrust into the middle of a spiritual battle which will not only test their very beliefs, but put them both in mortal danger.
WRITING ROOM, by MaryLu Tyndall, on YouTube by clicking on the picture below:
Award-winning author MaryLu Tyndall has written more than 17 historical romances, and is best known for her best-selling Legacy of the King's Pirates series. Her books are intensely romantic and deeply spiritual. Currently she lives on the coast of California with her husband, six kids, three grandkids and several stray cats. Here's where you can find MaryLu:
• Twitter @MaryLuTyndall
Here’s the Stop #11 Skinny:
Clue to Write Down:
My clue for Stop #11 is: “or Independent,”
Before you go, I’m offering two gifts
to two entrants. Each will receive a Love Inspired mug and two autographed
books by my fellow Love Inspired authors, Renee Ryan and Regina Scott. All you
have to do is sign up to receive my e-newsletter (top right of my home page
, white box) or note in my comments section that you’re
already a subscriber. My two winners will be announced on November 7.
A while back, I participated in a Scavenger Hunt with some of your favorite authors. Now we've teamed up to do it again from November 3 through November 6. We have some fabulous prizes, so be sure to join us. I'll add the first link in a few days. Here are the covers of the books being offered. My title is Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe from Love Inspired Historical.