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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My brand new release!

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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt - My Blog Winners!!!



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:
Nicole House
Gail H.

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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


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 prizes!

·      The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.

·       Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
·       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 brief summary:

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. 

Visit MY 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:

• Facebook

Website
• Twitter @MaryLuTyndall


Here’s the Stop #11 Skinny:
You can order MaryLu’s book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!
Clue to Write Down: My clue for Stop #11 is: “or Independent,”
Link to Stop #12, the Next Stop on the Loop: MaryLuTyndall’s own site.

But wait! 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.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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.



Sunday, July 31, 2016


Today, I have a fun surprise that I'd like to share with you.

To celebrate the summer, I’ve teamed up with more than 40 fantastic inspirational romance authors to give away a huge collection of romances, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

You can win my novel, Then Came Love, plus books from authors like MaryLu Tyndall and Debra Clopton. Enter to win 40+ Inspirational romances and more at bit.ly/inspyromance.
Here are the details about my book offered in this giveaway:
Torn apart by the Civil War, two young couples find restoration through love, grace, and forgiveness.

Louisa Maria Downs has waited three long years for her soldier-sweetheart’s homecoming. But when he returns, John Jacobs stands aloof, his deep blue eyes revealing his longing for her, but his lips strangely silent. Convinced it is God’s will for them to marry, Louisa defies decorum and pursues the man who has owned her heart since she was twelve years old.

John Jacobs has spent three years fighting to keep the Union intact. Now back home, he longs to marry the young woman he has admired since boyhood. But shattering memories of what he did during the war magnify the bloodstains on his hands. He awakens each day more certain than ever that he is not worthy of the love of a decent woman, much less the love of God.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted anything here. My only excuse is that I'm too busy working on my next book. But I need to take a minute and let you know that I have two books coming out this year. The first novel is my August Love Inspired Historical, A Family for the Rancher. It's the second book in a three-book continuity called The Lone Star Cowboy League. My fellow writers are Renee Ryan, The Rancher's Twin Surprise (July 2016) and Regina Scott, A Rancher of Convenience (September 2016). You won't want to miss any of these delightful stories. 

Here's my cover:
From Neighbor to Daddy
Rancher Edmund McKay likes his life simple and quiet—everything feisty neighbor Lula May Barlow is not! But with a cattle rustler on the loose, he’s duty-bound to protect the widowed mother, even without her approval. Yet he never expected to enjoy her company. And he certainly never thought her crowded, bustling house would be the first place he’d ever feel at home…

After a harsh childhood, Lula May knows how to stand on her own two feet. She doesn’t need Edmund’s help—but she’s starting to want it, all the same. So are her children, who clearly have matchmaking in mind. And when a threat from the past resurfaces, she realizes all that’s at stake…including her chance for a lifetime of love.

You can purchase this story in advance at Amazon.com or other online bookstores OR in your local bookstore, especially Walmart, beginning early in August. To enjoy the entire story, be sure to purchase the other two books in the series! Happy reading!

I'm offering a free print copy of A Family for the Rancher to one reader who lives within the United States. Sorry, but postage to other countries is prohibitive. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment and your email address. The only eligible participants are those who say more than "I'd like to have this book," or "Please enter me in the drawing." Instead, tell me what you like to read and why. Thanks!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

At last! THEN CAME LOVE is available in PRINT or E-BOOK!

More good news about Then Came Love !! This book of my heart just won second place in the prestigious Inspirational Readers' Choice Awards' long historical category for 2015. Then Came Love came in second after MaryLu Tyndall's exciting pirate novel, first place winner The Ransom . My novel shares second place with Karen Witemeyer's Full Steam Ahead. Jody Hedlund's Love Unexpected took third place. I know you'll want to check out all of these great novels.

I'm pleased and thrilled to announce the release of my brand new book, Then Came Love, a book of my heart that I've worked to get published for six years.

Brand new January 28, 2015:
Then Came Love is now available in print at https://www.createspace.com/5268698. Please take a look!

Love does not seek what it can get but what it can give, which is everything.

“And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)

Louisa Maria Downs has waited three long years for her soldier-sweetheart’s homecoming. But when he returns, John Jacobs stands aloof, his deep blue eyes revealing his longing for her, but his lips strangely silent. Convinced it is God’s will for them to marry, Louisa defies decorum and pursues the man who has owned her heart since she was twelve years old.

John Jacobs has spent three years fighting to keep the Union intact. Now back home, he longs to marry the young woman he has admired since boyhood. But shattering memories of what he did during the war magnify the bloodstains on his hands. He awakens each day more certain than ever that he is not worthy of the love of a decent woman, much less the love of God.
Torn apart by the Civil War, two young couples find restoration through love, grace, and forgiveness.

Here are some endorsements:

In Then Came Love, Louise M. Gouge has masterfully woven unforgettable characters into a tale of forgiveness and grace that will touch your heart and keep you thinking long after you have turned the final page. Set during the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, the message of this story remains significant today. Judith Miller, best-selling author of the Home to Amana series and The Brickmaker’s Bride.

Louise M. Gouge made me care deeply about all her characters from the first page. I began reading Then Came Love and was pulled in and couldn’t look away as the story unfolded with Gouge’s trademark captivating, heart-wrenching human drama. So wonderful, gripping, and engrossing! Mary Connealy, author of Tried and True.

I've been trying to get this book in print for six years. Finally, I've put it on e-book. Please check it out at Then Came Love!