Wednesday, May 04, 2016

SMALL-TOWN BRIDES - Darlene Franklin , and others - One Free Book

Welcome back, Darlene. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I’m a born New Englander and transplanted Westerner by choice. Both are featured in my books. I have one son, a lovely daughter-in-law, and four wonderful grandchildren just around the block from me. My degrees are in Bible and theology, church music, and Christian education, and they’ve all played a part in my life and in my writing. The fact most people find interesting is that I write from a nursing home.                                                                                                                        
How did you become interested in writing?                       
On the one hand, I’ve been interested in writing all my life. It was one of my desired occupations when I was a child, and I wrote TV stories and plays.

On the practical side, I began writing seriously in the wake of my divorce. My writing served as part of the healing process. By the time I finished that book, I was hooked for life.                       
                                                                                               
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
My story in Small-Town Brides, A Blessing for Beau, originally appeared in my novella collection, Calico Brides. The four youngest members of the Ladies Missionary Society decide to take on local mission project—and they all find love in the process. By the fall of the year, she still hasn’t settled on a project and begins to think God doesn’t have any special plans for her, that her charity work as the pastor’s daughter is all she’s meant to do.

I considered the plot of A Blessing for Beau the most predictable of the four: the spinster teacher fell in love with her student’s custodian, I know what it’s like to feel like my life is so ordinary, that exciting things pass right over my head on their way to someone else.
                                                                                                                                                           
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?
The primary theme is discovering, and accepting, what God has planned for you. In addition to Ruth’s struggles, which I mentioned above, the hero has no idea what his niece and nephews want. He thinks his oldest nephew should work to prove up the 160 acres his father wanted. The problem is, the older nephew is a student. Ruth recognizes and encourages his desire for further education. His younger brother is looking forward to farm life. And as for his niece, Beau doesn’t have a clue.  
                                                           
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
I hope it will encourage readers to “don’t give up” on waiting for God to work (as the Message interprets Hosea 12:6). Also, not to force our idea of God’s will on someone else.

I have my own testimony about how God brought about something I wanted long ago and had long since given up on happening. When I was finding my way as a writer, I wrote a mixture of nonfiction and fiction. I applied for a couple of columns, but didn’t get the opportunity. Now, after ten years of writing fiction almost exclusively, I have been asked to write a monthly column for Bookfun Magazine (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/665059-april-2016-book-fun-magazine.) My first column appeared this month. God’s timing is impeccable!
                                                                                   
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?    
That’s a tough question, especially when my story is in a volume with novellas by eight other talented authors. I’m told my writing is sweet, that my characters are complex, that my stories bring in faith in a strong but natural way. (In others, they don’t feel like I’m preaching at them.) I also like to think I often come up with a unique twist on a familiar theme or setting.        
                                                                                                                                   
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I’ve mentioned some of that above. Living in a nursing home, I definitely feel out of the mainstream. I seldom get to see any writers face to face. As I grow older, I begin to think “what do I want to do before I die?” And is writing taking too much of that time? Recently God has given me several neon-light signs to continue writing. Two books on the same bestseller’s list last month! A free book at #1 in its category! The magazine column!
           
So like Ruth, I feel limited as to what I can do. But God’s plans for me are bigger than I can imagine.                                                                                                                                                                                 
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
I’ll share the verse I mentioned above. Once I finished memorizing great verses from Isaiah, I moved on to Hosea.

What are you waiting for? Return to your God! Commit yourself in love, in justice! Wait for your God, and don’t give up on him—ever! (Hosea 12:6, Message)

When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
I read, a lot. The Kindle makes it so easy, so lightweight. I’m blessed to have physical therapy started again. Yup, those three sessions a week working with weights, bicycles, throwing balls and walking mean a lot. I also do a lot of word puzzles. I’m also spending serious time memorizing scripture—I decided I want to cram my mind with as much as His word as possible in case some day I lose my mind.                                                                                                                                                                       
As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Just that God is faithful wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Tell us about the book.
Small-Town Brides Romance Collection: 9 Romances Develop Under the Watchful Eyes of Neighbors: Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus. Can the nine couples develop lasting loves under the watchful eyes of their neighbors?

My story, A Blessing for Beau: Schoolteacher Ruth Fairfield is about to teach a new guardian a few lessons in life and love.

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter: @darlenefranklin

Thank you, Darlene, for sharing this new collection with us.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

STUCK ON YOU - Michelle Stimpson - One Free Ebook

Dear Readers, we’re welcoming back one of my good friends. She’s very creative. Her books are hilarious, and she now creates her own covers. Spending time with her really brightens my day.

Welcome back, Michelle. Tell us about your salvation experience.
Though I “grew up” in church, I didn’t really submit my life to Him and receive Christ as savior until I was 17 years old. I was in our family’s formal living room vacuuming the floor, just thinking about Jesus and all the stuff I’d heard about growing up. Pretty soon, I’d be heading off to college. At that time, I had started doing some things that I knew were out of line with my parents’ rules and the church’s teachings, and I was a bit afraid of what I might do to ruin my life when I left my family home. At that time, I knew I needed saving from myself. I needed a Savior. I stopped the vacuuming and asked Christ into my life—all alone, no fanfare, no witnesses, just me and Him. Much of my life in Christ has been just like this, a private affair that later shows itself on the outside. It would be another 10 years before I was completely wooed by Him, but that was the beginning of our relationship.

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Lynne Gentry – she would read my work and find all kinds of holes in it. She’s an iron who sharpens me.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley – she is a writing rabbit. Having her around and watching her “go” would inspire me to keep my behind in the chair and write!
Faith Simone – she’s a new author and I think she would benefit from being around those of us who have been writing for a while.
Janice Olson – while I think she’d do a great job of critiquing and helping brainstorm, she’s also the queen of hospitality and she loves to cook. We’d need food!!!

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
Yes, I do quite a bit of speaking with the women’s ministry of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. For the past three years, I have led a series of sessions on various topics. In addition to ministry, I am an educational consultant. I present dozens of workshops annually to teachers.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
I laugh at myself so often that I rarely get embarrassed because others are laughing right along with me. But there was one time I didn’t even know to be embarrassed – when my wig fell off and I didn’t even realize it! I was talking to a lady, re-enacting a scenario, and I whipped my head around really quickly. My wig fell off but I didn’t know it, so I kept on talking. The lady just kept listening, but I think she was too dazed to say anything. When I felt a little breeze on my neck, I looked down and saw the wig on the concrete. Thankfully, no one saw it except she and I!

People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
I say, “Write the book already!” Somehow, many people think there’s some special mystery to writing, but writing is writing. The same way we sat down with pen/pencil and wrote papers in the 3rd grade is pretty much how we do it now (except with on a computer for most of us). Granted, we outline, we plan, we think about marketing and the broader message, but at the end of the day, we WRITE.

So true. Tell us about the featured book.
Back in college, Braxton Stoneworth and Tiffany Warren were just friends...until one spring night heightened their feelings for one another. Yet when they returned to school in the fall, Braxton made a decision that drove Tiffany to transfer schools and never look back.

Now, nearly a decade later, they meet again as business experts vying for the same contract at a prestigious school. In addition to their professional competition, tensions mount as Braxton and Tiffany discover that they have two different versions of what happened to their romance so long ago. Can they overcome hard feelings and pick up where they left off?

Tiffany’s father passed away a few months ago, just as she was founding her new project management firm. She wonders if her leap of faith was a good move, and her doubts only increase when she learns that someone from the firm she left is trying to undermine her independent efforts…not to mention her possibilities with Braxton.

Braxton thought he might follow his father’s footsteps into ministry. His wild fraternity days caught up with him, however, causing Braxton to give up the idea of teaching anyone to follow the faith he so obviously neglected. Can he win back his own self-respect and the heart of the woman he never forgot?

Stuck On You is the first book in The Stoneworth Series by bestselling Christian Fiction author Michelle Stimpson. The family history is briefly established, and then readers are off to experience the Stoneworth family's rich legacy of faith and integrity within the context of contemporary romance. Come fall in love with the family!

Please give us the first page of the book.
“Gather ’round now, so I can tell the story,” one of the oldest living Stoneworths, Uncle Bush, announced from the lazy chair.

Someone in the kitchen switched off the household intercom system, which had been pumping upbeat gospel tunes throughout the two-story mini-mansion. Glasses ceased to clink. Silverware ceased to chink against the fine China that Uncle Bush’s wife, Aunt Vera, had proudly used to serve her husband’s annual birthday dinner. This birthday was extra special, marking his eighth decade of life.

Braxton Stoneworth gave up his seat on the comfy leather couch nearest Uncle Bush so that the younger ones could get close to hear their story—the Stoneworth legacy—which had been passed down for more than a hundred years now.

His five-year-old first cousin once-removed, Lauren, and her friend quickly scrambled to claim Braxton’s empty spot.

Ace, one of the kids from Uncle Shiloh’s clan, came running into the family room but stopped short, having been beaten by the girls. “No fair! She’s not even a Stoneworth!” He pointed at Lauren’s friend.

Lauren’s mom, Paige, gently lowered Ace’s arm since the boy wasn’t practicing good manners at the moment. “You never know, Ace. She might be a Stoneworth someday.”

His brows furrowed in indignation as he crossed his arms on his chest. Little Ace looked like he wanted to say something, but he knew better than to talk back to his aunt, especially in front of the room full of people who would put him in check for saying anything remotely disrespectful to an elder. Simply put: Stoneworths didn’t play that.

“Come on, lil’ dude. I’ve got a seat right here for ya.” Braxton’s oldest brother, Knox, rolled a chair up right next to Uncle Bush.

Ace’s expression shined with victory. “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

“You know Stoneworths look out for each other,” Knox said, giving Ace some dap.

The brown-skinned boy with bright hazel eyes hopped into the chair, set one tiptoe against the floor, then whirled the seat around for two full 360-degree circles. He raised his hands in the air. “Look at me! I’m flying!”

The room full of Stoneworths and friends filled with soft laughter as brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins witnessed Ace’s antics. Somehow, they had all known that Ace would abuse the rolling chair. He was, as Braxton’s grandmother Ethie would say, “all boy”—which meant constant adventures, fearlessness which led to countless bumps and scrapes, and occasional mischief. And, as God saw fit, the Stoneworth family tree had always bloomed with an abundance of male family members.

“Careful, Ace. You don’t want to lose your dinner,” Brandy warned as she stepped behind him and stopped the impromptu merry-go-round.

“Yes, ma’am,” Ace said breathlessly. He clasped his hands together and sat as still as possible, which had to be torture for an eight-year-old.

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Thank you, Michelle, for sharing this book with us. I'm eager to read it, as I'm sure my readers are as well.

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Stuck On You (The Stoneworths) (Volume 1) - Paperback
Stuck On You (Stoneworth Series Book 1) - Kindle

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Monday, May 02, 2016

THE CRUX OF HONOR - Paula Mowery - One Free Ebook

Bio: Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor, and speaker. Her first two
published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy and Love was her first solo romance and was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards in 2015. Her other titles include a Christian romantic suspense called For Our Good, a Christmas romance called Love Again, and a romance inspired from the Love Chapter called The Crux of Honor

Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blogs, Full Flavored Living and Putting on the New. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.

Having been an avid reader of Christian fiction, she now puts that love to use by writing book reviews. She is a member of ACFW and also on the faculty for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.

Welcome, Paula. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
In each of my characters, I think you’ll find a little tidbit of me, especially the female characters. Much of the deep emotion that readers say I infuse into my stories could most likely be traced back to a time I experienced that emotion. However, there are characters I have given qualities that I wish I had, and I get to live it out vicariously through my fiction.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
This question came up recently, and I asked my daughter what she would say. She laughed and said, “The only way to answer is that you are quirky. Next to the word quirky in the dictionary is your picture, Mom.” 

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
As a young girl of around twelve I guess I wouldn’t have labeled myself a writer but I was. My mom worked at a bookstore and kept me stocked in books to read as well as journals to write in. As a young teacher in public school I always wrote right along with my students, setting the example. That morphed into writing more extensively as I penned several historical fiction stories while my daughter worked on her assignments for homeschool. After fifteen “practice” novels were filed away under my desk, I was inspired to write a Christian women’s fiction. This became my first contracted book. I guess when that offer came from the editor I felt it was official – I was a writer. Yet I had always been. Now I just had something published.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
My reading tastes are mainly in Christian fiction of the romance or romantic suspense type. I have dipped barely into Christian thrillers. I enjoy an occasional historical fiction and even a good dose of humorous romance.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
Honestly, there are times I think I completely lose my sanity. I work part-time during the school year at an elementary school. When I come home, I start my other jobs which include author, acquiring editor, and pastor’s wife. The only way to stay afloat is to keep my priorities straight. God first. I read my Bible and connect with Him, asking for strength and guidance for what He would have me accomplish for my day. I make lots of lists and try to take each task one at a time as to due dates. I strive to use my time wisely and if I’m cranky, I take my hubby and daughter’s advice and take a nap.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
My characters’ names often come from a baby name book I purchased at a discount bookstore many years ago. An author friend suggested this to me and I have found it very helpful. I also like that I can get an idea of what the name means, which has influenced my choices.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
My husband and I decided to pull our daughter from public school and educate her at home. We so wanted the Christian influence and to make this a strong foundation in her life before she was on her own. I stopped teaching and came home. This meant no frills. We couldn’t afford elaborate vacations or eating out much. But it was so worth it. I am so proud of the young woman my daughter has become. She has surrendered her life to children’s ministry. Her heart is to see the children of Generation Z (born after 9/11) saved. She has already seen fruit from the investments in the children at our church. She will be a senior at Liberty University online next year and has maintained a much higher grade point average than I could ever have dreamed of when I was in school. What can I say? I’m a proud mama.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I think I might be a seeing-eye dog. I try my best to guide those counting on me as I have been trained by the Handler. Sometimes I get distracted by a squirrel but tend to get back on track quickly.

Interesting. No one has chosen that animal before for my blog. What is your favorite food?
I’m not sure I have just one favorite food. I’m more of a depends-on-my-mood-for-the-day kind of person. Mexican food is something I eat regularly, but I like all kinds of seafood. During the summer months when my hubby is king of the grill, he makes a mean juicy burger.

Yum. You’re making me hungry. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Honestly, the biggest roadblock I’ve had in writing is finding the time. The way I have overcome this lack of time is to write anywhere and everywhere. I’ve been known to write on scenes in a notebook while stirring dinner on the stove. Thankfully I don’t get carsick, so I can read and write during trips. I have paper in every location should thoughts warrant scribbling down ideas.

Tell us about the featured book.
The Crux of Honor is in a series of books from Prism Book Group based on First Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter. Obviously, my phrase was love does not dishonor. The main character has always been told that she dishonors her family. Long-held secrets are revealed, and she learns the unconditional love available from God.

Chelsea Wilson’s life is a constant reminder of what living dishonorably looks like. At every turn she continues to prove her mother’s shunning must be deserved.

Dr. Kevin Alley returns to the old home place to establish his medical practice. After running into Chelsea, he knows his love for her is still strong.

Chelsea is ousted from her small rented room when her mother bursts in, proclaiming Chelsea’s pregnancy.

Kevin takes Chelsea in, giving her space to live on the upper level of his house.

When Chelsea’s baby displays life-threatening symptoms, Chelsea must face her mother. Secrets unfold about Chelsea’s parents. Can Chelsea and Kevin uncover the secrets linked to Amish heritage in time to save the baby? Can the two find love together despite their history?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Chelsea Wilson stared at Samuel’s face as he repeated his apology. The small town campus bustled in the background.

Chelsea, I’m sorry. I’m ready to go back and join the Amish church and be baptized.”

She nodded as tears slid down her cheeks. Her pulse strummed in her ears.

He grasped her hand and leaned closer. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t be together. Come back with me. It’s not unheard of...”

“No.” Her voice was low, almost a whisper. She studied his plain clothes. “Samuel, I think down deep we both knew this day would come. You never fit here, and I would never fit there.”

“You will hate me, ja?” His Amish accent crooned.

“No. I respect your heart-felt decision. I can see it in your eyes. It’s what’s right for you.”

“And you? What is right for you?” Honesty poured from his big brown eyes.

“I’m not sure.”

“You will find your way. Trust God.” He pulled her head to his chest and wrapped his arms around her back. She leaned into his embrace for a moment and then backed away. He replaced his black felt hat atop his head, nodded, and marched toward the junior college parking lot.

A stream of tears blurred his silhouette. Chelsea planted her face in her hands, thankful for the concrete bench under her to keep her from sinking to the ground. How could she be so stupid? Her mother had warned her to stop fraternizing with a young man on Rumpspringa. When she refused, her mother had kicked her out of the family home. Chelsea couldn’t help chuckling at her mother’s rich vocabulary. Fraternizing and banished. Why did her mother have to be right? As small as the town of Integrity, Tennessee, was, Mother would discover the news of her break-up by nightfall.

She wrapped her arms around her waist. I can’t sit here feeling sorry for myself. She swiped her cheeks with the backs of her hands and rose to her feet. Draping her book bag over her shoulder, she shuffled toward the library. She would focus on studying for her final exam. There was plenty of time to cry her eyes out later, alone, in her tiny rented room.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Please visit my blog, www.paulamowery.blogspot.com where you’ll find other links to connect with me.

Thank you, Paula, for sharing this book with us. I'm eager to read it.

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The Crux of Honor

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016

THE INHERITANCE - Michael Phillips - One Free Book, Plus More

Dear Readers, today we're featuring a book by a very well-known author, but there is no interview. However, we do have our usual giveaway. When you leave a comment, be sure to tell us if you've read any of his books, and if so, which one is your favorite. 

I first became aware of Michael Phillips when I read almost all of the George MacDonald series he adapted for modern audiences.



Bio: Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last 30 years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today's reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald's original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland but make their home near Sacramento, California.



The Inheritance

The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whale's Reef into turmoil.

Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island’s land. And while Hardy doesn’t enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate’s assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island-and its traditional way of life-hangs in the balance.

Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . .

Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

Chapter One
A Boy and a Bird
Whales Reef, Shetland Islands
On a late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him. The air was full of motion, but for this one of Shetland’s minor islands the wind was relatively light. The chair-rock of his perch jutted out of the ground near a high bluff overlooking the sea.
           
The boy lifted his face to the fragrant breeze as he watched the birds soaring above. He loved the birds, and he loved the sea. But today that love was tinged with sadness.
           
He looked beside him. On a tuft of sea grass lay a tiny bird with a broken wing.
           
The boy was only seven, but the music of the angels stirred within him. He valued life in all its forms. From almost the moment he was born he possessed an uncanny connection to the animal kingdom. It was not merely that he loved animals. The boy understood them far beyond the usual capacity of humans to comprehend their winged and four-footed brethren of creation.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

SONG OF SILENCE - Cynthia Ruchti - One Free Book, Plus Much More

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to have another Cynthia Ruchti book for you. When I read her first novel, I was hooked. Her writing is unique, and her stories are always different from any others that are out there. And that’s a good thing.

Welcome, Cynthia. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
The more I talk with women readers, especially at speaking events, the more we seem to share a common bond about a little-discussed season of life—the front edge of retirement years. My husband has been semi-retired due to workplace cutbacks since he was fifty and now punches a time-clock only two days a week, although the time-clock has matured to a computerized click. As a writer, I work from home—long hours, intense hours. Most work-at-home women can imagine the reaction I hear when I say, “He’s home all…the…time.” That statement is met with a collective, knowing, “Ohhhhh…”

It’s not a bad thing to be near the person you love and have committed your forevers to. But that season offers challenges rarely talked about. It’s a new dance for a married couple. How do they maneuver when their ideas about almost everything from wake and sleep schedules to agendas for the day to noise-versus-quiet to the meaning of a deadline to television and recliners and “Are you busy?” have completely different meanings for husband and wife?

In Song of Silence, I added other layers to that common glitch. Charlie retired early and loved the idea of having nothing he had to do anymore, other than putter in his garden and go fishing once in a while. Lucy was forced into way-too-early retirement when her role as a music educator in their small town school was cut due to budget problems. Art and music—gone. Lucy’s passion—gone.

But in any good novel, one conflict isn’t enough. Lucy’s song is silenced in multiple ways. Her journey to reclaim it lies at the heart of the story.

Growing up with a music educator father certainly informed the passion part of the telling of Lucy’s story. And my main character is named for a favorite music teacher from grade school—Lucy, who just happens to be married to a man named Charlie.

I so understand. Since my husband and I are in our 70s, we had to work through that season of life. Since I’m still a working author, he often volunteers in various ministries in our area. If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
I know you’d like me to name names, but I have a concept in mind, rather than specific authors. I’d set a table in front of the fireplace, bring in comfy upholstered wing chairs rather than my stiff dining room chairs, serve a delightful meal prepared by—oh, say—The Barefoot Contessa, and greet my guests. Two would be general market authors like Sue Monk Kidd or Jodi Picoult or Anne Tyler, so I could gain their perspectives on stories that draw readers like…um…bees to honey. Two would be long-experienced Christian contemporary fiction authors like Lisa Wingate, Gina Holmes, or Nicole Baart who all write family drama, so I could tap into their thoughts about the meshing of story creation and emotion. But I might also want to include those who write in a genre outside my own, because there’s so much we can learn from one another. Because I do on occasion have the joy of sitting across the table from Rachel Hauck, Colleen Coble, Robin Caroll, Brandilyn Collins, Cara Putman, Becky Melby, Kathryn Springer, and others whom I admire, I would sit with them the NEXT night at dinner! My last two of the six would be chosen from among the many new faces on the contemporary fiction scene. Most of them are writing contemporary romance. I’d love to have the opportunity to sit face-to-face or elbow-to-elbow with younger writers who are intentionally choosing to write women’s fiction where romance is an element but emotion steals the show, where the conflicts are real-life conflicts.

Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
I would choose those who not only write well, tell great stories, but are crazy-thorough with their research. Writers like Sarah Sundin, Karen Barnett, you Lena, Julie Klassen, Lynn Austin, Karen Witemeyer…

Thank you for including me. I’d love spending time with those authors. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
Authors continually invest time and energy to discover new readers who’ve not yet read their books. And new ways to connect with them meaningfully. But a daunting challenge is also pressed upon us—whether by our own intents, our publishers’ expectations, or the God of excellence who called us to this role—to make the next book even better than the last. It’s not a “problem,” but instead a challenge that serves to sharpen me, as it should.

That is so true. Tell us about the featured book.

Music taught Lucy love and beauty. Could silence teach her hope?

Lucy and Charlie Tuttle agree on one thing: they’re committed to each other for life. Trouble is, neither of them expected life to look like this. Charlie retired early, but Lucy is devoted to a long-term career…until the day she has no choice.

Forced to retire from her positions as music educator in a small Midwestern K-8 school, Lucy can only watch helplessly as the program her father started years ago disintegrates before her eyes. As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, Lucy wonders if her faith’s song has gone silent, too. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes.

When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
—Kahlil Gibran
Lucy removed her reading glasses and watched Ellie’s thin, thirteen-year-old fingers splay against the girl’s too-flat stomach. “Try it,” Lucy said.

“I don’t have much breath.”

“I know.” The confession drilled so much deeper than it would have coming from any of Lucy’s other students. “Please try.”

She watched as Ellie struggled to fill her scarred lungs from the bottom without moving her upper chest or shoulders. The girl’s hand moved an inch.

“Now, inhale and exhale without letting your hand move at all.”

“I can’t.”

Lucy tilted her head, eyebrows raised, wordlessly urging a response from Ellie.

Ellie smiled. “Time to be brave? Braver than I feel?”

“Right.” Lucy traced the girl’s line of sight to one of the dozens of motivational posters on the wall. Be Brave. Braver than you feel. Next to it, Right or wrong, blow it strong. Beside that one, Practice doesn’t make perfect. It makes possible. Lucy’s favorite, Just so you know, dogs don’t eat music homework.

“Deep breath from the bottom of your lungs. Push your abdomen out to allow air in. Hold it. Now two small breaths in and out without moving your hand. There! You did it!”

Ellie pressed her lips together but couldn’t stop the smile that overrode her efforts. “I didn’t think I could.”

“Now, let’s try that technique for these four measures.” Lucy pointed to the sheet on the music stand. “Keep that expansion in your tummy, even though you’ll have to breathe. See if it doesn’t help you maintain that beautiful tone you’ve been working on.”

The girl raised the silver flute to her pursed lips, a mix of eagerness and skepticism on her face. She exaggerated the movement of her abdomen, her striped shirt proving her obedience, and played the specified measures. Ellie’s eyes flashed her reaction before she lowered her flute. “That,” she said, “was awesome!”

Tears tickled Lucy’s sinuses. “Yes, it was.”

“Does that work with singing, too? Could I join choir next year? Is there room for me?”

Laughter poured out of Lucy’s mouth, but it originated in her heart. “Four brilliant measures and you’re ready to tackle singing, too?” As quickly as the laughter erupted, it died. Her choir? Next year?

“My doctor says he owes you.” Ellie’s flute lay in her lap, the thin fingers cradling it. She stifled most of a cough. “He says he never would have thought of music as cystic fibrosis therapy.”

I never thought my first chair flutist would muscle through CF to keep playing. “I’m glad it’s helping.”

“GDBD,” she said, running her fingers over the instrument. “Good days, bad days?”
Ellie looked up. “Do you text?” Incredulity. 
Lucy took no offense. Even at a few months shy of fifty-six, she must have seemed ancient to a thirteen-year-old. Despite her sassy haircut. And artsy earrings, thanks to Ania’s jewelry-making skills. “Is today a good day, Ellie?”

The girl lifted her flute then pointed to the line of notes on the page, as a pool player might point to the pocket where she intended the eight ball to land. “Mrs. Tuttle, any day I’m breathing is a considered a good day.” She inhaled without moving her shoulders and played the measures as if running a victory lap. Which she would likely never do. Run.

Lucy was three hours away from another school board budget-cut meeting. Could she keep breathing? The discussion had crept too close to destroying scenes like this one with Ellie. Only Lucy’s dogged sense of propriety had kept her from storming the school board’s line of tables and chairs last time. If it crept much closer...

Lucy turned her attention back to her admiration for a thirteen-year-old’s breathless ability to muscle through.

Wonderful! How can readers find you on the Internet?
They can connect with me—and please do!—through my website: http://www.cynthiaruchti.com or http://www.hemmedinhope.com (My tagline for all my stories is, “I can’t unravel. I’m hemmed in hope.”), or through http://www.facebook.com/CynthiaRuchtiReaderPage or http://www.twitter.com/cynthiaruchti and http://www.pinterest.com/cynthiaruchti. You can find images of how I pictured my characters and the setting on the Pinterest Song of Silence board.

Thank you so much, Lena! You’re a gem!

As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy's faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, Song of Silence. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, a young boy and his soundless mother change the way she sees—and hears—everything.

Celebrate the release of Song of Silence with a blog tour and giveaway. Two winners will be chosen!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Song of Silence
  • A $150 Visa cash card
One second place winner will receive:
  • A copy of Song of Silence
  • A music-themed prize pack filled with goodies hand-picked by Cynthia
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 9th. The winners will be announced May 10th on Cynthia's blog.

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Song of Silence - Christianbook.com
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MEDICAL JUDGMENT - Richard L Mabry, MD - One Free Book

Welcome back, Richard. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?
I’ve always enjoyed suspense and thrillers, and although I started out writing straight novels, I eventually moved into writing in that genre. Because I have almost four decades of experience in medicine, it seemed natural to write in that sub-genre. And as for Christian fiction, I’ve been a Christian since my mid-teens, and it just seemed natural to write from that viewpoint.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
For several years, Kay and I had a timeshare condo in North Carolina for a week in the fall, when the leaves were turning. We liked the people, and the weather was nice when we were there—but I don’t think I’d like to live there year-round. There are lots of other areas in the US we enjoy visiting, but I think when all’s said and done, we’re happy staying in north Texas.

It is a good place to live, but the last few days haven’t been so pleasant with all the stormy weather, hail, and tornados. What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
We loved Germany, and would like to go back, not just because I speak the language and we enjoy the food and the scenery, but also because we were treated well by the people we encountered. Of course, that may have all changed since we were there last. Actually, our whole world has changed.

Yes, it has. I almost don’t recognize our own country right now. Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
I’d enjoy going back to the little inn on the island of Santorini in Greece. It was a lovely setting, and our time there was very relaxing.

Sounds wonderful. Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Thus far, all my novels and novellas have either been set in the Dallas area or in fictional towns I’ve created based on real places in the area, mainly because I’m familiar with them. If I decided to change my setting, I’d probably choose somewhere in the northeast—Boston or New York. Of course, that would require a tax-deductible trip for research, and even after travel there I’d probably get something wrong.

What is the main theme of this novel?
Medical Judgment is about a widowed emergency-room doctor who, although she seems to have lost her support system, struggles to be strong and survive despite crisis after crisis.

Tell us about the story.
Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her, then set a fire at her home, and she has no idea what will come next. Her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, but both appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear as the process plays out. The questions keep mounting. Who is doing this? Why are they after her? What will they do to her? Will it mean her death? And, meanwhile, whom can she trust?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Acrid smoke assaulted her nostrils and nudged Dr. Sarah Gordon out of a restless sleep. Was that really smoke? Or had she dreamed the whole thing? She sat up in bed and sniffed the air around her. No, the smoke was real.

Her sleep-numbed brain struggled for only a few seconds before it hit her. Her house was on fire. She had to tell Harry. Then she’d run down the hall and get Jenny. The family had to reach safety.

Sarah reached to her left across the king-size bed, but when her hand touched a bare pillow she realized her husband wasn’t there…and why. He was dead. He’d been dead for eight months now. So had Jenny, her daughter. Sarah was alone… in a burning house.

Or was she alone? Hadn’t she also heard a noise? Was someone there, waiting for her to come down those stairs? Should she stay up here? No, the “someone” might or might not be real, but the fire wasn’t the product of her imagination. She needed to act, and quickly.

Rules and admonitions, read or heard in the past and almost forgotten, swirled through her mind, paralyzing it with indecision. Sarah forced herself to stop. You’re a doctor, Sarah. You’ve faced countless emergencies. Fast isn’t good unless you’re accurate.

She threw on a robe and shoved her feet into slippers. Sarah dropped her cell phone and keys into the pocket of her robe. She took two steps away from the bed, then turned back and picked up the flashlight that had sat on her bedside table since Jenny’s birth. She flicked it on, and in a few strides that displayed more confidence than she felt Sarah covered the distance to the door leading to the hall. Feel the door. If it’s hot, find some other way out.

Cautiously, she pressed her palm against the door. When she discovered it was cool, Sarah let out a breath she didn’t know she was holding. She opened the door and saw no flames. Then she sniffed, and there it was again—a faint aroma of smoke wafting up the stairway—not enough to choke her, not an amount capable of blocking her vision, but sufficient to send her hurrying down the stairs.

Guided by the flashlight, she descended to the first floor. As she got lower, she coughed a little, her eyes watered a bit, but she could breathe, could see through the tears. The smoke still wasn’t bad.
At the bottom of the stairs, she stopped to listen. Was that a noise? She strained her ears, but heard nothing more. Maybe there was no intruder. Maybe it was all in her imagination. Maybe.

I’m eager for my copy to get here. I want to know what comes next. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love connecting with my readers and invite them all to connect with me via the Internet. My website is rmabry.com. I’m on Twitter (twitter.com/RichardMabry) and Facebook (facebook.com/rmabrybooks). I blog twice a week at rmabry.blogspot.com.

Thank you, Richard. I love featuring you on my blog, and my readers look forward to finding out about your new books.

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Medical Judgment - Christianbook.com
Medical Judgment - Amazon
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SOFI'S BRIDGE - Christine Lindsay - One Free Book

Welcome back, Christine. Tell us about your salvation experience.
My great aunt Wilma told me about the Lord when I was about 8 or 9, and when I was 13, I attended a youth convention and heard again that Jesus died to wash away my sins. At 13, I had begun to realize that I was a sinner, so I believed in Christ that night as my savior. But it wasn’t until after I’d backslidden a number of years later, when I became pregnant with a child out of wedlock, that I realized I had to stop sitting on the fence. I either went all the way with Christ, or continue to mess up my life with poor decisions. From that point on I chose to obey Christ as my Savior and my Lord. 

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Since this is fictional I’d like to invite an author that has already gone to heaven. But the first author I’d invite is my critique partner Rachel Phifer since she and I not only work together on all our books but also have our own writing blog Novel Renaissance. If we’re going to sit down with some great authors then I’d want to share that moment with not only a phenomenal writer but my dearest writing friend.

Next on my guest list would be Oswald Chambers. I find such depth in Chambers’ devotional book My Utmost for His Highest, and many of his thoughts have inspired my strongest greatest Christian characters. I’m thinking especially of Eshana in my historical trilogy set in British India. Eshana’s experience of being forced to wear the funeral clothes of a Hindu widow when she wants to live her life as a joyful Christian was inspired by Chambers’ thought that we all must wear funeral clothes when we “die” to our own desires and ambitions to allow Christ full reign in our lives.

Guest # 3 would be Linda Nicols. She hasn’t written much lately and I can’t find much about her one the web, but I LOVE her contemporary novels. She had such a way with language and stories that gripped my heart. I would love to learn from her.

And lastly but certainly not least, Dale Cramer, who is also an expert with elegant prose and characters of great depth.

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
My speaking ministry began over 10 years ago, shortly after the reunion with my birth daughter Sarah. She is the baby girl I gave birth too out of wedlock. Giving my baby up for adoption was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and that heartache shaped me in so many ways. Our reunion 20 years later broke my heart again as it brought back all the original loss of her as my child. My speaking and my writing are shaped by the fact that God can truly turn our broken hearts into our greatest joys. My life verse is Isaiah 49:15,16a, “Can a woman forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you (says the Lord). See…I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”

I love that scripture. That the God of the universe has each of us engraved on the palms of His hands blew me away a few years ago. What a concept to hold close in troubled times. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
Lots of embarrassing things happen to me all the time especially when I’m speaking. One that comes to mind is, when I was at a ladies’ church event my high heel stuck in a crack on the stage and I couldn’t move. I did what I usually do in that sort of goofy situation, I laughed at myself and said something to the audience like, “Well, if there’s a hole anywhere an Irishman (meaning me) is likely to fall into it.” I got a good laugh while I extricated my heel and carried on with my speech.

People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
Aspiring writers need encouragement, so I often share that the most important thing they need is PERSEVERANCE. The writing apprenticeship is not a quick and easy thing. It took 9 years of writing before my debut novel was released in 2009. Don’t skip the training, take the courses, join a professional writers’ association like ACFW or RWA or Canada’s The Word Guild. Work at it, and give your dream over to God, let Him be your agent, your muse, your editor.

Tell us about the featured book.
Sofi’s Bridge is my latest release, a historical romance.
Seattle Debutant Sofi Andersson will do everything in her power to protect her sister who is suffering from delayed shock over their father’s drowning. Charles the family busy-body threatens to place her sister in a sanatorium, a whitewashed term for an insane asylum.

Like she has always done, Sofi will rescue her little sister, even if it means running away to the Cascade Mountains with only the new gardener Neil Macpherson, a handsome immigrant from Ireland, to protect them.

But in a hidden cabin high in the Cascades, just as Sofi has her secrets, she recognizes her gardener does too. Can she trust this man whose gentle manner brings such peace to her traumatized sister, and such tumult to her own emotions?

And can their gardener, Neil, continue to hide from Sofi that he is really Dr. Neil Galloway, wanted for murder and on the run from the British police?

Wow. I’m eager for my copy to arrive. Please give us the first page of the book.
Seattle Washington, June 1913
A blur of white raced along the grounds to the beach. Sofi froze at the second story window. Set against the tattered sky of an incoming squall, her sister’s nightgown billowed in the dark. For the past six weeksTrina kept as much distance as she could from the sight and sound of the surf. Sofi raised a shaking hand to her throat, turned and tore along the upper hall. “Mattie, she’s outside.”

China shattered as Matilda, their housekeeper, dropped a supper tray. At the staircase, Sofi hiked up her black silk skirts and pounded downwards. Matilda followed close behind.

Ten minutes ago, Trina had been in the nursery, huddling on the window seat. Though nearly grown she was always in the nursery since that night when. . .Trina even slept in the nursery instead of her bedroom, crying for Papa, with Sofi holding her close.

Matilda huffed. “I only left Trina to collect her supper.”

A yelping Odin found Sofi at the kitchen hallway. The Springer Spaniel bounded, his cold nose nudging her hand. Thank goodness one thing in this house had stayed the same. With Odin barking, she pushed through the green baize door. The dog darted past her. Inga, their cook, swung around to face her. Frida, the housemaid, dropped whatever she held in her hand. A man Sofi could swear she’d never seen before sat at the table and shot to his feet as she hurtled through the kitchen.

She reached the outer door when the man—the gardener, she remembered now—pushed past her and flung the door wide. He charged across the lawn. The dog yowled and leapt after him. With Inga, Frida, and Matilda running behind, Sofi fled in the wake of the gardener down the trail to the beach.

Now I know it will go to the top of my to-be-read pile when it arrives. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Please drop by Christine’s website www.ChristineLindsay.org or follow her on Amazon on Twitter. Subscribe to her quarterly newsletter, and be her friend on Pinterest , Facebook, and Goodreads

Thank you, Christine, for sharing this new book with my readers and me. It's always a pleasure to host you.

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Sofi's Bridge - Paperback
Sofi's Bridge - Kindle

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