Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Author Lena Nelson Dooley - MINNESOTA BROTHERS - Free Books

Today, I’m doing something a little different.

My desktop computer with all my data on it had a meltdown today, so it might be a few days before I can access the next scheduled interview. So instead, I will give away copies of some of my books.

Today, I’ll give away 2 copies of Minnesota Brothers. This is a really fun book. It contains a four-book series I wrote.

Some of you may not know me.

My husband James and I have been married since 1964. Ours was one of those love-at-first-sight relationships. We were married three months and three days after we met. He truly was God’s gift to me. We are absolute opposites, but that means that his strengths are my weaknesses, and my strengths are his weaknesses. Together we make a more perfect whole. I believe that is what God intends for all of us.

We have two daughters. Marilyn Van Zant is married to Roger, and they have a son named Timothy, who is married to Crystal. Timothy is serving in Iraq. They gave us out first grandchild --Sebastian. If you want to see pictures of him, go to my personal slide show blog: http://lenanelsondooley2.blogspot.com Jennifer Waldron is married to Eric, and they have three children—Austin, Marissa, and Amanda. James and I love to spend time with our family, and we are blessed that both families live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, so we see them often.

For several years, I worked on the support staff of a church, but in November of 2002, God changed things so that I can stay home and write full-time. It has been the desire of my heart for a long time. In Proverbs 37:4, it says, "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." I believe that this blessing is a result of my delighting myself in Him, and I praise Him for the opportunity.

James and I like to travel. We have often gone on missions’ trips to Mexico, and some of our best friends are missionaries in several countries around the world. We hope to visit more of them in the future.

We worship at Gateway church in Southlake, Texas. Visit them at: http://www.gatewaypeople.com

Now about the book:

Minnesota Brothers contains four complete romantic novels in one volume: The Other Brother and His Brother’s Castoff are prairie romances. Double Deception is a mystery. Gerda’s Lawman is a western with a touch of comedy.

Love Sets Down Roots

The Nilsson family of Sweden has decided to settle in Minnesota, where each of the brothers seeks a wife.

When Lars suddenly elopes, Gustaf is left to meet his younger brother’s original fiancée at the ship and explain his brother’s absence to her. Could God have designed all along for these two to be together?

August admires his older brother Gustaf, but perhaps not enough to accept his castoff for a wife. Can Anna Jensen recover from the death of a fiancé and the marriage of another beau in order to see August as more than just a friend?

Lowell and Ollie are both fascinated by a mysterious young woman who has come to town–thought she is good at eluding their affections. Will Rissa Le Blanc drive a wedge between the brothers?

Gerda Nilsson envies her brothers’ wives, but there has been no romance for her–until a tight-lipped cowboy rides into town. Will Gerda trust her fanciful heart or lean on her faith to guide her?

Experienve an immigrant family’s adaptation to a new home as each sibling searches for acceptance, fulfillment, faith, and love.

As always, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of Minnesota Brothers.


WK said...

Wow what an interesting life and such great sounding stories.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

It's neat to finally hear a bit about you. The books sound interesting too... I hope computer stuff gets fixed for you. I know how frustrating that can be. MJ


Cindy Swanson said...

I'd love to read your book, Lena! Much of my family lives in Texas, by the way, including my only grandchild, so much of my heart is there. I often review books and interview authors on my radio interview show. I found your blog through the Blogrush widget, and I really enjoyed my visit. I truly love Christian fiction and try to encourage it in every way I can.

ChristyJan said...

How fun to learn more about you and your family.
I'd love to win a copy of MINNESOTA BROTHERS!

cpullum said...

Tell Timothy thanks for his service! Coming from a former mlitary family. My dad served in the Marines and is a Vet. My husband was in the Navy 10 years and got out to serve in the community as a CHP officer. Yes you are truley blessed to be able to stay home and God is good all the time!

windycindy said...

Greetings, Your family sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing about your family! I enjoy books that are all in one volume! I would be honored to be put in the drawing for one of your books. Thanks very much.

Beth K. Vogt said...

Came via Linda Windsor's recommendation . . . and the Minnesota Brothers series sounds like a good read!

Wilma Frana said...

Sounds like you have a great family. I have 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

sarah woll said...

Loved to learn about your family. I hope your computer gets back to normal sometime soon, cause i know how frusterating that can be.Please enter me in the contest.

Theresa N. said...

It's great you have your on personnel romance and your book
sounds wonderful.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot) com

Yankysmom said...

The books sounds great and I would love to win it .

Norma said...

I'd love to win this book - sounds very interesting!

Jackie said...

The stories sound interesting, I'd love to read them!

Ausjenny said...

Thanks for sharing I would love to enter to win this book
ausjenny at gmail . com

Abi said...

MN is right across the river from us. I'd love to win this book. Sounds like four good stories. Please include me.

Carolynn W. said...

Was great to learn more about you! Please enter me, I would love to read your book, thanks!

Meadowlark Days said...

Thanks for filling us in on yourself. The book sounds like a fun read. My ancestors were immigrants in MN and ND. I myself am in south TX these days.

Chelleandyg said...

That was fun to read all about your family! My husband and I also had a short courtship.
Will be looking for the book if I don't win it!

chelleandyg at cox dot net

Cheryl said...

This book sounds great too! Please enter me. shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

blueviolet said...

Four novels in one....that's great!
Please enter me in your giveaway; thanks!

Maureen said...

Those like like some wonderful stories.