Showing posts from September, 2011

A Heart Revealed By Julie Lessman

The ring on her hand belongs to one man … but her heart belongs to another. As a battered woman, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston ten years ago, seeking shelter for a heart badly bruised by both her husband and guilt. But when she falls in love with Sean O’Connor, a man who wrestles with demons of his own, fear and shame almost destroy her … until she is finally set free by a heart revealed. If you want love stories that curl your toes, then you'll adore Julie Lessman's books. I dove into this book because I'd really been waiting to read Emma's story. Scarred by an abusive husband, Emma deals with deep self-worth issues. But she's also a beautiful person who tries to let her weaknesses and fears bring her closer to God. If you're just looking for a straight romance, Julie's books are more than that. I saw her at the conference and told her I'd noticed how her books are moving into more of a saga-type read, rather than just a straightforwar

Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard

IDENTITY: GUARDED Maintaining his cover cost undercover cop Rick Gray the woman he loved. Sweet Ginny Bryson never really knew Rick. He never gave her the chance. Not then, and not now, when he's back with a new alias to gather evidence against Ginny's uncle. The man's crimes led to Rick's partner's death, and Rick wants justice to be served. But his investigation is stirring up trouble, and Ginny is smack-dab in the middle. Someone wants Ginny to pay the price for what her uncle has done. But how can Rick protect her without blowing his cover, jeopardizing his assignment...and risking both their lives? Deep Cover is the first book in the series, Undercover Cops: Fighting for justice puts their lives—and hearts—on the line . Book 2 ~ Shades of Truth ~ March 2012 A compassionate youth worker fighting to preserve her dying father’s legacy battles the justice-driven detective who threatens her mission and her heart. Book 3 ~ Dose of Deception ~ TBA (title

Cool News and Linkage

I had some news and links I wanted to share. First, one of my best friends ever just recently sold her book to Abram's imprint Amulet !!! Anita is a superb writer who first guest posted here in 2008 . You can read Anita's Call Story Here . Woohoo, Anita! I know there are many more sales in your future! Secondly, one of my amazing critique partners Karla Akins just had a non-fiction book released. She's done a wonderful job with this book. If you homeschool or are Canadian, you may be interested in checking it out Here . So, E-Readers are becoming more popular . ACFW is so close! I'm going, are you? line edits arrived. At first I felt intimidated but as I'm going through them, I'm really enjoying it and finding some great nuggets from the editor (thank you!). Do you use an e-reader? Are you going to ACFW?

The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund

They vowed to keep their marriage in name only. But when the unexpected happens on the grueling journey west . . . Their carefully constructed partnership will be put to the ultimate test. Priscilla White knows she’ll never be a wife or mother and feels God’s call to the mission field. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field. Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God’s leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts. After finishing Jody's debut The Preacher's Wife , I'