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SNEAK PEEK: A Table by the Window by Hilary Manton Lodge

Heirloom recipes, family secrets…and a chance for love

Click here to download chapter one of A Table by the Window.

 The youngest heir to a French-Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D’Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations. When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn—does she really have what it takes? Should she risk leaving her journalism career?

Click here to download chapter one of A Table by the Window.

 

 

SNEAK PEEK: A STILLNESS OF CHIMES by Meg Moseley

 What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything?

Click here to read chapter one of A Stillness of Chimes.

When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead.

 

SNEAK PEEK: Clear Winter Nights by Trevin Wax

Searching for Real Faith – or No Faith at All

Searching for Real Faith – or No Faith at All

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What happens when a young Christian dealing with disillusionment and doubt spends a weekend with an elderly, retired pastor? They talk. And no subject is off limits. Clear Winter Nights is a stirring story about faith, forgiveness, and the distinctiveness of Christianity. Through a powerful narrative and engaging dialogue, Trevin Wax shows the relevance of unchanging truth in an ever-changing world.

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DEVOTIONAL: Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Do you know the harshest, snowiest winters produce some of the prettiest wildflowers in the spring? What a beautiful picture of how God uses the hard times in our lives to produce something beautiful in us.

That truth is woven throughout Katie Ganshert’s debut novel, Wildflowers from Winter and is near and dear to her heart. Delve a little deeper with Katie in this devotional that she’s shared with us.

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Learn more about Katie and her faith journey here.

You can learn more about her book here and even more, here.

READING GUIDE: Restless in Carolina by Tamara Leigh

pdf_1002The Pickwick family has a chance to make things right—even as their financial situation forces a sale of the property. And when Bridget tries to help find the right buyer, she realizes there’s more at stake than simple real estate. Like old secrets, big money, and family feuds. It will take a deep breath and a lot of forgiveness to make it happen.

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READING GUIDE: Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann

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Rescuing a toddler from the jaws of a mountain lion, Trevor MacDaniel, a high-country outfi tter, sets in motion events he can’t foresee. His act of bravery entwines his life with gifted sculptor Natalie Reeve—and attracts a grim admirer.
 
Trevor’s need to guard and protect is born of tragedy, prompting his decision to become a search and rescue volunteer. Natalie’s gift of sculpting comes from an unusual disability that seeks release through her creative hands. In each other they see strength and courage as they face an incomprehensible foe.
 
When a troubled soul views Trevor as archangel and adversary, Redford’s peaceful mountain community is threatened. Together with Police Chief Jonah Westfall, Trevor presses his limits to combat the menace [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich

The smallest act, done with love, can change everything.

Click here to download the first chapter of Finding Our Way Home now.

When principal ballerina Sasha Davis suffers a career-ending injury at age thirty-eight, she retreats to her recently deceased mother’s home to recover. But she can’t do it alone, so she places an ad in the newspaper for a temporary live-in aide. She gets a lot more than she bargained for when 19 year-old übercapable Evelyn Burt shows up.

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NEWS: Susan Meissner On Being A Military Wife Now And In The Civil War

Susan Meissner, award-winning author of The Shape of Mercy and, most recently, A Sound Among the Trees, was interviewed on 10/19/2011 by radio host Susie Larson on “Live the Promise.”  Listen HERE as Susan discusses her book as well as her experiences as a military spouse and a pastor’s wife.  Susan’s husband is currently deployed as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and in A Sound Among the Trees she used the story of one character to explore what it might have been like to be a soldier’s wife during the Civil War.

NEWS: Tips for Writers from Susan Meissner on Novel Rocket

Get writing tips from “great word artist” Susan Meissner, author of the contemporary/historical novel A Sound Among the Trees, by following the link at the bottom of this post.

Ane Mulligan, editor of Novel Rocket, a website that helps up and coming authors promote their books and hone their craft, says: “Masterfully drawn by great word artist Susan Meissner, A Sound Among the Trees is an intriguing and complex story, delving into relationships and traditions… Novel Journey and I give A Sound Among the Trees a high recommendation.”  Read the rest of Ane’s review here.

Read Susan’s article on Novel Rocket and learn how to “Make Your Setting A Character”