Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday Book Stroll Feature: Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren

Happy Saturday!
Here's another great book by an author I love: Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren. The publisher is Summerside Press. If you like Steeple Hill books, I think you will enjoy Summerside's romance. If you read and enjoy Summerside, you'll also love Steeple Hill. Give them a try if you haven't or haven't in awhile. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

About Susan's book:
Sophie Frangos is torn between the love of two men and the promise that binds them all together. Markos Stavros loves Sophie from afar while battling his thirst for vengeance and his hunger for honor. Dino, his quiet and intelligent brother, simply wants to forget the horror that drove them from their Greek island home to start a new life in America. One of these “sons of thunder” offers a future she longs for, the other—the past she lost.

From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, they’ll discover betrayal, sacrifice, and finally redemption. Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, she’ll learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder.

Read and excerpt here.

About Susan:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: Susan's Web site.
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Buy the book here.

Enter Susan’s Memory Prize Pack contest:
Each one of us has a wealth of stories from the past – while they might not all be as sweeping and dramatic as that of Sofia and the Stravos brothers (swoon), your family history is a treasure nonetheless.

Well – let’s hear them! Were your great-grandparents ‘fresh off the boat’? Was your great uncle a war hero? Did your grandmother make unbelievable sacrifices to help or protect the family? Did your father harbor a family secret until his death? Are you related to someone famous (my assistant is related to presidents Harrison and Jackson – wow! Who knew?) Do you have a family treasure? Maybe you just have some lovely memories. Whatever it is that is unique in your family history – share it with us.

Have a photo to go with your story? Even better!!!! Email those to !

One grand prize winner will win a Memory Prize package containing a gift certificate to create your own hard cover photo book, a 6 month membership to Netflix (to satisfy that flick fix!) and a signed copy of Sons of Thunder! 5 runners up will also win signed copies of Sons of Thunder! Contest ends March 31st. Winners will be announced April 2nd.


Cheryl Wyatt

Monday, March 22, 2010

Faith for a splinter & miracles abound

Astonished & thankful. Last week, God pushed a splinter from a little girl's finger.

Yesterday he raised someone I love from death.

Grandma Veda went into Vtac then full arrest. Code team started compressions then recalled she's a DNR. Stopped CPR. Gma unresponsive several moments. Then her arms flew up & she started breathing on her own w/no intervention. Sat up immediately & later asked for food. Cardiologist termed it a miracle. Said, "People don't come back from this without the paddles. This rhythm is lethal. They usually drop dead and can't be brought back & they certainly don't come back on their own. It wasn't her time. It just wasn't her time."

Thanks be to God.

Then more miracles occurred in the cath lab. The doctor brought out her last films and compared them in front of us with the current films & said they were surprised to get in there and find no intervention needed. 1.No blockage found. 2.Last film showed she had two collapsed vessels so the third was stented. Dr (astonished) said, "Not only is the stented vessel fine, 1 of the 2 closed vessels has somehow reopened on its own."


I know how.

By His stripes we are healed...

Thank you, God. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you Holy Spirit for the peace and presence of yesterday. Profound thanks for more time with my granny.

She's determined to catch that elusive albino catfish in my parents' pond this summer.

Maybe God is determined she will too. :-)

Please believe.

God is alive and well and in control no matter what the circumstances look like.

If you're moved, whisper a prayer for her and shout a thanks for us because we have her for a while longer. God is still God. He is in control. He holds the keys.

I hope, in the light of this crazy health care plan, that brings peace in the midst of your fear regarding the future of America. Trust God and you will not be shaken no matter what is going on around you. We have a God who cares deeply about the stuff that concerns us. He is active and can intervene. He made a man out of dirt, a woman out of bone and He breathed life back into my grandma yesterday.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In Seekerville Today

I'm blogging in Seekerville today.

Zip on over and join in the fun.

Thanks all!

Cheryl Wyatt

Monday, March 08, 2010

Featured book: Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis

Howdy all! Here’s the scoopage on another great book by an author I love: Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis is IN STORES NOW!

About the book:

Once in a Blue Moon

ISBN: 978-0-8054-4988-4 B&H Publishing

Faith is the first step to soaring.

The day Armstrong stepped on the moon has special memories for most Americans, but not for Bryn Seymour. It’s the day her mother died. Despite death defying feats, guilt has always pulled Bryn down time and again. But a perfect love shows her taking a leap of faith is the first step to soaring. But it only happens … once in a blue moon.

About the author:

‘Leanna Ellis takes a back seat to no one,’ says Debbie Macomber. But Leanna hopes she allows God in the driver’s seat as she taxies her two children to and from all their activities, lets her menagerie of pets in and out … in and out ..., figures out what to cook for dinner (or where to order takeout), and at the same time keeps those quirky characters in her head from bothering others. Winner of the National Readers Choice Award, Leanna writes quirky women’s fiction with a splash of romance. From a long line of southerners and patriots, she lives with her family in Texas.

Amazon Purchase Link

Excerpt Link

Author website
Author blog

Look for FACELIFT by Leanna in September 2010

Cheryl Wyatt

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Canine Tumble aka Blushing Dog

ROFL! My dog fell asleep on the back of the couch, was dreaming and rolled off! LOL! Thankfully he tumbled forward onto the cushioned part rather than backwards onto the floor because he landed before he was fully awake. It's been like ten minutes and poor thing is still laying there looking embarrassed and he's still not sure what completely happened.

He's so cute!

I'd love to hear about your favorite pet antics. Talk away! :-)