Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I have a new book to tell you about by an author I love!
The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall. This book is a re-release, in case you missed it the first time. I hope you'll pick it up, just in time for the holidays. It will help usher in the spirit of CHRISTmas.
Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiancé. When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work–including Lizzy’s dry goods store. But she doesn’t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry.
Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love–or just more heartbreak?
2010 Inspirational Readers Choice Contest winner
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
To read the first chapter and/or for purchasing info, go here.
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
She is also a veteran homeschool mom who no longer holds that position. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter as she aimed for what seemed impossible.
To visit Cindy’s Web site, go here.
For information on how to receive free bookmarks and autographed bookplates, go here.
If you've read any other great Christmastime books, post the titles in the comment section. I LOVE seasonal stories.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Hey all, I'm recommending a great book by fabulous author and friend, Roxanne Rustand. I just LOVE this cover...don't you? Makes me want to go there.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When wounded marine Devlin Sloane comes back to Aspen Creek, he's surprised by his late mother's will. His new business partner for the next six months is Beth Carrigan. His ex-wife. This might prove Dev's most difficult mission yet. He's never stopped loving the sweet bookstore owner, but his military career broke them apart.
Now, as Beth and Dev work together helping others get a new start on life, Dev hopes that he can break down the walls between them. And explore the possibilities of a new life and love together.
Christianbook.com Purchase Link
Roxanne's Web site
If you're not familiar with Roxanne's work, I hope you'll give it a try. She's one of my favorite storytellers. Plus, I love Love Inspired books! So that's an added bonus.
Monday, November 01, 2010
I have an amazing compilation to tell you about. Several authors collaborated on a book titled A Prairie Christmas Collection from Barbour Books
Authors include Tracie Peterson, Deborah Raney, Tracey Bateman and other favorite Christian authors.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Settling the vast open prairies, weathering winter storms, and finding joy to celebrate during Christmas epitomizes the pioneer experience. In a unique collection of nine Christmas romances, Barbour Publishing brings readers A Prairie Christmas Collection where they can relive a prairie Christmas with all its challenge and delights as penned by multi-published authors, including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney. Featuring deckled-edge pages and a foil-stamped cover with fold-under flaps, the collection makes an ideal gift for the romance reader.
In this holiday romance collection, the warmth of Christmas will radiate new love from the high plains of Minnesota and Dakota Territory, across the rolling hills of Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, and down into the flats of Kansas. Filled with inspiration and faith, each story will become a treasure to be enjoyed again each year. Along with Peterson and Raney, other contributing authors include Tracey Bateman, Pamela Griffin, JoAnn A. Grote, Maryn Langer, Darlene Mindrup, Janet Spaeth and Jill Stengl.
For more information see Deborah Raney's website here.
Available in bookstores everywhere, or order online at CBD.com, amazon.com or other bookstores online.