Friday, March 30, 2007

Reclaiming Nick by Susan May Warren

This week, the

is introducing

( Tyndale Fiction, 2007)



Award winning author SUSAN MAY WARREN recently returned home to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods. Visit her Web site at


RECLAIMING NICK is the first of The Noble Legacy series. Book Two, Taming Rafe, will be available January 2008.

A Modern Day Prodigal Comes Home...


But when his father dies and leaves half of Silver Buckle--the Noble family ranch--to Nick’s former best friend, he must return home to face his mistakes, and guarantee that the Silver Buckle stays in the Noble family.
Award-winning journalist Piper Sullivan believes Nick framed her brother for murder, and she’s determined to find justice. But following Nick to the Silver Buckle and posing as a ranch cook proves more challenging than she thinks. So does resisting his charming smile.
As Nick seeks to overturn his father’s will--and Piper digs for answers--family secrets surface that send Nick’s life into a tailspin. But there’s someone who’s out to take the Silver Buckle from the Noble family, and he’ll stop at nothing--even murder--to make it happen.


“Susan May Warren once again delivers that perfect combination of heart-pumping suspense and heart-warming romance.”--Tracey Bateman, author of the Claire Everett series

If you would like to hear more about Nick, he has his own blog. Also, the first chapter is there...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

It Happens Every Spring by Dr. Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer

This week, the

is introducing

( Tyndale Fiction, 2007)



GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages and numerous other books. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.

CATHERINE PALMER is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels--including The Bachelor's Bargain--which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.


IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING is the first of The Four Seasons fiction series, based on the ever-changing cycles of relationships detailed in Gary Chapman's nonfiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. The novels will focus on four couples, each moving in and out of a different season.

Word travels fast at the Just As I Am beauty shop.

So when a simple homeless man appears on Steve and Brenda Hansen's doorstep, the entire shop is set abuzz, especially when Brenda lets him sleep on their porch.

That's not all the neighbors are talking about. Spring may be blooming outdoors, but an icy chill has settled over the Hansens' marriage. Steve is keeping late hours with clients, and the usually upbeat Brenda is feeling the absence of her husband and her college-age kids.

Add to that the unsavory business moving in next to the beauty shop and the entire community gets turned upside down. Now Brenda's friends must unite to pull her out of her rut and keep the unwanted store out of town. But can Steve and Brenda learn to thaw their chilly marriage and enjoy the hope spring offers?

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Friday, March 16, 2007

The Reliance by M. L. (MaryLu) Tyndall

This week, the

is introducing

( Barbour, January 1, 2007)



M. L. (MARYLU) TYNDALL grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she's only give her heart to Him completely.


A YOUNG BRIDE separated from her husband just as a child has been conceived...

A GRIEVING HUSBAND tempted to take his anger out through the vices of his past...

A MARRIAGE AND A SHIP threatenend to be split apart by villainous Caribbean pirates...

THE RELIANCE, Edmund Merrick tormented by the apparent demise of his pregnant wife Charlisse, sails away to drown his sorrows. He turns his back on God and reverts to a life of villainy, joining forces with the demented French pirate Collier. When his mind clears from its rum-induced haze, will Edmund find the will to escape?

Seemingly abandoned by her new husband, Charlisse battles her own insecurities as she is thrown into the clutches of the vengeful pirate Kent, who holds her and Lady Isabel captive.

Will she be swept away by the undertow of treachery and despair? Can Edmund and Charlisse battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart and steer their way to the faith-filled haven they so desperately seek? Or will they ultimately lose their love and lives to the whirlpool of treachery and deceit?

When Kent's ship docks at Port Royal, and Charlisse see her husband's ship The Redemption, she and Isabel manage to escape with help. But Merrick is no longer in charge of his ship, and Charlisse now takes control of the ship of pirates, with the Lord's help, and goes in search of her husband. They are chased by Kent, and the pirates try to take over her ship, and when she finally catches up with her husband, he is with another woman! So Charlisse runs, will she ever be reunited with her husband? There are lots of twists and turns in this book to keep you reading, and keep you guessing. It is an amazing read!

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Friday, March 09, 2007

The Watchers by Mark Andrew Olsen

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

( Bethany House, March 1, 2007)



MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but now their survival hangs by a thread. And their fate lies in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve....

"Congratulations. You just reached my own little corner of cyberspace.

Who am I?

Abby Sherman, that's who.

Who are you? And why are you checking me out?

Drop me a few pixels, and let's find out!"

With that innocent invitation, Abby Sherman unwittingly steps in the
crosshairs of history, and thus begins her harrowing tale--taking her from
ocean-front Malibu to the streets of London, the jungles in West Africa, the
Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and to the very gates of heaven itself!

A sneak preview of eternity becomes her one-way ticket to danger--and discovery….

Two lives collide in a globe-circling adventure involving both peril and discovery: Abby, a young woman whose visions of heaven turn her into a Web-celebrity; and Dylan, a troubled young man sent by an ancient foe to silence her. From California beachfronts to Nigerian rain forests to Jerusalem and back again, THE WATCHERS is high-octane blends of action, mystery, and spiritual battle spanning centuries.

A woman's awe-inspiring vision launches her on a quest through distant lands
and ancient history, face-to-face with eternity and into the arms of a family
line on the brink of annihilation...

A man who is hired to exterminate her discovers the folly of blind loyalty,
then learns how to wage war in a realm he never believed had existed...

An extraordinary saga of the unseen war against evil, the reality of the
supernatural, and the transforming power of forgiveness.

The Watchers is one of the best books on spiritual warfare I have read in a long time! It takes the reader right into the heart of the unseen battle, and paints an awesome view of Heaven! Throughout the book, Abby is threatened for her life and chased, and discovers all these spiritual powers that she and these other women have, even the power of healing. Come along on this extraordinary journey; it will amaze you!


"A writer who can take your breath away with a single sentence. A welcome,
fresh voice that must be read!"--Ted Dekker

The book link is:

Thursday, March 01, 2007

A Valley of Betrayal by Tricia Goyer

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

(Moody Publishers - February 1, 2007)
by Tricia Goyer (fellow CFBA member, blogger, writer, and homeschooling mom!)


Tricia is a members of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. She also has a blog, It's Real Life and a parenting blog Generation NeXt.

TRICIA GOYER is the author of five novels, two nonfiction books and one children's book. She also was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Writer of the Year in 2003. In 2005, her novel Night Song, the second title in Tricia’s World War II series, won ACFW's Book of the Year for Best Long Historical Romance. In 2006, her novel Dawn of A Thousand Nights also won book of the Year for Long Historical Romance. Tricia and her husband, John, live with their family in northwestern Montana.


We are pleased to be able to review her exciting Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War, A Valley Of Betrayal

For reasons beyond her control, Sophie finds herself alone in the war-torn Spanish countryside, searching for her beloved Michael. His work as a news photographer has taken him deep into the country wracked by civil war. What was once a thriving paradise has become a battleground for Nazi-backed Franco fascist soldiers and Spanish patriots. She is caught up in the escalating events when the route to safety is blocked and fighting surrounds her.

Secrets abound in the ruined Spain. Michael is loving but elusive, especially about beautiful maria. The American who helped Sophie sneak into Spain turns up in odd places. Michael's friend Jose knows more than he tells. When reports of Michael's dissappearance reach her, Sophie is devastaed. What are her feelings for Philip, an American soldier who comes to her rescue?

Sophie must sift truth from lies as she becomes more embroiled in the war that threatens her life and breaks her heart. On her darkest night, Sophie takes refuge with a brigade of international compatriots. Among these volunteers, she pledges to make the plight of the Spanish people known around the world through the power of art.

Acclaimed author Tricia Goyer creates a riviting cast of characters against the backdrop of pre-WWII spain. Love, loss, pain, and beauty abound in A Valley Of Betrayal, the first book in her new series, Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War.

Tricia's blog is:

The book link is:

Abiding Darkness by John Aubrey Anderson

(Faith Words, February 2007) by John Aubrey Anderson.


John Aubrey Anderson was born and raised in his grandparents’ home, five miles north of the setting he chose for Abiding Darkness. That little cotton country town is within a rifle shot of two rivers, a bayou, a double handful of lakes, and endless acres of woods. Add that backdrop to a culture that offered an umbrella of protection for children while allowing boys to roam the countryside with firearms and fishing poles, and you come up with an environment that would provoke the envy of Tom Sawyer. In those surroundings, millions of day-by-day adventures linked themselves to become my boyhood.

When John was eight years old, he saw Flying Tigers with John Wayne and knew he wanted to be a pilot. After graduating from Mississippi State, he flew six years in the Air Force then twenty-nine years for a major airline. His career in the cockpit was nothing less than a thirty-five-year answer to a young boy’s unspoken prayer. And now he get to write . . .

Writing has transformed my life...

Writing has transformed John's life—mostly for the better, but his schedule has been a little crunched for the last four years. In one sense, he looks forward to the day when he will be able to squeeze in time for banjo lessons and golf. On the other hand, he had never had a hobby that came within a long mile of generating the kind of pleasure he derive from crafting a good scene in one of my books.John and his wife started to Mrs. Smith’s kindergarten together and graduated from high school with nineteen other kids. With college, careers, and forty some-odd years of marriage behind them, they find ourselves in Texas—about twenty miles south of the Red River. Most people would describe their lives as boring and colorless—he spend the biggest part of my time writing; she’s immersed in leading a comprehensive, women’s Bible study. They like greasy hamburgers and Dr. Peppers, most species of warm-blooded creatures (the kind that don’t normally bite), and spending July in the mountains.


Turmoil comes to what was peaceful Mississippi cotton country in 1945 when good and evil go to war at Cat Lake. Missy and Bobby Parker, white children from a priveleged family, and Junior Washington, their black friend, are caught in the epicenter of the first battle.

In the aftermath, Missy takes up a life mission that fuels the fire of aggression in the evil lurking in the lake. The war destroys lives in and around Missy's family and community. The lives of the Parker and Washington families, linked for generations by land and work, are now bound by spirituual warfare.

From Chapter One:
Summers were mostly reliable.
They always followed spring. They always got hot. And they always promised twelve weeks of pleasure to the three children at Cat Lake.
The summer of '45 lied.
The children are first attacked by snakes, water moccasins, but these were no ordinary snakes...they were demon possessed! So began the onslaught of spiritual warfare against Missy and her family and friends. There are many battles, people die, the action is thrilling. This book is full of suspense and will leave you wanting to read more about these families. And John Aubrey Anderson has written the second book Wedgewood Grey, and is coming out with the third, And If I Die coming out around August 22, 2007.

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