Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels and novellas, who lives with her husband and their three children in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.

Lisa is a wife, mom,  teacher, author, dreamer, photographer, but most importantly a follower of Christ Jesus.

She currently lives with her  husband, Scott, near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as church-planting missionaries. Two of their three children are attending a missionary boarding school, while she homeschools their daughter.

When she's not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. 

The following is a June 2014 interview with Lisa.


Be in to win a copy of 
Fatal Exchange
by Lisa Harris

Two copies to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 20 June - 4 July NZDT

Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Ruth Axtell

Ruth Axtell (also known as Ruth Axtell Morren) is the author of several Regency and Maine historical Christian romances. She wrote her first story when she was 12--a spy thriller--and knew she wanted to be a writer.

There were many detours along the way as she pursued more realistic goals - studying, teaching, working, marriage and family. While living in Holland Ruth began crafting her first serious story in between having children, and gained her first recognition as a writer when she made the finals in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Contest in 1994. But it wasn't until their return to the US coast of Maine before she seriously began her writing career. 

Ruth's inner journey of faith parallels her outward journey--seemingly circuitous, sometimes wandering in the desert--yet ever-guided by the Good Shepherd.

The following is a June 2014 interview with Ruth.


Be in to win a copy of 
A Heart's Rebellion (Print* or Digital), In Your Eyes, 

The Lady and the Logger, or The Rogue's Redemption (Digital)
by Ruth Axtell

One copy (winner's choice) to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 13-27 June NZDT

*Print copy to a US winner only

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Tour - Beth K. Vogt

Somebody Like You - Book Review

Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an air force physician who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” Somebody Like You is Beth's third novel.            
Can a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection?

Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening—and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?

Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relation­ship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together—and whose ghost could drive them apart?

Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.

My Review

This is the first book by Beth K. Vogt that I have read and certainly will not be the last! This gentle love story is one I would love to revisit again.

I really felt the state of shock that Haley was living in as the story opened, which was then compounded by the shock of her coming face to face with the image of her dead husband Sam in his twin, Stephen. With very different quests - Haley coming to terms with a life without Sam and the impending birth of their child, and Stephen trying to find out what became of his brother after they parted ways as teenagers - also comes their story of discovering each other. A part of Haley that she had dismissed as a child slowly emerges once again as Stephen becomes to Haley what she had needed from Sam, but never received. And in being to Haley what he thought Sam would want of him, Stephen discovers he is so much more. 

This gentle journey of healing and love is a must read for those who love Becky Wade, Melissa Tagg, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Deborah Raney and Susan May Warren.

Somebody Like You 
by Beth K. Vogt
  • Howard Books
  • Contemporary 
  • 13 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781476737584
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for June 2014 include 20 titles from Harlequin's Love InspiredLove Inspired SuspenseLove Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following blog post is a title listing with descriptions of each release, plus links for purchase in paperback format from Amazon (US) or The Book Depository (worldwide) and digital format from Amazon Kindle (US) or Mills & Boon on Kindle (worldwide).


Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw.

Contest entries close Wednesday June 18 NZDT.

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

  • Undercover Marriage by Terri Reed (3 copies)
  • Collateral Damage by Hannah Alexander (5 copies)
  • Lone Star Heiress by Winnie Griggs (2 copies)
  • Forgotten Past by Mary Alford (2 copies)
  • No Place to Run by Marion Faith Laird (1 copy)
  • Family on the Range by Jessica Nelson (1 copy)
  • Bride By Necessity by Linda S. Glaz (1 copy)
  • Ozark Reunion by Helen Gray (1 copy)
  • The Rancher Next Door by Darlene Mindrup (1 copy)
  • A Romance Rekindled by Kimberly Rose Johnson (1 copy)

Monday, June 9, 2014

June New Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in CBA Trade Christian Fiction for May 2014 include 35 new releases and reprints from Abingdon, Barbour, Bethany House, David C Cook, Harvest House, Howard, Kregel, Revell, River North, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, Zondervan and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.


Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw.

Contest entries close Wednesday June 11 NZDT.

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

  • Stuck Together by Mary Connealy (2 copies)
  • Truth Be Told by Carol Cox (2 copies)
  • Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer (2 copies)
  • A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson (2 copies)
  • Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis & David Lewis (2 copies)
  • A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino (1 copy)
  • Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard (1 copy)
  • A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert (1 copy)
  • Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 copies)
  • Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke (2 copies)
  • The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim (1 copy)
  • For Love or Country by Jennifer Hudson Taylor (2 copies)
  • Rival Hearts by Tyra Randel (2 copies)
  • Seeing Your Face Again by Jerry S. Eicher (2 copies)
  • A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl (1 copy)
  • Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Debra Clopton & Robin Lee Hatcher (1 copy)
  • Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam (1 copy)
  • The Shadow Lamp by Stephen R. Lawhead (1 copy)
  • A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston (1 copy)
  • The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen (1 copy)
  • Sky Zone by Creston Mapes (2 copies)
  • Forever Amish by Kate Lloyd (2 copies)
  • Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green (2 copies)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Featured Debut Novelist: Kellie Coates Gilbert

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure. Kellie's books tell emotionally poignant stories about women in life-changing circumstances. She writes about messy lives . . . and eternal hope.

Kellie grew up on a sheep ranch in southern Idaho, a business her family had been in for generations, never dreaming she’d ever see her own name on a novel. She left home to attend Boise State University and spent most of her adult years pursuing a sensible legal career, raising two boys, and learning to be happily married.

But God heard the quiet prayers of a woman who dared to dream big and ask her Lord for the outrageous. In early 2011, Kellie signed her first book contract. Today, she is living her fantasy. Kellie lives in Dallas with her husband, working from home, writing novels. Often by the pool.

The following is a June 2014 interview with Kellie.


Be in to win a copy of 
A Woman of Fortune
by Kellie Coates Gilbert

One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 6-20 June NZDT

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