Lessons on Love Blog Tour

Hi, Linda! Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I am so excited to share my brand new novella with your readers. It is part of the Lessons on Love schoolteacher historical romance collection by Barbour which just released this week Oct 1.

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I had a lot of fun researching for my novella “Something Old, Something New” to recreate an early 19th century New York village along the Hudson River within a day’s travel to New York City. Westchester County is a large and wealthy county which earned that distinction early in its history. By 1840 the Erie Canal had been operational for several years, only increasing commerce up the Hudson to the waterway that would link east to west. The land was rich in timber and natural resources. Its natural sylvan beauty inspired an art movement—the Hudson River School of Art, and the American literary classics of novelist Washington Irving.

Into this setting, I dropped a culture of Old Dutch Reform catechism, and a thriving community of Jewish scholars, artisans, and professionals. These diverse backgrounds provide chemistry aplenty between the hero and heroine. Joshua Blake is the nephew of the town mayor, and though he comes from the traditions of the hardworking and practical Dutch, he brings the influence of New York revivalist Charles Finney, his mentor. Joshua represents the new, bringing fresh thought, fresh ambitions and fresh energy to a village set in its ways. Golda Jacobs represents something old, the traditions of her family, her scholarly upbringing, and the Torah.

The story opens up as Golda mourns the loss of her father, the beloved community schoolmaster, on a prescribed day of mourning which happens to coincide with a high Jewish Holy Day, Yom Kippur. Prior to this, the Jewish calendar begins the New Year on Rosh Hashana and the time between the two is known as the Ten Days of Awe, a time of introspection and self-evaluation in preparation for The Day of Atonement. It is ten days wherein a believer can repent and change their destiny for the new year, but on Yom Kippur, the books are closed and one’s fate is sealed.

It is on this fateful day that Golda meets Joshua, and their course is set—their academic course, as well as their destiny. The mayor wants his nephew to teach, but Golda isn’t ready to relinquish her father’s desk and curriculum. Sparks will fly, igniting a fire that will reach the whole community. Can love, cooperation, and common ground allow new and old to coincide and even thrive?

Lessons on Love

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Four schoolteachers find more than they bargained for in their contracts. Class is in session on the four R’s: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and romance!

Something Old, Something New  by Kathleen L. Maher
New York, 1840
Her father’s sudden death makes Gilda Jacobs the new schoolmaster, but to teach Christian curriculum she partners with fire-and-brimstone revivalist Joshua Blake, who learns a lesson in love.

Love in Any Language  by Susanne Dietze
Kansas, 1870
Mary Clarence teaches English to the children of Swedish immigrants, but when her favorite students’ widowed father, Kristofer Nilsson, is accused of robbery, she’s determined to clear his name.

In Desperate Straits  by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1894
Desperate for work, Margaret Hadley dresses as a young man to secure a dray driver’s position. When soldiers at the fort threaten her, Mackinac Island’s newest teacher, Jesse Huntington, intervenes.

A Song in the Night  by Rita Gerlach
Virginia, 1904
Karin Wiles longs to share the uplifting power of music with children. But when she seeks to improve a poorly run school and include orphans, Nathaniel Archer delivers harsh words of opposition from the school board.

Contest: I am offering a signed print copy of Lessons on Love to one lucky commenter. To enter, answer this question. Do you believe in divine appointments in life, days or seasons that shape your destiny? Have you experienced one?

For extra entries, share this post on your social media: FB, Twitter, Pinterest, or (the cover of the book) on Instagram, etc. Be creative! The more shares, the more entries. ***US only***

( Please come back and leave comments as to where you shared on your socials )

Thank you for having me as your guest on this lovely blog, Linda.  I look forward to interacting with your readers!

 

Drumroll please… Random.org has helped me select the winner for a signed copy of lessons on love. And the winner is… Number five, Vivian Furbay! Congratulations Vivian. I will be contacting you for your snail mail address.

Thank you so much to everyone, especially to Linda for being such a lovely host. I have enjoyed reading all of your responses

There will be several more stops on the blog hop, including
Blog stop #2
Connie Carpenter’s blog
https://connieshistoryclassroom.blogspot.com/2019/10/book-review-and-giveaway-lessons-on.html?m=1
Blog stop #3 Lori Parrish’s blog
https://redheadedbooklady.blogspot.com/2019/10/about-book-lessons-on-l
And a Rafflecopter
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This has been fun. Thanks, and hope to see y’all at the other entries

 

Tasty Tuesday – Cookbook Giveaway

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Join this giveaway to win a wonderful cookbook called From the Farmhouse Kitchen by Dawn Stoltzfus and Carol Falb and some pampered chef things !!!

via Tasty Tuesday – Cookbook Giveaway

CloudTen Bed Giveaway !

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Take the first step toward tranquil nights and refreshed mornings. Learn why the CloudTen® Masterpiece is preferred 4 to 1 over Casper (and priced 60% lower than Tempur-Pedic!)

For Your Chance to Win One Enter This Giveaway !

21 Days Of Grace by Various Authors

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About the Book

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Book: 21 Days of Grace

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide

Genre: Devotional

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.

My Review

I really enjoyed this devotional !  It is just the right size and time needed to give you a fast read and a really indepth look at life in story form.  I am very fond of many of the authors and have enjoyed their stories in the past.  I think this made it more enjoyable for me.

Each Story made things so real to me and hit home in a real sense.  This is a sweet book and would make a wonderful gift for a book lover, new mom or a friend !  Even for a young lady who is in need of learning some of life’s lessons.

Depending on your reading speed each story might take you 5 to 10 mins and I think that is great for a homeschooling mom like myself or a new wife or mothers who is busy.

I know that you would just love this Devotional !

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About the Author

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Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection, The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute. To find out more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com

Guest Post from Kathy Ide

I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.

Blog Stops

March 23: Reading Is My SuperPower

March 23: A Reader’s Brain

March 24: ASC Book Reviews

March 24: autism mom

March 24: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

March 25: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

March 25: Inklings and notions

March 26: Blossoms and Blessings

March 26: The Power of Words

March 27: Lighthouse Academy

March 27: Because I said so – and other adventures in parenting

March 28: Moments Dipped in Ink

March 28: A Greater Yes

March 28: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

March 29: Captive Dreams Window

March 29: Donna’s BookShelf

March 29: Southern Chelle

March 30: Pause for Tales

March 30: The Scribbler

March 31: Carpe Diem

March 31: Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit

April 1: A Baker’s Perspective

April 1: Splashesofjoy

April 2: Christian Bookaholic

April 2: Karen Sue Hadley

April 3: Ashley’s Bookshelf

April 3: Lane Hill House

April 4: Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet

April 4: History, Mystery and Faith

April 5: God is Love

April 5: Reader’s Cozy Corner

April 5: Simple Harvest Reads

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:

1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th & 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b2cd

Disclaimer: I received this book via CelebrateLit and the publisher for my honest review and have received no further compensation.  All the opinions in this review are my personal ones and not those of the authors, publisher or CelebrateLit.

The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher Blog tour ~ Giveaway

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Click here to purchase your copy.

About the Book

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Book: The Newcomer

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Historical; Amish

Release Date: January 31

In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It’s a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn’s shipboard romance to blossom.

But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World–isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father–his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?

When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not–bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not.

Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

About the Author

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Suzanne Woods Fisher
is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Anna’s Crossing, The Bishop’s Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher

Pennsylvania of 1737, the setting for The Newcomer, is like a foreign country. Parts of it might seem familiar—the same hills and creeks and blue sky, but we’d hardly recognize the settlers. People like Anna, or Bairn, or the mysterious Newcomer. We wouldn’t be able to understand their language, their customs and traditions. Their world was that different from our modern one.

The first group of Amish immigrants (first written about in Anna’s Crossing and followed up in The Newcomer) settled northwest of Philadelphia, then a vast wilderness, and relied on each other for safety, security, building projects, and church. In nearby Germantown, settlers were tradesmen, so they clustered houses together in small knots. The Amish farmers took out land warrants for sizeable properties and lived considerable distances from each other.

In The Newcomer, Anna cooked food in a cauldron over a large hearth. One-pot meals can trace their beginnings to open-hearth cooking when ingredients for a meal went into a large kettle suspended over the fire. Traditional dishes—ham and beans, pork and sauerkraut—used sturdy, available, and simple ingredients that improved with long, slow cooking. The dishes could be easily expanded when the need arose to set a few more places at the table. And it did, often. Large families and unannounced company inspired Amish cooks to find ways to “stretch the stew.”

Noodles (including dumplings and rivvels) could be tossed into a simmering broth to make a meal stretch. Most farms had a flock of chickens, so eggs were easily at hand. Today, homemade noodles are still a favorite dish.

Another “stew stretcher” was cornmeal mush, originally eaten as a bread substitute. Early German settlers who made their home in eastern Pennsylvania roasted the yellow field corn in a bake oven before it was shelled and ground at the mill. The roasting process gave a nutty rich flavor to the cornmeal. Mush is still part of the diet the Old Order Amish—cooked and fried, baked, added into scrapple, smothered in ketchup. Dress it up and you’ve got polenta.

Now here’s one thing we do have in common with 1737 Pennsylvania immigrants…a love of good food and a shortage of time! Here’s one of my favorite one-pot recipes—probably not the kind of stew Anna might have made for ship carpenter Bairn or the mysterious Newcomer (ah, which man one stole her heart?)…but definitely delicious. Enjoy!

Lentil Chili

Here’s one of my favorite “stew stretchers.” You can expand it even more by serving over rice.

Ingredients:

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced
10 c. water
1 lb. dry lentils
1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt (season to your taste)

½ tsp. pepper
2 c. salsa (your favorite variety)
29 oz. canned tomatoes, crushed

Blog Stops

February 7: cherylbbookblog

February 7: Moments Dipped in Ink

February 7: inklings and notions

February 8: Just Commonly

February 8: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

February 8: Ashley’s Bookshelf

February 9: A Reader’s Brain

February 9: Genesis 5020

February 9: A Simple Life, really?!

February 10: Lane Hill House

February 10: Blogging With Carol

February 10: Eat, Read, Teach, Blog

February 11: Quiet Quilter

February 11: Daysong Reflections

February 11: Southern Gal Loves to Read

February 12: Christian Bookaholic

February 12: Jeanette’s Thoughts

February 12: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

February 13: Karen Sue Hadley

February 13: Just the Write Escape

February 14: Rhonda’s Doings

February 14: Bigreadersite

February 14: Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses

February 15: Blossoms and Blessings

February 15: Connie’s History Classroom

February 16: Bibliophile Reviews

February 16: Book by Book

February 17: Pause for Tales

February 17: A Holland Reads

February 18: A Greater Yes

February 18: The Power of Words

February 19: Lighthouse Academy

February 19: A Baker’s Perspective

February 20: By The Book

February 20: Giveaway Lady

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a Kindle! Click below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/b0d1

LPC Fall Kindle Giveaway ! Win a 7″ Kindle Fire HD

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC) partnered with The Vessel Project to offer the LPC Fall Kindle Giveaway.

LPC is making it easy to enter this giveaway. You could literally have hundreds of entries. You can enter to win a 7″ Kindle Fire HD loaded with 20 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas eBooks. Read on to find out how you can enter and win.

 

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Rules

Giveaway begins at 05:01 pm EST on September 14th, 2014 and ends 11:59 pm EST on Friday, September 19th, 2014. Winner will be announced on The Vessel Project on Monday, September 22nd by 6:00 pm EST as well as during the weekend by email from ChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com. By entering you agree to have your name announced if you win on Vessel Project and LPC sites.

 

How to Enter

 

1. LEAVE A COMMENT5 entries – One time only
Vote for your favorite title from the featured title below or the one you would be most interested in winning by commenting the book name on this blog post or tweeting your entry to #LPCTweets. (Blog response is 1 entry, Tweeting is 1 entry)

 

2. SUBSCRIBEsingle entry

  • Visit the LPC site and subscribe to the LPC Newsletter for one entry.

 

3. LIKE & SHAREmultiple entry options

  • Like the LPC Facebook page and for one entry.
  • Vote for your favorite featured title on LPC Facebook page for an additional entry.
    (Note: one comment per day please, return each day and leave a comment for an additional entry)

 

4. FOLLOW & TWEETmultiple entry options

  • Follow @LPCTweets on Twitter for one entry.
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    (Note: No limit to the tweeting entries. Please make sure you mention #LPCTweets in order for the tweet to count.)
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5. BLOGbonus entry options
Share this giveaway with your readers! Blog about the giveaway and send a link toMeaghan Burnett to receive an additional ten entries.

 

6. BLOG OWNER SPECIAL ENTRIES bonus entry options

  • Sign up to host one of the fall blog tour stops and get 10 bonus points toward the Kindle drawing. There are currently 8 of the featured titles to choose from there. Additional 10 entries for hosting any of the featured title authors on your blog or website. ContactMeaghan Burnett for details.

Giveaway coordinator is Meaghan Burnett of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. For more information or details regarding this publisher giveaway, contact Meaghan directly atChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com. If you love free Christian titles you can sign up to review LPC and other great Christian titles with Meaghan’s reviewers team at http://ow.ly/BaIfb.

 

 

 

 

 

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$200 B&B Weekend Getaway Giveaway & 9/9 Facebook Party with Deborah Raney!

Home to Chicory Lane

Home to Chicory Lane || Book 1, A Chicory Inn Novel

Landyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.

Audrey Whitman’s dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband, Grant, are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast just a mile outside of Langhorne, Missouri.

Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey’s daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she’s pulling makes it clear she’s not just here for a few days. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn’s husband, Chase? And what else was her daughter not telling her? One thing was for sure, the Chicory Inn was off to a rocky start. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs?

Learn more and purchase a copy on Deborah’s website.

Deborah Raney’s books have wonnumerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas—the setting of many of Deborah’s novels—for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deborah on the web at DeborahRaney.com.

The first book in Deborah Raney‘s new Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane, introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all her children into life and now looks forward to fulfilling some of her own dreams during her empty-nest years. However, not all of her children are ready to stay out of the nest quite yet.

My Review

I love the setting for this story ! Why ? Because  I use to dream of someday owning a Bed & Breakfast.  In a big victorian house is where I wanted my own to be.  Being 50 I can relate to Audrey’s desire to have a dream of her own coming true with her husband.  But sometimes life just for whatever reason takes you in a different direction. I like  Audrey’s determination in what she desires and I love her caring spirit. Many a time have I had a grown child return home , even after married.  I can so relate to this book in so many ways. You never know what coming next or who will come home again.  I think you will love this heartfelt story just as much as I did, pick up a copy today and have a wonderful read. Deborah Raney surely can hold the interest of many a reader and touch your heart and soul with her stories.

Deborah is celebrating the release of her new series with a $200 B&B Weekend Getaway and a Facebook author chat party.

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One winner will receive:

  • A B&B Weekend Getaway (via a $200 Visa cash card)
  • Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 9th. Winner will be announced at the Home to Chicory Lane Author Chat Party on 9/9. Deborah will be hosting a heartfelt book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the Chicory Inn series!

 
So grab your copy of Home to Chicory Lane and join Deborah on the evening of September 9th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via Facebook or Twitter and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 9th!

Surprized by Love by Julie Lessman & Giveaway on Seekerville !

Did you know that Linda Marie Finn is in this book !!! Yes , thanks to Julie Lessman and my joining a giveaway for my name in her book, I am in this one… Now I don’t know what kind of trouble she has me getting into but I just love Julie’s awesome books. I hope those of you who read Julie Lessman‘s books will get a copy of this one !!!! I can’t wait till my copy shows up in my mailbox !!!!
IT’S BACK!!! PART 3 OF “FROM SWEET TO SWOON” … where you can take your heroes from HO-HUM TO HOT with tips to ramp up the sigh factor. Check it out at Seekerville and win your choice of any of my books, including my upcoming release Surprised by Love!
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Custom Canvas Artwork Review + Giveaway

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11 x 14 print  Value $53.95

Curious about how your photo actually makes it to a beautiful canvas artwork? We put your photos on canvas. Our not-so-secret ingredient to the best quality canvas photo printing is love and care. We want you to be happy with each and every canvas print that we make. That’s why we stand behind every one with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. We received a code for an 11 x 14 print of my choice and I went to the site and placed my order.  I decided to order a picture of my Son and his family for this review.  I was contacted at each step for my ideas and or input.

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My Review

As you can see I have not really unpacked this !  I intend to send it to my Son for a present. Yes he has seen this picture already. To me it is awesome and someday I would like to get his Wedding picture done also.  The print on canvas is very high quality and so nice.  The size is nice for on any wall of the house and I so love the service received through out the process.  If I wasn’t happy with something, the person at Canvas HQ worked with me to resolve the issues until I was happy with the finished idea.  Then they printed and shipped this to me.  I love it !

I you want a nice print on canvas of your loved one or of you pet even, I highly recommend  Canvas HQ

You won’t be sorry  , They do excellent work.

Giveaway

Between August 2nd and August 14th anyone who does the following things will receive entries into this giveaway and winner will receive  a coupon code for a free 11″ x 14″ Canvas Print or $53.95 in credit towards a bigger print of their choosing.  The winner  will need to choose a photo from your own collection or from your facebook account and upload it to our site and use the site as any new customer would.  This is an awesome opportunity for you to get a very nice gift for yourself or a loved one.

1. Like my facebook page Faithful Acres Books .

2. Follow Me on Twitter @FaithfulAcresBk .

3. Follow Me on Pinterest Faithful Acres Books .

4. Follow me on Instagram Faithful Acres Books .

5. Favorite or Heart this Picture on my Instagram or leave me a comment on it.

( Everyone entering must favorite this post on instagram )

Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me what things you did. I will verify each one before determining the winner by random drawing.  This contest will end 8/14/14 and a winner will be chosen 8/15/14 and an email will go out to that winner the night of the 14th or the morning of the 15th.

If you enter, please email me at faithfulacrebooks@gmail.com with your mailing address and your full name and email address and phone number. So that I can send your information to Canvas HQ and they can get ahold of you and ship your prize as soon as you have worked with them to complete your order.

Thank you

Linda

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Out Of The Ruins By @KarenBarnettAuthor | Enter to win a Kindle Hdx& Rsvp for 6/19 Facebook Party!

 

 

 Out of the Ruins

 Don’t miss the debut book, Out of the Ruins, in Karen Barnett‘s new series, The Golden Gate Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century San Francisco, Out of the Ruins will remind readers that no matter who we are or what we’ve done, God is still as close to us as our next breath.

Karen is celebrating with a fun giveaway and Facebook author chat party.

Abby’s shattered faith in both God and man is challenged when the terrible earthquake hits 1906 San Francisco.
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn’t expect, however, is for God’s answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best.
As they work together toward a cure, Abby’s feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/xlcaD 
My Review
This is such a touching story !  I really enjoyed it. A story of love  between Sisters, love for children and the love between a man and a woman.  It really held my attention.  It shows that when tragedy strikes we can all still find strength in God and in others.  I think you will really enjoy this historical romance. I know that I couldn’t put it down. Get a copy and see what you think, if you like San Francisco and its history you will really enjoy this book.
Linda
Karen Barnett
Karen Barnett is the author of Mistaken and several articles that have been published by Guideposts and other national magazines. She lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and three cats.
Karen can be found at:

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire Hdx
  • Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 19th. Winner will be announced at the Out of the Ruins Facebook author chat party on June 19th. Connect with Karen for an evening of fun book chat, games, and prizes. Karen will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in The Golden Gate Chronicles series!

So grab your copy of Out of the Ruins and join Karen on the evening of June 19th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via Facebook or Twitter and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19th!