Once Upon a Family/This week

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This week I will have several books for a drawing. I will be running Valerie Hansen’s interview in the next day or so. She has two books for a drawing so I will be drawing two names. Please get your name to me at Mdaley50@aol.com. The drawing will end next Sunday night. One book will be Her Brother’s Keeper, winner of the Golden Quill and the other is Out of the Depths, finalist for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Valerie Hansen was thirty when she awoke to the presence of the Lord in her life and turned to Jesus. In the years that followed she worked with young children, both in church and secular environments, as well as raising a family of her own and playing foster mother to a wide assortment of furred and feathered critters.

Married to her high school sweetheart since age seventeen, she now lives in an old farm house she and her husband renovated with their own hands. She loves to hike the wooded hills behind the house and reflect on the marvelous turn her life has taken. Not only is she privileged to reside among the loving, accepting folks in the breathtakingly beautiful Ozark mountains of Arkansas, she also gets to share her personal faith by telling the stories of her heart for Love Inspired.

Life doesn’t get much better than that!

Also, in April I have a Love Inspired being released called Once Upon a Family, the first in my Fostered by Love series.
This book received Top Pick and a 4 1/2 from Romantic Times. Reviewer, Robin Taylor, said, “Cheesy by no means, this terrific family story does a fantastic job of dealing with serious issues facing children.”

He Knew All About Angry Teen Boys–He’d Been One Himself.

As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knew troubled student Sean Williams needed his expert assistance. And as a Christian, Peter knew God was leading him to help. Yet it was the boy’s mother who captured Peter’s notice. Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, had no time for romance or religion. Somehow, despite her protests, Laura found herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter’s ranch and the church he attended. Soon it seemed her family was meant to complete Peter’s life.