This week: Julie Lessman, Therese Stenzel and Janet Dean

» Posted on Sep 8, 2008 in Blog | 8 comments

Congratulations to Miralee who won Leanna Ellis’s book and Sharon who won Patti Lacy’s book.

This week I have three authors. Julie Lessman has A Passion Redeemed, Therese Stenzel has a novella, An English Bride Goes West, and Janet Dean has Courting Miss Adelaide. What an opportunity to read some great stories!! If you want to be entered in any of the drawings or all three, please leave a comment with your email address or email me at The drawings end Sunday night.

Julie Lessman’s bio (Tuesday the interview will be posted):

Julie Lessman is an author who has garnered much writing acclaim, including ten Romance Writers of America awards. She resides in Missouri with her husband and their golden retriever, and has two grown children and a daughter-in-law. She is the author of The Daughters of Boston series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. You can visit Julie at her Web site at

Therese Stenzel’s bio (Thursday the interview will be posted):

Obsessed with all things British, Therese Stenzel’s first novella, An English Bride Goes West came out in 2008. She also co-authored the book, God’s Little Devotional Book for Grandparents. Her writing has appeared in Women’s Day, Family Fun, and Tulsa Kids magazines. In addition to being active in American Christian Fiction Writers, she is also the founder of British Missives, an e-mail newsletter for those who love to read or write British novels. In love with English history, English tea, and reading historical novels, she is currently working on her fifth historical manuscript. She and her husband Neal keep busy raising their three kids. Her website is

Janet Dean’s bio (Saturday the interview will be posted):

Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Her father recounted fascinating stories, like his father before him. The tales they told instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write. She married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before leaving to rear two daughters, but Janet never lost her interest in American history and the stories of strong men and women of faith who built this country. With her daughters’ grown, she eagerly turned to historical romance. Two of her manuscripts were Golden Heart Inspirational finalists in 2005 and 2006. Her debut novel, Courting Miss Adelaide, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical, releases September 9. The sequel, Courting the Doctor’s Daughter, will release in May 2009. When Janet isn’t writing for Steeple Hill, she stamps greeting cards, plays golf, and is never without a book to read. The Deans love to travel and spend time with family.


  1. I just got Ms. Lessman’s A Passion Redeemed from the library. I haven’t started it yet but I’m positive it will be a great book!

  2. Looking forward to all the interviews this week, all of the books sound good!

  3. Please enter me in the drawing for Therese Stenzel’s book. I’ve not heard of this book or author and would love to learn more about them both.

    I am happy– no, THRILLED to share that I have a copy of both the other books. I can’t tell you how GRAND of writers both Julie and Janet are!! You readers out there that haven’t yet bought and don’t win either of these books are MISSING OUT on great books.

    Thanks for the drawings, Maragret.
    Pam Williams
    cepjwms at yahoo dot com

  4. I really want to read A Passion Redeemed! Love and prayers, Melody

  5. Please enter me for A Passion Redeemed and Courting Miss Adelaide. Thanks!

    danelli04 [at] hotmail[dot] com

  6. Please enter me for Courting Miss Adelaide. Thanks!


  7. Please enter me in the drawing for ALL THRE BOOKS. They all sound wonderful! Thanks!

    Deborah Piccurelli

  8. Please enter me in the drawing for all three. Would be thrilled to win any one of these. Thank you!


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