Ruth Axtell Morren and Linda Goodnight this week

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Congratulations, Teresa, you are the winner of Laurie Kingery’s Hill Country Christmas. Congratulations, Pam, you are the winner of Donn Taylor’s Rhapsody in Red.

This week I’m hosting Ruth Axtell Morren and Linda Goodnight. Ruth will have A Man Most Worthy in a drawing and Linda will have two books, A Bride by Christmas and A Time to Heal. There will be three drawings. If you want to enter, please leave a comment with your email or email me at The drawing will end next Sunday evening.

Ruth Axtell Morren’s bio:

Ruth Axtell Morren wrote her first story when she was 12—a spy thriller—and knew she wanted to be a writer.

It wasn’t until she surrendered her writing to the Lord that she received her first publishing contract in 2003.

Along the way, she studied comparative literature at Smith College, spent her junior year in Paris, taught English in the Canary Islands and worked in international development in Miami, Florida, where she met her future husband. Since then, Morren and her husband and their three children have spent time on both sides of the Atlantic, in the Netherlands and on the coast of Maine.

She gained her first recognition as a writer when her second manuscript finaled in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Contest in 1994. Before they were published, Ruth’s first two novels, Winter Is Past (2003) and Wild Rose (2004) won awards in contests sponsored by the Romance Writers of America.

After publication, Wild Rose was selected as a Booklist Top 10 Christian Novel in 2005.
Both Wild Rose and Lilac Spring have been translated into Dutch and Afrikaans. Winter Is Past is available in Italian.

Ruth is now turning to the Victorian period. Her first title, Hearts in the Highlands (Apr.’08) forms part of the debut line-up of Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Historicals. Her second LIH, A Man Most Worthy, is out this month, Oct.

She continues writing Regency-era romances. A new series begins with The Making of a Gentleman (Aug.’08), the story of a Newgate fugitive and the woman who sets out to reform him. It will be followed by a sequel in 2009.

You can read the latest about Morren’s releases and other writing-related news on her blog:
Or, visit her website to read an excerpt of one of her books:

After living several years on the downeast coast of Maine, Ruth and her family moved back to the Netherlands to the polderland of Flevoland, where she still lives by the sea.
Over the years, Ruth has been involved in Sunday School work, women’s Bible studies, and outreach to Hispanic migrant workers. Most recently, she has begun participating in the planting an international church in the city of Almere, the Netherlands.

Ruth loves hearing from readers. You can reach her through her website:

A Man Most Worthy’s blurb:

He was her father’s poor bank clerk. She was a wealthy young lady. Though they were worlds apart, their innocent friendship bloomed into a mutual admiration. Then suddenly Nicholas Tennant was wrenched from Alice Shepard’s life.

Now, years later, he has returned to London society wealthy and influential, determined to seek revenge on Alice’s father—and Alice herself. But she is no longer the spoiled schoolgirl Nicholas remembers. She is a beautiful young widow of conviction and faith, raising a son on her own. Now Nicholas must look deep into his heart. For only in abandoning his thirst for revenge can he finally become the man most worthy of her love.

Linda Goodnight’s bio:

Winner of the RITA Award for excellence in inspirational fiction, Linda Goodnight has also won the Booksellers’ Best, ACFW Book of the Year, and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. Linda has appeared on the Christian bestseller list and her romance novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Active in orphan ministry, this former nurse and teacher enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world. She and husband Gene live in Oklahoma. Readers may contact her through her website:

A Time to Heal’s blurb:

Only one person knows why Kat Thatcher left her Oklahoma hometown ten years ago. Why she ran to the city and became a workaholic doctor. Why she put off marriage…indefinitely. And that person is now staring her in the face on her first day back in town! Seth Washington is as handsome as ever. Way too available. And wanting to talk about the past—which Kat prefers to leave alone. Seth insists the Lord is on their side and always was. Kat’s starting to believe, but will that be enough for love?