This week Becky Melby and Allie Pleiter

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Congratulations to Holly for winning Shirley Connolly’s I See God in the Simple Things and rebornbutterfly for winning Amy Deardon’s A Lever Long Enough.

If you want to be entered in the drawings for Becky Melby’s Walk with Me and/or Allie Pleiter’s Bluegrass Courtship, please leave a comment with your email address. This is necessary in order for me to contact you–you will not be entered without an email address included or you can email me at to be entered. The drawings end this Sunday evening.

Becky Melby’s bio:

Becky Melby has co-authored six inspirational romances with her friend of thirty-three years, Cathy Wienke. Walk with Me, the first in a series of Heartsong Presents romances based in Minnesota, was released in October of 2008. Walk with Me was chosen as the Heartsong Presents Editor’s #1 Contemporary Pick for 2008. A three-in-one collection, Wisconsin Blessings, by Barbour Publishing came out in February of 2006 and a novella, Over the Wall in Race to the Altar by Barbour, released in September of 2007. Cathy and Becky are currently working on their third Heartsong series, this one set in Illinois.

Becky has written more than two dozen juvenile and YA stories for publications such as Pockets, Straight, With, Junior Trails, and Encounter.

Parents of four sons and nine grandchildren, Becky and her husband Bill live in Wisconsin. They host and lead a small group Bible study in their home and enjoy backpacking, motorcycle rides, RVing, and anything that involves a house full of grandkid noise.

Walk with Me Synopsis:

Fresh out of prison, Trace McKay is the first parolee to join the Sanctuary program run by Sydney Jennet’s church. Trace doesn’t deny causing a man’s death, but there’s more to the story than some people in Pine Bluff, Minnesota want to believe—and church members are expressing their dissent with more than their voices. Sydney tries to remind the Sanctuary program’s critics of Jesus’ command to “love one another,” but never in her wildest imagination does she expect the first parolee in the program to be a man so good-looking, a man who knows the Lord. . .a man she finds herself falling madly in love with.

Trace has nothing to hide about his past, but someone in Pine Bluff won’t forgive him for it. Will the menacing threats targeting Trace and Sydney tear the two apart? Can Sydney find the courage to face her own past and trust Trace with the secrets she’s tried so hard to hide?

Allie Pleiter’s bio:

An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, doing laundry, running carpools, and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, spent fifteen years in the field of professional fundraising, and currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing nine years ago has given rise to a career spanning two parenting books, six novels including the multi-nominated MY SO-CALLED LOVE LIFE, and various national speaking engagements on faith, women’s issues, and writing. Visit her website at

BLUEGRASS COURTSHIP back cover copy:

The celebrity host of TV’s Missionnovation, Drew Downing is comfortable with his fame. He’s become accustomed to the cheering, star-struck townfolk that usually welcome him as he renovates churches countrywide. Usually. Then he and his crew set up in tiny Middleburg, Kentucky, to rebuild the church’s storm-damaged preschool. The very lovely, very no-nonsense hardware store owner Janet Bishop is suspicious of Drew’s true motives. It looks like Janet Bishop’s faith—in God, in herself, and in love—needs some serious rebuilding. And Drew Downing is just the man for the job.

From RT Book Reviews Magazine:
“Four Stars–With some delightfully humorous moments, Pleiter delivers an appealing romance as well as a story filled with interesting characters”