This week Miralee Ferrell and Victoria Bylin

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Congratulations to Jo for winning Allie Pleiter’s Bluegrass Courtship and Sherrinda for winning Becky’s Walk With Me.

This week I’m hosting Miralee Ferrell with Love Finds You in Last Chance, California and Victoria Bylin with The Maverick Preacher. If you want to be entered in the either of the drawings or both, please leave a comment this week and your email address (this is necessary in order for me to contact you) or you can email me at The drawings end Sunday evening.

Miralee Ferrell’s Bio:

Miralee Ferrell’s debut novel, The Other Daughter, released in October 2007 with excellent reviews. Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine awarded it 4 out of 4.5 stars, and a motion picture studio is considering the book as a possible family movie. She is working on the books sequel, scheduled to release in 2009. Love Finds You In Last Chance, CA was just awarded 4 1/2 stars from RT and releases Feb. 1st.

Miralee lives in a rural community in Washington with Allen, her husband of 36 years. Together they have two grown children, both married. She serves on staff at her local church and is actively involved in ministry to women. Miralee enjoys working in her large flower garden, riding horses and sailing with her husband.

Summary of Love Finds You in Last Chance, California:

Two people trying to make it on their own must work together to save what
they both love… It’s 1877 and just before Alexia Travers’ father died,
he mortgaged his land in exchange for gold to buy more horses. But when no gold
is found, Alexia is left with a heavily encumbered ranch and no man to lean
on. Not that she wants one: despite several offers, the feisty brunette has
no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men’s clothing and rides the
range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own.

Justin Phillips arrives in the town of Last Chance, California, with a young
son he cannot care for by himself. When he applies for a job on Travers
Ranch, Alexia reluctantly accepts his help. Though the young woman can ride,
shoot, rope, and break young colts, she is irritated to learn that Justin
can do everything just a shade better!

When disaster threatens the Travers’ Ranch, Alexia and Justin must work
together to save someone they both love. Can these two independent people
learn to depend on God…and each other?

Victoria Bylin’s Bio:

Victoria Bylin writes for Love Inspired Historicals. Her next book, THE MAVERICK PREACHER, will be released in February 2009 and is a prequel to THE BOUNTY HUNTER’S BRIDE (May 2008). Prior to joining LIH, Victoria wrote five westerns for Harlequin Historicals. ABBIE’S OUTLAW was a 2006 Rita Finalist in the Best Short Historical category. She’s also finaled in the Holt, the National Readers Choice Awards and the Bookseller’s Best Awards. Vicki really does believe in HEA. She and Mike have been married forever and have two grown sons.

Back blurb of The Maverick Preacher:

Once upon a time, he was one of Boston’s most righteous ministers. Now Joshua Blue is a guilt-stricken man scouring the West to find the sister he drove away with his pride. When the trail leads him to Denver, a beautiful boardinghouse owner might be the key to unlocking past secrets….

By sheer determination, Adelaide Clark has raised her young son alone. When Joshua arrives at her door, Adie fears he’ll tear her family apart. As she gets to know the charming preacher, however, she sees he’s come to make amends for past wrongs. Soon his strong faith sparks Adie’s long-buried hope for a future with a God-sent partner at her side….