This week 3 Love Inspired authors: Debra Clopton, Merrillee Whren and Cheryl Wyatt

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Congratulations to Martha for winning DiAnn Mills’ Breach of Trust and to Edna for winning Kathi Macias’ How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I’m Surrounded by Loose Cannons?.

This week I am hosting three Love Inspired authors: Debra Clopton with Texas Ranger Dad, Merrillee Whren with Homecoming Blessings and Cheryl Wyatt with Ready-Made Family. If you are interested in entering the drawings for any of these books, please leave a post with your email address. You won’t be entered if you don’t leave your email address or you can email me at The drawings will end Sunday evening, April 12th.

Debra Clopton’s Bio:

Award winning author Debra Clopton, who writes for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Imprint, hit the ground running in 2005 with the release of her first book THE TROUBLE WITH LACY BROWN. It was a Golden Heart finalist and won the Faith Hope and Love Inspirational Readers Choice award for 2006. Since then her subsequent books have won several awards and nominations including The Writers Guild Award, The Barclay Gold Award and her 2006 book NO PLACE LIKE HOME was a proud finalist in ACFW Book of the Year contest for short contemporary in 2007. Most recently her Feb 2007 book, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM was named one of the recipients of a Holt Medallion Award of Merritt in romantic comedy for 2008. And Operation Married by Christmas won the 2008 Booksellers Best award for best inspirational.

A prolific author Debra has created a small Texas town filled with characters readers don’t want to give up. A place created especially to make readers join in on the fun—and sometimes the trials and tribulations…but always a place where readers can forget their own worries and spend a relaxing few hours in the company of their friends of Mule Hollow. Debra is known for her unique voice, her humor and the ability to weave in relevant issues while still leaving her readers with a smile. Her goal is to write books that inspire readers to want a personal relationship with God and to do it with a smile. When she isn’t writing she loves redoing houses, road trips and spending time with her two sons. She lives in Madisonville Texas with her dog Bogie a Chinese Shar-pei.

Blurb for Texas Ranger Dad:

Everyone in Mule Hollow can see the resemblance between former Texas Ranger Zane Cantrell and Rose Vincent’s son. The same gold-flecked amber eyes. The same smile. Not that Zane is smiling. He’s in shock! How could Rose have kept their child a secret from him? Rose reminds Zane that he’s the one who walked away. He has to make her see he had no choice. But Rose is as prickly as the cactus jelly she makes. And that’s where their hopeful son and the Mule Hollow matchmakers come marching in.

Merrillee Whren’s Bio:
Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes for Steeple Hill Love
Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America.

Her second book, An Unexpected Blessing, won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas and Chicago but now makes her home on one of God’s most beautiful creations, an island off the east coast of Florida. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking the beach, where she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at

Blurb for Homecoming Blessings:
Big-city businessman Peter Dalton doesn’t think he and fresh-from-the-field missionary Ashley Hiatt have anything in common. Until his boss—her father—pairs them together on a special project to help those less fortunate. Suddenly, instead of making money, Peter is making dreams come true. He’s a changed man. Well, maybe not when comes to settling down. With his past, he’s just not cut out for family life. But lovely Ashley seems to think otherwise…and is making it her mission to prove it for good.

Ready Made Family
Cheryl Wyatt’s Bio:

Cheryl Wyatt’s closest friends would never dream the mayhem she plots during announcements at church. An RN-turned-SAHM, joyful chaos rules her home, and she delights in the stealth moments God gives her to write. She’s convinced that having been born on a Naval base on Valentine’s Day destined her to write military romance. She stays active in her church and in her laundry room. Her debut novels (Books 1 and 2-Wings of Refuge Series-Steeple Hill) received Romantic Times Top Picks. In addition, her debut books received the honor of coming in at #1 and #4 on eHarlequins’s Top Ten Most-Blogged-About-Books, lists which included several NYT Bestselling authors. Cheryl is currently serving as Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Blurb for Ready-Made Family:

Amelia North needs refuge, and finds it—in Refuge, Illinois. Stranded there after a car wreck, the single mother expects to be cold-shouldered. After all, she’s already been rejected by her parents, her church and her daughter’s father. Instead, she finds a town full of people with open hands and open hearts…including pararescue jumper Ben Dillinger. Ben wants to help Amelia and her daughter find safety and stability. Instead, he finds himself free-falling—right into love with the ready-made family.