This week Lynette Sowell and Linore Rose Burkard

» Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Blog | 8 comments


Congratulations to raspberrygirl for winning Bonnie Leon’s Enduring Love and to tetewa for winning Linda Hall’s Shadows on the River.

This week I’m hosting Lynette Sowell with The Wiles of Watermelon and Linore Rose Burkard with Before the Season Ends. If you want to enter the drawings for either or both of these books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com and let me know which books. The drawings end Sunday (April 26th) evening.

Lynette Sowell’s Bio:

Lynette Sowell works as a medical transcriptionist for a large HMO. But that’s her day job. In her “spare” time, she loves to spin adventures for the characters who emerge from story ideas in her head. She hopes to spread the truth of God’s love and person while taking readers on an entertaining journey. Lynette is a Massachusetts transplant, who makes her home in central Texas with her husband, two kids by love and marriage (what’s a step-kid?), and five cats who have their humans well-trained. She loves to read, travel, spend time with her family, and is a green-thumb-in-training.

Blurb of The Wiles of Watermelon:

Newlywed Andi Hartley is not at all sure she’s ready to look like an over-ripe melon. . .In fact, she’s still getting used to being married. But her husband, Ben, wants to start a family right away. Gulp. Their family plans are put on hold, however, when Andi’s kitten runs from the house to their watermelon field and digs up a bone attached to the remains of a thirty-year-old skeleton. Buried secrets come to life. . .and then the colorful owner of Greenburg’s best eatery is murdered. As Andi unearths more and more of the suspicious history surrounding the skeleton, she realizes both deaths are related. Is she also about to unearth a murderer?


BIO-LINORE ROSE BURKARD
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Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the era of Regency England (circa 1800 – 1830). Fans of classic romances, such as Pride & Prejudice, Emma, and Sense & Sensibility, will enjoy meeting Ariana Forsythe, a feisty heroine who finds her heart and beliefs tested by high-society London.

Ms. Burkard’s novels include Before the Seasons Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square (coming April, 2009). Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period. Her books and monthly newsletter captivate readers with little-known facts, exciting stories, and historical insights. Experience a romantic age, where timeless lessons still apply to modern life. And, enjoy romance that reminds us happy endings are possible for everyone.
Publisher’s Weekly affirms, “Ms. Burkard’s command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details, but also in dialogue. Her novels even help non-Regencyphiles learn the difference between ladies’ pelisses and spencers…On the whole, it’s a tasty confection.”

Ms. Burkard began writing when she couldn’t find a Regency romance with an inspirational twist. “There were Christian books that approached the genre,” she says, “But, they fell short of being a genuine Regency. I knew that many women like me want stories that are historically authentic and offer glimpses of God’s involvement in our lives. So, I finally gave up looking and decided to write one myself.”

Ms. Burkard was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. She lives with her husband and five children in a town full of antique stores and gift shops in southwestern Ohio. Her hobbies include working on four new Regency novels, family movie nights, swimming, and gardening.

Short description of Before the Season Ends:

England, 1813: Romantic woes at home send Ariana Forsythe to her Aunt Bentley’s town house in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There she finds worse troubles than those that prompted her flight from home. Under her aunt’s watchful eye, Ariana is soon steeped in high society–and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London’s current darling rogue.

Then, unexpectedly, rumour of a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her faith and her future are at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent’s attention.

Will Ariana’s faith survive this test? And what about her heart? For it is Ariana’s heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to a man who cannot share her faith, how can it ever turn out right?

8 Comments

  1. These both look like great books. Please enter me in the drawing.
    carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. I love books, please enter me into the drawing. Margaret you are so great for doing this for us readers.

  3. I’d like to enter for both.

  4. I have Before the Season Ends. However, I’d love to be included in the drawing for the book
    The Wiles of Watermelon

    Thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Would love to be entered for both books.

    Thanks so much,
    Sherry K
    love2stitch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Please enter me in your drawing for
    The Wiles of Watermelon.
    Thanks so much…..Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  7. Hi Margaret! I would love a chance to win Wiles of Watermelon. Sounds like my type of book! Blessings to you,
    hollymag*at*gmail*com

  8. Please enter me for both books, thanks for the chance to win!
    carolynnwald[at]hotmail[dot]com

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