This week Glynna Kaye, Allie Pleiter and Jill Williamson

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Congratulations to Raire for winning Irene Hannon’s An Eye for an Eye and Edna for winning The Prairie Romance.

This week I’m hosting Glynna Kaye with Dreaming of Home, Allie Pleiter with Bluegrass Christmas and Jill Williamson with By Darkness Hid. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, 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 The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 11th) evening.

Bio of Glynna Kaye:

Although GLYNNA KAYE now lives in Arizona, she treasures memories of growing up in small Midwestern towns—Iowa, Missouri, Illinois—and vacations spent in another rural town with the Texan side of the family. A long-time reader and writer, her stories garnered wins in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ “Genesis” and RWA Faith, Hope & Love’s “Touched by Love” contests. Her first place entry in the 2008 Golden Pen received a request for the full manuscript from the finals judge, a senior editor at Steeple Hill Books. A week after she mailed it to New York, she got “the call” that “Dreaming of Home” would be an October 2009 Steeple Hill Love Inspired release. When she isn’t writing, Glynna’s gardening, enjoying photography and the great outdoors, and keeping one step ahead of What Not To Wear camera crews. Visit Glynna at

Blurb of Dreaming of Home:

A Man on a Mission. Fresh out of the military, widower Joe Diaz is determined to raise his young son alone. But his next door neighbor Meg McGuire has set her sights on the same house–and teaching job–as Joe. He’s all about family now, not romantic entanglements, and he won’t give up without a fight. But what about little Davy, who’s growing more attached to Miss Meg every day? Or Joe who finds himself dreaming of a home and family with the one woman in town who could take it all away?

Bio of Allie Pleiter:

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, eight 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 or her knitting blog at

Back cover copy:
ISBN 13# 978-0-373-87556-6

An Old Fashioned Christmas…
That’s what led new believer Mary Thorpe to start over in quaint Middleburg, Kentucky. As director of the church’s Christmas pageant, Mary’s job is to bring the townspeople together, to remind them what the season is really about. But everyone is all riled up over one very handsome man: the man daring to run against Middleburg’s popular long-standing mayor. Mac MacCarthy wants change. Mary wants things to stay as they are. Is there a happy medium? Both Mac and Mary are in for one very big Christmas surprise.

Bio of Jill Williamson:

Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. She writes stories that combine danger, suspense, and adventure for readers of all ages. Her first book released in April 2009 from Marcher Lord Press. By Darkness Hid (Blood of Kings, Book 1) is a medieval fantasy. Jill has served alongside her youth pastor husband for the past ten years and loves working with teenagers, especially to encourage young writers. She gives writing workshops at churches and schools.

You can learn more about Jill on her Web site at

Blurb of By Darkness Hid:
Achan has been a slave all his life. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.

Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.

While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell’s true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.