This week Rachelle McCalla and Christine Lynxwiler

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Congratulations to Jo for winning Merrillee Whren’s Hometown Promise and Linda for winning Jennifer AlLee’s The Pastor’s Wife.

This week I’m hosting Rachelle McCalla with Survival Instinct and Christine Lynxwiler with Cowgirl at Heart. If you want to enter the drawing for the 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 The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 21st) evening.

Bio for Rachelle McCalla:

As far back as the fourth grade, Rachelle McCalla knew she wanted to be an astronaut. Her best friend wanted to be an author, and so they argued about whose chosen profession was better. Rachelle soon discovered she had no aptitude for science, math, or weightlessness. She’s been writing ever since.

Rachelle is a graduate of Hastings College and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, where she learned her husband’s Greek skills far surpassed her own. Together they have served a variety of ministries in Iowa, South Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.

When she’s not writing, Rachelle spends most of her time working on her servant’s heart with her four children as relentless but adorable taskmasters. In her free time, she is an overly-creative cook, a distracted reader, and an avid gardener whose black thumb of death strikes fear into plants everywhere. She is forever grateful to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his eternal love and forgiveness, to her family for their continued encouragement and support, and to her best friend from the fourth grade, who gave her the idea to write in the first place.

Blurb for Survival Instinct:

Abby Caldwell never wanted to return to Devil’s Island. Getting marooned there is even worse. As she and her former classmate Scott Frasier try to escape the island, they quickly discover someone doesn’t want them to leave the island alive. Now it’s going to take all their strength–and faith in God–if they’re going to capture their would-be killers and put Devil’s Island behind them.

Bio for Christine Lynxwiler:

Christine Lynxwiler lives with her husband and two daughters in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A four-time winner of the prestigious American Christian Romance Writers’/American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Award, Christine has written seventeen novels and novellas for Barbour Publishing, including Arkansas, Forever Christmas, Promise Me Always, Along Came a Cowboy, and three cozy mysteries she co-authored with two of her sisters.

Christine’s newest release, book two in her McCord Sisters series, Cowgirl at Heart, received a 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times and was an RT Top Pick for February, 2010. The Romantic Times reviewer had this to say about the new book—“This completely compelling and suspenseful novel will leave you wanting more. Lynxwiler puts you in the middle of the action, where you’re thoroughly engaged and where the scenes come to life. The dialogue and plot run at a smooth pace as she cuts between the various stories of the McCord household. Fans will not be disappointed and new readers will want to read everything she’s ever written.” This is a double honor, since the first book in the series, The Reluctant Cowgirl received similar accolades from Romantic Times magazine and was a Top Pick when it released in April, 2009.

Facebook Group: Christine Lynxwiler Readers

Book Title: Cowgirl at Heart
10 Digit ISBN: 1602601518
Publisher: Barbour Books
Book Blurb: Welcome to the Ozarks, the setting of award-winning author Christine Lynxwiler’s latest breath-taking romance, where the lives of a timid dog whisperer and an out-for-revenge reporter collide. Elyse McCord, the biological daughter of a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, turns into a mighty warrior when a dog’s well-being is at stake. Finding herself in the sights of a pistol-wielding maniac who’s been mistreating his dog, she’s suddenly swept to safety by Andrew Stone, a widower bent on hunting down his wife’s killers. Is there any future for an outlaw’s daughter and a Texas ranger’s son?