This week Nancy Mehl and Ann Gabhart

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Congratulations to Colletakay for winning Susan Page Davis’s The Gunsmith’s Gallantry and to Kellie for winning Lena Nelson Dooley with Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico.

This week I’m hosting Nancy Mehl with Simple Secrets and Ann Gabhart with The Seeker. If you want to enter the drawings, 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 (June 13th) evening.

Bio for Nancy Mehl:

Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and her son, Danny. She’s authored nine books and is currently at work on two new series for Barbour Publishing.

All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.

You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at:

Blurb for Simple Secrets of The Harmony Series by Nancy Mehl:

Gracie Temple’s uncle left her a house in a rural Mennonite community. Gracie soon learns he secluded himself for years to protect a secret about her own father. Now it’s up to Gracie to decide if she’ll keep the secret or if she can afford to expose it. Sam Goodrich loves his fruit farm in Harmony, Kansas. But when he meets city-girl Gracie, he begins to wonder if he could leave it behind for a woman who makes him feel things he’s never felt before. When someone tries to keep Gracie from discovering the truth behind the secrets, both must decide what’s important in life–before it’s too late.

Bio for Ann Gabhart:

Ann H. Gabhart has published twenty books for adults and children, among them the bestselling Shaker novel, The Outsider that was a finalist for Christian Fiction Book of 2009 and The Scent of Lilacs picked as one of Booklist’s top ten inspirational novels in 2006. Ann lives on a farm in Central Kentucky with her husband, Darrell, a bass singer for the Patriot Quartet. They have three children and nine grandchildren that Ann delights in spoiling. Ann’s a dog person and has three dogs to keep her company on long walks while she tries to come up with new story ideas. Ann enjoys talking about writing and books and meeting new reading friends. Visit her website at

Blurb for The Seeker:

As the country teeters on the edge of the Civil War in 1860, a young Kentucky gentlewoman must find her place in the world. Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers—a religious group that does not marry—she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte’s sister, it is more than she can bear. With the country—and her own household—on the brink of civil war, this pampered gentlewoman hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win her man back by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road toward unforeseen peace—and a very unexpected love.