This week Gail Martin, Ronie Kendig and Myra Johnson

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Congratulations to Karen for winning Darlene Franklin’s Prodigal Patriot, to Abi for winning Elizabeth Ludwig’s Love Finds You in Calico, California, and to Travis for winning Carla Stewart’s Chasing Lilacs.

This week I’m hosting Gail Martin with Bride in Training, Ronie Kendig with Nightshade and Myra Johnson with Where the Dogwoods Bloom. 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 (July 25th) evening.

Bio of Gail Gaymer Martin:

Award-winning author, Gail Gaymer Martin writes romantic suspense, romance and women’s fiction for Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her books have received numerous national awards including: two Holt Medallions, two Booksellers Best, Winter Rose Award, American Christian Romance Writers Book of the Year, and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice for Best Love Inspired 2002. Her books have been a finalist in over twelve other national awards. Gail’s novel The Christmas Kite was a Holt Medallion finalist and has been optioned by Greystoke for a Hallmark television movie. She was awarded 2009 Heartsong Presents Author of the Year. Gail grew up in a Detroit suburb and continues to live in Oakland County. She has a Bachelor and Masters degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Before writing, she was a high school guidance counselor and previously a high school English and public speaking teacher. She also worked as an adjunct instructor of English and public speaking at Davenport University. Gail’s web site has been visited by many new writers where she provides numerous articles, workshop logs, and frequently asked questions about writing and getting published. Visit her web site at You can also visit her blog at

Blurb of Bride in Training:

Perfectionist Martin Davis’s life is in turmoil. The lonely businessman’s search for companionship led him to adopt a dog—a rather rambunctious terrier. And now Martin’s at his wits’ end. When dog trainer Emily Ireland offers to help, Martin is grateful—and intrigued. But he’s wary of getting too close to the sweet, pretty Emily, especially when he learns of her scandalous past. Can Martin ever open his heart to the possibility that Emily just may be his perfect bride?

Bio for Ronie Kendig:

Ronie Kendig has a BS in Psychology and is a wife, mother of four, and avid writer. Her novels include an espionage thriller, Dead Reckoning and a military series that focuses on PTSD and our heroes: The Discarded Heroes series. NIGHTSHADE, Book #1 released July 2010 and Book #2, Digitalis, will release January 2011.

In addition to speaking engagements, Ronie volunteers with the American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is a monthly columnist at the award-winning blog, Novel Journey. Ronie can be found online at or at

Blurb for Nightshade:

Soldiers all across the globe are returning home to their families after brutal tours of duty. They are discharged from the service. . .and on their own. Meet Max Jacobs, one of these discarded heroes, as he faces a wall of failure—in his career, his friendships, and his marriage. Failing again—this time to end his life—he is offered a thread of hope. Are covert government operations the answer for him, or will they only bring more danger and dissension upon his broken family?

Bio for Myra Johnson:

Myra Johnson writes what she likes to call “romantic women’s fiction”—emotionally gripping stories about love, life, and faith. Her Heartsong Presents romance Autumn Rains (November 2009) won RWA’s 2005 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript. Married since 1972, Myra and her husband are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters who, along with their godly husbands, have huge hearts for ministry. Four rambunctious grandsons and one precious granddaughter take up another big chunk of Myra’s heart. She and her husband now share their home with two lovable dogs and a snobby parakeet. Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups.

Blurb for Where the Dogwoods Bloom:

Where the Dogwoods Bloom is Myra’s third Heartsong Presents contemporary romance set in Missouri. Jilly Gardner left Blossom Hills ten years ago with a broken heart, determined never to return. But the ache in her heart has never healed, and when Cam Lane calls to ask for her help…she finds she can’t say no.

Cameron doesn’t know what came between Jilly and her foster family, but whatever did, he feels it’s high time she set things straight. Her foster parents never recovered from her abrupt and permanent departure, and now—when her presence might encourage an ill woman’s return to health—she refuses to even see them? But how can Cam address the unforgiveness in his friends’ lives when his own is paralyzed with self-inflicted guilt and shame?

With all their striving focused on themselves and the events of their past, will Cam and Jilly ever realize that unconditional, forgiving, forever love comes only from God the Father, whose mercies are new each morning?