This week Merrillee Whren, Grace Bridges and Erin Rainwater

» Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Merrillee Whren, Grace Bridges and Erin Rainwater

Congratulations to Merry for winning Gail Martin’s Bride in Training, to Juanita for winning Ronie Kendig’s Nightshade, and Jan Marie for winning Myra Johnson’s Where the Dogwoods Bloom.

This week I’m hosting Merrillee Whren with Hometown Proposal, Grace Bridges with Legendary Space Pilgrims and Erin Rainwater with Refining Fires. 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 (August 1st) evening.

Merrillee Whren’s bio:

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes for Steeple Hill Love
Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America.

Her second book, An Unexpected Blessing, won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas and Chicago but now makes her home on one of God’s most beautiful creations, an island off the east coast of Florida. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking the beach, where she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at

Blurb for Hometown Proposal:

Before single father Seth Finley became a full-time dad—and a Christian—he wasn’t exactly responsible. But now he can’t seem to convince his former girlfriend that he’s changed. Nothing is more important to Seth than family, faith and love. And since he’s found Elise Keller again, he has another shot to show her what kind of man he truly is. A man who’ll love, honor and cherish her the way she always deserved. But will the once-burned, twice-shy Elise ever accept his hometown proposal?

Bio for Grace Bridges:

Grace Bridges is a sci-fi author (Faith Awakened, 2007, and Legendary Space Pilgrims, coming in 2009) and owner of Splashdown Books, an independent publisher of inspirational sci-fi and fantasy. She’s a Kiwi of Irish descent living in beautiful New Zealand, and a chocoholic cat-lovin’ Trekkie, Jesus freak, web designer, and all-round DIY gal who also takes care of the Lost Genre Guild blog.

Blurb for Legendary Space Pilgrims:

On a planet that has never seen the sun, a harvester hears a Voice from beyond. It’s time to leave the oatfield. Mario and Caitlin escape the mind control of Planet Monday, following the Voice to unknown worlds where wonders and challenges await. Have you got what it takes…to be a legend?

Erin Rainwater’s Bio:

A Pennsylvania native, Erin now lives in Colorado. As an Army nurse during the Vietnam War, she cared for the bodies and spirits of soldiers and veterans, including repatriated prisoners of war. Her military experience has helped in writing parts of her novels. In addition to writing, she serves as a nurse in the National Disaster Medical System, and has deployed to disaster areas around the country. One of her favorite pastimes is volunteering at the USO. Erin has been married for three and a half decades (to the same sweetheart), has four children and the four most adorable grandchildren on the planet.

Blurb for Refining Fires:

A disfigured veteran.
A ruined nurse.
A tormented child.
A kept woman.

Strangers whose paths cross, bringing redemption into each other’s lives in ways none of them could have predicted.

Her career in ruins, a desperate nurse answers an ad to care for a disabled veteran.

Disfigured in the war, the antisocial businessman can’t get his mind off the nurse he had tossed out of his home.

A young child who never leaves the confines of her mountain home must make a treacherous journey alone to save her mother’s life.

A woman kept by men all her life learns through an old love that she has been kept all along by Someone else.

Three parts. One touching story.