This week Margaret Brownley and Shannon Vannatter

» Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in Blog | 7 comments


Congratulations to Michelle for winning Linda Hall’s Critical Impact and to Karen for winning Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s Legacy of Lies.

This week I’m hosting Margaret Brownley with A Suitor for Jenny and Shannon Vannatter with White Doves. 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (October 31st) evening.

Bio for Margaret Brownley:

Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: Margaret penned it all. Nothing wrong with this–except Margaret happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, her former pastor took her aside and said, “Maybe God’s calling you to write fiction.”

It turns out God was and Margaret did. She now has more than 20 novels to her credit. In addition, she’s written many Christian articles and a non-fiction book. Still, it took a lot of prodding from God before Margaret tried her hand at writing inspirational fiction which led to her Rocky Creek series.

“I love writing about characters at different stages of faith,” she says of the new direction her writing career has taken, “and I’m here to stay.”

Blurb for A Suitor for Jenny:

Jenny Higgins is certain falling in love and finding a husband are matters of the mind. Her heart has other plans.

After their parents died, Jenny felt responsible for seeing that her two younger sisters were well taken-care of. Tipped off by an article naming Rocky Creek the town with the highest number of eligible bachelors, Jenny rolled into this Texas town with a clear objective: find suitable husbands for her two sister and then start fresh somewhere far, far away.

Jenny believe that women who fall in love at first sight often wish they’d taken a second look, so she diligently begins to follow all the rules set forth in her handy manual on how to land a husband.

But while Jenny is interviewing the less-than-promising candidates, her sisters are falling in love the old-fashioned way–with men of their choosing. And the longer Jenny stays, the more her sense of control slips away. The town isn’t living up to her expectations, her sisters are rebelling against her practical choices, and soon her own heart starts to betray her, as US Marshall Rhett Armstrong stirs emotions in her that weren’t part of her plan.

To relinquish her control to God and calm her restless spirit, she’ll need to give her foregone conclusions about marriage, love, and faith.


Bio of Shannon Vannatter:

Central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife/writer. White Roses her debut novel is now available through heartsongpresents.com and available in stores in November. Two more books in the series will follow: White Doves releases to the book club in October and stores in April and White Pearls releases to the book club in January and stores in July.

Vannatter hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as her characters struggle with real-life issues. Their journeys, from ordinary lives to extraordinary romance through Christ-centered relationships demonstrate that love doesn’t conquer all, Jesus does.

Vannatter’s short stories appeared in Mature Living and The Writers’ Journal, in 2009. She has taught fiction workshops for several writers’ groups including: Arkansas Inspirational Writers, Cleburne County Writers’ Guild, Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas, and White County Creative Writers. She’s contracted to teach workshops in 2010 at the Life Press Christian Writers’ Conference in Memphis, TN and the Ozark Creative Writers’ Conference in Eureka Springs, AR.

Learn more about her and her books at http://shannonvannatter.com. On her new blog, The Inkslinger, she celebrates true love stories, inspirational author’s real-life romances, insight into the love lives of their fictional characters, book excerpts, romantic destinations, and book giveaways at http://www.shannonvannatter.com/blog.

Blurb for White Doves:

Laken Kroft left home eight years ago and never looked back. Who knew when she applied for the promotion to postmaster that she’d end up in Romance, Arkansas, and much too close to her parents, the town drunk and the local gossip maven? Hayden Winters has his hands full raising his paraplegic nephew, Brady, and wrestling his guilt over having caused the child’s injury. When the boy’s father, Laken’s brother, turns up and starts talking custody, Laken’s influence is Hayden’s only hope. But whose side is she really on?

7 Comments

  1. Wow, love the sound of this book and the name of course. Would love to win this one. Juanita W
    whisper97304@yahoo.com

  2. Thank you for entering me to win A Suitor for Jenny!

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  3. please enter me! 🙂
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  4. please include me in these book giveaways this week. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Hi Jaunita, Michelle, K, and Apple Blossom. Glad you all stopped by.

  6. a great posting…thanks for the opportunity to read this novel 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I would love to be entered to win a copy of White Doves.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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