This week Loree Lough, Ron and Janet Benrey, and Patti Lacy

» Posted on Jan 24, 2011 in Blog | 17 comments

Congratulations to Holly for winning Lynette Eason’s Missing, to Dorothy for winning Martha Rogers’ Caroline’s Choice, and to Cindy for winning Lenora Worth’s Body of Evidence.

This week I’m hosting Loree Lough with Maverick Heart, Ron and Janet Benrey with Little White Lies, and Patti Lacy with The Rhythm of Secrets. 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 (January 30th) evening.

Bio for Loree Lough:

With more than 2,000,000 of her books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough has 78 books, 67 short stories, and more than 2,500 articles in print. Dubbed by reviewers “a gifted writer whose stories touch hearts and change lives,” she has earned hundreds of industry awards. She’ll add another 5 titles to her list before September, 2011, when From Ashes to Honor (#1 in her “First Responders” series [Abingdon]) releases in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Loree and her husband split their time between a tiny house in Maryland and a really tiny cabin in the Allegheny Mountains. She loves to hear from her readers and personally answers every letter sent to

Blurb for Maverick Heart:

Boston-born nurse LEVEE O’REILLY and her doctor husband are headed to Mexico to open a medical clinic when their stagecoach is attacked. There on a barren stretch of Texas road, the infamous outlaw Frank Michaels kills Liam and leaves Levee for dead. All alone now, she makes her way to Eagle Pass, where she’s forced to trade her nurse’s cap for a teacher’s apron. In no time, she’s so completely devoted to her students that she has no time for romance.

Rancher DANIEL NEVILLE has battled doubts and distrust for most of his life. Wracked with guilt over the death of his twin sister, he believes the scars and limp sustained during a stampede are penance for the sins of his past. Dan dedicates himself to serving his family and working with the horses on the Lazy N. Marriage isn’t even on his to-do list, and he sees no reason to add it.

When a coincidental meeting brings Levee and Dan together, they’re awakened to a long-ignored desire for love and acceptance. Have they actually found it in one another’s arms? And can these two mavericks accept the plans God has for their lives?

Bio for Ron and Janet Benrey:

Ron Benrey is a prolific writer who has coauthored nine romantic suspense novels with his wife Janet. Ron wrote two novellas independently and has written ten non-fiction books. His latest “Know Your Rights”—an easy to understand guide to everyday law—was just published.

Ron taught writing courses at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently teaches at major writers’ conferences on topics ranging from plotting and publishability, to copyright law and computer technology for writers.

Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a juris doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law. He’s a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ron and Janet live in North Carolina.

Blurb for Little White Lies:

Pippa Hunnechurch is a British expatriate who lives in Ryde, Maryland, a small city on the Chesapeake Bay. Pippa is an executive recruiter — a headhunter — who keeps getting involved in the most fascinating murders. Happily, the attributes she uses to recruit first-class personnel for her clients — diligence, integrity, creativity, intelligence, and best-of-British determination — also help her get out of some truly sticky situations

In Little White Lies, Pippa scoffs at the idea that God cares about her future. So with economic hard times on the horizon, Pippa concludes she is on her own. Her luck seems to improve when she nails down a plum assignment and teams up with a highly successful local headhunter, Marsha Morgan. Pippa’s joy turns to confusion when Marsha drowns in what everyone assumes is a freak accident. As Pippa struggles on, she finds herself caught in a web of deceit-spun out of the harmless exaggerations that Marsha had put in the resumes of her most successful candidates. After another death-this one clearly not an accident-Pippa is in a terrible dilemma. If she cooperates with the police, she will ruin her own reputation and destroy the careers of four celebrated executives. If she remains silent, she will become the target of a ruthless murderer. But Pippa does have one ally. A genuine Christian soldier, who understands that in the midst of a battle to save her business, her reputation, and ultimately her life, Pippa needs most to put the Lord back in her life again.

Bio for Patti Lacy:

Patti Lacy, a Baylor graduate, taught community college humanities until God called her to span seas and secrets in her Kregel-published novels, An Irishwoman’s Tale and What the Bayou Saw.

2011 brings two new Patti Lacy novels to bookstore shelves. The Rhythm of Secrets will release with Kregel in January; Bethany House will publish Reclaiming Lily in October.

Patti has two grown children and a dog named Laura. She and her husband can be seen jog-walking the streets of Normal, an amazing place to live for a woman born in a car. Visit Patti’s website at, her blog at, and her Facebook daily Artbites.

Blurb for The Rhythm of Secrets:

From 1940s New Orleans to late 1960s Chicago, this is a tale of secrets, betrayal, and a love that can never be lost.


  1. What a great line up this week.

  2. I'm with April- Great line up! I'm reviewing Patti's book Thursday. Looking forward to it!
    So nice to visit here! Bless you.


  3. Thanks so much for this info! (Came over from Patti's blog:) I appreciate the giveaways, too. They all look wonderful! Such talented ladies.

  4. April, waving at ya! Nice to meet you here at Margaret's!

    Cheryl, um, you've got a little surprise awaiting you. Better visit my blog:)

    Karen, thanks for being such a great bloggite supporter!

    Thanks, Margaret, for the opportunity to be here!

  5. Wonderful book. I am intrigued with The Rhythm of Secrets which sounds captivating. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. What great reviews. You have some of my favorite authors on this week.

  7. Wow, would like to win either of these books, the names draw my attention, going on my wish list, may be getting a Borders gift card soon. Juanita W

  8. Your reviews always are a delight. The book that interests me greatly is Little White Lies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Petite, well, I am captivated by your blog name:)
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Shirley, you are so sweet! Thanks for your honey-sweet words!

    Juanita, I sure wish I had a gift card right about now:) Blessings!

  10. Please include me in the drawing for all three books, they look terrific. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  11. I have already read Rhythm of Secrets and it was amazing. Can't wait to read these others you have suggested. You obviously have great taste in books!

  12. Merry, your name (both on the e-mail and in your post) cheered me up on a rather depressing Normal, Illinois, night!

    And you, Deanna, just RADIATE light across time and space!!!


  13. I reviewed Maverick Heart and Rhythm of Secrets. Although two very different books, they were both wonderful reads. Levee in Maverick Hearts was a fun character. Rhythm of Secrets has several great characters, is exceptionally well written, and has a conflicted and ambitious plot that succeeds on every level. Now I guess I need to check out Little White Lies.


  14. Quilly!
    Fancy running into you here:)
    Thanks for investing your time AND energy into our work!
    Yes, you need to check out #3!!!

  15. I already read Patti's book and loved it.

    Congrats, Patti, on a stellar blog tour.

  16. All three books sound wonderful this week! Would love to be entered to win any of them. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Cindy W.


  17. Susan, throwing you kisses after all your cyber travels!!!

    Hey, Cindy, I got new read suggestions this week…just when I need to be writing!!!

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