Hosting Merrillee Whren, Kay Marshall Strom and Naomi Musch

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Hometown Dad

Congratulations to Lady Dragon for winning Cara Lynn James’ Love On Assignment and to Roanna for winning Promises to Keep. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Ginny Yttrup couldn’t be on the blog last week.

This week I’m hosting Merrillee Whren with Hometown Dad, Kay Marshall Strom with The Triumph of Grace, and Naomi Musch with The Green Veil (an ebook). 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 (February 13th) evening.

Bio of Merrillee Whren:

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes for Harlequin Love Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of 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 of connect with her on Facebook at

Blurb for Hometown Dad:

A pair of rowdy boys would be exhausting for two parents—little wonder single mom Melanie Drake feels overwhelmed. Her sons are her world, but she knows she needs a helping hand to keep them in line. Enter Nathan Keller—respected banker, descendant of the town’s founding father…and baseball coach. Melanie knows he’s out of her league, but as her sons learn to love Coach Nathan, Melanie starts falling for him, too. With the whole town rooting for happily ever after, it won’t be long before this hometown dad joins their family for good.

the triumph of grace

Bio for Kay Marshall Strom:

Kay Marshall Strom is the author of thirty-six published books. Five were chosen as book club selections, nine have been translated into foreign languages, and one was optioned for a movie. Already well established as a non-fiction writer, her Grace In Africa fiction series has met with high acclaim, receiving praise from Publishers Weekly and a starred “Highly recommended” review from the Library Journal and placement on ALA Booklist’s 2010 listing of “Top Ten Inspirational Fiction.” In addition to her writing, Kay is an in-demand speaker. Her work as a 21st century abolitionist takes her around the globe where she speaks out against social injustice, especially modern-day slavery. She and her husband make their home in the Pacific Northwest.

Blurb for The Triumph of Grace, Book 3 of the Grace in Africa trilogy:

This riveting conclusion of Grace Winslow’s fight for freedom carries her from England to America’s Deep South. After learning that her husband, Cabeto, is on a South Carolina plantation, Grace dons a sailor’s disguise and boards the only ship headed for America. When her secret is discovered, Grace is locked in the hold and made ready for the slave auction block. In South Carolina, Grace is bought immediately, but is soon sold to a man who is not truly a slave keeper. Moved by her story of perseverance and faith, John Hull makes Grace’s mission his own. Grace now has a dear brother in Christ to help her, but a restored sense of hope does not mean the path to finding Cabebo will be clear… or free of trouble.

Blurb from American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine:
“Straight from the nightmare of the eighteenth century African slave trade comes the robust story of Grace Winslow. A truly inspirational story that will grip your heart from start to finish.”

the green veil cover

Bio for Naomi Musch:

Naomi Dawn Musch loves stories rich in American history. Her first novel, The Casket Girl, was published in 2006. Like several of the characters in her stories, she and husband Jeff enjoy epic adventures around their home in the Wisconsin woods along with their five young adults.

Besides her fiction writing, Naomi is an editor for the Port Yonder Press, staff writer for the monthly Christian newspaper Living Stones News, and a feature contributor to Home School Enrichment magazine.

She mentors young writers through tutorials at A Novel Writing Site, and has been publishing the online newsletter Apples of Gold News for home educators for sixteen years. Learn more about Naomi and the Empire in Pine series at .

Blurb for The Green Veil:

Colette loved Manason long before he came back into her life. But in Wisconsin’s virgin pine country where lumber barons ruled private empires, her vow was to his enemy.

Lumberman’s daughter, Colette Palmer has always loved timber cruiser Manason Kade — even though he only remembers her as a child. Leaving Michigan to settle with her family in the Wisconsin wilderness, and separated from him by miles and years, compassion compels her to marry another.
Manason longs to plant roots of his own in Wisconsin Territory. But when he stakes his claim and challenges the illegal log harvesting of a rival company, Colette’s husband will stop at nothing to ruin him. Then one day Manason and Colette meet again. Now, she will have to choose between her first love and her commitment to her marriage vows, while her faith and an empire in pine hang in the balance.
Available as an e-book at these and other online retailers: