This week Miralee Ferrell, Janelle Mowery and April Gardner

» Posted on Feb 14, 2011 in Blog | 7 comments

Congratulations to Ann for winning Ginny Yttrup’s Words, Miss Kallie for winning Naomi Musch’s The Green Veil, Harriet for winning Merrillee Whren’s Hometown Dad, and Charity for winning Kay Marshall Strom’s The Triumph of Grace.

This week I’m hosting Miralee Ferrell with Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona, Janelle Mowery with When All My Dreams Come True and April Gardner with Wounded Spirits. 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 (February 20th) evening.

Bio of Miralee Ferrell:

Miralee Ferrell grew up in small town America and married her high school sweetheart. They raised two beautiful children and worked together on a variety of businesses over the years. After her children graduated and started lives of their own, she began praying about filling the time she once poured into her busy family. In 2005 she got the answer. While at a church service the speaker prayed with her, and stated that he believed God was saying she should write. Not only write, but that her work should be published. Two years later her debut novel, The Other Daughter released and since then four more have followed.

All the Love Finds You novels stand alone, and take place in a real town in America. Miralee’s first two are set in 1877, Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA, and 1902, Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon. Her newest, Love Finds You in Tombstone, AZ, is a spin off about Christy Grey, a woman readers met in Last Chance.

Miralee serves as president of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers and belongs to a number of writer’s groups. She also speaks at women’s groups, libraries, and churches about her writing journey.

Miralee and her husband Allen have been married 37 yrs. They live on 11 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. Miralee also rides her horse on the wooded trails near their home with her grown daughter who lives nearby. You can learn more about Miralee as well as see pictures from the real places she writes about by visiting her web site at www.miraleeferrell.com.

Book Summary—Love Finds You in Tombstone, AZ

In a town where dreams are buried, does love stand a chance?

Love and second chances aren’t easy to come by in a town named Tombstone. When Christy Grey receives an urgent summons to Tombstone, Arizona, she reluctantly leaves her new life in California. The trip goes from bad to worse when four masked men hold up Christy’s stage. She finally arrives in Tombstone to find her mother ill and her brother trapped in a life of gambling. Desperate for money to support her family, will Christy bow to pressure from the local saloon owners and return to the life she thought she’d given up for good?

Nevada King has problems of his own. He’s been dodging bullets for years and wants nothing more than to settle down. But he’s on the run from outlaws bent on revenge, and the one woman who captures his interest recognizes him from the stagecoach holdup. Will Christy turn Nevada in to the authorities, or will the outlaws on his trail catch him first?

When All My Dreams Come True

Bio of Janelle Mowery:

JANELLE MOWERY lives in Texas with her husband and two sons, though a portion of her heart still resides in her birth state of Minnesota. Janelle began writing inspirational stories in 2001 and has since written several historical novels as well as a mystery series. Her first published novel, Where the Truth Lies, released in 2008. This was followed in 2010 by The Christmas Chain, part of a Christmas anthology titled, A Woodland Christmas. Her second novel, Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho, released October 2010 and received four stars from the Romantic Times review. Janelle’s Colorado trilogy will release in 2011. The first of this series, When All My Dreams Come True, also received four stars from the Romantic Times review. When she isn’t writing, her interests include reading, enjoying nature, and visiting historical sites. To learn more, visit her Web site at www.janellemowery.com.

Blurb for When All My Dreams Come True:

Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way.

Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he’s surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams?

An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.

Bio for April Gardner:

April Gardner has been a military brat, missionary’s kid, and military spouse. After 21 years in various countries overseas, April happily resides in Georgia with her USAF husband. A homeschool mom, she fills her mornings talking fractions and phonics with her two sweet kiddos. In her free time, April enjoys reading, gardening, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian.

Blurb for Wounded Spirits:

On the frontier, Adela McGirth’s life is simple, rugged, and exactly to her liking. Her greatest concern is whether to marry the settlement’s most eligible young officer. When a distant war among the Natives spills over into a nearby skirmish, life takes a perilous turn. Deep in enemy territory Adela must choose between the man she loves and a baby that has yet to be born; will she be strong enough to wait on God’s provision?

A peace-loving yet loyal Creek warrior, Totka is forced to align with the extremist Red Stick faction whose purpose is to eradicate the Whites from Creek soil. In the midst of battle, Totka is assigned to protect those he is expected to hate–and kill. Life was simpler before his enemy became a beautiful face with a quiet strength and dignity he cannot resist.

Having lived a life plagued with death and loss, Zachariah McGirth is a man on a mission – he’ll have his revenge or die trying. Blinded by grief, he can’t see his way clear of yet another tragedy. Why has God taken everything from him…or has He?
Their lives molded by the course of history, can these Wounded Spirits learn to rely on God’s grace during one of the bloodiest conflicts in the South?

7 Comments

  1. Please enter me! Would love to win Miralee's book or Janelle's. Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. I would enjoy Love Finds You In Tombstone, Arizona.. I love Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, the history and background of this town. I visited Tombstone last year. Thanks for this lovely book feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Please put me in the drawing for Miralee's book. It sounds like a book that I would really enjoy!

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  4. What a great post.These all sounds like wonderful stories.I would love to win any of these. I love Love Finds You books,anyway and all of these are on my TBR list.Stories where buried dreams,love,peace,hope,faith and forgiveness,what a awesome collection.Please enter me.
    tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com
    North Carolina

  5. Wow! All three books sound great and I would love to be entered into all the giveaways.

    Thank you!

    Have a blessed week,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  6. thanks for the chance to read these fabulous novels 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. Thanks for your positive comments and support, gals! It's so nice to visit here on Margaret's blog & get a chance to interact with her readers.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Miralee

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