This week Marta Perry, Robin Caroll, and Kimberly and Kayla Woodhouse

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Sarah's Gift

Congratulations to Audrey for winning Judy Christie’s The Glory of Green, to Kathleen for winning Gail Martin’s A Dad of His Own and to Diana for winning Maureen Lang’s Springtime of the Spirit.

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Sarah’s Gift, Robin Caroll with In the Shadow of Evil, and Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse with No Safe Haven. 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 (March 13th) evening.

Marta Perry’s bio:

Marta Perry has written everything from Sunday School curriculum to travel articles to magazine stories in more than twenty years of writing. Her start came when she tried writing stories for church school papers when she was a Director of Christian Education. After having over three hundred of her short stories and articles in print, she felt it was time to concentrate on her first love—writing book-length fiction, and she recently celebrated the publication of her 39th book.

Marta’s books have received numerous awards, including the HOLT Medallion, RT Reviewers Choice Award, the Rising Star Award, the Write Touch Award, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and she has been a Rita Finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter, and American Christian Fiction Writers.

Marta lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she is active in church and community activities. She and her husband spend part of each year at their second home in South Carolina. When she’s not writing, she’s probably visiting her children and her six beautiful grandchildren, traveling, gardening, or relaxing with a good book.

SARAH’S GIFT by Marta Perry
Book 5 Pleasant Valley Amish Series
Berkley Books, March, 2011

Widowed Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start, but unpleasant surprises beset her when she joins her aging aunt’s dwindling midwife practice. With Sarah’s last dollar invested in the birthing center, can she bring the practice back to life?

Aaron Miller, Sarah’s neighbor, counts himself among the skeptics until he witnesses the dedication and love she has for her patients. But when an English doctor files a complaint against Sarah, Aaron’s misgivings resurface…just as his own sister faces a birthing crisis and only Sarah is available to help. In the midst of such tribulations, Sarah prays for the strength to defend her practice, care for her patients, and win the hearts of the community she has learned to love.

Robin Caroll’s bio:

Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a Southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage–two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

Robin’s books have finaled/placed/won in various prestigious writing contests: Book of the Year, 2008; Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, 2008; Bookseller’s Best Award, 2009; Cover Cafe Cover Contest, 2009; Book of the Year, 2009 and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee 2010.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty years, her three beautiful daughters and one handsome grandson, and their four character-filled pets at home–in the South, where else? An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she’ll read just about any good story. Except historicals! To learn more about this author of deep South mysteries of suspense to inspire your heart, visit Robin’s website at

Blurb for In the Shadow of Evil:

Informed by the real-life fallout of the U.S. economy and devastation caused by multiple hurricanes along the southern coast, In the Shadow of Evil tells a modern day story involving the exposure of a building rebound scam. Amidst the layers of unethical practices, supply shortages, and excess murders, a top Louisiana homicide detective loses his heart to a charitable contractor while uncovering a secret about his tragic past.

No Safe Haven cover

Kimberley Woodhouse’s bio:

Kimberley Woodhouse and her family were introduced to 10 million TV viewers in January 2008, when they were featured on ABC’s hit program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This followed years of front-page newspaper stories, national magazines articles, and medical journals. Since the ABC show aired, they have shared their story on The Montel Williams Show, Discovery Health Channel’s Mystery ER, Focus on the Family’s National Broadcast (March 2011), Homecoming Magazine, as well as many other shows, newspapers, magazines and hundreds of radio programs. Her first non-fiction book – Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy – released from Tyndale/Focus on the Family in September 2009. Fiction written with daughter Kayla, No Safe Haven (March 2011), Race Against Time (Nov. 2011), and In the Mountain (contracted title, July 2012) all release from B&H Publishing Group.

Now living in their extreme home in Colorado, Kim shares her quick wit, enthusiasm, and positive outlook through difficult circumstances in person, speaking to more than 800 churches, conferences, retreats, and seminars across the country. She is a member of ACFW, is President of the Colorado Springs chapter, and active on the Colorado Area Board.

Kayla Woodhouse’s bio:

Thirteen-year-old Kayla Woodhouse’s zest for writing comes not only from her natural ability, but also from her love of the written word as witnessed by her voracious reading appetite. One of only a few dozen cases in the world, Kayla was born with HSAN, Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy, an extremely rare nerve disorder. Unable to sweat, or feel pain, she’s also been through brain surgery. But even through a life of extreme hardships, her ever-present smile encourages others to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles. In addition to being
homeschooled and writing with her mom, she’s an amazing swimmer, and spends up to thirty hours a week in training. She has appeared on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Montel Williams Show, Mystery ER, and numerous other national programs. No Safe Haven, her first release from B&H Publishers in 2011, written with mother, Kimberley, makes her the youngest author to have a full-length novel published by a royalty paying publisher.

Blurb for No Safe Haven:

Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start. Though twelve year-old Andie has long struggled with a rare medical disorder, she and her mother have finally received good news from out-of-town specialists. It’s news they desperately needed, especially after the recent death of Jenna’s husband (Andie’s dad) in a car accident.

But as they are flying home to Alaska, ready to begin again, the unthinkable happens. The pilot sabotages their small plane and crashes into Sultana, one of the most remote and dangerous mountains in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Even worse, a winter storm is headed their way along with someone who doesn’t want to save them, but to kill them.

Only one man can keep them alive: Cole Maddox, the mysterious last-minute passenger who joined them on their flight. But trust doesn’t come easy to Jenna or Andi and they both sense Cole is hiding something.

A relentless tale of survival and suspense unfolds, involving military technology designed by Jenna’s late husband that some would do anything to possess.