This week Missy Tippens, Angela Breidenbach and Stephen Bly

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A family for faith

Congratulations to Dorothy for winning Trish Perry’s Unforgettable, to Megan for winning Ruth Axtell Morren’s A Gentleman’s Homecoming, and to Cynde W. for winning Veronica Heley’s False Money.

This week I’m hosting Missy Tippens with A Family for Faith, Angela Breidenbach with Gems of Wisdom and Stephen Bly with Throw the Devil off the Train. 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 (April 3rd) evening.

Bio for Missy Tippens:

Born and raised in Kentucky, Missy Tippens has lived in Georgia for the last 25 years. She is a pastor’s wife and mom of three. A former microbiologist and teacher, she now writes full time.

After more than ten years of working toward publication, Missy finally made her first sale of a novel in 2007. She feels very blessed to be working at home in her dream job.

Blurb for A Family for Faith:

When Faith Hagin sees widower cop Gabe Reynolds every day in her coffee shop, she can’t help but feel for the struggling single dad. She’s raised a teenager of her own—and sadly, knows what not to do. But thanks to his matchmaking preteen daughter, Chelsea, the whole town’s praying for Gabe to find a wife! Even though Faith thinks she’s content being just friends, spending time with him and Chelsea starts to feel like a fresh start at having a family. And their love may be the answer to everyone’s prayers.

Gems book cover

Bio for Angela Breidenbach:

Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and the author of the Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life and the Gems of Wisdom Companion Guide, the Creative Cooking Series including the new release of Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance from Westbow Press. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She connects missions to her work with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela also teaches online classes and coaches one-on-one in courageous confidence, personal growth, and powerful living. She’s certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and life coach. Angela serves as an assisting minister for her congregation in Missoula, MT. She volunteers as the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Publicity Officer. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom’s brain, but she is also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. She is married, has a combined family of six grown children, and loves being a grammy.

Blurb for Gems of Wisdom:

For A Treasure-Filled Life you’ll embark on a treasure hunt for God’s unique gems of wisdom. Be empowered, learn to influence through your own life lessons, and preserve important relationships. Gems of Wisdom invites the reader on a treasure hunt to find important life concepts represented by the beautiful stones God created. Excellent for Bible study and book clubs and now with the bonus companion guide included.

Throw the Devil cover

Bio for Stephen Bly:

Stephen Bly has authored and co-authored with his wife, Janet, 105 books, including both fiction and nonfiction. He won a Christy Award for his western novel, The Long Trail Home, part of the Fortunes of the Black Hills Series. The Outlaw’s Twin Sister, Picture Rock, and Last of the Texas Camp were Christy Award finalists. To find out more about the Blys, go to their website or to their “On A Western Trail” blog

Blurb for Throw the Devil off the Train:

Catherine heads west in the early 1880s to a fiancé she hasn’t seen in 17 years. She’s desperate for a change. Race heads west with a heart full of vengeance and a body aching for sleep. The only thing these two agree upon: they hate each other. Holdups, hijacks, kidnappings and gold mine swindles bring them together, then push them apart. Can the Lord make them at peace long enough to throw the devil off the train?