This week Trish Perry, Ruth Axtell Morren and Veronica Heley

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Congratulations to Traveler for winning Debby Mayne’s Sweet Baklava, to Pegg for winning Diane Burke’s Double Identity and to Juanita for winning Jill Eileen Smith’s Bathsheba.

This week I’m hosting Trish Perry with Unforgettable, Ruth Axtell Morren with A Gentleman’s Homecoming, and Veronica Heley with False Money. 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 27th) evening.

Bio for Trish Perry:

Award-winning novelist Trish Perry has written eight inspirational romances for Harvest House Publishers, Summerside Press, and Barbour Publishing, as well as two devotionals for Summerside Press. She has served as a columnist and as a newsletter editor over the years, as well as a 1980s stockbroker and a board member of the Capital Christian Writers organization in Washington, D.C. She holds a degree in Psychology.

Trish’s latest novel, Unforgettable, releases in March, and Tea for Two releases in April. She invites you to visit her at

Book blurb for Unforgettable:
Rachel Stanhope tries to see the good in everyone. But even her good graces are challenged when she meets Josh Reegan outside her Arlington, Virginia dance studio on a brisk fall morning in 1951. Admittedly, he’s attractive, but she finds his cynicism and cockiness hard to tolerate.

A hard-news journalist and former World War II Air Force pilot, Josh considers distractions like ballroom dancing frivolous wastes of time. He has yet to shed his wartime drive to defend good against evil whenever he can. Yes, Rachel’s confident nature is a refreshing challenge, but he wouldn’t tangle with her if his newspaper hadn’t roped him into covering one of her studio’s competitions in New York City.

Between Arlington and New York, between the melodrama of ballroom antics and the real drama of political corruption, between family involvement and romantic entanglement, Rachel and Josh have their hands full. The last thing either of them expects is mutual need and support. But once they stop dancing around the truth, the results are unforgettable.

a gentleman's homecoming

Bio for Ruth Axtell Morren:

Ruth Axtell has twelve published historical romances to her credit (under the name Ruth Axtell Morren). Her thirteenth, A Gentleman’s Homecoming, a Love Inspired Historical, is out this month. She will have a regency historical published by Revell Books in March 2013.

She received her first publishing contract in 2003 from Steeple Hill books for a single title regency romance, Winter Is Past. This book was spotlighted in Christian Retailing magazine. Her second historical, Wild Rose, was chosen by Booklist as a “Top Ten Christian Fiction” selection in 2005.

Some of her titles have been translated into Dutch, Italian, Polish and Afrikaans.

A Family of her Own, appeared in 2010 in Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Historical Mother’s Day anthology with author Cheryl St. John.

Ruth knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote her first story—a spy thriller—at the age of twelve. She studied comparative literature at Smith College, taught English and became an au pair in the Canary Islands, worked in international development in Miami, Florida, before moving to the Netherlands, where for the next several years, she juggled both writing and raising her children.
In 1994, her second-ever manuscript was a finalist in Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart competition. This story came out in 2010 by Dutch publisher Mozaiek, where it is one of their top 10 sellers. It takes place during the Netherlands’ golden era, the seventeenth century.

Ruth lives on the coast of Maine with her three teenagers and three cats. She enjoys gardening, walking and reading.

Blurb for A Gentleman’s Homecoming:

It’s been six years since Luke Travis has seen his native England…and his son, Sam. But his hopes for a joyful reunion are shattered when he learns that Sam wants nothing to do with him. There’s one ray of hope—Luke’s former sister-in-law, Bobbie Gardner. The kindhearted woman has been a mother to Sam for all these years, and she promised to help mend the breach between father and son. But can Luke trust another Gardner? His wife betrayed and abandoned him, and his father-in-law took his son away. Bobbie must prove to him that she is not her sister, or her father, but a woman who is all that Luke could wish for in a wife.

Bio for Veronica Heley:

Veronica Heley celebrates the publication of her 67th book this summer, having been in the business for over 30 years. Apart from the two gentle crime series she’s currently writing and some short stories, she’s also produced a straightforward biography of St Paul, some historical fiction, many articles and reviews, masses of children’s and resource books, and learned how to write story-boards for cartoons.
Married to a retired probation officer with a married musician daughter, she’s involved with her local church and community affairs, likes to break for coffee with friends and does the garden when she has time.

Blurb for False Money:

Widowed Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency whose watchword is discretion, and she does not ‘do’ murder. But when Tomi, star of an award-winning short film, disappears, Bea discovers that the girl’s circle contains a secret so deadly that they are dying one by one, even though none of them will go to the police. Which of them will talk to Bea, and if they do, won’t that also put her at risk?