This week Alison Strobel, Shawna Williams and Roxanne Rustand

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Heart of Memory Cover

Congratulations to Karen for winning Susan Page Davis’s Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Martha for winning Kathi Macias’s People of the Book and Kim for winning Allie Pleiter’s Yukon Wedding.

This week I’m hosting Alison Strobel with The Heart of Memory and Shawna Williams with In All Things, and Roxanne Rustand with Murder at Granite Falls. 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 17th) evening.

Bio for Alison Strobel:

Alison Strobel writes novels that explore issues of life, love, and faith. When she’s not writing in her Colorado home office, she’s homeschooling and playing with her two young daughters and whipping up another crochet project. Visit her at

author of “The Weight of Shadows,” “Reinventing Rachel,” and
“The Heart of Memory” (March 2011)
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The blurb for The Heart of Memory:

When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely. Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife’s odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret he’s keeping from her. If she doesn’t bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process. A stranger may hold the answer to Savannah’s recovery, but is Savannah strong enough to return to her old way of life? Can Shaun right his wrongs before word gets out? And do either one of them remember how to be who they once were—or who they want to be? In this latest relational drama from Alison Strobel, readers will explore the difference between emotional faith and life-giving truth as Savannah wonders if she can ever trust her heart again.

Bio for Shawna Williams:

Shawna K. Williams is an inspirational novelist who loves telling a story through flawed characters – the only kind she can relate to. God’s Grace serves as a the major theme for all of her stories, but she also likes a good dose of nostalgia, which is why many of her stories are set in rural America during the first half of the 20th Century. When not writing, Shawna spends time with her husband and three children enjoying life on their ranch. She’s also an avid reader, editor, book reviewer, blogger, homeschooling mom and jewelry designer.

Blurb for In All Things:

Jakob and Meri’s story continues…

Meredith Louis’s Hollywood career is at a point of transition. No longer under Majestic Studios control, Meri is free to broaden her appeal as an actress and finally earn the recognition she desires.

Meri and Jakob return to their hometown for the holidays where Meri hopes to reconcile with her parents after a decade of silence. But after a disastrous encounter, Meri is plunged into turmoil as old fears resurface in unexpected ways.
Jakob, already dealing with unresolved family issues of his own, is further burdened by his inability to help his wife. Can he learn to step aside and trust God’s plan. Will Meri recognize what she already has?

In All Things is a story of faith and restoration, grounded in the belief, “…that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Bio for Roxanne Rustand:

Roxanne Rustand has written thirty romantic suspense and heart-warming relationship novels. MURDER AT GRANITE FALLS (April, 2011 Love Inspired Suspense) is her twenty-fifth published novel, and she will also have books out this year in June, August, October, November and December.

END GAME (4/10) was a RT Bookclub Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Nominee for Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense of 2010, and is a finalist for the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence.
MURDER AT GRANITE FALLS (4/11) received 4 1/2 Stars and is an RT Bookclub Magazine Top Pick.
Visit her at

Blurb for Murder at Granite Falls:

“Just let it go…”
Everyone in Granite Falls tells Carrie Randall the same thing. Is it a threat, or a warning? Yet even if it endangers her fresh start, Carrie needs to know what secret the town’s hiding. There’s her troubled student and his disturbing drawings. His fiercely protective father, and the mysterious death of his mother. And Carrie definitely has to find out more about the bad reputation of her standoffish new landlord, Logan Bradley. She wants to trust him, but she’s been fooled by charm before. Is the town wrong about him—or is she?