This week Lorna Seilstad and Julie Carobini

» Posted on May 23, 2011 in Blog | 8 comments

Congratulations to Shirley for winning Lynette Eason’s A Killer Among Us and to Myra Beth for winning Rosslyn Elliott’s Fairer Than Morning.

This week I’m hosting Lorna Seilstad with A Great Catch and Julie Carobini with Fade to Blue. 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 (May 29th) evening.

Bio for Lorna Seilstad:

A history buff, antique collector, and freelance graphic designer, Lorna Seilstad is the author of Making Waves and draws her setting from her home state of Iowa. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she has won several online writing awards and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Blurb for A Great Catch:

She wants to change the world. He wants to change her mind.

It is the beginning of a new century at Lake Manawa Resort in Iowa, but some things never change. When 22-year-old Emily Graham’s meddlesome aunts and grandmother take it upon themselves to find her a husband among the resort guests, the spunky suffragist is determined to politely decline each and every suitor. She has neither the time nor the need for a man in her busy life.

Carter Stockton, a recent college graduate and pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team, intends to enjoy every minute of the summer at Lake Manawa, Iowa, before he is forced into the straitlaced business world of his father.

When their worlds collide, neither Emily nor Carter could guess what would come next. Will Carter strike out? Or will Emily cast her vote for a love that might cost her dreams?

The perfect summer novel, A Great Catch will enchant you with its breezy setting and endearing characters.

A Great Catch weaves humor, history, romance, and spiritual truths into a delicious story that will delight readers’ hearts. What a fun, relaxing read! I’d like to remain at Lake Manawa forever.”—Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little

“A grand slam! In a story as refreshing and invigorating as lemonade, Seilstad raises deep questions about a woman’s relationship with God, her dreams, and the people in her life—while making me laugh so loudly my kids came running to get in on the joke.”—Sarah Sundin, author of the Wings of Glory series

Bio for Julie Carobini:

Julie Carobini writes seaside novels filled with faith, flip-flops, and waves of grace. Other books in her acclaimed Otter Bay series include Sweet Waters and A Shore Thing. She has also written articles for Decision and Focus on the Family magazines, and received awards from the National League of American Pen Women. Julie and her husband Dan have three children and live on California’s central coast.

Blurb for Fade to Blue:

How do you restore a soul? One brush stroke at a time …

Suz Mitchell is a determined dreamer, and won’t allow her ex-husband’s jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah’s life. An accomplished artist, Suz moves with her child across the country to California’s central coast, and lands a job restoring priceless art for the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the sea.

But even dreams have shocking twists. To her surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, works at the castle and jumbles the new aspirations in Suz’s heart. While sorting through their past and a palette of spiritual differences, an even bigger brush with yesterday awaits. 

Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.

Acclaim for Julie Carobini’s Otter Bay Novels:“The perfect combination of playfulness, charm and enrichment. Julie Carobini has a winner on her hands.”

Relz Reviewz (Sweet Waters)

“A creative and fun story about trying to honor and preserve God’s creation . . . I almost expected to shake out sand from between the pages.”

Author’s Choice Reviews (A Shore Thing)

“Carobini has a talent for creating characters that come alive.” (4 stars)

 

8 Comments

  1. Fade to Blue interests me for the lovely locale and the fascinating story. Many thanks.

  2. I am a real fan of baseball (had season seats with the California Angels for 25 years (when I lived in California of course). Have had my eye on A Great Catch since the first review I read. I would love to win a copy of it. Fade to Blue also looks interesting and so I would love to be entered to win it as well. Thank you so much for the opportunity,

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  3. please enter me for “A Great Catch”! Thanks!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  4. would love to read either novel…thanks for the opportunity 😉

  5. I am reading A Great Catch right now it is absolutely wonderful. Please don’t enter me for this book. However, I’d love to be entered in Fade to Blue this week Thanks.
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. I would love to be entered to win Fade To Blue! Thanks!

    dianalflowers@aol.com

  7. I would love to be entered for Fade to Blue, Hearst Castle sounds like an awesome setting. I’m blessed to have Lorna’s great book already. Thanks!

  8. Opps, forgot the e-mail!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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