This week Stephanie Grace Whitson, Lisa Harris and Leslie Gould/Mindy Starns Clark

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A Most Unsuitable MatchThis week I’m hosting Stephanie Grace Whitson with A Most Unsuitable Match, Lisa Harris with An Ocean Away, and Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark with The Amish Nanny. 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 (July 17th) evening.

Bio of Stephanie Grace Whitson:

Writing is something I’ve always done. . . not something I ever expected to do as a job. Back in the early 1990’s when I was home schooling my four children and we began our state history unit, I became fascinated with the lives of the pioneer women who settled the west. Fascination led to research and “playing with imaginary friends.” I sent off my first query letter largely as an exercise in anticipated rejection. Much to my amazement, instead of being rejected I was given a three book contract. In hind-sight, I believe God was providing a career for the day when my husband of 28 years would die (of cancer in 2001). I once worried about whether or not I would run out of ideas. Now I am more concerned about picking WHICH stories I should spend my time developing. I’m not going to live forever and I don’t want to waste a moment on things that are less than the BEST pursuits.

Blurb for A Most Unsuitable Match:

An unlikely attraction occurs between two passengers on a steamboat journey up the Missouri River to Montana…

She is a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who fears the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. He is a preacher living under a sense of duty and obligation to love the unlovable people in the world. She isn’t letting anything deter her from solving a family mystery that surfaced after her mother’s death. He is on a mission to reach the rejects of society in the remote wilderness regions of Montana. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Reverend Samuel Beck are opposites in every way… except in how they both keep wondering if their paths will ever cross again.

An Ocean AwayBio for Lisa Harris:

Award-winning author, Lisa Harris, has sold twenty novels and novellas, including romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa where they are involved in planting churches and aid relief. Visit her website at, and her blog at

Blurb for An Ocean Away:

Dateline: 1921—Northern Rhodesia and New York, New York. Lizzie MacTavis is determined to remain with the people with whom God called her to work along the banks of the rugged Zambezi River in southern Africa. Andrew Styles, an anthropologist and explorer, has been commissioned to bring Lizzie back to New York City at any cost. With a fortune at stake, Lizzie is caught between two worlds when she is finally forced to return to the United States and discovers her life is in danger. Will Andrew turn out to be Lizzie’s nemesis or hero?

Bio Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould:

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of 17 books from Harvest House Publishers, including the popular stand-alone mystery Shadows of Lancaster Country and the popular nonfiction The House that Cleans Itself. She has been nominated for RWA’s Inspirational Readers Choice Award, RT Book Club Magazine’s Critics’ Choice Award, and the 2011 Christian Book Award. A singer and a former stand-up comedian, Mindy is also a popular inspirational speaker and playwright. She lives near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two college-aged daughters. Visit her website at

An Amish NannyLeslie Gould is the bestselling author of 12 books, including Beyond the Blue, which won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Inspirational Fiction in 2006. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her four children. Her husband, Peter, is currently deployed to Afghanistan as the commander of a field hospital. Visit her website at and check out her blog that counts down the days of her husband’s deployment.

Blurb for The Amish Nanny:

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it’s time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wants a future with the handsome Amish widower Will Gundy.  
But when she has the chance to travel to Switzerland as the caregiver of a young child, she leaps at the opportunity.

Anxious to learn more about her forebears, Ada enlists the help of a young Mennonite scholar named Daniel, but even as she develops feelings for him, she cannot get Will from her mind—or her heart. At a crossroads, Ada must decide what she is willing to give up from the past in order to embrace her future.