This week Lacy Williams, Veronica Heley, C. J. Chase and Cara Lynn James

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Marrying Miss MarshalCongratulations to Cindy for winning Rachelle McCalla’s Dead Reckoning, to Abi for winning Sharon Dunn’s Her Guardian and to saubleb for winning Gayle Roper’s Shadows on the Sand.

This week I’m hosting Lacy Williams with Marrying Miss Marshal, Veronica Heley with Murder My Neighbour, C. J. Chase with Redeeming the Rogue, and Cara Lynn James with Love by the Book (will have a drawing if 10 people enter). 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 (August 14th) evening.

Bio for Lacy Williams:

Lacy Williams is a wife and mom from Oklahoma. Her debut novel, MARRYING MISS MARSHAL, won ACFW’s Genesis award before being published. She promises readers happy endings guaranteed. Lacy combines her love of dogs with her passion for literacy by volunteering with her therapy dog Mr. Bingley in a local Kids Reading to Dogs program. Lacy loves to hear from readers at She posts short stories and giveaways at her website and can be found on social media at and .

Blurb for Marrying Miss Marshal:

Filling the shoes of her late husband as town marshal hasn’t been easy for Danna Carpenter. She’s not only fighting criminals, she’s also fighting to earn the respect of the townspeople. So crossing paths with tenderfoot detective Chas O’Grady is the last thing she needs. He’s hunting a band of cattle rustlers and isn’t used to the rugged Wyoming landscape. Teaming up is their only option, but when circumstances place them in a compromising situation, the town forces a more permanent partnership—marriage. If they can let down their guards with each other they might find that love is the greatest catch of all. 

Murder My NeighbourBio for Veronica Heley:

Veronica Heley celebrated 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 Murder My Neighbour:

This is the twelfth Ellie Quicke, MURDER MY NEIGHBOUR, where Ellie has to deal with the disappearance of a neighbour, who had arranged to go into a retirement home – but never arrived there. A walk around the block shows that Mrs Pryce’s vegetable garden is still being cultivated, and someone has seen a face at an attic window. So who knows more about Mrs Pryce’s disappearance than they want to say? Ellie has to deal with the greed and stupidity of Mrs Pryce’s relations  – and with her own rapacious daughter Diana.

Redeeming the RogueBio for C. J. Chase:

After leaving the corporate world to stay home with her children, C.J. Chase quickly learned she did not possess the housekeeping gene. She decided writing might provide an excuse for letting the dust bunnies accumulate under the furniture. Her procrastination, er, hard work paid off in 2010 when she won the Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Manuscript and sold the novel to Love Inspired Historicals. You can visit C.J.’s cyber-home (where the floors are always clean) at


Blurb for Redeeming the Rogue:

With a chip on her shoulder and a pistol in her pocket, Mattie Fraser comes to London determined to find answers. What fate befell her brother after he was forced to join the British navy? Military official Kit DeChambelle knows something, she’s sure. But can she trust him—or anyone— as a conspiracy of silence surrounds her?

Kit knows altogether too much—about the guilt that drives Mattie, and the peril she faces. The battle against Napoleon is over, but for Kit, peace is elusive. In helping this brave, stubborn woman, he may be endangering her further. Especially if she learns about the orders he’s received, placing them on opposite sides…

Love by the BookBio for Cara Lynn James:

Cara Lynn James lives in northwest Florida with her husband, grown daughter, four year old grandson and a Papillon named Sparky. Originally from Connecticut, she’s lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, California, Virginia, Vermont and now Florida. Her hobbies include reading everything in sight, traveling and camping, but not in a tent. Fascinated by the excess of the Gilded Age, she writes inspirational historical romance.

Blurb for Love by the Book:

Melinda Hollister is a society lady, intent on finding a rich husband before her peers discover her quickly diminishing wealth. Nick Bryson is all business, focused on making a name for himself in his father’s teamship line. Despite the marriage of their siblings, they rarely gave each other a second glance-until a tragic accident results in Melinda and Nick being appointed as co-guardians of their three-year-old niece Nell.

In order to get better acquainted with Nell and one another, Melinda and Nick agree to spend the summer in their own private quarters of the Bryson family vacation home, Summerhill. As their love for Nell grows, so does their attraction to each other. And for the first time in their lives, they sense that God has a bigger plan in motion.

Yet old habits die hard and Melinda and Nick each find it difficult to resist the pull of their former worlds.

When the unthinkable happens, they find themselves faced with seemingly impossible choices and a new understanding of God’s true love.