This week Hannah Alexander, Trish Perry/Debby Mayne, Penny Zeller, and Debra Clopton

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The Wedding KissCongratulations to Abi for winning Sandra Bricker’s Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride, to Cindy for winning Bonnie Leon’s Wings of Promise, to Diana for winning Maggie Brendan’s Deeply Devoted, and to Lady Dragon for winning Connie Stevens’ Scars of Mercy.

This week I’m hosting Hannah Alexander with The Wedding Kiss, Trish Perry/Debby Mayne with Love Finds You on Christmas Morning, Penny Zeller with Hailee and Debra Clopton with Her Rodeo Cowboy. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, 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 (September 11th) evening.

Bio of Hannah Alexander:

HANNAH ALEXANDER is the pen name for the husband-and-wife writing team of Mel and Cheryl Hodde, who began collaborating on their first blind date. Cheryl is the wordsmith, and Mel is the medical expert who helps her with the medical plot lines and edits everything she writes.

Blurb for The Wedding Kiss:
A kiss can be life-changing. 
When Keara and Elam Jensen share their first kiss on their wedding day, a marriage of convenience becomes much less convenient! It also becomes more than they expected when God shows them what He really has in store for their lives. Will their mysteriously injured visitor ruin their future, or will her influence—and her personal battle—draw them into deadly danger? Visit Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in 1901, and discover for yourself what excitement and romance await along the White River Hollow.
Love Finds You on Christmas MorningBio for Trish Perry:
Award-winning novelist Trish Perry has written Unforgettable (2011, Summerside Press) and Tea for Two (2011), The Perfect Blend (2010), Sunset Beach (2009–winner, 2010 Greater Detroit RWA Award), Beach Dreams (2008), Too Good to Be True (2007), and The Guy I’m Not Dating (2006), all for Harvest House Publishers. She collaborated with several renowned authors on the devotionals Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days (Spring 2011) and God’s Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is NOT (Fall 2011) for Summerside Press. Her short Christmas novel, ‘Tis the Season, is featured in Summerside’s Love Finds You on Christmas Morning (2011), along with Debby Mayne’s Deck the Halls.

Perry wrote a monthly column, “Real Life is Stranger,” for Christian Fiction Online Magazine and was editor of Ink and the Spirit, the newsletter of Washington D.C.’s Capital Christian Writers organization for seven years. Before her novels, Perry published numerous short stories, essays, devotionals, and poetry in Christian and general market media.

Perry holds a B.A. in Psychology, was a 1980s stockbroker, and held positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in several Washington law firms. She serves on the Board of Directors of CCW and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She invites you to visit her at

Blurb of Love Finds You on Christmas Morning:
“’’Tis the Season” by Trish Perry
Nikki Tronnier moves back home to Cary, North Carolina, with plans to buy back the Tronnier family home built by her great-grandfather, William, for his bride, Lillian. But before she is able to make an offer, the handsome Drew Cornell buys the house just before Christmas. TRISH PERRY is the award-winning author of nine inspirational romances and invites you to visit her at
Bio of Debby Mayne:
Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past eight years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July 2009.
Blurb for Love Finds You on Christmas Morning:

“Deck the Halls” by Debby Mayne

In 1925, the wealthy William Tronnier becomes smitten with the lovely but penniless Lillian Pickard. Not one to give up easily, William pursues Lillian even though she does everything in her power to resist falling in love with a man from a completely different social class. As Christmas descends on the picturesque town of Cary, North Carolina, William plans to make Lillian a proposal she can’t refuse.

HaileeBio of Penny Zeller:

Penny Zeller is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles in national and regional publications. She is also the author of the humor blog “A Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author” ( She is an active volunteer in her community, serving as a women’s Bible study small-group leader and co-organizing a women’s prayer group. Penny devotes her time to assisting and nurturing women and children into a closer relationship with Christ. Her passion is to use the gift of the written word that God has given her to glorify Him and to benefit His kingdom. Hailee is the final book in the series, which began with McKenzie and Kaydie in Montana Skies, her first series with Whitaker House. When she’s not writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family and camping, hiking, canoeing, and playing volleyball. She and her husband reside in Wyoming with their two children. Penny loves to hear from her readers at her website,

Blurb for Hailee:

Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she’s still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.

Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Nate Adams would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate’s parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.

When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?

Her Rodeo CowboyBio of Debra Clopton:

First published in 2005 Debra Clopton is an award winning, multi-published novelist who has won The Book Sellers Best, The Inspirational Readers Choice Award, The Golden Quill and also the Cata Romance Reviewers Choice Award along with the RT Magazine’s Book of the Year and eharlequin’s Readers Choice Award. She’s been a finalist in the prestigeous RWA Golden Heart, a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award (formerly known as the Book of the Year) among others most recently The 2011 Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence for her COWBOY FOR KEEPS book 1 of her Men of Mule Hollow series.  Debra lives in the country near the small Texas town of Madisonville with her husband, Chuck Parks, and her two high school aged stepsons. Her two adult sons, her lovely daughter-in-law and beautiful granddaughter live nearby.  Her greatest awards are her family and she feels blessed to have them all in her life and living so close. Along with her writing Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church.  Debra loves to read, travel and spend time with her family. She is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow series, the place readers tell her they wish was real. She is currently working on her 20th novel. 

Blurb for Her Rodeo Cowboy:

Everything accountant Montana Brown thought she knew about love and marriage goes topsyturvy when her parents split up. Shaken, she heads to Mule Hollow, Texas, to stay with family and take a chance on an old dream: being a cowgirl. With all her might, she tries to resist the charms of a too–handsome cowboy. Luke Holden is going after his own dream of expanding his ranch. A wife isn’t on his wish list. But the Mule Hollow matchmakers are fixin’ to lasso Luke and Montana together—with a little faith and love.