This week Kay Marshall Strom, Adina Senft, and Roger Bruner

» Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Blog | 7 comments

Congratulations to Karen for winning Susan Orchard’s Deep Cover, to Lisa for winning Becky Melby’s Illinois Weddings, to Regina for winning Mary Moore’s The Aristocrat’s Lady, and to Ruth for winning Staci Stallings’ Coming Undone.

This week I’m hosting Kay Marshall Strom with Faith of Ashish, Adina Senft with The Wounded Heart, and Roger Bruner with Lost in Dreams. 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (September 25th) evening.

Bio of Kay Marshall Strom:

Of Kay Marshall Strom’s 34 published books, four have been book club selections, nine have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been optioned for a movie. Her writing credits also include The Call of Zulina and The Voyage of Promise from three part Grace in Africa Series. Her writing has appeared in several volumes, including More Than Conquerors, Amazing Love, The NIV Couple’s Devotional Bible and The NIV Women’s Devotional Bible, and The Bible for Today’s Christian Woman. Her best-known book is Once Blind: The Life of John Newton, which is packaged with the recently released DVD Amazing Grace. She also has written several books with her husband, Dan Kline. Kay is a partner in Kline, Strom International, Inc., leaders in communication training. She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon. Learn more about Kay at www.kaystrom.com.

Blurb for Faith of Ashish:

Virat and Latha named their son Ashish, for he is the light and glory of their world. Yet a simple drink of water from the wrong cup changes them forever. Virat, Latha, and Ashish are Untouchables in 1905 India, members of a caste who must never contaminate the world of the other, higher, castes. 

When Ashish is in desperate need of a doctor, Virat risks everything to save his son and ventures into the dangerous realm of the high caste. There, the strength of a father’s love, the power of a young British nurse, and the faith of a child change the lives around them.

Bio for Adina Senft:

Adina Senft grew up in a plain house church, where she was often asked by outsiders if she was Amish (the answer was no), she made her own clothes, and she perfected the art of the French braid. She holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches as adjunct faculty. 

Writing as Shelley Bates, she was the winner of RWA’s RITA Award for Best Inspirational Novel in 2005, a finalist for that award in 2006, and, writing as Shelley Adina, was a Christy Award finalist in 2009. Three of her books have shortlisted for the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award for book of the year. Of her fiction, publisher and industry blogger W. Terry Whalin has said, “Readers will be lost in the vivid world that [she] paints with incredible detail and masterful storytelling.” 

A transplanted Canadian, Adina returns there annually to have her accent calibrated. Between books, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing the piano and Celtic harp, and spoiling her flock of rescued chickens. These days, she makes period costumes and only puts up her hair for historical events and fun.

Blurb for The Wounded Heart:

When a business offer turns into something more personal, a young Amish woman is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart.

A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband’s business, but it’s not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she’s only too relieved to consider it—especially when it looks like Eli’s interest might include more than just the shop.

But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it’s difficult not to question God’s will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can’t promise him a future?

Bio for Roger Bruner:

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to pursue his dream of writing Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, early service praise team, Sonlight service, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s first young adult novel, Found in Translation, came out in January; the sequel, Lost in Dreams, came out in August.

Blurb for Lost In Dreams:

Grace, hope, and healing intersect in the California mountains. 

From the moment eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger steps off the plane from a mission trip to a remote Mexican village, her journey takes a turn for the worse. As she collides with the biggest challenge of her young life—and faith—Kim struggles with haunting questions and recurring nightmares. . .all the while trying to hide a deep, dark secret. 

Will Kim find the hope and healing she needs? . . . Or is her broken spirit beyond repair?

7 Comments

  1. Congratulations to all. The selection of books look wonderful. THE WOUNDED HEART in particular caught my attention.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Would love to be entered for Wounded Hearts. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  3. Please enter me for The Wounded Hearts! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  4. I love reading anything Amish so The Wounded Heart sounds really good. Would love to read it.

  5. Lost IN Dreams sounds compelling and special. Many thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  6. I would be blessed to win one of these books. Thanks for the chance.

  7. oh, please include me in all these book drawings this week. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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