This week Susan Page Davis, Valerie Hansen and Anne Mateer

» Posted on Sep 26, 2011 in Blog | 11 comments

The winner for last week will be announced tomorrow.

This week I’m hosting Susan Page Davis with Captive Trail, Valerie Hansen with Nightwatch (two books in a giveaway), and Anne Mateer with Wings of a Dream. 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 (October 2nd) evening.

Bio for Susan Page Davis:

SUSAN PAGE DAVIS is an award winning author who has published more than thirty novels in the historical romance, suspense, mystery, and romance genres. She’s a past winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest and a two time winner of the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest. Susan is a longtime homeschooler and former school teacher. A Maine native, she now resides in Kentucky with her husband Jim. They have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Visit Susan at her website:

Blurb for Captive Trail:

Taabe Waipu has run away from her Comanche village and is fleeing south in Texas on a horse she stole from a dowry left outside her family’s teepee.  The horse has an accident and she is left on foot, injured and exhausted.  She staggers onto a road near Fort Chadbourne and collapses.

 On one of the first runs through Texas, Butterfield Overland Mail Company driver Ned Bright carries two Ursuline nuns returning to their mission station.  They come across a woman who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration and take her to the mission.

With some detective work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu’s identity. He plans to unite her with her family, but the Comanche have other ideas, and the two end up defending the mission station. Through Taabe and Ned we learn the true meaning of healing and restoration amid seemingly powerless situations.

Captive Trail is second in a six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896. Award-winning authors Vickie McDonough and Darlene Franklin also contribute to this series—we have two books each. And each book can be read on its own. Learn more at .

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Bio for Valerie Hansen:

Valerie Hansen’s basic nature is to enjoy every day to the fullest – and try to not take herself too seriously. 🙂  

She married her high school sweetheart and they raised two great kids before leaving California to pursue their dreams of a rural lifestyle on an old, eighty acre farm in the Arkansas Ozarks. 

So far, Valerie has nearly 50 books to her credit.  Besides doing extensive research, she has plenty of interesting experiences to draw upon. Ready? Veterinary assistant, teacher’s aide, volunteer fire department dispatcher, Emergency Medical Technician, bank worker, professional artist, store clerk, bookkeeper, 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, gospel singer/songwriter, winning quiz show contestant, dog trainer, college extension-class instructor, and antique restorer. She’s built dulcimers and a psaltery, laid bricks and tile, designed stained-glass windows, roofed a house, decorated store windows for the holidays, helped pour cement, raised fancy guinea pigs and finches, driven a long-haul moving van, and was once the proud owner of twenty-three Newfoundland dogs at one time. Don’t try that at home!

Although she writes for all three Love Inspired lines, her main focus is on mystery and suspense. NIGHTWATCH, Oct. 2011, is the first book in her very own series, “The Defenders”, with THREAT OF DARKNESS to follow in June 2012. 

Blurb for Nightwatch:

Fire captain Mitch Andrews can’t forget the three young children he saved from a fire. A suspicious fire that left them orphans. In the care of foster mother Jill Kirkpatrick, he knows the little ones will be loved. Even if the sweet, strong widow won’t let Mitch close to her. But suddenly the kids—and Jill—are in terrible danger…and one of the children is missing. Mitch and Jill will risk everything to find the stolen girl and keep a makeshift family of five together forever.

Bio for Anne Mateer:

Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.

Blurb for Wings of a Dream:

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family’s farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he’s the man she’s meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother’s sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur’s training camp as God’s approval of her plans.

But the Spanish flue epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt’s death, Arthur’s indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebeka is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she’s always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.



  1. All 3 of the books look wonderful, but CAPTIVE TRAIL is first on my reading list.


  2. Captive Trails and Wings of a Dream both look wonderful. Would love to be entered to win either one. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  3. After I read and reviewed Susan’s book (Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada) for our blog, I knew I would have to read her next book! She’s a great author and Captive Trail has been on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and blurb on another blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  4. Please enter me for Captive Trail and Night Watch! 🙂

  5. another wonderful selection of novels, margaret 😉

  6. Wings of a Dream looks fabulous!! I am always up for new historical fiction!

  7. Anne Mateer directed me to this page and I have now found a delightful place to see new books on the horizon that I can select and read. Hopefully, I’ll be selected to receive one, two, or three of these delightful books. I will read, share with my daughters, and then place the book/s I received in our Christian school’s library.

    Each of these authors is new to me but the descriptions of their books present a a strong desire to be on the watch for these good reads.

  8. Beautiful books!

  9. I understand I should have left an email addy – here goes: godleyv @ yahoo. [dot] com.

  10. Oh goodness, do all these books look marvelous! Thank you for the opportunity not only to win, but to learn a little more about some great authors!
    Lovely website, by the way.
    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

  11. I’d love to be entered for Nightwatch, it sounds touching and suspenseful. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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