This week Lena Nelson Dooley, Lisa Jordan, Noelle Marchand, and Lynda Schab

» Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog | 8 comments

Congratulations to Diana for winning Colleen Coble’s Lonestar Angel, to Salena for winning Ginger Garrett’s Desired, and to Abi for winning Anita Mellott’s School Is Where the Home Is.

This week I’m hosting Lena Nelson Dooley with Maggie’s Journey, Lisa Jordan with Lakeside Reunion, Noelle Marchand with Unlawfully Wedded Bride, and Lynda Schab with Mind Over Madi. 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 (November 6th) evening.

Bio for Lena Nelson Dooley:

Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 675,000 books in print. She is a member of ACFW and president of the local chapter. She recently received the Will Rogers Medallion award for western fiction.

Lena loves James, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loves chocolate, cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, and spending time with friends. Travel is always on her horizon. Cruising, Galveston, the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Mexico. One day it will be Hawaii and Australia, but probably not at the same time. Helping other authors become published really floats her boat. She has been awarded three Carol Award silver pins and received the American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award at their national conference. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially her fans. And she loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate.

Blurb for Maggie’s Journey:

Near her eighteenth birthday, Margaret Lenora Caine finds a chest hidden in the attic containing proof that she’s adopted. The spoiled daughter of wealthy merchants in Seattle, she feels betrayed by her real parents and by the ones who raised her. But mystery surrounds her new discovery, and when Maggie uncovers another family secret, she loses all sense of identity. Leaving her home in Seattle, Washington, Maggie strikes out to find her destiny. Will Charles Stanton, who’s been in love with her for years, be able to help her discover who she really is?

Bio for Lisa Jordan:

Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories that feature both comes naturally to her. She has been writing contemporary Christian romance for more than a decade. Her debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, will be released in November by Love Inspired. Her second novel, Lakeside Family, will be released in August 2012 by Love Inspired. Happily married for over twenty years, Lisa and her husband have two young adult sons. When she isn’t writing or caring for children in her in-home childcare business, Lisa enjoys family time, romantic comedies, good books, crafting with friends and feeding her NCIS addiction. Connect with Lisa on Twitter, Like her on Facebook and sign up for her newsletter on her Website

Lisa is holding a scavenger hunt and lakeside photo contest to promote her Lakeside Reunion release. All blog commenters’ names will be added to a drawing for several different prizes. Visit her Lakeside Reunion Contest page for more information. 

The token for this blog is a police badge.

Blurb from Lakeside Reunion:

Bed-and-breakfast owner Lindsey Porter prays she won’t run into Stephen Chase when she returns to Shelby Lake. Five years ago, the cop jilted her to marry another woman, and Lindsey fled town. But no sooner does she hit city limits than Stephen pulls her over for a broken taillight. Despite the past, he’s still able to stir up Lindsey’s old feelings for him. Now a widower and single dad, Stephen recognizes a second chance when he sees one. And he’ll do anything to make Lindsey trust in God and take a risk for love—again. Read an excerpt of Lakeside Reunion .

Bio for Noelle Marchand:

Noelle Marchand’s love of literature began as a child when she would spend hours reading beneath the covers long after she was supposed to be asleep. Eventually, those stories became like “fire shut up in her bones” leading her to complete her first novel by her sixteenth birthday. Noelle is a Houston-native who will graduate from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Mass Communication and Speech Communication.

Blurb for Unlawfully Wedded Bride:

Kate O’Brien can’t believe her ears. She’s been married, by proxy, to a man she’s never met, thanks to her young siblings’ meddling! Kate offers her “groom” room and board at her farm until the annulment is granted—nothing more. After all, what else could this predicament be but a blunder that needs fixing?

Nathan Rutledge arrives on Kate’s doorstep, seeking a fresh start—with a family that needs his help more than Kate will admit. The shadows in both their pasts will be no match for a bright new beginning. But first, he has to convince a woman frightened of love to throw caution to the Texas wind…

Bio for Lynda Schab:

LYNDA LEE SCHAB got her writing start in greeting cards  (Blue Mountain Arts, Dayspring)  and from there  went on to write  articles and short stories (Mature Living, Christian Home &  School)  and in many places online (including www.Examiner.com and  www.wow-womenonwriting.com), but  her passion has always been fiction.   

Mind Over Madi, her debut novel, is near and dear to her heart.  Lynda admits  she has a lot in common with  the character of Madi. Not only are they both  addicted to ice cream, chocolate, and computer games,  they  struggle with the same types of insecurities and continually require a hefty dose of God’s grace. 

Lynda works behind the scenes at FaithWriters.com and is a member of ACFW. She is a regular book reviewer for FaithfulReader.com and is the Grand Rapids Christian Fiction Examiner and the National Writing Examiner for Examiner.com.  Mind Over Madi  received Runner-up in the 2007 FaithWriters Page Turner contest, was a finalist in the 2007 RWA Get your Stiletto in the Door contest, and won second place in the 2008 ACFW Genesis contest, Chick Lit category. Lynda lives with her husband, Rob, and two teenagers in Michigan. 

 Blurb for Mind Over Madi:

All men cheat. At least, that’s what Madi’s mother has always told her. That fact is confirmed when Madi suspects her husband of having an affair with the mother of one of his fourth grade students. When, in a heated moment, Madi asks him to leave and he complies, Madi is forced to deal with her issues. Issues she has tried to avoid. Issues of love and trust that trail back to her childhood. Will counseling, a determination to not turn out like her bitter and unforgiving mother, and an emotional confrontation with “the other woman” help Madi to realize there is Someone who always has her on His mind, even when she’s acting like a total moron?

8 Comments

  1. Oh, I would love to be entered to win any of the books this week! Especially Lena Nelson Dooley’s. I’m also intriqued by Noelle Marchand’s book…my maiden name is Marchand.

    Have a blessed week!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  2. Please include me in the drawing for all four of these wonderful books. I’m always ready for a mail-ordered bride or groom story!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  3. another wonderful collection of novels…please count me in…thanks 🙂

  4. please enter me for “Unlawfully Wedded Bride” 🙂

  5. Mind over Madi looks intriguing. Many thanks for this chance.

  6. A wonderful collection of books thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  7. Oh I’ve seen Lena’s book ,Maggie’e Journey on the internet and have been wanting to read it. Love the cover! Would love this one!

  8. I live in the Ozarks near the Mark Twain National Forest and love dark chocolate, too! I have just found your site and look forward to reading the excerpts. Thank you for this opportunity to meet new authors to me!
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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