This week Vickie McDonough, Mary Ellis and Janelle Mowery

» Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Blog | 11 comments

Congratulations to Karen for winning Janet Tronstad’s Christmas Stars for Dry Creek and to Cindy for winning K. Dawn Byrd’s This Time for Keeps.

This week I’m hosting Vickie McDonough with Long Trail Home, Mary Ellis with A Marriage for Meghan, and Janelle Mowery with When Love Gets in the Way. 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 20th) evening.

Bio for Vickie McDonough: 

Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of 24 books and novellas. Her books have won the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, Texas Gold, the ACFW Noble Theme contest, and she has been a multi-year finalist in ACFW’s BOTY/Carol Awards. Vickie is the author of the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series from Barbour Publishing. Watch for her new books from Moody Publishers, Texas Trails: A Morgan Family series, in which she partners with Susan Page Davis and Darlene Franklin to write a 6-book series that spans 50 years of the Morgan family. The first three books release this fall. Also, next year brings the release of another new series from Summerside/Guideposts, Pioneer Promises, set in 1870s Kansas. 

Vickie and her husband live in Oklahoma. She is a wife of thirty-five years, mother of four grown sons and grandma to a feisty five-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com  

Blurb for Long Trail Home:

A weary soldier returns from the War Between the States to discover his parents dead, his family farm in shambles, and his fiancée married. Riley Morgan takes a job at the Wilcox School for Blind Children and tries to make peace with God and himself. When a pretty, blind woman who cares for the children reaches through his scarred walls and touches his heart, he begins to find renewed faith and hope for the future. But when he discovers Annie feigned her blindness just to have a home, will his anger and hurt drive him away and ruin all chances for a future filled with love, faith, and family? 

Bio for Mary Ellis:

Mary Ellis grew up near an Amish settlement and fell in love with their agrarian lifestyle. She has now written eight novels set in their peaceful communities. When she’s not writing she enjoys gardening, bicycling, swimming and traveling with her college sweetheart, her husband of many years. Before “retiring” to write full-time, Mary taught middle school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate–a job with amazingly sweet fringe benefits. Her debut Christian book, A Widow’s Hope, was a finalist for the 2010 ACFW Carol Awards.

Blurb for A Marriage for Meghan:

Meghan Yost is eager to prove to her father, the bishop, that she’s mature enough to teach school by herself. But just as she gains confidence, a troubled student challenges her authority and an enthusiastic suitor challenges her patience. How can Meghan outgrow her nickname of “little goose” if she can’t stand on her own two feet? When a series of apparent hate crimes sweep through the district, the sheriff calls in the FBI, and Special Agent Thomas Mast arrives carrying a secret he’s hidden for years. Will he come to terms with the past and regain his relationship with God before his career hardened his heart? With more on her plate than one girl can handle, Meghan sets out to help with the investigation. Thomas works closely with the bishop, who hopes the criminals will be arrested before Meghan finds herself in love with the most inappropriate of suitors—an Englischer. 

Bio for Janelle Mowery:

Janelle Mowery lives in Texas with her husband and two sons, though a portion of her heart still resides in her birth state of Minnesota. Janelle began writing inspirational stories in 2001 and has since written several historical novels as well as a mystery series. Her first published novel was Where the Truth Lies, released in 2008. This was followed in 2010 by The Christmas Chain, part of a Christmas anthology titled, A Woodland Christmas. Her second novel, Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho, released October 2010 and received four stars from the Romantic Times review. Janelle’s Colorado trilogy released in 2011. The first of this series, When All My Dreams Come True, also received four stars from the Romantic Times review, as did the third story of the series, When Two Hearts Meet. In another Christmas anthology released in 2011, Christmas at Barncastle Inn, she wrote Where Your Heart Is. When she isn’t writing, her interests include reading, enjoying nature, and visiting historical sites. To learn more, visit her Website at www.janellemowery.com.

 Blurb for When Love Gets in the Way:

In 1873  a young woman’s constant mishaps threaten her well being as well asthose around her until her rescuer steps in and attempts to save her once again, not only from herself but the man pursuing her, putting himself in danger’s path. She learns grace is more than an attempt at elegance and refinement but is also an act of kindness and compassion.

 

11 Comments

  1. I would be pleased to win any of these books! Please enter me and thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Lovely books which are captivating. I would enjoy reading When Love Gets in the Way. Many thanks.

  3. I WOULD BE BLESSED TO WIN ANY ONE OF THESE BOOKS.

  4. these books sound great! please enter me for “Long Trail Home” and “When Love Gets In the Way”

  5. All the books look great. A MARRIAGE FOR MEGHAN in particular I think.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  6. I’d love to be entered for When Love Gets in the Way. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  7. Oh, I would love to be entered to win any of the three books this week! Truly love Vickie McDonough’s work! 🙂

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  8. a wonderful collection of novels…thanks for the opportunity to read them 🙂

  9. Hi, I’d love to be entered if this giveaway is open internationally. Thanks!

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

  10. All of the books sound great and would love to read all of them.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

  11. What a great opportunity to win one of these quality books. Please enter me.

    LynnH
    spooler(at)comcast(d0t)net

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