This week Janet Dean, Merrillee Whren, Andrea Kuhn-Boeshaar, and Linda Rondeau

» Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Blog | 16 comments

Congratulations to Blanche for winning Cara Putman’s Cherry Blossom Capers, Linda for winning Gina Conroy’s Cherry Blossom Capers, and to Abi for winning Ava Pennington’s One Year Alone with God.

This week I’m hosting Janet Dean with An Inconvenient Match, Merrillee Whren with Montana Match, Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar with Threads of Hope, and Linda Rondeau with The Other Side of Darkness. 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 (January 15th) evening. 

Bio for Janet Dean:

Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Her father recounted fascinating stories, like his father before him. The tales they told instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write. She married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before leaving to rear two daughters, but Janet never lost interest in American history and the accounts of strong men and women of faith who built this country. With her daughters grown, she eagerly turned to Inspirational historical romance. Today Janet enjoys spinning stories for Love Inspired Historical. When she isn’t writing, Janet stamps greeting cards, plays golf and is never without a book to read. The Deans love to travel and spend time with their family. Visit Janet at her Website: www.janetdean.net and blog: www.janetdean.blogspot.com

Blurb for An Inconvenient Match:

His family destroyed hers. But Matthew Cummings’s job offer—to care for his recuperating father—is impossible to decline. Schoolteacher Abigail Wilson can swallow her pride for the sake of a summer paycheck that will help her sister. And when Abigail’s employment ends, old loyalties will separate the feuding families once more.

If there’s anyone in town stubborn enough to deal with Matthew’s cantankerous father, it’s Abigail. It’s just a business arrangement—and a temporary one, at that. Her good opinion shouldn’t matter a lick to Matt. Yet their different backgrounds belie a surprising kinship. Perhaps unexpected love will be their reward for the summer’s inconvenient match.

Bio for Merrillee Whren:

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes for Harlequin Love Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas and Chicago but now makes her home on one of God’s most beautiful creations, an island off the east coast of Florida. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking the beach, where she does the plotting for her novels. Please visit her Web site at http://www.merrilleewhren.com connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/merrillee.whren.

Blurb for Montana Match:

Nanny to six-year-old twin girls isn’t exactly the position Brittany Gorman is looking for. But she needs a job. And the twins’ struggling single dad, rancher Parker Watson, needs all the help he can get. Soon Brittany is not only assisting the girls, but also helping Parker make peace with his past. It seems Brittany’s finally found a place to belong. And with two little matchmakers on the loose, there’s no telling what the future holds. As her time on the ranch runs out, can Brittany and Parker find the strength to face that future—together?

Bio for Andrea Kuhn-Boeshaar:

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar has 26 published novels, 8 published novellas, and a host of collective nonfiction under her belt. She knows the peaks and valleys of the publishing industry and loves to share her experience with other writers. She was an agent for more than 10 years, but is now writing full-time and is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Some of Andrea’s recent titles (2008 to present) include: Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky (Summerside Press); Be Still…and Let Your Nail Polish Dry (nonfiction with authors Sandie Bricker, Loree Lough, and Debby Mayne – Summerside Press); Heartland Heroes (a collection of 3 short novels, Barbour Publishing) and Seasons of Redemption series, which includes: Unwilling Warrior (Realms/Charisma House) Uncertain Heart (Realms) and Unexpected Love (Realms) Undaunted Faith (Realms). Another series, Fabric of Time, is already contracted for. The first book Threads of Hope will be released in January of 2011.

Additionally, Andrea is a certified Christian life coach. She is presently taking classes to be certified in Christian counseling.

Andrea is a cofounder of ACFW. She’s taught at several of the organization’s conferences as well as the Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Write-To-Publish, and Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

For more info, visit Andrea on the web, at: www.andreaboeshaar.com

Blurb for Threads of Hope:

Kristin Eikaas has her hopes set on a new life in America…

The year is 1848, and Kristin Eikaas has traveled from Norway to Wisconsin with dreams of a new life. But when she arrives, she finds one disappointment after another. Worse, her superstitious uncle now believes that his neighbor’s Oneida Indian wife has put a curse on Kristin. Everyone knows the Sundbergs put spells on people…

Everyone except Kristin. Her run-ins with Sam Sundberg only prove that he is a good man from a Christian family. But when her uncle discovers she’s been associating with Sam, his temper flares. To escape his wrath, Kristin gratefully accepts a job as the Sundbergs’ house girl, finding solace at the family’s spinning wheel.

In the time Sam and Kristin spend together, their friendship develops into much more, and Sam prays about a match between them. But opposition threatens to derail their newfound love. Will they have the courage to stand up for what is right—even against their own families? 

Bio for Linda Rondeau:

Award-winning author, LINDA RONDEAU, writes for the reader who enjoys a little bit of everything. Her stories of redemption and God’s mercies include romance, suspense, the ethereal, and a little bit of history into the mix, always served with a slice of humor. Walk with her unforgettable characters as they journey paths not unlike our own. After a long career in human services, mother of three and wife of one very patient man, Linda now resides in Florida where she is active in her church and community.  Readers may visit her web site at www.lindarondeau.com.

Blurb for The Other Side of Darkness:

 Haven: a perfect vacation spot filled with mystery and romance except for a killer bent on revenge.

 Manhattan prosecutor Samantha Knowlton is stranded in a quirky but intriguing Adirondack town. But she must return to NYC to repair the unraveling case against convicted child killer, Harlan Styles.

Teacher Zack Bordeaux fears he is doomed to a life of mediocrity if he remains in Haven but would be willing to stay if it means a life with Sam.  

Landscape artist Jonathan Gladstone feels bound to an estate he both loathes and loves, haunted by the deaths of his wife and son until he falls in love with a spirited attorney and rediscovers his artistic passion.  

These three, betrayed and betraying, must find their way from the darkness of broken hope to the light found only in Christ, our surest haven.     

 

 

 

 

16 Comments

  1. I’d be very happy to read any of these wonderful books.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. I would love to be entered to win any of the books this week. Thank you for the opportunity,

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  3. Thanks, Margaret, for yet another engaging lineup! Can’t wait to read all these titles by my favorite authors…Janet, Merrilee, Andrea, and Linda.

    Have a super week, everybody!
    Blessings,
    Loree

  4. All of these authors are so interesting. I’ve read some of their books and enjoyed them! I haven’t read these books, however, so please put me down for your drawing! Thanks, Margaret!

  5. The Other Side of Darkness sounds compelling. Many thanks and best wishes.

  6. Am reading and enjoying A. Boeshaar’s Threads of Hope, but love a good suspense novel occasionally! Please enter me for The Other Side of Darkness. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  7. Thanks, Margaret, for including me in this week’s lineup of books. They all sound like wonderful reads. I’m glad to share your blog with these talented authors.

  8. I would love to win.

  9. another wonderful collection of books…thanks for the chance to read them 🙂

  10. All of these books sound really great. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  11. please include me in the book giveaways this week thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. Thanks, dear readers, for your interest in books. Where would we authors be without you?

    Hi Merrillee! Good to share the week with you and the other amazing authors!

    Janet

  13. Margaret, I just bought “Montana Match” today when I shopping in town and forgot that I entered in this drawing! So, take my name out of that book ok??!! Thanks! You can leave it in Janet Dean’s book though 🙂

  14. Valri, will do. I know you will enjoy Montana Match.

  15. Please add my name for the great books this week. Thanks!

  16. Amazing how many good books that are being written. It makes it really hard to pick one out because they all sound and look so good. Somedays it’s like you know which one you want. I like those days.
    It’s funny how during feuding love finds a way. My husband and I know some McCoys and Hatfields! Thankfully they’re not feuding anymore.
    jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

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