This week Allie Pleiter, Ann Shorey, Kathleen Fuller, and Murray Pura

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Congratulations to Sharon for winning Rita Gerlach with Before the Scarlet Dawn, to Pegg for winning Mary Connealy’s In Too Deep, to Rebecca for winning Winds of Wyoming, and to Miss Kallie for winning Roseanna White’s Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland.

This week I’m hosting Allie Pleiter with Falling for the Fireman, Ann Shorey with Where Wildflowers Bloom, Kathy Fuller with An Amish Wedding, and Murray Pura with The Wings of Morning. 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 (February 19th) evening.

Bio for Allie Pleiter:

An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction.  The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework.  Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois.  The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced two parenting books, fourteen novels, and various national speaking engagements on faith, women’s issues, and writing.  Visit her website at or her knitting blog at

Blurb for Falling for the Fireman:

Harlequin Love Inspired February 2012

ISBN #978-0-373-87725-6

There’s something achingly familiar about the look in fire marshal Chad Owens’s eyes. Widowed mom Jeannie Nelworth knows firsthand what it is: loss, hurt and yes—bitterness. Ever since the fire that changed their lives, Jeannie’s young son has borne that same look, pushing everyone away. So she’s grateful when Chad tries to get through to the boy with the help of his trusty fire station dog.

But the man who’s all about safety and prevention keeps himself protected—from loving and losing again. Seems as if Jeannie will have to add his kind, guarded heart to her rebuilding efforts.

Bio for Ann Shorey:

ANN SHOREY has been a full-time writer for over twenty years. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul, and in the Adams Media Cup of Comfort series. She made her fiction debut with The Edge of Light, Book One in the At Home in Beldon Grove series for Revell. The Sisters at Heart series is her latest offering. She’s tempted to thank Peet’s coffee and Dove chocolates when she writes the acknowledgments for her books.

She may be contacted through her website,, which also contains her blog, or find her on Facebook at

Blurb for Where Wildflowers Bloom:

How far will she go to follow her dreams?


The War Between the States stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg—as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.

When Royal Baxter suddenly returns, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed. But does he truly love her? Or will another man claim her heart?

Where Wildflowers Bloom invites you to settle down over by the checkerboard at Lindberg’s Mercantile Store and get to know the people of Noble Springs as they put the sorrows of the Civil War behind them and embrace life and love anew. Ann Shorey has come up with an appealing mix of history and romance that readers are sure to enjoy.”—Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Blessed and Words Spoken True

“The authenticity of Where Wildflowers Bloom transported me straight to post–Civil War times, yet the characters—their hopes, dreams, conflicts, and fears—all rang contemporarily true. Another winner from Ann Shorey!”—Christina Berry, Christy-nominated and Carol Award–winning author of The Familiar Stranger.

Bio for Kathleen Fuller:

Kathleen Fuller is the best-selling author of the Hearts of Middlefield series. She currently writes Amish fiction for Thomas Nelson. To find out more about her books, visit her website:

Bio for An Amish Wedding: Three best-selling authors. Three possible brides. Three separate tales. They come together for an Amish wedding.
Priscilla King has dreamed of being married to Chester Lapp since she was sixteen. With the help of her sister Naomi’s matchmaking skills, Chester proposes to Priscilla on her nineteenth birthday. As the wedding day approaches, problems emerge: an attendant with poison ivy, a failed celery crop, and a torn wedding dress.
At the same time, Priscilla’s best friend Rose is convinced her fiance is hiding something and she is intent on discovering the truth at any cost.
Naomi remains hopeful that she, too, will soon find her perfect match. When Chester’s cousin shows up, there’s an immediate attraction between him and Naomi-as well as an obstacle that may just as immediately derail their blossoming love.
Is God sending a message to stop the wedding? What is certain is that the hearts of these three women will be forever transformed by this touching Amish wedding.
Bio for Murray Pura:
Murray Pura, who has two Masters degrees and has pastored for 25 years, now writes full-time at his home in the Canadian Rockies. He has published inspirational fiction and nonfiction with Zondervan, HarperOne San Francisco, Barbour, and Harvest House. His latest books include the nonfiction devotionals Rooted and Streams as well as the romances A Bride’s Flight From Virginia City, Montana and The Wings of Morning. Murray’s writing has been nominated for a number of awards for writing excellence. He and his wife Linda have a son and a daughter.
Blurb for The Wings of Morning:
When a young Amish man is forced into enlisting in the US Army Air Corps it plunges his life and his Amish community into turmoil. His love for beautiful young Lyyndaya Kurtz, and her love for him, is stretched to the limit as America enters World War One and Jude begins to fly combat patrols over Germany and France. His shunning and excommunication by the Amish for his participation in warfare not only makes a hard situation worse but threatens to end his relationship with Lyyndaya forever – if enemy airplanes don’t do that first.