This week Elizabeth Goddard, Sandra Bricker and Vannetta Chapman

» Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in Blog | 11 comments

Congratulations to Ellie for winning Judy Christie’s Downtown Green, to Jeanine for winning Kathi Macias’s Special Delivery, to Merry for winning Sharon Dunn’s Broken Trust, and to Linda for winning Alyssa Liljequist’s Deadly Delirium.

This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Sheltering Love, Sandra Bricker with Always the Designer Never the Bride, and Vannetta Chapman with A Perfect Square.  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 (March 25th) evening.

Bio for Elizabeth Goddard:

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of seven contemporary romance novels and two novellas, including a romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Elizabeth is a member of ACFW and has served as a board member in her local RWA chapter. She is a 7th generation Texan who lives in East Texas with her husband and four children. She and her family recently spent five years in Oregon, which serves as the setting for several of her novels, including Oregon Outback, releasing with Barbour Publishing in Spring 2012.

Blurb for Sheltering Love:

A scientist reveals his discoveries. . .unless his survival depends on hiding them.    

 Graeme has existed in a state of dread for far too long. Conducting research high in the crowns of ancient redwoods, he’s almost convinced that he’s not hiding like a coward from the demons of his past. That is, until the stunning Alexa discovers him and tips his world in the tree tops over. Then he’s torn between showing the world what he’s found. . . and disappearing altogether.

 This is Alexa’s last chance to prove she’s capable of producing an award-winning documentary. But  she never expected she’d have to return to the place she fled years ago. A place that still holds nightmares for her. When Graeme stands in the way of completing the documentary, Alexa wants to know why.  

 When their greatest fears collide in the heart of the wilderness, Alexa and Graeme both must learn to trust in the sovereignty of God’s plan, not only for the moment, but for the rest of their lives. Can they each bury the past long enough to nurture love?

Bio for Sandra Bricker:

“I’m going to be a writer when I grow up!” Sandra D. Bricker declared these words to her father on a Sunday afternoon in Slidell, Louisiana. She was 5 years old, and was referring to being able to string her cursive letters together to write her full name for the first time, but the declaration proved somewhat prophetic.

By the time she reached high school and her first article was published in The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sandie knew writing was what she wanted to do. For more than a decade, Sandie lived in Los Angeles and, while writing in every spare moment, she studied screenwriting and worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television’s hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved cross-country to take on a new role: Caregiver.

“I guess most people would see my career as a publicist as a sort of dream job. But giving it up turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me!” she declares. “Not only was I given the gift of getting to know my mother as an adult woman before she passed away, but I was also afforded the blessing of being able to re-focus on writing novels in an effort to pursue my dream of a writing career.”

That career weaves a web that draws in every age of reader. Sandie’s interest in telling a story knows no boundaries. Three novels for middle readers carved out the beginning of the journey; then Avalon Books followed up with two hardbound romance novels in 2001: unWANTED: Husband (romantic comedy) and Change of Heart (romantic suspense). The response was tremendous, and Sandie was asked to pen a sequel to Change of Heart … and so Sins of the Past was released in December 2003. Next up was another romantic comedy; Wish I Weren’t Here was released in February 2005.

“I’m a Christian woman, first and foremost,” she says. “So the last couple of years has been a bit of a dream-come-true. Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch their new Love Finds You line in October 2008 with Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas, a romantic comedy for the inspirational market. So the best of all worlds, as far as I’m concerned!”

More hilarity continued to follow from this award-winning author.

Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida (Fall 2009) and Love Finds You in Carmel, California (Fall 2010) for Summerside Press, and The Big 5-OH! (Spring 2010) and Always the Baker, Never the Bride (Fall 2010) for Abingdon Press.

Future books will include sequels, The Big 4-OH! and The Big 3-OH! for Abingdon Press.

After spending nearly 15 years dealing with her celebrity clients’ fans, Sandie finds it amusing that she is suddenly the one getting fan mail! “When people were actually buying my books at a recent signing, I found myself wanting to go around and invite them all to dinner or offer to bake them cookies. Hey! In fact … maybe I’ll do that very soon.”

Blurb for Always the Designer Never the Bride:

It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!          

Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform all of her maid-of-honor duties along with final fittings for a one-of-a-kind dress. But Carly’s wedding is nothing short of an event, complete with Prince Charming, and the festivities make Audrey question whether there’s a prince of her own anywhere in her future.   

Enter the groom’s brother and best man. Shaggy-haired, tattooed bad boy J.R. Hunt couldn’t be any more different from Prince Charming if he rode in on a Harley Davidson.  Oh, wait. He actually did ride in on a Harley!

Bio for Vannetta Chapman:

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com

Blurb for  A Perfect Square:

There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben Fisher is in jail as the suspect! Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit. So, with her English friend, Callie—fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop—Deborah sets out to uncover the truth. But the mystery deepens when an elderly man seeks Callie’s help in finding his long-lost daughter, missing since the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes. An old man who has lost his past. A young man who may lose his future. Once again Deborah and Callie find themselves trying to piece together a crazy quilt of lives and events—one that can bring unexpected touches of God’s grace and resolve the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.

 

11 Comments

  1. All three books sound great this week! please enter me for a chance to win any of them.

    Thank you.

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  2. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ANY ONE OF THESE BOOKS.

  3. I really enjoy your books!! And, I would enjoy reading any of the books litsted above. I am an avid read and probably read 2 – book per week!

    Please keep writing all these excellent stories!

  4. These books look great, please enter me for a chance to win. But thanks also for introducing us to additional great books!

  5. I am just tickled to be here with Sandra Bricker and Elizabeth Goddard. I was with Elizabeth when she won her Carol award last year–what a lovely, lovely lady. And Miss Sandra! She writes for Abingdon (a pub I occasionally do Amish novellas for). Sandra is so adored. Thank you Margaret, for allowing us to share your space this week!

  6. Thanks for inviting me to visit your blog, Margaret. I’m looking forward to meeting your readers on Thursday! Blessings. –Sandie

  7. I’m getting caught up on reading my emails and enjoyed reading your latest newsletter. I’ve added your newest book to my list of books to get at the bookstore. Thanks for the info.

  8. Always the Designer is unique and special. Please enter me and thanks for this lovely preview.

  9. Would love to win any of these books – they all sound great! Thanks to Margaret and all three authors.

  10. A fabulous selection. A PERFECT SQUARE caught my eye first.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  11. I look forward to reading all three of these! So many good books, so little time 🙂

    cbus.blogger@gmail.com

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