This week Cheryl St. John, Pamela Tracy, Jean Thompson Kinsey and R.J. Larson

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Congratulations to Merry for winning Janet Dean’s Brides of the West, Karen for winning Cara Putman’s A Wedding Transpired on Mackinac Island,   Abi  for winning Karen Whiting’s Stories of Faith and Courage From the Home Front, and to Pearl for winning M.K. Gilroy’s Cuts Like a Knife.

This week I’m hosting Cheryl St. John with The Wedding Journey, Pamela Tracy with Love Finds You in Sunflower, KS, Jean Thompson Kinsey with The Light Keeper’s Daughter and R. J. Larson with Prophet.  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 (April 22nd) evening.

Bio for Cheryl St. John:

Cheryl’s first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then her stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.

Blurb for The Wedding Journey:

The mysterious inheritance is the answer to a prayer. Now Irish lass Maeve Murphy and her sisters can come to America. She’s sure happiness awaits her, even if it won’t–can’t–come from widowed ship doctor Flynn Gallagher. Yes, he made her his assistant, but she’s not foolish enough to fall for the man all the eligible, wealthy female passengers admire.

Flynn Gallagher may have his pick of ladies, but only one cares as he does for the sick and poor. Flynn vowed never to marry another woman who would break his heart. With Maeve, has his heart found safe harbor at last?

Link to The Wedding Journey on amazon: The Wedding Journey (Love Inspired Historical) The Wedding Journey, Book One in the Irish Brides trilogy is Cheryl St.John’s fortieth book. In May, Renee Ryan’s Mistaken Bride is the story of middle sister Bridget. June brings A Baby Between Them by Winnie Griggs. 

Bio of Pamela Tracy:

Pamela Tracy is an award-winning author who lives with her husband (He claims to be the inspiration for most of her heroes) and son (He claims to be the interference for most of her writing time.)  She was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and started writing at a very young age (a series of romances, all with David Cassidy as the hero.  Sometimes Bobby Sherman would interfere).  Then, while earning a BA in Journalism at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, she picked up the pen again only this time, it was an electric typewriter on which she wrote a very bad science fiction novel.)

First published in 1999 ,  Pamela has since published more than twenty books.   Her suspense novels have garnered her an American Christian Fiction Writer’s Carol award and a RITA finalist.  You can find out more about Pamela by visiting her website:

Blurb for Love Finds You in Sunflower, KS:

Will Annie find treasure in her field of sunflowers? Annie Jamison is the sister who keeps the peace. So when her mother goes missing, Annie’s the one sent to retrieve her. There’s one problem. It seems the town Willa Jamison (willingly) ran off to—Sunflower, Kansas— doesn’t exist. Sure, it’s on the map, but when Annie drives there, she finds herself in the middle of a field. Of sunflowers. In nearby Bonner Springs, Kansas, Annie finds her errant mother…and Joe Kelly, a handsome veterinarian who thinks Annie is part of a team of con artists out to swindle his father. It takes some time, but eventually, Joe’s working with Annie instead of against her to bring their wacky parents to their senses. When this unlikely team turns into an unlikely couple, Annie no longer wants to leave her field of sunflowers. She wants happily-ever-after with Joe Kelly. But when evidence of the con resurfaces, will Joe have enough faith in Annie to recognize the truth?

Bio for Jean Thompson Kinsey:

Jean Thompson Kinsey, originally from Franklin Kentucky, now lives at Brooks, KY. Jean has always wanted to write, but life got in the way. She retired from real estate sales when she was diagnosed with a rare debilitating illness, syringomyelia, and dedicated her energy to raising her three children.

She likes to read, play with her grandchildren, teach Sunday School, travel and travel. It wasn’t until she became a widow in 2005, that she began seriously writing. Jean’s creative non-fiction can be found in multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul and Cup of Comfort books. Her short fiction is published in Disciple’s World, Live, Living, Harpstring and Splickety. Jean writes inspirational fiction and non-fiction.

Her historical Christian novel released with Desert Breeze Publishing March 15, 2012.  Secrets of Willow Shade, book one of Logan County Trilogy, an inspirational light suspense, will release in August 2012, Book two, Shadows in the Shade, March 2013 and Weeping Willow ,October 2013. 

Blurb for The Light Keeper’s Daughter:

A broken heart and trouble with the law washes Belle’s dreams of a beautiful life with Lawrence Rinehart out into the sea. Unjustly accused, she seeks refuge in a lighthouse on the shore of a secluded little seaport where she hopes to sort out her tattered life. But a determined sea captain, Fred Logan, penetrates her bitter wall of defense and persuades Belle to come out of isolation. Her fondness for Captain Logan spirals higher as, together they face the Great War and the deadly flu epidemic.  Happiness for them is put on hold when  her wealthy ex-boyfriend’s boat capsizes and Belle braves a vicious storm to save him. Lawrence expects the old love to rekindle, and Fred Logan i8sn’t sure if it already has.  must also be considered. She must also consider the future of the infant she rescued from the hurricane . Will Divine Guidance give Belle courage to do what she must in order to avoid being dashed upon the sand dunes of love and life?

Bio for R.J. Larson:

R. J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such as Women’s Devotional Bible and Seasons of a Woman’s Heart. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and their two sons. Prophet marks her debut in the fantasy genre.

 Blurb for the Prophet:

Ela Roeh of Parne doesn’t understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She’s undignified, bad tempered, and only seventeen–not to mention that no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as the elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite’s prophet, Ela knows she will die young.