This Week Renee Ryan, Lacy Williams and Cynthia Ruchti

» Posted on May 14, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on This Week Renee Ryan, Lacy Williams and Cynthia Ruchti

Congratulations to Jennifer for winning Bonnie Calhoun’s Cooking the Books, to Jo for winning Cara Putman’s Rainbows End, to Sharon for winning Diana Brandmeyer’s A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, TN and to Kim for winning Susan Page Davis’ Cowgirl Trail.

This week I’m hosting Renee Ryan with Mistaken Bride, Lacy Williams with The Homesteader’s Sweetheart and Cynthia Ruchti with His Grace Is Sufficient…Decaf Is Not.  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 (May 20th) evening.

Bio for Renee Ryan:

Multi-published, award-winning author Renee Ryan sold her first book in 2001 by winning the inaugural Dorchester/Romantic Times New Historical Voice Contest. She sold her second book to Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line and has since sold ten manuscripts to the historical and contemporary Love Inspired lines. 

Renee grew up in a Florida beach town where she learned to surf very poorly.  Armed with a degree in Economics and Religion from Florida State University, she explored various career opportunities, including stints at a Florida theme park, a modeling agency, and a cosmetic conglomerate.  She also taught high school Economics, American Government and Latin while coaching award-winning cheerleading teams.  She currently lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband and a large, fluffy cat many have mistaken for a small bear.

Blurb for Mistaken Bride:

When William Black’s mail-order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he’s relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins…but she will not marry without love.

Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn’t be more different from her faithless ex-fiancé. Yet that integrity Bridget so admires binds William to a promise that could keep them apart forever. In this new land of opportunity, does she dare to wish for a happy ending?

Bio for Lacy Williams:

By day, Lacy Williams is a stay-at-home mom battling dirty diapers and dog-hair dust-bunnies. By night, she is a novelist whose debut book has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her current projects include a screenplay and potty-training her little girl.

Blurb for The Homesteader’s Sweetheart:

To escape a dreaded arranged marriage, Penny Castlerock will face anything—even life on her grandfather’s farm. But it isn’t the rustic lifestyle that’s got the Philadelphia socialite tied in knots. It’s the handsome homesteader and his eight adopted children next door….
With seven boys and a girl to raise, transplanted farmer Jonas White could sure use some help. He just didn’t expect it to come from the high-spirited, copper-haired beauty he’s always admired from afar. But surely working the land is no life for a woman like Penny. Yet a threat to Jonas’s farm just might show him how perfect Penny is for him after all.

Bio for Cynthia Ruchti:

Cynthia Ruchti is an author, speaker, and radio personality celebrating 32 years on the air. She served as president of American Christian Fiction Writers for the 2009-2010 term and is now honored to serve as ACFW’s professional relations liaison. Her debut novel—They Almost Always Come Home—was a Carol Award finalist, RT Book of the Year finalist, and a finalist for Christian Retailing’s Retailers’ Choice Awards. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the northwoods of the Midwest, within fifteen minutes of their three kids and five grandkids. Yes, she knows she’s blessed.

Blurb for His Grace Is Sufficient…Decaf Is Not:

Need a high-octane surge of grace? As we navigate the high-wire act of our busy lives, God’s grace forms a quiet safety net beneath us. When we don’t have the ability or even the drive to accomplish God’s will for our lives, His grace is there. Or when we’ve chosen the wrong path, His grace is a heartbeat away to dust us off and show us the way home. In 100 upbeat and thought-provoking devotions, the authors help us to find truth in the middle of our crazy lives. Instead of putting our hope in good works, careers, the perfect family, or a double shot of espresso, they remind us to rely on God’s supply of grace that never runs dry.


Available wherever books are sold, including Kindle and Nook digital versions.