This week Beth Shriver, Trish Perry, Maureen Lang, and Kim Watters

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Congratulations to Maxie for winning Miralee Ferrell’s Love Finds You in Sundance, WY., to Karen for winning Jordyn Redwood’s Proof, to Ellie for winning Vickie McDonough’s End of the Trail, and to Paula for winning Mary Ellis’s Living in Harmony.

This week I’m hosting Beth Shriver with Annie’s Touch,  Trish Perry with Labor of Love from The Midwife’s Legacy, Maureen Lang with Bees in the Butterfly Garden, and Kim Watters with And Father Makes Three. 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 (July  1st) evening.

Bio for Beth Shriver:

In 2003 Beth began writing her first book. A couple of years later it was published and she has been writing ever since. Beth received a degree in social work from the University of Nebraska and was a case worker before starting a family. Beth followed her passion and has written in a variety of genres in both fiction and non-fiction. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Literary Agency.

Childhood memories of her grandfather’s ranch came alive as Beth wrote her first Amish story. Her parents grew up in the country, so she understands pastoral life and respects those who make a living off the land. She frequents a nearby Amish community just south of Fort-Worth for an occasional church service or brunch with the bishop and his wife. And on the way home she stops at the community store to get some plum jam!

Blurb for Annie’s Truth:

After learning the truth about who she really is, can this prodigal daughter be accepted back into the safety and security of home?

Annie Beiler seems to have it all—a loving family in a tight-knit Amish community and the affections of an attractive and respected young man. But when she learns that she was adopted after being found as an abandoned newborn, she sets out on a journey to find out who she is.

Her father is strongly against her decision to leave, as it could mean Meidung, or excommunication from the community and even her family. But Annie knows she must find “the path that has her heart.”

As Annie’s search brings her into the fast-paced world of modern life, she is confronted with all of the temptations she was warned of. Her quest for self keeps her from returning, but when she finds out the truth, she becomes so broken Annie reaches a point of no return, and has to make a choice.

Can she make her way back to the order and security of her family? Or will she remain an outsider—torn between her two worlds?

Bio for Trish Perry:
Award-winning novelist Trish Perry has written nine inspirational romances for Harvest House Publishers, Summerside Press, and Barbour Publishing, and she has co-authored two devotionals for Summerside. She has served as a columnist and as a newsletter editor over the years, as well as a 1980s stockbroker and a board member of the Capital Christian Writers organization in Washington, D.C. She holds a degree in Psychology. 

Blurb of  Labor of Love, in The Midwife’s Legacy by Trish Perryreleased June 2012:

“Labor of Love,” from The Midwife’s Legacy (Barbour Publishing, June 2012).  Kendra Silverstone has been certain of her calling to be a midwife as long as she can remember. Whether aiding in childbirth at the Williamette Valley Hospital Center or in the privacy of a family home, she feels God’s loving hand in her work. But when a local doctor campaigns aggressively against midwifery at the same time one of Kendra’s mothers experiences the loss of her newborn, she finds her confidence shaken. She starts to reconsider her life’s work and question her reading of God’s guidance. Her blossoming romance with carpenter Steven Nichols provides a bright light in her circumstances, not only because of his supportive, nurturing love, but because of the journal he finds while repairing and refinishing an antique desk passed down to Kendra through the years. Will the guidance and blessings provided through Adele Marley’s words be enough to convince Kendra of God’s will for her life?
Bio of Maureen Lang:

Maureen Lang writes stories inspired by a love of history and romance. An avid reader herself, she’s figured out a way to write the stories she feels like reading. Maureen’s Inspirationals have earned various writing distinctions as a finalist for the Rita, Christy and Carol Awards. In addition to investigating various eras in history (such as Victorian England, First World War, and America’s Gilded Age) Maureen loves taking research trips to get a feel for the settings of her novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, children, and Labrador retriever.

Blurb of Bees In The Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang:
Ian Maguire is determined to stop Meg Davenport from following in her father’s footsteps. He was, after all, a thief. But considering Ian learned everything he knows from Meg’s father, he may not be able to convince her otherwise, not even when they both end up over their heads in the biggest heist of Ian’s unlawful career. In trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?
Bio of Kim Watters:
At twelve years old, I fell in love with romance after I borrowed a romance novel from the book shelf of my older sister, Karin.  An avid reader, I was soon hooked on the happily ever after endings.  For years I dreamt of writing my own romance novel, but I never seemed to have the time. 

After I graduated  from Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State) with a degree in Business Administration/Management, I moved to Chicago to pursue another dream of being an actress and model.

Tired after six years of the hustle and bustle of the city, I relocated to a small town in Arizona just north of Phoenix where there is no public transportation and the cowboys still ride their horses to the bars.  The wide open spaces of Arizona gave me the inspiration to sit down and finally begin to write.  

Eight years and three manuscripts later, I sold my first novel to Avalon Books and finally Harlequin’s Love Inspired a few years later.

I belong to Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., PASIC, American Christian Fiction Writers, Valley of the Sun Romance Writers, Desert Rose RWA. 

I still live in that small town in Arizona with my son, Shane, daughter, Emily, three cats, one neurotic hamster and three fish.

Blurb for And Father Makes Three by Kim Watters: 
She’s saved countless lives, yet there’s one person emergency room doctor Elizabeth Randall can’t rescue—her adopted daughter, Jordan. Perhaps meeting her biological father, Blake Crawford, will be the lifeline Jordan needs. The handsome, guarded firefighter takes risks every day. But facing the daughter he never knew—along with lovely Elizabeth—has him thinking about family. With fatherhood thrust suddenly upon him, there’s no way he can turn his back on his sick child. Will working together to give Jordan a second chance at life also lead them to a second chance at love?