This week Diane Burke, Renee Ryan, Jennifer Fromke and Cara Lynn James

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Congratulations to Valri for winning Debby Giusti’s The Colonel’s Daughter, to Karen for winning Deborah Piccurelli’s Hush Little Baby, to Beth for winning Mary Connealy’s Over the Edge, and to Angela for winning Deanna Klingel’s Bread Upon the Water.

This week I’m hosting  with Diane Burke with Silent Witness, Renee Ryan with Charity House Courtship, Jennifer Fromke with A Familiar Shore (if winner lives outside of US the book will be an ebook), and Cara Lynn James with A Path Toward Love. 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 (August 19th) evening.

Bio for Diane Burke:

Award-winning author, Diane Burke, lives in Florida along the beautiful east coast. She is the proud mother of three sons, has three daughter-in-law’s, five grandsons, and three step-grandchildren.

She loves to read and despite owning an e-reader loaded with books , she still has so many books in her home, visitors mistake her home for the local library. She loves country music, singing off key at the top of her lungs and talking to strangers because it only takes a conversation for someone to become a friend.

She can be reached at: and loves to hear from her readers.


Blurb for Silent Witness by Diane Burke:

A double homicide has left the quiet town of Country Corners reeling. Sheriff Elizabeth Bradford is shocked by the crime…and by her urge to protect the only witness—a five-year-old autistic boy. For little Jeremy, Liz will do anything—even team up with psychiatrist Dr. Adam Morgan, the former high-school sweetheart who shattered her trust.

Back then, Adam thought leaving town was his only option. He’s never stopped regretting it. Jeremy holds the key to a killer’s identity. And with Jeremy—and Liz—now in the crosshairs, Adam needs to find answers before he loses everything he cherishes.

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 in February 2009 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 Charity House Courtship by Renee Ryan:

Thanks to a troubled childhood, Laney O’Connor knows the struggles faced by the offspring of society’s most desperate women. These young innocents need a safe place, which Laney seeks to provide at Charity House. When foreclosure threatens her haven, she’ll let nothing stop her from keeping the orphanage open. Not even handsome hotel owner Marc Dupree. A series of misunderstandings put Laney and Marc at odds, but telling him the truth would mean breaking a promise-and jeopardizing the funds Charity House needs. And as Marc and Laney struggle with faith and trust, a secret from the past could ruin everything….

Bio for Jennifer Fromke:

Jennifer Fromke was born and raised in Michigan, attended Wheaton College in IL, and lived her first married years in Minneapolis, MN. She writes from North Carolina these days where she pines away for cooler temps amidst a sea of people drinking sweet tea. Her biggest fans are her husband of 20 years and her three children, who keep her life filled with brilliant colors and big dreams.

Blurb for A Familiar Shore by Jennifer Fromke:

Meg Marks is a young lawyer raised off the coast of the Carolinas. An anonymous client hires her to arrange his will, and sends her to meet his estranged family at their lake home in northern Michigan. After a shocking discovery, she finds herself caught between his suspicious family and a deathbed promise her conscience demands that she keep. Will she sacrifice her own dreams for revenge, or will she choose something more?

Bio for Cara Lynn James:

Cara Lynn James writes historical romances set during the Gilded Age. Her fourth book, A Path toward Love, will be released August 14th. Her previous novels are Love on a Dime, Love on Assignment and Love by the Book.

Cara and her family have resided in northwest Florida for the past ten years. She’s also lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, California, Virginia and Vermont. In her younger years she served in the military as a Naval officer along with her husband who’s a retired Navy pilot. Now Cara writes full time — when she’s not playing with her five year old grandson or Sparky, the family Papillon. 

Blurb for A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James:

Katherine came home to forget her past.

The last thing she expected is a hopeful future.

Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family’s rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She’s determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother is equally determined to push her into a new marriage while she’s still young.

Andrew Townsend has known Katherine since they were children. An attorney who is successful, but not wealthy, he knows she is socially out of his reach. But he’s curious what changed the free-spirited girl he once knew into this private, somber young woman.

Katherine has kept hidden the details of her unsuccessful marriage. When past sins come to light, she must turn to God for the courage to be honest. But how can she trust the God she feels has let her down? When she confides in Andrew, their relationship takes a dramatic turn into uncharted territory.

Amid impossible obstacles, two young people must learn to trust enough to walk the path that God has cleared for them. A path that leads to healing and restoration. A path toward love.