This week Julie Cannon, Courtney Walsh, Veronica Heley and Paula Mowery

» Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in Blog | 13 comments

Congratulations to Karen for winning Lenora Worth’s The Diamond Secret, to Ellie for winning Kathi Macias’s The Deliverer, to Diana for winning Sandra Robbins’s Angel of the Cove and to Bethany for winning LoRee Peery’s Found in the Woods.

This week I’m hosting  Julie Cannon with Twang, Courtney Walsh with A Sweethaven Homecoming, Veronica Heley with Murder in Mind, and Paula Mowery with The Blessing Seer (no giveaway). 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 (September 2nd) evening.

Bio for Julie Cannon:

Julie L. Cannon is the author of the award-winning Homegrown series, published by Simon & Schuster and described as ‘Southern-fried soul food.’ Her novel I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Summerside Press, Sept. ‘10, made the CBA Bestseller List as well as Nielsen’s Top 50 Inspirational Titles. Abingdon Press will release Twang  in August 2012, and Scarlett Says in October 2013. When she isn’t busy tending her tomato patch, Julie can be found listening to country music or teaching memoir-writing workshops. She lives in Watkinsville, Georgia. Visit her website at and connect with her on Facebook at and on Twitter at JulieLCannon. 

Blurb for Twang by Julie Cannon:

When the ‘music calls her home’ one too many times, country music diva Jenny Cloud fears she cannot deal with the dark memories that her autobiographical lyrics evoke without losing her faith and her sanity.
“Twang” shows how to trust God to redeem those painful memories you think are unredeemable. It shows how you can experience peace through the cathartic nature of art.  
Bio for Courtney Walsh:
Courtney Walsh’s debut novel, /A Sweethaven Summer /hit the /New York Times/ bestseller list. She is a freelance writer and author of two craft books, /Scrapbooking Your Faith/ and /The Busy Scrapper/. She was also a contributing editor for /Memory Makers/ magazine. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children. Learn more at<> or on her website <>.
Blurb for A Sweethaven Homecoming by Courtney Walsh:
The Sweethaven Circle is back — and so is friend they thought they’d never see again! The women of Sweethaven are enjoying an Indian summer when their old friend — the missing member of their scrapbook circle — arrives back home. Meghan Rhodes has moved on with her life, leaving Sweethaven and its painful memories in the past. But when her ex files for custody of their twins, she takes the first flight back to the beach town full of haunting memories. Meghan wants to make things right with her ex-husband, her children, and the friends she’d convinced herself she no longer needed. But is she too late? Meghan works with friends Jane, Lila, Adele, and Campbell to begin a new scrapbook for memories yet to be made. Picking up where A Sweethaven Summer left off, A Sweethaven Autumn explores the strong bonds of friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of unconditional love.

Bio Veronica Heley:

Veronica Heley celebrates the publication of her 70th book in November 2012, having been  in the business for over 30 years. She lives in Gt Britain and is currently writing two gentle crime series, the Ellie Quicke mysteries and the Abbot Agency series, both of which are set in London. She also produces the occasional short story for the Methodist Recorder. She’s involved with her local church and community affairs, likes to break for coffee with friends and does the garden when she has time. She has been a member of a book reading club for 40 years, but has decided that life is too short to read depressing literature any more.  

Blurb for MURDER IN MIND, pub by Severn House in May 2012, USA in September 2012

Ellie Quicke has always disliked Evan Hooper, the local big estate agent, and is distressed when her ambitious daughter Diana announces she is carrying his child and about to become his fourth wife. When one of his children dies in an incident in their private gym and another succumbs to a peanut allergy, Ellie suspects someone is targeting members of the family. But surely Diana wouldn’t . . . or would she? The surviving members of the family appear to be self-centred and unsympathetic but as their numbers diminish, Ellie begins to understand the reasons behind the way they act. Can she save any more of them in time?

Bio for Paula Mowery:

Paula Mowery is a pastor’s wife and a homeschool mom. She has always been an avid reader of Christian fiction. She began writing in the area of nonfiction creating three Bible studies which were self-published. However, she crafted fiction stories which she shared with friends and family. When one of her readers encouraged her to pursue publication, she joined American Christian Fiction Writers, learning more about the world of fiction. Her debut work of fiction is a novella published by Harbourlight, a division of Pelican Book Group – THE BLESSING SEER.

Learn more about Paula at her blog –

Read more of her writing in her monthly columns on

Blurb for THE BLESSING SEER by Paula Mowery

When God sends Addy a special messenger who challenges her to step from her comfort zone, she isn’t sure she’s up to the job. She feels inadequate to take on the task of encouraging others, and when she starts seeing visions, she worries she’s losing her mind.

Yet, Addy wants only to be used by God, even if that means seeing visions and risking relationship with family and friends. By stepping out on a limb, can Addy really accomplish something significant for God? What affect will her surrender to His will have on those around her? And, what affect will it have on her own life? 



  1. Fabulous collection!!!

    MURDER IN MIND certainly intrigues.


    • I like your comment on my book. Yes – I thought the title might be intriguing. I try to find titles which say something about the book, but with a twist. Sometimes they come easily; sometimes not. This one stuck from the start.
      This is my middle-aged Ellie’s 13th murder story. Each title stands alone but certain characters – like her appalling daughter Diana – continue from book to book.
      I hope you enjoy the story.

  2. It is a great collection of books. All of them sound like they would be a great read!

    • Thanks for including me with two other great reads. I hope you will check out THE BLESSING SEER. Don’t miss out on the main character’s interview here on Friday.

      • Sorry, my comment should have read that I was glad to be included with the other great reads not two. I can count – though not very math savvy. LOL

  3. Murder in Mind looks compelling and special.

  4. I would enjoy reading murder in Mind which is interesting and unique.

  5. Veronica, I love the post the book sounds thrilling. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of it. I love the name it is really intriguing. I haven’t had a chance to read one of your books but love to find new authors.

    Margaret I just posted a book review on my blog for Saving Hope, I don’t have a lot of followers but I pray they all buy your book I loved it. God bless you both.

  6. A terrific collection of books, please include me in the drawing for all. Thank you!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  7. I would love to be entered to win any of the books this week. But the one I would most like to win is TWANG. My favorite country singer (George Strait :D) has a song & album by that name.

    Have a wonderful week!

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  8. another wonderful selection of novels, margaret…thanks for the chance to read them.

  9. Interesting books.


  10. I would love to read A Sweethaven Homecoming. The cover has me intrigued.


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