This week Christy Barritt, Martha Rogers, Lillian Duncan and Harry Kraus

» Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog | 12 comments

Congratulations to Carol for winning Cynthia Ruchti’s Cedar Creek Seasons, to Maxie for winning Winnie Griggs’ Handpicked Husband, to Martha for winning Sarah Sundin’s With Every Letter, and to Liz for winning Lily George’s The Temporary Betrothal.

This week I’m hosting  Christy Barritt with Ricochet, Martha Rogers with Christmas at Holly Hill, Lillian Duncan with Dark Alleys (ebook), and Harry Kraus with A Heartbeat Away. 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (September 23rd) evening.

Bio for Christy Barritt:
 
Christy Barritt is an author, freelance writer and speaker who lives in Virginia. She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado. She’s only won one contest in her life–and her prize was kissing a pig (okay, okay… actually she did win the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery for her book Suspicious Minds also). Her current claim to fame is showing off her mother, who looks just like former First Lady Barbara Bush.
When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is.
For more information, visit her website at: www.christybarritt.com.
 
Blurb for Ricochet by Christy Barritt:
 
When Molly Hamilton returns to her beloved summer camp, she finds nothing but trouble. First she hits a dead body in the road before arriving. Then she discovers the camp director is missing. If that isn’t stressful enough, Molly’s new boss is none other than Nick White, the man who once broke her heart. Nick and Molly know there’s something dangerous going on at Camp Hope Springs. But as the former teenage sweethearts try to uncover the mystery, they discover even more hidden secrets—about the camp and themselves. Saving the camp may not be safe, especially for their hearts.
 
Bio for Martha Rogers:

Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and the author of the Winds Across the Prairie series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas. Summer Dream, Autumn Song, Winter Promise, and Spring Hope, her new series, Seasons of the Heart are now available as well as the novel, Christmas at Holly Hill. She recently signed contracts for two books from B&H. Both are contemporary and one is a Christmas novella collection with Trish Perry and Debby Mayne and the other is an Ebook, Between the Pages. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and writes a weekly devotional for ACFW. Martha and her husband live in Houston. In addition to her works of fiction, Martha has stories in a number of compilations as well as devotional contributions to several anthologies and writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex where they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and attending football, baseball, and basketball games when one of the grandchildren is playing or performing.

Blurb for Christmas at Holly Hill by Martha Rogers:

It is October 1898, and Clayton Barlow has just returned home after serving time in prison for his part in a bank robbery. His family welcomes him, but the townspeople are skeptical. Bored with life in the small town but determined to make a new start, he goes to work with his father, hoping to regain the town’s trust. 

Clayton recognizes the schoolteacher at the Prairie Grove School as his childhood friend, Merry Lee Warner, and old feelings surface. Still, he doubts that he could ever get a woman like Merry to love him.

As the townspeople prepare for Christmas, their suspicions about Clayton lead to trouble. Will the trusting heart of an unlikely new friend be enough to restore Clayton’s relationships with his neighbors and reunite him with God and Merry?

Bio for Lillian Duncan:

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillianduncan.net. She also has a devotional blog at: www.PowerUpWithGod.com 

 Blurb for Dark Alleys by Lillian Duncan: 

Being innocent and proving it are two different things, especially when a powerful politician is involved  Tessa’s life spiraled out of control and she finds herself in a dark alley on a cold wintry night. After she witnesses a murder, she almost becomes his second victim, but manages to escape—just barely.

Homeless and alone, she knows the authorities won’t believe someone like her, leaving her only one option—to run.

Bio for Harry Kraus:

Harry Kraus, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non-fiction and fiction. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand. Dr. Kraus resides in Kenya with his wife Kris and the youngest of his three sons.

Blurb for A Heartbeat Away by Harry Kraus:

When a brilliant surgeon undergoes a heart transplant, her life transforms as she begins experiencing memories of a murder she never witnessed. The residents worship her. Nurses step out of her way. Her colleagues respect and sometimes even fear her. But surgeon Tori Taylor never expected to end up on this side of the operating table. Now she has a new heart. This life that was formerly controlled and predictable is now chaotic. Dr. Taylor had famously protected herself from love or commitment, but her walls are beginning to crumble. And strangest of all, memories surface that will take her on a journey out of the operating room and into a murder investigation. Where there once was a heart of stone, there is a heart of flesh. And there is no going back.

 

 

 


12 Comments

  1. I’m so excited that we are beginning to see some Christmas stories.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    • Thanks, Mary. I love writing Christmas stories and start reading them early in November. This one was particularly fun to write as I brought back Jake and Lucy from my Winds Across the Prairie series.

  2. would love to win.

  3. A Heartbeat Away would be wonderful. It sounds compelling and special. Many thanks.

  4. Dark Alleys sounds excellent. Thanks.

  5. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Christy Barritt. This sounds like a great romantic suspense…would love to win a copy!

  6. Oh my goodness! You have a list of suspenseful thrillers this week!
    I would love to get my hands on any of them!

    Please do enter me!

    Thanks 😉

    dnikerle(at)gmail[dot]com

  7. They all sound intriguing.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I would be honored to win a sign book thank you I hope i win.

  9. another fine collection of novels, margaret 😉

  10. This book by Christy sounds like a good mystery. I’m hoping to win the Christmas book, but will just be happy to win any of these.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  11. So glad you all stopped by. Suspense is also my favorite category to read. Good luck to all of you.

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