This week Kellie Coates Gilbert, Margaret Daley, Kathy Harris, and Ronie Kendig

» Posted on Sep 3, 2012 in Blog | 15 comments

Congratulations to Cynde for winning Julie Cannon’s Twang, to Pearl for winning Veronica Heley’s Murder in Mind, and to Mary for winning Courtney Walsh’s A Sweethaven Homecoming.

This week I’m hosting  Kellie Coates Gilbert with Mother of Pearl (giveaway for only U.S. residents), Margaret Daley with A Mom’s New Start, Kathy Harris with The Road to Mercy, and Ronie Kendig with Trinity. 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 9th) evening.

Bio for Kellie Coates Gilbert:

A former legal investigator and trial paralegal, Kellie Coates Gilbert writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure.  Her stories are about messy lives, and eternal hope.

Blurb for Mother of Pearl by Kellie Coates Gilbert:

Kellie’s upcoming novel, MOTHER OF PEARLAbingdon Press Sept 2012, tells the emotionally compelling story of a high school counselor who discovers her own teenage daughter had an inappropriate relationship with the football coach . . . and how she risks everything to bring him to justice.

Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed and lashes out.

Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail, and Pearl shuts her out . . . or when Barrie discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach.

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother of Pearl brings us into the heart of a mother bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.

For more information, go to www.kelliecoatesgilbert.com

Bio for Margaret Daley:

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com .

Blurb for A Mom’s New Start by Margaret Daley:

Years ago, the death of her soldier fiancé left pregnant Maggie Sommerfield devastated and angry. Now she needs help with her troubled preteen son. Enter counselor Cody Weston, who is in town to help the community deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Naomi. He also happens to bring just the comfort and support Maggie needs. But it turns out he has a few secrets of his own.

Will Cody and Maggie be able to open their guarded hearts to find a new beginning?

Bio for Kathy Harris:

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.

She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty. For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various Christian and country music publications.

In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.

An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com. Her author website can be found at www.kathyharrisbooks.com. Abingdon Press will release Kathy’s Christian fiction debut, The Road to Mercy, in September 2012.

Blurb for The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris:

Have you ever dared to believe you could find God’s forgiveness, even when you can’t forgive yourself?

Dr. Ben Abrams, rescued as an infant from a fiery crash that killed his family, turned his adversities into success but lost his heritage of faith. Fifty years later, Josh and Bethany Harrison face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death, even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Abrams urges her to abort the baby to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and
continue the pregnancy.

During the next few months, Josh, a contemporary Christian singer, struggles with his faith while Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

Bio for Ronie Kendig:

Christy Award winning author Ronie Kendig grew up an Army brat, married a veteran, and they now have four children and two dogs. She has a degree in Psychology, speaks to various groups, volunteers with the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and mentors new writers. Ronie can be found atwww.roniekendig.comwww.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction,www.twitter.com/roniekendigwww.goodreads.com/roniekendig

Blurb for Trinity by Ronie Kendig:

And ex-Green Beret. His War dog. On the greatest mission of their lives. And probably their last.

A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniel’s career was destroyed.

Along with his faith.

Now he and his military war dog, Trinity train other dogs and their handlers through the A Breed Apart organization. The job works. But his passion is to be back in the field. The medical discharge says it can’t happen due to the traumatic brain injury that forced Heath to the sidelines.

Until …

Military intelligence officer Darci Kintz is captured and the geological survey team she’s covertly embedded with is slaughtered while secretly tracking the Taliban.  It’s clear only one dog can handle the extreme conditions to save her. Trinity. Only one man can handle Trinity.

And time is running out on the greatest—and most dangerous—mission of their lives.

 

15 Comments

  1. A diverse selection which is always appreciated thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. would love to win!!!

  3. Oh my! Such wonderful books again this week! I already have a copy of your book Margaret (can hardly wait to read it 🙂 ). I would really love to win Ronie Kendig’s book TRINITY or THE ROAD TO MERCY by Kathy Harris. I absolutely LOVE the cover of TRINITY …. I LOVE dogs! 🙂

    Have a blessed day!

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  4. All the books sound like great reads. I would love to win anyone of them!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. I’d love to be entered for your new book Margaret, A Mom’s New Start and for Ronie Kendig’s Trinity. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  6. Definitely put me in for Ronie’s book, Trinity. I grew up with this type dog. Police use them. And Ronie writes the most awesome books with deep characters and concrete story lines!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  7. Mother of Pearl would be special and captivating. thanks for this chance.

  8. These sound like nice books.

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  9. Mother of Pearl/A Mom’s New Start/The Road to Mercy/ Trinity

    The four titiles linked together seem to tell a story. Interesting how the Lord puts together things one would not expect to tell His big story! It would be wonderful to read any of these books. To win one would be near divine.

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. another wonderful collection of novels 🙂

  11. They all look like great books – a great cover goes a long way too! I would be really really happy with any or ALL of them!

  12. This kind of posting is wonderful. Just like some other blog posts you write.

    Thanks again!

  13. Awesome books! Please enter me for Trinity by Ronie Kendig!

  14. All of these books look really good!I like books that deal with real life situations which all of these books do.

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  15. Hi Mrs. Daley!
    I haven’t been on in a while. It looks like you’ve posted about many great books in the past few weeks!

    Hmmmm….
    All of these books sound thrilling in different ways.
    I see you have one of your own. 😉 That’s exciting!!!!

    Please enter me for them all!

    dnikerle[at]gmail[dot]com

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