This week Marta Perry, Diana Brandmeyer, Carole Towriss, and Loree Lough

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Congratulations to Deevena for winning Debby Giusti’s The General’s Secretary, to Amy for winning Debra Ullrick and Cheryl St. John’s Colorado Courtship, to Angela for winning Kristen Heitzmann’s The Breath of Dawn, and to Cindy for winning Kathleen Y’Barbo’s Flora’s Wish.

This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with Home by Dark, Diana Brandmeyer with Mind of Her Own (ebook PDF file), Carole Towriss with In the Shadows of Sinai, and Loree Lough with For Love of Eli.  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 (January 27th) evening.

Home by Dark coverBio for Marta Perry:

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania, where she still lives, and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People and their rich heritage in her current fiction series for Berkley Books, The Pleasant Valley Amish. Marta recently celebrated the publication of her forty-second novel, with another six books scheduled over the next two years. In addition to her Amish series for Berkley, Marta is currently writing an inspirational romance series set in South Carolina for Love Inspired and a romantic suspense series with a Pennsylvania Dutch setting for HQN Books. There are over five million copies of her books in print.

Marta is a member of RWA, ACFW, and Pennwriters. When she’s not writing, she and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening, and visiting their six beautiful grandchildren.

Blurb for Home by Dark by Marta Perry:

The past can catch up to you…

Rachel Weaver Mason is finally going home to Deer Run, the Amish community she left behind years ago. Recently widowed, she wants desperately to create a haven for herself and her young daughter. But the community, including Rachel’s family, is anything but welcoming. The only person happy to see her is her teenage brother, Benjamin, and he’s protecting a dark secret that endangers them all.

Determined to keep Benjamin safe from a suspected killer, Rachel has no choice but to turn to the one man she wanted to get as far away from as possible. Colin McDonald was her late husband’s friend, and the man who came between them. He’s never forgotten her and would do anything to keep her and her family safe.

Rachel doesn’t know if she can trust Colin or her growing feelings for him. But as they hunt for the killer, the tension between them builds, and soon both their lives, and their hearts, are on the line.

Mind of Her OwnBio of Diana Brandmeyer:

Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Author of A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.

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Blurb for Mind of Her Own by Diana Brandmeyer:

Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill fell out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who was this Collin fellow, claiming she was his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name couldn’t be Louisa. Why, she was the renowned romance writer Jazz Sweet, not a Midwestern mom of three. Struggling to put the pieces together of the life she’s told she had, Louisa/Jazz may realize that some memories are better left alone.

9781936341481_p0_v1_s260x420Bio for Carole Towriss:

Bio: Carole Towriss grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Now she and her husband live just north of Washington, DC. In between making tacos and telling her four children to pick up their shoes for the third time, she reads, writes, watches chick flicks and waits for summertime to return to the beach. Her first novel, In the Shadow of Sinai, released November 1. You can find her at

Blurb for In the Shadows of Sinai by Carol Towriss:

I was there! I felt like I was right there in the palace of ancient Egypt. Carole Towriss brought the Bible to life. Amazing how an author can make me wonder what’s going to happen next, even though I know what’s going to happen. After all, it’s a Bible story. But told from the unique perspective of Bezalel, a Hebrew Egyptian slave, I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to happen to him and Ramses’ lovely concubine, Meri.

Bezalel’s name means “in the shadow of God.” He thinks it’s a negative place to be, but it’s a good place because that’s where he’s safe. A great spiritual lesson, and something we all need to realize when we don’t want to submit to God. His shadow is our protection!

Quilts of Love_For Love of EliBio for Loree Lough:

Bestselling author LOREE LOUGH once sang for her supper, performing all across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she just writes (88 novels that earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards and 4- and 5-star reviews).

Loree enjoys sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry; her comedic approach makes her a favorite lecturer for writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, and college and high school writing programs in the U.S. and abroad.

A writer who believes in giving back, Loree dedicates a generous portion of her income to favorite charities. (Click the “Giving Back” tab at

Loree and her real-life hero split their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she loves showing off her “identify the critter tracks” skills.

 Blurb of For Love of Eli by Loree Lough:

When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli’s aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents’ lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli’s uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor’s brother for his sister’s death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?