This week Kathleen Y’Barbo, Jessica Keller, Deanna Klingel, and Joyce Magnin

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Congratulations to Susan for winning Kristen Ethridge’s Saving Grace, to Anne for winning Jo Huddleston’s That Summer, and to bn100 with Tanya Eavenson’s Unconditional.

This week I’m hosting  Kathleen Y’Barbo with Flora’s Wish, Jessica Keller with Home for Good, Deanna Klingel with Cracks in the Ice, and Joyce Magnin with Cake, Love, Chickens and a Taste of Peculiar.  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 (Feb. 17th) evening.

Flora's WishBio for Kathleen Y’Barbo:

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of forty-five novels with almost two million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified family law paralegal, she has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and a former member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, she is currently a proud military wife and an expatriate Texan cheering on her beloved Texas Aggies from north of the Red River. To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at

Blurb for Flora’s Wish by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
Fans of post Civil War stories set in the South will find much to enjoy in Y’Barbo’s first in the Secret Lives of Will Tucker series. “Fatal Flora,” called such because of the deaths of four of her fiancés, is eager to marry Will Tucker when she meets up with him in Eureka Springs, Ark. Instead she discovers Lucas McMinn, a Pinkerton agent also searching for Tucker. Their initial meeting results in Flora Brimm of the Natchez Brimms in handcuffs and trying to explain to her proper and formidable grandmother what’s going on. Flora and Lucas seem destined to work together on the case, with Lucas vowing Tucker is guilty and Flora saying he isn’t. As they get to know each other, Lucas discovers Flora is more than a spoiled Southern belle and she discovers Lucas is more than a stubborn Pinkerton. But will Flora marry Tucker to save her inheritance? Historical romance fans will enjoy this charming story. –Publisher’s Weekly
Home for GoodBio for Jessica Keller:

As a child Jessica possessed the dangerous combination of too much energy coupled with an over-active imagination. This pairing led to more than seven broken bones and countless scars. She’s worked as a zookeeper, a librarian, camp counselor, horse wrangler, housekeeper, and finance clerk, but now loves her full-time work in law enforcement. Former editor of both her college newspaper and literary journal at Trinity International University, Jessica received degrees in both Communications and Biblical Studies. She lives in the Chicagoland suburbs with her amazing husband, beautiful daughter, and two annoyingly outgoing cats. Jessica writes Young Adult Fiction and Romance.



Twitter: @AuthorKeller

Blurb for Home for Good by Jessica Keller:

Home for Good –

“I made a promise to protect you.”

But pregnant Ali Silver’s husband broke his vow and walked away from her. After being injured in combat, Jericho has finally come home to Bitterroot Valley to make peace with his father and regain Ali’s trust. But the single mom’s keeping secrets of her own. And someone’s killing off Ali’s cattle and sabotaging her horse therapy business. Jericho will do whatever it takes to protect his wife and be a real father to his son. Because when it comes to love and second chances, he’s one determined cowboy.

Cracks in the Ice Cover FINAL FRONTBio for Deanna Klingel:

Deanna lives in the mountains of western North Carolina where she resides with husband Dave and golden retriever, Buddy. She enjoys traveling with her books and visiting with her seven grown children and eleven grandchildren.
She’d love to have you visit her on her website
where her 30 second mini blog will start your morning with a smile.
Blurb for Cracks in the Ice by Deanna Klingel:
Gina is well on her way to Olympic gold when tragedy derails her dream. Without a support system, or a backup plan, Gina’s colorful world falls into a dark chasm. It is the love of two people who never give up on her, that shows her how to climb back up into the sunshine to allow herself to be loved off the ice.
cake coverBio for Joyce Magnin:
Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright’s Pond Series, Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus, and the middle grade novel, Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to sit on her desk.
Blurb for Cake, Love, Chicken, and a Taste of Peculiar by Joyce Magnin:
Spunky, smart, twelve-year-old Wilma Sue moves into her fifth foster home—this time to live with two quirky sisters. The sisters’ house has something she’s never known—love. Well, love and chickens and maybe a little magic—or so it appears. But mostly it’s the love.