This week Connie Mann, Ruth Reid and Murray Pura

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Congratulations to bn1oo for winning Charlotte Carter’s Home to Montana, to Cindy for winning Ramona Richards’ Memory of Murder, to Mary for winning Barbara Phinney’s Deadly Trust, and to Eliza for winning Margaret Daley’s Scorned Justice.

This week I’m hosting Connie Mann with Angel Falls, Ruth Reid with An Angel by Her Side and Murray Pura withWhispers of a New Dawn. 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 (March 31st) evening. 

9781426756863_p0_v13_s260x420Bio for Connie Mann:

Connie Mann loves stories of suspense, adventure and second chances. She offers encouragement to busy women on her blog: and is an active member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. As a USCG-licensed boat captain, she also pilots a boat for the Silver River Museum, which is part of the local school system. What a treat to show curious 5th graders their first alligator or underwater spring! When she’s not writing, Connie loves to spend time on Central Florida’s waterways, explore nearby towns, and hang out with her fabulous family. Please visit her online at:, on Facebook or Linked-In, or send her a Tweet @CaptConnieMann.

Book Blurb for Angel Falls by Connie Mann:

Two pasts collide in a deadly race to save an orphaned baby.

Regina da Silva and Brooks Anderson have both been broken by their violent pasts. But while Regina is determined to keep her orphanage children safe, Brooks, a former Army Ranger, never wants to protect anyone again. When circumstances force them together in Brazil, they find themselves pursued by a killer as they protect an orphaned baby. As the danger heightens around them, so does the attraction between Regina and Brooks. Will their pasts stop them from realizing their true feelings for each other when their pursuer strives to keep them apart forever?

9781595547903_p0_v1_s260x420Bio for Ruth Reid:

Ruth Reid is the best selling author of the Heaven on Earth series, The Promise of an Angel, Brush of Angel’s Wings, and An Angel by Her Side. She lives in Dade City, Florida with her husband, Dan, and their three children, Lexie, Danny, and Sarah. You can reach Ruth at: her author Facebook page,, 

Blurb for An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid:

Katie has lived through tragedy and heartache. But with the angel Elias by her side, the best years of her life are just ahead.

A Heaven on Earth Novel, #3

When Katie Bender’s fiancé died in a tragic accident, so did her hope of finding love. Though heartbroken, Katie is also practical. In the years since the accident she has discovered her gift for teaching. But when a tornado destroys her small Amish settlement, including the schoolhouse, Katie doesn’t know how she will provide for herself.

Seth Stutzman arrived in Hope Falls days before the storm. And when he helps usher Katie and the children to safety, sparks fly. But Seth is only in town to help his brother, Amos, get back on his feet following the death of his wife. He can’t afford to have feelings for Katie.

Rebuilding the community is a huge task, and soon, Katie and Seth are working side by side. As they privately wrestle with their feelings for each other, another silent—and ultimate—battle for their hearts rages unseen.

Sworn to protect what God has ordained, the mighty angel Elias appears to them as a mysterious visitor. And with his guidance, Katie and Seth find the courage to take the first small steps toward the life, and love, they were destined for.

WhispersofaNewDawnCoverBio for Murray Pura:

Murray Pura earned his Master of Divinity degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and his ThM degree in theology and interdisciplinary studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more than 25 years, in addition to his writing, he has pastored churches in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and Alberta. Murray’s writings have been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, the John Spencer Hill Literary Award, the Paraclete Fiction Award, and Toronto’s Kobzar Literary Award. His novels for Harvest House include /Face of Heaven/, /The Wings of Morning, /and /Ashton Park. /Murray pastors and writes in southern Alberta near the Rocky Mountains. He and his wife, Linda, have a son and a daughter.

Blurb for Whispers of a New Dawn by Murray Pura:

When Murray Pura’s The Wings of Morning/was released, one of his rave reviews came from Romantic Times magazine: “Pura has created one of the finest stories of Amish fiction I have ever read….The reader will be applauding the exceptional writing and the cast of characters demands an encore performance.”

Here is that encore performance. In the third book in his Snapshots of History series, Murray brings back Jude and Lyyndaya Whetstone, the beloved lead characters in /The Wings of Morning/. The year is 1941 and Jude and Lyyndy, with their adult daughter, Rebecca, are summoned to far-off, exotic Honolulu where Rebecca, a flyer like her father, meets a likeable young pilot. The two enjoy a friendship that seems to be turning into something more serious…..until Sunday, December 7, 1941 dawns on the Hawaiian Islands.Readers who love the simplicity of the Amish, a good romance, and a dramatic historical setting are in for a treat with /Whispers of a New Dawn/.Book Three in the Snapshots of History series