This week Richard Mabry, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Sharon Srock and Nancy Herriman

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Congratulations to Katie for winning Pam Meyers’ Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to Mary K. for winning Cynthia Ruchti’s When the Morning Glory Blooms, and to Deevena for winning Ginger Garrett’s Reign.

This week I’m hosting Richard Mabry with Stress Test (Leave your email address for a chance to win a signed copy of Stress Test (US entrants only). The winner will be asked to post a review on a site of their choice, and let others know about the book via Twitter, Facebook, or their blog.), Stephanie Grace Whitson with The Message on the Quilt, Sharon Srock with Terri: Women of Valley View, and Nancy Herriman by Josiah’s Treasure. 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 (April 28th) evening.

Mabry.StressTestBio for Richard Mabry:

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of four critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic TimesReader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

Blurb for Stress Test by Richard Mabry:

They may not have enough evidence to convict him, but they have enough to ruin his life.


Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.

Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors after her last relationship. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.

Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a killer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.

The Message on the QuiltBio for Stephanie Grace Whitson:

With the spring 2013 release of The Message on the Quilt, best-selling, award-winning author Stephanie Grace Whitson will have over twenty novels and two non-fiction books to her credit. Whitson is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on a variety of historical and inspirational topics for civic organizations and church groups. She received her MA in Historical Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University in May of 2012. Her husband and blended family, her church, historical research, antique quilts, and Kitty—her motorcycle—all rank high on her list of “favorite things.”


Blurb for The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson:

When Emilie Rhodes’s newspaper editor father gives “her” column to someone else, Emilie goes to work for his competition. Interviewing the speakers for an 1890 Chautauqua series, she meets and falls in love with “The Man of Many Voices.” But Noah Shaw’s professional life is only one reason he’s in Nebraska. Noah is on a quest to find answers. What he finally learns about the symbols his deceased mother embroidered on a treasured quilt convinces him that a future with Emilie is impossible. But then an old soldier challenges Noah not to accept brokenness as the message on the quilt—and offers to help him find hope and healing instead.

perf5.500x8.500.inddBio for Sharon Srock:

Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012. The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri releases in April 2013.

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Blurb for Terri: Women of Valley View by Sharon Srock:

Despite a bustling day care center and a new foster child, Terri Hayes hungers for a family of her own. Then a plumbing mishap leaves her homeless and questioning God’s plan. Steve Evans’s gracious offer of his basement apartment as a temporary solution is an answered prayer.

Steve is a successful writer and a good father, but Terri is horrified when Steve’s book research leads him to a harsh confrontation with the parents of her foster child.  She needs to distance herself from Steve, but her efforts fall short as his two scheming daughters plot to make Terri their new stepmother.

Will harsh words and sneaky plans drive Kelsey’s family further apart and put a wedge between Terri and Steve? Or does God have another plan in store?

9781936034796_p0_v2_s260x420Bio for Nancy Herriman:

Nancy Herriman abandoned a career in Engineering to chase around two small children and take up the pen. She hasn’t looked back. When she is not writing, or gabbing over lattes about writing, she is either watching history shows on cable TV or singing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and sons, and wishes there were more hours in the day. You can learn more at her website,

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Blurb for  Josiah’s Treasure by Nancy Herriman:

Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her business. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by a man claiming to be Josiah’s son and legal heir? Rumors of gold nuggets hidden in the house place Sarah’s life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man’s heart–and they both learn that love is the greatest treasure of all.