This week Eileen Rife, Dan Walsh and Harry Kraus

» Posted on May 27, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

Congratulations to Karen for winning Darlene Franklin’s A Texas Bride Collection.

This week I’m hosting  Eileen Rife with Laughing with Lily (U.S. only for drawing), Dan Walsh (and Gary Smalley) with The Dance (U.S. only), and Harry Kraus with An Open Heart (Canada and U.S. only) . 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 (June 2nd) evening.

5160RtMd3yL._SY300_Bio for Eileen Rife:

Eileen Rife is a veteran homeschool mom and author of several nonfiction books, including Wit & Wisdom from the Wee Ones (OakTara), as well as five fiction titles: The Born for India trilogy (Journey to Judah, Restored Hearts, and Chosen Ones), Second Chance, and Laughing with Lily. Her byline has appeared in numerous magazines, including Marriage Partnership, Light & Life, Mature Living, On Mission, Discipleship Journal, and Christian Home & School. She and her husband, Chuck, conduct marriage seminars and speak on a variety of topics for church groups and organizations in the States and overseas. Readers may visit Eileen at www.eileenrife.com, www.eileen-rife.blogspot.com, and www.guardyourmarriage.com.

Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Laughing-Lily-Eileen-Hinkle-Rife/dp/1602900795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366042318&sr=8-1&keywords=laughing+with+lily

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EileenRifeBooks?ref=ts&fref=ts

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laughing-with-lily-eileen-hinkle-rife/1115099195?ean=9781602900790

OakTara: http://www.oaktara.com/EileenHinkleRife

Laughing with Lily, coming soon to Kindle, as well as other formats!

Blurb for Laughing with Lily by Eileen Rife:

A long-buried secret.

An unexpected encounter.

A quest for answers.

Celeste Tatem, a special-education teacher at The Brighton Center in Schreiber, Indiana, couldn’t be more in love with her husband, Joe. But the memory of one day in the past haunts her, threatening their relationship. When Joe dies in a factory explosion, she sinks into depression.

It will take the arrival of a new student, Lily, and her delightful honesty, laughter, and joy at life’s little things to awaken Celeste to hope. When Don, an old flame from college, reenters Celeste’s world, the flickers of love stir once again, and startling questions arise. Questions that threaten to rip the veneer off of her carefully guarded secret. Then the most unexpected thing of all happens….

A story of love and forgiveness

in the most unexpected places.

“Reaches into the deepest recesses of women’ hearts, encouraging them to hold tight to those they hold dear.”

Jennifer Slattery, Novel Reviews

“Sweet, suspenseful, and heartwarming. I couldn’t put it down.”

Diane Dean White, Seeds of Encouragement blog

“A top-notch, no-holds-barred, excellent story full of twists and turns, dilemmas, inspiration, and romance.”

Kathleen Freeman, Beauty in Simplicity, Hope in Hard Times

9780800721480_p0_v2_s260x420Bio for Dan Walsh:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 8 novels, published by Revell and Guideposts, including The Unfinished Gift, Remembering Christmas and The Reunion. For those who haven’t read Dan’s books, reviewers often compare them to Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans. He’s won 3 ACFW Carol Awards, twice his books have been finalists for RT’s Inspirational Book of the Year. His latest project is a 4-book fiction series with Gary Smalley. The first is called, The Dance, which released in April. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Word Weavers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years and now writes fulltime. He and his wife Cindi have been married 36 years and have 2 grown children, both married, and 1 grandson. They live in Port Orange, FL. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter, or read his blog. There are buttons to connect to these, as well as a sneak peek at all his books on his website at http://danwalshbooks.com.

Blurb of The Dance by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley:

Marilyn Anderson, after 27 years of marriage, leaves her husband. ‘I’ve dropped hint after hint, clue after clue,’ she says in her note. Jim, a successful businessman, is clueless, but, once over his anger, he begins soul-searching with help from his children and retired dance instructor Audrey Windsor. Marilyn, meanwhile, finds a job and a roommate and begins dance lessons. Throw in a well-meaning uncle, their daughter Michele’s wedding, their sons’ questions, a demanding church deacon, a dashing dance instructor, and a hurricane, and readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end. Mixing fiction’s emotion and nonfiction’s teaching works splendidly here. ―Publishers Weekly

An Open Heart full cover - Version 2Bio for Harry Kraus:

Harry Kraus, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non-fiction and fiction. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand. Harry resides in Kenya with his wife Kris and the youngest of their three sons.
 
Blurb for An Open Heart by Harry Kraus:
 
Their Messages—From Beyond the Grave—Might Destroy Him
 
They hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table. And the messages Dr. Jace Rawlings’ open-heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored. For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him.
 
It thrusts Jace into a firestorm of controversy and danger. A maeltsrom blown by the darker winds of political intrigue and spiritual warfare. And the forces working against him will do anything to stop him from uncovering a truth they will kill to hide. He’d come to Kenya to establish a heart-surgery program for the poor. But what he will find in that place where he grew up will put everything at risk–his marriage, his career . . . his life.

6 Comments

  1. Thank you for bringing these books to my attention.

  2. another wonderful selection of novels…thanks Margaret 🙂

  3. I would love to be entered to win An Open Heart or Laughing With Lily. I have already read The Dance by Dan Walsh and it was a wonderful read. Whoever wins The Dance will be truly blessed. 🙂

    Have a blessed Memorial Day. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Thanks for hosting me, Margaret!

    My passion in writing Laughing with Lily is two-fold: 1) I want to reach out to women who’ve experienced an abortion and now harbor regret and guilt. 2) I want to encourage women who haven’t experienced abortion to offer grace to those who have. A portion of proceeds from Laughing with Lily goes to fund my local crisis pregnancy center.

  5. I would love to be entered for The Dance and An Open Heart….love books by these authors! Thanks!
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

  6. These sound intriguing

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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