This week Marsha Hubler, Darlene Franklin and Kathleen Fuller

» Posted on May 20, 2013 in Blog | 8 comments

Congratulations to Heather for winning Susan Sleeman’s No Way Out, to Amy for winning Jennifer AlLee’s Diamond in the Rough, and to Kay for winning Heather James’ Unholy Hunger.

This week I’m hosting Marsha Hubler with Love Song for Louellen (no giveaway), Darlene Franklin with A Texas Brides Collection and Kathleen Fuller with Letters to Katie (no giveway). If you want to enter the drawings for the Darlene’s book, 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 (May 26th) evening.

LoveSong.KindleFireMarsha Hubler’s Bio:

 

MARSHA HUBLER

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE KEYSTONE STABLES SERIES

And THE LOVES OF SNYDER COUNTY AMISH/MENNONITE SERIES

  

Marsha Hubler has a background conducive to effective writing. She has a master’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, and has been an educator for over forty years. She had co-founded two private schools, Kreamer Christian Academy, Kreamer, PA, and the Bethesda Prep School, Milton, PA, and had served as teacher/administrator in each. She is presently a PA certified homeschool consultant, working out of her office in her Middleburg home, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

Marsha has owned horses for over 20 years, therefore knows her horse facts in and out. She also lives in central PA, “Dutch” country, highly populated by the Amish and Mennonite, who have been a valuable first-hand resource for Marsha’s latest project, THE LOVES OF SNYDER COUNTY, a series about the Amish and Mennonite folk in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley in central PA.

Marsha is excited that her eight-book “Keystone Stables Series” juvenile fiction published by Zonderkidz has become a best seller. She also is quite proud of her last two stand-alone books, RICKIE RIDES TO THE RESCUE and THE SECRET OF WOLF CANYON. She has 13 books in print with her Amish/Mennonite fiction series for ladies joining her publishing credentials with an e-book release of BACHELOR’S CHOICE online any day now.

She hears from her fans on a regular basis. Several have said they have started to seriously think about God, and one gal wrote that she was thinking of killing herself until she read one of Marsha’s books.

“That’s the best pay any writer could ever get,” Marsha says. “I write not only to entertain but also to encourage my readers. Every one of my books has a positive outlook on life with solutions to every problem with God’s help.”

 Her life verse is 1 Corinthians 15:10a: “But by the grace of God I am what I am …”

Blurb for Love Song for Louellen by Marsha Hubler:

Twenty-five-year-old Amish Louellen Friesen finds herself falling in love with forty-year-old Englishman Dr. David McAndrew, a widower with two children, for whom she cleans house in Mapletown, Snyder County, PA. There’s only one problem. Louellen is already married.
Well past the “marrying age” at twenty-two, Louellen Stolzfus had wed Amish man Eli Friesen three years prior, mostly because of pressure from her family. Eli, also in his mid-twenties and in danger of being “passed over,” had married Louellen for one reason, to have sons.
Louellen has some love for Eli, and because of her church vows, sets out to be the best wife and mother she can be, especially when God blesses them with little ones. However, after three years, there are no children. Louellen is devastated, and Eli becomes bitter, feeling trapped in a marriage that has produced no offspring even though he knows that he has the medical problem, not his wife. Although he treats Louellen civil in public, at home he ignores her needs, and their wedded life is nothing but a disappointment to both.
What should Louellen do? Turn her back on her husband and her Amish Ordnung? Should she leave, become “English,” and marry Dr. McAndrew, a man who has promised her the moon?

texas bridesBio for Darlene Franklin:

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin has recently returned to cowboy (and cowgirl) country–Oklahoma. The move was prompted by her desire to be close to her son Jaran, daughter-in-law Shelley, three beautiful granddaughters, and a long-awaited baby boy.. Her daughter Jolene has preceded her into glory.

Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality tv. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person.

In the two years since Darlene has been writing full time, her writing career has exploded to where now she has seventeen books published/under contract. Several of those will also be repacked (Maple Notch Brides), reprinted (Beacon of Love with Thorndike Press), and put into e-book format (Lone Star Trail).

Dressed in Scarlet (from Snowbound Colorado Christmas) and A String of Murders both finaled in the Book of the Year contest sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers.

Now that Darlene has moved away from Colorado, several books set in Colorado are coming out this year (a fact she finds amusing). All three are contemporary romances. Plainsong and Knight Music continue the story begun in her first book, Romanian Rhapsody; and First Christmas (from Christmas at Barncastle Inn) takes places in a Vermont B&B that specializes in recreating Christmases of the past.

Lone Star Trail is the first book in the Texas Trails series, written with Susan Page Davis and Vickie McDonough. Darlene is pleased to have her first “trade book” come out with Moody Publishers.

Blurb for A Texas Brides Collection:

Enjoy the rich history of Texas penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors–including DiAnn Mills, Darlene Franklin and Kathleen Y Barbo. This collection of nine romances brings together the lawful, the lawless, and the lonely in the Lone Star State. Watch as three Texas Rangers turn from chasing outlaws to courting women who are determined to remain independent. Experience the trials six outlaws have as they turn into respectable citizens and seek to settle down with a spouse to love.

Letters to Katie_nohorseBio for Kathleen Fuller:

Kathleen Fuller is the author of over twenty-five novels and novellas. She lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, OH. Find out more about Kathleen and her books by visiting her website: www.kathleenfuller.com
 
Blurb for Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller:
 
Everything changed between them the first time he called her Katie.
 
Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since the two were children, but he’s never returned her affections.
Now Johnny is trying to forge a new life for himself by purchasing a farm and building a business of his own. But times are tough, and he soon learns that he can’t take anything for granted—especially Katherine.
 
Before Johnny has the opportunity to tell Katherine his true feelings, she’s struck by a serious illness. While Katherine struggles to recall recent memories of Johnny, a surprise visitor comes back into her life, claiming that his letters speak of a history and a future for the two of them. With the two men vying for her attention and her memory still elusive, Katherine has never felt so torn. But will the solutions to both Johnny’s and Katherine’s problems lie in places neither one has ever considered?
 

 

8 Comments

  1. Thank you for this weeks book highlights.

    I would love a copy of A TEXAS BRIDES COLLECTION thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Good morning! 🙂 All the books sound wonderful but I would love to be entered for A Texas Brides Collection and A Letter to Katie. Thank you for the opporutnity.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybeart52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • It just dawned on me that there is no giveaway for A Letter to Katie. So please, only enter me for A Texas Brides Collection. 🙂

      😀 Thank you again,
      Cindy W.

  3. a wonderful collection of novels…thanks for sharing, margaret

  4. I would love to be entered in the drawing for Darlene Franklin’s Texas Brides Collection. Thank You!

  5. Thanks for the interest in Texas Brides! I hope you all get a chance to read it.

  6. Nice selection

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. love to be entered in Darlene’s book drawing thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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