This week Cynthia Hickey, Ann Gabhart, Christine Lindsay and Anne Elisabeth Stengl

» Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Blog | 14 comments

Congratulations to Martha for winning Carol Cox’s Trouble in Store and to Lisa for winning Margaret Daley’s Guarding the Witness.

This week I’m hosting  Cynthia Hickey with Cooking Up Love, Ann Gabhart with Small Town Girl (US and Canada for print copy–an ebook in other countries), Christine Lindsay with Captured by Moonlight (US and Canada only), and Anne Elisabeth Stengl with Dragonwitch (US 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 The drawings end Sunday (July 7th) evening.

Harvey-1-cover-189x300Bio for Cynthia Hickey
Multi-published author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries published through Barbour Publishing, with a novella releasing in March 2013. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013 and 2014 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, and a fish named Floyd. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at
Blurb for Cooking Up Love by Cynthia Hickey

Tabitha McClelland knows accepting a job as a Harvey House waitress can be risky. Traveling alone to the rough-and-tumble West just isn’t done by young ladies of good breeding. But far more dangerous is her powerful attraction to Adam Foster. Family means everything to the widowed chef, but the self-sufficient Tabitha cherishes her freedom above all else.

Adam is captivated by the fiercely independent Tabitha. Fraternizing with the female employees is strictly forbidden, but the Harvey Girl awakens feelings too compelling to ignore. Can Adam convince Tabby to share his dream of a future in California–together?

9780800721848_p0_v2_s260x420Bio for Ann H. Gabhart

Ann is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including Angel Sister, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, The Gifted, and Words Spoken True. Ann lives on a Kentucky farm with her husband, Darrell. They have three children and nine grandchildren. To find out more about Ann or her books visit or follow her on Facebook, and Twitter (user name annhgabhart).   

Blurb for Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart

In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest.

Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate’s friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens, collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?

Captured by Moonlight Christine LindsayBio for Christine Lindsay

Irish-born Christine Lindsay writes award-winning historical novels, and delights in weaving the endless theme of God’s redemptive love throughout stories of danger, suspense, adventure, and romance. The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home.

Amazon link for Captured by Moonlight

Barnes and Noble Link for Captured by Moonlight

Kobo Link for Captured by Moonlight

Link for First two chapters of Captured by Moonlight

You can find Christine Lindsay’s novels on her website

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Blurb for Captured by Moonlight by Christine Lindsay

Prisoners to their own broken dreams…

After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India…and headlong into their respective pasts.

Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner…but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. 

Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts freedom will ever be hers again, much less the forbidden love for Dr. Jai Kaur that had begun to flower.

Amid cyclones, epidemics, and clashing faiths, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?

DRAGONWITCH completeBio of Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and studies piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. She is the author of Heartless,Veiled RoseMoonbloodStarflower, and DragonwitchHeartless and Veiled Rose have each been honored with a Christy Award.

Blurb for Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Submissive to her father’s will, Lady Leta of Aiven travels far to meet a prospective husband she neither knows nor loves–Lord Alistair, future king of the North Country. 

But within the walls of Gaheris Castle, all is not right. Vicious night terrors plague Lord Alistair to the brink of insanity. Whispers rise from the family crypt. The reclusive castle Chronicler, Leta’s tutor and friend, possesses a secret so dangerous it could cost his life and topple the North Country into civil war.

And far away in a hidden kingdom, a fire burns atop the Temple of the Sacred Flame. Acolytes and priestesses serve their goddess to the limits of their lives and deaths. No one is safe while the Dragonwitch searches for the sword that slew her twice…and for the one person who can wield it.





  1. Quite a mixed selection this week. COOKING UP LOVE catches my attention. Sweet cover.


  2. would love to win.

  3. please enter me in all the giveaways this week.
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. I loved Ann Gabhardt’s “Words Spoken True”…her Small Town Girl sounds like another winter. All these ladies books will go on my wish list to read when I can. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of their books.

  5. Great to see my Small Town Girl here with the other books. Always fun to check in with some new characters and find out more about them. Wishing you all good luck in the drawing and hoping you’ll enjoy Jay’s interview. I’ve never done one of the hero interviews before. Always let the girls do the talking, but Jay’s a charmer so thought you might like meeting him.

    Hey, Susan. So glad you enjoyed Words Spoken True. 🙂

  6. I would love to be entered for the giveaway for Cooking Up Love and Captured By Moonlight. I just finished reading Small Town Girl and LOVED IT!

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Thanks so much for reading Small Town Girl, Cindy, and for your review. A reader sent me the link for the review in a comment on my blog, One Writer’s Journal.

  7. another wonderful week of novels…thanks for sharing, Margaret 🙂

  8. Captured by moonlight sounds memorable and very special. Thanks for this lovely opportunity.

  9. reading Small Town Girl would be captivating. Many thanks.

  10. Captured by Moonlight would be unforgettable and fascinating to enjoy.

  11. Nice covers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  12. Please include me in the drawings for Cooking Up Love and Small Town Girl. thanks!
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  13. It’s Friday and I’ve read all the author bios and the heroine interviews and didn’t want to leave a comment on one and the others because all four sound really good! My TBR list just keeps growing and growing! I would be tickled pink to get any one of these books! The covers are all gorgeous and really drew me in. Thanks tor the chance to win one!
    kam110476 (at) gmail (dot) com

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