I’m hosting this week Janet Lee Barton, Judy Christie and Janet Chester Bly with Giveaways

» Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog | 26 comments

Congratulations to Sarah for winning Liz Johnson’s SEAL under Siege and to Amy for winning Jan Watson’s Tattler’s Branch.

This week I’m hosting Janet Lee Barton with A Place of Refuge, Judy Christie with Sweet Olive, and Janet Bly with Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot (US and Canada 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 (Sept. 29th) evening.

Thumbnail.ThumbnailServletBio for Janet Lee Barton:

Janet Lee Barton was born in New Mexico and has lived all over in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. She loves researching and writing historical romance. Janet and her husband live in Oklahoma, where they feel blessed to live near one daughter and her family.

The Blurb for A Place of Refuge by Janet Lee Barton:

A Hero from Her Past 

If Kathleen O’Bryan were capable of trusting any man, it might be someone like Luke Patterson. She never expected to be reunited with the man that rescued her last summer. But when she arrives at Mrs. Heaton’s boardinghouse, seeking refuge, it’s the handsome writer who greets her at the door. 

Something about the lovely Irish immigrant stirs Luke’s protective instincts. Life in New York’s harsh tenements hasn’t dimmed Kathleen’s tender spirit. Day by day, Luke feels the walls around his heart crumble. But it will take faith on Kathleen’s side, too, and the heart’s power to recognize a real home at last….

photoBio for Judy Christie:

Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor, including “Sweet Olive,” her seventh novel.  Judy started keeping a diary when she was nine–and still has all of them. A former newspaper editor and reporter, Judy blogs from her green kitchen couch at www.judychristie.com and loves visiting with readers at book clubs and online on Facebook and Twitter. Judy is also the author of the five-part Green series of novels, including “Gone to Green,” set in the fictional Louisiana town of Green, and “Wreath,” a novel about a 16-year-old girl who lives in a Central Louisiana junkyard after her mother die.

Blurb for Sweet Olive by Judy Christie:

“Sweet Olive” (Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing) is about what happens when a unique Southern town collides with the outside world and big oil. Oil-and-gas negotiator Camille Gardner must entice a group of rural landowners to sell their mineral rights and, instead, finds herself drawn to the folk art created by those same landowners. The first novel in the Trumpet and Vine series, it is set at an intersection in the fictional town of Samford, Louisiana. Publishers Weekly compares “Sweet Olive” to the Jan Karon Mitford series, and Library Journal and Romantic Times praise it as a story that will draw readers into the ambience of the small-town South and the people who live there.

BlyBook Stuart Brannon's Final Shot ppbkBio for Janet Chester Bly:

Janet Chester Bly has published 30 nonfiction and fiction books, 18 she co-authored with her late husband, Christy Award winner Stephen Bly. Titles include The Hidden West Series, The Carson City Chronicles, Hope Lives Here, and The Heart of a Runaway. She resides in Winchester, Idaho. Her 3 married sons, Russell, Michael & Aaron, live down the mountain in Lewiston with their families. 

Blurb for Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot by Stephen Bly with Janet Chester Bly, Russell Bly, Michael Bly, and Aaron Bly  (in hardback, paperback or ebook): 

Finishing Dad’s novel was a family affair. Can a committee create fiction? We had the passion and four months to find out. 

It’s 1905. Two orphans flee from Oregon’s Tillamook Head. One of them is branded a hero. Dare they tell the truth and risk the wrath of a dangerous man? Meanwhile, a retired lawman searches for his missing U.S. Marshal friend while he grapples with the game of golf on behalf of a celebrity tournament.



  1. Fabulous books again this week thank you.


  2. I would love to be entered in the drawing for any of the books.

    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. another wonderful selection of novels, Margaret 🙂


  5. Each one of these books sound like such good reads. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  6. Each book sounds like a good read. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thank you and blessings!
    sarah_purcats AT hotmail(DOT)com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. Sweet Olive would be perfect. Many thanks.

  9. Oh, all of these books sounds wonderful! I look forward to reading the interviews this week. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  10. All three books sound good. I would love to have any or all of them. Thanks for hosting the authors so we can learn more about them and their books.

  11. I would love to win any of these books. The one by Janet Lee barton looks really good. I always look forward to Margaret Daley’s newsletters.

    • Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂 I truly loved writing A Place of Refuge and Kathleen is one of my very favorite characters. I loved writing her and Luke’s story.

  12. Interesting books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  13. Love, love all these! Old be perfect or our full season cuddled up on the couch reading! Thank you!

  14. Would love to win Sweet Olive 🙂

  15. I am looking forward to reading all 3 of these books. They all sound like great reads which I am looking forward to reading in a few weeks after knee surgery.


  16. Great selection! Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I’m excited about this giveaway, and also am anxious to read your Caring Dogs series and Search and Rescue series! Judy jstew40@gmail.com

  18. All of these books sound good. Am glad now that I am retired, I can read, read, and read.

  19. My request didn’t show up.
    I am interested in all three of the books you are showing.
    Am retired now, so can read, read and read some more.

  20. It still didn’t work, lol.
    I would love to win one of these three books for sure.
    I have a lot of time for reading now because I am retired.

  21. I hope this one posts. I’ve tried on several of the days to post comments. Anyway, A Place of Refuge and Sweet Olive sound like great books! Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. forgot to add my email…
    csthankful(at)midrivers(dot) com

  23. For some reason I can’t get my comments to post. I am thrilled to see you promoting other writers. Having opportunities to see them talked about by others is AWESOME. Bless you. Connie Sue

  24. I am enjoying Janet’s Heaton House series and would love to win A Place of Refuge. Please add me for Sweet Olive also, I’m ready for a new small town series by Judy Christie! Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  25. Awesome to see more authors being honored in your blog. They write wonderful books and are deserving of being shared. Thanks much. Connie Sue csthankful(at)midrivers(dot)com

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