This week Winnie Griggs and Richard Mabry, MD

» Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog | 19 comments

Congratulations to Norma for winning Kit Wilkinson and Diane Burke’s Danger in Amish Country.

This week I’m hosting  Winnie Griggs with A Family for Christmas and Richard Mabry with Heart Failure (US only giveaway). 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 (Oct. 27th) evening.

15 AFFC mediumBio for Winnie Griggs:

Winnie Griggs is a multi-published author who writes for Love Inspired Historical.  Her writing has garnered enthusiastic reviews and numerous awards, including a recent RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. 

Winnie spent her childhood in an undeveloped area her friends thought of as the very back of beyond.  She and her two younger siblings spent many an hour exploring the overgrown land around her home, cutting jungle trails, building forts and frontier camps, and looking for pirate ships on the nearby bayou.  Once she ‘grew up’ she found other outlets for dealing with all those wonderful, adventurous imaginary friends by filling notebooks with their stories.    

Eventually she found her own Prince Charming, a rancher whose white steed is disguised as a tractor and whose kingdom is nestled in a small rural community she happily calls home.  Together they’ve built their own storybook happily-ever-after,  including four now grown children who share Winnie’s vivid imagination and her husband’s steadier influences and who are now out in the world pursuing their own adventures. 

You can learn more about Winnie and her books at

Blurb for A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs:

An Unexpected Gift 

Eve Pickering knows what it’s like to be judged for your past. So she’s not about to leave the orphaned boy she’s befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson’s offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they’ll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays. 

Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve’s strength is giving him a confidence he never expected—and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he’ll dare to win her heart—and make their family one for a lifetime.

Heart Failure coverBio for Richard Mabry:

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of six published novels of medical suspense. His books have been finalists in competitions including ACFW’s Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His medical thriller, Stress Test (Thomas Nelson), garnered rave reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. Richard’s latest novel, Heart Failure, releases on October 15.

You can learn more about Richard at his website: He can be found on GoodReads, Twitter, and his Facebook fan page is “rmabrybooks.”

Blurb for Heart Failure by Richard Mabry, MD:

When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her world upside-down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew.

Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, her fresh engagement to paralegal Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true . . . until a drive-by shooting leaves Carrie on the floor of his car with glass falling around her.

When he confesses that Adam isn’t his real name and that he fled the witness protection program, Carrie is left with an impossible choice: should she abandon the fiancé she isn’t sure she really knows, or accept his claim of innocence and help him fight back against this faceless menace?




  1. would love to win

  2. The Richard Mabry book does look very interesting, but I can’t pass up a Christmas story. A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS would be most welcome.


  3. I would love to win either book! ansico(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I’ve read all of Richard’s books and am very anxious to read this one!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Both of these books sound wonderful. I love Christmas books and anything to do with medicine is a must read for me. Thank you so much for spotlighting these books and these fine authors and thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  6. Thanks, all, for your comments. I appreciate Margaret hosting Winnie and me. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway–wish you all could win.

  7. Not sure if my earlier comment is awaiting moderation or if I just goofed. Hey, I’m so techno-challenged that my yellow legal pad crashed last week.

    Thanks to everyone for the comments, and thanks to Margaret for hosting Winnie and me. Be sure to come back Thursday for more.

  8. I enjoy medical suspense and a good historical by great authors. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  9. Heart Failure would be memorable and special. Thanks for this great feature.

  10. I love medical suspense and Richard Mabry’s books. I would really be happy if a won a copy. Thanks.

  11. Whoops! I forgot to give you my email. Here it is

  12. I would love to be entered to win A Family for Christmas. I would have requested to put my name in for Heart Failure but I just received an email that I won it from Dr. Mabry during the Fall Scavenger Hunt. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  13. These sound different

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. Oh! These look good!

    Zoegirlfan (at)

  15. I enjoyed hearing about both of these books this weekend in the scavenger hunt and look forward to a bit more later on this week.


  16. I love Dr. Mabry’s books and can’t wait to read more. I haven’t yet read Ms. Griggs, but I hope to do so soon.

  17. Appreciate everyone who dropped by to comment. Cindy, you’re living proof that it IS possible to win one of these random giveaways. Now let’s see who wins this on.
    Thanks, everyone. More coming on Thursday.

  18. another wonderful selection of novels, Margaret…thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Would love a chance to win either of these! Thanks!

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