Also hosting this week Debbie Kaufman with Giveaway

» Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog | 13 comments

Debbie got her information to me a little late to go on Monday’s post so I’m posting her bio and blurb today. Her interview will go up on Friday this week. The giveaway will be the US only.

cover hi res journey of HopeBio of Debbie Kaufman:

Debbie Kaufman writes inspirational romance for Love Inspired Historical.  Along the years, Debbie has had a lot of adventures.  They include running a rural airport, working as a small town journalist, teaching middle and high school, working in domestic adoption, and establishing a Chinese adoption program, just to name a few.  And through those exciting times, she and her husband managed to raise four children,  an assortment of dogs, a plethora of hamsters, gerbils, many ill-fated fish, and quite a few of their children’s friends, all while homeschooling for many years. 

Since becoming an empty-nester, Debbie has learned some eclectic truths about herself: She should never be allowed in a book store with a credit card, hobby stores are off limits unless she is accompanied by a rational adult who holds the credit card, and the smartest thing she ever did outside of giving her life to God was to chase after and marry her husband of more than thirty-six years. 

Concerning her books, Debbie wants her readers to know that the fact that some of her books contain cannibals should be understood as an element of adventurous historical romance stories, and should never be misconstrued as the sign of a warped mind.  Debbie insists she is as normal as everyone else.  To decide for yourself, connect with her at one or all of these hangouts: 





Debbie’s life experiences include running a small airport, international adoption work, work in social services, and experience in marriage coaching seminars.   She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, two of their four children, and two dogs.  When she’s not writing, she spends time with her grandchildren. 

 on reading from a young age, Debbie’s favorite day growing up was the Saturday the local bookmobile came to her neighborhood. Because of the six-book limit at the bookmobile, she also rode her bike on a five-mile round trip to the library on other days just to keep her addiction satisfied. All that reading lead to her mother’s famous refrain, “Get your nose out of that book.”

Debbie graduated high school and went on to get her Bachelors in English from Bellarmine University and later a Masters from Columbus State University. But one of the smartest things she ever did was chase after and marry the man she’s now been happily wedded to for over thirty years.

Along the years, Debbie had a lot of adventures, including running a rural airport, working as a small town journalist, teaching middle and high school, and establishing a Chinese adoption program, just to name a few. And through those exciting times, she and her husband managed to raise four children, homeschooling the older ones in their elementary years.

These days Debbie writes award-winning stories and enjoys spending time with her husband, her four children, her grandchildren, and her two dogs. Her first published novel, The Doctor’s Mission, will be on the shelves in November, 2011. She’s currently hard at work on book two in the series.

Blurb for Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman:

Marriage Is Not Her Mission 

Escaping a society wedding, Annabelle Baldwin followed her heart to Liberia to pursue her calling as a missionary. But when an attempted kidnapping lands her under the protection of Stewart Hastings, Anna’s journey takes a new turn. The wounded war veteran needs a guide through the jungle. It’s a job the underfunded missionary can’t refuse, despite the feelings Stewart stirs in her guarded heart. 

Stewart knows he won’t succeed without Anna’s expertise. And when danger puts her life at risk, he realizes he cannot live without Anna by his side. But what will it take for a man who has lost his faith to capture the heart of a woman who lives for hers?


  1. I love romance books that join faith and romance with an interesting plot. This one sounds like a keeper. Look forward to read it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  2. I am anxious to read this one!! Love books about missionaries in dangerous settings!

  3. Thanks, Margaret, for introducing a new-to-me author. Sounds like a good read. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity..Linda

  4. I love the title of this book. I haven’t read any of Debbie’s books but I would love to start with this one.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  5. Would love win this book and get acquainted with a new author for me. Thank you.

  6. Entering again beings I don’t see my email address with my comment. Thank you for your services to us and for your books.

  7. Looks like a wonderful book – thanks for the review.

  8. I have read a couple of Debbie’s books and enjoyed them. Would love to read this one.

  9. Interesting blurb

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  10. Thank you for the introduction to Debbie Kaufman!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  11. This is a very informative interview. I liked getting to know Debbie Kaufman through the interview. I too have a problem when it comes to book stores and craft stores. LOL I would love to read Journey of Hope

    • oops fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

  12. Love books like this! I would love to have a chance to win! Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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