This Week Lorraine Beatty and Kathi Macias with Giveaways

» Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog | 27 comments

Congratulations to Melanie for winning Leann Harris’s A Ranch to Call Home, and to Britney for winning Stephanie Grace Whitson’s A Captain for Laura Rose, and to Jackie for winning Christina Lindsay’s Londonderry Dreaming.

This week I’m hosting Lorraine Beatty with Protecting the Widow’s Heart ((US only) and Kathi Macias with The Singing Quilt (ebook if out of the US). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post 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 (Mar. 16th) evening.

full cover TyBio of Lorraine Beatty:

Lorraine Beatty is a multi-published, bestselling author born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She’s also lived in Erlangen, Germany, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently resides in Brandon, Mississippi. Married to her high school sweetheart, she and husband Joe have two grown sons and five grandchildren.

She has been writing since Junior High School and has contributed feature articles to several books on Television History, and written for magazines, newspapers and company newsletters. She currently writes for Love Inspired books, and Barbour Books. A longtime member of RWA, and ACFW. She is a charter member and former president of Magnolia State Romance Writers, the local Mississippi Chapter of RWA.

Away from writing she sings in her church choir, loves to garden, spend time with her grandchildren, and travel.

Blurb for Protecting the Widow’s Heart by Lorraine Beatty:

To Love and Protect

Ginger Sloan’s had enough of heartache. She just wants a peaceful place where she and her son can start over and feel safe. Getting stranded in a lakeside cabin in Dover, Mississippi isn’t part of her plan.  Then again, neither is falling for the cabin’s handsome owner. Injured  on the job, detective Tyler Durrant retreats to his cabin to heal. He’s shocked to find the single mom and her son there. And surprised at the way Ginger affects his heart. For the first time in year, he has hope for the future, but can he convince Ginger that she can find safe haven in his arms?

913C5rOKbPL._SL1500_Bio of Kathi Macias:

Multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias’s nearly 35 books include this “Quilt” series, the award-winning “Freedom” series, and the “Extreme Devotion” novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousands—through the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and The Excellence in Media Angel Award, San Diego Christian Writers Guild fiction awards, Golden Scroll Novel of the Year (Red Ink), Carol Award finalist (Red Ink), 2011 Author of the Year for, and an international writing contest grand prize are some of her credits. A popular speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, churches, and TV and radio programs, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi lives with husband, Al, in California.

Blurb for The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias:

Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. There’s only one problem: The children wouldn’t be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language. Ridiculed through much of her youth, she is quite shy and reticent to speak. She is convinced that what God has spoken to her heart is impossible. Impossible, that is, until one day when her confidante shows her a quilt—a quilt that depicts the life of a courageous woman. Can another woman’s courage move her to try the impossible and step out and follow God wherever He leads her? The Singing Quilt is set against the backdrop of the life of Fanny Crosby, who in addition to writing hundreds of songs was also a well-known public speaker and active in Christian rescue missions despite her disability. Readers will be inspired not to let fear or a disability prevent them from answering what they think is God’s impossible call.


  1. Both books look like great reads. I must say the title THE SINGING QUILT has be intrigued.


    • Thanks, Mary. I’m excited about the release of this book!

  2. I would like to be entered to win either of the books this week. Thank you.

    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. would love to win.

  4. Both books look very good. The covers are very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    • And thank you for taking the time to post a comment, Katrina!

    • Hi Katrina – I agree that the covers are lovely. It’s always exciting when the artist capture your story in the cover.

  5. Both books sound very interesting. Thank you for introducing me to new authors & their books, plus an opportunity to win one of those books. Have a blessed week…Linda

    • And a blessed week to you too, Linda!

    • Hello Linda – my sister-in-law is a Linda. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by be sure and check back on Wed and Thurs for our blog posts. Meeting new readers is one of the best part of being an author.


  6. I would love either book. both sound wonderful

  7. Thanks so much for the comment, Diana!

  8. Both of these works would be great to win. Protecting the Widow’s Heart by Lorraine Beatty a story about a single mother needing help from a strong but wounded hero is always appealing. Kathi Macias book The Singing Quilt sounds like an inspiring read encouraging all of us whether we have physical disabilities or not to believe we can do anything.

  9. What a great pair of books. Protecting the Widow’s Heart is such an appealing title and such a great story and The Singing Quilt pulls at my heart strings by just reading the little snippet. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  10. another wonderful selection of novels, Margaret 🙂

  11. These sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  12. Lorraine Beatty with Protecting the Widow’s Heart and Kathi Macias with The Singing Quilt sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful week.

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