This week I’m hosting Patricia Davids and Beth White with Giveaways

» Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Blog | 12 comments

Congratulations to Angela and Britney for winning Dana Corbit’s Finally a Mother.

The Scavenger Hunt winners for my bonus contest are Ruth and Jen L. Congratulations.

This week I’m hosting Patricia Davids with The Shepherd’s Bride (2 books US and Canada only) and Beth White with The Pelican Bride. 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 (April 13th) evening.

The Shepherd's Bride 1Bio for Patricia Davids:

Patricia Davids was born and raised in central Kansas. Her career as a nurse spanned 40 years, most of that in the NICU, a place of miracles. Now, she’s a full time writer. She enjoys traveling, but she loves spending time with her daughter, her grandchildren and one overgrown yellow Lab named Sadie, who thinks fetch is a game to be played day and night. When not on the road or throwing a ball, Pat is happily dreaming up new stories.

Blurb for The Shepherd’s Bride by Patricia Davids:

Finding Refuge

Shunned by the Amish community, shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start, for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of life. But he is under the Bann. Is it possible that this forbidden man holds the key to her family’s safety—and the one to her heart?

Beth White is a native Southerner, born on the Gulf Coast and reared in northwest Mississippi. With undergraduate degrees in music and English education, plus a Masters in Creative Writing, she has spent the last thirty years teaching fine arts to preschoolers through college students. Besides performing professionally as a singer and flutist, in the last thirteen years she has published (as Elizabeth White) four novellas and ten full-length novels with such publishers as Tyndale House, Zondervan, and Steeple Hill.


Beth’s current and most ambitious writing project to date is the culmination of a decade’s research into the cultural, political and religious development of the American Gulf Coast. A lifelong passion for stories which chronicle the innate human drive for romance, faith, and adventure began when she was still a child. Her favorite books—Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series, westerns by Max Brand and Zane Grey, Samuel Shellabarger’s epics, and Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances—fed a growing desire to write a large-scale family adventure that would tie together six to eight novels in historical continuity, while at the same time provide a satisfying conclusion for each book. The Pelican Bride launches The Gulf Coast Chronicles with the adventures of a ship full of French mail order brides.

 81JA8ue92tLBio for Beth White:

Beth and her husband Scott have two married adult children and one grandchild. Beth teaches piano and chorus at an urban high school in Mobile, Alabama, an occupation which will undoubtedly one day become a story thread in a novel.

Blurb for The Pelican Bride by Beth White:

She’s come to the New World to escape a perilous past. But has it followed her to these far shores? 

It is 1704 when Frenchwoman Geneviève Gaillain and her sister board the frigate Pélican bound for the distant Louisiana colony. Both have promised to marry one of the rough men toiling in this strange new world in order to escape suffering in the old. Geneviève knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of persecution for her outlawed religious beliefs. 

When she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer-turned-farmer whose checkered past is shrouded in mystery, Geneviève realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. Trouble is brewing outside the fort between the French colonists and the native people surrounding them. And an even more sinister enemy may lurk within. Could the secret Geneviève harbors mean the undoing of the colony itself?



  1. I’m loving the covers & story lines here.


  2. I would love to be entered for both books this week. Thank you for the opportunity to win. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Good morning,
    I delighted to be featured on Margaret’s blog this week.
    Mary, I love the cover of The Shepherd’s Bride. It fits so perfectly with the story. Love Inspired art dept nailed this one. Best of luck to you and Cindy.

  4. the covers are enough to intrigue me 🙂 i’d love to win and if I don’t i’ll have to find these books to read:)

  5. The Pelican Bride is fascinating. Many thanks.

  6. would love to read Beth’s latest novel, Margaret….thanks for the chance 🙂

  7. Interesting blurbs

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Hello, you-all! Thanks for hosting us this week, Margaret. Good luck to all who entered to win! Enjoy the stories!

  9. Would love to win Beth’s book. Is this how you enter?

  10. Can’t wait to read Beth’s book. I am sure I would enjoy both of them.

  11. Both titles sound so interesting and very different. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  12. Both of these books sound wonderful and their covers are beautiful.

    melback at cebridge dot net

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