This week Jessica Keller, Davalynn Spencer and Bonnie Leon with Giveaways

» Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog | 47 comments

Congratulations to Susan for winning Virginia Vaughn’s No Safe Haven, to Angela for winning Deborah Raney with Home to Chicory Lane and to Patty for winning Sarah Sundin’s In Perfect Time.

This week I’m hosting Jessica Keller with The Widower’s Second Chance (US only), Davalynn Spencer with Romancing the Widow (US and Canada only) and Bonnie Leon with Where Eagles Soar. 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 (Aug. 24th) evening.

The Widower's Second ChanceBio for Jessica Keller:

Jessica Keller holds degrees in both Communications and Biblical Studies. She is multi-published in both Young Adult Fiction and Inspirational Romance and has 100+ magazine and newspaper articles to her name. She’s a weekly contributor to the popular blog, The Write Conversation. You can find her at, on Twitter @AuthorKeller, on Tumblr, or on her Facebook Author Page. She lives in the Chicagoland suburbs with her amazing husband, beautiful daughter, and two annoyingly outgoing cats that happen to be named after superheroes.

Blurb for The Widower’s Second Chance by Jessica Keller:

Learning To Love…Again

Idyllic Goose Harbor, Michigan, offers a fresh start for broken-hearted Paige Windom. In addition to securing a teaching job at the high school, she’ll fulfill her dream of helping at-risk teens in a nearby inner-city mentoring program. But Caleb Beck, a handsome yet overprotective widower and the center’s founder, doesn’t want Paige anywhere near the place. He’s afraid she’ll get hurt—just like his late wife. Paige knows she can do a lot of good—for the kids and Caleb himself. If only she can show him how to let go of his fear, maybe they’ll both find a way to reopen their wounded hearts.

Goose Harbor: Love is in big supply on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Harlequin

Romancing the WidowBio for Davalynn Spencer:

Wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer began her writing journey in the national rodeo market, winning awards in the process. Today she writes inspirational western romance – both historical and contemporary – and teaches writing at Pueblo Community College. She and her handsome cowboy have three children and four grandchildren and make their home on Colorado’s Front Range with a Queensland heeler named Blue. Connect with her online at on Twitter @davalynnspencer.

Blurb for Romancing the Widow by Davalynn Spencer:

Martha Stanton isn’t looking for love. The light went out of Martha’s soul when her husband fell to a bullet in St. Louis. Now, back in her hometown of Cañon City, she’s convinced she’ll never know happiness again. Until she crosses paths with a darkly mysterious Colorado Ranger. 

Haskell Jacobs has a mission. And the beautiful, flame-haired widow sure isn’t it. But Martha is somehow mixed up in the crime that brought Haskell to the rough-and-tumble town…and soon, she’s entangled in the lawman’s heart. But the danger that lurks around them is all too real. Can they find strength and love in each other before it’s too late?

Where Eagles Soar NookBio for Bonnie Leon:

Bonnie Leon is the author of twenty novels, including the recently released Where Eagles Soar and the popular Alaskan Skies series. She enjoys speaking for women’s groups and teaching at writing seminars and conventions. These days, her time is filled with writing, being a grandmother and relishing precious time with her aged mother. Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

You can find bonnie at

Blurb for Where Eagles Soar by Bonnie Leon:

In 1947 Lily Sanders moved with her family to a homestead at the edge of an Athabaskan village in the Alaskan Territory. It was an ideal location for her father, a mountain man and hunting guide. It also provided a place where the world could not see his brutality.

Seeking her father’s love and approval, Lily traipses the mountain trails at his side, learning to bring down big game and to work as a hunting guide. She runs her own trap-lines, faces down wolves and mushes her dog team in local races.

A heartless act by her father, leaves Lily brokenhearted and strips away any thread of hope that one day he might love her. She vows to never forgive him and turns to the powerful bond of love she shares with her sweet-spirited mother and her many sisters. Together they share the adventure, beauty and heartache of their wilderness life.

Even a mother’s love is not great enough to overcome a deeply rooted bitterness like Lily’s. Only the love of God can set her free. 




  1. All of the books sound fantastic thank you.


    • Thanks Mary! I hope you enjoy the character interviews this week.

  2. I would be happy 🙂 to win any of the books offered this week. Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Thanks for stopping by Cindy. Is that your dog? It’s so cute.

      • That is a picture of my Peppi. He passed away in June 2013 and I’m not sure how to change an avatar picture.


  3. would love to win.

  4. Another great week of great books! Yay!!!!!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  5. Mary, Cindy, Angela, and Melanie – thanks for stopping by. It’s so fun to see what Margaret has up on her blog each week, and I’m honored to be one of the authors! Happy reading!

    • I agree Davalynn! I’m so honored to be featured with you two this week. Margaret always has the best giveaways.

  6. These books all sound great. And one is a new author I would be glad to start on her books. Bonnie Leon, I have her Alaskan Series and loved them all so would love to get her book. If I don’t win it will have to buy it, lol. Thank you for this opportunity.

    • Thanks for reading, Juanita, and supporting your fav authors! We all appreciate that kind of loyalty!

    • Hi Juanita. I love to hear that you are reading my books. Woot!

    • Juanita thanks for reading and taking chances on authors that are new to you. We appreciate it!

  7. Just popping in to say ‘ hi ‘. ;-). So glad Bonnie Leon is here!

  8. so happy to see Bonnie Leon here. She’s a long time friend and a favorite author.

    • Pam, so glad to see you here. I wish you lived closer so we could meet face-to-face. Hugs.

  9. Hi ! All three books sound awesome from their reviews and I know that all three authors are great! Bonnie Leon, Jessica Keller and one of my favorites, Davalynn Spencer! Thank you very much for the opportunity to win one of these books. I would be honored to win any of them. Thank you and God’s Blessings to all you lovely ladies.

    • Hi Ruth!
      So glad to see you stop by here. Love hearing from my readers!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the interviews this week and happy reading 🙂

  10. I am in awe of how reading can transport you to another time and place…and to thouroughly feel the writers words! So thankful for Christian writers that inspire and uplift. Bonnie Leon is one of those treasures! I just finished her latest book, Where Eagles Soar! It’s a MUST read this summer!!!

    • Melody – That’s exactly what authors want to hear – that we have transported someone to another time and place, and inspired in the process. A mini-vacation! Thanks for commenting!

      • That’s what we want to hear, Davalynn. If we don’t transport our readers, we haven’t done our job.

    • Hi Melody.

      I’m with you – LOVE books! And thank you for the shout out.

  11. They all sound like great reads. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    • Thanks for posting, Ann.

    • Ann, thanks for stopping by. Authors spend hundreds of hours in one book before readers see it. Encouragement from readers means a lot.

      Bless you.

    • Thanks Ann. If you read them, make sure to let us know what you think. Authors love connecting with readers online. I know I do!

  12. Reading anyone of these books sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Would love to win this new one of Bonnie’s!

    • Thanks, Rene. Yes, what great weekend reads!

    • Hi Rene. Another friend who lives too far away. Thanks for stopping in.

    • Especially a rainy weekend! Isn’t that the best? A little rain, a warm blanket, a good book and maybe a cat or dog curled nearby. 🙂

  13. “Even a mother’s love…” Yeah, for some things it’s GOD’S love that is needed! I’ve loved Bonnie Leon for years and years. Thanks for the giveaway…

  14. Stopping in to say hi and to catch hp o. Book news!

  15. Davalynn, I’ve been seeing your book around. Looks good. Can you tell me the era?

    • Yes, Bonnie – 1888 toward the end of the “bone wars” here around Canon City, CO. University scientists argued/fought over which university would get the prehistoric fossils unearthed in Garden Park.

  16. Impressive. I am interested in the Alaskan book since it takes place the year in which I was born. Sounds fascinating. Many thanks and best wishes.

    • Anne, so glad to hear of your interest. It is a powerful true story and not for the faint of heart, but a story with potential to change lives.

      Bless you.

  17. Where Eagles Soar is hazardous to anyone with a to do list I’m always wonder what will happen next. The imagery make me feel like I’m in many of the scenes.
    Thanks for writing this.

  18. Interesting books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  19. Please include me in the drawing for The Widow’s Second Chance and Romancing the Widow. I enjoy stories about finding love for a second time. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  20. A widower, a widow, and an Alaskan! All three interest me! Jessica, Davalynn, and Bonnie – congratulations on your novels. I’m wanting to read all three! Thanks, Margaret, for featuring these books! Blessings from Texas! I’m at caryl (dot) mcadoo@yahoo (dot) com 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by Caryl, Merry, bn, and Lyla. We all appreciate your comments – and enjoyment of reading!

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