This Week Marta Perry and Joseph Bentz with Giveaways

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Congratulations to Marypres for winning Lee Tobin McClain’s Engaged to the Single Mom and to bn100 for winning Regina Scott’s Would-Be Wilderness Wife!

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Where Secrets Sleep (US and Canada only) and Joseph Bentz with Dreams of Caladria (US only). 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. 22nd) evening.


Where Secrets Sleep

Bio of Marta Perry:

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch heritage led Marta to write about the Plain People who add so much richness to the heritage of her home state. Marta has seen over fifty of her books published, and is currently at work on number fifty-seven. She and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse on twenty-five acres in a central Pennsylvania valley. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sewing, gardening, baking, or enjoying her six beautiful grandchildren.

Blurb for Where Secrets Sleepby Marta Perry:

In Amish country, not everything is as simple as it appears.

After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish community of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Allison intends to sell the mansion housing various shops—until she meets Nick Whiting, a single father and tenant of Blackburn House, who challenges everything she believes about her estranged grandmother and the Amish community.

Strange stipulations in her grandmother’s will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison’s door. As anonymous threats escalate, Nick grows protective of Allison, and she finds herself falling for the handsome carpenter… But then she discovers her grandmother’s death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently.

Check out Where Secrets Sleep on Amazon


Dreams of Caladria

Bio of Joseph Bentz:

Joseph Bentz is published in both fiction and non-fiction, with four novels and four non-fiction books. His most recent book is Dreams of Caladria, a fantasy novel published in March by Enclave Publishing. His next non-fiction book, Nothing is Wasted, is scheduled for publication by Beacon Hill Press later this year. He is a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, where he teaches courses in writing and American literature. Among the awards his books have received, his second novel, A Son Comes Home (Bethany House, 1999; republished by Randall House, 2007) won the Silver Angel Award and was chosen as one of the Top Ten Christian novels of the Year by Booklist magazine.

Bentz is a regular book reviewer for CBA Retailers + Resources magazine, which covers the Christian book industry. His blog, Life of the Mind and Soul, focuses on issues of reading, writing, the imagination, and the Christian life. It can be found at

Blurb for Dreams of Caladria by Joseph Bentz:

Through the breaking ice, in a vortex of brilliant light, energy, and sound, Jeremy plunges into a dangerous and mysterious new world. It is a place where music is absolutely prohibited – on pain of death. And Jeremy breaks that law when he arrives in Persus Am in a swirling cloud of light and music. A stranger in a strange land, he does not know why he has been sent. But it soon becomes clear that he must risk everything to help his new friends in the weary and war–torn world. From the vast Gray Desert to the jeweled palace of Persus Am, the forbidding Rock of Calad to the fabled land of Caladria, Jeremy finds himself in the midst of horrifying evil and heroic goodness. As he searches for an answer to why he is here, he must face the truth that is written on his own heart.

Check out Dreams of Caladria on Amazon