Archive | June, 2014

Free- Today Only!

30 Jun

I just received exciting news from Miralee Ferrell!  The Other Daughter and Finding Jeena are FREE on Amazon, today only!  Click the images below to be taken to the Kindle store!


The Other Daughter


Finding Jeena


Barnes & Noble links: The Other Daughter and Finding Jeena

$0.99 Sale- Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon

30 Jun

LFY- Bridal Veil, OR

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon is on sale for a limited time for only $0.99!  Download your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Amidst a backdrop of thievery and murder in historic Bridal Veil, Oregon, a schoolteacher is torn between the memories of a distant love and the man who could be her future. Margaret Garvey had given her heart to Nathaniel, but he left town six years before. Now shes giving love another chance, but her decision to build a new life with Andrew is shaken when Nathaniel steams back into Bridal Veil on a riverboat to work at the nearby sawmill. When disaster strikes the town and threatens the welfare of its citizens, Margaret will be faced with the most important choice of her life.

Mona Hodgson’s Book Bonanza

25 Jun


Mona is offering a fantastic SALE on books she has authored, including picture books, early readers, middle grade devotionals, and historical fiction!

Here’s the special offer . . .

• 20% off your complete order
• Tax free (paid by author)
• $2 shipping for orders of $100 or less; $4 for orders of $101 – $200
• Signed and personalized copies

This special offer ENDS June 30, 2014!  Don’t miss your chance to purchase some wonderful books!

The winner is…

23 Jun


The winner of a digital copy of The Fragrance of Crushed Violets is:

Beth C

Congratulations, Beth!

$1.99 First in Series Sale

20 Jun

Falling to Pieces

Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman

Download Falling to Pieces today from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for only $1.99!

When two women—one Amish, one English—each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.


Falling to Pieces is the first book in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. I was delighted by its unique storyline and loved the suspense!

Vannetta Chapman has written an Amish mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. With well-developed characters, both Amish and English, and a great plot, Falling to Pieces is sure to entertain. I enjoyed this fresh, engaging story and look forward to reading the next book in the series, A Perfect Square!



A Promise for Miriam

A Promise for Miriam by Vannetta Chapman

Download A Promise for Miriam today from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for only $1.99!

A Promise for Miriam introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Yoder steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.

Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe find love again.


A Promise for Miriam is a must-read Amish romance! With its endearing characters, emotional storyline, and tender romance, A Promise for Miriam captured my heart and made me long for more of this special community and its wonderful residents! I can’t wait to visit Pebble Creek, Wisconsin again in the pages of A Home for Lydia!

I love all of Vannetta’s books, but the Pebble Creek series holds a special place in my heart!


Free Online Story

18 Jun

Margaret Daley

Margaret Daley has a Love Inspired Suspense story, Guarding His Child, that is free through A new chapter goes live each day from June 16 – July 11.  Start reading today!


Single dad Cord Nichols is running for mayor of Cimarron City, but he never expected a ruthless stalker to threaten him and his young daughter, Mindy. There’s only one woman Cord can trust with Mindy’s life—his former high school sweetheart, Roxie Michaels.

Roxie knows she’s the best bodyguard at Guardians, Inc. for the job. Even though her painful breakup with Cord haunts her, Roxie will do whatever it takes to protect him and Mindy. But it’s not just Roxie’s life on the line—being so close to Cord, she risks losing her heart all over again.

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets- Spotlight and GIVEAWAY

16 Jun


The Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the Inexcusable

by Cathy Bryant

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the Inexcusable is a companion Bible study booklet on forgiveness written to go along with the spiritual theme of the fifth Miller’s Creek novel, A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant. The book is designed to work for either individual or group study.

A women’s Bible study group has been formed on Facebook, and will be studying the topic of forgiveness using this book beginning July 1, 2014. We would love to have you join us at LifeSword:

We’d also love to have join a Facebook Book Chat about the book tomorrow, June 17th from 6-7 p.m. MDT:


Book Description:
What do we do when a loved one, boss, co-worker, friend, or enemy seem determined to bring us down through an attack? How do we handle it when their assault is personal, public, deep, unjust, unfair, and unfounded? Take it one step further. How do we deal with meaningless acts of destruction and death, say in something similar to the Twin Towers incident or a school shooting, especially when the offender shows no remorse? Do we file it in our brains and rack it up to “one more senseless act” and chance to think that God somehow messed up?

In short, how do we move past the hurt and anger to a place of forgiveness?

Join us as we examine relevant scriptures about forgiveness and come away with a scriptural understanding of:

• what forgiveness is and what it isn’t
• God’s role in the process of forgiveness
• what Jesus did at the cross for each of us
• our mandate to forgive as we’ve been forgiven
• what gets in the way of forgiving others
• how to truly forgive


Quotes From the Book:

“Ultimate forgiveness can only be found in God, because all sin is ultimately against God.”

“Forgiveness isn’t natural; it’s supernatural.”

“…through forgiveness, we reveal to a watching world the perfect illustration of what Christ has done for each of us.”

Print Version Purchase Link
Kindle Version Purchase Link 


About the Author:
Cathy Bryant writes both Christian fiction and devotional materials. She’s written devotions for The Upper Room devotional magazine, two devotional books, and for various online devotional sites including her own website, The Fragrance of Crushed Violets is her first Bible study booklet.New Author photo

Cathy’s standalone novels are set in the fictional town of Miller’s Creek, Texas, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons. Her debut novel, Texas Roads, was a 2009 ACFW Genesis contest finalist and has been on the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller list. Since then she’s added four other books to the Miller’s Creek novels, the latest one released in Spring 2014. Readers have compared her novels to those of Karen Kingsbury and Nicholas Sparks and have called Miller’s Creek the Texas version of Mayberry.

A native Texan, Cathy currently resides in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico with her minister husband of over thirty years. When she’s writing, you can find her rummaging through thrift stores, hiking through the wilderness, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she calls home.


Cathy has generously offered to give away one digital copy of The Fragrance of Crushed Violets.  To enter, please leave a comment, along with your email address.

This giveaway ends Sunday, June 22 at midnight CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, June 23.  Good luck!!

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Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

Friday Freebie

13 Jun

Click the image to be taken to the Kindle store.

Where Two Hearts Meet

Where Two Hearts Meet by Carrie Turansky

Two Sisters, Two Heartwarming Romance Novellas

There’s no better place for romance, forgiveness, and new beginnings than the Sweet Something Teashop.

Tea For Two
Allison Bennett, co-owner of a financially strapped teashop in Princeton, New Jersey, receives a large anonymous check that saves her business. But she has no idea who sent it. Could it be from Peter Hillinger, the wealthy businessman who owns the shop next door and wants to win Allison’s heart? Or is it from Tyler Lawrence, Allison’s old boyfriend, who returns to town claiming a renewed faith and a changed life. Allison doesn’t know whom to trust. Should she follow her head or heart, or is there someone else who can guide her toward the best path for her future?

Wherever Love Takes Us
After twenty-five years of marriage, Matt and Tessa Malone are struggling to recover financially and rebuild trust following a business failure. Then Matt inherits property in Oregon, and he wants to move the family there to make a fresh start. But Tessa can’t imagine giving up the cozy teashop she co-owns with her sister, or leaving her friends and family in Princeton. Whose dream will they follow, and how much will it cost their family? Can they resolve their differences and rebuild a love that seems lost?

Tea for Two was originally published in Kiss the Bride, and Wherever Love Takes Us was originally published in Wherever. These two novellas have been expanded and updated and put together in one book.

Daily Deal- An Amish Garden

10 Jun

Today only, June 10, An Amish Garden can be purchased from the Kindle store for only $1.99.  Download your copy today!

An Amish Garden

An Amish Garden

Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, and Vannetta Chapman

Rooted in Love by Beth Wiseman
Rosemary is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years, but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family’s garden, but someone is sabotaging his efforts—and keeping a secret that could change their lives.

Flowers for Rachael by Kathleen Fuller
Rachael’s garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love with Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn’t have to do everything on her own?

Seeds of Love by Tricia Goyer
When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie’s heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and will the seeds of a new relationship take root?

Where Healing Blooms by Vannetta Chapman
Emma discovers a run-away teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God’s gifts?