Monday, April 28, 2014

COTT: March New Releases Clash--Come Vote!

While we tally the scores for the 2014 Olympia, Clash of the Titles's annual contest for pre-published writers, have a look at these spectacular new releases, hand-picked just for you. After you've chosen your favorite, let us know which it is by casting your vote in the survey box below.

We wish our contestants all the best!

Mandy will risk everything to protect her guests and her ranch. Her faith, and God's protection, lead her to find out the secret to the Red Gold before it destroys everything.

Local foods chef Claire Halford hosts weddings on Green Acres Farm, but the first bride comes with a ruggedly handsome brother. Noel Kenzie’s reforestation company provides him the means to enjoy a globe-trotting life, until he's captivated by a certain chef who's firmly rooted in one place.
Drew Farthering would like to end the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement to Madeline Parker, but instead he finds himself enmeshed in a series of murders that have disrupted the peaceful little village of Farthering St. John. Who is behind the Hatpin Murders, and why are they all in some way connected to Drew?
 Shortly before suffering a tragic car accident, Kate McConnell wrote the simple but powerful words of Psalm 23 on a piece of paper to give to her wayward and confused son. As Kate fights for her life her copy of the psalm begins an incredible journey around the world, forever changing the lives of twelve very different people.

Abandoning his life as a temple guard and becoming an indentured servant was the only way Ari could protect young Joash, the true King of Judah, from the child’s evil grandmother, Queen Athaliah. However, Ari never thought he’d fall in love with Mira, his master’s daughter, and now he must choose between his heart and his sacred duty to God and the nation he has vowed to serve.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway

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This is a special blog posting for all who climb aboard the Christian Bookmobile.
Not only do we have some special prizes, we have a link to many more!

Amazon Gift Card for $10
Where Love Once Lived
The Vengeance Squad
It's easy to enter.
Just click on the Rafflecopter here then click on a link to another participating blog and enter the contest there.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: My Favorite Davis Bunn Novel (So Far)

When Global Communications kicked off an elaborate marketing scheme called "Hope is dead" aimed at Generation Xers and Millennials, an unlikely group of individuals came together in a way that could only be described as a work of God.

From Cleveland, John Jacobs, a trucking manager with a past he was ashamed of. From Baltimore, Alisha Seames, a single woman who helped an ungrateful sister through college. From Orlando, Jenny Linn, a young woman unsure what to do with her life. From Westchester County, New York, Ruth Barrett, the window of a well-known evangelist. Yussuf Alwan, formerly a surgeon in Syria, now working toward getting licensed to practice in the U.S.

They were all led by God to a place at the same time and they felt compelled to respond to the marketing scheme, even though doing so brought hardships including job loss. Ruth invited them all to go with her to Barrett Ministries, including John's wife, Jenny's parents and Yussuf's friend. Each person brought a special talent to the group.

It wasn't a simple good versus evil story, though. Trent Cooper, the project manager for the marketing scheme initially came across as someone the reader should care about. He had lived a tough life, including being born with a cleft palate and having nine surgeries over the years. Still, he worked his way up the corporate ladder. At first I found myself rejecting the idea that he was the villain, and then when I knew he was, I wanted him to change, to find the love of God.

This is the sixth Davis Bunn novel I have read and I've loved them all for various reasons. However, this is my favorite one.

I received a complimentary copy of The Turning from River North Fiction in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, April 7, 2014

COTT: Escape to Ireland in "Londonderry Dreaming"

 "If you need one of those “Ahh…” moments, consider taking a trip with Keith and Naomi and read Londonderry Dreaming"
--Sandy Ardoin, Romance Author and Blogger

About Londonderry Dreaming:
Acclaimed New York artist, Naomi Boyd, and music therapist, Keith Wilson, loved one another five years ago, until her grandfather with his influence over Naomi separated them.

That root of bitterness keeps them apart until a letter from Keith’s grandmother, Ruth, draws Naomi to Londonderry to find she’s too late. Ruth has passed on. After the death of his beloved grandmother, Keith has also come to Londonderry only to open the door to his past…Naomi...beautiful as ever, the girl who broke his heart.

A mysterious painting in Ruth’s attic brings up questions about their grandparents’ entwined past and their own broken romance. But more comfortable with the unspoken languages of art and music, Naomi and Keith find it difficult to share their old hurts and true feelings.

Will the majestic coastline of Northern Ireland inspire them to speak the words to bring peace to their grandparents’ memory and to rekindle love?


What COTT voters had to say:
* Christine, I am glad to see that you have given your talents to the age old problem of "family feuds" which can go for generations and young ones don't know what the feud is all about. I am sure that the 'attic painting' will be a puzzle too good to put down. Maggie
* I am such a fan of Christine's and love her novels!
* Londonderry Dreaming - Have thoroughly enjoyed this new author, Christine Lindsay's books. Anxiously waiting for the release of her 3rd book in the trilogy The Twilight of the British Raj. Brenda C.
* I've just finished reading Londonderry Dreaming, and it is definitely my choice. Christine Lindsay is an extraordinary writer!
* Simply put, I am a fan of Christine Lindsay's writing and I haven't read the others' work. I know what to expect and I know I'll be delighted!
* I've loved all of Christine's books. This one will be no different!

About Christine:
Christine Lindsay was born in Ireland, and is proud of the fact that she was once patted on the head by Prince Philip when she was a baby. Her great grandfather, and her grandfather—yes father and son—were both riveters on the building of the Titanic. Tongue in cheek, Christine states that as a family they accept no responsibility for the sinking of that great ship.
It was stories of her ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India that inspired her Multi-Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Christine is currently writing the final installment of that series called Veiled at Midnight to be released August 2014.
award-winning, historical series Twilight of the British Raj. Book 1
Londonderry Dreaming, Christine’s romance novella set in N. Ireland released Feb. 21, 2014.
Aside from being a busy writer and speaker, Christine is also VP of Christian Authors’ Network. She makes her home in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada with her husband and their grown up family. Her cat Scottie is chief editor on all Christine’s books.

Christine, we hear you had a lot of fun writing the Irish brogue into your book. 
"I really hope readers enjoy this humorous aspect, especially the dialogue from the fictional 'Irish cousins'. I was born in Ireland and raised in Canada, but all my extended family is Irish---so I know how they talk and think. Much of what the Irish cousins say in the book is what I have heard my cousins say when they tease each other.  I get such a kick out of their I love their blarney."

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