Award winning, highly recommended book.

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I’m thrilled to share some exciting news! My long-time friend and critique partner, Joanne Bischoff’s book, “My Hope is Found,” was recently selected as the Novel of the Year at the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild annual conference!

Here’s a bit about the historical series set in the Appalachian mountains, with links to Joanne’s blog. I encourage you to find copies of these books, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Grab your hankies and hunker down, you’re in for a roller coaster of laughter and tears!

From the publisher:

Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again?

After finally finding love with his sweet bride Lonnie, Gideon’s heart was torn when a woman from his past claimed to be his true and rightful wife, forcing him away from his family. God’s merciful hand saw Gideon through the heartache, and with Cassie’s blessing, he is able to return home. But his journey back through the Blue Ridge Mountains will hold a trial he never anticipated.

Meanwhile, Lonnie determines to seal off her heart from Gideon, convinced he is lost to her forever. Strengthening her resolve to move on is her growing fondness for the handsome Scotsman, Toby McKee—the young reverend she has come to care for deeply. His proposal of marriage offers a bright future for her and her young son.

Yearning to allow joy back into her life, Lonnie must put aside the broken pieces of her heart that still love Gideon. When he returns to find her betrothed to another, he has to place his hope in God, trusting that the One who redeemed their love once can do it again.

Joanne has hit a home run with her Cadence of Grace series… With memorable characters and struggles aplenty, this is the kind of story that will have readers telling their friends, ‘You’ve got to read these books.’  Lauraine Snelling, best-selling author of the Red River of the North series and Wild West Wind series

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Visit Joanne at her website, Heartfelt Fiction, where she talks about writing, homeschooling, and life in a small mountain town in Southern California. (Yep, we have mountains in Southern California.)

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L-R Ashley Ludwig, Joanne Bischoff, me, Dona Watson

 

Here I am with Joanne, the year I won the SD Writer’s Guild Excellence in Fiction award the year after Joanne won!

 

 

Today’s Guest, Nigeria Lockley with an exciting book announcement and giveaway

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Book Title: Born at Dawn

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Author: Nigeria Lockley

Urban Books (September 30, 2014)

ISBN-13: 978-1601626752

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

About The Book

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Thirty-four year old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years of her marriage Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family she turns to the Lord. Expecting to see God manifest himself greatly in her life sooner than later Cynthia is not content just waiting. She wants out.

Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons. That is until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and forget where she came from.

After six years in Richmond Cynthia’s dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all—her past and her present Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?

About The Author

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Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters.

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