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Looking In The Window: Be The Best Or Do Your Best?

This week I'm giving away a Kindle copy of Stopped Cold. To enter to win leave an email address and a comment below.

An MC speaking on a Christian radio station last week reported that a great number of young people  are stressed today because they believe they must be perfect. According to the radio’s source, they are anxious about getting into the best colleges, making the best grades and finding a perfect wife.

Well, I couldn’t help but think of Stopped Cold, my recent re-release that tells readers they don’t have to be number one for God to love them. God’s given each of us a gift or gifts to use for him.

 I wrote Stopped Cold because I’ve had the misfortune of knowing young people whose inability to cope with being less than the best resulted in devastating results. They range from youngsters who had difficulty coping because they didn’t come in first in a race or receive all A’s to young people who attempted or committed suicide.  The drive seemed to originate from differen…
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Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers November New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

Royally Yours by Betsy St. Amant, Ashley Clark, Liz Johnson, and Melissa Tagg -- Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after...tiaras optional. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini -- A young woman overcome by grief teams up with a special education teacher to bring joy to the community through a Christmas-themed tourist attraction. (Contemporary Romance from Surrendered Scribe Media)

Valerie's Verdict by Hallee Bridgeman -- Broken and battered, Valerie comes home and finds a lifetime of love waiting for her. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published)

An Unexpected Family by June Foster -- Grant Elliot leaves his father's ve…

Looking Out The Window: Tracy Wainwright Talks About Her New Book, In An Instant. Gives Away An E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Tracy Wainwright

Tracy will give away an eBook of In An Instant. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below.
Hi Tracy, first, tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a wife and homeschooling mother of 4. We’re in a great parenting place with our children now aged 10 to 16 with the first one already dual enrolled in college. We are also first time puppy owners with the most adorable puppy in the world who’s keeping us on our toes. We love summers where we spend as much time as possible playing on the water, fall where we roast way too many hot dogs and marshmallows, winter to snuggle in and watch family movies, and every spring we love being able to get out in the fresh air again.

Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?

I didn’t start out loving to read, but ended up reading out of self-preservation, as all the rest of my family spent hours and hours with their noses in books. I read lots of Judy Blume, Sweet ValleyTwins, and Nancy Dre…
A Warm Welcome to Lillian Duncan
Hi Lillian, tell us about your latest book.
Trapped is my latest suspense novel. And suspenseful, it is! With just the right about of romance to make it even better.

You can’t help but love Nate Goodman—small-town policeman, believer in truth, justice, and Jesus. Tired of all the turmoil associated with being a Chicago police officer, he comes back home to the sleepy town of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio to work because nothing ever happens—until it does.
Angelina Matthews has everything. She’s rich, famous and beautiful until the day she’s kidnapped and trapped in a basement with a madman. Tormented and tortured, she cries out to God.

Help comes in the form of Nate Goodman.

When their paths cross months later, Nate discovers Angelina is still trapped, not in a basement but in the memories she can’t escape. As an ex-Chicago policeman, Nate knows all about being trapped—and getting un-trapped so he reaches out to help.

And that’s when things get exciting!

There’s …

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers October New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Biblical Fiction:

Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton -- To keep her orphaned sisters together, Mahlah must seek what has never been granted to girls, an inheritance of God’s Promised Land. (Biblical from Harbourlight Books [Pelican])

Contemporary Romance:

Hiding from Christmas by Alice K. Arenz -- No matter how hard she tries, Maddie Kelley can’t seem to fit in at Ornamental, a company founded by her great grandfather and his best friend. Now, after yet another screw-up, she’s been sent into the “enemy’s” camp—two hours away from home for the next two months. A punishment or a blessing? Her life is turned upside down when the mundane turns unexpected, and she finally discovers where her heart truly lies. (Contemporary Romance from Forget Me Not Romances [Winged Publications])

Practically Married by Karin Beery -- Ashley Johnson moved to northern Michigan to finally meet her fiancĂ© face…