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Looking Out The Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks About Her Historical Romance Series, The Bear Lake Family Saga

A Warm Welcome to Linda Weaver Clarke
Linda will give away an e-book to one winner and an audio book to another. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address. Also, please tell us whether you prefer the e-book or the audio book.

Hi Linda, first, tell us a little about yourself.

I was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now live in Color Country in southern Utah. I am the author of 23 books. I have several genres that I write in. I have a historical romance series: Bear Lake Family Saga, a mystery suspense series: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, a cozy mystery series: Amelia Moore Detective Series, and a period/adventure romance: The Rebel Series. All my books are family friendly.

Tell us about your historical romance series.

Bear Lake Family Saga has strong female characters who have a destiny to fulfill. Each woman wants to make a difference in the small world where she lives. No matter the trial that comes her way, she is ready to fight for what she…

Looking In The Window: When A Bug Bite Means More

Thirteen years ago this month I contracted Lyme disease, but I didn’t receive treatment until November that year, so I have Chronic Lyme disease. I wish no one else ever would get it. There are ways to prevent it.

When outdoors one should wear protective clothing, bug and tick spray, and keep hair away from leaves, foliage and grass. At the onset of a bite that looks as though it’s not an ordinary run of the mill spot, see a physician. For instance, if it’s unusually large or red, or if there’s anything that would make one suspect it could be a problem. If illness, such as chills and fever, appear about the same time as the bite, definitely see a physician.

For those who find treatment for Lyme disease while it still exists as a spot or localized bite on the skin, the entire situation soon becomes a non-event. If one isn’t sure whether or not the bite might be serious, and he or she decides to wait to see about it, that’s not a huge problem as long as it’s tended to while the bacteria…

Looking Out The Window: Darlene Franklin Talks About Her Newest Book, Co-authored with Helen Gray, Risking Love. She'll Give Away An E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Darlene Franklin
Darlene talks about Risking Love, an e-book of four novellas she co-authored with Helen Gray. It tells the story of four contemporary couples who risk everything. Darlene also shares a devotional.

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Following the Leader
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us fixing our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2-3
A baton strikes a music stand. Absolute silence falls on the auditorium. All eyes fix on the five hundred voice choir—all of their eyes are fixed on their director.

He lifts his baton and the orchestra plays. A few measures later, he brings in the sopranos followed by the alto section, then the men. They have learned to read his hand gestures, large and small. When to hush. When to soar. When to accent. When to cut short. When to start. When to stop. Just as those singers follow their conductor, so also Christians follow the lead of their coonductor, Jesus Chrst.

The author of…

Looking In The Window: Happy July Fourth

GOD BLESS AMERICA!


Tributes that give Americans goose bumps and bring them to their feet for their country!

The Star Spangled Banner sung by Whitney Houston at Super Bowl 25 in 1991 in Tampa, Florida here

From the World War II era Kate Smith singing God Bless America here

America the Beautiful sung by Elvis Presley here

A church service of inspirational music and a patriotic sermon delivered by Dr. Michael Youssef of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia  here

New Release We Are Americans here

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

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


A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman -- After tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, a home and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Firestorm by Laura V. Hilton -- Bridget Behr can’t shake the guilt that it was her fault her family moved—and is too afraid to trust anyone, especially the flirtatious, overly-friendly Amish man who lives next door. Just as Bridget is finally settling into friendship, a new life, and maybe even love, a devastating forest fire ravages the county, destroying both land and the Behrs' dreams. Now Bridget and her family must decide: will th…