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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: Leaving the Past Behind by Sandra Ardoin -- The joy Danni Barnett found in her job as a travel writer and photographer faded around the same time her husband walked out on her. When her late sister-in-law’s will brings the couple together to care for her children, Danni must face her fear of motherhood or lose a second chance with Brooks. Brooks Barnett’s life has spun out of his control. A crumbled marriage. A career on hold. The loss of his sister. Brooks determines to keep Danni at arm’s length, but it’s a daunting task when his niece and nephew love her as much as he does. How will Brooks protect two grieving children from more loss when he can’t even protect his heart from Danni’s pull? (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) Muskota Blue by Carolyn Miller -- For Sarah Maguire, spending the summer at Lake Muskoka was supposed to be about finding
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Looking out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Shares the Story Behind Her Historical Novel, A Lady of Refinement. Giveaway.

  A Warm Welcome to Linda Weaver Clarke Linda will give away either a Mobi, ePub or PDF copy of A Lady of Refinement. Enter to win below in the Rafflecopter contest. Seeking a Better Life: Women of Courage Some immigrants learned about America and its opportunities from the newspaper while others heard about it from traveling missionaries. Many were seeking relief from political and religious persecution but others were just following their hearts. They didn’t know what the future would bring to them. Frances Davies, my great grandmother, was one of them.  She left her beloved homeland of Wales to live in America, the land of opportunity. Frances had attended a private school and received an education that set her apart from other young women. She was referred to as a “lady of refinement.”  Her Aunt Susan didn’t want her to leave and begged her to stay in Wales. She said that Frances would inherit her fortune if she stayed but Frances stood firm and unyielding and wanted to join her b

Looking out the Window: Multi-Award Winning, Best Selling Author Nancy Mehl Talks about Two of Her Latest Books, Dead Fall and Free Fall, Shares a Yummy Recipe and a Bible Verse. Giveaway

  A Warm Welcome to Nancy Mehl Nancy will give away a print copy (U.S. residents only) of Dead Fall . Last year this thriller won the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, as well as the Carol Award. Enter to win at the Rafflecopter Contest below. Now from Nancy: Favorite Bible Verse I love God’s Word so picking just one Bible verse is hard. But I think a lot about Psalm 91. I guess the part I recite and lean on the most is: Psalm 91: 14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” These are such encouraging promises. We will never be alone. We can count on God to deliver us from anything we go through. And we can believe for a long and satisfying life.  Favorite Recipe  Nancy Shares a Recipe From Her Mom My mother

Looking out the Window: Laurean Brooks Talks about the Presence of Jesus and Her Book, Half Price Bride. Giveaway.

  A Warm Welcome to Laurean Brooks Laurean will give away a Kindle download of Half Price Bride . Enter to win in the Rafflecopter contest below. The Tattered Quilt It was early April more than a decade ago and the first gray light of dawn slanted through my half-closed blinds as I stirred in bed. A heaviness of heart settled over me over bad choices I'd made decades earlier. I had asked God for forgiveness almost daily, but it was harder to forgive myself.  As I lay there, I asked God to change me and make something good from my life. I pleaded with him to renew me, give me His direction for my life. Doubts flooded through me and I told the Master Of The Universe that I was not worthy of His love, neither did I deserve His forgiveness. Then I asked Him for the hundredth time to cleanse me, remove the guilt I'd carried for years, and to fill me with His Holy Spirit. I dozed off again, not quite asleep. and dropped into a dreamlike state where the body is half awake. I don't