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Looking in the Window: Updates - TBCN Give Away - Fun Blog on Friday

Give a cheer for your favorite team and enter to win a $10.00 Starbuck’s gift card and an e-book of Stopped Cold in the Teens Read Too Room on  The Book Club Network  (Leave cheer under the Discussion Forum)   Join me at the Decatur Book Festival, August 30 and 31, booth 426, Sweet Romance, Mystery & Inspy Fiction Coming Soon Mountain of Love and Danger,  a Fairwilde Reflection Novella   Jack Greenthumb finds romance in Fairwilde Kingdom—a different day—a different girl. Then a cruel mystery begins. Dad’s beaten, the family farm destroyed and Jack’s true love, Gwendolyn Bante, kidnapped. Jack’s undercover operation reveals Gwenie’s a captive atop a mountain accessible only by helicopter. Reaching her is a dangerous expedition even for a champion rock climber like Jack. However, a Greenthumb Acres employee plants a miraculous seed from Heaven for the rescue. Suspense mounts as Jack scales the perilous cliff to face a brute and a treacherous descent in this retelling of t

Looking Out the Window: Ada Brownell Talks about Writing and Her Latest Book, The Lady Fugitive. Give Away.

  A Warm Welcome to Ada Brownell   Ada will give away a copy of Joe the Dreamer, either paper or e-book. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below.  When Joe's parents disappear, he becomes the target of the radical militant group that enslaves them and his fate could be worse than death.   Hi Ada, first, tell us a little about yourself. I’m the youngest of eight children, six of us redheads, not including Mama. One by one my family became born-again Christians after I was born. Our house was filled with gospel singing and instrumental music. I’ve been a Bible student most of my life and started writing for Christian publications at age 15. I worked as a reporter for 17 years, mostly for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo, and have a degree in mass communications.  My husband was a telegraph operator for the Rio Grande Railroad . We lived in a cabin on top of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, in railroad depots and even in a railroad  car. God blesse

Looking Out the Window: Jennifer Slattery Shares a Beautiful Devotional and Talks about Her New Book, Beyond I Do. She'll Give Away a Copy.

  A Warm Welcome to Jennifer Slattery To enter to win a copy of Beyond I Do , leave a comment with your name and an e-mail address. Closed Door   I’m not sure when this started or where it came from, but somehow, over the years, my view of obedience has become tainted. I’ve heard so much about open and closed doors and letting go and letting God that I’ve developed this idea that obedience is going to be easy. And successful. But when I read the Bible, that’s not what I see. Consider how many doors Moses had slammed in his face. His own people opposed him, Pharaoh ridiculed him, and the harder Moses pushed, the worse things became. At least initially. And what about Joshua and his encounter with Jericho? He didn’t just have a closed door. He had an entire, seemingly impenetrable, wall standing in his way. Then there’s the prophet Elijah. His life wasn’t exactly a bed of roses. At times, he even thought his work was pointless. But he kept on. As did Isaiah, John the Bapti