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

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website . Contemporary Romance: Hands of Grace by Brenda S. Anderson -- She's always looked for love in the wrong places. He wants nothing to do with love. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) Desert Willow by Patricia Beal -- A stubborn ballerina and a charming young officer are brought together by an old woman's dying wish and last love letter. (Contemporary Romance from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) A Gift to Cherish by Victoria Bylin -- Rafe Donovan, a cop from Cincinnati, is haunted by a recurring nightmare about the drug death of his high school sweetheart. Those nightmares force him to take leave from his job, seek help, and shelter in Refuge, where he pounds nails for his brother’s construction business. Rafe has no desire to stay in Wyoming. His goal is to get back to being a cop in Ohio as soon as possible. But then he meets Daisy Riley . .

Looking Out The Window: Leeann Betts Talks About Missing Deposits, Her Latest Mystery / Suspense. Includes a Giveaway.

A Warm Welcome to Leeann Betts Leeann will give away EITHER a print copy (U.S. residents only) OR an eBook of  Missing Deposits. To learn how to enter to win read to the end of the chapter excerpt below. Hi Leeann, first, tell us a little about yourself.  I am actually the alter ego of Donna Schlachter, who writes historical mystery. She created me because that’s what a publishing industry professional told her she should do. I’m really glad she did, because, like Frosty the Snowman, I came to life one day, and I’ve been enjoying every day since. Together we have written a couple of books on the craft of writing, and I get to tag along when she does research. Donna lets me write my own stuff, too, which is cool, because then people treat me like I’m a real person. Why do you write?  I guess I write because otherwise, there’d be no reason for me to exist. I know Donna writes because the stories are in there and they have to come out. For me, I like to see t

Looking Out The Window: The Inspiration For Hair Calamities and Hot Cash, a TopShelf 2020 Book Awards Nominee

I've been excited about Hair Calamities and Hot Cash since the day I planned to write it. It's inspired by my mother's beauty shop, set in the awe-inspiring North Carolina Mountains. Mother's shop was at the foothills of these magnificent peaks, but I placed the fictitious shop, Eve's Clips, at a higher elevation to allow for the breathtaking scenery. Yet, it was the atmosphere my mother created and the people who frequented the shop that motivated me to write about them. Getting a "do" at her salon served as a social gathering as well as a service. Customers who knew each other discussed how to make the latest recipe, what to do about world affairs and everything in between, including family relations, births, deaths and weddings. Clients planned showers, graduation parties and get-togethers for new neighbors while hair flew. Mostly townspeople showed up, and the spirit of the community overflowed. The residents had close friends, acquai

Looking Out The Window: Donna Schlachter Talks About Double Jeopardy, Her New Historical Romance. Gives Away An E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Donna Schlachter Donna will give away an e-Book of Double Jeopardy . To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below. Hi Donna, first, tell us a little about yourself.  I live in Denver with husband Patrick. As a hybrid author, I write historical suspense under my own name, and contemporary suspense under my alter ego of Leeann Betts. I’ve been published more than 30 times in novellas and full-length novels. I am a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Sisters In Crime, and Christian Authors Network; facilitate a critique group; and teach writing classes online and in person. I also ghostwrite, edit, and judge in writing contests. I love history and research, and travel extensively for both. I am represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management. Were you an avid reader as a child? Is so, what did you read? I was an avid reader. I’m the kid who rode her bike ten miles to the library, checked out ten books

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

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website . Contemporary Romance: A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount -- After an embarrassing failure, a prodigal retreats to a secluded cabin in backwoods Missouri where he encounters an intriguing young woman and an old guitar. When the message in the music touches his heart, will he make it home in time for Christmas? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired (Harlequin)) Star Rising by Janet W. Ferguson -- Star Youngblood tries to protect her employer, Mrs. Priscilla Kelly, from the woman’s neglectful son, an aspiring flight instructor who has issues with religion, but finds her own heart is at the greatest risk. (Contemporary Romanc, Independently Published) A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague -- Savannah, a widowed research librarian, goes to her twenty year class reunion and gets reacquainted with Michael, a former troublemaker who is now a professional technical rescuer. Be