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Looking out the Window: Karen Malley Talks About A Second Chance for Grace. Gives Away an E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Karen Malley To win an e-Book of A Second Chance for Grace leave a comment and an email address below.  Hi Karen, let's talk about your writing. Where do you get ideas for your books? From everywhere! From people I talk with in real life, from news stories, even sometimes from dreams. Anything can become a story. After I finished Following the Sparrows, I knew I wanted to continue the story of some of the secondary characters. Mac’s occupation was defined in the first novel, but I needed to flesh out Susan a little more. At some point I read an article about interesting jobs, and one of them was apartment manager. The article said sometimes folks leave unusual items behind. Suddenly Susan’s job and a creative twist to the story was born. Do you have to juggle writing with a job, family responsibilities or other obligations? How do you balance it? Honestly, juggling is a good word for it. I work full time as a scientist (which was the inspiration for the heroine i

Looking Out the Window: Award Winning Author Tanya Agler Talks about The Soldier's Unexpected Family, Her Latest Harlequin Heart Warming Romance. Gives Away an E-Book of The Sheriff's Second Chance, Shares Recipes

 A Warm Welcome to Tanya Agler Tanya's included lots of goodies! There's a character interview and recipes, so check out all of the fun things. She'll give away an e-Book of The Sheriff's Second Chance , an earlier Harlequin Heartwarming Romance. To enter to win leave an email address and a comment below. I’d like to start by thanking Gail for hosting me on her blog today. Thank you so much, Gail, for having me and introducing your readers to my books. It’s my pleasure to have you. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Thanks for asking. My father was in the military and I moved often as a child. I went to twelve different schools before I attended the University of Georgia where I met my husband. We married while he was in pharmacy school and I was still in law school. After graduation, we continued living in Georgia and welcomed our first daughter. Now, I’m a write-at-home mother of four, and my family recently adopted a rescue beagle, whom we named Linus. Lots of writ

Looking in the Window: Cooking up a Mystery Goes on Tour with a $40 Amazon Gift Card as a Prize

   Reviews, a Contest and a Book Sale Hot Off the Press this morning - See below for The Texas Book-aholic entire review! Cooking up a Mystery's touring blogs with Celebrate Lit from now through April 22. In honor of the tour Pelican Book Group has put Cooking up a Mystery  e-Books on sale for $1.99 from now until April 15th. About Cooking up a Mystery  Laney Eskridge worked to put her husband through dental school. Then he left with another woman. She's on edge from the emotional scars and her parents' deaths. Then she hears unexplained noises in her new tea house, and her anxiety is tripled. Add a budding romance with Eric—a guy with a fear of commitment—and it's all too much to handle. She cuts ties with Eric and plunges into making her business pay off.  When Eric discovers that Laney's in danger, he vows to protect her. But can he make a lasting promise? Will she trust him? . . .and when they overhear a threat that could cause national turmoil, will anyone bel

Looking Out the Window: Susan Aken Talks about Unshakable, Unbreakable Joy: A 10-Week Bible Study

A Warm Welcome To Susan Aken Hi, Susan tell us a little about yourself and your Bible study. I’m waiting for that phone call from God. Moses, the man God called to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, spoke to God face to face. Saul, who wrote much of the New Testament, met Jesus on the road to Damascus and heard Him speak audibly. How often do we wish God would communicate so directly with us? We want clear directions. We do have detailed guidance from Him in His word, the Bible. To truly understand God and His will it’s crucial to know and comprehend Scripture. God never leads us contradictory to His word and His revelation to us is complete. To truly understand God and His will, it’s crucial to know and comprehend Scripture. God never leads us contrary to His word and His revelation to us is complete. The first step to hear from God is to know the Bible well . He most often speaks to us through its message. We don’t see God’s face, but we can still talk to Him direc


  ​ Rejoice! He Is Risen! We're turning the corner after a year of trials and tribulation, and Easter's the perfect time to give thanks to God for being with us, helping and comforting us. He is our rock. It's also time to remember Christ's Gospel of Love and His sacrifice for our salvation. It's time to think of new beginnings. " For God so Loved the World he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 photo courtesy of Photo Bucket "They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified..." Matthew 20: 18 - 19 Photo Courtesy of Photo Bucket On the third day he rose from the dead! He conquered death and lives with us today. We are commissioned to "Go into the world and preach the Gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15 Photo courtesy of Google Happy Easter  

Looking Out the Window: American Christian Fiction Writers April New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website Contemporary Romance: Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter -- It’s finally time for Sophie Lawson to follow her own pursuits. Brother Seth has a new job, and sister Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance. When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around?  And will he find the courage to risk his heart? (Contemporary Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan))  Surviving Carmelita by Susan Miura -