Wednesday, July 31, 2013

30 Days of Giveaways Wrapup

And we have our final two winners! The winner of the last Ring of Secrets is:

Kathy Walton!

And the winner of the Puritan prayers, Valley of Vision, is...

Emma! (augustlily)

Big congratulations to all our winners of July, and again my biggest, heartiest thanks for joining me for this month of celebration, reflection, and becoming acquainted.

I can't tell you all how awesome it's been to get to know everyone a bit and see such energy and enthusiasm around here. Though I can't promise continual giveaways anymore, I do hope you keep stopping by regularly for conversation. =) After today, I'll be going back to my standard Monday~Wednesday~Thursday routine, with special featured like reviews and interviews appearing occasionally on Tuesdays and Fridays.

And now to sum it all up with what this month was about--join me in officially welcoming into the world, my latest, Whispers from the Shadows, available at all the online retailers now, and should be showing up in stores no later than tomorrow!

I Love Her…Can I Trust Her?
I Love Him…Is He Safe?
1814—England and America are again at war. Sudden and implacable treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble in a moment’s time. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship bound for America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland. Yet after meeting the Lanes’ son, Thaddeus, Gwyn wonders how safe she is. For she discovers that this family trades in a dangerous commodity—espionage.

Thad Lane is a prominent citizen in the city of Baltimore. He has the ear of everyone, and he is in a unique position to pass on to leaders of government exactly what he hears. Not long after the beautiful and British Gwyneth Fairchild finds safe haven in his community, he experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is more than uncertain—it could be life threatening.

In the end, with the British advancing relentlessly on Baltimore, Thad and Gwyn have to trust in their shared faith in God to be a shield about them. To give them a future and a hope.
Thanks again!! Oh, and did you notice the new header up there? Here are my daily questions:

Whatcha think of the new look (matches my website) or
Where do you usually shop for books?

We have no Christian bookstore in our town, and only one very small BAM whose Christian Fiction section is miniscule, so I'm afraid most of mine is online. How about you?


  1. If at all possible I will buy my books at library book sales and garage sales, but when that fails (sadly often - no one seems to want to give up books that came out this past year), I typically resort to used bookstores and online. Now if money were not an issue . . .

    The new look is lovely - I've always been a fan of simple elegance.

    1. Thanks, Rachael. =) And I so get that--much of my purchasing is used too, though I've been making it a point lately to buy new the books of authors I really want to support. Something I could start doing more once I SOLD books, LOL. But yeah, I know *I* never want to part with them once I get them. ;-)

  2. I don't usually buy books unless I know I am going to love and adore them (like yours!) but when I do, it's usually the Family Christian Bookstore or Barnes & Nobles. I don't really do online shopping.

    Your new website and blog look is great! It's good to change things now and then.

  3. I really like your new look!

    I buy most of my books online at I've been buying from them since way before the store was online. I also buy from our local Lifeway bookstore as I really appreciate that we have a Christian bookstore available, so I do try to support them. I'm more likely to buy non-fiction books and materials there--like to use for my Sunday School class or Bible study.

    I'm looking forward to reading Ring of Secrets.

    1. Thanks!

      And a highlight of my year was always getting the CBD fiction catalogue. =) My mom and I would pour over it, dog-earing all the pages, LOL. Christmas for me was pretty easy. ;-)

  4. Roseanna, I love the new header! I meant to mention that yesterday, but I forgot when I read the blurb for your new book (the sequel you're working on).

    I get most of my new books at Lifeway, but I shop at BAM and Hastings sometimes too. Oh, and I can't forget to mention Half-Price Books! Online is last resort for me, but I do sometimes order from Amazon (mostly Kindle stuff) or (you can find great discounts there on used books!).


  5. I am a really eclectic book shopper because I'm a major cheapskate and my only form of employment is babysitting. I check multiple resources to find the best deal possible. Online I go to Amazon,,,, and sometimes eBay. And for store shopping I go to Half Price Books and Ollie's (GREAT prices-Christian Fiction for $1-5).

  6. REALLY like the new header. LOTS:)And I do most of my shopping for books online. ( is a great way to find lower prices.)