Friday Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 10/23/15

Happy Friday! I hope this week was filled with many blessings. I hope you’ve been eagerly awaiting the sales post. My author friends have shared with me their upcoming releases as well as some giveaways.



1. Beverly Lewis’ The Thorn
I happen to see this book is for free via my Facebook sale. So if you check today and it’s not, I’m sorry. You can get it free on Kindle.​

Here’s the back cover copy: “Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.
Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop’s foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose’s sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding?
Rose’s older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband. Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire–and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband’s wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?”

You can find Ms. Lewis at her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads. Happy Reading!​​


2. Christy Barritt’s Hazardous Duty
The first novel in Ms. Barritt’s Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Hazardous Duty, is free on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “Buying a gun to kill your wife: $3,000
Hiring Trauma Care to clean afterward: $1,500
Having that same cleaner uncover evidence that frames you: Priceless
On her way to completing a degree in forensic science, Gabby St. Claire drops out of school and starts her own crime scene cleaning business. When a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong person is in jail. But the owner of the weapon is a powerful foe . . . and willing to do anything to keep Gabby quiet.
With the help of her new neighbor, Riley Thomas, a man whose life and faith fascinate her, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right person is put behind bars. Can Riley help her before another murder occurs?”

You can find Ms. Barritt at her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads. Happy Reading!​​​

Upcoming Releases


​1. Vikki Kestell’s Tabitha (Girls from the Mountain, Book 1)
Ms. Kestell’s latest novel, Tabitha, releases November 2nd. It is available for pre-order on Kindle at $4.99.

Here’s the blurb: “From the author of the groundbreaking series, A Prairie Heritage, comes the compelling story of fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Tabitha Hale. Rescued from a life of depravity, Tabitha gives her heart to God and her life to nursing. As this tenacious, redeemed woman perseveres toward the vocation God has placed on her life, her temper and stubborn independence stand between her and this selfless aspiration. Will Tabitha pass the trial by fire that is necessary for God to truly use her?
 And what is Tabitha to do with her feelings for Mason Carpenter, the man who simply refuses to give up on her? Is it even possible for God to ordain a shared future for two such different people, both with fervent callings upon their hearts?
 When the Great War erupts in Europe, Carpenter leaves for England to train British pilots to fly reconnaissance missions over Belgium and France. Soon after, Tabitha hears God asking her to nurse the war wounded. However, because America has not joined in the fight, Tabitha has few options. Will the elite British Nursing Service make a place for her? Will they accept the services of an American volunteer? And will Tabitha and Mason overcome the differences that stand between them?
 Revisit Palmer House—a most extraordinary refuge for young women rescued from prostitution. Renew your acquaintance with Rose Thoresen, Joy Michaels, and the others who live at Palmer House. Glimpse the years between Stolen and Lost Are Found.”

You can find Ms. Kestell on her Website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Happy pre-ordering! ​​​​


2. Cindy Thomson’s Sofia’s Tune
Ms. Thomson’s latest novel in the Ellis Island series, Sofia’s Tune, will be released on November 1st. You can pre-order the novel for $4.99 on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “In Sofia’s Tune, we meet Sofia Falcone, a young woman who has been living in New York only a short time when she is stunned to discover a family secret, one that soon sends her beloved mother into a mental institution. Scrambling to keep her job and care for her mother, Sofia is convinced confronting the past will heal all wounds, but her old world Italian family wants to keep the past in the past.
During this time, she encounters Antonio, a Vaudeville pianist with a street-smart dog, seeking to discover why his father was mysteriously killed. Their crossed paths uncover a frightening underworld in Little Italy. Bringing the truth to light may cost Sofia’s mother’s sanity, Antonio’s career, and the livelihoods of countless immigrants. Change is on the horizon, but it may not bring what they expect.”​​​

You can follow Ms. Thomson’s career on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Happy pre-ordering!​


 3. Colette Harrell’s ​Tell the Truth the Devil Won’t
Ms Harrell’s latest release will be available October 27th. It’s available to pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Booktopia.

Here’s the blurb: “The Love Zion members are in the middle of a spiritual tsunami. The flood has them up to their necks, deep in muck and mire, and treading water looking for a life raft. 
The full-figured Esther Redding doesn’t realize it, but she desperately needs a change. Her Cinderella tiara is tarnished, and her glass slippers are cracked.
Briggs Stokes has always had a soft spot for Esther. She was in his blood, and he didn’t want a transfusion. When he returns to Detroit, he decides that nothing will keep him from her door. Well, nothing but once reformed bad girl Monica Stokes Custer. She’s Briggs’s ex, and she wants to be his “give me one more chance again” wife. The tug of war that ensues may be the catalyst that destroys the person they both love the most.”

You can find Ms. Harrell at her Website, Facebook, and Twitter. ​Happy pre-ordering!


4. Shannon L. Brown’s Falling for Alaska
Ms. Brown’s latest novel, Falling for Alaska​, is available for pre-order on Kindle for 99c.

Here’s the blurb: “When Jemma Harris inherits a house from her great-aunt in Palmer, Alaska, she quits her tedious corporate job and catches the next plane out of Atlanta. She intends to carry through with her plan to sell the furniture she flips—buys cheaply and rehabs—at large flea markets, then open a retail storefront. The business should work just as well in Alaska, despite her difficult but gorgeous neighbor. Or will it?
Nathaniel Montgomery lives on the outskirts of small-town Palmer and enjoys working at home amid the peace and quiet. When the new owner of the house across the street begins sawing and creating chaos, his life is turned upside down. His difficult childhood makes close relationships challenging—then a stray puppy begins to thaw his heart.”

You can find Ms. Brown on her Website, Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest. ​Happy pre-ordering!​



1. Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
Author Jo Huddleston is having a giveaway from October 22nd to 27th. She is giving away a copy of Kelly Irvin’s ​The Bishop’s Son on her blog.

Here is the back cover blurb: “Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father’s store, but she can’t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them. Jesse may be the bishop’s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?
Then there’s Will, Jesse’s cousin. He has been trying to keep his feelings for Leila a secret, but he also knows Jesse is wrestling with his faith. Would declaring his feelings for Leila be in her best interest or simply serving his own selfish desires?
Leila knows she can choose Will and be secure in her own future. But when her heart speaks, it’s Jesse’s name she hears. When will God make His will known to her? Could leaving everything she knows—even her own faith—be a part of God’s plan?”

You can find Ms. Irvin at her Website and purchase the novel on Amazon.​ Happy Entering!​​​


2. Dawn Crandall’s ​The Bound Heart
​Ms. Crandall has two giveaways for the second book in The Everstone Chronicles. ​You can enter the first giveaway on Goodreads. The second giveaway is through the rafflecopter below.

Here’s the back cover blurb: “One accidental kiss from Lawry Hampton. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt’s world upside-down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn’t have the time or the desire to fall for her best friend. But with Vance out of the country, and with Lawry at her side nearly every day, teaching her what the world is like through the eyes of a little orphan girl named Wynn–Meredyth can’t deny that what’s holding her to Vance is nothing more than a desire to redeem herself from her past.
Will she marry Vance once he returns from Europe? Or will she be strong enough to break free from the tangled web she’s convinced she deserves, and accept that God’s plan for her life includes redemption…and, quite possibly, Lawry Hampton?”

You can find Ms. Crandall at her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads. Happy Entering!​​

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