Jennifer Slattery’s Breaking Free

BreakingFree_N1664109My guest this week is Jennifer Slattery. I met Jennifer at the Blue Ridge Conference several years ago. She has since become my crit partner and friend. Breaking Free is her 4th book.

Tell me about Breaking Free. Give us the back cover of the book.

I’d love to! Breaking Free is a women’s fiction about a woman nearly destroyed by shame and her husband’s sin who’s forced to make an impossible choice—save her marriage or her kids.

From the back cover:

Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters.

Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can …

Miriam Scavenger Hunt

I’m so excited to be a part of this scavenger hunt blog hop in celebration of the launch of Mesu Andrews’ second book in her Treasures of the Nile series, Miriam!

Miriam Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop

I realize most of you are probably already “on the hunt”, but if you just happened on this page first, you’ll want to hop on over to the start of the hunt at Mesu’s blog and then you’ll finish your journey at At the bottom of this post, you can find the full list of stops for the entire hunt. Between March 15th and 20th, click on the next link, head over to the page, meet a new book-lover, and read their thoughts about Miriam. Somewhere in each post there will be a single word that is in BOLD AND ALL CAPITALS. Write it down. (The words “Home” and “Good Luck” are not secret words …

Tanya Eavenson’s Restored

Restored_1400x2100I’m going to take a break from my Thankful Alphabet in March and introduce you to some new books by some wonderful authors. Today I’d like to you to meet one of my very dearest friends and critique partners, Tanya Eavenson. She is the author of the inspiring contemporary fiction Unconditional and its brand-new sequel, Restored.  

Leave a comment with your email at the end for a chance to win a free ebook copy of Restored. Deadline Wednesday, March 9, midnight EST. Winner will be announced in next week’s blog.

Tell us about Restored.

Restored is the second book in the Unending Love series and it has taken me about six years to write. Not that it was difficult, I mean, it’s a story I wanted to write, one I knew I could write, but something was missing.

Four years ago, Carole and I attended the Blue …

Connie Almony Flees From Evil

Flee From EvilI’ve known Connie for many years. She lives right up the road from me in Maryland and I am delighted to host her here on my blog. She has four books out now, and she’s here to tell us about her latest.

Tell me about the story of Flee from Evil.

It’s a story I first conceptualized almost twenty years ago after seeing the Mel Gibson movie, Ransom. I’d just started reading Christian Fiction at that time and wondered while watching the movie, how could this story be written from a Christian point-of-view? Then, because I love a good thread of romance, I also wondered, how could it be made into a romance? Some ideas swam around my head and just wouldn’t leave. A decade or so later, I decided to get serious about writing, but for some reason this was not the story I started with. I think God …

Five Fascinating Women of Heart

Women of HeartMy fellow Trekker Sharon Srock is part of a wonderful anthology that releases this month. I’m delighted to have her as my guest today to tell us about the book and her part in it.

Tell me about the story of Women of Heart.
This is a collection of five full-length stories that feature women in all walks of life, meeting the challenges tossed into their path and overcoming with their faith in God.

Give us the backcover blurbs (actually five!) of the book.

Sweet Waters by Julie Carobini

Jilted Tara Sweet leaves Missouri to chase after the fairy tale life she and her sisters once knew in Otter Bay. Soon she meets handsome but complicated firefighter Josh Adams and a host of mysterious faces from long ago. But what happens when truth is one secret after another, lies unfold, and the fairy tale turns out to be a …

Giveaway: Stephanie Landsem’s The Tomb

The TombMy friend Stephanie Landsem’s The Tomb released Tuesday. It is a masterful telling of the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. I’m so very delighted to have her visit us today.

Tell me about the story of The Tomb, A Novel of Martha.

The Tomb is a surprising story of Martha and her siblings, Mary and Lazarus. As I say in a letter to readers at the beginning of the book, this story is not an attempt to recount the historical events that took place in Bethany two thousand years ago. Instead, it is a re-imagining of how Martha, a woman who was “anxious and worried about many things,” might have been transformed into the faith-filled woman of John 11:22, who said to Jesus—as her brother lay in his tomb—“Even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”

Give us the backcover blurb of …

Mesu Andrews’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Mesu-Andrews-Pharaohs-DaughterThese were the children of Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married. ~1 Chronicles 4:18

I love biblical fiction, and Mesu writes some of the best. Her latest, The Pharaoh’s Daughter is breathtaking. It is the story of Anippe, daughter of Horemheb, sister of King Tut, pharaoh of the Exodus. Terrified of dying in childbirth, it is she who finds Moses in the Nile, and passes him off as her son by her husband, Egyptian captain Sebak.

The Pharaoh’s Daughter is a brilliant study of the sometimes brutal beauty of ancient Egypt. The viciousness of her brother and father are a stark contrast to Anippe’s soft and often confused heart. Motherhood and its responsibilities, effects, and choices, and in all its variations, is explored in depth through the life of Anippe and others.

The novel follows Anippe from before her marriage through Moses’s adulthood. Her life follows a torturous path, …

D. M. Webb’s 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir

D. M. Webb, a friend of mine, has released 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir. Written after too many deaths and other losses, it is a very personal journey which she has shared to help others.

30 Days

30 Days

30 Days is a collection of devotions designed to reach out and uplift especially those who have dealt with death, divorce, and single parenting. But since it is garnered from the lessons learned from Daphne’s own spiritual journey, there is plenty of wisdom inside its pages for all of us.

The 30 “chapters” are two-three pages each. They begin with a personal story and a reflection, and lead to a Biblical application that can benefit anyone, regardless of circumstances. They are designed to be read one per day, but I must admit it’s hard to stop at one.

Back Cover: Do you desire to no longer be alone? Do you yearn for …

Enter In The Shadow of Jezebel Giveaway!

In-the-shadow-of-JezebelThe Story

In a kingdom controlled by cruel and manipulative women, one princess will discover the power of truth and love

Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments.

To further Athaliah and Jezebel’s strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh’s temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family–and the nation–she loves?

With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of …

Join the Hunt! Mesu’s In the Shadow of Jezebel

Today I have the latest book by award-winning Mesu Andrews, and you have several chances to win an amazing prize package! We are having a scavenger hunt! Wanna play? Read the rules and then jump right in!

Somewhere in my review below, there is a single word that is in BOLD AND ALL CAPITALS. Write it down. Then, go to the other stops to find more hidden words. Once you have all the words, unscramble them to find a verse from the Scriptures. You can enter it into the Rafflecopter on any of the stops to have a chance to
win a great prize from Mesu herself!

In the Shadow of Jezebel Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop March 1-4

About the Book

Title: In the Shadow of Jezebel

Author: Mesu Andrews

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Revell

Print Length: 417 pages

Summary (Amazon):

Princess Jehosheba wants
nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah,
daughter of the notorious