To Whisper Her Name Kindle e-book is on sale for $0.99 for however long the sale lasts (sometimes they don't tell us, and this is one of those times). If you've read and enjoyed Ridley and Olivia's story, would you consider sharing this sale with two or three friends who love historical fiction/romance too? I'd appreciate it!
It's TO WIN HER FAVOR, the second standalone novel in the Belle Meade Plantation series which releases April 2015. Thanks, friends, for reading and for always asking about what I'm writing next. Appreciate you! What do you think about the cover?
ABOUT To Win Her Favor:
A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse be a champion. But the one man who can help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing for good.
An Irishborn son far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and start a farm. Yet starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he doesn’t dare accept. Yet, cannot possibly refuse. Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the annual Drayton Stakes at Nashville’s racetrack––the richest race run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance, and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder, Maggie’s father––aging, yet wily as ever––makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail––Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself. Cullen and Maggie need each other in order to achieve their dreams. But their stubborn, wounded hearts––and the escalating violence from a "secret society" responsible for lynchings and midnight raids––may prove too much for even two such determined souls.
From a Distance e-book is $1.99 through 7/27 on all participating e-book vendors. And thanks to you friends, it's already #1 in several categories. Let me know if you've nabbed it, and if you've taken Daniel and Elizabeth's journey with me yet! And please, would you share this sale with 2 or 3 friends who perhaps haven't read this yet? I'd be so grateful.
What happens when the realization of a dream isn't what you imagined. . . and the secret you've spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare?
Determined to become one of the country's premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life.
Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, is a man shackled by his past, and he'll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt. He's a man of his word, but repaying that debt could bring secrets from his past to light.
Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth's lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met...from a distance.
From a Distance, the 2009 Christy Award winner for Best Historical
In celebration of Diann Hunt's upcoming Hallmark movie (airing this Saturday, July 19) her book For Better or For Worse is available digitally for only $2.99 for the next week (ends 7/21.)
Di was a precious friend to many of us on Inspired By Life and Fiction, and all of us who loved her would appreciate it so much if you would share this special deal with your friends and family! Can you help us spread this far and wide?
About the book: She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground?
Wendy Hartline is finally starting to settle into the single life. After a difficult season of grief following her husband's death, she's taken over the family business of coordinating memorable weddings. Life has become . . . comfortable. Then the charming and incredibly frustrating Marco Amorini opens a legal practice--specializing in divorces--right next to her wedding chapel and stirs up everything.
Wendy learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances in this hilarious story of the pleasures and pains of new love in midlife.
I hope you'll buy Di's e-book this week and enjoy her love of laughter and her flair for writing a fabulous story, and that you'll grab a friend on Saturday and watch the movie! I'll be reading and watching this week too.
Have you read one of Di's books? Are you Hallmark Movie lover? One of my favorite Hallmark movies ever is Grace & Glory. Do you remember that one? Do you have a Hallmark favorite?
A favor… If you've read this book and enjoyed it, would you consider leaving a 2-3 sentence review on one of the vendor sites listed above? And perhaps share this sale with 2-3 friends you think might enjoy it too? I'd be so grateful. Have you read Wyatt and McKenna's story yet?
Join me on Innovate4Jesus on Tuesday, July 8, at 1PM Central as fellow authors Suzanne Woods Fisher, Beth Guckenberger, and I chat with Justin Blaney about what we've learned about effective storytelling.
I drove down on Sunday to be with my sweet dad who's been suffering from TIAs (mini-strokes) and other related issues. It's so hard to see those you love hurting.
On Sunday when I arrived, he was not doing well at all, but what a difference the past 24 hours and YOUR PRAYERS have made! Thank you for offering prayers for his strength and healing.
The TIAs seem to have stopped (though, as many of you know, there's really no way to stop them completely, they're the body's warning sign of blood clots), and his issues of dizziness, nausea, and splitting headaches are subsiding as well. He's actually eating again and took three shorts walks yesterday. His balance and mobility are improving each time. He might be coming home today, we'll see.
This pic is of him on Monday afternoon talking on the phone with a fellow retiree and former co-worker from Life of Georgia (where Dad worked for 36 years). I love that he still has these friendships in his life all these years later. Doesn't he look great for what he's been through in recent days?
The three of us last night before I went back to their house
I'll likely head back to Nashville today. Esta (Dad's sweet wife) will take excellent care of him, I know. I have a first draft due next Friday and can hear the clock majorly ticking inside me. But I'm so grateful to have had this precious time with my dad. I've thanked my Heavenly Father repeatedly for giving me an earthly father who looks so much like him. It's made such a difference in my faith walk to have had Godly parents. I'm so grateful.
I'm also grateful, friends, that (as Eleanor says in A Beauty So Rare) our together forever started here. I appreciate you!
Who in your life has been a reflection of God the father and of Jesus for you?
If you've read this book and enjoyed it, would you consider sharing this with 2 or 3 friends today? I'd so appreciate it. I'll be posting videos we filmed on location at Belle Meade on my Facebook Page throughout the day, too, to give an inside glimpse of the real thoroughbred history of this magnificent antebellum mansion in Nashville, TN. Have *you* taken this journey with Ridley and Olivia yet?