Friday, October 09, 2009

Excerpt - A MEASURE OF MERCY by Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling is an amazing woman and writer. I am so blessed to have met her. She's an amazing storyteller, plus her personality is warm, gentle, and encouraging. I have loved talking to her, being encouraged by her, soaking in her wisdom, and witnessing her dedication to her stories. You don't want to miss any of her books!


This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


A Measure of Mercy


Bethany House (October 1, 2009)


by


Lauraine Snelling


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning and best selling author Lauraine Snelling began living her dream to be a writer with her first published book for young adult readers, Tragedy on the Toutle, in 1982. She has since continued writing more horse books for young girls, adding historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers to her repertoire. All told, she has up to sixty books published.

Shown in her contemporary romances and women’s fiction, a hallmark of Lauraine’s style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German, and she has won the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

As a most sought after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Her readers clamor for more books more often, and Lauraine would like to comply ... if only her paintbrushes and easel didn’t call quite so loudly.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a cockatiel named Bidley, and a watchdog Basset named Chewy. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her.

Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. She learns he's left town--again. Believing Joshua no longer loves her, Astrid makes an impetuous, heart-wrenching decision.

Will she regret the choice she's made? Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

Excerpt of chapter one:

A Measure of Mercy

2 comments :

  1. Nice excerpt. Thanks for the introduction.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want to read this book! Thanks for the info.
    Also, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I chose your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award! Tomorrow I will post the info for the award. Please stop by!
    Here is my URL:
    http://continuousdelights.blogspot.com/
    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...