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Excerpt - Gone To Green by Judy Christie

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.31.2009 Gone to Green by Judy Christie Lois goes from being a corporate journalist at a large paper in the Midwest to the owner of The Green News-Item, a small twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and blessings into her life. When Lois pulls into Green on New Year’s Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people. She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2, she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with the most surprising people: troubled teenager Katy, good-looking catfish farmer Chris, wise and feisty Aunt Helen, and a female African-American physician named Kevin. Whether fighting a greedy, deceitful politician or rescuing a dog she fears, Lois notices the headlines in her life have definitely

Excerpt - LEAVING CAROLINA by Tamara Leigh

Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick, North Carolina, twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in LA. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler. Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s. Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle, she is unprepared for Uncle Obe’s rugged, blue-eyed gardener. So just who is Axel Smith? Why does he think making amends is more than just making restitution? And why, oh why, can’t she stay on task? With the Lord’s help, Piper is about to discover that although g

Excerpt - THE JUSTICE GAME by Randy Singer

The Justice Game by Randy Singer After the target of an investigative report storms a Virginia Beach news studio, he executes one of the anchors on live television before the SWAT team is able to take him down. Following the victim’s funeral, her family files a lawsuit against the gun company who manufactured the killer’s weapon of choice. The lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant—Kelly Starling and Jason Noble—are young, charismatic, and highly successful. They’re also easy blackmail targets, each harboring a personal secret so devastating it could destroy their careers. Millions of dollars—and more than a few lives—are at stake. But as Kelly and Jason battle each other, they discover that the real fight is with unseen forces intent on controlling them both. Buy from Christianbook.com Buy from Amazon.com To read an excerpt of this new title go to Chapter-a-Week . If you don't belong to Chapter a Week, it's free and easy to join. Just click here .

Excerpt - THE SWEETGUM LADIES KNIT FOR LOVE by Beth Pattillo

Today's Wild Card author is: Beth Pattillo and the book: Sweetgum Ladies Knit For Love WaterBrook Press (June 2, 2009) Once a month, the six women of the Sweetgum Knit Lit Society gather to discuss books and share their knitting projects. Inspired by her recently-wedded bliss, group leader Eugenie chooses “Great Love Stories in Literature” as the theme for the year’s reading list–a risky selection for a group whose members span the spectrum of age and relationship status. As the Knit Lit ladies read and discus classic romances like Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice, each member is confronted with her own perception about love. Camille’s unexpected reunion with an old crush forces her to confront conflicting desires. Newly widowed Esther finds her role in Sweetgum changing and is surprised by two unlikely friends. Hannah isn’t sure she’s ready for the trials of first love. Newcomer Maria finds her life turned upside-down by increasing family obli

Christmas!

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.27.2009 Camy here, and yes, I'm crazy for even thinking about Christmas in August. But there ya go. Click here to go to the Faithchick blog and read the rest of my Christmas musings.

Excerpt - THE FRONTIERSMAN'S DAUGHTER by Laura Frantz

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Frontiersman’s Daughter Revell (September 1, 2009) by Laura Frantz ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I was born and raised in Kentucky and my love of history goes deep - way back to the 18th-century when my family first came into the Bluegrass State. It will always be home to me, even though I now live with my husband, Randy, and my sons, Wyatt and Paul, in the misty woods of northwest Washington. I go back as often as I can to visit family and all the old haunts that I love. I grew up playing on the original site of Fort Boonesborough and swimming in the Kentucky River and climbing the Pinnacle near Berea and watching the great outdoor dramas of the early settlers. Often my cousins and brother and I would play in my Granny's attic and dress up in the pioneer costumes she made us and pretend to be Daniel Boone, Rebecca, Jemima, or the Shawnee. As I grew up I began to write stories and they were always historical,

2009 Denver - Alpaca farm

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.25.2009 On with my travel odyssey from July! While in Denver, Danica took me and Cheryl Wyatt to an alpaca farm! They were SO cute! I took a LOT of pictures, so rather than freaking out all my readers on dial-up, I posted the pics (with captions) on my Scrapbook blog: 2009 Denver - Alpaca farm

Yes or No meme

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.24.2009 Got this from Ronie Kendig ! You can ONLY answer Yes or No. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. -- and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming nothing is exactly as it seems. Now, here's what you're supposed to do. . . Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag as many of your friends as you'd like to. ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? YES Been arrested? NO Kissed someone you didn't like? NO Slept in until 5 PM? YES Fallen asleep at work/school? YES Held a snake? YES Ran a red light? YES Been suspended from school? NO Experienced love at first sight? NO Totaled your car in an accident? YES Been in a vehicle at more than 100 mph? NO Driven a vehicle at more than 100 mph? NO Been fired from a job? NO Fired somebody? NO Sang karaoke? YES Pointed a g

Excerpt - Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.24.2009 Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach Seth Braxton, a patriot of the American Revolution, unexpectedly inherits his loyalist grandfather's estate in England. Seth is torn between the land he fought for and the prospect of reuniting with his sister Caroline, who was a motherless child taken to England at the onset of the war. With no intention of staying permanently, Seth arrives to find his sister grieving over the death of her young son. In the midst of such tragedy, Seth meets Juleah, the daughter of an eccentric landed gentleman. Her independent spirit and gentle soul steal Seth's heart. After a brief courtship, they marry and she takes her place as the lady of Ten Width Manor, enraging the man who once sought her hand and schemed to make Ten Width his own. From the Virginia wilderness to the dark halls of an isolated English estate, Seth and his beloved Juleah inherit more than an ancestral home. They uncover a sinister plot that le

Excerpt - LOOK TO THE EAST by Maureen Lang

Here's a message from Maureen: Greetings! I'm eager to share the news about my newest book release. Have you ever wondered how many love stories have one war or another for a backdrop? Rather than counting, I decided to plunge ahead and add a few more titles. Look to the East is the first in a three book series, each one linked by a European, First World War setting—but little else, since each one is an independent story. So come along for a glimpse back, circa early 1900's, rural France . . . Look To The East by Maureen Lang A village under siege. A love under fire. France 1914 At the dawn of the First World War, the French village of Briecourt is isolated from the battles, but the century-old feud between the Toussaints and the de Colvilles still rages in the streets. When the German army sweeps in to occupy the town, families on both sides of the feud are forced to work together to protect stragglers caught behind enemy lines. Julitte Toussaint may have been ad