*Reading this one now and loving every page. Review to come when this weekend’s chaos is gone.* This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingShort-Straw BrideBethany House Publishers (June 1, 2012)byKaren WitemeyerABOUT THE AUTHOR: Karen Witemeyer is a deacon’s wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft historical romance novels that lift the spirit and nurture the soul. After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that. . .
Sometimes finding your future means making peace with your past
Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband’s gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says.
When a familiar–and most unexpected–face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?
With a large helping of Southern charm, Waiting for Sunrise is a touching story of family, young love, and the need for forgiveness. Eva Marie Everson expertly draws out the bittersweet moments of life, weaving them into a tale that will envelop your soul.
*This is a Guest Post written by Author Susan Higginbotham* As any writer knows, the Muse can strike unexpectedly, and sometimes at inconvenient times and places. Writers also know, however, that sometimes the Muse can be coaxed into a visit. In my case, I find that taking a shower often brings on an idea for a scene in my work in progress, for a blog post, or (when the muse is feeling stingy) a Facebook post or a Tweet. Why a shower perks me up creatively is beyond me. Maybe it’s the refreshing effect of all that warm water running over my head. Maybe a physical cleansing is accompanied by a mental cleansing. Maybe it’s since I can’t sing well enough to sing in the shower, I’m left with nothing to do but write in the shower! (If only Apple would introduce a waterproof iPad.) How do I decide what. . .
Everyone’s favorite fairy princess is going to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue’s wedding! In Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton’s THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS: HERE COMES THE FLOWER GIRL!, Gerry realizes it will be a small garden wedding instead of the lavish event of her dreams, and sets out to put her creative sparkle on everything from cakes to favors.