Every Bride Needs a Groom (Brides with Style, #1) by Janice Thompson

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town–the very same day Katie wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–catch on to her humiliation if she does?

Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers adore.

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Every Bride Needs a Groom is In Stores Now!

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson Brides with Style, #1 Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Pages: 336 Trade Paperback & eBook Date Published: April 2015 Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town–the very same day Katie wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–catch on to her humiliation if she does? Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers. . .

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What is your favorite romance novel from the Tudor era?

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  Sandra Byrd‘s novels took up quite a few of my hours in reading time immersing me in the Tudor Romance genre. The Ladies in Waiting series was exhilarating. Full of a bit of mystery, plenty of romance, and independent women vying for respect. Also the Gilbert Morris books, which apparently prequel a classic Winslow series kept me up well into the night wanting to know what would happen to this next Winslow heir. What are the books that keep you up in the night enrapted in the time frame of the British Tudor era? Are they romance? Are they tinged with mystery? Please do share your favorite Tudor Romance!

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The Creole Princess (Gulf Coast Chronicles, #2) by Beth White

Beth, the author, is a music teacher by-day and I think that lends itself over into her writing as it amusingly poetical at times with a fine rhythm. As a genealogist, I’ve found that the American Revolutionary War is my favorite war-time to research and study.

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The Trouble with Patience is In Stores Now!

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan Virtues and Vices of the Old West, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 336 Trade Paperback & eBook Date Published: February 2015 Publisher: Revell Books Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the “hanging lawman”–and finds both betrayal and love.. . .

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Exclusive Julie Lessman’s Surprised by Love Chapter Excerpt

“My favorite scene is a very heated and emotional exchange between Logan and Cait when she tells him she’s decided to court his arch enemy and ex-best friend, the man who destroyed his engagement to Cait the first time around. I’m one of those authors who loves LOTS of drama and angst, and trust me—this scene has in spades. :)”

A SURPRISED BY LOVE_HIGH-RES COVERI just had to have the privilege of sharing this scene with you! However as Julie says, it is a bit long, so I’ve posted it in a separate post for those that wish to throw themselves into the emotion and read it now. 🙂 You can find that post HERE.

It’s pretty long—six pages…

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Coming Soon from the PEN, Please Welcome Julie Lessman!

I love my PEN posts, and this is perhaps the one that I’ve been most excited about all year. I have a handful of favorite authors, not just for their writing, but for my personal relationship with them as well and dear Julie is one of them. I feel blessed to have her here on my blog and in my life and I’m delighted to share her thoughts with you today!

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