Rebel by Linda Windsor {Preview}

With Merlin dead, the succession undecided, and the Celtic church on the defensive from Rome, intrigue sweeps the court of the High King Arthur. But it’s battlefield news that consumes Queen Gwenhyfar’s young scribe, Kella O’Toole: her fiancé is dead and her father gone missing.

Determined to find him at all costs, Kella defies the queen’s orders and sets out for Pictish territory. Her foster brother Alyn, a disillusioned priest who questions his calling, agrees to help her. The journey itself is perilous. But it’s their secrets that land Kella and Alyn in a viper’s nest of treachery that threatens both their lives and the future of Albion.

Can they summon the love and faith they need to find their way not only out of danger, but into happiness? Brilliantly researched, vividly imagined, and movingly written—a memorable climax to the Brides of Alba series.

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Ready to read Rebel? Read Healer for FREE!

In preparation for the release of the last novel in the Brides of Alba series Rebel, right now (March 12th) Healer is available for free (for a very limited time!). Start the first one for free on any of your eReaders and you’re bound to have to grab up Thief and Rebel as soon as you finish! Get for your Kindle it on Amazon.com As always, double check the price before you buy! In the time of King Arthur, a young female healer rescues a wounded stranger and grows to love him …but will their love bring pain or peace to their strife-torn Alba? Brenna of Gowrys has grown up in hiding – hunted by the O’Byrne clan, who fear her mother’s dying prophecy, and by her own kinsmen, who expect her to lead them against their oppressors. But Brenna is a gifted healer, not a witch or a warrior. . .

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How about a GIVEAWAY? – any takers?

Maybe it is the Christmas gift giving spirit… maybe it’s the incredible publicists… maybe it’s my husband needing to make me new bookshelves… Whatever it is I have giveaways! The more entries the more books to giveaway.. so tell your friends! Today, we have THREE copies of Healer, book one in the Brides of Alba series by Linda Windsor to giveaway thanks to the wonderfulness of Audra and The B&B Media Group. [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/KHXL5P2GhlM?rel=0 698 423] Head back to Creative Madness Mama to read the first chapter. Read Mimi @ Woven by Words fabulous review! Some great thoughts from Tweezle Reads Just One More Paragraph. And another review from Michelle V.’s Life in Review. Sixth-century Scotland—in the time of Arthur…. “The Gowrys’ seed shall divide your mighty house and bring a peace beyond the ken of your wicked soul.” Her mother’s dying prophecy to the chieftain Tarlach O’Byrne sentenced Brenna. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Healer by Linda Windsor

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Linda Windsor and the book: Healer: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With an. . .

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Guest Review & my thoughts: Maire

A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the “God-graced mountains and plains” of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara’s warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary — a Christian, no less — as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith. I was not pleased with this book. Maybe I didn’t know what I wasexpecting, but I kept turning the pages hoping to find something Iliked. The only part I respected was the Wedding Consummate scene andhow he respected her.. . .

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Wedding Bell Blues by Linda Windsor: a review

Wedding Bell Blues by Linda Windsor My review rating: 5 of 5 starsWhat a wonderful book. Avon Inspire impresses me once again. So far with all of their books I have read, I have loved, not just liked, but loved every single one! Previously, I have read Linda Windsor’s Scottish historical series and enjoyed it, but this book is way fabulous beyond that series. I cannot wait to read the sequel “For Pete’s Sake”. I’m glad I own it already, but it’s too bad that it’s packed for the move… *sigh* Alexandera, the main character in this story undergoes a lot of stress, and a lot of real life. Through her journey with family, friends, and Christ a reader can really get pulled into looking at where their own life is with listening silently to what we are to hear. I fully enjoyed this story with the ensemble of characters,. . .

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For Pete’s Sake by Linda Windsor

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing For Pete’s SakeBook Two of the Piper Cove Chronicles(Avon Inspire – April 1, 2008)byLinda Windsor ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Maryland author Linda Windsor has written some twenty-nine historical and contemporary novels for both the secular and inspirational markets, but she is most noted for delivering “The Lift of Laughter and Spirit” in her modern inspirational romances. A Christy finalist and winner of numerous industry awards, Linda has written for Multnomah Publishing (historical fiction and contemporary romances), Barbour Publishing (romcom novella), and Westbow Press (the Moonstruck romantic comedy trilogy). Wedding Bell Blues the first book in her new The Piper Cove Chronicles series, is featured on Avon Inspire’s launch list. In addition to writing and doing fiction-writing workshops at conferences across the country, Linda continues a music and lay speaking ministry started by her and her late husband, and she is a part-time financial analyst.. . .

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Awaken My Heart by DiAnn Mills

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingAwaken My HeartAvon Inspire (February 5, 2008) byDiAnn Mills ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. She is the author of numerous titles including novels, novellas, and a nonfiction. In addition, she’s written several short stories, articles, devotions, and has contributed to several nonfiction compilations. DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” Her desire is to show characters solving real problems of today from a Christian perspective through a compelling story. Several of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents, and she remains a favorite author by Heartsong Present’s readers. Two of her books have won short historical of the year by American Christian Fiction Writers both in 2003 and 2004.. . .

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