Treasure Is Found Where Least Expected

Treasure Is Found Where Least Expected Book 3 of the Popular Backwoods Brides Series A treasure hunter finds more than fortune in Texas in the latest from popular historical romance author, Marcia Gruver. Set for publication in July 2012, Hunter’s Prize is the third and final installment of the Backwoods Brides series. Pearson Foster has high hopes for finding the lost cargo of a sunken steamer when he arrives in Marshall, Texas. Yet he soon hears of an even more valuable treasure hidden somewhere in town. Addie McRae accepts a job as a governess to young Cedric Whitfield, unaware that danger is near. When the Whitfield household suddenly becomes the target of a string of robberies and an attempted kidnapping, Addie turns to Pearson for help—and provides the perfect opportunity for Pearson to find the treasure before it falls into unscrupulous hands. But will unexpected attraction get the better of. . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, please welcome historical author Marcia Gruver!

Marcia Gruver’s southern roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. Look for both in her Texas Fortunes and Backwoods Brides series. When she’s not perched behind a keyboard, you’ll find her clutching a game system controller or riding shotgun on long drives in the Texas Hill Country. What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? I love to write, but it’s an all-consuming passion. I decided that if I was going to spend so much time and energy on a hobby, it should glorify God and lift up the cross. Before long, I began to see writing inspirational fiction as a ministry rather than a way to pass the time.   Do you write any other genres? Nothing yet published. I have several idea files filled with contemporary, literary, and even speculative fiction stories. I love to experiment and will likely complete some of. . .

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Second Book of the Breathtaking Backwoods Brides Series

Spellbinding Romance in an Old Mississippi Setting Second Book of the Breathtaking Backwoods Brides Series Uhrichsville, OH – Explore the Natchez Trace along with a bandit who strives to trade his scandalous past for a respectable future with an innkeeper’s daughter. Due to release in October 2011, award-winning author Marcia Gruver delivers romance, adventure, and hours of reading pleasure in Bandit’s Hope. Reddick “Tiller” McRae, growing tired of the outlaw life, is thinking about settling down. When he falls for an innkeeper’s daughter, he becomes determined to change his ways. But is it too late to redeem his heart and soul? Mariah Bell runs an inn along the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi. To protect her aging father and their business from violent outlaw gangs, she needs to snatch herself a strong, trustworthy husband—and quick. What will she do when she finds out the man she desires is wanted in. . .

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New Releases Pages… coming soon!

I’m working on getting some organization and new release pages to show off covers of upcoming titles and link to their Goodreads pages for more information… Let me know your thoughts… Actual page is here: http://chf.creativemadnessmama.com/november-2010-releases/ *Click on a publisher logo to head to their website *Click on a book cover to head to the Goodreads Book Page (If you buy, please consider using one of my affiliate links on www.CreativeMadnessMama.com)

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Trilogy All-in-One Great Historicals from Barbour Books!!!

I am really excited about the month of November and it’s not just because my birthday is November 18th (*hint* Mama needs a nook…) but really one of the main reasons I am excited is because Barbour Books, one of my favorite publishers for Christian Historical Fiction is re-releasing some of my favorite author series in omnibus editions. Today I finally have some of them in my hands and let me tell you they are gorgeous! Charles Towne Belles Trilogy by M. L. Tyndall (aka MaryLu Tyndall) has a gorgeous lavender side binding and the cover has a sun kiss over the sea that is rather a combination of all the titles — use the brightness from The Red Siren, the orange and yellow tones from The Blue Enchantress, and the lastly the lavender and pink hues from The Raven Saint. This is a large trade paperback book with 952. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Emmy’s Equal

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! October 21st‘s Wild Card author was: Marcia Gruver and the book: Emmy’s Equal Barbour Books (October 9, 2009) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Gruver lives with her husband in Huffman, Texas, and has published. . .

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CFBA: Chasing Charity by Marcia Gruver

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing Chasing CharityBarbour Publishing (April 2009)byMarcia Gruver ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Gruver is a full time writer who hails from Southeast Texas. Inordinately enamored by the past, Marcia delights in writing historical fiction. Her deep south-central roots lend a Southern-comfortable style and a touch of humor to her writing. Awarded a three book contract by Barbour Publishing for full-length historical fiction, Marcia is busy these days pounding on the keyboard and watching the deadline clock. Diamond Duo, the first installment in the trilogy entitled Texas Fortunes, is scheduled for release in October 2008. Marcia won third place in the 2007 ACFW Genesis contest and third in the 2004 ACFW Noble Theme contest. Another entry in 2004 finished in the top ten. She placed second in the 2002 Colorado Christian Writer’s contest for new authors, securing a spot in an upcoming compilation book. “I Will. . .

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FIRST: Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Marcia Gruver and the book: Diamond Duo Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Gruver is a full time writer who hails from Southeast Texas. Inordinately enamored by the past, Marcia delights in writing historical fiction. Her deep south-central roots lend a Southern-comfortable style and a touch of humor to her writing. Awarded a three book contract by Barbour Publishing for full-length historical fiction, Marcia is busy these days pounding on the keyboard and watching the deadline clock. Diamond. . .

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Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver

published October 1st 2008 by Barbour Publishing, Inc binding Paperback isbn 1602602050 (isbn13: 9781602602052) pages 288 Get ready to burn the midnight oil with Diamond Duo, a suspense-filled historical romance that will keep you reading with a white-knuckled grip. When Bertha Biddle meets an enigmatic charmer named Annie Monroe, she’s hoping to learn from her the art of how to woo a man. But just how far will Bertha go to win her heart’s desire? One woman’s miserable end still haunts the town of Jefferson, Texas, today. Part One: DIAMOND DUO – Fall 2008 1877 Jefferson, TexasBertha Biddie’s in love. The fellow seems interested, but something’s holding him back. When a charismatic stranger rolls in on the northbound train offering to teach Bertha the art of wooing her man she leaps at the chance. But when the woman is found cruelly murdered, Bertha realizes their meeting held eternal significance. Thaddeus. . .

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