This heartwarming novella invites readers to experience Christmas in Victorian Scotland, as the chill of a family misunderstanding gives way to the warmth of forgiveness.
Are you ready? Are you excited?! I am!! One of the best ways to find a good suggestion for a read is to check the award winners. While in children’s books we go for Caldecott Honor, Caldecott Medal and Newberry Medal… in Christian Fiction, it’s all about the Christy Awards. The winners will be announced on July 16th, and in preparation I want to share with you some reviews of 2012 Christy Award Nominees that I enjoyed. Starting with… Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs. How appropriate, as Liz was my introduction to Christian Historical Fiction in 2000, when my passion for the genre began. (And to think, that led me now to www.ChristianHistoricalFiction.com!) *Originally posted June 2011* Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs Sequel to Here Burns My Candle Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 464 Trade Paperback Date Published: March 15, 2011 Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah. . .
The emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle (WaterBrook Press, 2010) soars to a triumphant finish in Mine Is the Night (WaterBrook Press, March 15, 2011) a dramatic and decidedly Scottish retelling of the biblical love story of Boaz and Ruth. A compelling tale of redemption and restoration, the latest novel from best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs transports both story and reader to 18th century Scotland, where two widows are forced to begin anew.
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. . .
Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise he made to his dying father. Bryce MacPhearson, a highland warrior, kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. While Akira’s strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him, hoping to end a half-century-old feud between their clans. While Akira begins to forgive, and Bryce learns to trust, a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered questions, confusion, and a legacy of hate that once again rises between their families. Clearly, a traitor is in their midst. Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her, and her own life is in danger. Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth? Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s too late? How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessings?
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. . .
Great news is found on author Jennifer Hudson Taylor’s blog: It’s official! This week I signed the contract on Highland Sanctuary with Abingdon Press, the sequel to Highland Blessings, set to be released in October 2011! Head on over to her blog post this morning to read more about it.