The Days of Noah by Virginia Smith {Preview}

The daughter of a pagan priestess believes Noah’s prophecy…especially when she discovers the horrifying secret behind her city’s primary export.

Belief in the One God is dangerous in Cainlan, a technologically advanced city founded on the worship of the god Cain. But when Eliana meets the son of a religious fanatic she is drawn to Shem’s caring manner and deep faith. She believes his assertion that the One God will wipe the earth clean of the corruption that fills it, especially when she discovers a terrifying secret known only to those high in the government’s ruling council.

Though destined to escape her destiny, Eliana’s life has been preordained. Not even Shem’s God can rescue her from the fate for which she was born – becoming the next high priestess to Cain.

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A Cowboy at Heart by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith {Preview}

When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, a brave cowboy intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. Could there possibly be a future with Jesse Montgomery only God can bring about?

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The Heart’s Frontier by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith {Preview}

An exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

Kansas,1881—On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer’s Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone’s prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged—do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other’s match?

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Lost Melody by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith {Preview}

The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King’s apartment begs to be played. For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill’s ambition of becoming a concert pianist. The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream. But another dream is about to come to life—an unexpected, horrifying dream that will present Jill with a responsibility she never wanted. And choices she never wanted to make. Hundreds of lives depend on Jill’s willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together. The fate of an entire community hangs in the balance as Jill wrestles with the cost of heeding one still, small voice.

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Age Before Beauty, book 2 by Virginia Smith (Sneak Peak)

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: Virginia Smith and the book: Age before Beauty, book 2 in the Sister-to-Sister Series Revell (February 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virginia Smith is the author of eight novels, including Age before Beauty, Stuck in the Middle, and A Taste of Murder. In. . .

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Just As I Am by Virginia Smith: a review

Just As I Am by Virginia Smith My review rating: 5 of 5 starsI started backward, and read the sequel first, but enjoyed it so well that I was excited to go back to read this one. I cannot tell you how long it has been since I have read a book that made me cry, but this one definitely was successful with that more than once. This is such a great story! I’ve enjoyed Ginny Smith’s books for a while now, but this just makes me like her all the more. As a 23 year old, former punk/goth teenager, I can tell you from experience that her books with Mayla hit home. The sequel was good with certain topics, but this one is just fabulous. Mayla’s story is really that of an alternative young person finding Christ and starting their life as a Christian. Not everyone has the same. . .

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Sincerely, Mayla by Virginia Smith (Tour Day 4)

Other books by Virginia Smith (Ginny can write anything!!!) are: Stuck in the Middle, Book 1 of The Sister-to-Sister Series. (Revell, ISBN 978-0-8007-3232-5) Joan Sanderson is stuck. While her sisters are off making lives for themselves, Joan lives at home helping Mom take care of her kooky grandmother. She’s been deserted by her father, dumped by her boyfriend, and God seems like a distant observer. Then a Christian guy moves in next door – a doctor, no less! If only her little sister wasn’t such a flirt … The Unforgettable Mayla Strong Just As I Am (ISBN: 978-0825436932, Kregel Publications) Sometimes God’s call comes when we least expect it, and to the most unlikely people! When purple-haired Mayla Strong slumps into the back pew of Mama’s little country church she has only one goal – to get Mama off her back. But Pastor Paul’s message pierces her soul, and almost. . .

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Sincerely, Mayla by Virginia Smith (Tour Day 3)

Mayla Strong may have pierced her lip, but she was totally unprepared when God pierced her heart. Now this purple-haired young lady must come to terms with her new life … and her furious friends. But God’s changes begin on the inside, and soon everyone can see His love overflowing into the world around her. JUST AS I AM by Virginia Smith ISBN 0-8254-3693-1 Cover Price: $12.99 Click here to read a sample chapter.

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Sincerely, Mayla by Virginia Smith (Tour Day 2)

Bio Sketch Virginia Smith Virginia Smith is an award-winning author of humorous novels, aspeaker, and an avid scuba diver. She left her twenty-year career as acorporate director in the summer of 2005 to launch her career as awriter. Since that time she has received contracts for ten inspirationalnovels. She writes in two genres: contemporary fiction and mysteries.Sincerely, Mayla is her fifth release, following Just As I Am,Murder by Mushroom, Bluegrass Peril and Stuck in theMiddle. Sincerely, Mayla is the long-awaited sequel to Ginny’s debut novel. Ofher new book, Ginny says, “My quirky heroine wormed her way intopeople’s hearts in Just As I Am, and they demanded more. I’m excitedto give Mayla center stage again, and thrilled to know that readers loveher as much as I do.” Ginny has published articles in a variety of magazines, and her shortfiction has been anthologized. She maintains an active membership inseveral professional organizations, including. . .

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Sincerely, Mayla by Virginia Smith (Tour Day 1)

This week, Christian author Virginia Smith‘s newest book Sincerely, Mayla is on tour, May 12-16, 2008. Sincerely, Mayla is a sequel to Ginny’s book Just As I Am. Stick with me all week to find out more about Mayla, and Ginny’s other books. -MJ From the back cover: Mayla Strong’s life is finally starting to seem normal. She has been working at the same job for four years, living with a good friend, and enjoying a deep relationship with God. But when Mayla is suddenly laid off, the placid surface of her life is shattered. In this touching sequel to Just As I Am, Mayla comes face-to-face with the responsibilities and joys of friends and family. As Mayla tries to help her friends, she realizes that God has all the answers—the trick is letting go long enough to let Him prove it. My Thoughts: I have not yet gotten the. . .

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Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingStuck in the MiddleRevell (February 1, 2008)byVirginia Smith ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Virginia Smith left her job as a corporate director to become a full time writer and speaker with the release of her first novel Just As I Am. Since then she has contracted eight novels and published numerous articles and short stories. She writes contemporary humorous novels for the Christian market, including Murder by Mushroom (Steeple Hill, August 2007) and her newest release, Stuck in the Middle(Revell, February 2008), book 1 in the Sister-to-Sister Series. Her short fiction has been anthologized, and her articles have been published in a variety of Christian magazines. An energetic speaker, she loves to exemplify God’s truth by comparing real-life situations to well-known works of fiction, such as her popular talk, “Biblical Truths in Star Trek.” Virginia is a speaker, and an avid Scuba diver. She and her. . .

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Bluegrass Peril by Virginia Smith

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing Bluegrass Peril(Steeple Hill December 4, 2007)byVirginia Smith To read more about this book immediately click here… but stay tuned I’m over halfway through the book so far (cannot turn the pages fast enough) and will have a review posted as soon as I finish it. **** Update**** I finished the book just moments ago. For once in my life, I have now read a mystery suspense that I couldn’t guess what was going to happen next. This was really surprising and a welcome change of events. It has been quite a while since I have read any suspense novels because of that very reason, but this just might have influenced me to try again in that section. Virginia Smith did a very good job of keeping the reader on their toes and guessing. The words really could not become absorbed by my eyes. . .

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