CFBA Book Tour…..Lost Melody….by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

CFBA Book Tour…..Lost Melody….by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingLost MelodyZondervan (October 25, 2011)byLori Copeland and Virginia SmithABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published.

Virginia Smith is the author of more than a dozen Christian novels and over fifty articles and short stories. Her books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Award, and ACFW’s Carol Award.

A Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church, Ginny’s messages are always well-received by a variety of audiences in conferences, retreats and churches across the country. When she isn’t writing or speaking, Ginny and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature – snow skiing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads in central Kentucky, and scuba diving in the warm waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.


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.

If you would like to read a chapter excerpt of Lost Melody, go HERE.

CFBA A Marriage Carol…by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapm

CFBA A Marriage Carol…by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman

This book hasn’t arrived yet either, but with two great authors Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman, its got to be good!

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA Marriage CarolMoody Publishers (September 1, 2011)byChris Fabry and Gary ChapmanABOUT THE AUTHORS:

CHRIS FABRY is a graduate of W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and Moody bible Institute’s Advanced Studies Program. Chris can be heard daily on Love Worth Finding, featuring the teaching of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers. He received the 2008 “Talk Personality of the Year” Award from the National Religious Broadcasters. He has published more than 60 books since 1995, many of them fiction for younger readers. Chris collaborated with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye on the children’s series Left Behind: The Kids. His two novels for adults, Dogwood and June Bug, are published by Tyndale House Publishers. Chris is married to his wife Andrea and they have five daughters and four sons.

GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the bestselling Five Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 400 stations.

On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Paul is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.

The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs—and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of A Marriage Carol, go HERE.

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Promise Brides S. Dionne Moore

No book yet….so here is the Spotlight on the book! It looks and sounds Wonderful!!

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingPromise BridesBarbour Books (November 1, 2011)byS. Dionne MooreABOUT THE AUTHOR:

S. Dionne Moore resides in South Central PA with her family. She is a weekly contributor to The Borrowed Book where she posts tips on the writing life, recipes, and teaches on various writing-related subjects. In addition to writing cozy mysteries, she pens historical romances that bring strong focus to locales within her region of Pennsylvania as a way of indulging her passion for history. In Fall of 2011 her first of three romances set in Wyoming, A Sheepherder’s Song, will release.


Love is the same, no matter when, no matter where—it never comes without sacrifice. Theodore risks capture for Ellie, but will their hope for a future together be defeated? Can Marylu trust Chester, or is she asking for another broken heart? Will Alaina and Jack find common ground, or will flood waters destroy any possible future? Enjoy three romances from the historic state of Pennsylvania.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Promise Brides, go HERE.

The Dawn of Hawaii Series Books One and Two

The Dawn of Hawaii Series

 Linda Lee Chaikin

Moody Publishers



The Spoils of Eden….Book One

ISBN: 978-0-8024-3749-5
Publish date: April, 2010
Page Count: 352
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25
Format: Paperback
Weight: .89 LBS

Book Blurb

The waves lap dangerously close to the abandoned baby–abandoned by the Molokai leper colony of the late 1800s.

That baby will be at the center of an alternately tense and bittersweet romantic struggle between Eden Derrington and Rafe Easton. Eden and Rafe are in love, but Baby Kip may very well endanger their future together.

It’s two generations after the on-fire missionaries have arrived on the Hawaiian Islands, and the descendants of those missionaries are drifting into complacency and materialism. The generational plots and subplots masterfully woven throughout this first in the “Dawn of Hawaii” trilogy will leave the reader yearning for the second and third books, coming in 2011 and 2012.

To find out more about this book and to read and excerpt go HERE

My Thoughts

The Spoils of Eden…by Linda Lee Chaikin
The Dawn of Hawaii Series…..Book One

Rafe Easton and Eden Derrington have been in love since a very early age, and Rafe would love to get married soon, but Eden wants to wait because has her heart set on helping her father search for a cure for leprosy. And Eden’s mother living away from the family because she has leprosy is the reason for Eden wanting to find the cure.

In the meantime Rafe rescues an abandoned baby from the leper’s island in Hawaii and is determined to adopt him, raising the baby as his own child. That is if the Drs in Hawaii don’t take him first, because the threat of leprosy is a danger to all.

And so the drama of life between Rafe and Eden begins. As Eden works with her dad and Rafe strives to do whatever possible to make sure no one touches his new son, what will happen to their relationship?

The early 1900 Hawaiian setting of this story was very interesting and the author’s research and detailed writing makes the story seem real. We as readers will know the people, the islands, weather, as well and live on the islands when we finish this series of books.

As we read the journey of these complex characters and a plot that is detailed in developing as well, we find these books are not a fast read, but I enjoyed this writing technique though because the characters seemed to cling to me more, and I got to know them in a more personal way.

I am really looking forward to the other books in this series. This is my first book by Linda Lee Chaikin, and I’m glad I found a new favorite author!

This book way generously provided to me by Moody Publishing. I was not obligated to write a positive review of this book. The review, and opinions in the book are completely mine.

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Hawaiian Crosswinds…Book Two

ISBN: 978-0-8024-3750-1
Publish date: May, 2011
Page Count: 352
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25
Format: Paperback
Weight: .87 LBS



Book Blurb

Torn between family loyalty and their deep affection for one another, Rafe Easton and Eden Derrington strike an agreement that will bring them together after one final year of pursuing their dreams. For Eden, those dreams involve dangerous medical research with her father, and spending time with the mother she never knew – a leper on Moloka’i.

Rafe’s dreams are equally noble – managing the family estates and serving in the Legislature – until both begin to unravel. Revolution threatens the fragile calm of Hawaii’s sovereignty, and the man who murdered Rafe’s father now threatens the lives of Rafe’s mother and adopted son. With love, danger, and political upheaval demanding his attention, Rafe must commit to a course of action without second thoughts.

Love, beauty, and blessing – the perfect “happily ever after” to a Hawaiian romance – unravel in the Hawaiian Islands of 1892. What will this mean for Rafe and Eden, caught in the Hawaiian Crosswinds?

To find out more about this book….go HERE

My Thoughts

Hawaiian Crosswinds…by Linda Lee Chaikin
The Dawn of Hawaii Series…..Book Two

This book continues the journey of Rafe Easton and Eden Derrington and the rest of their crew as they battle the struggles that started in the first book. Rafe still wants to marry Eden, who is still stalling because she wants to help her father find the leprosy cure. Rafe is not happy that Townsend is lurking about somewhere with his mysterious comebacks on things he is not happy about. Who is he after this time, and will anyone be hurt my Townsends tragic actions? Townsend will do whatever he can to detest that he is responsible for Rafes father’s death. Baby Kip is with Rafe’s mother Celestine and well protected and will not appear until Rafe is sure he is safe.

Poor Celestine, why did she get mixed up with Townsend, and why hasn’t he hurt or killed her? I bet she’s not dealing so well with the dangers she’s been in since being married to this jerk. And Eden has to be out of her mind! I mean, Rafe is an adorable sweetheart and is so crazy about Eden. Is it because she knows he will wait for her however long it takes? Seems like she is a little too secure to me! And there seems to be something strange going on with baby Kip too. Like just who is his real parents anyway?

Well, the answers will come in the remaining book, or books in this series. I am looking forward to the rest of this fun, and interesting journey taking place in historical Hawaii.

This book way generously provided to me by Moody Publishing. I was not obligated to write a positive review of this book. The review, and opinions in the book are completely mine.


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