CFBA Presents A Heartbeat Away by S. Dionne Moore

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

A Heartbeat Away 

Abingdon Press (May 1, 2013) 



S. Dionne Moore started writing in 2006. Her first book, Murder on the Ol’ Bunions, was contracted for publication by Barbour Publishing in 2008. In 2009 she moved on to writing historical romances as an outlet for her passion for history. In 2010 her second cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip, was a 2010 Carol Award finalist and she was also named a Barbour Publishing 2010 Favorite New Author. In 2011 her first historical romance, Promise of Tomorrow, was nominated a 2011 Carol Award finalist.

Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, Moore moved to Greencastle, PA in 1993, then to Mercersburg in 2009. Moore enjoys life in the historically rich Cumberland Valley where traffic jams are a thing of the past and there are only two stoplights in the whole town.

For more information, visit her Website at

Follow her on Twitter: @sdionnemoore




When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam.

Her mother’s mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt’s message to its greatest test—but can betrayal be forgiven?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Heartbeat Away, go HERE.

Watch the video:

AHeartbeatAway – Medium from S. Dionne Moore on Vimeo.



A Heartbeat Away is another book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. I really enjoyed the Civil War era setting and the nurses and medical attention given to them so vividly detailed in the story. The quilt in this story was told as Beth sew the quilt squares together given to her my her mom, and shes making this quilt as the fighting was going on among them. Beth was comforted many times through the putting together of this quilt. A wonderful heartwarming story from S. Dionne Moore and I want to encourage you to pick up a copy to read for yourself!

I received this book CFBA to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.




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