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Story Behind the Cover (and Why I Love It So Much!) By Annette M. Irby

When my editor and the cover artist and I sat down to search images of couples for this book’s cover, I had no idea we’d land on a shot like this. If you’ve ever tried to find a photograph that matches your imagination, you know the challenge that can be. As I was writing this… Continue reading Story Behind the Cover (and Why I Love It So Much!) By Annette M. Irby

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Fiction: Full of Truth by Davalynn Spencer

“If God can make everything new again, in spite of the hard, painful parts, then we should let Him.” This quote is from my latest book, An Unexpected Redemption, Book 2 of the Front Range Brides series. A reviewer chose these words as one of her favorite lines from a character in the story who isn’t taking… Continue reading Fiction: Full of Truth by Davalynn Spencer

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A Heart So Tender from THE BACKCOUNTRY BRIDES Collection

Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to welcome Debra E. Marvin back to the blog. I’ve invited her here today to share a little about the history behind her new novella. You’ll find A Heart So Tender in The Backcountry Brides Collection from Barbour Books (May 1st, 2018). {I’ve had the opportunity to read two stories from… Continue reading A Heart So Tender from THE BACKCOUNTRY BRIDES Collection

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The Story Behind The Backcountry Brides Collection | Paperback Giveaway

Hi, I’m Carrie Fancett Pagels, the founder of Colonial American Christian Writers group and the Administrator of our group blog, Colonial Quills (www.colonialquills.org). Two decades ago I got interested in colonial history when we moved to Virginia and about a decade ago about my genealogy. It turned out that I had a lot of ancestors… Continue reading The Story Behind The Backcountry Brides Collection | Paperback Giveaway

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Re-living the Yosemite Firefall by Karen Barnett (Winner’s Choice Giveaway)

Karen Barnett lives in Oregon with her husband, two teens, and three mischievous dachshunds. Karen’s debut novel, Mistaken, was released in 2013 and earned her the Oregon Christian Writers “Writer of Promise” award and a Cascade Award for best historical fiction. She also won the “Writer of the Year” title from the prestigious Mount Hermon… Continue reading Re-living the Yosemite Firefall by Karen Barnett (Winner’s Choice Giveaway)

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Great Smoky Mountains by J. Carol Nemeth

“1 I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1&2 I’ve been to many national parks across the United States throughout the years and I wouldn’t trade the opportunities I’ve had to visit them for anything. Among… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains by J. Carol Nemeth

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Authors, Novels & National Parks With Author Amanda Barratt

Authors, Novels, and National Parks Researching Niagara Falls by Amanda Barratt It is a truth universally acknowledged by my family that I’m a history nerd. Never is this more apparent than when we’re on vacation. It’s never “just a vacation” for me. It’s a research trip! I bring a notepad. If this item fails to… Continue reading Authors, Novels & National Parks With Author Amanda Barratt