Great writing News from me!

I received great news from the KY Book Fair yesterday that I am one of the authors chosen to participate in this fall’s book fair at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Can you tell I am excited!?!

The Book Fair is held from 9 AM to 4 PM so I hope you will put it on your calendar which I  already did. There is always something for everyone–from children to adults, and fiction to non-fiction. You can meet authors and illustrators and have them sign your books!

There will be literally hundreds of new books for sale. My new book that came out this year is the Erie Canal Brides. I’ll add the blurb here in case you missed it earlier:Introducing The Erie Canal Brides Collection, set along the famous Erie Canal of New York and Ohio, once deemed as “important as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution in aiding the prosperity of mankind.”

These seven novellas celebrate the Erie Canal from its inception to its building and transportation. The historical collection offers a wide range of stories of courage, challenge, fortitude, and romance along this famous waterway.

Be sure to check back, and I will update as soon as I hear about other authors and books that will be featured.

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New book out by Betty Thomason Owens

Another super strong heroine by Betty Thomason Owens!

In the late 1950s, the world was changing. Our nation had endured a second world war, and the Korean War. In the south, life for some was a daily struggle. The racial divide widened, even under forced desegregation.

But in the small towns, neighbors took care of each other. Even those of different races. When someone was sick, their neighbors stopped in with food. If you were a farmer, they’d plow your fields or take care of your livestock until you were able to do it yourself.

I witnessed this firsthand, when my grandma had surgery. Her neighbor brought food and cleaned her house. This neighbor worked in the fields alongside my tenant-farmer grandparents. She had darker skin than my grandma. But her heart held the same faith.

Many of the scenes in Annabelle’s Joy could’ve happened on Grandma’s farm. They are scenes straight out of my childhood memories. The voices, lifted in song, echoing from the cotton fields as they worked, the long days spent canning beans, putting up enough so they could feed their own family, and have enough to give away to those who needed it.

Bodies bent over endless rows of cotton or beans, hands busily picking the harvest for very little pay. The hot summer sun beating down on straw hats and gingham bonnets. When I concentrate hard, I can still smell the dirt under my bare feet. The dirt I loved to play in while the grownups worked.

I close my eyes, and I’m there. Annabelle smiles as she sings. She wonders how folks make it through the troublesome times without knowing the Lord. Her life is so closely wrapped around her faith, she can’t see any other way.

I began the Kinsman Redeemer series with the book, Annabelle’s Ruth. I was inspired to write it after studying the book of Ruth in the Bible, so that first book follows a similar storyline. Annabelle is the Naomi character. Her daughter-in-law, Connie, is her Ruth. In the first book, the newly widowed women travel from San Diego to Annabelle’s birthplace in Trenton, Tennessee.

In book two, Sutter’s Landing, Annabelle and Connie prepare for the changes that are coming. In the final book, Annabelle overcomes the deep sorrow and learns to love again. Sometimes, joy is a choice we make.

Thank you for taking a few moments to read my post. I hope you’ll stop by the event page for more information about the book’s release, and to leave a comment or ask a question. You’ll be included in the drawing that will take place on August 15.

Most of all, I hope you will read the book and get to know Annabelle and Connie. And if you do, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

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Pamela S.Thibodeaux Guest Blog

I will give away 1 audio copy.

Blurb: Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel. Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the first stages of love. Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them. It is a love that nothing can destroy when they come to understand that only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life. Continue reading

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Hope you will welcome a new Cyber friend…Maria T. Henriksen

Maria T. Henriksen is not published yet, but I hope she will be soon! Please join me in meeting her below! I already found out we have a lot in common even though we don’t read or write the same kind of books!

Hi, I’m Maria T. Henriksen, a person of many passions. When I’m not working as a substitute teacher or hanging out with loved ones, chances are I am running, reading or writing.

I embarked on writing the great American novel about 10 years ago resulting in the birth of my very first novel called Not Again. My debut novel is Part 1 of the Not Again series. After finishing my rough draft, I put it on the proverbial shelf and dusted it off a couple years ago. I absolutely loved the writing process, including the revisions.

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Rarity Mountain, A Guest Post by Sara Foust

When Faith Dwindles, a post about Rarity Mountain

by Sara L. Foust

Have you ever lost your faith in another human being? Or in all humans? Has your faith in God’s plan for your life ever dwindled? I have experienced both of these faith issues at different times in my life. I think it is safe to say, a lot of people have.

This life is hard. Some days are harder than others, but when someone we care about deeply hurts us, it challenges our faith in mankind and breaks our ability to trust others—sometimes long-term, sometimes only fleetingly. This is just the issue Dr. Fern Strongbow deals with in my newest release, Rarity Mountain. She fell in love at a young age and was hurt by the man she thought loved her too. So she has spent years being mistrustful of others and believing that it is inevitable people will hurt her.

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Rebecca’s Legacy, a Guest Blog by Betty Thomason Owens and Giveaway

Rose here: don’t forget to go to the bottom before you leave and read the great Giveaway Betty has. I wish I could enter after reading this great blog!

Blog Post:

Amy Juliana Emerson was born in the spring of 1929, just a few months before the stock market crashed. She was born in Amelia’s Legacy, Book One of the Legacy series. As the author, I knew she was going to be special, but I didn’t know she would one day become my favorite character among all those I’ve created.

Amy is a beauty. She has her mother’s dark hair, but she inherited her father’s smile with a dimple in her cheek. She was destined to be a daddy’s girl.

In Rebecca’s Legacy, Amy comes of age. It’s 1947, and most of the world is still recovering from World War II. Her older brother, Nate, had been a POW in the South Pacific. Amy hadn’t seen him is nearly three years. Nancy Sanderson, Amy’s mother, is a successful writer of teenage mystery novels, and Dad is head of an immense business empire.

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