Monthly Archives: January 2016

Operation Valentine with Elizabeth Maddrey

ovFrontOnce love is lost, can it be found?

When Annabelle Elliot returned his engagement ring six years ago, Rick Wentworth buried his broken heart in his job at Intelligence Associates, Inc. Returning from his overseas assignment, a newly awarded contract forces him into daily contact with her.

Working with Rick is a constant reminder of what Annabelle gave up when she let herself be persuaded to focus on a career instead of love. Now, Annabelle admits she made a mistake, but reconciliation seems impossible.

Can Annabelle find the courage to let Rick see her heart? And if she does, will he forgive her?

ElizabethMaddreyHeadshotElizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. She loves to write about Christians who struggle through their lives, dealing with sin and receiving God’s grace. Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. She invites you to interact with her at her website or on Facebook:

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Love So Divine with JoAnn Durgin


It is always a treat to see a new release by JoAnn Durgin. I’ve read many of her books and very much enjoy them. I also love her covers!


After enduring a rough childhood in Chicago, youth pastor Chase Landers loves his work with inner-city kids in Indianapolis. His prayers to find a woman who can handle the demands and stress of a man called to full-time ministry have gone unanswered. Resigned to bachelorhood, he pours his heart and soul into his work. Heather Montague grew up with privilege but despises the way her father made his millions. Gutsy and smart, she’s found success as a principal dancer with the Indianapolis City Ballet. After a string of failed romances, she’s given up on finding a man unless God plants one right in front of her.

When this best man and maid of honor get to know one another during the wedding festivities for their friends, Sawyer Mancini and Ava Carlisle, neither one can imagine a future together in spite of a strong mutual attraction. From two different worlds, Chase and Heather are determined to resist one another. But it seems the Almighty—not to mention their friends—might have other plans. Will pursuing a relationship lead to heartache…or to the love of a lifetime?


In addition to Love So Divine, JoAnn Durgin is the author of the beloved Lewis Legacy Series of contemporary Christian romantic adventures: Awakening, Second Time Around, Twin Hearts, Daydreams, Moonbeams, and Enchantment, as well as Prelude, the prequel to The Lewis Legacy Series. JoAnn’s stand-alone novels include Catching Serenity and Heart’s Design. Her novellas and short novels include Love So Amazing (The Wondrous Love Series, Book 1), Echoes of Edinburgh, Perchance to Dream, and the popular Starlight Christmas Series: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, Starlight, Star Bright, Sleigh Ride Together with You, and Starlight In Her Eyes.

A former estate administration paralegal, JoAnn now enjoys writing full-time and lives with her husband, Jim, three children and first grandchild, Amelia Grace, in her native southern Indiana. JoAnn loves to hear from her readers. Please feel free to contact her:



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The Volk Advent with Kristen Joy Wilks

I need to apologize to Kristen. This post was supposed to go up in December since this is a Christmas book and her other book Copenhagen Cozenage was supposed to be posted today. I’m sorry for the mixup Kristen. Now without further adieu, let’s learn about another one of Kristen’s books. 🙂

IMG_3799Kristen Joy Wilks lives in the beautiful Cascade mountains with her camp director husband, three fierce sons, and a large slobbery dog. She spent her misguided youth falling in love with Commander Spock via Star Trek reruns, being suspended upside down over a homemade pit filled with gardener snakes, and stampeding herds of elk while on horseback. Now most of her adventures consist of preventing her hubby from filling another wall of the dining room with board games, thwarting her 3 boys’ efforts to sneak their pet chickens onto the bunk beds whenever she turns her back to fold laundry, and trying not to trip over the throng of random teenagers that swarm their house to play all those board games. She can be found tucked under a tattered quilt in an overstuffed chair at 4:00am writing a wide variety of implausible tales or at

TheVolkAdvent_w12166_300The Volk Advent

An orphaned Siberian teen loses her job and home on Christmas Eve. Left on the streets to freeze, Faina flees to an abandoned castle for shelter. At the castle, she discovers the animal-torn body of a local recluse. No wonder Eurasian wolves are not recommended for the first-time pet owner. Can a girl with no past, preserve her future from accusations of murderer and a pack of escaped wolves? The Volk Advent is available wherever e-books are sold.






Calico Spy with Margaret Brownley

Calico Spy V3Pinkerton Detective Katie Madison Makes a Lousy Harvey House Waitress. . . .

 But it’s the only way she can get close enough to the scene of the murders of two of the restaurant’s servers to solve the mystery. Between having impeccable posture, a perfect Harvey Girl smile, and memorizing menu specials of the day, not to mention dealing with the temperamental French chef, her mind might be too full to make any headway in the biggest case of her career.

Sheriff Branch Whitman knows there’s something fishy about the pretty new Harvey girl with the flaming red hair, but he never would’ve guessed her to be a Pinkerton! And he’s never met a Pink he liked—but there is something intriguing about her.

Soon a tornado hits town, and a shadow from the past puts Branch’s eight-year-old son in danger. Now the sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie—or chance losing everything he holds dear. Tracking a murderer is dangerous even for a man, and he fears for Katie’s safety. But as they get closer to the killer one thing becomes abundantly clear. Protecting Katie is one thing; protecting his heart something else.

MargaretBEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned nearly forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a former Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English.  Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.