New Releases and Giveaways this Week with Previews – January 5

Posted January 5, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Giveaways, New Releases / 1 Comment

by Beth Carpenter, Christy Barritt, Cynthia Herron, Jen Turano, Kimberley Woodhouse, Laura Franz, Liwen Y. Ho, Lynette Eason, Melanie Cellier, Misty M. Beller, Pepper Basham, Regina Scott, Ruth Logan Herne, Sarah Monzon, Shanna Hatfield, Tracie Peterson

New Releases

Giveaways

Did you know that there are book Giveaways on Goodreads all the time? Here is a link so you can explore.

Current Giveaways

Recap from Last Week

  1. Songs of Salvation – Valerie Comer
  2. Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald ★★★★★
  3. Merry Christmas! How we keep Christ in Christmas
  4. The Rancher's Fake Fiancée by Amy Vastine ★★★★
  5. My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream by Pepper D. Basham ★★★★★
  6. Never Vie for a Viscount by Regina Scott ★★★★★
  7. Best Books of 2018
  1. Songs of Salvation – Connilyn Cossette
  2. The Spare and the Heir by Carol Moncado ★★★★
  1. Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron – Book Review, Preview
  2. Under the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse ★★★★
  3. This Homeward Journey by Misty M. Beller ★★★★
  4. Novelly Upon a Time by Sarah Monzon ★★★★½
  5. A Cowboy in Shepherd’s Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne – Spotlight ★★★★
  6. New Releases and Giveaways this Week with Previews – January 5
  7. Songs of Salvation – MaryLu Tyndall
  8. Love at Christmas Inn, Collection 2 by Tanya Stowe, Marianne Evans, Mary Manners, Delia Latham ★★★★½
  9. The Rancher's Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart ★★★★
  10. Stepping into the Light by Candee Fick ★★★★½
  11. That Book for Wives: Four ways to transform your marriage by Sally Poyzer ★★★★★
  12. Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano ★★★★
  13. Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt ★★★★
  14. New Releases and Giveaways this Week with Previews – January 12
  15. Songs of Salvation – Patricia Annalee Kirk
  16. No Safe Place by Sherri Shackelford ★★★★½
  17. Enclave by Thomas Locke ★★★★½
  18. Interview with June McCrary Jacobs, Author of Handmade Hearts
  19. The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson ★★★★★
  20. A Cowboy in Shepherd's Crossing by Ruth Logan Herne ★★★★
  21. So Bright a Hope by Amber Lynn Perry ★★★★
  22. New Releases and Giveaways January 19 with Previews
  23. Songs of Salvation – Anastasya Laverdiere
  24. On Writing Hard Subjects by Linda Thompson – Guest Post

 

About Beth Carpenter

Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

About Cynthia Herron

Cynthia writes Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction from the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A hopeless romantic at heart, she enjoys penning stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her Hope Discovered, her début novel and the first in a three-book series, releases January 1, 2019 with Mountain Brook Ink. 

“Cindy” has a degree in psychology and a background in social work. She is a member of ACFW, ACFW MozArks, and RWA. 

She is a 2017 ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2016 ACFW Genesis (Double) Finalist, and a 2015 ACFW First Impressions Winner. Her short story Words from the Heart appears in The Story Anthology (Karen Kingsbury/Family Fiction) via Salem Publications, 2014. Her work is represented by Sarah Freese at WordServe Literary.

Besides writing, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a fondness for gingerbread men, miniature teapots, and all things apple. She also adores a great cup of coffee and she never met a sticky note she didn’t like.

About Jen Turano

Jen Turano, the USA Today bestselling author of ten books and two novellas, is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in clothing and textiles. She is a member of ACFW and lives in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

About Kimberley Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.

About Liwen Y. Ho

Liwen Ho

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She penned her first children’s picture book, “A Rainbow of Nine Colors” in high school (now available at Meegenius.com) and has been writing for grown-ups since 2014.

She writes sweet and inspirational romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). As a former therapist, Liwen enjoys creating realistic characters who find hope and healing through relationships. She lives with her hubby and their two munchkins in California and loves all things pink, family beach trips, and white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream.

She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com, and she is a contributor at StartMarriageRight.com.

In her pre-author life, she received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at www.2square2behip.com.

About Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor and Called to Protect, as well as the Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

About Melanie Cellier

Melanie Cellier grew up on a staple diet of books, books and more books. And although she got older, she never stopped loving children’s and young adult novels.

She always wanted to write one herself, but it took three careers and three different continents before she actually managed it.

She now feels incredibly fortunate to spend her time writing from her home in Adelaide, Australia where she keeps an eye out for koalas in her backyard. Her staple diet hasn’t changed much, although she’s added choc mint Rooibos tea and Chicken Crimpies to the list.

Her young adult Four Kingdoms and Beyond the Four Kingdoms series are made up of linked stand-alone stories that retell classic fairy tales.

About Misty M. Beller

Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

About Regina Scott

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and has driven four in hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course.

About Ruth Logan Herne

Best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly fifty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over a million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October!

About Sarah Monzon

Sarah Monzon Author

From the author:  Sarah Monzon is a Navy chaplain’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in the pine forests of western Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.

Her debut novel, The Isaac Project, skyrocketed to Amazon bestseller status while her Sophomore book, Finders Keepers, won the 2017 SELAH award for contemporary romance.

Phyllis’ Notes:  I have read all of Sarah’s books so far and have fallen in love with her writing.  She has a gift for telling stories.  Her stories are from a variety of genres from Action/Adventure, to Christian romance.  Each story is carefully crafted and grips the reader from the start.

About Shanna Hatfield

Shanna Hatfield

From the author:

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and hopelessly romantic moments with unforgettable characters.

When this farm girl isn’t writing or indulging in rich, decadent chocolate, Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna loves to hear from readers.

My Notes: I have read around 30 of Shanna’s books, so that should give you a pretty good idea what I think of her writing. The average rating is 4.5 stars. My favorites have been the stand-alone books she writes, but they are all enjoyable and worth taking the time to read.

Series-es written by Shanna

HISTORICAL

Pendleton Petticoats – Brave, strong women forge their own paths and fall in love with determined heroes in this series set in the Wild West town of Pendleton, Oregon.

Baker City Brides – Sassy women tangle with headstrong men in the historic town of Baker City, Oregon, known as the Denver of the Blue Mountains during its days of gold in the 1890s.

Hardman Holidays – A blend of Victorian splendor and Old West rugged charm, this heartwarming series takes readers on lovely holiday adventures in the once thriving town of Hardman, Oregon.

Hearts of the War – The poignant romances in this series remind readers of the struggles Americans faced during World War II while highlighting the triumphs found in hope, joy, and love.

CONTEMPORARY

Rodeo Romance – Laced with humor and rural life, in this series hunky rodeo cowboys tangle with feisty women who can’t help but love them.

Grass Valley Cowboys – Meet the Thompson family of the Triple T Ranch in Grass Valley, Oregon. Three handsome brothers, their rowdy friends, and the women who fall for them are at the heart of this sweet contemporary western romance series.

Women of Tenacity – Tenacious, spunky women give the wild, rugged men who love them a run for their money in this contemporary western romance series.

Silverton Sweethearts – Sweet love combines with romantic comedy in this fun contemporary series set near Portland, Oregon.

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