Sunday Refreshments with Barb Roose | A Lesson from Eve

March 29th, 2015


How long can you look in the mirror before you start criticizing yourself? Barb Roose, author of Enough Already, joins us today to share how a shift in perspective can make a drastic difference in how we see ourselves. Check back here tomorrow for information about Barb’s weekend getaway giveaway to celebrate her new release!

Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame. Genesis 1:25 (NLT)

Do you ever think about Eve?

Yes, I know that she messed up in the Garden of Eden because she wanted to do life her way. But, take a moment and think about Eve before the fruit and before the serpent. Think about Eve in the moments after she was created by God, particularly the moment when she was first presented to Adam. Do you recall Adam’s first words exclaimed when he saw her?

“At last!”

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What’s the Big Picture? | Week 45

March 28th, 2015


Welcome to What’s the Big Picture! Take a look at the zoomed-in image below and share your guess at what the big picture could be in the comment section below. The winner will receive a surprise set of books. Happy guessing!

Are you eligible to win? Check out our rules and regulations for giveaways here!


Congratulations to the winner of the last Who Said It competition, GRACE OLSON! Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize. The quote is from Halo Found Hope by Helo Matzelle

With God all of us can endure. With God we are redeemed.

Make sure to enter Helo’s Kindle giveaway!


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Friday Favorite | Videos We’re Watching

March 27th, 2015

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Did you know Litfuse has a YouTube channel? And we’ve been busy adding new get-to-know-you interviews and behind-the-scenes pages scoops from your favorite authors. Below are the videos we’ve recently added and a few we’ve favorited on other channels! Stayed tuned for new videos with the latest author news (or better yet, subscribe to our channel and we’ll let you know when we add new content!)

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Character Interview with Effie Kaufmann

March 26th, 2015

Promise of Palm Grove

Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her? A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love. Read our interview with Effie Kaufmann to learn more about The Promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of the first book in the Amish Brides of Pinecraft! Click here to learn more and enter!

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I’m in sixth grade and until recently, I wore braces on my legs most of the time. I was diagnosed with Perthes disease three years ago.



What three words would you use to describe yourself?… read more »

Get to Know Helo Matzelle

March 25th, 2015

Halo Found Hope

A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited. Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless… or could she? Helo Matzelle  shares her incredible story in Halo Found Hope: A Memoir. Read our interview with Helo to learn more and enter her Kindle Fire giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.

Biggest pet peeve:

Watching my husband eat chocolate—because I’m allergic to it, and can’t kiss him afterwards.

Do you untie your shoes before you take them off?

No, it’s faster and exercises my feet and hands… read more »

Winner Announced from Max Lucado’s ‘Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe’ iPad Giveaway

March 24th, 2015


Max Lucado, author of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, is pleased to announce the winner from his iPad Mini giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Congratulations to the winner of an iPad Mini, Janice Leigh! Janice, we’ll be in touch soon via email, or you can email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com.

Don’t forget to attend tonight’s Coffee with Max webcast! It starts at 8 p.m. EDT. read more »

The Story Behind ‘How to Catch a Prince’

March 24th, 2015


Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a story? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Rachel Hauck to tell us the story behind How to Catch a Prince. Learn more and connect with Rachel at

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did you find inspiration?

How To Catch A Prince is the third in the Royal Wedding Series. My inspiration came from the British royals, mostly Prince Harry for this book.

What was the hardest part about writing your novel: Getting started? Keeping it going? Finding the perfect ending?

Everything was hard about this novel. The title has a certain ring to it and I felt the story should deliver the title while not… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

March 23rd, 2015


Good morning, and happy Monday! This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

If you love Max Lucado’s books, you’ll love his new fiction release, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe. He’s giving away an iPad Mini, too! Today’s the last day to enter to win!

Are you as royal-obsessed as we are? You’ll want to read Rachel Hauck’s new book, How to Catch a Prince. Learn more about her royal prize pack giveaway! Today is also the last day to enter to win!

Parenting is difficult, but add being a single dad on top, and it becomes a real challenge. Tez Brooks and his new book, The Single Dad Detour, are here to help! He’s celebrating the release with a book tour and a $150 “Day with Dad” giveaway!

Colleen Coble’s first books are being revamped into a new series—and all six books will be on… read more »