Sunday Refreshments | Jesus in the Wilderness of Our Invisibility

July 13th, 2014

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Finding hope in the midst of brokenness. Marlena Graves, author of A Beautiful Disaster, knows what it’s like to feel lost and alone having grown up in a poor house plagued by mental illness. She joins us today to discuss the longing we all have to belong and the hope we have knowing there is a God who sees us for who we are and loves us despite our brokenness. Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of A Beautiful Disaster (only those in US & Canada are eligible) .


That first night our new, faith sharing facilitator asked our group of about forty to “use one word to describe yourself”. I heard words like ‘tenacious’, ‘honest’, ‘kind’, and ‘passionate’. And yet, I was stunned by the honesty and vulnerable confessions of one of the most beautiful and gentle souls I’ve met in this… read more »

What’s the Big Picture? | Week 28

July 12th, 2014

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After a mini-vacation to celebrate Independence Day, What’s the Big Picture is back! ! Whether you are packing up your bags for a family vacation states away or relaxing at home for a staycation, every summer needs a hearty stack of books. Guess this week’s Big Picture correctly and you could be the winner of surprise set of books! Take a look at the zoomed-in image and share your guess in the comment section below. Good luck!

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Friday Favorite | Recommended Summer Reads (Plus a Giveaway!)

July 11th, 2014

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It’s mid-summer and your TBR pile is dwindling. What to read next….? A happy dilemma, but a dilemma nonetheless. Never fear! Some of our authors join us today to share their recommended summer reads. But wait, there’s more! Recommend a summer read in the comment section below and you could win a set of Susan May Warren’s Chrsitiansen Family series and a Litfuse book tote! Winner will be announced next Friday.


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Here to Stay, by Melissa Tagg.

Delightful summer read! Melissa is a fantastic writer, with a charming voice, and hunky heroes (and spunky heroines). More, she knows how to weave a story that will have you laughing out loud and unwilling to put the book down. You’ll be thanking me for recommending this delicious read!

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award–winning author of more than forty… read more »

Get to Know Dr. Robert King from ‘Out of the Ruins’

July 10th, 2014

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“God, save her. I’ll do anything. Just make her better. And You’d better be listening, God, because if You dare take her away . . . I’ll never speak to You again.” Abby Fischer doesn’t know if God will answer her prayer for her dying sister. She doesn’t know if miracles really happen. And she certainly doesn’t know if the handsome Dr. Robert King, with his risky experimental treatment, is the one to remedy her doubts. . . . Read our interview with Dr. Robert King to learn more about Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett!


What is the most interesting thing about you?

My mentor and I have recently begun experimenting with the new X-ray technology. We’ve heard some rumors that it might be a viable treatment for cancer, and I intend to be the first to successfully cure the disease.

Occupation:

Physician

What three words would you… read more »

Get to Know Lynette Sowell

July 9th, 2014

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Lynette Sowell is the award-winning author of over 15 titles, and when she’s in a writing rut, she finds something hands-on to give the story room to work itself out. Check out our interview with Lynette, author of  A Season of Change, to learn more!


What’s your go-to activity to get out of writer’s block?

I find something more hands-on to do than type at the keyboard. I cook, do laundry, or wash some dishes. I let whatever idea I’m working on tumble through my head while my hands do something else. The less I pressure myself, the more I’m able to let the story work itself out.

When you were in kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a TV star, according to what my mother wrote in my school days book.

Favorite ice cream flavor:

Chocolate chip cookie dough.

If you had an extra room… read more »

Winners Announced from the ‘Four Weddings and a Kiss’ Author Chat Party

July 8th, 2014

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The authors of Four Weddings and a Kiss are thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Facebook Party and iPad Mini Giveaway. Thank you all so much for coming, and be sure to head here for more information and to connect with the authors!

Here is the list of everyone who won* something at the party tonight:

Congratulations to Kendra LaLonde! You’ve won a copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Trise Slatt! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Charlotte Dupree! You’ve won a copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Sara Miller! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to caitlin@litfusegroup.com!

Congratulations to Alyssa Zech! You’ve won a copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Mandie… read more »

Get to Know Molly & Maizy from ‘Four Weddings and a Kiss’

July 8th, 2014

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Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher, are together again for their newest novella collection, Four Weddings and a Kiss. Keep reading to get to know Molly Everton from Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher and Maizy MacGregor from Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy. To celebrate their latest novella, the authors are giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a Facebook Author Chat Party TONIGHT! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

Molly: I don’t know how interesting it is, but I am known to be rather outspoken. I’m not very good at keeping my opinions to myself.

Maizy: I work alongside my pa and act and dress more like a cowpoke than a lady . . . a good cowpoke.

Occupation:

Molly: I am a columnist/reporter for a small newspaper in western Wyoming, not too far from Yellowstone… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

July 7th, 2014

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Hi, everyone! How was your weekend? This is Chirper Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

The newest Quilts of Love book is out now, and you can enter to win a summer camping kit! Check out the giveaway and Tara Randel’s Rival Hearts!

One author’s book release is exciting, but how about when four authors come together to release a book?! Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton, and Margaret Brownley have joined forces to release Four Weddings and a Kiss, and you can enter to win an iPad Mini! Plus RSVP for their chat party on TOMORROW!

The much-anticipated third book in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Inn at Eagle Hill series is here, and she’s teamed up with her publisher to celebrate the release of The Revealing with a triple iPad giveaway! Enter to win here!

Dave and Neta Jackson stopped by Robin Lee Hatcher’s blog to give… read more »