True and False with Shelley Shepard Gray | Answers Revealed!

April 19th, 2017

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Her Secret, a suspenseful tale of a young Amish woman who is forced to move to a new town to escape a threatening stalker. Just as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a new love with Isaac (the friendly Amish man who lives next door), more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Hannah must decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has found in Hart County.

Since Shelley’s latest release is shrouded in mystery, we took a different spin on our author questionnaire and did a true and false segment! Keep reading to find out the answers!

True and False with Shelley Shepard Gray | Answers

  1. I live in Ohio, love all things Texan, but was actually born in California. TRUE
  2. I always wanted to be a writer, and even wrote for my high school… read more »

Story Spotlight Behind ‘Home at Last’

March 22nd, 2017

Conclude Deborah Raney’s Chicory Inn novels with the final book, Home at Last, a story of acceptance, trying to overcome differences, and love. Everything changes for bachelor Link Whitman one icy morning when a child runs into the street and he nearly hits her with his pickup—and then the girl’s aunt Shayla enters Link’s life. Can Shayla and Link overcome society’s view of their differences and find true love? Read our story spotlight on Home at Last to learn more about Deborah and the final book in the Chicory Inn novels.

P.S. Join Deborah on Thursday, March 23, for a live author chat party in her Facebook group with fun prizes to be won! Click here for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there—bring a friend or two who loves to read!

The Story Behind Home at Last

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison’

March 8th, 2017

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That’s the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister’s daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won’t take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia’s pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother–who stole the most important person in Livvie’s world. Read our story spotlight on The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller to learn more!

Plus, Carolyn is celebrating her new release with a giveaway. Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle! Click here to enter.

The Story Behind The Elusive Miss Ellison

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Story Spotlight on ‘ScriptureDoodle’

December 14th, 2016

ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God’s Word in all circumstances.

This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.

Read our story spotlight on of ScriptureDoodle by April Knight to learn more! 

The Story Behind ScriptureDoodle

Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

Our ScriptureDoodle books are 6-week devotionals merging creative art exercises with the word of God. I was inspired to write them because my heart… read more »

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

November 2nd, 2016

We’ve turned another page in our calendars and can’t believe how quickly the holidays are approaching! Shelley Shepard Gray joins us today to share some of her holiday favorites and the inspiration behind A Sister’s Wish. Plus, enter to win her book pack giveaway of books three and four in the Charmed Amish Life series, A Sister’s Wish and An Amish Family Christmas. Hurry, giveaway ends November 4! Click here to learn more and enter. 

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

Which holiday is your favorite?  

My favorite is Christmas! I’ve always decorated the whole house with Christmas houses, all kinds of little figurines, and a really big tree. I bake a lot of Christmas cookies and give them to people, which is so much fun. Now, Christmas means that my kids will be coming home, so it’s even more special.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? When and how did it begin?

We watch a movie after the… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Jesus and the Beanstalk’

September 23rd, 2016

What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ? We live in a world populated with giants. Giant obstacles to sharing faith. Giant barriers to godly lives. Giant strongholds of sin. We come from a long line of giant-killers so, why aren’t we dodging more fallen giants? Jack and the Beanstalk could hold part of the key. Lori Stanley Roeleveld explores 2 Peter 1:1-10 in Jesus and the Beanstalk and uses fairy tale, humor, and modern culture to show today’s believers how to unleash that promise of an effective, fruitful life.

Read our story spotlight below on Jesus and the Beanstalk to learn more.

The Story Behind Jesus and the Beanstalk

Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

Jesus and the Beanstalk started with me asking God why – why if I spiritually come from a… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘God Bless Us Every One’

September 7th, 2016

Charlene Dixon—called Charlie by family and friends—is devastated at the recent loss of her job. She decides to return to Grandma Sis, who raised Charlie as her own, in Eva Marie Everson’s God Bless Us Every One. When Charlie arrives, Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school’s Christmas play. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens’ classic for the holiday performance. Will Charlie learn about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community? Read our story spotlight below on God Bless Us Every One to learn more.

The Story Behind God Bless Us Every One

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

In the real story—the story of why Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol.”… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Things We Knew’

August 19th, 2016

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

Read our story spotlight on The Things We Knew with Catherine West below to learn more!

The Story Behind The Things We Knew

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

The Things… read more »