Story Spotlight on ‘Jilted’

July 1st, 2016

Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced by the light of love. Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and a town that must—once and for all—leave the past where it belongs. Read our story spotlight on Jilted with Varina Denman. Plus, today is the LAST DAY to enter Varina’s giveaway of a $50 Kohl’s gift card and copy of the book! Click here to learn more and enter.


The Story Behind Jilted

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

Jilted tells the story of Lynda… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Synced’

March 16th, 2016

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 book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We asked  Jennifer Kennedy Dean to tell us the story behind Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus. Celebrate Jennifer’s new release and enter her Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.


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

Since the beginning of my ministry, nearly 40 years ago, I have been writing and speaking about how to move from “having a prayer life” to “living a praying life.” I’m always alert to new understanding about how that works. For some years, I have been contemplating how Jesus’ life of power emanated from His life of prayer. How did that life look? What difference did prayer… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Hearts We Mend’

March 9th, 2016

Thirteen years ago, Evie’s firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise their young son, Cody, alone. Now, Cody is marrying the love of his life, and as he packs up his belongings, the house feels as empty as Evie’s heart. But for all her planning and mad organizational skills, Evie could never have anticipated the dramatic shift her life is about to make.

Tattooed, rough-around-the-edges Jack raises quite a few eyebrows in the tight-knit community of Banister Falls. Where Evie’s life is stream-lined, Jack’s approach to living is moment-by-moment. But as Evie gets drawn into Jack’s world—a world that isn’t as safe or predictable as the one she’s worked so hard to create—he challenges her to open her eyes to the problems outside the walls of the church. Even though Jack isn’t anything like her late husband, he just might be everything she needs.

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The Story Behind ‘Side By Side’

April 28th, 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 book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Jana Kelley to tell us the story behind Side By Side. To celebrate her new release, Jana is giving away 5 copies of Side by Side. Click here to learn more and enter.


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

Side By Side is inspired by real-life events. The characters and scenes in Side By Side come from my 13 years in North Africa and the Middle East. Much of my life has been spent living among and loving Muslim people. Not every American woman gets the opportunities I have had; I wanted to write a story that would grab… read more »

The Story Behind ‘A Sparrow in Terezin’

April 8th, 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 Kristy Cambron to tell us the story behind A Sparrow in Terezin. Kristy is celebrating her new release with a book-inspired giveaway basket. Click here for more details about the basket and enter!


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

Early on in my research for the prisoner camp art of the Holocaust, I knew that the children’s art of Terezin had to be a part of the story I wanted to tell. I was so moved by the child artists who created stirring images from inside this camp – in the most inhumane conditions imaginable. To learn… read more »

The Story Behind ‘How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You’

March 17th, 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 Rachael Carman, the author of How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?, to tell us the story behind the story.


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

I was inspired by a stark realization that I had put off my relationship with God. I had stopped paying attention to Him. I was holding my children to a different standard than I was living. I wanted them to listen to me, but I wasn’t listening to Him.

What is the main message of your book?

The importance of listening to God, not just in our quiet times or on Sunday morning, but all the time. There’s a dare… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Betting on Hope’

February 26th, 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 Debra Clopton, the author of Betting on Hope, to tell us the story behind the story. Celebrate with Debra and enter her Kindle giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter!


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

I wanted to re-create a series with some of the same feel as my Mule Hollow series. I wanted a place filled with great characters that my readers would want to see over and over again. I used several movies along with my Mule Hollow series as inspiration as I created them: Doc Hollywood, Return To Me, While You Were Sleeping. Those movies… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Dandelion Field’

February 10th, 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 Kathryn Springer, the author of The Dandelion Field, to tell us the story behind the story. Don’t forget to enter Kathryn’s Kindle Fire giveaway! Hurry, giveaway ends 2/15. Click here to learn more and enter.


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

The hardest part of writing The Dandelion Field was getting into eighteen-year-old Raine’s point of view. It’s been a LONG time since I was that age!

What trait do you love most about your main character?

I love that Ginevieve Lightly, the main character, is totally devoted to her daughter. She’s made mistakes along the way, but she’s made sacrifices, overcome… read more »