Story Spotlight on ‘Imperfect Justice’

December 6th, 2017

Emilie and Reid both thought they knew Kaylene Adams until the police claim she’s her daughter’s murderer. Don’t miss Imperfect Justice, the new legal thriller from Cara Putman called compelling, intelligent, and deeply satisfying. Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl—and find a future for themselves in the process?

Keep reading to learn more about Cara’s writing favorites. Plus, be sure to grab a copy of Imperfect Justice!

What are your ideal writing conditions?

I have emotional energy, a little space, and good music playing in the background. I also have characters I love and a story thread I can’t wait to unravel.

If you could write in a different genre, which would you choose?

I would return to my World War II novels. I have so many stories… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Pursuing Gold’

November 30th, 2016

With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis. With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner’s daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter’s forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.

Read our story spotlight on Pursuing Gold by Cynthia L. Simmons to learn more! 

The Story Behind Pursuing Gold


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

I… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Service Tails’

August 24th, 2016

Fall in love with these remarkable service dogs and their stories of courage, faith, and loyalty in Ace Collins’ new book, Service Tails. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

Celebrate the release of Service Tails with Ace by entering to win the Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack!

The Story Behind Service Tails

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

Service Tails is really a natural follow up To Man’s Best Hero. As I was writing the first book, I already had this one in mind. I feel a real calling to show how dogs can enhance the potential of people’s lives. As a person who has always believed a team approach produces the greatest results, the… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘A Beauty Refined’

July 27th, 2016

What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem? Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions—both for her and the gemstones—are not what she thinks.

Read our story spotlight with Tracie Peterson to learn about A Beauty Refined and discover a few of Tracie’s writing favorites. Plus, join Tracie in celebrating her new release by entering to win her Precious Gems giveaway and by attending her author chat party on August 9!

The Story Behind A Beauty Refined

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

A Beauty Refined is the second book in the Sapphire Bride series. As I researched the history of Yogo sapphires, I knew I wanted to show a lapidary at work… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Sister Dear’

July 20th, 2016

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever? Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows. As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

Read our story spotlight on Sister Dear with Laura McNeill to learn more.

The Story Behind Sister Dear

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

Years ago, a close friend of mine shared an incident about her past, an experience which… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘My Father’s House’

June 22nd, 2016

Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant – her father’s love. But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily’s struggle to find herself and the life she’s lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Her husband’s sophisticated façade hides a brooding man with even darker secrets.

Read our story spotlight on My Father’s House with Rose Chandler Johnson to find out more.


Story Behind My Father’s House

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

I wanted to write a story about a young woman who in spite of devastating hardships, disappointments, personal loss and mistakes, ultimately finds happiness after reconnecting with family and faith. I wanted the reader to take the journey with her, go with her through some of the hardships, but I didn’t want the painful things… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘A Dream of Miracles’

April 27th, 2016

Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world. Read our story spotlight on A Dream of Miracles to get the scoop on Mattie and Bo! Plus, celebrate with Ruth Reid and enter her Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.

Story Behind A Dream of Miracles

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

Working in the healthcare field over twenty-five years, I’ve seen miracles, which have stunned the medical staff as well as situations that are often not what they seem. Sadly, sometimes things are handled wrong. Outcomes are not always miraculous. In A Dream of Miracles, Mattie Diener is an Amish widow and mother of two young children. When her son becomes sick, she takes him to the local doctor,… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Another Way Home’

November 18th, 2015

Sometimes God’s ways are not at all what we expect… and exactly what we need. Grant and Audrey are adding grandchildren to their family left and right, but middle daughter, Danae, and her husband, Dallas Brooks, have been trying for years with no baby in sight. Though Danae is ready to consider adoption, Dallas will not even discuss it. Despairing of ever having a family of her own, Danae decides to pour her passion and energies into volunteer work with a newly opened women’s shelter in town. Looking for a good cause to fill her lonely days, she never expects to give her heart to the hurting women she meets there. She’s finally learning to live her life with gratitude, but then heart-wrenching events on Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil—and leave them all forever changed. Read our story spotlight on Deborah Raney with Another Way Home to… read more »