March 14, 2013

CFBA Book Review: SWEPT AWAY, by Mary Connealy Swept Away by Mary Connealy This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Swept Away from Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2013) by Mary Connealy MYRA'S REVIEW: Another wild and entertaining Western romance from one of my favorite authors! If you enjoy a charming cowboy love story with lots of shoot-'em-up excitement and the perfect blend of humor, thoughtful character development, and spiritual truths woven in, this book is for you. Readers of Mary Connealy's Kincaid Brides series will recognize a few names, as the hero is the brother of Callie from Over the Edge. Fun to learn what's happening with Luke and friends back in Texas! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Christy Award Finalist, a Carol Award Finalist and an IRCC Award finalist. The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy. The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist. Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist. The Sophie's Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats. She is also the author of; Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection...
CFBA Review: WINGS OF GLASS, by Gina Holmes This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Wings of Glass Tyndale House Publishers (March 1, 2013) by Gina Holmes MYRA'S NOTE: I only recently obtained Gina's new book and haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I well remember how much I loved her debut novel, Crossing Oceans. Gina has a gift for creating endearing characters and evoking rich layers of emotion, and I can't wait to delve into her next story! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey now called Novel Rocket and she is also the founder of Inspire The Fire. Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW Religion bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain, was also named a Christy finalist. Her upcoming novel, Wings of Glass will releases this month. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose. ABOUT THE BOOK : From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a heart-rending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. On the cusp of womanhood, Penny is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though...


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