Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is my house.
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and enjoy springtime and God's beautiful creation.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Apparently, all this makes me a “rightwing extremist.” At least that’s what it says in the April 7, 2009 “Assessment” issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The nine-page report, titled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” is full of warnings about American citizens who share any of my background or subscribe to the beliefs above. It is one of the most alarming documents produced by our government that I have ever read.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Miss Fortune and Miss Match are delightful books set in NYC in 1947. Tell us how you got the idea for Allie and these books...
I got the idea for Miss Fortune in the middle of the night, when all good ideas come to me:
One sleepless night I was watching The Maltese Falcon and I started to wonder how different the story would be if Sam Spade had been a woman. She'd never have fallen for Miss Wunderly's charms and lies. She'd have been smart and tough and she would have solved the case in half the time it took Sam because she wouldn't spend all of her time smoking cigarettes and calling her secretary Precious.
The thought of a hard-boiled female detective got my mind whirling.
I paused the movie and sat in my darkened living room thinking about how much fun a female Sam Spade could be. Intrigued but not yet ready to dash to my computer, I changed disks and put on Casablanca (my all time favorite movie ever). The sweeping love story, a tale full of hard choices and sacrifice was what finally made the whole idea click in my mind. If I could just combine the P.I. detective story of the Maltese Falcon with the love story from Casablanca, and make Sam Spade more of a Samantha, I could have the best of all worlds.
These books are so good, I wish I'd written them. How did you set the stage to capture that gritty PI feel without being dark?
I find that a lot of PI stories are gritty and dark, focusing on the worst of the humanity, and while I wanted the Allie Fortune mysteries to be exciting and tension-filled I didn’t want them to be stark and hopeless.
One of the things I tried to do to counteract the darkness was to give Allie a multi-layered life. She has cases, relationships, friends and family, all of which I hope combine to make the stories textured, rich and full of life.
Allie is a character I'd love to have coffee with. What did she teach you while you wrote these books?
Allie was a great character to write. One of the things I learned from her was that human relationships (man/woman, mother/daughter, friends) are complicated and full of unspoken rules and expectations. Allie is a rule-breaker at heart and it complicates her life on a regular basis. One of the storylines I loved most is Allie’s relationship with her mother and how it grows and changes and how it’s shaped her.
Another dimension of Allie’s character that really taught me a lot was her willingness to do whatever was needed to help those she loves. There is no price on that kind of friendship and it’s a characteristic I’d like to see more of in myself. Okay I admit it, I’ve got a bit of a friend-crush on Allie. LOL.
One last question: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would that be and who would you take with you?
If I could go anywhere right now I’d head to Monterey, California (I’m writing a book set there right now) and I’d plant myself on the beach with a notebook, writing my story as the waves crashed. Sounds like my idea of heaven on earth. There’s something about the wind-shaped Cypress trees and the crash of the surf in Monterey that calls to me. I don’t know why, it just is.
|Miss Fortune, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #1|
By Sara Mills / Moody Publishers
In 1947 Allie Fortune is the only female private investigator in New York City, but she's kept awake at night by a mystery of her own: her fianci disappeared in the war and no one knows if he's still alive. Until Allie finds out, she will have no peace. When there's a knock on her office door at four in the morning, Allie suspects trouble as usual, and Mary Gordon is no exception. Mary claims someone is following her, that her apartment has been ransacked, and that she's been shot at, but she has no idea why any of this is happening. Allie takes the case, and in the process discovers an international mystery that puts her own life in danger.
Meanwhile, the FBI is working the case as well, and she is partnered up with an attractive, single agent who would be perfect for her under other circumstances-if only she knew whether her fianci was still alive.
|Miss Match, Allie Fortune Mystery Series #2|
By Sara Mills / Moody Publishers
FBI agent Jack O'Connor receives a letter from Maggie, a woman he used to love, saying she's in trouble in Berlin. The FBI refuses to get involved, so Jack asks Allie Fortune to help him investigate. Allie and Jack pose as a missionary couple who want to bring orphans back to the United States.
A child finds important documents that everyone in the city - Soviets and allies alike - want for themselves. Maggie refuses to tell Jack what the documents are, saying if things go wrong, they are better off not knowing. Through the course of the search, Allie's past is brought back to her, half a world away from home.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Can you relate?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly Jesus, John 10:10
Friday, April 10, 2009
- If you were the only one on earth and the only one through the ages that would be saved, Jesus would have still suffered on that He did just for you.
- At any moment, He could have commanded a legion of Angels to come down and rescue Him and it would have been within His right to do so.
- He endured so much torture and brutality that the scriptures say He no longer resembled a man.
- Even though he suffered more than any other man, it wasn't the physical pain that caused Jesus the most agony. When He cried out "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me", it was the ultimate rejection of His Father that broke Jesus's heart. At that moment Jesus took on all the sins of every person on earth, past, present and future, and God turned His face away from His son. Their eternal connection was severed because God could not have fellowship with sin. I believe that was the true reason for Jesus's agony and the ultimate reason for the broken heart that killed Him.
- He was rejected so we could be accepted
- He was separated from the Father so you could be adopted
- He became a curse so we could be blessed
- He was shamed so we could share His glory
- He became poor, so we could be rich (spiritually)
- He was beaten, so we could be healed
- He died so we could have life
- He bore our punishment so we could be forgiven
- He became our sin so we could be made righteous
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute International. He is also host of the Bible Answer Man radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada, as well as around the world through the Internet at http://www.equip.org/.
Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hanegraaff equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers. Widely considered to be one of the world’s leading Christian apologists, Hanegraaff is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon they recognize them instantaneously.
Visit the author's website.
List Price: $22.99
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Cult or Cultic?
“The word cult may be defined from both a sociological and theological perspective. From a sociological perspective it describes a group of people who are controlled by their leader(s) in virtually every dimension of their lives potentially resulting in illegal, immoral, and anti-social consequences. From a theological perspective, a cult may be defined as a modern-day movement that claims to be Christian but compromises, confuses and contradicts essential Christian doctrine, such as Christ’s atonement upon the cross.”
While the Faith movement is undeniably cultic—and particular groups within the movement are clearly cults—it should be pointed out that there are many sincere, born-again believers within the movement. I cannot overemphasize this crucial point. These believers, for the most part, seem to be wholly unaware of the movement’s cultic theology.
I have personally met several dear people who fall into this category. I question neither their faith nor their devotion to Christ. They represent that segment of the movement which, for whatever reason, has not comprehended or internalized the heretical teachings set forth by the leadership of their respective groups. In many instances, they are new converts to Christianity who have not yet been grounded in their faith. But this is not always the case.
I remember with great fondness, for example, the kindred spirit I shared with two ladies who participated in my Personal Witness Training class in Atlanta, Georgia. Year in and year out, these ladies would diligently and faithfully work to equip church members to effectively communicate the good news of the gospel. They were as committed to Christ as any two people I have ever met; yet they were both staunch supporters of Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin. I can still recall the conversations we had in 1985 concerning this topic. What stands out most vividly in my mind was their honest conviction that these men did not teach what I claimed they did.
Over the years I have received hundreds of letters from people immersed in the Faith movement who were completely oblivious to the rank heresy they were being fed—individuals who have said, “Until I saw the evidence with my very own eyes, I was not willing to accept it.” For this reason, we must take care to judge the theology of the Faith movement rather than those being seduced by it.
What Makes a Cult?
Christ Himself, in His magnificent Sermon on the Mount, taught us not to judge self-righteously or hypocritically. As frail mortals, we can only look on the outside; it is God who discerns the intent of the heart (1Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 17:10).
Having said that, let me reiterate that those who knowingly accept Faith theology are clearly embracing a different gospel, which is in reality no gospel at all. Let us never forget that Scripture admonishes us in the strongest of terms to test all things by the Word of God and to hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21; cf. Acts 17:11). As Jude exhorts us, we must contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 3).
By the time you finish reading this book, you will have come face-to-face with detailed documentation which conclusively demonstrates that many of the groups within the Faith movement are cults. Therefore we need to understand exactly what is meant by the term “cult.” For the purposes of this writing, I will focus on two primary ways in which a cult may be defined.
First, a cult may be defined from a sociological perspective. According to sociologist J. Milton Yinger, “The term cult is used in many different ways, usually with the connotations of small size, search for a mystical experience, lack of an organizational structure, and presence of a charismatic leader.”1 For the most part, sociologists have tried to avoid negative overtones in their descriptions of cults. The same cannot be said, however, for the media-driven public at large.
According to religion observer J. Gordon Melton, the 1970’s saw the emergence of “secular anti-cultists” who “began to speak of ‘destructive cults,’ groups which hypnotized or brainwashed recruits, destroyed their ability to make rational judgments and turned them into slaves of the group’s leader.”2 Cults of this variety are viewed as both deceptive and manipulative, with the groups’ leadership exercising control over virtually every aspect of the members’ lives. Furthermore, converts are typically cut off from all former associations—including relatives and friends—and are expected to give their complete devotion, loyalty, and commitment to the cult.3 Examples of cults labeled as sociologically destructive range from the Hare Krishnas to Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church to the Family of Love led by “Moses” David Berg.
A second way to define a cult is from a theological perspective. A cult, in this sense, is deemed a pseudo-Christian group. As such, it claims to be Christian but denies one or more of the essential doctrines of historic Christianity; these doctrines focus on such matters as the meaning of faith, the nature of God, and the person and work of Jesus Christ. Years ago, Denver Seminary professor Gordon Lewis succinctly summarized it this way:
A cult, then, is any religious movement which claims the backing of Christ or the Bible, but distorts the central message of Christianity by 1) an additional revelation, and 2) by displacing a fundamental tenet of the faith with a secondary matter.4
Christian Research Institute founder Walter Martin adds that “a cult might also be defined as a group of people gathered about a specific person or person’s misinterpretation of the Bible.”5 From a theological perspective, cults include organizations such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, and the Church of Religious Science.
A primary characteristic of cults in general is the practice of taking biblical texts out of context in order to develop pretexts for their theological perversions.6 In addition, cults have virtually made an art form out of using Christian terminology, all the while pouring their own meanings into the words.7 For example, while practically all cults laud the name “Jesus,” they preach a Jesus vastly different from the Jesus of the historic Christian faith. As Jesus Christ Himself put it, the real litmus test is “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15).
Mormons answer the question by saying that Jesus is merely the spirit-brother of Lucifer. Jehovah’s Witnesses assert that Jesus is Michael the Archangel. New Thought practitioners refer to Jesus as an avatar or mystical messenger. As blasphemous as all of this is, however, many Faith adherents actually reduce Jesus to an even lower level. For them, He is no more an incarnation of God than is any believer.
The Difference Between “Cultic” and a “Cult”
Given these definitions of a cult, it is completely justified to characterize particular groups within the Faith movement as cults—either theologically or sociologically or, in some cases, both. However, in classifying the Faith movement in general, it is more precise to use the term “cultic,” which essentially means “cult-like. “This distinction clarifies that “cults” (from a theological perspective) refer to groups with uniform sets of doctrines and rigidly defined organizational structures; they are monolithic. Movements, on the other hand, are multifaceted and diverse in their beliefs, teachings, and practices. Thus, while certain groups within the Faith movement can be properly classified as cults, the word “cultic” more aptly describes the movement as a whole. To put it another way, the “Faith phenomena” collectively reflects the sort of diversity found in movements (like the New Age movement), as opposed to mirroring the homo-geneous and relatively static character of cults like the Mormon Church and the Watchtower organization. The Faith movement, as all other movements, is composed of various groups, each with its own distinctives, but which share a common theme, vision, and goal.8 For this reason, the numerous Faith churches, teachers, and adherents should be judged on an individual basis. Each should rise or fall on his or her own merits. Kenneth Copeland Ministries, headed by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, for example, bears all the marks of a cult. First, it has a formalized hierarchical structure; it boasts a centralized organizational facility; and it is equipped with a publishing arm complete with a distribution mechanism. Additionally, as will be fully documented, the Copeland’s bludgeon many of the essentials of historic Christianity, preaching their own deviant brand of antibiblical theology that the vast majority of their devotees accept without question. Furthermore, fervent followers consider the Copeland’s to be the final authority in matters of faith and practice. Thus we can legitimately characterize the Copeland’s as being cult leaders who, in the vernacular of the apostle Paul, represent “a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all” (Galatians 1:6,7).
The Error Continuum
In combating the errors which confront Christianity, it is important to understand that all errors are not created equal; some are clearly more damaging than others. It may be helpful to picture these errors as resting on a continuum that stretches from the outright silly to the gravely serious. Benny Hinn’s comment about women originally giving birth out of their sides, for example, can be considered a silly statement—which, while nonbiblical, poses no direct threat to essential Christian doctrine.9
On the other hand, such teachings as God possessing a physical body, humans created as exact duplicates of God, and Christ’s transformation into a satanic being fall squarely on the other end of the “error spectrum.” They are heretical, which is another way of saying that they directly oppose the clear teaching of Scripture on matters of essential importance as highlighted in the creeds and councils of the church.
Classifying errors can oftentimes be a tricky business, as a sizable gray area exists between the serious and the not-so-serious type of error. Nevertheless, such difficulties should not discourage us from judging whether certain teachings and practices are faithful to the Word of God and the doctrines of historic Christianity. If anything, they ought to move us to spend more time in carefully thinking about the things we hear daily and hold dearly.10
You, the reader, will inevitably need to decide whether you think the Faith movement is cultic or Christian. You must decide whether these doctrines are true or false or some muddy mixture of both.
If you decide that this movement is a valid expression of Christianity, then in all fairness you should also embrace as fellow believers the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Christian Scientists, and a host of other groups normally thought of as cults.
That is the choice before you.
Friday, April 3, 2009
A four-time winner of the prestigious American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award, Lynxwiler recently signed a new six-book contract with Barbour Publishing of Uhrichsville, Ohio, bringing her total of contracted books to twenty. Besides Forever Christmas, her latest novels include Arkansas, Promise Me Always and Along Came a Cowboy. She also writes mysteries with two of her sisters, Sandy Gaskin and Jan Reynolds. Their brand new release, Alibis in Arkansas, is currently available in Sam’s Club’s nationwide, as well as in many bookstores. In April, the first book in the McCord Sisters series, The Reluctant Cowgirl, will release nationwide. Romantic Times gave The Reluctant Cowgirl 4 ½ stars and chose it as Top Pick for April.
When Christine isn’t writing or on Facebook, you’ll often find her cheering and coaching alongside her husband at one of their daughters’ softball games, kayaking down beautiful Spring River with her family, or getting together with friends from church. Drop her a note at Christine_Writes@yahoo.com or visit her website at http://www.christinelynxwiler.com/.
What do you like best about being a writer? Getting reader feedback. J I love it when I finish a book and hear from a reader that my story entertained them a great deal but also touched them in some way.
What's one thing you have to have within reach while writing? My family. Seriously. I used to write at a desk in the back corner of my bedroom. The door was usually closed and my kids were growing up in the next room without me. A few years ago, I decided ENOUGH! I moved my desk into the middle of the living room and I’m not cut off anymore. I write while life goes on around me, stopping frequently to participate. It works really well for us. Of course, I have solitude while hubby is at work and the girls are at school.
Pop, Soda, or Coke? What do you call it, and what's your favorite variety? Sometimes soda, sometimes coke. We don’t keep them at home, but when we go out, I get a Dr. Pepper.
Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Funny you should ask. A year or two ago, at a shoe store I can’t remember the name of, I found a pair of black flats with elastic straps criss-crossing the tops. They’re Jazzberry brand and are so comfortable that I wear them all the time, so now they’re a little worse for the wear. I’ve been looking online for the last month to find some Jazzberry black flats with elastic straps, certain that I’ll never last a whirlwind booksigning tour without new ones identical to my comfy old ones. But no luck until yesterday, I was at a store at the mall and one of the sales associates said to the one behind the counter, “Hey! She’s got on your shoes.” The girl walked out from behind the counter and sure enough. . .MY SHOES! I got so excited, it was embarrassing. She said she got them at PayLess, so I’m sure I did too. But when I went over to PayLess, the clerk said they never carried them. So. . .sniff. Back to square one. If you see me in Michigan, don’t look at my feet. My old standbys will have to do!
Many years ago, my niece wrote to ask me what I wear when I'm writing . . . because she was going to a career day for which she had to dress up as the occupation she wants to be when she grows up. How would you have answered her? I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that people might not read my books if they knew how sloppily I dress while I write. LOL.
What's the most fun/interesting/crazy/scary/unique hands-on research you've done for a book? Horses. Before I started writing books about horses, I was terrified of them. My husband’s parents have a cattle ranch and I’m not crazy about cows either, but I’ve been dealing with them for 27 years and at least you don’t have to climb up on them. Horses are another story. In the spirit of furthering my writing career, when I was working on Along Came a Cowboy, my sweet hubby bought us three horses. And signed me up for riding lessons. The first day I did well to just sit up on the horse. (With sunglasses on, so my kids wouldn’t see the tears in my terror-filled eyes!) Now I ride a little, but it will probably never be my favorite thing. Still it was fun to overcome that huge fear in the name of research.
Candles. We all have them. But do you burn them? What scents are your favorite? At the risk of being cliché, my family would probably tell you that I burn the candle at both ends all the time. Kidding aside, I burn them occasionally and my favorite scent is probably apple cinnamon. Reminds me of Mama’s house at Thanksgiving.
Have you ever re-gifted something someone's given you? What kind of question is that??!! I’ll never tell.
If you were to write a novel about what your life would have been like if you'd become what you wanted to be at eight years old, what kind of character would the story be about? A singer, probably country, possibly pop, I don’t remember. Just remember wanting to be adored by the masses. It’s funny how much that’s changed. Now all I ask for is to be easy enough to live with that my husband never regrets the decision he made 27 years ago and fun enough to be around that when my daughters grow up, they’d choose me to be a close friend, even if I wasn’t “Mama.”
Have you ever gone on a book-signing tour before? What are you looking forward to next week? What makes you nervous? I’ve had lots of booksignings, some back-to-back, but have never actually gone on “tour” before. I’m looking forward to meeting readers and readers-to-be. I LOVE getting to know people who read my books. When I write, it helps me to know who’s going to read it when I’m done. Nervous? Only one thing makes me nervous. The lurking fear that no one will show up. Or maybe worse, that they’ll show up for the other three authors and I’ll be sitting unnoticed in the corner, giving customers directions to the Bible aisle or the restroom.
What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received? Before I was published it was – Never give up. After – Write every day. Or at least five days a week.
What's your biggest dream for the future? Oh, wow. That’s a tough question. For my daughters to grow up to be the amazing women of God that I know they can be. For my husband and I to always be as much in love as we are now and have at least fifty more years together. And for our family to stay close during our time on earth and for us all be reunited in Heaven someday.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
What I love best about being a writer is that I get to do what I love every single day, whether I like it or not. :-) I love writing stories that elicit emotion from others--especially laughter and joy--and that's how I approach the work when I sit down to do it. Plus, one of my favorite things is when my writing makes me laugh when I go back and re-read it. When that happens, I know I've done what I was supposed to do.
What's one thing you have to have within reach while writing?
Post-it Notes. I'm addicted to them. I have to have at least one pad of them nearby (usually the ones in the pop-up dispenser that stays right next to my computer---and I have an identical dispenser that sits on my nightstand, since I often write at night in bed). Most of the continuity notes that I need for the book I'm currently writing are all written on Post-its and stuck either to the perimeter of my computer monitor or on the wall behind it.
Pop, Soda, or Coke? What do you call it, and what's your favorite variety?
I grew up saying coke (in New Mexico and Louisiana), but now usually call it soda, having picked that up when I lived in the Washington DC area. My favorite, which I can't have anymore, is Dr. Pepper. Most of the time now, though, I drink fruit-flavored, sugar-free fizzy water, hot tea with lemon, or Diet Coke.
Describe your favorite pair of shoes.
I'm wearing them right now! They're a pair of fabric "ballet slipper" flats that have a brown, gray, and off-white swirly pattern to them with a wide brown band that goes across the top of the foot. They're so comfortable, they're like wearing house-shoes!
Many years ago, my niece wrote to ask me what I wear when I'm writing . . . because she was going to a career day for which she had to dress up as the occupation she wants to be when she grows up. Here's how I answered her:
I told her that it really depended on the day. Most of the time, I'm wearing jeans and a sweater or blouse, sometimes a pair of exercise pants and a T-shirt or sweatshirt. Sometimes, I'm all dressed up, because I can write no matter where I am!
What's the most fun/interesting/crazy/scary/unique hands-on research you've done for a book?
To research my heroine's job for A Case for Love (Book 3 of the Brides of Bonneterre series), I spend several hours one morning at the local CBS-affiliate TV station to watch them shoot their mid-day "Talk of the Town" program. The main host, Meryll Rose, was wonderful! She spent about twenty minutes before the program talking to me, explaining everything that she does. I got to watch part of the live-broadcast show from the control room and part of it from the studio.
Candles. We all have them. But do you burn them? What scents are your favorite?
Having grown up in a household full of people allergic to all different kinds of fragrances, I've never cared much for scented candles. However, by being picky about them, I have managed to find some over time that I've enjoyed. Right now, I have a large candle-in-a-jar on the shelf above my computer that's "Flirty Fruits & Berry Bliss" scented. I also love the fragrances that come out in the Fall, like apple & cinnamon and pumpkin-pie spice.
Have you ever re-gifted something someone's given you?
If you were to write a novel about what your life would have been like if you'd become what you wanted to be at eight years old, what kind of character would the story be about?
It would be about Princess Leia as a veterinarian. Yep, when I was eight, I wanted to be both Princess Leia and a veterinarian. Hmmm...actually, that idea has possibilities...
Have you ever gone on a book-signing tour before? What are you looking forward to next week? What makes you nervous?
I just did my first book signing this past weekend. While I was nervous going into it---especially since it was in a nontraditional setting of a clothing store---it was a wonderful experience. I sold 13 books and signed a few more that people brought in. In fact, one young lady who was in Nashville on spring break, from Alabama, saw the posters in the store window a few days ahead of time and made her parents bring her back just to have me sign her book! It was a wonderful experience that gave me just the confidence boost I needed going into this book signing tour. What I am still nervous about is that with three other stellar authors there, no one's going to want my book because theirs are all so wonderful. So that's a bit daunting to me.
What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received?
"Above all else: FINISH YOUR FIRST DRAFT." I heard that at the first professional writers' conference I ever attended, and it transformed my entire approach to writing.
What's your biggest dream for the future?
My biggest dream is to be able to continue writing, to continue doing what it is that I love doing above all else.
When wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence, she thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her “dream” quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman? George came to Louisiana to plan his employer’s wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancée when he’s so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers his role has been Stand-In Groom only? Will she ever trust George again? Can God help these two find a happy ending?Kaye has also graciously offered you a choice of which book you'd like to be entered to win. Either Stand Alone Groom (above) or Menu for Romance or Ransome's Honor--not due to be released until July.
So please leave a comment stating which book you're interested in and your email address of course. I will choose a winner on April 17th