To my Nashville friends… I'm speaking at the Southern Festival of Books on Friday, October 10 (2-3PM) and would love to see you there. We'll discuss the history of the Belmont Mansion here in Nashville, the setting of A Beauty So Rare, and also "the story behind the story." Booksigning immediately following.
LEFT BEHIND opens in theaters around the country THIS weekend, and I hope you'll flock to see it. I attended a special pre-screening recently with Jerry Jenkins (co-author of the Left Behind series), and the movie is fabulous! I had several "chill moments" while watching it. It's wonderful to see a motion picture that focuses on the eternal significance of what having a relationship with Jesus Christ means.
An unexpected inheritance. An unknown future. An unending love.
Determined to tame her younger brother's rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin's invitation to move west, and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado, is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an "untimely inheritance" challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her sense of trust--and perhaps even her heart.
U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive--and the one woman who can help him find the future he's been longing for.
As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price.
Ten years ago Kathryn Jennings made a vow. For better or worse. And that promise still holds true, even though her marriage has not turned out as she expected. When her husband fails to return home one stormy winter night, she struggles to keep their ranch, but her efforts are blocked at every turn. After a shocking glimpse into her husband's past, Kathryn uncovers a hidden truth. What she wouldn't give to turn back time and be able to love her husband for the man that he was, not for the man she always wanted him to be.
Larson Jennings has spent his entire life running from a broken past, unable to trust, reluctant to try again. One fateful night, his life takes an unexpected twist, and soon he is forced to make a choice. Whatever he chooses, his decision may cost him his life.
To Whisper Her Name Kindle e-book is on sale for $0.99 for however long the sale lasts (sometimes they don't tell us, and this is one of those times). If you've read and enjoyed Ridley and Olivia's story, would you consider sharing this sale with two or three friends who love historical fiction/romance too? I'd appreciate it!
It's TO WIN HER FAVOR, the second standalone novel in the Belle Meade Plantation series which releases April 2015. Thanks, friends, for reading and for always asking about what I'm writing next. Appreciate you! What do you think about the cover?
ABOUT To Win Her Favor:
A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse be a champion. But the one man who can help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing for good.
An Irishborn son far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and start a farm. Yet starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he doesn’t dare accept. Yet, cannot possibly refuse. Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the annual Drayton Stakes at Nashville’s racetrack––the richest race run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance, and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder, Maggie’s father––aging, yet wily as ever––makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail––Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself. Cullen and Maggie need each other in order to achieve their dreams. But their stubborn, wounded hearts––and the escalating violence from a "secret society" responsible for lynchings and midnight raids––may prove too much for even two such determined souls.
From a Distance e-book is $1.99 through 7/27 on all participating e-book vendors. And thanks to you friends, it's already #1 in several categories. Let me know if you've nabbed it, and if you've taken Daniel and Elizabeth's journey with me yet! And please, would you share this sale with 2 or 3 friends who perhaps haven't read this yet? I'd be so grateful.
What happens when the realization of a dream isn't what you imagined. . . and the secret you've spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare?
Determined to become one of the country's premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life.
Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, is a man shackled by his past, and he'll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt. He's a man of his word, but repaying that debt could bring secrets from his past to light.
Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth's lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met...from a distance.
From a Distance, the 2009 Christy Award winner for Best Historical
In celebration of Diann Hunt's upcoming Hallmark movie (airing this Saturday, July 19) her book For Better or For Worse is available digitally for only $2.99 for the next week (ends 7/21.)
Di was a precious friend to many of us on Inspired By Life and Fiction, and all of us who loved her would appreciate it so much if you would share this special deal with your friends and family! Can you help us spread this far and wide?
About the book: She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground?
Wendy Hartline is finally starting to settle into the single life. After a difficult season of grief following her husband's death, she's taken over the family business of coordinating memorable weddings. Life has become . . . comfortable. Then the charming and incredibly frustrating Marco Amorini opens a legal practice--specializing in divorces--right next to her wedding chapel and stirs up everything.
Wendy learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances in this hilarious story of the pleasures and pains of new love in midlife.
I hope you'll buy Di's e-book this week and enjoy her love of laughter and her flair for writing a fabulous story, and that you'll grab a friend on Saturday and watch the movie! I'll be reading and watching this week too.
Have you read one of Di's books? Are you Hallmark Movie lover? One of my favorite Hallmark movies ever is Grace & Glory. Do you remember that one? Do you have a Hallmark favorite?