THIS JUST IN! RUTH LOGAN HERNE TOLD ME THAT I COULD INTERRUPT OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM FOR A SPECIAL (AND VERY SELFISH) ANNOUNCEMENT. SHE SAID THAT JULIE WOULD UNDERSTAND. I JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT I DOUBLE-FINALED IN THE GENESIS! YA AND CR. WOW!!!!!! PRAISE GOD AND...WOW! I'M OVERWHLEMED AND VERY SHOCKED. NOW....BACK TO OUR REGULARLY… Continue reading A Week Review with Julie Lessman – A Heart Revealed
Oh boy, oh boy! It's time to talk about Luke McGee! If you haven't read Julie's fourth book, A Hope Undaunted, then you are in for a HOT treat! Not only is it a page turner (as usual), not only does it have a beautiful story and a fiesty heroine - but it has a… Continue reading A Week Review with Julie Lessman – A Hope Undaunted
Dreamy schoolgirls. What's not to love, right? Bad boys turned GREAT! Definitely a gift of Julie Lessman's. "A romance born out of friendship is the most endearing type of love." - From The Thornbearer by me. That's what happens with Lizzie O'Connor and John Brady. One catch of a breath changes everything. Add to that a… Continue reading A Week Review with Julie Lessman – A Passion Denied
Yesterday (or today - as the time goes) we chatted about Julie Lessman's debut novel, A Passion Most Pure (the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year novel and one of Borders Best for 2009). In that first novel, we meet sassy, sexy, and sensational, Charity O'Connor - who always seems to need a good… Continue reading A Week Review with Julie Lessman – A Passion Redeemed
If you like to read about passion braided with faith and romantic tension, I have the author for you. Julie Lessman! I'd never read any of her novels, until I agreed to review her second book, A Passion Redeemed. Julie hates it when I mention that I read her series out of order, but let… Continue reading A Week Review With Julie Lessman (Giveaway)
Well, it's Valentine's Day!! Happy Valentine's Day to you all!! Who better to welcome in the Season of Love with the Kissing Queen herself, Julie Lessman. Julie has been a tremendous encouragement to me over the past year. From praying for me, checking up on me, and giving me words of advice for both writing… Continue reading Love at First Thought with Julie Lessman
Okay, so I've been a bad blogger. And I have a loooong list of great excuses, but I'm sure you'd much rather hear my other news 😉 Starting next week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I'll start a series entitled: Love At First Thought Stories start from somewhere and sometimes in the most unexpected places -… Continue reading New Blog Series on the way….
You know it’s true. The heart of a good story is emotion. If we can’t evoke emotion in our readers, then there’s a really good chance that story isn’t going to be at the top of anyone’s reading list. Most people pick up a book because it strikes some emotional chord with them. An interest… Continue reading Emotional Hooks and Such – The Reader
Okay, for anyone who has followed this blog - or even knows anything about me - I'm a BIG fan of Seekerville. What is Seekerville, you might ask? It's a fabulous, funny, and encouraging site for writers and readers of good fiction. Though most of the authors write inspirational fiction, all readers are welcome to… Continue reading Have you hugged a Seeker in 2010?
Okay - I love announcing winners, but also hate it, because not EVERYONE can win. Of course, SOME people win much more than their fair share, no names mentioned (SHERRINDA!!!) But for last week, let's celebrate with our two winners. Barb won Janet Dean's novel, The Substitute Bride. Barb, if you'll send me your snail… Continue reading We Have WINNERS!