Thursday, August 26, 2010

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena Nelson Dooley is a special friend of mine that I met several months ago and have the privilege of seeing and hearing her speak often at a monthly writer's lunch. She is such a dear sweet lady and has such a gift with writing. You can find her on her blog or at DFW Ready Writers. Check out her website for more information on her and her writing at:

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico is a wonderful book that takes place in 1890. Madeleine Mercer answers an ad for a mail order bride when her father dies suddenly and his business partner threatens he is going to marry her whether she wants to or not. Phillip Smith placed the ad for a mail order bride presumably to have someone to take care of him in his old age and illness. When Madeleine arrives there are many questions about her past. But she wins over Phillip instantly and gradually wins over his good friend, Jeremiah. The secrets of her past try to overshadow her new life in Golden. Can the friends she has made there protect her from the evil that is chasing her? Read and find out!

Becoming Lucy & Morning For Dove by Martha Rogers

Martha Rogers is an extraordinary woman. She has had many stories and articles published over the years. I had the privilage of meeting her and hearing her speak a few months ago. She is an inspiration to those like me who want to become a Christian writer. Check out her website at:

Becoming Lucy is the first book of four inn the Winds Across the Prairie series. Lucinda Bishop is a 17 year old who is suddenly orphaned. She goes to Barton Creek, Oklahoma. The year is 1896. After growing up in a big city coming to a country town where hard work is a daily part of living is a shock. But she soon finds she enjoys the life she has learned there. She lives with her aunt and uncle and cousins. She meets Jake Starnes, a hired hand who works for her uncle. He is good looking and strong. But he has secrets from his past that keep him from the life he so desires. Can he set things right in time to win the girl of his dreams? Read and find out.

Morning for Dove is the second book in that series. Still in the same town of Barton Creek we get to know Lucy's best friend, Dove even better. She is a beautiful Native American who must live with the prejudice towards her and her family because of her heritage. When she falls in love with the store owners son and he with her, they must find a way around his mothers hatred for her and her family. Will they ever get to be together and will his mother ever understand their love and forget her past? Read it and see how.

I am so looking forward to books three and four in this series. They are all tied into that same town and those same wonderful characters are found in each book. I hope you will find time to get them and read them.

Disaster Status by Candace Calvert

Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse. She writes medical drama/inspirational fiction. If you love shows like ER and others like it, you will love her Mercy Hospital series. She is a sweet lady with a heart for the Lord and her readers. She enjoys hearing from her readers.

Disaster Status is the second in the series. Erin Quinn is a charge nurse who is tough put caring. During a hazardous material spill she meets Fire Captain Scott McKenna. While they seem at odds at the beginning they find that they really are on the same side. They find an attraction to each other but their differences get in the way. They also have to deal with some personal issues that have gone unaddressed. Will they find the peace they are each looking for? Only one way to find out. Get it today and start reading.

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Her next book in this series is Code Triage and is due out in September 2010. Can't wait to read that one! If you haven't read the first in the series, pick that one up first and read all three in order. That one is Critical Care.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Healer by Linda Windsor

"The Healer" by Linda Windsor is a wonderful book of faith and healing, both physically and spiritually. In this book, Linda takes you back to 6th century Scotland. She had done a huge amount of research for this book. The details are done in such a way it takes you back to that time as if you were living it with them.

Brenna has lived her life in hiding, learning the art of healing. She has only one companion, a white wolf. She is being hunted by another clan. Her family was killed by that very clan when she was just an infant. One day she watches as a young man is ambushed and left for dead. Being the healer that she is, she must risk her own life to get him to safety. She tends to his wounds and falls in love. But what will happen when they find out the truth?

Ronan is a brave and strong character who has been through much in his life at an early age. Things a young boy should never have to witness. His father is a man who sought revenge and has passed that along to his sons. Can Ronan and Brenna break that chain in his family? Read and find out.

You will love this book as much as I have if you enjoy going into the past and living life in a different time. I recommend it to everyone. And I can't wait to read the other two in the series. Check out her website at .

Where the Jewels Are by Diana Symons

"Where the Jewels Are" by Diana Symons is a sweet little book about a princess who has everything. She is so wrapped up in herself she doesn't realize a true treasure in her life is right before her eyes. The princess has a wise father who will send her on a journey of discovery.

This book is a wonderful book for a young girl. Every little girl can relate to this character and her best friend, Winifred. The King in the book is wise and kind, like Our King. He shows his daughter what she doesn't know by the journey he sends her on instead of trying to explain it to her. She must learn this lesson on her own to fully understand it and discover the true jewels in her life.

You can check out Diana Symons website for more on her writing. My 8 year old loved this book. I am sure yours will, too. Diana Symons: