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Month: February 2009

Feeling Lost? Need Directions?

Feeling Lost? Need Directions?

Feeling Lost? Need Directions?

Author Shares Six Tips for Finding Your Route

(Orlando, Florida) Have you ever wished you could look into the future and obtain better insight in order to make wiser decisions for your best outcome? So many times, results from poor choices could have been avoided if we had seriously considered the direction of God’s guidance for our lives, instead of trying to figure things out on our own. In her book, Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life, Cheri Cowell presents six questions readers should ask themselves when facing important decisions. Through observation and exploration, she examines each question and shares examples of how others–from Bible times to present day–have used these questions to find God’s way in the story of their lives. From career options to medical decisions to relationship questions, Cowell’s instruction and guidance helps readers learn how to make confident choices as they seek God’s direction on the road of life.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City

ISBN-10: 0834123355

ISBN-13: 978-0834123359

Cost: $14.99

Cheri Cowell, a popular conference speaker and writer, uses her experience in ministry to encourage and equip Christians seeking answers to the unspoken questions of faith. She is earning a degree in theological studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, where she and her husband, Randy, call home.

For more information, see: http://directionanddiscernment.com/index.html

Check back again….I’ll be posting some interesting interview questions by Cheri soon, as well as info on her contest!

The Reviews Have Started!

The Reviews Have Started!

In case you can’t make a decsion whether to purchase my new book, maybe the following reviews will help you decide. Here’s some of the great things being said by readers:

Five Stars--As a long term reader of western and author of many, it takes a lot to impress me in this genre. Miralee Ferrell did just that with “Love Finds You in Last Chance, California.” Appealing characters. Believable storyline. Excellent plot with plenty of action that keeps you turning pages. This book is worth making room for on even the most crowded bookshelves–one to read again and again. I did just that! Colleen L. Reece, 140 “Books You Can Trust,” approx. 6 million copies sold

Reviewed by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Kansas), January 13, 2009

Miralee Ferrell weaves together a spunky heroine, a unique setting, a touch of mystery, and a pleasing dose of romance to create a tale that points to a simple yet significant truth: when we trust God, all things work together for good. Last Chance is a story that will entertain and edify–Christian fiction at its best.

Reviewed by Sharlene MacLaren — Five Stars (Spring Lake, MI), January 02, 2009What a charming, delightful read! Three cheers for Miralee Ferrell’s poignant writing style. I could not put this book down, and even as I write this review, having just read the final page, it is well past midnight. This is not the first book by Miralee Ferrell I have read, and after reading Love Finds You in Last Chance, California, I am more convinced than ever I’ll be looking for more of her titles. “Last Chance” has a fine blend of tension and conflict, seasoned with tender, blossoming love. Exactly the kind of book I seek out. It is more than a sweet, endearing historical romance; it is an inspiring, absorbing book, wrought with interesting, colorful characters, that will hold its readers’ attention from beginning to end. This is one of those books worth every minute of time and every penny invested.

Reviewed by Delia latham (Okmulgee OK), January 27, 2009–Five Stars

Alexia Travers’ world takes a decided downward spiral when her beloved father dies unexpectedly. After his death, the devastated young woman is dealt a number of shocking revelations: The horse ranch she and her father ran together is heavily mortgaged; gold has been found on their property, but only her father knew where; he was keeping something from her just prior to his death; and hidden among her friends and acquaintances is someone who does not have her best interests at heart. It’s 1877, and the world isn’t ready for take-charge women, but that doesn’t deter Alex. Dressed in the men’s pants which have long made her an object of derision among Last Chance’s female population, she takes her father’s place riding the range – fiercely independent, stubbornly proud, and set on paying off the unwelcome debt by making the ranch a success on her own. Her father taught her everything she needed to know to manage the spread, and she’ll move heaven and earth, if necessary, to make it work. Enter Justin Phillips, a widower with a three-year-old son in tow. He’s a talented wrangler looking for a job – and he’s willing to work for a woman. Having lost a few ranch hands for no better reason than her gender, Alex needs someone like Justin. But can she trust him? He’s not afraid to work and knows how to handle a horse – but he also has more than one secret, a pair of brown eyes that play havoc with her emotions, and an adorable little boy who captures her heart right from the get-go. Dare Alex allow this stranger into her world? Dare she not? More importantly, in her effort to show herself strong and capable in her father’s stead…will Alex ever learn to lean on the One who can solve all her problems and insure a happy outcome? An overall good book with moments of heart-pounding suspense, enough mystery to keep the pages turning, and a carefully doled dosage of tender romance. Miralee Ferrell “brings it on” in this one – an entertaining and inspiring tale.

I’ve Fallen off the Wagon

I’ve Fallen off the Wagon

I don’t know about you, but it’s only Feb. 2 and I’ve already fallen off the wagon, If I were really honest, I’d admit that I never quite got both legs off the ground and up into the wagon…I’ve been dragging one foot and bouncing along the ground a number of times. Sigh.
And no, it’s not the typical alcohol wagon that I’ve fallen off, it’s the SUGAR wagon. I do have an excuse though, really I do! It’s Valentine’s Day and Easter. I mean honestly, the stores know my weakness for sugar and they’re purposely loading the shelves for both holidays right now. I can’t walk into ANY store it seems, without bumping head on into a candy aisle.

How about you? Are you struggling with one or more of your goals that you really wanted to keep this year? Or did you make it all the way through January and are doing great? Feel free to leave a comment and share if you even set a goal, and if so, how you are doing? And if anyone wants help being accountable let me know. I’ve got a great support group on Facbook that I’ll plug you into that have agreed to help hold one another accountable.