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Month: August 2009

About Sunflower Serenade: A small-town summer…

The days are long and lazy, the corn is high, the sunflowers are in bloom, and everyone in Bedford is gearing up for the biggest event of the summer: the annual county fair. But when a Nashville music producer approaches Bob about using Heather Creek Farm to film a country star’s new music video, he and Charlotte are faced with a dilemma. Will they allow the glamour and enticements of big-city life to encroach upon their peaceful home? Will the excitement of celebrity drown out the simple joys of summer?

About the Home to Heather Creek series: Charlotte Stevenson’s world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise’s children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores! But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.

Link to buy book: http://www.guideposts.org/heathercreek/linked_pages/book7.html The books come in a series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just want to order Every Sunrise you must call the customer service number (1-800-431-2344). Please include this information in your post!

About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family make their home in Montana.

Contest: Playing on one element of the book – big city entertainers vs. old county fair – the contest for this blog tour is City Girl Goes Country! Share your funniest story (about you or someone you know) about a time when you as the “city girl” goes to the country or “country girl” goes to the city. Enter the contest here: http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunflower-serenade-blog-tour.html

Schedule: http://www.litfusegroup.com/latest/current-blog-tours/88-sunflower-serenade-blog-tour (please post this link in your blog tour post so your readers can follow along!)

8/17

Camy at Camy’s Loft

http://camys-loft.blogspot.com/

Christa at Christa Allan

http://cballan.wordpress.com

Wendy at Wendy’s Book Corner

http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com

Deborah at Comfort Joy

http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/

8/18

Amy at Amy’s Random Thoughts

http://www.amychristopher.blogspot.com

Mikki at My Bible and a Cup of Coffee

http://mybibleandacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/

Amy at The 160 Acre Woods

http://the160acrewoods.com

8/19

Mindy at Ponderings of the Heart

http://philippians4verse8.blogspot.com:80/

Margaret at The Cappuccino Life

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/cappuccinosmom/profile/

Scoti at Springs Writers

http://www.springswriters.blogspot.com

8/20

Miralee at Miralee’s Desk

http://www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com

Leticia at My Daily Trek

http://leticiasworld.blogspot.com/

Sarah at Reborn Butterfly

http://www.rebornbutterfly.wordpress.com

8/21

Melodee at Actual Unretouched Photo

http://www.unretouchedphoto.com

Jennifer at Rundpinne

http://www.rundpinne.blogspot.com/

Laura at Lighthouse Academy

http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/

8/22

Marta at Marta’s Meanderings

http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life

http://kaytebug2002.blogspot.com

Diane At Diane’s Place

http://lenadianejennings.blogspot.com/

8/24

Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food

http://books-movies-chinesefood.blogspot.com/

Amy at Sprightly-Amy Anne

http://sprightly-amyanne.blogspot.com

Anita at the Authentic You

www.TheAuthenticYou.blogspot.com

Christy at Christy’s Book Blog

http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/

8/25

Cindy at Cindy Stamps

www.cindystamps.blogspot.com

Kelly at His Helping Hands

http://kellykigginslund.blogspot.com/

Kate at A Simple Walk

http://asimplewalk.blogspot.com/

8/26

Christine at A Dusty Frame

http://adustyframe.com/

Deena at A Peek at My Bookshelf

http://deenasbooks.blogspot.com

Sarah at Real Life

http://www.reallifeblog.net

8/27

Patty at Fresh Brewed Writer

http://freshbrewedwriter.blogspot.com/

Janice at The Nearsighted Bookworm

http://www.thenearsightedbookworm.blogspot.com

Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings

http://ramblings-n-writings.com

8/28

Suzanne at There’s No Place Like Home h

http://clickingherheels.blogspot.com

Pamela at Aunt Pam’s Closet

http://www.auntpamscloset.com

Pat at Why Didn’t You Warn Me

http://www.whydidntyouwarnme.com

8/29

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood

http://www.thezenofmotherhood.blogspot.com

Teresa at Joy in the Journey

http://www.teresaslack.blogspot.com/

Jen at The Steeds

http://www.thesteeds.net

9/29

Lena Nelson at A Christian Writer’s World

http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

New Addition to the Family!

New Addition to the Family!


Nope, not a grandchild, as much as I wish that were true…although in a way, I guess I added a “grandchild” and a “daughter” all in the same day. Now hold on…you may be rolling your eyes and shaking your head. No. I’m not one of those women who pack their poodles around in their purse, dress their little Maltese in clothing, and baby talk to their dogs. Nope. Not me. But hey…my daughter got a puppy on the same day I did, so that comes close to being a grandchild, since she and her husband (my daughter, not the puppy, LOL!) have no intention of ever supplying said grandchild.

Lacey is my pup and she’s the one on the left with her ears up…her sister Bella is very possessive of the stick (on the right) and got it first, but Lacey wanted to hold it too.

All right, enough goofing off. I’m tired, it’s time for bed, but I really want to brag on our two little girls. Sisters they are…and a breed I NEVER thought I’d ever own…same with my daughter and her husband. In fact, both our husbands have been just a bit horrified…no, that’s too strong…shocked. You see, we’ve always owned big dogs…German Shepherds, Labs, a big mutt, and the smallest we’ve ever owned is my current dog, a Border Collie (shown above checking out the competition). I’ve never considered a little dog, but we saw these puppies and couldn’t resist. Actually, I was shopping for a small breed, as our old guy is getting up in age, and I decided it would be fun to have a dog I could cuddle, as I spend so much time at my computer. My daughter went along for the ride, and fell in love with one of the little girls I’d gone to see. We made the owner a ‘two for one’ offer, and she agreed.

Admit it, Chihuahua or not, they’re darling!!! (and of course, all you Chihuahua lovers will be saying Of course they are!)

Lincoln City Book Signing

Lincoln City Book Signing

I’m on the run as usual….doesn’t the summer seem to be that way? Too much to do and never enough time, but I’m enjoying it just the same.

I’m taking part in a 30 author, outdoor book signing at Bob’s Books in Lincoln City, Oregon (the beautiful Pacific Coast) this Saturday from noon till 3:00. I’ll be signing copies of The Other Daughter, my women’s contemporary inspirational book, as well as my historical romance, Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA.

Most of the author’s taking part are secular, and I may be one of a handful (if that) of author’s writing/signing Christian books. If you’re in the area and want to help support inspirational fiction, I’d love to have you stop by.

Blessings on your weekend whatever you put your hand to!