The Writer Behind the Words – Mikal Dawn

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The Writer Behind the Words – Voni Harris

Writer Behind the Words

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Voni HarrisVoni Harris has never not been writing stories. Her mother was a magazine and newspaper editor who taught her the value of red ink, and even taught her at a very young age how to submit for publication. However, Voni was sidetracked by competitive speech and debate and went on to earn a degree in Radio/Television from Drake University, where she spent eighteen months in a radio copywriting internship. It was an epiphany to discover that it was the writing part of Radio/Television that she loved. She homeschooled her daughter from preschool through high school, then returned to her love of storytelling, with a side of tutoring. Voni has been published in two short-story collections, Heart-Stirring Stories of Romance, (Linda Shepherd, editor) and Spiritual Citizens, at http://drawneartochrist.com (Kim Bond, editor). Nothing Hidden won the 2013 ACFW First Impressions contest, and RWA’s 2015 Daphne DuMaurier contest.

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Mrs. Lee & Mrs. Gray – My Review

Mrs. Lee & Mrs. Gray - My Review | The Engrafted WordI know this is a fictional story, but it read more like a diary of these two fascinating women. Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray both lived in real life and they certainly lived vibrantly inside the pages of this book. Told in first person, the book sweeps readers through several decades alongside Mary and Selina. I loved the way the historical facts were woven around the fictional parts. It felt very real and realistic to me, almost like I’d stepped back in time myself.

The various settings were rich and colorful, especially Arlington. By the end of the book, I found myself as sentimental and attached to the home as Mary was herself. I hope to visit there in person some day.

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Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordJane is inter-nationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire.  Her works have appeared in more than 50 publications including  Decision, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts.  Jane is the author of over 25 books including historical novels. Many of her titles are based on the lives of real people or incidents set authentically in the American West.  Her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center.  Her works have been finalists for the Christy, Spur, Oregon Book Award, WILLA Literary Award and Reader’s Choice awards.  Several of her titles have been Book of the Month and Literary Guild selections.  Follow this link to see other awards that Jane has won.

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Interview with Angela Meyer & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Angela Meyer & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordAngela D. Meyer, author of The Applewood Hill Series, lives in NE with her husband of 24 years and their high school daughter. Their son serves our country in the Marines. Angela enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, connecting with friends and encouraging women to grow in their faith. One of her dream spots to vacation is next to the ocean and someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon.

For more, visit her at http://www.angeladmeyer.com

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Interview with Melissa Jagears & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Melissa Jagears & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted Word

Carol Award winning writer, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night. She’s the author of the Unexpected Brides Series with Bethany House. The prequel ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and is free to try.

You can learn more about her, her books, and where she hangs out online at www.melissajagears.com

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A Heart Most Certain – My Review

A Heart Most Certain - My Review | The Engrafted WordThis book may just be my favorite of this author’s yet. It has all the elements that I love to find in a historical romance. The hero and heroine were both strong and likeable from the start, with obvious goals, and watching their relationship unfold was pure entertainment. And the historical details and romantic plot intertwined perfectly.

The story seemed to develop so naturally. The characters grew and changed, the obstacles in their way increased as well, binding me to pages. I had my guesses as to how the story would unfold, but I was pleasantly surprised as the chapters flew by. There is a certain intrigue over how these characters will work through their problems. Their willing, charitable hearts are courageous and inspiring. Read more ›

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Where Healing Starts – My Review

Where Healing Starts - My Review | The Engrafted Word

Where Healing Starts is a story that reveals a heartbroken family struggling to find their way in the world and with each other. Each sibling we meet has been scarred in their own way from past hurts and is in need of God’s healing grace. My heart broke for their brokenness as I eagerly watched and waited for them to find their hope in God.

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Interview with Heather Blanton & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Heather Blanton & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordHeather Blanton is the independent bestselling author of several Christian Westerns, including the Romance in the Rockies series, which has sold over 40,000 copies. Intrigued by the concept of three good sisters stranded in a lawless Colorado mining town, a few notable Hollywood producers have requested the script for her first book in that series, A Lady in Defiance. Heather’s writing is gritty and realistic. In fact, her books have been compared to AMC’s Hell on Wheels series, as well as the legendary Francine Rivers book, Redeeming love.

A former journalist, Heather is an avid researcher and skillfully weaves truth in among the fictional story lines. She loves exploring the American West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw’s note in her hand.

She writes Westerns because she grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne movies. Her most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to her father, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! For more, visit her at https://ladiesindefiance.com/

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The Lady and the Lionheart – My Review

The Lady and the Lionheart - My ReviewThis story so captured my heart that I’ve had a hard time moving on since turning the last page. I’m not even sure how to find the words to review it. The Lady and the Lionheart swept me away with its emotional tale and changed me along with the characters. Days later, I actually find myself missing Charlie and Ella so much I’m tempted to pick the book back up and read it all over again. 😉

I stepped inside their fascinating world and had a difficult time leaving. I would think about the story during the day and count down until I could return to reading at night. The setting was so intriguing and mysterious. The life of the circus was painted so well I felt like I was walking inside the Big Top myself and watching the show with my own eyes.

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Welcome to the Engrafted Word!
A place for writers to sharpen their creative pens, discuss the latest books, cultivate friendships, and celebrate the stories God has planted in their hearts. Hi! I'm Savanna
An aspiring author & freelance writer.
Redeemed by sovereign love.
A busy gardener most days.
A blessed housewife every day.
The Missouri Ozarks is my home;
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