The Writer Behind the Words – Laurie Lucking

Writer Behind the Words

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An avid reader since birth (her parents claim she often kept them up late begging to hear just one more story), Laurie Lucking discovered her passion for writing after leaving her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mom. She writes young adult fantasy with a strong thread of romance, and her debut novel, Common, will release in 2018 from Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing. Laurie is the Secretary of her local ACFW chapter and a co-founder of www.landsuncharted.com, a blog for fans of clean young adult speculative fiction. A Midwestern girl through and through, she currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and two young sons. Find out more about Laurie and her writing by visiting www.laurielucking.com.

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Interview with Anne Carol

Anne Carol grew up reading, writing, and listening to English rock bands, obsessing over one in particular. Continuing her fascination with rock stars, she married a bass player and they now have two sons, also budding musicians. Besides reading, writing, and music, she loves traveling, going to dance class, watching teen dramas, and exploring social media websites. Anne lives in Northern California, where she enjoys wine and chocolate every night as she works on her next novel.
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High as the Heavens – My Review

If you enjoy historical fiction, then this is the book for you. I was immediately transported to Eve’s world and had to hold my breath as she carried out her dangerous work as a spy during WWI. There were even a few moments I was biting my nails to see what would happen next. I can’t imagine living during such a tumultuous time. Eve is a heroine in every sense of the word.

I think what I’ll remember most about this story is how the history was woven so well throughout the tale and the numerous surprises that made hours of reading seem like minutes. How I love a good plot twist! Read more ›

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Wings of the Wind – My Review

This is probably my favorite of the entire Out From Egypt series. While each heroine was unique and inspiring, Alanah’s strength and bravery kept me glued to the page. She’s a survivor and she’s a fighter. Her journey throughout the story builds like a piece of music that sweeps you away. By the end, I was out of breath as she faced incredible danger and lived out her newly-found faith.

Tobiah was equally as gripping and real to me. His story complimented Alanah’s and his strengths matched hers. I loved watching the two of them work through their unique circumstances and how their relationship depicted the beauty of God’s grace. Read more ›

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Interview with Heidi Chiavaroli & GIVEAWAY

Heidi Chiavaroli is a women’s fiction author who seeks to portray authentic women finding boundless grace in Jesus. Her stories are largely split-time novels, weaving the past and the present together with hope. Heidi is the winner of ACFW’s 2014 Genesis Contest, Historical Category. Her debut novel will release this August from Tyndale Publishers. Heidi lives in Massachusetts with her high school sweetheart (AKA husband), two sons, and Howie, her standard poodle. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Heidi is represented by Natasha Kern of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.
Visit her at http://www.heidichiavaroli.com/

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Interview with Stephenia H. McGee & GIVEAWAY

Stephenia H. McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of all things historical. Stephenia currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and sons where she writes stories of faith, redemption and life steeped in the South.
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Unblemished – My Review

Wow. I was not prepared for this book. I knew within the first couple pages that I was in for an adventure. What I didn’t expect was to be so consumed with the intricate world the author created. This is a new genre for me and I have to say I LOVED it!

Eliyana is a fascinating heroine, who struggles to see herself for who she really is. She goes through a deep transformation throughout the book’s journey and I was holding my breath to see how she would survive. There are several other characters, which at times confused me in keeping track of who was who, but they each played a strong role. Read more ›

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Interview with Cynthia Roemer & GIVEAWAY

Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons.
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The Chapel Car Bride – My Review

I had never heard of a chapel car before and it was interesting to see how the car created a unique backdrop for this entire story. If you enjoy historical fiction, this book delivers. It weaves a soft story of love and faith against hard-learned lessons of honesty and trust.

I liked Hope and her open heart towards others. She is dedicated to her ministry with her father and always believes the best in everyone. However, she’s also naive and at times misguided. Luke loves the Lord and is a hard worker. He compliments Hope in many ways and I could see how the two of them would be drawn to each other. Even so, their love story felt strained to me at times and the ups and downs of their relationship weren’t always believable.

 

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Interview with Janet W. Ferguson & GIVEAWAY

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
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