I love discovering new authors and I’m so happy to have read Tara Johnson’s beautiful debut. This story will satisfy and charm its way into your heart with grace and ease. I always love reading Civil War fiction and this one had its own sweeping story to tell.
The south during the war is painted with gripping detail and heartfelt craft. The characters and their world – overwhelmed with fears, responsibilities, faith, and allegiances – came to life as I read. I loved them for their flaws and for their strengths. Keziah and Micah have a journey to share that you won’t want to miss. Their bravery and kindness should inspire all of us to ponder our own walks with the Lord and follow Him in faith. Read more ›
Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel Land of Silence was voted by Library Journal as one of top five Christian fiction titles of 2016 and won the INSPY Award for General Fiction. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. In 2011, after publishing her first novel, Pearl in the Sand, Tessa was named New Author of the Year in the FamilyFiction-sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards.
Tessa lived in the Middle East for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States. She holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate. Contact Tessa at tessaafshar.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTessaAfshar/
Kathleen Denly writes stories to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. She enjoys finding the lesser known pockets of history and bringing them to life through the joys and struggles of her characters.
Sunny southern California, a favorite setting in her stories, is also her home. She lives there with her loving husband, four young children, two cats, and too many fish to count. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories.
When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, she spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.
There are so many things to love about this story. I’m a historical reader by heart, but I was so captivated by our modern day hero and heroine telling the story of our Revolutionary War couple. Both sides were beautifully written and equally compelling. The whole idea of this love letter binding the generations together… it was loveliness through and through.
The chemistry sparked strong between both sets of couples. The romance melted my heart on more than one occasion. Everything felt very real. There were so many poignant lines and phrases and scenes. Read more ›
Andy Brodrick is a licensed mental health counselor by day and a writer by night. He makes his home in the Ozarks and loves hiking in the scenery they provide. Though he isn’t published yet, Andy has written several novels and short stories. He’s an introvert who will almost always choose a good book and a cup of coffee over going out. However, he’s also fully aware that he would only be half of himself without some very good friends (you know who you are). A lot of people think Andy is quiet, but that’s only because they haven’t asked him about Superman, the Lord of the Rings, the Legend of Zelda, or his next writing project. Most people don’t know this, but Andy is an accomplished self-defense tactician, the kingpin of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Black Market, and a former Olympian (he’ll let you guess the sport). Also, he wrote this bio at 2am, so some of the above statements may actually be flat-out lies. He’ll let you guess those too.
A research librarian and associate professor, Elizabeth Camden has a master’s in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband in central Florida.
Rachel Fordham’s debut novel The Hope of Azure Springs is book one of a three book deal with Revell. In addition to writing and researching Rachel also teaches writing courses and loves engaging with other bookish. Her number one passion is her family, in fact their antics are often the topics of her social media posts. They reside together on beautiful island in Washington state.
Jaime Jo Wright is the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas, and a human resources director by trade. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. The House on Foster Hill is her debut novel. To learn more, visit jaimewrightbooks.com.
Joyce Valdois Smith is wife to Bob, mother to four married children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren. She is a retired public health and school nurse. Writing has been her long time passion. Joyce is an author of Christian historical and contemporary fiction as well as children’s books. She has recently released, “Grandpa Forgot My Name.” She is active in her church. She lives with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lady Catherine (Katie), in southwest Missouri.
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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;
Civil War history, my passion.
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