30 June 2013

Cynthia Howerter interview



Cynthia Howerter

Bio: CYNTHIA HOWERTER is a Pennsylvania girl who now lives in Virginia. Her love for history, especially the American Revolutionary War period, along with being a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), give Cynthia a wealth of knowledge to use in her writing. Cynthia and La-Tan Roland Murphy are co-authors of God’s Provision in Tough Times, an anthology of 25 true stories of God’s provision during unemployment and financial despair.  Her book is available Amazon.com.  Cynthia is currently writing an historical fiction novel.  She also writes for her website Soar With Eagles, and is a member of Colonial American Christian Writers.

Cynthia Howerter, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.  
Thank you for having me!  It’s a pleasure to be here.

Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
I’ve had a years-long struggle with trusting God to take care of my problems.  As an adult, no matter what adversity happened in my life, I prayed about the problem and asked God to take care of it, and then turned right around and tried to manage the situation on my own.  I didn’t believe that God could handle my problems as well as I could.  A dear Christian friend told me that it was like I put my problem inside a helium balloon, told God about the problem and asked Him for help, and then as I let go of the balloon string to hand my problem over to God, I grabbed the string back and tried to fix the problem on my own—with most unsatisfactory results.  Finally, God put me in a position where my husband’s 2-year bout of unemployment made me completely dependent upon God for everything—food, shelter, clothing, and money.  I had no control over anything in my life.  Slowly, I learned that God can be trusted to handle every situation I encounter.  The lessons I learned during our extended unemployment were extremely painful, but once I learned to fully trust God to do what is best for me, it was tremendously freeing.  


God's Provision in Tough Times
Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?  
Currently, the book is not available in audio format.  

Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print?  
The publisher plans to offer God’s Provision in Tough Times as an e-book soon but, for now, it’s only available as a paperback in regular print.

In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation? 
God’s Provision in Tough Times is an anthology containing 25 true stories that detail how God provided for each writer during their darkest moments of unemployment and financial difficulties.  Each story describes specific problems the writer faced, such as the loss of their home or the stresses of unemployment on their family, and the ways in which God provided for whatever they encountered.  Each reader should come away with an understanding that no matter what adversity they face, God is able to provide for their every need whether it’s emotional, spiritual, or physical. 

Cynthia Howerter’s Links:
Website:  Soar With Eagles  http://cynthiahowerter.com
Twitter:  @CynthiaHowerter
Facebook:  Cynthia Howerter
LinkedIn:  Cynthia Howerter

Purchase links: Amazon

Thank you Cynthia Howerter for agreeing to answer these questions.  Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!

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29 June 2013

Marian Baay reviews GETTYSBURG'S CHOSEN SONS by Sarah Price

Gettysburg's Chosen Sons


Reviewed by Marian Baay
~5 stars~*****

Two Amish brothers wanting to fight in the war – but only one can go. Two Bibles – but only one with a white piece of paper in it. The brother who chooses the Bible with the piece of paper shall go to war.

Thomas is the one with the piece of paper in his Bible. He’s the younger of the two brothers. At eighteen, he is not only leaving his family but also his girlfriend. He makes his older brother promise to take care of her and – if he does not return – to marry her.

The next morning, Abram must tell Father that Thomas left to fight in the war. Shortly thereafter he must also tell the same news to Betsy—Thomas’ girlfriend.
The days that follow are filled with hope to hear something from Thomas, but no word comes. Then finally Abram decides to go to Gettysburg—where the battle took place—and bring Thomas home.

Will Abram find his brother? Or is he bound by his promise to marry Betsy?

A well-written, moving story that brought tears to my eyes. My only complaint is that it was so short—but although it was short it was still a satisfying read!

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You can buy this story at Amazon.
And you can also find the other stories in the Cry of Freedom Series at Amazon.

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28 June 2013

Marian Baay reviews A NOBLE GROOM by Jody Hedlund

A Noble Groom


Reviewed by Marian Baay


In the 1800’s many Germans immigrated to America in hopes to start a new and better life than they had in Germany. They worked hard and had little, but anything was better than what they had in the Old Country. In this book the German immigrants in Forestville are farmers.

Annalisa is a young widow. Her husband was recently murdered and now her father has decided she needs a new husband. He writes to his brother in Germany to look among their family for a young man who is willing to come to America to become a farmer and to marry his daughter.

Carl is the son of a duke—a nobleman who is not accustomed to hard work. He is accused of murder and therefore has to flee from Germany to America. He promised to help a young widow until her groom—also from Germany—would arrive. He can never tell his true identity—that he is the son of the duke—that would probably get him killed, because Annalisa’s father hates Carl’s father. Carl is a man of faith and finds it hard to live a lie, but feels he doesn’t have much of a choice.

In these days marriage was more a practical thing. Annalisa needed a man to run her farm...and soon! While waiting for her groom to arrive Carl is helping her on her farm. She can see he is different than any of the other farmers, but she is grateful for his help and doesn’t ask him any questions about his life in the Old Country.

Carl and Annalisa develop feelings for each other, but they know they can’t get married, because her father promised her to her cousin who is coming over from Germany. It is taking too long for her cousin to arrive. Will he ever show up? Or is there a chance that she can marry Carl?

This was another great book by Jody Hedlund. Carl and Annalisa were very likable characters. I really enjoyed reading this book. I love Jody’s story-telling and I also love to learn more about American history in her books. Looking forward to her next book…

*I received a review copy through NetGalley.*

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GIVEAWAY: A copy of this book, choice of format*, to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment and your email address to be entered in the contest. *International winners ebook only.

NOTE: Marian is enjoying a little break and won't be around much to interact with you, but she will read all the comments.

26 June 2013

Teresa Mathews' Reviews A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

A Noble Groom
A Noble Groom 
by Jody Hedlund
Bethany House Publishers

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
5 Stars*****

Ms. Hedlund at Her Finest

In this amazing story by Jody Hedlund we find ourselves being carried away to 1880 Forestville, Michigan.  There we are introduced to a Community of hardworking German Immigrants who have come over from Saxony Germany. Leaving behind a life
of working for the evil Baron von Reichart whom they blame for the loss of a loved one.

Annalisa Werner finds her husband dead in one of their fields and she fears someone has murdered him but truth be known she doesn’t really care that he’s dead since he was so mean. Annalisa doesn’t want to loose her land and she knows she can’t work it by herself so she knows she has to have a husband. If only Annalisa could have a choice in the matter, she does not want to be in a loveless marriage again.

Carl von Reichart aka Carl Richards, only son of the Baron, has never had to work hard for his allowance from his father. He was able to go to the best Universities in England to learn to be a scientist. When he is framed for murder and sentenced to die, he prays that God will deliver him and to his amazement his father sends a servant to help him escape to America. The servant has gotten a request to find a suitable husband for a young widow in America, he sends Carl with a letter explaining that his nephew will be coming soon and in the meanwhile Carl will be helping Annalisa around the farm. The letter left out one important fact…Carl is the son of their sworn enemy, Baron von Reichart.

When Carl meets Annalisa he is determined he is going to do whatever he can to help her, and the more time he spends with her and her little girl the more he dreams of what a life with them would be like. When Annalisa’s groom doesn’t show up when expected it seems maybe Carl’s dream will come true. Will Carl have to watch his dream die when the truth of who he really is comes to light?

Ms. Hedlund is a terrific writer and it really shows in this great story. From the very beginning I found myself running the gamut of emotions, sadness that during this time women had no say in who they married. Happy when it seems that things would work out for her and Carl and then fear for what almost happened at the end. This truly was a satisfying read! I can’t wait to see what comes next from Jody Hedlund’s magical pen.

***Thanks to Bethany House Publishers and Net Galley for supplying a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

You can find this wonderful book and others by Ms. Hedlund at AmazonCBD, and BAM


GIVEAWAY: We are giving away a copy of Jody's book, to be entered please like Jody's Facebook page and leave a comment and put FB to let us know you liked it. 

25 June 2013

Noela Nancarrow Reviews A NOBLE GROOM By Jody Hedlund

A Noble Groom
Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 2013)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars ***** 


Jody Hedlund has crafted a mesmerizing and irresistible love story that spans across classes from the handsome son of a Baron to a poor farmer’s widow. A Noble Groom is a compelling romantic tale punctuated with nail-biting suspense and danger which provides the perfect blend of a deeply satisfying romance with an exhilarating drama. 

With the help of his manservant Matthias, Carl von Reichart flees Germany and a beheading that was imminent for a crime he didn’t do. With nowhere else to go that’s safe, he follows a plan that was laid out for him and arrives in Forestville, Michigan as Carl Richards, and looks for Matthias’ brother, Peter. After getting mistaken for the groom that Peter was expecting for his daughter, Carl explains he is only here to hide out for a time, and to help out his daughter until the real groom arrives from Germany.

Peter’s daughter, Annalisa Werner is a recent young widow with a sweet young daughter named Gretchen who loves nothing better than to have her mother tell her fairy tales. Annalisa herself sadly knows fairy tales are only for make-believe stories. She is aware of the German common law that a man could discipline his wife however he saw fit, including the use of physical force. Yet Annalisa had still dreamt of a fairy tale ‘happily ever after’ when she had married Hans. She soon learnt that she’d never please her uncaring husband and that true love didn’t matter, nor even exist.  Happiness was something she had no expectations of in her impending marriage that her father had arranged, but a groom was a necessity for her farm and hers and her daughter’s survival.

Carl was basically void of any farming skills but determined to do whatever he could to help out this pretty, but very sad young woman. He comes to adore Gretchen’s giggles and Annalisa’s smiles, and banters often with Annalisa to draw out those smiles. Though his feelings grow, he knows he holds a secret that will cause Annalisa and her family to hate him if not kill him. And then there’s the dreaded moment her groom will arrive that she is promised to.  

Carl Richards becomes a knight in shining armor to Annalisa in protecting her, making her feel special, and bringing laughter to her life, but she also knows that Carl must move on and that her happiness will be short-lived. Will Annalisa ever find her fairy-tale ending for her and her family? 

This beautiful story will squeeze your heart with longing for the endearing characters to succeed in grasping love and a happy ever after which seems so far out of reach. The friendship and love that blossom between Carl and Annalisa is captivating and enchanting, passionate and compelling, and inspiring the reader to want to read this engaging and powerful story time and time again.

Jody has incorporated an encouraging message threaded throughout A Noble Groom for widows, highlighting God’s special love and care for them from the One who calls Himself the defender of widows.


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This book may be purchased through AmazonCBDBarnes and Noble or your local bookstore.
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GIVEAWAY: We are giving away several copies of Jody's book this week - one for each review. Answer the question and leave your email address to be entered in the contest.

QUESTION: God tells us to honor real widows and to visit them. Do you know any widows or widowers that you could visit, and if you already do visit, are you able to share the difference it makes in their lives?  

23 June 2013

Heather Day Gilbert Interview with Carrie Fancett Pagels


Heather Day Gilbert


HEATHER DAY GILBERT is the administrator of her blog, Writing Beyond the Vows, and a co-founder of Married…with Fiction, an online community for writers and more. She has written a Viking historical novel (God’s Daughter) and a Contemporary Appalachian Mystery (Miranda Warning). Heather is the ACFW Area Coordinator for West Virginia. She is represented by Ruth Samsel of the William K. Jensen Literary Agency.

HEATHER, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers. 

Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help? (transparency appreciated!)
Thank you so much for having me here! One of the things I’m constantly struggling with is faith. I tend to take a negative view of things so I can be prepared for the worst. Deep down, I’ve always believed God works all things together for good, but when you go through particularly grueling circumstances, you start questioning God’s concern for you personally.

To be honest, one of the hardest things I’ve had to have faith about is this writing journey. It’s come well-nigh to breaking me many times. Mentally, I was unprepared for the dizzying heights and breath-sucking depths I’d go through on my route to publication. I have been writing seriously for five years now—in which time, I’ve written three books and had three agents. Still no book deal in sight.

Carrie, you gave me some wonderful advice last year. My book had been out on submission for six months, and it was still out with publishers. The wait ratcheted my tension levels to the ceiling. You told me to start writing something else, and I took your advice. Thus, my third book was born—the one that’s out on submission now. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to be diverted from the book that had been out. (CFP: I wish someone else had told you that--it is such a simple thing and I am glad to have helped!)

But back to faith. It’s hard to think God has great plans if you feel like He’s been silent in one specific area of your life…for years. Not long ago, I read Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, and it totally changed my perspective. It wasn’t a matter of me having enough faith or not. It was a question of whether I was praising God for the small things in the meantime. 

Here are a couple of quotes from that book:

Thanksgiving always precedes the miracle.” –Ann Voskamp
Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn’t rescue the suffering.”—Ann Voskamp

I realized that there is power in thanksgiving. When we thank God during the horrible times, when we’ve reached the end of our ropes and tied a knot in it (as someone famous once said), we are worshipping God. We are fighting the enemy of our souls, who wants nothing more than to make us turn our backs on God forever.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Hm. I have lots of favorite verses. But one I’ve really been praying lately is the prayer of Jabez. There is real power in praying the Word of God, and my life has personally changed course due to that prayer in the past.

“Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain! So God granted him what he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:10)

I posted more about what this verse means to me in this post (When Prayer is the Only Way Out): http://marriedwithfiction.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/when-prayer-is-the-only-way-out/.

What has been the most important thing you hope your readers will get from your blogs and why?
The purpose of my blog was primarily to let readers get to know me. Five years later, I can say my readers know me very well! I love connecting with other homeschoolers, writers, and classic literature-lovers.

Becky Doughty, Jennifer Major and I started Married…with Fiction as a means to connect authors, agents, and editors with one another in an organic way. We also wanted to promote and encourage traditional marriage in fiction, so every Monday we have marriage posts. Fridays are geared around writing tips. We’ve been blessed to have many editors and authors on our website—and it’s so fun when the authors are married and can talk about how marriage plays into their writing! We’re also constantly doing book giveaways…so hope you can all swing by!

As you researched your manuscripts, did you learn anything that particularly touched your heart?
Most definitely, especially in regards to my Viking historical. As I researched the sagas I based my main character, Gudrid, around, I found she consistently took stands as a Christian, despite being raised as a pagan. With my novel, I wanted to show the light Christianity shone into the Viking world and practices. Sadly, on TV and in movies, we still see Vikings portrayed as bloodthirsty maniacs, when the other half of the story is rarely told—they were family oriented and women were respected, not treated like dogs. And more and more archaeological discoveries are showing that the Vikings were indeed in North America, where Gudrid traveled with her husband.

In this latest work, do you have any topics that will be useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?
In the Contemporary Mystery that’s out on submission, the topics of schizophrenia  and in-law relationships play into the storyline. In the Viking novel, depression, lust, and absentee husbands are topics. I do hope those who have struggled with any of these things will feel they’re accurately presented. But I wouldn’t say that my novels are therapy in those regards—I just want people to be able to relate in some way.

Thank you HEATHER for agreeing to answer these questions.  Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!
Thank you so much for having me! I always enjoy reading your posts here! Blessings to you all.

Heather Day Gilbert enjoys writing stories about authentic, believable marriages. Sixteen years of marriage to her sweet Yankee husband have given her some perspective, as well as ten years spent homeschooling her three children. Heather’s Contemporary Appalachian Mystery, MIRANDA WARNING, is currently out on submission. If you check out Heather’s Pinterest boards, you’ll see loads of visuals for her current and in-progress novels.
Married…with Fiction: http://www.marriedwfiction.com



 





22 June 2013

CHRISTMAS UNION by Karen Anna Vogel Reviewed by Marian Baay

Christmas Union

Reviewed by Marian Baay

Rebecca Mendenhall is the 18 year old daughter of abolitionist parents. Their house is a safe house for runaway slaves. But Rebecca is unaware of it until her father tells her about the establishment of the new Fugitive Slave Law. That law says that all runaway slaves, in the area where Rebecca lives, must be returned to the South. Her dear black friend, Eliza, is no longer safe at their home. They have grown up together since they were ten years old and made a covenant that they would never part from each other. Now Rebecca must bring Eliza, and an older runaway slave, to another safe house.

Rebecca finds out that she already has been working for the abolitionists for some time, because she wrote many letters for her father in a code language, but she wasn’t aware of it.
In the new safe house, run by three sisters dedicated to the cause, Rebecca learns more about the code language and about the dangers for the runaway slaves and the people who help them.

When Rebecca left her hometown she also left behind her fiancé, Johnny. His father is against abolitionism and doesn’t want Johnny to marry Rebecca. Johnny can’t believe Rebecca is an abolitionist, but he soon will find out otherwise. Johnny has to search his heart whose side he takes.

Danger is getting closer... When Rebecca is helping some runaway slaves to another safe house, they are being tracked by dogs. Will they escape?
What choice will Johnny make? Can Rebecca and Eliza stay together?

This is the fifth story in the Cry of Freedom Series. I found this a nicely written and interesting novella. The author has a lovely way with words and knows how to draw the reader in. 
All stories in this series are enjoyable and I recommend them all.
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GIVEAWAY: Karen has graciously offered to give away three ebooks of Christmas Union. Leave a comment and your email address to be entered in the contest.

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You can buy this novella at Amazon.
And you can also find the other stories in the Cry of Freedom Series at Amazon.

20 June 2013

Teresa Mathews Reviews Callie; The Women of Valley View; by Sharon Srock




Teresa Mathews Reviews Callie; 
The Women of Valley View;
by Sharon Srock

Harbourlight Books 

5 Stars*****


In her soul-stirring debut novel Sharon Srock introduces us to the women of Valley View Church. Callie Stillman is haunted by the sight of a small casket being lowered into the ground. She still believes it is her fault that eighteen month old Sawyer is dead. Because of the pain of things that went wrong Callie is determined to never again go out of her comfort zone to help anyone. 

When April, Callie’s granddaughter, brings a new friend to church, Callie feels a tug on her heart that something is not quite right with the little girl. She seems too quiet and withdrawn for an eleven year old. Callie starts to argue with God that she is not going to get involved, the most she’ll do is make a few inquiries and then let someone else step in if she finds out the child needs help. When Callie tries to get answers from Iris the poor child breaks down in tears but won’t share the reason. Will Callie do something she has vowed not to do….get involved?

Samantha 17 and Iris 11 have had to endure too much in their short lives. First it was the abandonment of their father, and then the death of their mother and if the wrong people were to find out about their situation more trouble could hit them. When Iris has a desperate situation to come up she takes a chance and calls Callie. Will Callie reach out to the girls or will she let her fears keep her from being the friend these girls need?

Sharon Srock is a very talented writer that has woven a story of betrayal, forgiveness and learning to trust God utterly and completely. This story line is so touching that it drew me in from the very first page.  There is also a secondary story line concerning the girls that is just as compelling as Callie's relationship with them. 

You can find Ms. Srock's books at Amazon and CBD.

GIVEAWAY: We are giving away two copies of Ms. Srock's books, one from OWG and one from Ms. Srock. Winner's choice of book and format. International winners e-book only.  Please answer the question and leave your email address in order to be entered in the drawing.

QUESTION: Has God ever moved you out of your comfort zone?


18 June 2013

Teresa Mathews Reviews Terri; Women of Valley View by Sharon Srock


Terri (Women of Valley View) by Sharon Srock

Pelican Ventures Book Group-Harbourlight Books


5 Stars*****


In this second book of the Women of Valley View Sharon gives us a closer look at Terri Hayes. We met Terri in book one of this heartwarming series, she was the one that helped Samantha and Iris Evans by babysitting Samantha’s baby. 


Terri is the proud owner of her own daycare but despite that there is something missing in her life. Terri longs for the perfect husband and family. She has come close to finding Mr. Right a few times but no one can quite meet her standards. So until he comes along Terri focuses on becoming a foster mom. 


Steve Evans is a man with a horrible past. As a young man he let drugs rob him of his family. After coming to his senses and giving his life over to God he was reunited with his two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Iris. Now he is a renowned author using his past as a compelling agent to win others to Christ. 


Terri and Steve have become friends since he moved to town to be with his daughters. When Terri and her new foster daughter are forced out of her house for a few weeks Steve offers his basement apartment to them. Will this be the perfect opportunity for his daughters to do a little matchmaking? Has Terri finally found Mr. Right or will a situation arise that makes change her mind?


Once again Ms. Srock has written such a moving story I found I was drawn into it from the very beginning. This was made even better by the secondary story of Terri's dealings with the young couple that are the parents of the foster child she took in. Ms. Srock is an excellent writer and I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.



You can find Ms. Srock's books at Amazon and CBD.



GIVEAWAY: We are giving away two copies of Ms. Srock's books, one from OWG and one from Ms. Srock. Winner's choice of book and format. International winners e-book only. Please like Ms Srock's Facebook page and leave us a comment along  your email, if you have already liked her page just put "liked" in your comments. 

16 June 2013

Sharon Srock's Testimony by Carrie Pagels

This week we welcome author Sharon Srock to Overcoming With God. Sharon was gracious enough to share her testimony of Overcoming with us today.

My testimony is about waiting. Waiting for God’s will and His timing when you can’t see the end. God rewards waiting.

My husband and I have been married for almost eighteen years. A second time for both of us.

My parents raised me in church, attending service three and sometimes four times a week. I've known the love of Christ in my life for as long as I can remember. I haven't always been an obedient child, but I've always been loved.

My husband’s experience was pretty much the opposite of mine. As a child, his family attended on special occasions. As an adult, he continued to attend sporadically, but with no real dedication. By the time we married, he wasn't attending at all. I won’t go into all the reasons a believer shouldn't marry an unbeliever. All I'll say is that the heart will override the head at every opportunity.

We had an agreement before we married. He would not stand in the way of my attendance, and I would not “nag” him about going with me. And thus, the battle for his soul began.

For thirteen years I attended church on Sunday, morning and evening, mostly by myself. He came on occasion. He made friends. He came to love and respect my pastor. Through those endless years, I prayed for his salvation every day, I answered his questions as he asked them, and I waited, wondering if God was ever going to grant my request.

One summer morning, five years ago, He did. On a warm Sunday morning in July, my husband took my hand in his and made the first steps in his private relationship with Christ. The change in his life has been amazing. Is our life perfect? NO. Do we still disagree? YES. But the difference is the foundation of love and peace that continues to be built with every day that passes. Five years after the answer to my prayers there are still times I look at my husband and wonder who this man is. He looks so much like the man I married but acts so little like him. 

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

I read the Bible through every year, but it wasn't until after my husband accepted Christ that this verse smacked me between the eyes. I’m convinced that the reason I never saw it before was because I was so lost in the waiting. I couldn't see the hope being offered while I was “heart sick”. I read it, but didn't GET IT. But once God planted that tree of life in my marriage it made sense. It’s been my verse of promise ever since.

Are you waiting for something from God? Wait patiently. There’s a tree of life in your future.

Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Sharon’s debut novel, The Women of Valley View: Callie released in October 2012.

The second in the series, The Women of Valley View: Terri released in April 2013.


Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all.

Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.

Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.

Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

Connect with Sharon here: Sharon's BlogFacebookTwitter, and GoodReads.

GIVEAWAY: We are giving away two copies of Sharon's books this week, OWG is giving one and Sharon has offered one also. Please leave a comment and your email address.

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