Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase plus giveaway

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KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE

And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

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Congratulations! You’ve reached Stop 6 and the end of the Falling for the Farmer blog chase. Please fill in your answers to the questions located on each of the participating blogs in the form below.

Contest terms and conditions:

If you have five correct answers, you’ll be entered in the drawing to win one of three print copies of Falling for the Farmer.

You can receive an extra entry in the drawing by signing up to receive email notifications when my new books release. Current subscribers to my email list will automatically receive an extra entry.

You can also receive an extra entry in the drawing if you leave a comment on the ACW blog chase post at Stop 1.

The maximum number of entries per person in the drawing is three. The winners will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, February 12.

Below are the links to the five blogs, in case you missed any of the stops or answers to the blog chase questions. The answers to the questions are located in each blog post.

Stop 1: Narelle’s question on Australasian Christian Writers (ACW)

http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/

Stop 2: Iola’s question on Iola’s Christian Reads

http://www.christianreads.blogspot.com/

Stop 3: Dotti’s question on Ink Dots

http://dorothyadamek.blogspot.com.au/

Stop 4: Jenny’s question on Come Meet Ausjenny

http://ausjenny.blogspot.com/

Stop 5: Ellie’s question on Soul Inspirationz

http://soulinspirationz.blogspot.com.au/

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ACRBA Tour Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay

3 – 7 February 2014

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

is introducing

Shadowed in Silk

WhiteFire Publishing Sept 2011

by

Christine Lindsay

About the Book

She was invisible to those who should have loved her.

After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.

Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.

Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.

About the Author

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories, and she takes pride in her Irish roots. Her great grandfather and grandfather worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard, one of those ships her ancestors helped build was the Titanic. On her mother’s side it was stories of ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India that seeded Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj and became the stimulus for her Twilight of the British Raj series.

The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, David, and they enjoy the visits from their adult children and grandchildren. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.

www.christinelindsay.com

Narelle: Shadowed in Silk is different to the typical historical romance and I really enjoyed reading a book set in India. The setting is exotic and the story is beautifully written.

Abby is a woman who suffered many hardships yet is resilient in her devotion to her wayward husband and beloved son. I was drawn into the story and loved watching Abby’s spiritual journey evolve. Geoff is a widower who has lost so much in The Great War and struggles in his desire to help Abby and her son.

The intrigue and suspense in the story against the backdrop of the native Indian people seeking independence from Britain captured my interest until the very end. I highly recommend this story to those looking for a fascinating, fast paced and unique historical romance set in India during the rule of the British Raj.

Falling for the Farmer online book launch and giveaways

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I’m excited that it’s nearly February and Falling for the Farmer officially releases in 5 days on Tuesday, February 4. To celebrate the launch of my debut novel, I’m going to be visiting a few blogs and offering print book giveaways (worldwide, to anywhere The Book Depository will deliver).

My Blog Visiting Schedule:

Today (January 30): Ausjenny blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://ausjenny.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/getting-to-know-you-with-narelle-atkins.html

February 1 (US time): Lena Nelson Dooley blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-farmer-narelle-atkins-one.html

February 4 and 5: International Christian Fiction Writers (worldwide print giveaway)

February 4 (US time): Book Review

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/review-falling-for-farmer-by-narelle.html

February 5 (US time): Author Interview

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-this-debut-author-of.html

February 5: Official Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase and Launch Day celebrations starting at Australasian Christian Writers (worldwide print giveaway of 3 books)

http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-farmer-blog-chase-plus.html

February 10: Ink Dots blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://dorothyadamek.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/narelle-atkins-falling-for-farmer.html

February 10 and 17: Iola’s Christian Reads (worldwide print giveaway)

http://christianreads.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/author-interview-and-giveaway-narelle.html

http://christianreads.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/author-interview-narelle-atkins-part-2.html

February 10 (US time): Trish Perry blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://trishperry.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/narelle-atkins-and-free-books.html

Additional book giveaways:

I’m also offering a print book giveaway of Falling for the Farmer on Goodreads (February 1-28).

February 3: Soul Inspirationz (3 print books giveaway, worldwide)

The lovely Ellie Whyte organises a monthly promotion of the Love Inspired range of books on Soul Inspirationz. Falling for the Farmer will be included in her February promotion and Rafflecopter giveaway.

http://www.christianfictionsite.com/

February 8: Inspy Romance blog (Kindle book giveaway)

I’m interviewing my dear friend Susan Diane Johnson (aka. Suzie Johnson) on the brand new Inspy Romance blog. We’re offering a joint Kindle giveaway of Falling for the Farmer and Suzie’s brand new release, True North.

http://www.inspyromance.com/

If you’re a fan of contemporary romance, I highly recommend visiting the Inspy Romance group blog. We are offering a number of contemporary romance book giveaways this week and next week.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the release of Falling for the Farmer. And, good luck if you enter one, two, or all of the book giveaways!

Heartsong Presents February New Releases

My debut book with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line, Falling for the Farmer, is releasing next week on February 4, 2014.

Next week I’ll be giving away three print copies of Falling for the Farmer on my blog (international giveaway) from the Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase.

The first stop on the blog chase will be the Australasian Christian Writers blog on Wednesday, February 5 (Aussie time). The blog chase will travel around Australia and New Zealand, ending up here on my blog. There’ll be fun questions to answer as I celebrate the official release of Falling for the Farmer with my Australasian Christian Writer friends.

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KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE 

And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

Chapter One excerpt

She had to escape now!

The long aisle surrounded by rows of smiling faces awaited Kate Lawson as she paused for photos at the back of the church, her sweaty hand clutching her father’s tuxedo-clad forearm.

Her fiancé stood at the end of the aisle, a triumphant grin on his face as his gaze swept over the crowded church.

Her father’s eyes misted. “You’re doing great.”

Kate shook her head. “Dad, I’m sorry. I can’t do this.” She lifted her wedding dress off the plush carpet and ran out of the church, her low heels scraping the stone steps as she sprinted to the bridal car.

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Rocky Mountain Romance

SHEILA McINTOSH IS HEAD OVER HEELS FOR BEN JACOBS

But they haven’t spoken since his sister Courtney’s wedding last summer. Now that they’re back together again on Courtney’s Montana ranch, Sheila’s wondering if she only imagined that Ben cared for her—and their time together was just a beautiful dream.

Ben’s crazy about Sheila, but he’s too shy to tell her, and he’s praying for another chance to win her affections. Can this sweet computer expert overcome his shyness and show her that sometimes dreams really do come true?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

The Cowboy Takes a Wife

ANNIE WHITAKER HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PLAIN JANE 

But in the bustling gold-rush town of Canon City, Colorado, she turns heads, especially that of cowboy Caleb Hutton. Annie’s seen Caleb many times in her father’s mercantile, and she’s surprised and pleased when he takes a special interest in her.

Caleb’s faith was shattered when his fiancée jilted him for a wealthier man. But as he gets to know Annie, his view of women—and God—soon takes a turn for the better. Can Annie’s steadfast faith help the former preacher find his way back to his calling and a second chance at love?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

The Widow's Suitor

CORA ANDERSON ISN’T LOOKING FOR LOVE 

The young widow is just trying to make a life on the prairie for herself and her newborn son. When handsome newcomer Luke Dow shows up at her cabin door, she soon relies on the man’s help with her homestead…and dares to dream of the future.

Luke came to the small South Dakota town to build a hotel and make his fortune. But he never expected to care for anyone, let alone the beautiful Cora and her baby boy. When Cora’s land claim is challenged by a neighbor, Luke will do all he can to protect her and her home—and claim her heart.

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

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All rights reserved. ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.
Copyright© 2014 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover copy used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited

ACRBA Tour Firelight of Heaven by Lizabeth Klein

20 – 24 January 2014

is introducing

Firelight of Heaven

Wombat Books Oct 2013

By

Lizabeth Klein

About the Book

While he searches for the last king to gain total control, two orphaned brothers and an Elf girl begin a quest to locate the seven lost crystals of the Morning Star. This jewel alone holds the key to Morgran’s overthrow. Their journey leads them through the perilous land of Gardenia, where their friendship is tested. But one dark secret threatens to tear them apart altogether … Firelight of Heaven is the first volume in the Bethloria fantasy series. Greenheart of the Forest, Book 2 is due for release 2014.

About the Author

Hi, I’m Elizabeth (Lizbeth) Klein and I live in the Sutherland Shire with my husband, Malcolm. I have over 19 years experience in the classroom and 6 years as Tutor of English for both Primary and High School students. Four of my students have completed actual novels (unpublished).

I have published several stories for the Yellow Box, a reading kit for early readers in Primary School. I have also had many on-line Educational articles and lessons published as well as poetry and stories in two anthologies. Currently I am writing a fantasy series and have almost completed the fourth book. There are three to go in the Bethloria series.

My website is: Bethloria.com.au

Heartsong Presents January New Releases

My first fiction book release with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line, Falling for the Farmer, is scheduled for February 2014. Today I’m posting information on the new Heartsong Presents releases for January.

Four Heartsong Presents books are released each month under the Love Inspired brand: two contemporary inspirational romances and two historical inspirational romances. The Love Inspired range of books include contemporary romance (Love Inspired), historical romance (Love Inspired Historical) and romantic suspense (Love Inspired Suspense).

International readers outside the USA and Canada can purchase the print books online from Amazon and The Book Depository (free international shipping). If you’re looking for inspirational (Christian) romances to read, please check out the Heartsong Presents and Love Inspired books.

Wedding at the Hacienda

ADELE RIVAS WANTS TO SAVE THE OLD HACIENDA

She’s determined to rescue the house and groves, full of childhood memories. But her best friend, Raoul Fuentes, has inherited the plantation, and she realizes this may be more difficult than she ever expected.

Raoul wants to save the historic hacienda just as much as Adele. But he’s not sure he has the money to restore it. When frost threatens the grapefruit crop, the two will have to work together or lose everything. Will the cold snap be the end for the farm, or the beginning of their future?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Love on the Slopes

SHANNON DE CROIX HAD BIG PLANS

But a serious injury ended her dreams of making the nation’s top ski team. Now, with her handsome coach, Hudson Landers, at her side, Shannon hopes to compete again. But though she trusts Hudson’s judgment, she wants to train harder.

Hudson cares too much about Shannon to let her risk her life just for the sake of competition. He fears that one more fall could destroy her future and break her heart. Can Shannon and the disabled kids he coaches show him that falling down and getting back up again is what faith and love are all about?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Homefront Dreams

CLARINDA FINCH HATES CHANGE

As the newly elected mayor of Maple Notch, the war widow must lead her town through the dark days of World War II. But where she finds comfort in tradition, the town council insists on trying new ways of handling the homefront challenges. Her most untraditional opponent? Councilman Ralph Quincy.

High school principal Ralph never expected to become a friend to Clarinda and her family. But as she spars with him over the war effort, the smart, spirited mayor is the most compelling woman he’s ever known. Can they put aside their differences and fight for both their town and a future together?

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The Heiress's Courtship

LIBERTY JUDD IS A RULE BREAKER

The Chicago heiress has shaken off the trappings of society—and the man who crushed her heart—to follow her artistic dreams. But when Gerrett Divine suddenly reappears in her life, she can’t ignore the way she still feels about him.

Architect Gerrett Divine IV has always been the dutiful son—that’s why he plans to marry a woman he doesn’t love. But when he meets Liberty again, that resolve is severely tested. Can he go through with an arranged marriage just to please his family, or will he make a leap of faith and choose the free-spirited woman who captivates him?

Book Recommendation: Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

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Back cover blurb:

When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common–a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn’t take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye.

As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities–and their hearts.Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris’s first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.

Narelle: I really enjoyed reading Dangerous Passage and I was drawn into the story from the opening chapter. Avery is tryng to relax by having a pedicure, and you just know something big is about to go wrong to disrupt her idyllic day off.  Avery is a fascinating and multi-dimensional character who has survived a lot of hardship and loss. She is a devoted single mother to her young daughter, Tess, and she juggles the responsibilities of motherhood, extended family dramas and a demanding job.

Avery and Jackson have started dating at the beginning of the book. A realistic and tender romance develops between Avery and Jackson, who each have their own issues and fears to face in the story. I liked how we see Jackson’s caring and protective side emerge as Avery encounters dangerous situations.

The suspense plot is exciting and gritty, with lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. The book doesn’t shy away from dealing with the unspeakable horrors associated with human trafficking. There is also an intruiguing series mystery element in the story that carries over into the next book. I highly recommend Dangerous Passage to those looking for an exciting and fast paced romantic suspense story.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author.

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