I know, technically Summer just started,
Thank you all for participating in our
special May releases Clash of the Titles. We appreciate the efforts of all of our fans, and
particularly our authors this month:
Rodewald, Heather Day
Gilbert, and Sarah Loudin
Some of the very encouraging words from our readers include:
–Love reading your books. Can’t put them down.
reads. All new authors to me. So, looks like I have great TBR pile for the
rest of the summer.
–Love all of Amanda Cabot’s books. I have Firefly
Valley here ready to read.
–I love Heather Gilbert’s books. She
writes in such a fresh and wonderful way, I feel I’m right there with her
characters. I especially love Tess’s character!
–Sarah Loudin Thomas,
I have loved both of your books! Keep ’em comin’!
–Trial by Twelve
is a masterful suspense novel. I love that it is set in West Virginia and
has a married couple as main characters. I hope there is a sequel! Bravo,
–Blue Columbine is a favorite and can’t wait for
more of Jen’s books to come out.
–Rachel James is an exciting new
author of engaging historical characters.
And the champ of this clash is…
She’s lost her dream job—but has she found the man of her dreams?
Devastated by a downsizing, Marisa St. George has no choice but to return
to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it means a giant step
backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling
Rainbow’s End resort. The only silver lining: Blake Kendall, a new guest
who might make her believe in love at first sight. But will Marisa’s dreams
of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers Blake’s real
This warm and witty story of dreams deferred and mistaken identity will
have you believing in second chances.
Buy the book on Amazon,
A NOTE FROM AMANDA
My heartfelt thanks go to everyone who helped make In Firefly Valley the
winner of this month’s Clash of the Titles. Your support means so much to
me! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you’re the reason I write.
Thank you for your belief in me and my writing.
I’ve been delighted with the response to this book. A number of you have
told me you think it’s even better than the first of the Texas Crossroads
Bluebonnet Lake. Since I hope that my writing improves with each book,
hearing that has been the encouragement I need to work even harder on the
I’ve also been pleased with the praise reviewers have given In Firefly
Valley. RT BookReviews rated it a page turner and said, “Cabot’s heartfelt
storytelling rings true as she addresses the pains of bitterness and
resentment, as well as the hard fight to love again and forgive all hurts.
…Charming secondary characters and the beautiful Texas Hill Country
setting cap off a story that is a delight to read.”
Blogger Trudy Shiroma Koeffler had the following to say:
“To say I have a new favorite author is an understatement! This book was
absolutely fantastic on so many levels! First of all it brought deep
spiritual truths into the story naturally and realistically. The love story
was the sweetest one I’ve read in a long time, but it was not a predictable
love story at all. It had twists and turns, and nail biting episodes that
had me guessing till the end. I was impressed with the mature way love was
displayed in this story on all fronts with the various characters. This
book is not some fairytale romance but rather a tale of characters with
real issues, fears, heartaches and hang-ups. The author deals with each
issue in a detailed, emotionally healthy and spiritual rich way. The
description of landscape, cabins, cooking and friendships will make you
wish you could take a little trip to Dupree and visit Firefly Valley
Thank you again for your support. I’m excited, overwhelmed and more pleased
than I can ever say at having In Firefly Valley win this award. And, for
those of you who’ve asked “what’s next?” the third of the Texas Crossroads
books, On Lone Star Trail, will be released in February 2016. If you’d like
to learn more about that and my other books, I invite you to sign up for my
online newsletter. It’s simple: just send me an email. You’ll find the
address on my web page. I look forward to hearing from you.
About Amanda: Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of more than
thirty novels including the Texas Dreams trilogy, the Westward Winds
series, and Christmas Roses. A former director of Information Technology,
she has written everything from technical books and articles for IT
professionals to mysteries for teenagers and romances for all ages. Amanda
is delighted to now be a fulltime writer of Christian romances, living
happily ever after with her husband in Wyoming.
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