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COTT: Jerusha Agen and This Redeemer

Posted by Julie on February 16, 2015 in Guest blogger, Julie Arduini |
Julie’s Note:
Jerusha is also the brains behind The Love Boat Bachelor, FREE through the 17th on Kindle. Purchase today!
 
 
“An exhilarating ride full of suspense and hope…”
“…hits the ground running and never lets up…”
“A riveting story with great characters…”
 

 

 

 
 
About This Redeemer:
Not
all prisons have bars.
Charlotte
Davis should know—she’s lived in one for years. She can handle getting
slapped
around by her boyfriend, Tommy, and even being forced to do things she would
never choose, but when Tommy turns on her 10-year-old daughter, Charlotte
must
try to escape. With nowhere else to turn, Charlotte runs to the stranger her
dying mother believed would help her.
Looking
only for shelter or cash, Charlotte finds a family she longs to call her own
and a gentle man she could learn to love. But if Tommy catches up with
Charlotte, these strangers could discover the truth about her. Will they
send
her back to Tommy? Or can a Father’s love set her
free?
PURCHASE

“Jerusha keep up the good work I cant wait to read the next book!”

“I just finished reading This Redeemer by Jerusha Agen, and it was
excellent — the best of the series!”

“Love Jerusha’s writing style!”

“I am excited for you! Jerusha Agen this is just the beginning of more
great things to come!”

“I loved This Redeemer and think it’s Jerusha’s best book yet. Great
characters!”

“Jerusha Agen, your writing is amazing! Thank you very much for sharing
your incredible talent!”

“Jerusha! Keep up the excellent work!”

About Jerusha:
Jerusha
Agen is a lifelong lover of story–a passion that has led her to a B.A. in
English and a highly varied career. A member of American Christian Fiction
Writers, Jerusha is the author of the Sisters
Redeemed Series
, which includes the titles This Dance, This Shadow, and
This Redeemer
. Jerusha co-authored the e-books A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies,
and The Love Boat Bachelor
from Write Integrity Press. Jerusha
relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her three large, furry dogs and
two
small, furry cats.
Visit Jerusha’s website at
www.SDGwords.com
.
Follow Jerusha on
Twitter @SDGwords and Facebook (Jerusha Agen – SDG Words).
 
Q&A Interview with
Jerusha Agen, author of This
Redeemer,
Book
Three in the Sisters Redeemed
Series
:
What message do you hope your readers will take away
after reading your novel?
I hope and pray that women who are in abusive relationships,
poverty, depression, or any other type of seemingly hopeless situation will
see
in this story that there is hope even in the most desperate of situations,
and
that His name is Jesus. For readers who have no experience with such
desperation, I hope that they will be convicted of the need to selflessly
love
the “unlovable” in the world and to humbly forgive the “unforgivable.” For
all
of us, there is hope!
Do you have any practical advice for writers on how to
keep their sanity in our run, run, run world?
Staying sane in our hectic culture is my daily struggle!
Some things that help me most are setting writing goals for each day and
actually quitting for the day when I reach the goal. I’ve found that I have
to
limit when I’ll allow myself to check email or go online, so that I don’t
end
up letting my sleep or work time disappear into the Internet vacuum.
As a writer, it’s also too easy to work whenever I’m home,
even on Sundays, which translates into no day off from work and eventual
burnout. I believe that rest, especially on our day set aside to worship, is
crucial to staying in the rat race for the long haul, so I’ve now made every
Sunday a no-writing, no-Internet day. I end up with a free, restful day away
from social and work pressures that allows me to recharge for the work week
ahead. The other essential for sanity is sleep!

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Book Review: This Redeemer by Jerusha Agen

Posted by Julie on December 12, 2014 in Book Review, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

Julie’s Note:

Jerusha Agen is also an author with Write Integrity Press. It has been a pleasure getting to know her and I’m a huge fan of her writing. I think you will be, too.

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Book Description:

Not all prisons have bars.

Charlotte Davis should know—she’s lived in one for years. She can handle getting slapped around by her boyfriend, Tommy, and even being forced to do things she would never choose, but when Tommy turns on her 10-year-old daughter, Charlotte must try to escape. With nowhere else to turn, Charlotte runs to the stranger her dying mother believed would help her.

Looking only for shelter or cash, Charlotte finds a family she longs to call her own and a gentle man she could learn to love. But if Tommy catches up with Charlotte, these strangers could learn the truth about her. Will they send her back to Tommy? Or can a Father’s love set her free?

This Redeemer is Book 3 in the Sisters Redeemed Series. Be sure to check out Nye’s and Oriana’s stories in the first two books, This Dance and This Shadow.

 

This book got me at page one and never let go. Jerusha is an amazing story teller, able to start with a bang and thrust the heroine into danger and conflict that raises the ante with each chapter. Charlotte’s wounded so she has no idea who to trust.  And as she meets people who long to bring her into their world she’s looking for Tommy, waiting for him to pounce.

I realized as I read I was stressing for Charlotte. I was so wrapped into the story I had to remind myself this was fiction, she wasn’t in danger. That I needed to stop telling her to trust Oriana and those who wanted to get to know Charlotte. That’s a mark of a great story, when you forget it’s a story. It sounds cliche but everything around me stopped as I read. It really was an exhilarating ride full of suspense and hope.

I highly recommend This Redeemer. It’s Book 3 in the Sisters Redeemed series. I suggest you read the others, but This Redeemer can stand alone.

To purchase This Redeemer, click here.

I received This Redeemer from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Connect with Jerusha Agen. Here’s how!

www.SDGwords.com

https://twitter.com/SDGwords

https://www.facebook.com/JerushaAgenSdgWords

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COTT: Vote in the Clash!

Posted by Julie on September 1, 2014 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini |
At Clash of the Titles, the end of another month calls
for
the beginning of another Clash.

We present to you five brand new novels for your perusing pleasure.
Which would you pick up first? Let us know
by
casting
your vote below!

Big secrets never stay hidden, and it’s the darkest ones that threaten us
the most. Michael and May Lynn will try to continue helping slaves on the
underground railroad while bounty hunters track them for a murder they
didn’t commit.
***
The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is
taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great
book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than
entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller
father.
***
A 17-year-old stage performer (elocutionist and singer) runs away from her
abusive uncle, but she is caught in a perilous web. Could the peddler who
constantly appears be a venomous spider in her life, or the one to help her
untangle her problems?
***
Not all prisons have bars; Charlotte Davis should know—she’s lived in one
for years. Trying to free her daughter from their prison of abuse,
Charlotte runs to the stranger her dying mother believed would help her and
finds a family she longs to call her own, but if the truth of Charlotte’s
past catches up with her, will the protection of a gentle man and a
Father’s love be enough to set her free?
***
With a will that reads like a piece of far-fetched fiction, the return of
an estranged brother, and a long-kept family secret, Micah Cooper’s life is
thrown into a tailspin. Throw in an in-name-only marriage, and an ex
girlfriend who wants him back, and crashing and burning doesn’t appear to
be far behind.

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COTT: This Dance by Jerusha Agen

Posted by Julie on October 14, 2013 in COTT, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Writing |

 

If you’re a fan of “Dancing with the Stars,” have dreamed of being swept
across a ballroom floor, or if you’re any sort of lover of romance, you’ll
want to know more about this week’s featured novel! It’s volume one in the
Sisters of Redemption Series and is a resource for those seeking to recover
true joy in their lives.

 

This Dance

by Jerusha Agen

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

No love, no pain. No God, no games.

A tragedy three years ago destroyed Nye’s rise to the top of the dancing
world as an upcoming tango star, and in the process destroyed her reason
for living. She survived the pain and built a new life resembling nothing
like the one she left behind, determined never to hurt again.

Nye’s emotional walls hold up perfectly until she meets a handsome lawyer
and an elderly landowner. They seem harmless, but one awakens feelings she
doesn’t want and the other makes her face the God she can’t forgive. Will
these two men help Nye dance again?

PURCHASE ON AMAZON<;/a>

 

Q&A WITH THE AUTHOR:

 

Q. What issues do your characters face that will speak to the heart
of your readers?

A. Where do I start? Nye’s story hits on a lot of pertinent issues
that I think most of us have to deal with in our lives. On the basic level,
there are the issues of grief and loss, as well as fear of experiencing
more loss in the future. While Nye likes to think she has control over her
life, she’s really being controlled by her repressed grief and fear of
being hurt again.

Then there’s the issue of joy. Nye has lost whatever enjoyment she once had
in life. Her fear of pain keeps her from seeking anything that might bring
her joy, while her sorrow prevents her from believing there could be
anything that would bring her happiness ever again.

I hope that readers who are struggling with a painful loss, who know the
fear of being hurt, or who have lost the sense of joy in their lives will
find hope in reading Nye’s story.

Q. What advice based upon scripture would you give a reader who is
dealing with the issues that are front and center in your current
release?

A. Remember that God is in control and that He’s a loving God, who
will work out ALL things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
You can try to control your life like Nye does and try to avoid things that
might cause you pain. It might seem to work for a while, but, sooner or
later, you’ll realize that you can’t control anything.

That might sound scary, but it isn’t when you know the God who is in
control, when you know that He’s good, that He loves you and has the wisdom
to see the big picture that you can’t see (Jeremiah 29:11). As much as
whatever you are going through may hurt right now, cling to the truth that
God is there and that, in the very end, everything, no matter how awful it
seems now, will be turned into victory (1 Corinthians 15:54).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jerusha Agen is a lifelong lover of story–a passion that has led her to a
B.A. in English and a highly varied

career. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, her fiction and
nonfiction have been published in various journals, magazines, and
newsletters. Jerusha is the author of the Sisters Redeemed Series. Book
One, This Dance, released in August 2013. This Shadow, Book Two, will be
released in February 2014.

Jerusha is also a screenwriter, and several of her original scripts have
been produced as films. In addition, Jerusha is a film critic, with reviews
featured at the website, www.RedeemerReviews.com.

Jerusha relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her large, furry dogs and
one little, furry cat.

Visit Jerusha at the following locations:

www.SDGwords.com

Follow Jerusha on Twitter @SDGwords

Facebook (Jerusha Agen – SDG Words).

 

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COTT: Vote for What Would Make Your First Fall Read with COTT

Posted by Julie on September 30, 2013 in COTT, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, Writing |
 
Happy autumn from your
friends at
Clash of the
Titles!
So, which is your favorite genre? Contemporary or historical?
YA or Women’s Fiction?
Please scroll, have a quick read, and vote on which you’d read first. We
encourage you to share the contest on your social media sites. Spreading
the word about an author’s latest novel is the best way to encourage
her!
(Voting closes Wednesday, October 02, at midnight.)

RUNNING LEAN

by Diana L. Sharples

Still reeling from the loss of his brother in Afghanistan, Calvin Greenlee
pours himself into fixing his motorcycle and spending the rest of his time
with his girlfriend, Stacey, who always has the right words to say. But
when Stacey starts losing weight—a lot of weight—it’s clear she has
problems of her own. Calvin is determined to cure her—but could that only
push Stacey further into danger?

RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR

by Valerie Comer

Outspoken advocate for local food Josephine Shaw moves onto a rundown farm
with two friends to prove to the world that she can live sustainably, but a
mouse invasion and the cute reluctant farmer next door test her resolve.
Zach Nemesek is itching to get back to his easy life in the city, but a
Border collie puppy and the woman next door make him wonder if he’s better
off embracing God’s plan for his life…or running from it!

SNOW ON THE TULIPS

by Liz Tolsma

After the German occupiers kill her husband, the last thing Cornelia de
Vries wants is to be involved with the Dutch Resistance. Wounded
underground worker Gerrit Laninga brings nothing but danger to her doorstep
– and the chance at love she thought had gone forever.

 

THE PASTOR’S WIFE WEARS BIKER BOOTS

by Karla Akins

Pastor’s wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she
hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the
conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of
Eels Falls. Certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses
Kirstie’s ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers,
those secrets could be exposed, and some will stop at nothing to hide the
truth.

THIS DANCE

by Jerusha Agen

No love, no pain—no God, no games.

A tragedy three years ago destroyed Nye’s rise to the top of the dancing
world as an upcoming tango star, making her shut out God and all emotional
attachments that could lead to pain, but when a handsome lawyer and elderly
landowner enter her new life to make her face the God she can’t forgive,
will Nye learn to dance again?

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