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Let’s hear it for this week’s clash winner, A WORTHY HEART! Way to go,
Here’s what her readers are saying:
fascinating characters. I hate it when they end!
series, they are also some of the most intriguing and gorgeous book covers.
I’m very excited to read the second book in this series.
As her readers know, there’s so much more to this book than an intriguing
blurb and a beautiful picture on the front. Let’s peek behind the cover and
learn a little more about it.
Susan, what was your inspiration for this book?
I guess the loose inspiration was the biblical story of the prodigal son.
Adam personifies the prodigal son who betrays his father with a life of sin
and returns home with nothing, willing to work at the lowest job in the
stables. Yet unlike the prodigal son in the Bible, Adam is not met with joy
from his father, but rather anger and distrust — which puts a whole new
spin on the story. And, of course, adds great conflict!
Talk about the theme. What can readers hope to learn from reading this
unworthiness because of his past mistakes. During his prison stay, the
prison chaplain rekindles Adam’s faith and allows him to believe he is a
worthy child of God. Even so, Adam’s main goal upon his release from prison
is to prove his worthiness to his mother and father in order to earn back
their respect. Once he meets Maggie, however, he longs to be worthy of her
heart, a goal that seems impossible given all the obstacles in their
Interested? Here’s the full description:
The answer to Maggie Montgomery’s dream of seeing America has arrived at
just the right time. Not only will she be reunited with her beloved brother
Rylan, but she’ll finally be able to escape Neill Fitzgerald and his
increasingly unwanted attentions. She’s intent on never returning to
Ireland, hoping to build her future in the land of opportunity and perhaps
find the love of her life.
While visiting Irish Meadows, she meets an intriguing man she thinks is a
stable hand. Only when her brother demands she stay away from Adam O’Leary
does she learn he’s Rylan’s brother-in-law, recently released from prison.
Nonetheless, Maggie can’t seem to make her stubborn heart conform to her
Adam O’Leary has never felt worthy of his place in the family. Now a free
man, Adam’s only desire is to earn back his family’s trust. Falling in love
with the newly arrived Maggie, however, was never in his plans. Despite
everyone’s efforts to keep them apart, the two develop a bond it seems
nothing can break–but they soon discover the past isn’t easy to
faith.” She loves incorporating inspirational messages of God’s
unconditional love and forgiveness into her characters’ journeys. A Worthy
Heart is her second historical novel in the Courage to Dream series. Irish
Meadows won the Fiction from the Heartland contest sponsored by the
Mid-American Romance Authors chapter of RWA.
two cats. She loves red wine and chocolate, is not partial to snow even
though she’s Canadian, and is ecstatic on the rare occasions she has the
house to herself. In addition to writing, Susan likes to research her
family history on-line, and occasionally indulges in scrapbooking. Learn
more about Susan and her books at
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Finding Love in Sun Valley Idaho
by Angela Ruth Strong
Emily Van Arsdale returns to her home state of Idaho to film her latest
movie, but will finding love with rafting consultant Tracen Lake be enough
to make her stay?
Salsa and Speed Bumps
by Susan M. Baganz
Sometimes God allows speed bumps on the road to redemption.
A Worthy Heart
by Susan Anne Mason
Adam O’Leary, newly released from prison, wishes to make amends to his
family and start a new life, only a certain Irish lass gets in the way!
by Caryl McAdoo
Torn apart by war, rejection, and a letter with news she never wanted,
Lacey Rose takes her shredded heart and runs. Charley figures something
isn’t right, but is duty-bound to the Confederacy until a deathbed order
sets in motion a series of events that test his love, honor, and commitment
to the breaking point.
The Healer’s Rune
by Lauricia Matuska
To save Humanity from extinction, Sabine Rhyonselle must overcome centuries
of lies and prejudice to forge an alliance between warring races and learn
how to manage a dangerous secret that could get her killed.Find
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