Monday, September 20, 2010

A Hope Undaunted Blog Tour

The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and head-over-heels in love with her. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Cluny McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face to face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever? A Hope Undaunted is the engrossing first book in the WINDS OF CHANGE series from popular author Julie Lessman. Readers will thrill at the highly charged romance in this passionate story.

“Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


As a fan of Julie Lessman, I look forward to the continuing saga of the O’Connor family. She never disappoints as she spins the next tale. Katie is the baby girl of the family and probably the most headstrong. She doesn’t like her father running her life and wants her freedom to do as she pleases.

One night she misses curfew and her father decides her punishment will be a summer without her sweetheart, Jack and her volunteering at the local orphanage, a decision that would change her life forever.

Katie is not thrilled at the idea of volunteering or working for her worse enemy, child hood friend, Luke McGee. The man she loves to hate. Their child hood rivalry has grown into an attraction that Katie refuses to acknowledge.

I enjoy Ms. Lessman’s style of writing. She introduces history into the story without overwhelming you. It was fun learning about the roaring twenties and different historical figures during this time. Katie keeps you on your toes as you read about her different antics. Will she choose the man who fits all her criterias or will she choose the man who flips her heart?

This book was provided for review by Revell.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jazz, Java and Jesus Blog Tour

Aleysha Proctor is an award winning Christian inspirational author & entrepreneur. She’s the author of three books; “With Style & Amazing Grace”, “He’s the Keeper of My Soul” and “Jazz, Java & Jesus”. Her passion in life is helping to inspire people to use their potential now.

Aleysha, tell us about Jazz, Java & Jesus.

Jazz, Java & Jesus is twenty-four Christian devotions and puzzles about jazz, java and Jesus. It’s the perfect book to take to a coffee or tea house, or anywhere, and meditate on the promises of God. After reading each devotional, you'll see the hand of God throughout the ages and KNOW that He's able to help you successfully get through whatever you're facing.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

This particular book is the result of me writing devotions for an online Bible study group over an 18 month period.

Did you have to do quite a bit of research for your book?

Yes and No. Yes, because I did do research for each devotion (24 of them) and no because I already know the Word of God so a lot of the information was already innate.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading Jazz, Java & Jesus?

I hope that the readers will learn that NO MATTER what they’re going through that God is able to deliver them out of everything!

Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?

Reviews are good for other readers. As the writer, I’m incredibly inspired when a reader tells me that they were inspired, or their faith has been increased, after reading my books.

Jazz, Java and Jesus 

Twenty-four Christian devotions and puzzles about jazz, java and Jesus. The perfect book to take to a coffee or tea house, or anywhere, and meditate on the promises of God.

Jazz, Java and Jesus Twitter Party

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