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So Many Books! How Do You Choose Your Summer Reads?

by Dana Mentink It summer! Best summer treat ever? Extra time to read, read, read! So many books, so little time. How in the world am I to winnow down the possibilities? I’ve got a few personal guidelines that help … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases – June 2014

June 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary: All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner — Ivy Darling can’t have children of her own, and her husband Nick’s … Continue reading

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New Releases: May 2014

May 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong — Sarah Cooley’s ex-fiancé wanted to change everything about her. She has … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: April 2014

April 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Plain Man by Mary Ellis — When a man returns to Amish ways after years apart, rigid district … Continue reading

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New Releases: March 2013

March 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Wild Mint Tea by Valerie Comer — A local-foods chef caters events to keep her farm, but the first … Continue reading

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Writer Candy

by DiAnn Mills This blog is not about your favorite treat, although a bowl of M&Ms does seem to make the creativity flow at rocket speed. I want to talk about the kind of candy that sweetens our writing, the … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2014

February 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Falling for the Farmer by Narelle Atkins — Kate Lawson is a runaway bride. And she’s incredibly grateful when … Continue reading

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Do We Judge a Book By Its Cover?

by Jill Elizabeth Nelson When we are choosing our next novel to purchase, how much of our decision is influenced by the cover? For me, covers certainly play a part in first attracting me to pick up one book over … Continue reading

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New Releases: January 2014

January 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Mommy Wanted by Renee Andrews –A Mother’s Hope Three years ago, Kate Wydell made a big mistake: she ran … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: December 2013

December 2013 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Her Holiday Hero by Margaret Daley –Together, Jake and Emma will discover it takes a different kind of bravery … Continue reading

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New Releases: November 2013

November 2013 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman — A Marriage in Middlebury is a love story, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Writing A Novel Series

by Gail Gaymer Martin I’ve enjoyed writing novels in a series, because the advantage is: 1) each story creates fodder to build the next novel and 2) editors like to contract a series because they interest readers. A series demands … Continue reading

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What Makes us Fall in Love with a Book?

By Judy Christie From the time I stepped into the visiting bookmobile in the second grade, I’ve been in love with choosing books to read. The first place I drove when I got my drivers license as a teenager was … Continue reading

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GoodReads: An Author’s Friend, or Foe?

by Maureen Lang GoodReads was designed as a place where readers rule! Instead of trusting bestseller lists, readers can go to GoodReads to connect with other book lovers to share their favorites. In little more than a half-dozen years, the … Continue reading

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The Goodreads Reading Challenge

by Robin Lee Hatcher Unlike many of my friends, I am not a fast reader. I like to linger over sentences. I don’t like to rush through a book. Back before I was a writer, it was not unheard of … Continue reading

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