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ACFW New Releases: April 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Diamond in the Rough by Jennifer AlLee and Lisa Karon Richardson — Grant Diamond is a professional gambler on the run from his past. When … Continue reading

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How Should an Author Engage with Bookstores?

by Suzanne Kuhn (SuzyQ) I write a bi-monthly column entitled Engage+Relate for CBA’s magazine Retailers+Resources. I encourage bookstores to connect with both their customers and their local communities. Likewise, authors need to engage and relate with bookstores. Browsing in a … Continue reading

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New Releases: March 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Catching Her Heart by Carolyne Aarsen — When they fell in love that summer, Jess Schroder never knew the secret Naomi Deacon carried away with … Continue reading

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Cover Matters

by Robin Lee Hatcher It’s a bold new world for writers. No doubt about that. Not all that long ago, there was a traditional path to publishing that the vast majority of novelists followed. The digital age has changed things … Continue reading

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New Releases: February 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Angelguard by Ian Acheson — In a war that transcends time … A new offensive is launched … Hidden dark forces are advancing … Heaven’s … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer — Who knew making dinner could change your life? (Contemporary Women’s Fiction from Tyndale House). Waiting for … Continue reading

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Whose Fault Is It If Your Book Doesn’t Sell in 2013?

by Greg Johnson WordServe Literary Group After representing a couple of thousand books, I’ve seen average books go through the roof, and great books struggle to find readers. I won’t name names or titles, but we’ve all scratched our heads … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: December 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. A Wedding Date in Hot Springs, Arkansas by Annalisa Daughety — Violet and Jackson both need dates to special events, so they hire a matchmaker … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Don’t Know Me

Title: You Don’t Know Me Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Date: September 2012 ISBN: 978-1414334844 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Holly Wolfe Grab your favorite quilt and a cup of Wild Moose Mocha and snuggle in for another … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: November 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee — An heirloom quilt, secret messages, a hyper dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Garters for Lace by Brandi Boddie — Civil War veteran and preacher Rowe Winford arrives in town intent on leaving the tragic memories of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Amish Wedding

Title: An Amish Wedding Author: Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9782595549211 Genre: Amish Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Priscilla’s upcoming wedding is stirring up trouble-and romance-in Paradise: A collection of three … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bees in the Butterfly Garden

Title: Bees in the Butterfly Garden (The Gilded Legacy) Author: Maureen Lang Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414364469 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Meg Davenport has never wanted for anything-except her father’s love. Raised in an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warring Spirits

Title: Warring Spirits Creek Country Saga Author: April Gardner Publisher: VinSpire Publishing Date: November 2011 ISBN: 978-0983419853 Genre: Historical Reviewed by: Lisa J. Lickel Readers of historic, issue-laden fiction, especially of early 19th-century southeastern Americana, won’t be disappointed. Major Philip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Submerged

Title: Submerged Author: Dani Pettrey Publisher: Bethany House Date: May 2012 ISBN: 978-0764209826 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Bad girl Bailey Craig has vowed never to return to Yancey, Alaska. She’s changed-but Yancey is a town that … Continue reading

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