12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour with Colleen Coble, Beth Wiseman and Tricia Goyer

1 Nov

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour featuring Colleen Coble, Beth Wiseman and Tricia Goyer. Four great books to enjoy during the holidays.

17628643HOLY NIGHT BY COLLEEN COBLE

One sinister phone call has derailed their wedding. Will they let it tear them apart forever?

A Christmas wedding on the beach—what could be more perfect? Poinsettias and fragrant pikake blossoms, soft sand and mistletoe, the gentle sound of the surf and the wedding march played on a ukulele. This wedding has been a long time coming, with Bane’s trust issues and Leia’s worries about her childlike sister, Eva.

Now they can hardly wait for the day to arrive. Thrilled to be a bridesmaid, Eva keeps trying on her ruffled dress. The tent is reserved, the caterers paid. Everything is going as planned—until Leia’s phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that Eva’s been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation—and no police! If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she’ll risk her beloved sister’s life. But how can she ever handle this without his help? And how can he ever trust her if she lies to him now?

16161655SILENT NIGHT BY COLLEEN COBLE

As Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Bree Matthews is preparing for Christmas guests, but her heart is reeling from the recent and tender loss of her unborn child. Her sister-in-law, Lauri, suddenly turns up on the doorstep of the lighthouse home Bree shares with her husband, Kade, in Rock Harbor. Secretive and withdrawn, Lauri seems curiously intent on discovering what happened to a parachuter who disappeared in the North Woods along Lake Superior’s icy shore.

As Bree and Samson, her search-and-rescue dog, plunge into the search, Bree wonders if Lauri may know more than she’s admitted about the parachuter. And then the clues lead them to the trail of a young woman whose family fears the worst about her disappearance.

Will the search on this snowy, silent night lead Bree and Samson to more than clues about the missing girl? And will Bree’s prayer for a baby ever be answered?

17679334A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ROSE BY TRICIA GOYER

Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns the truth of her birth. She was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? And was her intended’s gift of discovering her birth family given out of love or fear?

17628631PLAIN PEACE BY BETH WISEMAN

Anna’s grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.

Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her. Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.

Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler. But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?

MEET THE AUTHORS

CCoble-110Best-selling author Colleen Coble‘s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.
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USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

BWiseman-138Beth Wiseman is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas. Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She’s a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including ‘First Place News Writing’ for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is. When Beth isn’t writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends!

MY IMPRESSIONS:

Three authors, four books and a whole lot of reading pleasure! Here’s my take on these talented authors’ books:

Holy Night — Colleen Coble revisits her Aloha Reef series in this Christmas themed novella featuring Leia and Bane. This novella may be short in length, but long on suspense, romance and that Hawaiian feel that fans of this series love. Perfect reading on a cold December evening when you are longing for warm breezes and a little romance.

Silent Night — The characters in Colleen’s popular Rock Harbor series are reunited for a Christmas season to remember. But first some search and rescue suspense is in order. There’s warm family times to balance the frigid air surrounding the action in this novella length book. Another good choice for fireside reading during the holidays.

A Christmas Gift for Rose — A Christmas Gift for Rose combines the best of Tricia Goyer’s writing genres, Amish and historical, with the Christmas spirit to create a lovely holiday gift for her readers. The setting is Ohio Amish country just following WWII. America is just learning about the cost of sacrifice for the young men who served overseas. A beautiful portrayal of God’s desire for His people to belong not only to Him but to each other.

Plain Peace — The final chapter in Beth Wiseman’s Daughters of The Promise series, Plain Peace can easily be read as a standalone. Love vs. legalism and compassion vs. judgment are the themes of this touching contemporary novel. And while the Amish seek to live a simple life, it is clear that trouble and trials are universal. God’s grace, love and mercy shine from the pages of this book.

Recommended.

(Thanks so much to LitFuse and the publishers for review copies of these books. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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7 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour with Colleen Coble, Beth Wiseman and Tricia Goyer”

  1. eppersonkatrina November 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Wonderful review. I am anxious to read all 4.
    Blessings
    Katrina

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  2. Sonja November 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    This is a nice blog!

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  3. Dawn L. Martinez November 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    They sound like wonderful books to read, but, I have to wait to get them at the library because I can’t afford to buy books anymore. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & A Merry Christmas!!!

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  4. Sher Wood November 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    How wonderful to meet some new authors! I adore Amish and Christian novels, and am glad to hear Beth Wiseman’s new book, and learn about these new authors and books!

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  5. Pat Moore November 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Looking forward to all the books. Love my favorites here and to learn about new authors.

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  6. Jackie McNutt November 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    All my favorite authors ! I have enjoyed every book that you have written as quick as I can get them. Thank you

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