Friday, February 10, 2017

Favorite New Author and Give-Away

Mum and I have been doing a lot of reading - a LOT of reading.   And today I'm going to share with you a couple of my favorite new books, by my favorite new author.

In November 2015, I introduced you to a quilter that I met online on a Christian homeschooling site in 1999 - we think.  That post is HERE.  Her name is Cathe, her website is GloryQuilts, and she is an amazing quilter and teacher.  Well guess what - now she's an amazing new author!!


Snow Angels [available at amazon] was her Christmas novella.  I was blessed to be part of the launch team, and I ended up buying 2 paperbacks for Christmas gifts.  My mom and my mother-in-law loved the books.  From the Amazon.com description:

When Lisa Marsh is roped into serving Thanksgiving dinner at the local community center, she encounters hundreds of children, lively teenagers, stubbornly independent veterans, eccentric elderly people, and a particularly rude and scruffy homeless man named Pete. The evening ends in disaster, but when her best friend challenges her to reach out and help other people, Lisa decides to take on the project of reforming Pete – whether he likes it or not.

Snow Angels is part of Cathe's Great Lakes Collection, and her new book in the series, Baggage Claim, is coming out February 14th!


Available for pre-order now!  I was blessed to be on the launch team for this one as well, and I LOVED it.  From the Amazon.com website:

Ben Taylor, widower and father of four lively children, enjoys his easy, uncomplicated life. He likes his work and has a competent nanny to manage his household. Everything is good until he decides to seek out his biological parents and discovers a family tree with tangled roots and broken branches.
His comfortable life crumbles when he gets caught up in a criminal network of fraud and conspiracy at his new job. When Ben is forced into a dangerous alliance, he scrambles to find a safe situation and protection for his children before setting out to clear his name—all without getting himself killed in the process.

It's GOOD.  I'm going to be buying mum a copy of this one too.  I can't wait!

So - the giveaway?  Well, Cathe is giving away 3 copies of Snow Angels, on February 14, the launch date for Baggage Claim!  Go to her website and enter!  From her website:

Win one of three paperback copies of Snow Angels - the companion novella in the Great Lakes series, including the new novel, Baggage Claim! The winners will be selected on Valentine's Day! Winners can opt to receive a kindle version of the book if they prefer. International entries are welcome, but winners outside the United States will receive a digital copy instead of a paperback copy.

See? International winners as well!  If you don't have a kindle, like me, you can use the kindle app on your smartphone - something I use a lot, especially with all the hospital and doctor visits with mum over the past several months.


Now - the disclaimer - I receive no compensation for this, I just love sharing new authors with you.  I'm always on the lookout for new ones, and most new books I can't stand to read - so much language, if you know what I mean.  I also don't read a lot of Christian fiction, but Cathe's books are a treat, with lovable characters.  I think you'll love her too.

I'll see you soon with something new I'm working on - enjoying it so much!
Love,
Allie

11 comments:

I am said...

Good Morning Allie,wow these books sound interesting,thankyou for the thumbs up ,just going to check out the giveaway now.

Jeanette said...

The book sound good Allie. I'm always looking for new authors/books so i'm off to investigate. Hugs,xx

Nancy J said...

Something new? Things must be ticking over nicely with you and your Mum, hoping health is in the 100% zone right now. Those books, what a wonderful give-away, just the covers are so enticing.

Lin said...

Thanks for the link Allie - they sound like my sort of books. xx

Kathy said...

Good to hear from you! I'm finding out little by little that I somehow fell off the mailing list of some of the blogs I follow. I don't know what caused it but I'm glad I'm back to receiving your post notices. Now to go back and catch up on what I missed :)

Yvonne said...

It's always a pleasure to find books that can take you away from reality for a while!

Karen said...

I remember you said you and your son were big time readers. I have been reading every night at bedtime. Mostly a couple series of English books about English country villages.

sunny said...

Thanks for sharing. Cathe sounds like an author I would enjoy.

desertskyquilts said...

The cover of that second one is so cute, very intriguing lead-in, too. Thanks, Allie!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow! That book sounds like one I have to have. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the link to her site.

Chautona said...

Isn't it GOOD? I really liked it. I think Cathe is phenomenal. Just scheduled my review of it for tomorrow!

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