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August 2014 Christian Fiction Releases

August 18, 2014

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

Small-Town Billionaire by Renee Andrews — When trapped in a tiny North Alabama “Mayberry” town, billionaire Ryan Brooks wants nothing more than to get back to Chicago ASAP, but a business opportunity–and the eclectic yet gorgeous woman with the brainstorm idea–keep him planted, if only temporarily, on his sister’s ranch. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

The Doctor’s Return by Narelle Atkins — After years spent traveling the globe, Megan Bradley never expected to be back in her hometown sharing an office with her former sweetheart, Dr. Luke Morton. Though too busy to dwell on past mistakes, she can’t ignore her feelings for the handsome doctor. Luke is afraid to trust his heart to Megan, knowing she may not stay for long. But as they work together, their romance quickly rekindles. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes her way, Luke must free Megan to choose between a big-city career or love and family…right there in Snowgum Creek. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Rescuing the Texan’s Heart by Mindy Obenhaus — Cash Coble is desperate for a change. Stressed out and overworked, he heads to Colorado to visit his ailing grandfather and finds his mood lifted by the beautiful woman living next door. After a troubled past, ice climber Taryn Purcell isn’t looking for love. Especially not with a charming Texan who’s consumed by work. But there’s something about Cash that captures her heart. Never one to back down from a challenge, Taryn promises to show Cash how to carve out a happy life-one that includes her. (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

A Heart to Heal by Allie Pleiter — Guidance counselor Heather Browning is desperate. She needs a mentor to help Simon, a disabled student who is struggling at Gordon Falls High School. Unfortunately, hotshot Max Jones is her only option. Confrontational and cavalier, Max uses his flashy persona to hide the bitterness he’s felt since his life-changing accident. Perpetually cautious, Heather finds Max’s bad-boy bravado as intriguing as it is infuriating. But as Heather and Max work together to build Simon’s self-confidence, they begin to trust each other. Max has never been slow and careful with anything. Can he be gentle with Heather’s heart? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Stranded with the Rancher by Tina Radcliffe — Stranded at single father Dan Gallagher’s ranch during a Colorado blizzard, Dr. Beth Rogers is counting the days until the roads are clear. She can’t wait to leave for her exciting new life in New York. But suddenly the big-city doctor is delivering babies in log cabins, helping to feed newborn calves and teaching Dan’s little girl to play hymns on the piano. No-nonsense Beth even throws a snowball or two at the handsome, love-shy cowboy. She thought she had her heart set on leaving, so why does she dream of Dan asking her to stay forever? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Herb of Grace by Adina Senft — Amish widow Sarah Yoder struggles with single motherhood and a forbidden attraction while she learns herbal medicine … and God cures the ailments of the heart and spirit. (Contemporary Amish Romance from Faith Words [Hachette])

General Fiction:

Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney — When empty-nesters Grant and Audrey Whitman spend the bulk of their retirement funds to renovate their home into a beautiful bed and breakfast, the last thing they expect is that their five kids will return home. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her children so desperately need? (Contemporary from Abingdon Press)

A Grand Design: Quilts of Love Series by Amber Stockton — A quest to piece together an heirloom quilt takes a surprising turn when a man from Alyssa Denham’s past-the reason she hadn’t returned to the island in fifteen years-interrupts the relaxing getaway for her and her best friend, Libby. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa’s fractured heart-and bring healing to her entire family? (Contemporary from Abingdon Press)

Historical Romance:

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden — In the shadow of the nation’s capital, Kate Livingston’s respectable life as a government worker is disrupted by an encounter with the insufferable Trevor McDonough, the one man she’d hoped never to see again. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and business is the only reason he has sought her out now. Despite her misgivings, Kate agrees to Trevor’s risky proposal to join him in his work to find a cure for tuberculosis. However, a shadowy enemy lies in wait and Trevor’s closely guarded secrets are darker than she ever suspected. With everything to lose, they must find the strength to trust that hope and love can prevail over all. (Historical Romance from Bethany House [Baker Publishing Group])

Tried and True (Wild at Heart) by Mary Connealy — Kylie Wilde fought in the Civil War dressed as a boy and now she’s homesteading as a man. But when land agent Aaron Masterson comes to inspect her claim, he immediately realizes she’s a woman. She begs him not to tell, but can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government, even if she really did serve in the war? Aaron is interested in the little spitfire from the moment her long hair falls from her cap, but when he tells her of his plans to make a life up in the mountains, she draws away. Kylie’s focus is to “prove up” her homestead, sell it for a profit and move back east to civilization. When someone tries to burn her out, Aaron and Kylie suspect local land baron Gage Coulter, who denies any involvement. He does suggest a way for Kylie to stay safe, though–marry him! More attacks scare Kylie into considering matrimony. Should she tie her fortune to Gage or Aaron? Either choice will put an end to her dreams of a civilized life. And what if marrying doesn’t stop the attacks after all? (Historical Romance from Bethany House [Baker Publishing Group])

The Lady and the Officer by Mary Ellis — Madeline Howard never planned to become a spy, but when military intelligence falls into her lap, how could she not serve her country behind enemy lines? Two men love her-one a Rebel, the other a Union General. Maddy’s heart is pulled between wanting to be loyal to those who care for her and wanting to help the man she believes is on the right side of the conflict. Will her faith in God show her the way to a bright future, or will her choices bring a devastation of their own? (Historical Romance from Harvest House)

A Stranger On My Land by Sandra Merville Hart — Carrie and her little brother, Jay, find a wounded soldier on their land after a battle which later became known as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” Adam, a Union soldier, has been shot twice in the arm. Though Carrie is reluctant to take Adam to their cave where her family hides their livestock from both armies, she cannot turn her back on him. But her Aunt Lavinia, bitter over what Yankees have done to their land, urges Carrie to allow Adam to die. Carrie refuses, but cannot remove the bullets. Adam’s friendship with Jay softens her heart toward him. Even though Carrie’s father fights for the Confederacy in far-off Virginia, her feelings for the handsome young soldier begin to blossom into love. When Adam’s condition worsens, Carrie knows a Union surgeon is needed to save his life. How can she accomplish this and keep her family’s hiding place a secret? (Historical Romance from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)

Song of the Prairie by Vickie A. McDonough — Janie Dunn’s life changes when, at the request of her dying cousin, she flees with her cousin’s newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas, but things take a dire change when her brother is killed. Is a marriage of convenience to kindhearted Aaron Harper the answer to her problems? Is Kansas far enough away from New York that they are safe from the baby’s father? (Historical Romance from Whitaker House)

Romancing the Widow by Davalynn Spencer — Martha Stanton isn’t looking for love. The light went out of Martha’s soul when her husband fell to a bullet in St. Louis. Now, back in her hometown of Canon City, she’s convinced she’ll never know happiness again. Until she crosses paths with a darkly mysterious Colorado Ranger. Haskell Jacobs has a mission. And the beautiful, flame-haired widow sure isn’t it. But Martha is somehow mixed up in the crime that brought Haskell to the rough-and-tumble town…and soon, she’s entangled in the lawman’s heart. But the danger that lurks around them is all too real. Can they find strength and love in each other before it’s too late? (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin — World War II flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, so how can C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be immune to her charms? Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don’t want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts? (Historical Romance from Revell [Baker Publishing Group])

Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas — It’s 1954 and Perla Long’s arrival in the sleepy town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed. She just wants a quiet, safe place for her and her daughter, Sadie, where the mistakes of her past can stay hidden. But then drought comes to Wise, and Perla is pulled into the turmoil of a town desperately in need of a miracle. Casewell Phillips has resigned himself to life as a bachelor…until he meets Perla. She’s everything he’s sought in a woman, but he can’t get past the sense that she’s hiding something. As the drought worsens, Perla’s unique gift divides the town in two, bringing both gratitude and condemnation, and placing the pair in the middle of a storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith. (Historical Romance from Bethany House [Baker Publishing Group])

The Wrangler’s Inconvenient Wife by Lacy Williams — With no family to watch over them, it’s up to Fran Morris to take care of her younger sister, even if it means marrying a total stranger. Gruff, strong and silent, her new husband is a cowboy down to the bone. He wed Fran to protect her, not to love her, but her heart has never felt so vulnerable. Trail boss Edgar White already has all the responsibility he needs at his family’s ranch in Bear Creek, Wyoming. He had intended to remain a bachelor forever, but he can’t leave Fran and her sister in danger. And as they work on the trail together, Edgar starts to soften toward his unwanted wife. He already gave Fran his name…can he trust her with his heart? (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Sweet on the Cowgirl by Rose Ross Zediker — Laura Barnes Wants to Be a Wild West show. But her father will only allow her to perform if she disguises herself as Mr. Buckskin Jones. When soda-pop king Guy Roberts shows up to do business with her family, Laura is torn between keeping her identity under wraps and revealing her growing feelings for Guy. Guy is drawn to Laura’s poise and beauty, but he, too, guards a secret. As their affection for each other grows, Guy begins to think about a future that includes Laura. When both their secrets suddenly come to light, their romance will face the ultimate showdown. (Historical Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

Middle Grade/Young Adult:

Speak No Evil by Mary L. Hamilton — At 15, Taylor Dixon dreams of getting his driver’s license and driving race cars when he’s older. His sister, Marissa, is the only one who believes in his dream, but her adventurous spirit keeps landing him in trouble. Consequently, Dad won’t let him get his license and predicts Taylor is heading for the same jail cell as his once-favored older brother. Taylor returns to Rustic Knoll Bible Camp expecting softball, swimming and sermons. Then he finds a classic Mustang in the camp’s garage and jumps at the owner’s invitation to help restore it. But when Marissa falls for his snobbish cabin mate, the war of words and pranks escalates until it threatens both the car and his dreams for the future. Will Taylor fulfill Dad’s prediction and end up in jail? Or will he finally learn the Truth found in the old car’s engine? (Middle Grade from HopeSprings Books)

Rebels (The Safe Lands) by Jill Williamson — The Safe Lands have long kept the true meaning of Liberation secret from their people. But after being sentenced to Liberation themselves, Mason and Omar soon discover the truth. Levi watched his brothers’ public sentencing and tries to hold out hope they are still alive, He is forced to focus his attention elsewhere, however, when his new wife, Jemma, is captured and made the Safe Lands’ newest Queen. His only choice to save Jemma may be to take up Omar’s old role of undercover vigilante, leading the rebels in their quest to overthrow the government. But will Levi’s new role be enough? Meanwhile, Jemma’s sister, Shaylinn, is ready to give birth to the “Safe Lands’” children … but not even Ciddah is sure they can be delivered safely in the midst of a rebellion. And Mason must face the fact Omar’s illness could be fatal. If they can all unite their efforts, together they may be able to expose the Safe Lands’ lies to the people. But if they fail, they will all surely die. (Young Adult from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson & Zondervan])

Thriller/Suspense:

Her Stolen Past by Lynette Eason — When Sonya Daniels finds a kidnapped baby’s birth certificate hidden in her late mother’s home, she’s shocked. What was her family’s connection to the child, still missing for over two decades? And what happened to the little girl? Sonya hires detective Brandon Hayes to help her get to the truth. But someone doesn’t want the truth to come out and will stop at nothing to keep them from investigating. Sonya knows the guarded cop won’t rest until he unravels the mystery-but the answers could be more than she can bear alone. (Romantic Suspense from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks — In the shadow of the Mormon church, a 19th-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist. In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day-but the truth may be written on the skulls of the victims. When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she isn’t expecting more than an interesting gig . . . and a break from her own hectic life. But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror. Gwen finds herself in the crosshairs of a secret society bent on fulfilling prophecy and revenging old wrongs. Can a forensic artist reconstruct two centuries of suppressed history . . . before it repeats itself? (Thriller/Suspense from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson & Zondervan])

Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty Pt 3 by Ronie Kendig — After all the hits they’ve taken, it’d be easy to quit. But Annie, Teya, and Nuala didn’t train so intensely to be part of the first all-female special ops team to let their enemy win. Now that the fight’s been incited so fiercely with Jessie, Candice, and Keeley, the rest of Zulu won’t go down without a fight. They’ll find answers, justice, and vindication for that tragic night they were set up in Misrata. Or die trying. Sam Caliguari won’t give up, either. Not even the thugs who steal him away from Manson in an effort to muzzle him will stop him from getting Annie out of trouble. Annie knows Sam will use every bit of his SEAL training to track her down, but she didn’t expect the tangle of strong feelings she’d have for him and Trace. Teya never imagined the nightmare that would hit after crossing the deadly path of The Turk. What could he possibly want with her so specifically? And while Trace anticipates physical threats, he’s also watching his back for the next political fallout, because Francesca Solomon is unyielding in her quest to bring him down. Will Zulu ever catch a break? (Military Suspense from Barbour Publishing)

Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason Pt 4 by Ronie Kendig — It’s Zero hour for Zulu. They’ve been targeted, hunted, deceived, and betrayed. Zulu is crumbling in their pursuit of justice. Even rifts within the team are tearing them apart. In the shocking, explosive finale of Operation Zulu: Redemption, the team has one last plan to draw the enemy out and take them down-for good. But will it work? Who can they really trust? Ultimately, what price will justice demand? (Military Suspense from Barbour Publishing)

Happy reading~

by jill at 9:34 pm in

Every person’s choice

August 10, 2014

I was outside today helping Randy with something on his car, when a ten-year-old neighbor came by. At first he just stood there, but once he had my attention, he asked me if I knew that they were protesting in the streets. There were signs and cars for miles, he said, with people trying to get someone to do something about the struggling Christians in Iraq. Some of his family still lives in Iraq, and everyone in his church had been crying that morning.

He was clearly troubled by the situation, which I am certain he does not fully understand. He kept asking me how they could treat people that way, why were they being killed and afraid for their lives just because they were Christians? Didn’t the terrorists believe in God? The cross was a symbol of pride to him, and he wanted someone, anyone, to do something to fix this, and to answer his questions.

How do you explain to a child the difference in belief systems? How do you tell him that a group of people who believes in a different god than we do thinks it’s their duty to annihilate or terrorize people who disagree with them? How do you tell him that it is a difference in ideology that sparks terror activities, that leads to mass killings such as they are seeing in Iraq and Syria and other countries where people are being singled out and told to convert, leave, or die?

My neighbor wanted to understand, but he was also angry. Perhaps some of his anger was a reflection of the things he was hearing come from the adults around him, but if I had family in a country where my people were being persecuted for their faith, I’m not sure age would make a difference. Not when the anger is justified. This boy was right when he said, “Everyone gets to choose what they want to believe.”

Yes, they do.

Even the Creator, who gave us choice, doesn’t force His choice upon us. He allows us to decide who to worship. He allows us to decide what path we will follow. But one thing is true, no matter how much we might want to deny it–not every path leads to the same end.

There are vast differences between teachings that promote life and those that promote death. Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” He also said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

What if my neighbor doesn’t think as I do?

We live in a very ethnic neighborhood. There are people from every walk of life, from many different countries and faiths. Catholic statues to Mary might be on the same block as a Muslim family where women are covered in burqas. This is called freedom of religion in this country.

That’s not what we’re seeing in my neighbor’s home country of Iraq. His people are being forced out of their homes, fleeing for their lives. All in the name of religious ideology–because the people with the big guns don’t want the people who cling to the cross of Jesus to live in the same place–or to live at all.

My young neighbor’s questions are justified. And he’s right.

Every person should have a choice.

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” Deuteronomy 30:19

May it be so in every nation on earth.

Selah~

 

 

by jill at 8:55 pm in

The Desert Princess release!!

August 6, 2014

The Desert Princess CoverAvailable Now!

The Desert Princess!

by Jill Eileen Smith

On the cusp of young womanhood, Naamah, Princess of Ammon, loses her heart to Solomon, heir-apparent to Israel’s throne. But Ammon is a lowly vassal state, and Naamah is an unequal match for King David’s son. Can Naamah convince her father to seek an alliance anyway? And if she marries the would-be king, how can she keep him all to herself? Can she risk sharing a man she cannot help but love?

The Desert Princess available at:

Amazon (Kindle)
CBD (most e-readers)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
iBooks also carries this novella, but I couldn’t find a way to link to it.

I’m so excited to share this story with you! I hope it whets your appetite for more on King Solomon in the next few years!

Some have asked me if this will be available in print form. Sadly, no. These ebook shorts are digital copies only. They can be read on any digital device, depending on where you purchase. Kindle provides free apps for phones, iPads, computers, etc. CBD’s version can be read on computer and perhaps other e-readers. I’m not sure about Nook.

Eventually, Naamah’s story will be compiled into a paperback book that will include all of the Loves of King Solomon, with additional material from Solomon’s point of view. I’m not sure if that book will look completely different than these or include much of the material that is in the novellas. That is a project I have not fully fleshed out, so…we’ll see.

Please feel free to pass on this information. And thank you all for your continued interest in my work!

Happy reading~

 

E-book Deals and more

August 3, 2014

SampleAugust is a big month for specials for The Wives of the Patriarchs series. Right now Rachel is available for a limited time in e-book format for $1.99 on Kindle and Nook, and $1.59 ebook at CBD.com. Kindle is also running a deal on Rebekah and Sarai, though Amazon got the dates mixed up. (They are not on sale in Nook or at CBD at these low prices.) This could affect how long the sale runs on Amazon, so if you want them on Kindle or know someone who does, don’t wait!

I intended to announce these to my newsletter subscribers (newsletters are set to go) but with the Amazon mixup, I’m not sure they are accurate. So I’m posting it here, and when things are figured out, I will hopefully, be able to let everyone know.

Rahab CoverIn the meantime, I received galley edits for The Crimson Cord, Rahab’s Story this past week. I’m looking forward to diving into work on them tomorrow. I received the nicest endorsement for this book from New York Times bestselling author Liz Curtis Higgs this past week. (It’s been an exciting time!) She said:

“Rahab’s story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought, and following the biblical account every step of the way. Jill’s thorough research and love for God’s Word are both evident, and her storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!”
Liz Curtis Higgs
New York Times best-selling author of Mine Is the Night

I can’t wait to share Rahab’s story with you!

In other thoughts, we have a thief in our garden, and I suspect there is more than one. I caught one squirrel red-handed…er…would that be red-pawed?..with a neighbor’s tomato in his mouth. He was on the way up our very tall tree when the neighbor’s cat bounded across the yard straight for him. That tomato was quickly dropped as he scampered out of reach. I will say I’ve missed out on at least one cucumber and one tomato of our own. Little scoundrels!

I sat in on a teleconference call today with a teacher in Israel. I am part of a group made up mostly of Jewish women, who are reading the Tehillim (the Psalms) out loud each day. When asked in a survey how this has helped me, I told the group that the Psalms, particularly reading them aloud, has enriched my prayer life. As I’m reading out loud, the words suddenly seem more real, and they become a springboard for my own prayers for all of the needs of the people I know and love. And in giving thanks to God for all He has done for us already. If you are interested in joining, contact Laurie Young at coachlaurie at outlook.com.

And on a completely random note – I have discovered that I like hot spicy peppers. If you know me, you know that I normally cook with little spice and when we do go in for Mexican or other spicier dishes, I reach for the mild sauces. Well, I had a thought pop into my mind yesterday to research online whether peppers held any healing properties. (Don’t ask me why I thought that – except that I have been praying for wisdom in regard to diet and health.) Anyway, come to find out they do! But…would I really like cayenne pepper on popcorn? Hmm…

Lo and behold, the answer – after getting used to the tasty burning sensation – was yes. I sprinkled it on my salad today and on some unsalted potato chips this afternoon. I think I’m becoming a fan!

So there you have my week. Please feel free to share the sales deals! And I’d appreciate prayer as I get through edits of The Crimson Cord and a multitude of other things in my life. I pray God’s blessings on all of you!

Shalom~

This and that

July 28, 2014

IMG_4003I hope you are all enjoying the summer as much as I am. But where did July go? (Tiger figures the squirrels took it.) There are definitely not enough days in this beautiful season. At least not in Michigan. Then again, it is nice to see the seasons change. Perhaps that is part of what keeps life interesting.

I’ve been keeping busy with various projects these past few weeks. Last week, I decided my decluttering desire had taken too long a hiatus, so I organized some clutter (which I hope to get rid of!) in one of the bedrooms. At least now we can close the closet doors! In the process of going through things, I ran across some of my son’s books – yes, we still have quite a bit of things belonging to the sons that don’t live here anymore. But sometimes those things can prove to be treasures, as I discovered in some of the books he did not have room to take with him.

One was The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. I have been reading Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering by the same author, so the book immediately intrigued me. It’s actually a short book, and I read it in two days. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. Keller takes a look at the parable of the prodigal son or as some called it the two lost sons. It is well worth the read especially if you want to truly understand what this whole message of salvation (the gospel – or good news) of the Bible and the Messiah’s coming is all about.

I’ve also finished a first draft on the Egyptian Princess (not the actual title) novella, which I’m in the middle of re-reading and tweaking as I go.

Less than a month now – 3 weeks – until the release of The Desert Princess (Ebook Shorts) (The Loves of King Solomon Book #1)! I can’t wait to share Naamah’s story with you! I hope you enjoy my switch to 1st person and can step into her life as we begin our journey into the world of King Solomon.

IMG_4010On a personal front, I began a new diet plan this month, not so much to lose weight (although with an upcoming wedding, that would be a plus), but to discover what foods might trigger some health issues I’ve had. The book/diet I’m following (The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising “Healthy” Foods That Are Making You Fat–and Lose Weight Fast is one I dabbled in before and found some tasty recipes. Thought I’d share a picture of a meal I made last week. Spicy apricot chipotle chicken on a bed of greens, zucchini and onions with orange oil and Manchego cheese, and carrot/beet salad. I have to say with almost every meal, I feel like I’m sitting down to eat at a restaurant! I never cook with such color and presentation on my own.

I also discovered some interesting information on pain – particularly dealing with what I would call tendonitis in my elbow. I discovered that much of the pain can be relieved by massaging the muscles in the arm. And resting the area as much as possible. If you’re interested, here’s one of the sites with more information. I can say that I’ve been working the tight muscles and trigger points and my right elbow is much improved. So perhaps there is something to this theory.

Hubby just told me there are some new hints on the upcoming season of Downton Abbey! He gave me the link. Enjoy!

Next month there will be some big specials (one-day only) for a few of my books. If you want to keep up on such news, please sign up for my newsletter. I’ve got the newsletters for the specials ready to go on the appropriate sale dates, and hope to post on Facebook and Twitter, but I might not get them posted here as we have some upcoming vacation and edits on Rahab waiting in the wings.

Until next time…enjoy your summer!

by jill at 2:48 pm in