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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

What: ACFW booksigning

Who: 127 Christian novelists

Where: Best Buy and Sears Rotundas and connecting hallway, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

When: Saturday, September 20, 2008 1-3 p.m.

Why: To meet your favorite authors

Tamera Alexander
Jennifer AlLee
A.K. Arenz
Diane Ashley
Karen Ball
Janet Lee Barton
James Scott Bell
Joseph Bentz
Terri Blackstock
Robin Caroll
Patricia PacJac Carroll
Jeanie Smith Cash
Eleanor Clark
Debra Clopton
Gloria Clover
Brandilyn Collins
Mary Connealy
Lyn Cote
Kathryn Cushman
Margaret Daley
KM Daughters
Susan Page Davis
Mary Davis
Janet Dean
Megan DiMaria
Brandt Dodson
Lena Nelson Dooley
Cecelia Dowdy
Sharon Dunn
Wanda Dyson
Lynette Eason
Meredith Efken
Leanna Ellis
Sharon Ewell Foster
Miralee Ferrell
Tina Ann Forkner
Darlene Franklin
Jonathan Friesen
Rhonda Gibson
Terri Gillespie
Debby Giusti
Beth Goddard
Cathy Gohlke
Rene Gutteridge
Cathy Marie Hake
Kelly Eileen Hake
Karen Harter
Rachel Hauck
Roxanne Henke
Cynthia Hickey
Patti Hill
Sharon Hinck
Joan Hochstetler
Steven Hunt
Angela Hunt
Denise Hunter
Annette Irby
Jennifer Johnson
Jenny B. Jones
Golden Keyes Parsons
Deb Kinnard
Julie Klassen
Kathleen Kovach
Harry Kraus
Patti Lacy
Maureen Lang
Jeanne Marie Leach
Tosca Lee
Julie Lessman
Michelle Levigne
Sherri L. Lewis
Elizabeth Ludwig
Christine Lynxwiler
Richard L. Mabry
Sharlene MacLaren
Gail Martin
Debby Mayne
Vickie McDonough
Andrew McGuire
Susan Meissner
Becky Melby
Dana Mentink
Amber Miller
Judith Miller
Sara Mills
Siri Mitchell
Nancy Moser
Janelle Mowery
Elizabeth Musser
Mark Mynheir
Jill Nelson
Mae Nunn
John Olson
Donita K. Paul
Trish Perry
Marta Perry
Allie Pleiter
Cara Putman
Deborah Raney
Sandra Robbins
Paul Robertson
John Robinson
Martha Rogers
Cynthia Ruchti
Gail Sattler
Kim Vogel Sawyer
Shelley Shephard Gray
Virginia Smith
Lynette Sowell
Candice Speare
Kathryn Springer
Denice Stewart
Sarah Anne Sumpolec
Michelle Sutton
Camy Tang
Donn Taylor
Janice Thompson
Cindy Thomson
Missy Tippens
Carrie Turansky
ML Tyndall
Amy Wallace
Susan May Warren

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

happy Susan May Warren Readers!

Get your own copy today!

I LOVED it. Susan is an excellent story-teller...she goes straight for the heart and stays there! Bravo!

Check out what some of the bloggers are
saying on the post below!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Finding Stefanie blog tour!

Stef has her bags packed and her horse saddled up...she's gearin' up for the Finding Stefanie blog tour!Follow Stef as she gallops across the states...and beyond, making stops on the

Here is her schedule of stops: (oh, and scroll down for a fun contest!)

Martha at Our Family’s Adventures
I enjoyed this book! It was a fun read with some romance as well as dealing with other issues like cutting, forgiveness, and what the lack of it will do for you. I really liked the fact that even though it was a fun romantic stories, it had those aspects of real life in it.

Trish at Books for Moms

Julie at Waves of Grace
I've been reading this novel in between editing my own book, and really enjoying it! It's got romance, suspense--and horses :)

Amy at Amy’s Random Thoughts
This was good, really good. Totally different than what I am used to reading but this author makes it an easy, good read and kept my attention the whole time. I am very much looking forward to reading more of this author! I have to also add that this is the 3rd book in a series and I did not get read the other 2 but didn't feel like I was missing anything.

Gina at Portrait of a Writer

Lena at Christian Writer’s World
As usual, Susan May Warren has given us a strong romance with suspense woven in. I like that. I really want to see the deep pains the hero and heroine are hiding from everyone, even each other. I love the way she brought them to the place where they could open up to each other and help heal those hurts. In the background of the developing romance was the ever-present person planning to do evil things. I loved it.The character development and growth in the book are awesome, with biblical lessons we all need to learn woven into the story. Readers, you won't want to miss this wonderful story.

Leticia at My Daily Trek
Where do I even begin to talk about this book? It has so many wonderful aspects. The characters are very real and believable. I fell in love with all of them but, I am sorry Stephanie, but Gideon stole my heart in this book.It had romance, action, and most of all, a very surprising ending. I was not disappointed at all! Loved it...wish we could have another story.

Laura at Lighthouse Academy
Stefanie is a realistic heroine, and Lincoln turned out to be a lot nice hero than I thought he would be. A full cast of well-rounded secondary characters complete the story. I especially loved Gideon, the eighteen-year-old runaway. The faith message is expertly woven in and isn’t preachy and the setting is important to the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading FINDING STEFANIE and highly recommend this book.

Melissa at Breath of Life
I enjoyed it so much that I requested my library purchase the others.

Lori at Laurel Wreath’s
I finished the book IN ONE DAY! It was that good! I have greatly enjoyed The Noble Legacy Series. This last book lives up to expectations set from the previous two books. See my review of the second book

Ronie at Supernatural Craving
With two powerhouse brothers, I knew Stephanie would have to really pull off a strong, emotionally riveting story--living up to such hunky, heroic brothers is tough, but Stephanie holds her own. I loved this story, and found it very fulfilling and extremely satisfying!

Erica at On the Right Path
Susan May Warren can really pile on the conflict. And she knows a thing or two about writing a heart-throb hero. Even when her hero is being a jerk, he has a vulnerability that makes you hurt for him. Lincoln Cash is no exception. Stephanie Noble is very real, sweet and strong, conflicted and confident by turns. Finding Stephanie is a great addition to the Noble Legacy Series.

Heather at Fresh Sweet Peas
I just *could.not* put this novel down! There is a splendid mix of intrigue, romance, faith and inspiration set in a modern atmosphere. Susan has a fantastic way of weaving just the right amount of imagery into her tale to guide your imagination in bringing the characters to life.

Christy at Christy’s Book Blog
Warren shows God's love working on and through people in a creative and exciting way. I'll miss reading about the Noble family.

Beth at The Writing Road
It was so satisfying to close the book on the Noble family--Nick, Rafe and Stefanie--and have savored well-written plot lines and happy endings that took some doing to get to. Kind of like real life, yes? Happy endings are hard work.

Finding Stefanie has a multi-layered plot, but Susan weaves them all together without missing a beat--and surprised me at the end. But, enough said there. I don't believe in spoilers.

Sunny at Life in the Estrogen Ocean
For such a page-turning romance story, the suspense and conflict had me guessing and waiting just as much. It was so full of depth and dealt with a variety of issues like stereotypes, insecurities, trust, forgiveness, coping problems, being haunted by the past, and realizing better dreams.

Kate at A Simple Walk
Reading Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren was nothing short of delightful. Within the first few pages I knew that this was going to be a book I'd really enjoy. That feeling lasted throughout the entire book.

Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
If you haven't had a chance to read the books in Susan May Warren's Noble series, you've missed out! I loved the first two, Reclaiming Nick and Taming Rafe.

Joy at Five J's
...I continue to be impressed by her writing. Finding Stefanie was an engaging story with dynamic characters and a very enjoyable read. It even delved into sensitive subject matter that I’ve not seen touched in other novels. I would even go as far as to say that both men and women would find this book especially encouraging, and there are not many Christian fiction books for which that is true. Finding Stefanie is definitely a book you won’t want to miss.

Paula at Grace Reign
Finding Stephanie is first and foremost a love story. But in typical Susie fashion, it is packed with action, spiritual truth, and a touch of intrigue (which kept me guessing until the end and left me thinking, "I should have seen that coming!")

Rel at Relz Reviewz
With expert characterisation and engaging writing, Susie generates a real affinity between the reader and every character that graces her pages. The sub story surrounding runaways Gideon and his sisters with the compassionate preacher's daughter, Libby is terrific. Finding Stefanie is intriguing, suspenseful, romantic and spiritual and an essential addition to your collection.

Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
The mark of a great writer is growth, and Susan May Warren's "Noble Legacy Trilogy" grows in passion, richness and depth as it goes along. I honestly believe this is Susan's best writing ever.

Patty at Girlfriends in God

Cara at Cara’s Musings
Let's face it, as the third book in a series, it could have been a let-down. After all, it's focused on the sister who's made all the right choices and worked hard to keep everything afloat while her brothers did their own things. But this book was wonderful. I picked it up as soon as it landed in my mailbox and didn't stop reading until I hit the end.

Pattie at Fresh Brewed Writer
her descriptions of small-town life are completely in line with my experiences living in small towns over the course of my marriage. This author knows her STUFF!

Amy at My Friend Amy
This book is filled with the same romantic tension, gorgeous prose, and perfect pacing of all of Susan May Warren's books, but I suspect if you read it, it will also touch your heart and speak to the lonely dark places in you. Highly Recommended.

AnnMarie at More Than Just A Mom
I enjoy Susan May Warren’s work and this latest addition to the Nobel Series, is no exception. Complex characters, deep seated fears and secrets, and a twist I didn’t see coming, impressed me. I enjoyed watching as each character struggled to resolve issues from the past and allow God to heal them.It’s a story about second chances and who doesn’t love that?

Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
This book is full of excitement and fun with a great message. If you are looking for a book to add to your fall or late summer reading list, then look no further. You will not be disappointed!

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood
Without a doubt, Susan May Warren is my favorite Christian romance writer. Her books feature well-developed characters, entertaining plots and subplots, and overall excellent writing. Finding Stefanie is no exception. Warren finds just the right mix of romance, danger, and spirituality to keep the reader turning the pages. I loved Finding Stefanie, and I hope that it's merely the latest book, not the last, in the Noble Legacy series. Highly recommended.

Teresa at Joy In the Journey

Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
I think that Stefanie's book was my favorite out of the whole series. I'm not sure if it's because she was the only girl and I felt that I could relate to her the most. She is very strong willed and is completely capable of taking care of herself. I think she's actually the most "noble" of all the Noble siblings.

Brittanie at A book Lover Forever

Lynetta at Open Book
Susan does a fine job of casting characters and painting a never ending sky. This book is every bit as good as the others in the series--well worth the read. It's got a unique quality I've not read in her other books, either chick-lit set in Russia or her suspense books. I'm impressed with her ability to set just the right mood in her books.

Susan at His Reading List
Don't think this is just another light-hearted chick lit book! Susan develops complex characters who deal with real life issues. She weaves romance, intrigue, and social issues in such a way that I find myself praying for the characters! This book is enjoyable to read and it keeps you locked in your seat until you are finished...definitely NOT the book to read if you are having trouble sleeping and you want something to help you nod off!

Deborah at A Cup of Joy

Tiffany at A Fiction Filled Life

Pamela at Pammer’s Ramblins
I don't know how Susie does it. She takes these awesome characters and drop them into a wonderful setting and then takes you there. The story is always fresh and new, the cast alive and the setting a breathing thing.

Lauren at Baseballs and Bows
Finding Stefanie is the kind of story that is easy to read and difficult to put down. As a character, Stefanie is relatable, and her struggles will ring true with many women.

Cee Cee at Book Splurge

Peggy at Sips 'n Cups Cafe

Grab your magnifying glass and join me on a fact-o-find!

Answer these questions about the bloggers on the tour and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the movie theater of your choice (you know so you can see some of Cash's great movies *G*)! Winner will be announced on 9/30!

Email Amy your answers (amy@susanmaywarren.com)

Ready, get set, giddy-up!

1. Which blogger is adopting a girl from China?

2. This word 'featherbunkle' is found on which blog?

3. Which blogger is supporting the 'Pickens Plan'?

4. Which blog is "The Cutest Blog on the Block"?

5. Which blogger is a S@HM and also a wife, daughter, sister, friend, nursery director, and woman that is just trying to keep it all together?

6. Which blogger is taking the Southern Reading Challenge?

7. Which blog asks 'How may we serve you'?

8. Which blogger refers to her son as 'super good big guy'?

9. Which blogger is a self-proclaimed 'Starbucks Addict'?

10. Which blogger is a big Trekkie?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dogwood by Chris Fabry!

I enjoyed this book. Well written, kept me guessing. Would definitely read more from this author.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Tyndale House Publishers - July 9, 2008)


Chris Fabry


Chris Fabry has a variety of titles to his credit including At the Corner of Mundane and Grace, Spiritually Correct Bedtime Stories, Away with the Manger, The H.I.M. Book, and The 77 Habits of Highly Effective Christians. His latest work is a collaboration with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye.

Chris has recently completed the final book in the Left Behind The Kids series, available Fall 2004. Readers of all ages have followed the lives of Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and the others. Now read how their exciting stories culminate in book 40 of this beloved series. Dogwood is his first adult fiction.

Chris and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of nine children and make their home in Colorado. Chris has worked in Christian radio and now enjoys narrating audio books as well as writing. He believes his career as a husband and father is the real evidence of God's grace in his life.


In the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, Karin has buried her shattered dreams by settling for a faithful husband whose emotional distance from her deep passions and conflicts leaves her isolated. Loaded with guilt, she tries to raise three small children and "do life" the best she can.

Will returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing the only woman he has ever loved--only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison. The secrets of Will and Karin's past begin to emerge through Danny Boyd, a young boy who wishes he hadn't survived the tragedy that knit those two together as well as tore them apart.

The trigger that will lay their pain bare and force them to face it rather than flee is the unlikely figure of Ruthie Bowles, a withered, wiry old woman who leads Karin so deep into her anger against God that it forces unexpected consequences.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dogwood, go HERE