Healing Promises by Amy Wallace

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

Healing Promises

(Multnomah Publishers – April 15, 2008)byAmy Wallace

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Amy Wallace is the author of Ransomed Dreams, a homeschool mom, and a self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books, including God Answers Moms’ Prayers and Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Facing a new threat.

When FBI Agent Clint Rollins takes a bullet during a standoff, it might just save his life. But not even the ugly things he’s seen during his years working in the Crimes Against Children Unit could prepare him for the overwhelming powerlessness of hospital tests revealing an unexpected diagnosis. If only Sara weren’t retreating into doctor mode…he needs his wife now more than ever.

Frozen in fear.

Sara Rollins is an oncologist with a mission–beating cancer when she can, easing her patients’ suffering at the very least. Now the life of her tall Texan husband is at stake. She never let the odds steal her hope before, but in this case, the question of God’s healing promises is personal. Can she hold on to the truth she claimed to believe?

Faith under fire.

As Clint continues to track down a serial kidnapper despite his illness, former investigations haunt his nightmares, pushing him beyond solving the case into risking his life and career. Clint struggles to believe God is still the God of miracles. Especially when he needs not one, but two. Everything in his life is reduced to one all-important question: Can God be trusted?

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

And here’s the complete list of everyone posting for Healing Promises on this tour! Go visit their sites to see what CFBA bloggers have to say!

Amy at sprightly
 Amy at My Life
 Andie at frommipov
 Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
 April at Projecting A
 April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
 Becky at Savvy Mom
 Beth at The Write Message
 Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
 Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
 Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
 Brittanie at A Book Lover
 Caleb at Reviews Plus+
 Camy at Camy Tang
 Cara at the law, books, and life
 Carol at Blogging With Carol
 CeeCee at Book Splurge
 Chris at Chris Wells: Learning Curve
 Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
 Dave at Dave Rhoades
 Dave at Novel Spotlight
 Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
 Debra at Soul Reflections
 Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
 Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
 Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
 E.J at Sword and Pen
 Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
 Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
 Georgiana at Georgiana D
 Gina at Upon Reflection
 Gretchen at Inspire Me
 Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
 Janna at Cornhusker Academy
 Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
 Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
 Jim B. at The Bedford Review
 Jim T. at One Small Stone--CFBA Book Reviews
 Joleen at timetotalk
 Karen at Mommy of Three
 Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
 Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
 Kim at Window To My World
 Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
 Krista at Welcome To Married Life
 Laura at Laura William's Musings
 Lauren at Wren Reviews
 Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
 Lundie at Lundie's Life
 Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
 Margaret at Creative Madness
 Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
 Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
 Michelle at Just A Minute
 Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
 Mimi at Mimi's Pixie Corner
 Pam at Daysong Reflections
 Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
 Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
 Rel at Relz Reviewz
 Ruth at Booktalk & more...
 Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
 Sarah at PrsGodAlways
 Sean at Bookmark Cafe
 Sherry at Everything Moms
 Stacy at Vader's Mom
 Susan at His Reading List
 Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
 Tami at Tree Swing Reading
 Tara at Tara's View Of The World
 Todd at A Place Called Fiction
 Tricia at It's Real Life
 Trish at Books and Book Reviews
 Virginia at CeCe Lane

The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen

My Review:

The Moon in the Mango Tree is a beautifully written story about a woman’s pursuit of her own identity while remaining dedicated to her marriage and the man she loves. Set against the backdrop of Siam and later Europe, the narrative chronicles Barbara’s life as the wife of a missionary doctor in the remote jungle area of Nan and then the bright social life of Bangkok. Her growing discontent with her growing sense of inadequacy sends her on a quest to find her dream of a music career.

Ms. Ewen masterfully crafts this tale with descriptive prose about the people, the countryside, and the customs of Siam as well as Barbara’s inner thoughts and emotions. I found myself caring about Barbara and Harvey and was anxious to learn what choices Barbara would make.

I would recommend The Moon in the Mango Tree, especially to those who love historical fiction.

About the Book:

The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings EwenBased upon a true story. Barbara Bond is beautiful, talented, smart, and she’s trained for years to sing grand opera. But for the average woman in 1919 the idea of a career outside the home was a leap into the unknown. She marries Harvey Perkins, a medical missionary, sets aside her career for the moment-she believes-and travels with him into the jungles of Siam. There she struggles with her faith and the mission, all the while becoming enchanted with the local people and their culture. Soon her love for Harvey is tested by a secret that rises between them. After several years they move to Bangkok, where Harvey is a royal physician. Life glitters here, but still she longs to sing. Can she have it all-Harvey and a career? It’s the roaring twenties: Bangkok, Paris, Lausanne, and finally Rome. Here, alone in the shadow of Harvey’s secret, Barbara faces the harsh choice between music and love.

But when you choose between two things you love, one is lost.

Based on a true story.

“You will feel the oppressive heat of the jungle, the furious love between a man and a woman, and the feelings of loneliness from living with a man who is bound by duty to give his all to his patients while having little left to give at home. Placed in a time of fun, loud parties, and impressive party guests, The Moon in the Mango Tree makes you feel like you have stepped back in time, and right into the action.”

(Kathy Fisher) The Romance Readers Connection.

About the Author:

pamelaewen.jpgUntil recently retiring to write full time, Pamela Binnings Ewen was a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P., specializing in corporate finance. She now lives just outside New Orleans in Mandeville, Louisiana with her husband, James Lott. She has served on the Board of Directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, and is on the Board of Directors of The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society in New Orleans.

Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful clergyman who learns an ancient secret, confronting him with truth and a choice that may destroy him. She is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed non-fiction book Faith On Trial, published by Broadman & Holman in 1999, currently in its third printing. Although it was written for non-lawyers, Faith On Trial was also chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the Spring of 2000, along with The Case For Christ by Lee Stroble. Continuing the apologetics begun in Faith On Trial, Pamela also appears with Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, Darrell Bock, Lee Stroble, and others in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, a Campus Crusade for Christ production. Her new novel, The Moon In The Mango Tree (B&H Publishing Group, May 2008) will be available next spring. Set in the 1920’s and based on a true story, it is about a woman faced with making a choice between career and love, and her search for faith over the glittering decade.

Pamela is the latest writer to emerge from a Louisiana family recognized for its statistically improbable number of successful authors. A cousin, James Lee Burke, who won the Edgar Award, wrote about the common ancestral grandfathers in his Civil War novel White Dove At Morning. Among other writers in the family are Andre Dubus (Best Picture Oscar nomination for The Bedroom; his son, Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, Best Picture Oscar nomination and an Oprah pick; Elizabeth Nell Dubus (the Cajun trilogy); and Alafair Burke, just starting out with the well received Samantha Kincaid mystery series. Pamela is currently working on a new book titled Dancing on Glass, which was recently short-listed as a finalist for the 2007 Faulkner/Wisdom creative writing novel award.

The Starfighters of Murphy Street

My Review:

I recently read the first two episodes of The Star-Fighters of Murphy Street by Robert West. Both books were entertaining with enough action, interesting people, strange creatures, and mysteries to keep most kids in the target age group interested. The books are a fun read. My only concern is that the books are classified as Christian fiction and there is very little mention of God. I would recommend these books for your children for good, clean entertainment.

About the Author:

Star-Fighter Kids Robert West grew up in Indianapolis where he played football, enjoyed annual trips to the time trials for the Indy 500 and generally survived life as a PK: “Preacher’s Kid.” He eventually migrated to California (sort of the opposite of Beamer, who left California for Middle America) where he worked as Theatre Director at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Since then he has imported antiques, worked in the film industry as a story editor and associate producer, been a computer programmer, made architectural models, sold real estate, written radio commercials…and along the way raised three sons.

Rob lives with his wife and family near Los Angeles. He is active in music and dramatic ministries with his local church and frequently appears as an actor with several regional theatrical companies. He can also be found, on occasion, in the tree house shaped like a ship that he built with his sons in the back yard.

There’s a Spaceship in My Tree!

There’s a Spaceship in My Tree!Beamer, age 13, who speaks only Californian, is an alien in the world of Middle America, exiled to a bizarre, ancient house on a mysterious street that may or may not exist on any map. With the help of a nerdy African-American kid named Ghoulie, a gangly tomboy named Scilla, and a miraculous, broken-down tree house shaped like a spaceship, he battles the indigenous life forms in his new home, from bullying creatures to the strange inhabitants of dark castles, subterranean caverns, and a spider web the size of a house, to discover how God gives a distinctive purpose to each uniquely designed human being.

From the Back Cover

Know Your Star-Fighters
Beamer: California transplant to a weird Midwestern town. Feels like hes living on another planet. Scilla: the gangly tomboy next door. Ghoulie: the class nerd.
Add one spaceship-shaped tree house capable of taking them most anywhere in the universe. Hop in and blast off for fantastic outer space adventures in Star-Fighters of Murphy Streetthe quirky, funny, fast-paced new trilogy by Robert West.

Newly arrived from California, thirteen-year-old Beamer MacIntyre feels like an alien in this bizarre Midwestern town. Strangest of all is the spaceship-shaped tree house in his yard. Surprises await Beamer and his two new friends, Ghoulie and Scilla, when they climb inside and blast off to a universe full of adventureincluding a surefire way to make the school bully stop harassing Ghoulie (provided it doesnt backfire!).

Attack of the Spider Bots

Attack of the Spider BotsBeamer, age 13, who speaks only Californian, is an alien in the world of Middle America, exiled to a bizarre, ancient house on a mysterious street that may or may not exist on any map. With the help of a nerdy African-American kid named Ghoulie, a gangly tomboy named Scilla, and a miraculous, broken-down tree house shaped like a spaceship, he battles the indigenous life forms in his new home, from bullying creatures to the strange inhabitants of dark castles, subterranean caverns, and a spider web the size of a house, to discover how God gives a distinctive purpose to each uniquely designed human being.

From the Back Cover

Newly arrived from California, thirteen-year-old Beamer MacIntyre feels like an alien in this bizarre Midwestern town. Strangest of all is the spaceship-shaped tree house in his yard. Surprises await Beamer and his two new friends, Ghoulie and Scilla, when they climb inside and blast off to a universe full of adventureincluding a surefire way to make the school bully stop harassing Ghoulie (provided it doesnt backfire!).

http://www.star-fighters.com/

The Warriors by Mark Andrew Olsen

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

The Warriors
(Bethany House April 1, 2008)
by
Mark Andrew Olsen
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. His last novel was the supernatural thriller The Watchers.

The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A failed recon mission deep in the tunnels of Afghanistan has provoked a demonic onslaught that had been brewing for centuries. The mission’s sole survivor is reformed black ops assassin Dylan Hatfield, and he once again teams up with Abby Sherman, now at the helm of the Watchers, an ancient spiritual force. Uncovering and preventing a secret wave of death whispered across cyberspace and threatening to be unleash against civilization will require another level of spiritual power and expertise–the Warriors.

Journeying across the Alps of Europe through the multilayered history of warfare in the unseen world, Dylan and Abby uncover an age-old stone engraving that rouses the church’s Warriors to action, placing them dead center in one of the fiercest spiritual battles of their time!

And once again they are reminded: This is all part of a vast and perpetual war, a war beyond all human conflicts, one that has engulfed heaven and earth since before the dawn of history….

Abby Sherman is headed back to Israel, where a Watcher, the Sentinel of Jerusalem, lies dying. In her last breaths the old woman tells Abby of an ancient document prophesying humanity’s full-scale entry into the ongoing conflict between armies of heaven and fallen angels.

Dylan Hatfield has decided to answer a summons from his old boss and join a secret operation, its mission to reconnoiter the Afghani tunnel complex from which Osama bin Laden escaped in 2001. What he discovers sears his very soul and likely will end his life.

Abby learns of the peril facing Dylan, and she sends out a call for intercession on his behalf. Her frantic email message sets in motion a series of harrowing events, propelling the two on a new mission and quest–one where the stakes are the lives of millions!

The Warriors is packed with high-octane action, featuring exotic international locales, with characters in a clash against spiritual “principalities and powers” with eternal consequences, The Warriors is a story that will enthrall, enlighten, and engage its readers.

If that piques your interest, you can read the first chapter HERE

“Olsen, one of the better writers in this subgenre, delivers powerful, action-packed plots that delve into mystical paranormal worlds.”
~Library Journal, Feb. 2008

“Olsen delivers an entertaining thriller likely to be enjoyed especially by fans of the spiritual warfare genre.”
~PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

And here’s the complete list of everyone posting for The Warriors on this tour! Go visit their sites to see what CFBA bloggers have to say!

Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Becky at Savvy Mom
Beth at The Write Message
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann “Writer at Large!”
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Chris at Chris Wells: Learning Curve
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Dineen at Kittens Come From Eggs
E.J at Sword and Pen
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Jim T. at One Small Stone–CFBA Book Reviews
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin’ Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple’s Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Laura at Laura William’s Musings
Lauren at Wren Reviews
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Lundie at Lundie’s Life
Lynnae at Lynnae’s Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer’s Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle’s Great Blogs
Mimi at Mimi’s Pixie Corner
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips ‘n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Ruth at Booktalk & more…
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sarah at PrsGodAlways
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Sherry at Everything Moms
Stacy at Vader’s Mom
Susan at His Reading List
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara’s View Of The World
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Tricia at It’s Real Life
Trish at Books and Book Reviews
Virginia at CeCe Lane

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