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Love Inspired Historical E-book Sale

Looking a sweet historical romance? Check out this deal…

In celebration of ten years in digital publishing,
Harlequin is running an e-book sale.

From November 10 to November 17, a whopping
10,000 e-book backlisted titles will be priced at $1.99.

Over 225 books from the Love Inspired Historical
line are included in the sale, making it a great time to
grab any stories you might have missed, check out
new-to-you authors or introduce a friend to the line.

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The discounted titles will be available from,
Barnes and Noble, Nook, Google and Kobo (US only).


The following Love Inspired Historical
titles are included in the sale.

(Click on a title to view/order that
book in Amazon’s Kindle format.)

Laura Abbot, Author
Into the Wilderness ~ Jul 2013
The Gift of a Child ~ Sep 2014

Hannah Alexander, Author
Hideaway Home ~ Mar 2008
Keeping Faith ~ Sep 2013

Janet Lee Barton, Author
Somewhere to Call Home ~ Nov 2012
A Place of Refuge ~ Sep 2013
A Home for Her Heart ~ Sep 2014
A Daughter’s Return ~ Feb 2015

Cheryl Bolen, Author
Marriage of Inconvenience ~ Oct 2012

Jo Ann Brown, Author
The Dutiful Daughter ~ Sep 2013
A Hero for Christmas ~ Dec 2013
A Bride for the Baron ~ Mar 2014
Promise of a Family ~ Aug 2015

Victoria Bylin, Author
The Bounty Hunter’s Bride ~ May 2008
The Maverick Preacher ~ Feb 2009
Kansas Courtship ~ Mar 2010
Wyoming Lawman ~ Oct 2010
The Outlaw’s Return ~ Feb 2011
Marrying the Major ~ Oct 2011

Carla Capshaw, Author
Second Chance Cinderella ~ Jul 2014

C.J. Chase, Author
The Reluctant Earl ~ Feb 2013

Dorothy Clark, Author
Family of the Heart ~ Sep 2008
The Law and Miss Mary ~ Aug 2009
Prairie Courtship ~ Oct 2010
Gold Rush Baby ~ Jun 2011
Frontier Father ~ Jul 2011
Wooing the Schoolmarm ~ Jul 2012
Courting Miss Callie ~ Feb 2013
Falling for the Teacher ~ Sep 2013
A Season of the Heart ~ Dec 2014

Lyn Cote, Author
Her Captain’s Heart ~ Dec 2008
Her Patchwork Family ~ Dec 2009
Her Healing Ways ~ Dec 2010
Their Frontier Family ~ Nov 2012
The Baby Bequest ~ Aug 2013
Heartland Courtship ~ Feb 2014

Janet Dean, Author
Courting Miss Adelaide ~ Sep 2008
Courting the Doctor’s Daughter ~ May 2009
The Substitute Bride ~ Feb 2010
Wanted: A Family ~ Mar 2011
An Inconvenient Match ~ Jan 2012
The Bride Wore Spurs ~ Apr 2013

Clari Dees, Author
The Marshall Meets His Match ~ Jan 2013

Jan Drexler, Author
The Prodigal Son Returns ~ May 2013
A Mother for His Children ~ Aug 2014

Judy Duarte, Author
Lone Wolf’s Lady ~ Jan 2014

Shannon Farrington, Author
Her Rebel Heart ~ Dec 2011
An Unlikely Union ~ Oct 2013

Danica Favorite, Author
Rocky Mountain Dreams ~ Nov 2014

Linda Ford, Author
The Road to Love ~ May 2008
The Journey Home ~ Aug 2008
The Path To Her Heart ~ Jan 2009
The Cowboy’s Baby ~ Apr 2010
Dakota Father ~ Jan 2011
Prairie Cowboy ~ Mar 2011
Klondike Medicine Woman ~ May 2011
The Cowboy Tutor ~ Jan 2012
The Cowboy Father ~ Feb 2012
The Cowboy Comes Home ~ Mar 2012
Merry Christmas, Cowboy (2-in-1) ~ Oct 2012
The Cowboy’s Surprise Bride ~ Jan 2013
The Cowboy’s Unexpected Baby ~ Mar 2013
The Cowboy’s Convenient Proposal ~ May 2013
The Baby Compromise ~ Jun 2013
Claiming the Cowboy’s Heart ~ Jan 2014
Winning Over the Wrangler ~ Mar 2014
Falling for the Rancher Father ~ May 2014
Big Sky Cowboy ~ Oct 2014
Big Sky Daddy ~ Dec 2014
Big Sky Homecoming ~ Feb 2015
Wagon Train Reunion ~ Apr 2015

Lily George, Author
The Temporary Betrothal ~ Sep 2012
Healing the Soldier’s Heart ~ Aug 2013
A Rumored Engagement ~ May 2014
The Nanny Arrangement ~ Oct 2014

Rhonda Gibson, Author
The Marshall’s Promise ~ May 2012
Groom by Arrangement ~ Feb 2013
Taming the Texas Rancher ~ Oct 2013
His Chosen Bride ~ May 2014
A Pony Express Christmas ~ Nov 2014

Louise M. Gouge, Author
Love Thine Enemy ~ Jul 2009
The Captain’s Lady ~ Mar 2010
At the Captain’s Command ~ Apr 2011
A Proper Companion ~ Jun 2012
A Suitable Wife ~ Dec 2012
A Lady of Quality ~ Jul 2013
Cowboy to the Rescue ~ Aug 2014
Cowboy Seeks a Bride ~ Jan 2015
Cowgirl for Keeps ~ Jul 2015

Winnie Griggs, Author
The Hand-Me-Down Family ~ Mar 2009
The Christmas Journey ~ Oct 2009
The Proper Wife ~ Mar 2011
Second Chance Family ~ Jul 2011
A Baby Between Them ~ Jun 2012
Handpicked Husband ~ Sep 2012
The Bride Next Door ~ Jun 2013
A Family for Christmas ~ Oct 2013
Lone Star Heiress ~ Jun 2014
Her Holiday Family ~ Nov 2014
Second Chance Hero ~ May 2015

Deborah Hale, Author
The Earl’s Honorable Intention ~ Jun 2013
The Duke’s Marriage Mission ~ Nov 2013
The Gentleman’s Bride Search ~ Jun 2014

Patty Smith Hall, Author
Hearts in Flight ~ Jul 2011
Hearts in Hiding ~ Jul 2012

Valerie Hansen, Author
Frontier Courtship ~ Feb 2008
Wilderness Courtship ~ Aug 2008
High Plains Bride ~ Jan 2010
The Doctor’s Newfound Family ~ Jun 2010
Rescuing the Heiress ~ Jan 2011

Stacy Henrie, Author
Lady Outlaw ~ Sep 2012

Milinda Jay, Author
Her Roman Protector ~ Feb 2014

Christine Johnson, Author
The Marriage Barter ~ May 2013
Groom by Design ~ Jul 2014
Suitor by Design ~ Oct 2014
Love by Design ~ May 2015

Debbie Kaufman, Author
The Doctor’s Mission ~ Nov 2011
Journey of Hope ~ Jan 2014

Laurie Kingery, Author
The Outlaw’s Lady ~ Aug 2009
Mail Order Cowboy ~ Nov 2010
The Doctor Takes a Wife ~ Jan 2011
The Sheriff’s Sweetheart ~ Apr 2011
The Rancher’s Courtship ~ Nov 2011
The Preacher’s Bride ~ Oct 2012
Hill Country Cattleman ~ May 2013
The Preacher’s Bride Claim ~ Apr 2014
A Hero in the Making ~ Jul 2014
Hill Country Courtship ~ Mar 2015

Karen Kirst, Author
The Reluctant Outlaw ~ Sep 2011
The Bridal Swap ~ Mar 2012
Smoky Mountain Christmas (2-in-1)~ Oct 2012
His Mountain Miss ~ Apr 2013
The Husband Hunt ~ Nov 2013
The Horseman’s Frontier Family ~ May 2014
Married by Christmas ~ Oct 2014
From Boss to Bridegroom ~ Apr 2015

Noelle Marchand, Author
Unlawfully Wedding Bride ~ Oct 2011
The Runaway Bride ~ Jul 2012
The Texan’s Courtship Lessons ~ Aug 2015

Rachelle McCalla, Author
The Secret Princess ~ Oct 2013

Sara Mitchell, Author
Legacy of Secrets ~ Apr 2008
The Widow’s Secret ~ Mar 2009
A Most Unusual Match ~ Jan 2011

Mary Moore, Author
The Aristocrat’s Lady ~ Sep 2011
Beauty in Disguise ~ Jan 2013

Ruth Axtell Morren, Author
Hearts in the Highlands ~ Apr 2008
A Man Most Worthy ~ Oct 2008
A Gentleman’s Homecoming ~ Mar 2011

Noelle Marchand, Author
A Texas-Made Match ~ Mar 2013
The Texan’s Inherited Family ~ Mar 2015

Angel Moore, Author
Conveniently Wed ~ Dec 2014

Kerri Mountain, Author
The Parson’s Christmas Gift ~ Dec 2008
Wyoming Promises ~ Apr 2014

Bonnie Navarro, Author
Instant Prairie Family ~ Aug 2012

Jessica Nelson, Author
Love on the Range ~ Apr 2012
Family on the Range ~ Jun 2014

Catherine Palmer, Author
The Briton ~ Feb 2008
The Maverick’s Bride ~ Sep 2009
The Outlaw’s Bride ~ Sep 2010
The Gunman’s Bride ~ Jan 2011

Barbara Phinney, Author
Bound to the Warrior ~ Mar 2013
Protected by the Warrior ~ Aug 2014

Allie Pleiter, Author
Masked by Moonlight ~ Jun 2008
Mission of Hope ~ Aug 2010
Yukon Wedding ~ Apr 2011
Homefront Hero ~ May 2012
Family Lessons ~ Apr 2013
The Lawman’s Oklahoma Sweetheart ~ Jun 2014

Naomi Rawlings, Author
Sanctuary for a Lady ~ Apr 2012
The Wyoming Heir ~ Jan 2014
The Soldier’s Secrets ~ Apr 2014
Falling for the Enemy ~ Jan 2015

Christina Rich, Author
The Guardian’s Promise ~ Mar 2014
The Warrior’s Vow ~ Jul 2014

Penny Richards, Author
Wolf Creek Wedding ~ Nov 2013
Wolf Creek Homecoming ~ Mar 2014

Renee Ryan, Author
The Marshal Takes a Bride ~ Feb 2009
Hannah’s Beau ~ Jul 2009
Heartland Wedding ~ Feb 2010
Loving Bella ~ May 2010
Dangerous Allies ~ Sep 2010
The Lawman Claims His Bride ~ Apr 2011
Courting the Enemy ~ Sep 2011
Mistaken Bride ~ May 2012
Charity House Courtship ~ Aug 2012
The Outlaw’s Redemption ~ Jul 2013
Finally a Bride ~ Nov 2013
His Most Suitable Bride ~ Sep 2014
Wagon Train Proposal ~ Jun 2015
The Marriage Agreement ~ Jul 2015

Cheryl St. John
The Preacher’s Wife ~ Jun 2009
Marrying the Preacher’s Daughter ~ Jun 2011
The Wedding Journey ~ Apr 2012

Anna Schmidt, Author
Seaside Cinderella ~ Jul 2008
Gift from the Sea ~ May 2009
An Unexpected Suitor ~ Oct 2009
A Convenient Wife ~ May 2010
Hannah’s Journey ~ May 2011
Family Blessings ~ Oct 2011
A Groom for Greta ~ Oct 2011
Second Chance Proposal ~ Apr 2013

Regina Scott, Author
The Irresistible Earl ~ Jun 2011
An Honorable Gentleman ~ Nov 2011
The Rogue’s Reform ~ Feb 2012
The Captain’s Courtship ~ Jul 2012
The Rake’s Redemption ~ Nov 2012
The Heiress’s Homecoming ~ Mar 2013
The Courting Campaign ~ Aug 2013
The Wife Campaign ~ Dec 2013
The Husband Campaign ~ Apr 2014
The Bride Ship ~ Nov 2014
Would-Be Wilderness Wife ~ Mar 2015
Frontier Engagement ~ Aug 2015

Sherri Shackelford, Author
Winning the Widower’s Heart ~ Jun 2012
The Marshal’s Ready-Made Family ~ Feb 2014
The Cattleman Meets His Match ~ Aug 2014
The Engagement Bargain ~ Feb 2015

Debra Ullrick, Author
The Unexpected Bride ~ May 2011
The Unlikely Wife ~ Jan 2012
Groom Wanted ~ Aug 2012
The Unintended Groom ~ Jul 2013

Elizabeth White, Author
Redeeming Gabriel ~ Nov 2008
Crescent City Courtship ~ Jun 2009

Lacy Williams, Author
Roping the Wrangler ~ Aug 2013
Return of the Cowboy Doctor ~ Dec 2013
The Wrangler’s Inconvenient Wife ~ Aug 2014
A Cowboy for Christmas  ~ Dec 2014
Wagon Train Sweetheart ~ May 2015
Her Convenient Cowboy ~ Jun 2015

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The State of Your Favorite Book

I saw a link to a post from Business Insider on Facebook recently, Most Famous Book Set in Every State, and had to to click through.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck takes the honors for California.

East of Eden

I haven’t read that classic, but seeing the map in the post got me thinking about how I enjoy reading stories set in my native Golden State. I have a list of some of those I’ve enjoyed on my website’s California-set Romances page.

What’s even more fun is discovering a story set in my hometown of Placerville, which is where my fellow Northern California writer friend Candace Calvert set Critical Care, the first book of her Mercy Hospital series


Critical Care


Questions for you. . .

Does the most famous book set in your state
as listed in Business Insiders article surprise you?

What are your favorite stories set in your state, province, or local area?

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Recommended Read: Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt

Are you a fan of contemporary romances
with characters who capture your heart?

If so, Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt
is a story worth checking out.

And just look at that cover. Is it great, or what?


About the Story

What does a girl do when life doesn’t go according to her plan? At thirty-six, Kendall Haynes has seen some of her dreams come true. She’s a family physician helping kids with severe allergies and asthma achieve more fulfilling lives—a childhood struggle she knows all too well. But are Kendall’s dreams of having it all—a career, a husband, children—nothing more than a childhood fantasy? God says He knows the plans He has for her—why can’t Kendall figure them out and be content with her life?

Griffin Walker prefers flying solo—both as an Air Force pilot and in his personal life. But a wrong choice and health problems pulled him out of the cockpit. His attempts to get out of “flying a desk” are complicated by his parents’ death—making Griffin the reluctant guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother, Ian. How did his life get so off course? Can he get his life back on track…or has there been a divine plan all along?

Catch a Falling Star reminds readers that romance isn’t just for twenty-somethings and that sometimes letting go of your “wish I may, wish I might” dreams is the only way to embrace everything God has waiting for you.


My Thoughts

Like many readers of Beth’s latest release have said, Catch a Falling Star kept me up late. I was so engrossed in the story I’d intend to read one chapter but would end up reading another, and that often turned into two, three, four, or more, making for several late nights.

The characters pulled me in from the beginning. Dr. Kendall Haynes and grounded Air Force pilot Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker get off to a rocky start, and that’s the start of a captivating tale of two independent people whose road to romance is a rocky as the back roads they like to traverse in their beloved Jeeps.

While I enjoyed the story as a whole, two elements in particular added to my enjoyment. The first is that Kendall and Griffin aren’t your usual twenty-something twosome with the starry-eyed ideals of youth. She’s a successful on-the-shelf thirty-six-year-old career woman, and he’s a thirty-eight-year-old man who’s ruled out marriage. Watching two people who have all but given up on love and romance find just that is heartwarming.

Another element I enjoyed is the fact that the characters aren’t perfect. Both have issues to overcome and lessons to learn. Griffin made some mistakes early in life before he became a believer, mistakes that have lasting consequences. Kendall has dreamed of having it all–career, marriage, and kids–for so long that she’s willing to settle for less than the best rather than trusting the Lord to lead her to the man he has for her.

Watching Kendall and Griffin grow and change as they face a series of challenges and discover God’s plans for them is encouraging. Life doesn’t always go according to plan, but we can trust Him with our futures, a message that comes through without being preachy or in-your-face.

Beth is a talented storyteller who has written a story sure to delight romance readers of all ages, and I highly recommend it.


Questions for You

Do you enjoy romances with older-than-usual characters?

Does a flawed character with lessons to learn add to your enjoyment?

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