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PEEK MORE GIVEAWAYS @TBCN STARTING MAY 19th



AUTHOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY (5) COPIES OF HIS NEW BOOK



ABOUT AUTHOR: Dan Walsh is the bestselling and award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, and Remembering Christmas. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.


ABOUT BOOK: An Engrossing Story of Family Secrets and a Love for the Ages


When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather's venerable Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but which he clearly intended Michael to find. As he delves deep into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage, Michael discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well.

Laced with suspense and intrigue, The Discovery is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forge the love of a lifetime. Author Dan Walsh delivers yet another unique and heartfelt story that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

AUTHOR GIVING AWAY (3) copies of her debut novel.





Avenue of Dreams (Book 1)

Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago's rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work--and the classes she is secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World's Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family's expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?

Readers will love being swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as they follow Lucy through the streets of the Windy City during one of the most exciting times in the city's history. From opulent upper-class homes to the well-worn rooms of an orphanage, Olivia Newport breathes life and romance into the pages of history--and everyone is invited.

ABOUT AUTHOR: Olivia Newport's novels twist through time to discover where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where day lilies grow as tall as she is.

AUTHOR GIVING AWAY (3) copies of KATIA.


ABOUT AUTHOR:Bruce Judisch was born in Canton, Ohio. After serving over 21 years in the US Air Force, he settled with his family in San Antonio, Texas, where he works as a senior information operations analyst for the Department of Defense. He and his wife, Jeannie, are parents of three, and grandparents of twelve. Bruce loves writing historical fiction, teaching, camping, and playing the 12-string guitar.

ABOUT BOOK: A sixty-year-old invalid. An enigmatic Berlin gentleman. A riveting Cold War secret. "Seek the truth, embrace the pain, cherish the freedom." Spunky Maddy McAllister, a twenty-one-year-old exchange student in Berlin, Germany, has a journalism career to launch. Stalwart Katia Mahler, a sixty-year-old invalid from the former East Berlin, has a story to tell. Enigmatic Oskar Schultmann brings together the journalist and the storyteller. Maddy's task: to document Katia's story.

Cultures and generations clash as the young American and the German matron strive to understand each other's present and past. Maddy learns more than a personal history; Katia receives more than a memoir. And always in the background is Oskar, who is drawn into the story in ways he never intended. Peek over the Berlin Wall as Katia's story comes to life through the scribbled notes of a girl struggling to grasp the significance of what she has written for her own life as well as for future generations

AUTHOR GIVING AWAY (3) copies of MARIA

ABOUT BOOK: December, 1939: The Gestapo haul Izaak and Maria Szpilmann away to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, leaving their twin infant daughters behind to die. But the twins do not die. Rescued by a neighbor couple, Gustaw and Ròsa Dudek, they escape occupied Poland to Salzburg, Austria. They are not heard from again.
Today: Maria Szpilmann has survived Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen. She is now grandmother to Madeline Sommers, a young journalist who, despite the odds, passionately clings to the belief that the lost twins are still alive. She makes it her single-focused mission to find and reunite them with her failing grandmother before it’s too late.

For Maria took a year and a half of research-intensive, emotionally exhausting work—work that has changed this author in ways he's still discovering. It is offered in honor of those survivors of the Kindertransport, children who, from 1934-1945, were rescued from the clutches of the Nazis and spirited away to foreign lands to await reunions with their families. Most of those reunions never took place. Some of those survivors the author as had the unlimited joy of befriending. Others he wishes he could.



AUTHOR GIVING AWAY (1) copy of A PROPHET'S TALE
ABOUT BOOK: The story you thought you knew. A prophet's ageless tale of danger, redemption, and love. "When you run away from God, you break things and hurt people." The prophet's own words bent him to the ground. Israel, eighth century, B.C. Six years ago, Jonah ben Amittai delivered a message of hope and redemption to his beloved homeland of Israel. Now he's called to the hardest task of all: to bring a message of repentance and hope to Nineveh, a city in the land of Israel's archenemy, Assyria.Horrified by memories of brutal warfare in his youth, repulsed by his hatred of all things Assyrian, and spurred on by dark forces who have no intention of letting Adonai's prophet onto their turf, Jonah flees to the seaport of Joppa. But can he flee the memories of betrayed loyalty, broken friendships, and shattered family relationships? Can he escape the all-seeing eye of Adonai? Book One, A Prophet's Tale series.

This is the LAST Set of books that will be GIVEN AWAY Starting May 19th @ TBCN. These authors have been so creative with their questions I can't wait to hear your answers. It's going to be a fun dialogue between you and the featured authors. You'll get to know them and their books. Hopefully you'll want to talk to the author more at your book club meetings!! Grin! Just saying!

Haven't joined TBCN but you'd like to!! There is still time. Membership is free. Check it out www.bookfun.org

SEE YOU THERE MAY 19th 
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Nora St.Laurent

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