Friday, April 03, 2009

Yesterday's Embers
~ A Clayburn Novel ~
from Howard/Simon & Schuster

Deborah Raney

Tragedy has left Doug DeVore with five children to raise alone. When Mickey Valdez, the children's daycare teacher, lends Doug a helping hand, sparks flicker between them and quickly ignite. But romance and real life are two very different things, and too late, Doug and Mickey realize they've said "I do" to something neither of them bargained for. Now they must find a way to untangle their knot of hasty choices without breaking the hearts of five precious children––or their own––in the process.

Deborah Raney writes from the heart with a story that probes the depth of human sorrow,
the grit of endurance and the ability of love to rescue us when we've forgotten how to dream.
Yesterday's Embers will leave you warmed long after the last page.
~Harry Kraus, MD, bestselling author of Perfect and Salty Like Blood

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The Inheritance
Women of Faith Fiction
Tamera Alexander

"Alexander has an awe-inspiring way of creating characters that brand your heart and leave you permanently connected. This story is too good to be missed!" -Romantic Times, 4-star review

An unexpected inheritance.
An unknown future.
An unending love.

Determined to tame her younger brother’s rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin’s invitation to move west, and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an “untimely inheritance” challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her sense of trust—and perhaps even her heart.

U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna Ashford, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive—and the one woman who can help him find the future he’s been longing for.

As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price.


Dear Reader,

When Thomas Nelson approached me about writing the first historical for their Women of Faith fiction line, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to pen this story—for a second time. This novel is actually a revised version of the first story I ever wrote. The original version was rejected by a publisher several years ago, so I set it aside and determined to better learn this craft of writing.

After two subsequent years of study and practice, I was ready to submit my next manuscript for review. That second story blossomed into a novel entitled Rekindled, and the Fountain Creek Chronicles were born. But there was a part of me that continued hoping that my very first characters would someday find their way onto the written page. The Inheritance is a complete new write of that first manuscript, with some changes in location and secondary characters. However, Wyatt and McKenna have “lived within me” for years, and I’m thrilled for the chance to finally tell their stories.

Each story takes us on a journey, and I hope you’ll join me for this one. And for all you writers out there—hold on to that first manuscript! You never know when you might get a chance to revisit it!


Tamera Alexander is the bestselling novelist of Rekindled, Revealed, Remembered, and From A Distance. Her deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers and have earned her multiple industry awards, among them the 2008 Christy and the 2007 RITA. After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Franklin, Tennessee where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and Jack, a precious—and precocious—Silky Terrier.
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