Monday, November 7, 2011

His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons Ends November 21st

Golden Keyes Parsons is a popular retreat and conference speaker and author of historical novels. Her book, “In The Shadow Of The Sun King,” (Thomas Nelson Publishing), first in a three-book series based on her family genealogy, released Fall 2008, and was named a finalist in the ACFW’s Book of the Year Debut Author category. Her second book, “Prisoner Of Versailles,” was released September 2009 and was named a finalist in RWA’s prestigious Daphne contest and was also a finalist for the AWSA Golden Scroll Novel of the Year. The concluding book in the series, “Where Hearts Are Free” released September 2010 and is a Women of Faith Book Club selection. Her fourth novel, “His Steadfast Love,” a Civil War novel set in Texas, released November 2011.
Golden and her husband, Blaine, are retired from the pastorate and reside in Waco, TX. When she isn’t writing or speaking, she is busy with their three grown daughters, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren or attending sporting and alumni events at Baylor University.

Golden is giving away a copy of His Steadfast Love. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered.
 
HIS STEADFAST LOVE by Golden Keyes Parsons
   

His Steadfast Love is a Civil War novel set in Texas and deals with a divided nation, a divided state and a divided family. Here’s how the back cover blurb describes the book:
The Civil War—a defining time of great sacrifice, change, and betrayal which will determine the fate of the Nation. It isn’t until it comes into her very home that Amanda Belle must face impossible choices of love, loss, and loyalty.
It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Although Amanda never thought she would marry because of a promise to her dying mother to take care of her siblings, her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable.
When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother Daniel marches off to war to fight for the Confederate States, and Kent remains with the Union troops.
Her heart is torn between the two men she loves and the two sides of the conflict. When she turns to God for help, Amanda expects direction and support, but hears nothing. Is God listening to her anymore? Where is God in the atrocities of war—and whose side is He on?
Amanda senses her life is at a turning point. But she must trust God to bring her family through the chaos that threatens her home, her family, and the beloved state of Texas… with her heart, and her faith, intact.
When deciding what to do for my next book, after the conclusion to my Darkness to Light series, and being a Texan myself, I really wanted to write something set in Texas, but didn’t particularly want to write a western. I started doing some research and was drawn to the aspect of the Civil War in our state. In my opinion one of the most interesting aspects of His Steadfast Love is the unique setting in Texas. When one thinks of the Civil War, one ordinarily thinks of the Deep South, whereas the Lone Star State conjures up visions of cowboys, cattle drives and shoot-em-ups in saloons. But the coastline of Texas during the War Between the States was a hotspot. Federal troops set up blockades along the coastline to prevent supplies for the South from being brought in. Galveston was occupied by Union troops, as was the little town of Indianola, where my book takes place.
And much to my surprise, there was a prison camp in Tyler, Texas, in the very area where we had lived for about ten years. I was not previously aware of that fact of history at all. I thoroughly enjoyed the research and visiting the Civil War sites around the state.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share a bit about His Steadfast Love.

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22 comments:

  1. Golden captured my interest in her stories with her very first book! I'm itching to read her latest. :o)

    Christy
    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

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  2. reading it now and enjoying learning about Texas Civil War history. Thanks, Golden! :D

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  3. Looks good! This blog was recommended to be by a friend and Golden Keyes Parsons is a new author to me. kandeannasas@gmail.com

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  4. Please sign me up! I am SO anxious to read this book!!!!! I am all about anything Civil War! :)

    I follow your blog too!


    Salena
    srstormo at yahoo dot com

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  5. This sounds fantastic! And I just LOVE the heroine's name ;)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book!
    amanda38401 at gmail dot com
    follow thru feedburner and GFC :)

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  6. Since I live in SC I'm fascinated with Civil War era books! Please enter me and thank you!

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    dianalflowers@aol.com

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  7. I follow through Feedburner.
    This book sounds awesome.
    andantespirit08@gmail.com

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  8. Sounds great! angelmom1165(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Thanks, gals, for dropping by and leaving a comment. And thanks, Debbie, for having me. I absolutely loved writing this book. It's a stand-alone novel, but I wouldn't mind writing a sequel to it :)

    Blessings!

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  10. This sounds like a good book! Thanks for this opportunity!

    gwen dot gage at gmail dot com

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  11. Please sign me up. I haven't read one of her books yet, but they sound great. Thanks.
    I follow through feedburner.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  12. Thanks for the opportunity. I'd love to read this book. I follow by Feedburner.
    teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  13. GOLDEN AND DEB!!! SIGN ME UP for this book because anything this woman writes, I want to read because she is one of the best!!! And throw in the Civil War AND Texas, and I am SOOO there!!!

    Golden, LOVE the pic, girl, and hope you are doing well.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  14. This sounds like an awesome book!! Please enter me! :)
    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Nice to be among lovers of Civil War fiction. I almost said Civil War lovers. I would love to win this book. I was so excited to hear about it and can't wait to read more by Golden.

    Debbie Lynne, I wanted to say I think your fiction addiction fix with Kathy is going to be a big hit. Let's all spread the word and gets readers for their new blog!

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  16. Thanks for the interview, Golden! I love Civil War novels, and it's a pleasant change to read a stand alone instead of part of a series. (Even though I write series! ha.)
    annshorey [at] msn [dot] com
    (I'm posting as anonymous because I can't get the password to match my user name this morning. sigh.)

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  17. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  18. His Steadfast Love sounds like a book I want to read. As I learn about the Civil War in Texas I discover more and more interesting facts.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

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  19. Golden I'm glad you could be on my blog this week. It's good to have you back. I love this time period too. It's good to see everyone here. Ann, you made me laugh that it wouldn't let you sign in. Sometimes these things have a mind of their own. And Julie, good to see you back so soon. ;-) Thanks, Debra! Some days Fiction Addiction Fix keeps us hopping with posting all the giveaways. I sure do appreciate the plug! Aj and Karen good to see you here again! Marissa, Tammy and Amy, if you haven't read anything of Golden's prepare yourself for a treat!

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  20. Hey Gwendolyn, Terri, and Rose thanks so much for stopping by. It's good to have you here. Diana! A fellow South Carolinian! AWESOME! Amanda good to see you again. And I'll be having you on here in a month or so. Deanna, I'm so glad your friend recommended my blog! Tell her thank you! Thanks for stopping by Salena and Christy. The cover is so yummy! Kathy! I never knew you liked CW. heehee. (For those of you who don't know she writes civil war and she has a story she is working on now with twins that will make you swoon!)

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  21. Texas has an amazing history and I would love to learn more through His Steadfast Love. I've read a snippet and it sounds terrific.

    I'm a subscriber via Feedburner.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow via GFC & Feedburner! Please enter me in the giveaway!

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    http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/

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