Monday, January 15, 2018

Choice of Resort to Love series book by Angela Ruth Strong (Signed Copy)

Please welcome Angela Ruth Strong to my blog this week. Read on down to find out how to enter in her giveaway!


My Top Ten Romantic Movie Lines
By Angela Ruth Strong

I never imagined that eight years after Love Finds You in Sun Valley released, I’d still be writing about the characters, but guess what. Next month, both the audiobook and a prequel romance will be coming out. In honor of my debut novel set during a film shoot, here are my top ten romantic quotes from the movies:
10. “You had me at hello.” –Jerry MacGuire
               I loved this line before I even saw the movie.
9. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –When Harry Met Sally
               It’s a good line, but it’s on this list because it reminds me of watching When Harry Met Sally on my first Christmas Eve with my husband (before we were married) when I could completely relate.
8. “Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.” –My Best Friend’s Wedding
               This zany movie had all the feels and an even more powerful ending than if it had ended happily-ever-after. Sometimes we aren’t loved back, but that shouldn’t stop us from loving.
7. “There’s nothing like a first kiss.” –50 First Dates
               Don’t we all desire to fall in love with the same person over and over again like this?
6, “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” –It’s a Wonderful Life
               A classic. Makes me want to be a better writer.
5. “As you wish.” –The Princess Bride
               Much simpler than lassoing the moon, but just as profound.
4. “I want to be the man who grows old with you.” –The Wedding Singer
               Heart and humor go hand in hand as does the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
3. “I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” –Notting Hill
               Could this quote have inspired Finding Love in Sun Valley? Possibly. Quite Possibly.
 2. “I don’t remember frump girl. I remember you.” –My Big Fat Greek Wedding
               Simply reading this line makes me want to cry. To be seen and known beyond our weaknesses and failures is what makes love worth the sacrifice.
1. “How about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?" –You’ve Got Mail
               In looking up other lists of top romantic movie quotes, this is not the line most listed from You’ve Got Mail, but it’s the one that makes me cry every time I watch it. (Which is a lot.) It’s both shocking and inviting in its vulnerability, and it leads us to feel exactly what Kathleen Kelly feels when she says the more popular line, “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”

GIVEAWAY: Did I list your favorite quote? Do you have another you’d like to share? Comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of any book from my Resort to Love series—your choice.


Raised in a family of six adopted siblings, Genevieve Wilson fights to keep her dysfunctional brothers and sisters together, but everyone still seems to leave. If she’s not good enough to prevent her birth parents from giving her up or her siblings from abandoning her, then there’s no way she would ever be enough to have a lasting relationship with the cute pilot from work…which is exactly what makes him a safe subject for her daydreams.

Matt Lake is dating the perfect woman and working a great job. Life is easy until he starts to enjoy hanging out with the airline employees more than with his girlfriend—one sweet female employee in particular. He tells himself he’s only intrigued by Gen’s quirkiness, but nobody else makes him smile the way she does.

Can Matt give up the flawless life he’d planned in exchange for the messiness of love? And if so, will  Gen risk her heart on reality when it’s never paid off in the past?

About Angela: 
Angela Ruth Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she's decided to rerelease it and write sequels as a new series titled Resort to Love. This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner also started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors, and she's excited to announce the sale of her first romantic suspense novel to Love Inspired Suspense. For the latest news or to contact Angela, visit 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Heart's Gift and Brides of Minnesota both by Lena Nelson Dooley Ends 1/15

Please welcome Lena Nelson Dooley to my blog this week. Lena is giving away a copy of both books below so be sure to read on down on how to enter. And don't forget to leave your email addy! 

Thank you, Debbbie Lynne, for inviting me to your blog.

Dear Readers, I’m going to introduce you to my last two books.

A Heart’s Gift released in December 2016. A marriage of convenience story that had tugged at my heart for quite a while before I wrote it. I was thrilled when it won a major award.

***WINNER OF THE 2017 FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE READER'S CHOICE AWARD
FOR LONG HISTORICALS***

Because of an earlier betrayal, Franklin vows never to open his heart to another woman. But he desiresFranklin's past endanger Lorinda’s life and the life of their son. How can Franklin rescue her? And how will this affect the way they feel about each other?
an heir. When Lorinda is finally out from under the control of men who made all the decisions in her life, she promises herself she will never allow a man to control her again. But how can she provide for her infant son? A marriage of convenience seems like the perfect arrangement until two people from

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Brides of Minnesota released in December 2017. This is a collection of shorter novels that was my first series back in 2001-2003.

I loved this series, because the first novel has events from my Scandinavian ancestors—fictonalized, of course.

Swedish immigrant brothers seek prosperity, fulfillment, and love in the land of 10,000 lakes. Gustaf meets Lars's fiancee at the ship to explain his brother's absence. August is reluctant to accept his older brother's old flame as his wife. And Lowell and Ollie are both fascinated by a mysterious---and elusive---young woman. 400 pages, softcover from Barbour.

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My first series consisted of four novels. This collection only contains the first three. Gerda’s Lawman, the fourth book in the series will come out as a single title, hopefully in early June.

I will be giving away one copy of each of these books. The books will be print books in the US and a Kindle edition if the winner is outside the US.

Questions for Discussion:
How much do you know about your ancestors and where they came from?

Can you think of any situation when you would have been all right with a marriage of convenience?

When you answer one or both of these questions, you will be entered in the giveaway.

Bio:
Multi-published, award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 875,000 copies of her 30+ books sold. Her books have appeared on the CBA, Publisher’s Weekly, and ECPA bestseller lists, as well as Amazon bestseller lists. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers http://www.acfw.com/ and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. She’s a member of Christian Authors’ Network, and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

Awards:
  • Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award
  • Maggie’s Journey, a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list, the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel.
  • Mary’s Blessing, Selah Award Second Place
  • Catherine’s Pursuit, NTRWA Carolyn Reader’s Choice, CAN Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award second place, Will Rogers Medallion bronze medallion.
  • Her blog, A Christian Writer’s World, Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.
  • Three Carol Award Silver pins.
  • A Texas Christmas  ECPA bestseller list
  • Love Is Patient ECPA bestseller list
  • Mountain Christmas Brides ECPA bestseller list 3 months, Publisher’s Weekly top 10 list 5 weeks
  • A Heart’s Gift won the 2017 FHL Reader’s Choice Award

She has experience in screenwriting, acting, directing, and voice-overs. She is on the Board of Directors for Higher Ground Films and is one of the screenwriters for their upcoming film Abducted to Kill. She has been featured in articles in Christian Retailing, ACFW Journal, Charisma Magazine, and Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Her article in CFOM was the cover story.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. The Lena Nelson Dooley Show is on the Along Came A Writer Blogtalk Radio network.

Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. Her blog has a reach of over 65,000.

Blogtalk Radio, The Lena Nelson Dooley Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/along-came-a-writer/