Monday, February 17, 2014

Soldier's Heart by Tamera Lynn Kraft ends 2/24

Please welcome Tamera Kraft to my blog. Tamera has generously offered to give away one book for every 10 comments so be sure to get the word out so you have more chances to win! Be sure to leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win. And don't forget to let me know if you are a follower.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
I feel pretty good about telling the truth right now. I’m in the living room in front of my computer, and I’m dressed in blue jeans and a sweater. It’s cold outside.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
The strangest thing is when I was researching abolitionists. One abolitionist went to a slave owning preacher’s house. The preacher bragged about having a number of children from his wife and his slave mistress. That blew me away.

What is something that very few people know about you?
I took dance lessons for 20 years – ballet, tap, modern jazz – and I was pretty good. At one time, I wanted to be a Rockette.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
I’d have to say my Hummels. I’ve been collecting them for years. The first five were given to me by my grandmother, and their very old.

If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future,  when and where would that be and why?
I think I’d live during the post WW2 era. The United States was at its highest point then, and everyone had a Christian worldview and was willing to make sacrifices to do what was right.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
Work In Progress. God is always working behind the scenes in my life to write my story.

What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?
That’s hard because I always want to be a part of the story in a good novel. One that I read recently that I enjoyed was The Quaker and the Rebel by Mary Ellis.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?
That’s hard. Most of my secrets are still secrets. I can’t even think of one I want to reveal.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I went to New York City and did children’s ministry on the street of Fort Apache in the Bronx. That was pretty crazy.

Helping Hands Press
Murray Pura’s Cry of Freedom Civil War Series Volume 13
After returning home from the Civil War, will his soldier’s heart come between them?
Noah Andrews, a soldier with the Ohio Seventh Regiment can’t wait to get home now that his three year enlistment is coming to an end. He plans to start a new life with his young wife. Molly was only sixteen when she married her hero husband. She prayed every day for him to return home safe and take over the burden of running a farm.
But they can’t keep the war from following Noah home. Can they build a life together when his soldier’s heart comes between them?

More about Tamera Kraft:
Tamera has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio.
Tamera is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She has curriculum published and is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.
You can contact Tamera online at these sites.
Word Sharpeners Blog:
Twitter: http://twitter/tamerakraft


  1. This is a great little book. Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  2. Sounds like a good one!

  3. Tamera Thank you so very much for your article
    God bless you in your Christian Walk
    Chris Granville

  4. This sounds like a good book. I am in my living room in front of the computer. I am wearing jeans and an old shirt. I just got back from walking. I am also a follower.

    susanmsj at msn dot com

  5. Thanks, Susan. Best outfit to wear on a snowy day like this.

  6. I'm in our 'man cave' (man is not here tonight, so it's just me) watching TV and reading emails and entering contests. I have on a pair of yoga pants and a shirt. Sunny and breezy here today in sunny CA. Question for you: Why does the Murray Pura book appear at the end of your post?
    sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. This is part of a Civil War Murray Pura anthology. I wrote volume 13, Soldier's Heart. That's for commenting, Sharon.

  7. Well I will make this comment and insure that someone will definitely win a book. Tamera, you picked a good era. I was a little girl of 8 to 10 during this war. My oldest brother was in that war. as young as I was I remember how everyone gave support to our servicemen. And the women did everything they could do to help. TSome sewed sox, and thy made boxes of whatever they could get that would help the guys in the war. We moved from a small TX. town to Houston so daddy could work in the shipyard. All of our country was ready to help. My sisters use to go to the USO to dance with the guys who were on leave, and mom cooked a good meal for 4 or 5 servicemen on lots of Sundays. There was a lot of my kin and family friends that served too. I love the books that Murray has had people write for this Civil Wars series too. And, I would love to win yours. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I would love to win, read, and review this. Sounds interesting and I love books about Civil War.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

  9. Tamera don't know where my mind was with my first comment. I was thinking about WW ll. I need to correct that comment. SORRY!! But, I would love to have your book. I hope someday to have all of these books of history that Murray brought together with many authors. Should learn much from each one. Thanks for a chance to win it. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  10. I love historical fiction! Would love to win this one about a soldier. My family is very military oriented. I am at my computer in the office, wearing black pants and an aqua blouse. I've been to a prayer retreat this morning. I tried to follow you, but I don't see my photo.

  11. Thanks for having me, Debbie. It was fun.

    1. Glad to have you on, Tamera!

      And Congratulations to Ann, our winner!