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So Thankful!

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Today I’m so thankful. I write in my Thankful Journal almost every day. But today I took an especially long time detailing all my blessings. If you’re like me, you sometimes need to stop and really focus on the things and people in your life to appreciate them. Just taking those few seconds to think about my family, friends, and circumstances fills me with gratitude.

One of the things I was most thankful for today was the nice reception folks are giving my new novel, Hollister’s Choice. I’m so glad readers are finding it to be heartwarming as well as rooted in our shared faith.

Because its being so well-received, I thought I’d tell you a little behind the scenes information about the novel. Specifically about the cover artist and model. Ramona Lockwood is the cover artist on this book. She’s a wonderful graphic artist who always does a stellar job. Ramona is fast, professional, and most of all really a nice person. The model is Jimmy Thomas who’s also a joy to work with. Jimmy has been the cover model for several of my other books [The Last Broken Promise, Carried Away, and The Last Rose Pearl]. He’s won all kinds of awards for his work. He’s kind of a legend in the romance cover world. The image for this post is one of his headshots.

If you’d like to know more about these folks, I’ll post a link for their websites here:

Ramona Lockwood

Jimmy Thomas

Again, please let me express my gratitude to those of you who have become loyal readers of my novels. God has been so good to me. I pray you are feeling His love every day, just like I do. Thank You and Bless You.

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Hollister’s Choice Available Tomorrow!

 

hollisterschoice2-2700I’m so happy to announce the next installment in my Contemporary Inspirational series Montana Miracles will be available for purchase tomorrow. Hollister’s Choice is set in Montana and London. It is one of my favorites storylines. And Hollister is one of favorite heroes!

How could you not love such an honorable, damaged guy who is trying to do the right thing despite all the odds? And Maggie, the sweet heroine, is dealing with so much tragedy in her own life.

If you like emotional romance with a whole lot of angst, this may be the read for you. As always, this novel has some adult themes but no coarse language or graphic love scenes. I’ve had some wonderful feedback during the editing and beta reading process. My favorite beta reader cried over the ending. She thinks its my best story yet. Maybe you’ll like it too. I sure hope you’ll give it a try.

And thank you to everyone who has stayed with me over this past year. It’s been filled with both challenges and opportunities. We’ve moved, yet again. Since leaving our little townhouse by the bay- SeaGlass Cottage, we’ve relocated to a neighborhood and then back to the beach. Talk about taking a wild ride!

We loved SeaGlass but it was just too small as both my husband and I work from home. I was so sad to drive away from that home. I was sure God would never give us another chance to live in such a wonderful spot. I prayed for days that God would restore the days the locusts ate… it’s one of my favorite scriptures. And He did!!!

Our new home is right on the gulf on one side and has a great canal behind it for my husband’s kayaks. We couldn’t be more blessed. If you’ve ever felt like you were praying for something impossible and you’ve given up and stopped petitioning the Lord…I encourage you to give God more time to effect the changes for which you’re pleading. He can and will do a great work in your life. He sure has in mine!

I’ll try to post some images of our new place so you can get a context as to where I’m writing these days. I hope you’re as blessed as I am today, and I pray you see the goodness in every day, whether your days are challenges or opportunities.

Please watch for the Hollister’s Choice trailer. It should be up on my YouTube channel soon.

 

Magpie’s Masque a Best-Seller!

The Last Broken Promise (small) copy

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the good folks who’ve read Magpie’s Masque and taken the time to review it on Amazon. Your efforts have helped it stay on the Best-Seller list in its category since it was published!

I’m hard at work beginning the sequel to my Inspirational Regency, The Last Rose Pearl. This new book, The Broken Promise, is the love story of Jessamine St. John [Dylan St. John’s baby sister] and the handsome pirate who was introduced in the epilogue of TLRP.

The book is outlined and researched. I’ll be making a field trip for this one. The site of a Creek Indian massacre of American settlers featured in this novel is only about an hour away from where I live. My hubs and I will be going there one Saturday soon so I can take pictures and plot how the action sequences of the actual massacre will unfold.

As I was doing my research for this novel, I found out one of my maternal ancestors was actually the commander of the fort that was attached by the Indians. I found that very interesting and more than a little unsettling as this particular character is a villain, not only in my novel but in historical fact.

The Last Broken Promise will be available for pre-order soon. It will be published  in the fall.

Thanks again for making Magpie such a success! LNF, Grace

Magpie’s Masque Available Today!

Print Cover for Magpie's Masque

Print Cover for Magpie’s Masque

My latest Medieval, Magpie’s Masque is available today! I love the series, The ChristKeepers. And this book is the third installment. It is the love story of Rafael and Magpie.

If you’ve read the previous two novels, Mercy’s Heart [which is on sale for a few more days] and Faith’s Keys you know I’m all about strong heroes and heroines who share loads of romantic chemistry.

Along with the heartwarming love story, this novel is all about forgiveness. And of course, all my stories feature strong elements of faith and spiritual regeneration.

Many thanks to all the folks who pre-ordered this new novel. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here’s a link so you can buy Magpie’s Masque.  LNF, Grace

Birdie Cover Nominated for Best Contemporary Book Cover!

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I’m so excited! I just found out that the cover art for my Contemporary Inspirational Romance – Birdie Saves the World has made the final cut of 12 contenders in a pretty awesome book cover contest. I’ve always loved this particular cover, as well as Birdie’s story. It’s so neat to know other folks like it too! Congrats to Christian Artist, Amy DeLoach for her lovely work!

If you follow the link you can vote! Thanks in advance! LNF, Grace

Vote for Birdie’s Cover Here 

Link For Magpie’s Masque Book Trailer

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Here’s the link to my YouTube channel and Magpie’s Masque book trailer. It gives a good high level teaser for the novel which releases June, 1st. Hope you enjoy! Just click on the book title below.

Magpie’s Mask Trailer 

Sneak Peek at Magpie’s Masque Cover

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The third installment of my Medieval Inspirational Romance Series, The ChristKeepers, will be released June 1st. Here is the cover. Thanks to wonderful cover artist Amy DeLoach.  The book trailer will be up on my You Tube channel by the middle of the month.

This novel is Magpie’s and Rafe’s story. There will be a free chapter to read up on http://www.gracewalton.com the last week of May to whet your appetite.

Hope your life is wonderful right now! LNF, Grace