Thursday, June 20, 2019

Our Stories BEFORE The Story ~ A Heart Surrendered

Hello everyone, I am the oldest daughter of the great Pastor and First Lady Peterson of New Hope church. The congregation sometimes refers to me as Second Lady. I can’t blame them. I’m at Mother and Daddy’s beck and call, a constant fixture at the church. Other than that, I’m just plain old Sharonda Peterson.

My siblings were blessed with all the personality, talent, and looks. As a teenager, troubled by my many inadequacies compared to them, I found comfort in the arms of the talented Carl Ray Everhart. How could the only night I ever felt beautiful be wrong? Since then, I’ve served God faithfully. Marrying the man of my parents’ choosing, seventeen years my senior, should more than make up for my one indiscretion.

My name is Carl Ray Everhart. I’ve returned to Longview, Texas to set things straight after a near-death experience. I took the worship leader position at New Hope church eager to apologize to my best friend, Sharonda Peterson, for the night that never should have happened. It doesn’t take long for me to realize I want more.

She wants nothing to do with me, but I am determined to fight for us the way I wanted the people I loved to fight for me. God never said it would be easy. I will prove that I am no longer that selfish teenage boy, but a changed man, in whom Sharonda can entrust her heart.

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My Story Title:   A Heart Surrendered

My Story Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

My Story Releases: July 8, 2019

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The Author of My Story: Joy K. Massenburge 



Joy K. Massenburge crafts contemporary love stories of pastors and their kids. She was born the sixth child of a pastor. She married a football player turned pastor…they raised pastor’s kids; a son and two daughters.

During the week, she works as an assistant to a CPA. She serves as American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW East Texas) chapter’s President. She is also the audio voice of Beatrice “Mama B” Jackson in Michelle Stimpson’s Mama B Books series. When she is not writing or recording, she is speaking at retreats and conferences throughout the East Texas area.

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A HEART SURRENDERED
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DRAWING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY EVENING ~ June 26, 2019.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

My Story BEFORE The Story - Mail-Order Mishaps

My name is Caleb Blair. I had no intention of getting into it with Buck Tinan. All I wanted to do that day was fetch Eve Martin at the train depot and then get married. And here I am in a jail cell, for crying out loud! Miss Martin will probably get on the next eastbound train and not look back. Can’t say as I’d blame her.

I got a real break when I was twenty and was able to buy my own spread with some money my pa left me. I’ve worked really hard to build it up over the past decade, and I’m just about ready to hire some help. But, man, it gets lonesome when you’re by yourself on a ranch. After giving it a lot of thought, I placed one of those bride ads, and the sweetest woman answered me. Eve Martin.

We wrote letters back and forth for months before she finally agreed to come out to Cheyenne and marry me. That was the best day of my life. After I got that letter, saying she’d become Mrs. Blair, I did everything I could to get ready for her. I cleaned up my place at the ranch and bought a few new things I hoped would please her, like a teapot and new towels, stuff like that.

And then I got into this mess. Sure, I hit Tinan. He was whipping that boy he got off the orphan train. But I didn’t kill him, no matter what people say. I’m just praying that Eve believes me, not what the sheriff says. If not, I’ll probably never see her face-to-face.

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My Story Title:   Mail-Order Mishaps

My Story Genre:  Historical Romance

My Story Releases:  May 1, 2019

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The Author of My Story:    Susan Page Davis



Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 90 novels and novellas. She writes romance, mystery, suspense, and historical, and she’s won the Carol Award, two Will Rogers Medallions, and two Faith, Hope and Love Readers’ Choice Awards. A Maine native, she and her husband now live in western Kentucky. They have six children and ten grandchildren.

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Mail-Order Mishaps

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DRAWING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY EVENING ~ June 19, 2019.