Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It Happens Every Spring by Dr. Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


( Tyndale Fiction, 2007)




GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages and numerous othe rbooks. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.

CATHERINE PALMER is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels--including The Bachelor's Bargain--which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.


IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING is the first of The Four Seasons fiction series, based on the ever-changing cycles of relationships detailed in Gary Chapman's nonfiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. The novels will focus on four couples, each moving in and out of a different season.

Word travels fast at the Just As I Am beauty shop.

So when a simple homeless man appears on Steve and Brenda Hansen's doorstep, the entire shop is set abuzz, especially when Brenda lets him sleep on their porch.

That's not all the neighbors are talking about. Spring may be blooming outdoors, but an icy chill has settled over the Hansens' marriage. Steve is keeping late hours with clients, and the usually upbeat Brenda is feeling the absence of her husband and her college-age kids.

Add to that the unsavory business moving in next to the beauty shop and the entire community gets turned upside down. Now Brenda's friends must unite to pull her out of her rut and keep the unwanted sotre out of town. But can Steve and Brenda learn to thaw their chilly marriage and enjoy the hope spring offers?

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414311656

Authors' picture is:

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Gary can be reached through the Contact link on his website:
Gary Chapman
Catherine can be reached through her website: Catherine Palmer


Marci said...

Just posted for It Happens Every Spring at www.writer-lee.blogspot.com

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review. loved this book!

Michelle said...

I'm up. I didn't get this book so I don't know if it's any good or not. Ah, well. :)


Christy LaShea Smith said...

I've posted. A few chapters into the book. Do far, it's a good, lighthearted read.

CWAHM said...

Posted! :)


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted the review! Love Gary Chapman's work and he's from my home state of NC!

Todd said...

Posted and pinged!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Loved this book!

Cee Cee said...

I didn't sign up for this book sooo...CFBA review is posted.

Latte-n-Libre said...

Mine is up. Only a little ways into the book so I will add more this week when the book is complete.


kc said...

My post and review are up.

Erica Vetsch said...

Mines up

Angela Breidenbach said...

I've posted my review and the CFBA review.

Vicki McCollum said...


Gretchen said...
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Gretchen said...

I'm posted! Fabulous book :). Bless you for the code!!!

Jim (The Bedford Review) Black said...

Mine is posted.

loves to read said...

It is posted!

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up. I've got some editing work to do on it tomorrow though.

Kelly said...

My post is up!

Ruth said...


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Jenny said...

It's up - love the fact that the setting of the book is just up the road a piece from me in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks! :)

Gina Burgess said...

Better late than never.

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