Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Bigger Life by Annette Smith


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


A BIGGER LIFE

Navpress Publishing Group (January 15, 2007)

by



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

In 1997, Annette was working as a home health nurse. She traveled the back roads from house to house, caring for ill and injured, homebound people. Because of her unique position in the lives of relative strangers, she often found herself bearing solitary witness to intimate behind-the-scenes situations full of grace and meaning. The desire to honor both a particular patient and a poignant scene involving the woman and her husband prompted Annette to write a fictionalized story, The Anniversary.

That first story appeared as a column in the Houston Chronicle newspaper and as an essay in Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Later it became a chapter in Annette’s first and best-selling book of short stories, The Whispers of Angels, that has sold more than 100,000 copies

Since then, Annette has penned four more books of stories, two volumes on parenting, and the Coming Home to Ruby Prairie trilogy.

Annette and her husband Randy, a High School teacher and coach, make their home on a wooded lot in Quitman, Texas. They are the parents of two young adult children, Russell and Rachel, both out on their own. Wally, a grateful, rescued mutt provides warmth and entertainment and keeps the Smith’s empty nest from feeling too lonely.

In addition to writing, Annette continues to serve part-time as a registered nurse. She finds the people she works with and the patients she cares for provide great inspiration for her fiction.

ABOUT THE BOOK:


Joel Carpenter did not plan for his life to turn out like this. He never meant to be a single dad, working at a hair salon in Eden Plain, Texas. But after making a careless choice four years ago, his marriage was permanently shattered. Now at twenty-seven, he finds himself juggling custody of his preschool son with Kari, the ex-wife he still loves, and sharing Sunday dinners with a group of other single dads.

Joel regrets the choices that brought him to this place, but it's not until the worst happens that he learns how much he still has to give. In the midst of deep tragedy, he learns that forgiveness is way more important than freedom. Hopefully it's not too late!

A BIGGER LIFE is a story of love in the midst of heartache, and friendship in the midst of real, everyday life.


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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576839958

Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Annette can be reached through email: annette@annettesmithbooks.com

32 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm up. Unfortunately, I didn't realize this book was up this week and I started Tribulation House. Sorry.

Deena said...

I'm up...will have to miss out on Tribulation House...can't get my hands on that one:-(
But I did read and review The Bigger Life:-)

THIS IS FUN!!!!!!!!

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

I'm up!

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up. Really enjoyed Annette's book.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Me too!

Rel said...

Up down under! Review to come...

Tiff/Amber Miller said...

Got my spotlight posted. My author this week didn't get her interview to me in time, so I'm thankful for this one which still allowed me to post a spotlight feature. :)

www.ambermiller.com

Tiff

Gretchen said...

Posted!!! :) And, as always, bless you for the links!

Jill said...

I posted on A Bigger Life. Glad to have anyone drop by!

Angela Breidenbach said...

Up and running:-)
Angie

So Many Books... said...

Posted.

LaShaunda said...

mines up

Vicki McCollum said...

Posted at SavvyReView

Cee Cee said...

Good story!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's up!!

Deborah said...

mine's up

Jerome said...

Posted.

April Erwin said...

Mines up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Kelly Klepfer said...

Links and review up. Interview Friday.

kelly.klepfer@gmail.com

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up.

Valerie Comer said...

My mother-in-law is up at http://beenfarminlong.blogspot.com/2007/04/book-tour-bigger-life.html

I sat this one out.

Jim Thompson said...

It's here

Jim (The Bedford Review) Black said...

Mine is posted. Review will not be up until next week.

Hisart777 said...

Posted!

Georgiana D said...

I'm bringing up the rear!

Ruth said...

I'm up!

http://www.xanga.com/ChristianFictionQueen/585325583/cfba-blog-tour-a-bigger-life-by-annette-smith.html

Bonnie -- could you try to email me or contact me through my blog? I haven't received any CFBA emails for over two weeks now. Thanks!

Elaina said...

I posted my yesterday with an interview with Annette.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Ruth, I have responded to every one of the emails that you sent me...at least six of them!

Our email results feature shows that the emails including the newsletters were all delivered to you. In the last two weeks you've changed something.

They are going in your spam or bulk folders or whatever!

And I can't reply to you through your Xanga blog because I am not a menber.

storyline said...

Posted Saturday.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I posted. I just finished this book today. Now I need to hit the store for more kleenex.

Erica Vetsch said...

Posted, late due to big doings on the blog this week, but it's up. :)

Jenny said...

Sorry for the delay in posting - family emergency