Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Distant Heart by Tracey Bateman


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Distant Heart

(Avon Inspire January 2, 2008)

by

Tracey Bateman


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:








Tracey Bateman is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, including Defiant Heart, the First in the Westeard Hearts series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and recently served on the board as President. She loves in Lebanon, Missouri, with her husband and their four children.






ABOUT THE BOOK

In the second book in the Westward Hearts trilogy, will the promise of a new life out west heal the scars of Toni's past?

This series tells the stories of three strong women as they struggle to survive on the rough wagon train and lose their hearts to unlikely heroes along the way/ Thin Little House on the Prairie meets Francine river's Redeeming Love and you begin to get a sense of the riveting historical series that Tracey Bateman has created.

In this second installment, we follow Toni Rodden, a former prostitute who sought to escape her past and build a new life, and a new reputation, when she joined the wagon train. Despite much resentment and distrust from the other women, Toni has finally earned a place on the wagon train and found a surrogate family in Fannie Caldwell and her two siblings. For the first time in her life, Toni actually feels free.

But while Toni once harbored dreams that her new life might include a husband and family, she soon realizes the stigma that comes with her past is difficult to see beyond and that she'll never be truly loved or seen as worthy. As the trip out west begins to teach her to survive on her own, she resolves to make her own living as a seamstress when the train finally reaches Oregon.

But despite Toni's conviction that no man will be able to see beyond her marred past, Sam Two-feathers, the wagon scout and acting preacher for the train seems to know of a love that forgives sins and values much more than outward appearances. Will Sam have the confidence to declare his love? Will Toni be able to trust in a God that can forgive even the darkest past? Faith, love, and courage will be put to the test in Distant Heart.


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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061246344

Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Tracey's website is HERE, but the links haven't been working!

46 comments:

Ty said...

Since I'm up late, I posted the tour already. :)

Deena said...

I'm up, and I'm off to ping!

Pam said...

Got it posted at both daysongreflections.com and at my new shoutlife account

Jake said...

Posted and pinged at Bookshelf Review.

David Meigs said...

Here’s my links:

http://dameigs.blogspot.com/2007/12/distant-heart-by-tracey-bateman.html

http://www.shoutlife.com/profile_view.cfm?uid=58795&blog_id=152556&view_mode=blog

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=194251211&blogID=339426471

Kevin said...

Posted.

Kevin Lucia

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted!

Tabitha said...

I've posted.

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Mine is posted, along with my thoughts, here:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ReviewsbyHeidi/444312/

MJS4Him said...

Posted at http://www.acupofteawithme.com/2007/12/19/distant-heart-by-tracey-bateman-a-cfba-review/ and http://www.faithfilledwives.com/index.php/2007/12/19/distant-heart-by-tracey-bateman/

Thank you and see you next week. :)

Deborah said...

mine's up

cherryblossommj said...

up and running. few problems with blogger this am, but i think it's good now. let me know if there are any problems.

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I'm up with a review. Pinging now.

Kim
berlysue[at]blogspot[dot]com

carla stewart said...

Posted at Carla's Writing Cafe.

Janna said...

I'm up and posted

Janna
www.cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I'm up now. You need to fix this typo and put a W where the E is...

the First in the Westeard Hearts series

Christy LaShea Smith said...

I'm up - This is one I really looked forward to reading but forgot to respond to Bonnie when the December list rolled around! Drat!! Anyway, I'll pick up my own copy.

Did anyone else catch the typo in About the Author? "She loves in Lebanon" - Should be "She lives in Lebanon"

I posted on blogger and shoutlife.

Erica Vetsch said...

Up and running.

Paula J. Miller said...

We're up at Reviews By Two (www.reviewsbytwo.blogspot.com)

Thanks!

Paula J. Miller
www.paulajmiller.com

LaShaunda said...

Mine's up.

Tracey's website link isn't working.

Vicki Talley Mccollum said...

Posted at SavVy ReViews.

Cee Cee said...

Posted. Thanks Bonnie and Mimi for all you do! Have a Merry (restful) Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Jenny said...

It's up at mybucklingbookshelf.blogspot.com

Another correction - Tracey actually lives in Lebanon, MISSOURI. *grin*

Bonnie Calhoun said...

In both the sidebar of the weekly newsletter, and at the bottom of this weekly post, I left the comment that Tracey's website links aren't working. They haven't worked in several weeks. I have no control over author's websites :-)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Thanks Jenny...LOL...I copied "Montana" from the tearsheet that came with the book...ROFLOL...they've got her living in another state *snort-giggle*

Rel said...

Up down under...finally!

Marci said...

My post is up. www.writer-lee.blogspot.com
:)Marci

Cara Putman said...

I'm up now.

Brittanie said...

Posted.

ForstRose said...

Here's my post at Bibliophile's Retreat

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

loves to read said...

posted :)

storyline said...

Posted.

Gretchen said...

Posted 2!

Page McManus said...

I'm up and off to ping, too!

Kevin said...

Posted my interview with Tracey.

Kevin

M. C. Pearson said...

Finally posted at Mimi's Pixie Corner. :-~

Wren said...

I'm up:

http://www.wrenspilgrimage.com/reviews

Margie Vawter said...

I've posted with my comments on the book. The Web site looks awesome, Bonnie!

CeCe Lane said...

I'm up.

Hisart777 said...

Posted!

Jasmine said...

I have posted!

Michelle K said...

Mine's posted

Karen said...

I'm up! http://momofajl.blogspot.com/2007/12/cfba-presents-distant-heart-by-tracey.html

I LOVED this book! I will be ordering the first in the series, as soon as possible, and I can't wait for the third to see what happens next!

Ruth said...

Posted!

Brittanie said...

Posted