Tuesday, June 03, 2008

From A Distance by Tamera Alexander

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

From A Distance

(Bethany House June 1, 2008)


Tamera Alexander


Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots and poignant prose resonate with readers. Tamera is a finalist for the 2008 Christy Award Remembered, and has been awarded the coveted RITA® from Romance Writers of America Revealed, along with Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction of 2006 Rekindled. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in the quaint town of historic Franklin, Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a precious—and precocious—silky terrier named Jack.

A Note from Tamera:

Stories are journeys, and each story I write is a journey for me.

Rekindled began with a dream—the image of a man returning home on horseback. He came upon a freshly dug grave and when he knelt to read the name carved into the roughhewn wooden cross, he discovered the name was…his own. The inspiration for Revealed grew from two characters in Rekindled whose stories needed to be told. But even more, whose stories I needed to tell. Writing Revealed was a very personal journey for me, and a healing one. For Remembered, I met that story’s heroine (figuratively, of course) while strolling the ancient cobblestoned pathways of a three hundred-year-old cemetery in northern Paris, France. And From A Distance came from a question I was struggling with in my own life at the time, “What happens when the dream you asked God for isn’t what you thought it would be?”

For me, the greatest thrill of these writing journeys is when Christ reveals Himself in some new way, and I take a step closer to Him. And my deepest desire is that readers of my books will do that as well—take steps closer to Him as they read. After all, it’s all about Him.

In the Potter’s Hand,



What happens when dreams aren’t what you imagined,

And secrets you’ve spent a lifetime guarding are finally laid bare?

Determined to become one of the country’s premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life.

Daniel Ranslett, a former Confederate sharpshooter, is a man shackled by his past, and he’ll do anything to protect his land and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt. He’s a man of his word, but repaying that debt will bring secrets from his past to light.

Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth’s lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met . . . from a distance.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

“…a rich historical romance by possibly the best new writer in this subgenre.”
--Library Journal

“…a most amazing story. The characters are more than words on the page; they become real people.”
--Romantic Times

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764203894

Author's picture is:

The book cover photo is:

The code for this post is:

Tamera can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit those on the tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amber at A Fiction Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at At Split Ends
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three"
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kim at Window To My World
Kimberly at QuiddamChickee To Save The Day
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lynetta at Open Book
Lynnae at Lynnae's Bookshelf
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Myra at Writer at Random
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Mom's Mutterings
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Becky at Becky's Christian Reviews
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Robin Lee at Write Thinking
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Susan at His Reading List
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tamera at Tamera Alexander's Blog
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Tricia at It's Real Life
Victoria at Footprints In The Sand
Virginia at CeCe Lane
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense


Rel said...

Up down under with a review :)

CherryBlossomMJ said...

up with review to come.

David Meigs said...

cut & pasted

Janna said...

Posted with a review - no giveaway as I got an ARC which is too bad because my readers would love this book.

Ausjenny said...

up and review to come

Christy LaShea said...

Posted with a review. Loved this book!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's up!

Deborah said...

mine's up

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged

Gretchen said...


Kim said...

I've posted with a review, and a wonderful interview! Tamera is such a special lady! Please stop by for a visit!


Erica Vetsch said...

Posted the blurb

Pam said...

Posted with a review at daysongreflections.com

Marci said...

My post is up. :)Marci

Michelle Pendergrass said...

mine's up right sidebar. :)

Pam said...

My post is up.

Barb J. said...

I posted. BTW, my link on this list is not working and there should not be an "s" on the end of "Farm." We'll get this right eventually, lol.

Michelle said...

I'm up with comments.


Tamera said...

Thanks everyone for your support on this blog! ;)

Jasmine said...

Mine will be up tomorrow at 5 PM. I scheduled it.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

What is Keep Me In Suspense? said...

My post is up!

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Mine's up with "My Take" on Tammy's writing in general.

Bonnie, girl, bless you for now putting up the code for each post. Simply awesome!

Takiela, the redeemed sinner...not the drink. said...

I'm up and running...virtually, NOT physically. LOL

Lynetta said...

Mine's up too. I agree with Brandilyn... Yeah for Bonnie!

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted, pinged, reviewed - LOVE this author's books!!

Winter said...

I'm up!

storyline said...


lynnae said...

Mine's up. No review yet. But someday. :)

Tiffany said...

Mine is posted along with a review. I really enjoyed this book.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Susan Stitch said...

Posted with a review at http://hisreadinglist.blogspot.com

Ruth said...


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

My post will be up after midnight. (grin)

No review.


Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review and pinged.


Margie Vawter said...

I've posted.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

It's posted this morning on my blog, and I've included a review...such that it is. Never been good at writing those things. :)

Oh, and there's a great interview with Tammy plus an autographed book giveaway. Come see and enter!


Amy said...