Monday, September 01, 2008

Back To Life by Kristin Billerbeck

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Back To Life

Avon Inspire (September 16, 2008)


Kristin Billerbeck

Kristin Billerbeck was born in Redwood City, California. She went to San Jose State University and gained a bachelor's degree in Advertising, then worked at the Fairmont Hotel in PR, a small ad agency as an account exec, and then, she was thrust into the exciting world of shopping mall marketing.

She got married, had four kids, and started writing romance novels until she found her passion: Chick Lit. She is a CBA bestselling author and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year for What A Girl Wants in 2004, and again in 2006 for With this Ring. Featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kristin has appeared on the Today Show. She is credited with jump-starting the inspirational chick-lit phenomenon. Most recently she has been names as a finalist for the Christy Award in the Lits category for The Trophy Wives Club.

Her other recent books include: She's All That.


Lindsey realized when she married Ron, a man 17 years her senior, that the odds were he’d see heaven before her, but she never expected to be a widow at 35. There’s too much of life left for her to just sit around in mourning. But she can’t seem to kick start the rest of her life.

That is until she gets some help from Ron’s first wife, Jane, who shows up unexpectedly at her door one day as the executor of her husband’s estate. Jane is everything Lindsey’s not… independent, stubborn… and a lot older. Plus she has one surprise after another… including a son named Ron Jr. (she insists he’s not “really” Ron’s son). But an unlikely friendship develops as each woman begins to reevaluate what is really important, and owns up to the mistakes they’ve made in the past.

Told in the alternating voices of Jane and Lindsey, and with the return of many of the witty characters of The Trophy Wives Club, this book is a lighthearted, relatable read for when life goes in a direction you never planned. With faith and friends, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

If you would like to read an excerpt of chapter 1 of Back To Life, go HERE

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Come and visit some of the others joining in this blog tour:

Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Amy at Peek a boo ICU
Andie at frommipov
Angela at Angela
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Becky at Savvy Mom
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Erin at Life Around Here
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews by Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at journey in grace
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marilynn at Rhythms of Grace
Melissa at Breath Of Life
Melissa at Breath Of Life
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Tabitha at 123pizza's Weblog
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up now.

Cheri said...

Mine's up!

Janna said...

Mine is set to post in the am.

Brittanie said...

Set to post.

tabitha said...

set to post on the 2nd.

Deena said...

Set to post tomorrow...but still no sight of the book:-(

Will review once it arrives.

Ruth said...


David Meigs said...

me too

Rulan said...

Mine's up. No sign of book.

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Angela Breidenbach said...

I'm up :-)

Angela Benson said...

I'm up. The book was in my box when I returned home on Sunday sos it arrived Friday or Saturday.

Pattie said...

Posted and pinged, no book so no review yet.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Posted and live this AM with just the standard spotlight. No interview and no review, since I haven't received the book yet.

Kim said...

I'm up with a review. This one didn't really ring my bell.


Marci said...

My post is up. :)Marci

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Great book! Review and post up at Creative Madness.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted - just got book didn't review yet.

Erin said...

I have posted the review...still waiting on the book :)

Dawn said...

I've posted.

April Erwin said...

Mine's set to post on the 2nd. Still haven't see the book. :(

Pam said...

Posted at and

Rel said...

Up down under but bookless!

Michelle K said...

I posted, no book yet though.

Courtney said...

I posted, but haven't received the book.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted but no book yet.

Cara Putman said...

I'm up -- loved this one :-)

Jim Thompson said...

I love it when the process flows smoothly.

Posted and pinged.

Deanna said...

I have posted your review and let my readers know I will post my review when I receive my book. Can't wait!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is scheduled to post on Wednesday... Another Road to Ramble

Deborah said...

mine's up

Georgiana said...

Posted w/o book =(

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted. Will review later after book arrives.

Tami said...

Put my post up. Just got the book this afternoon. Will put up a review as soon as I read it! I love Billerbeck's books!

Kelly Klepfer said...

I'm up. No review, but I did get the book today.

Erica Vetsch said...

up :)

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the ride sidebar. :)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Ooops up, review to post!

stampedwithgrace said...

posted, no book yet :(

Margie Vawter said...


CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted. Blessings!!!

Jeni said...

Mine is up, with a review!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Gretchen Geyer said...


Jason said...

Posted the CFBA promotion

loves to read said...

finally got the review added to original post