Monday, October 06, 2008

A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Constant Heart

(Bethany House October 1, 2008)


Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

A Constant Heart is her sixth novel. Two of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door were Christy Award finalists. She has been called one of the clearest, most original voices in the CBA.


In a world of wealth, power, and is the only forbidden luxury.

“Trust was a valuable commodity at court. Traded by everyone, but possessed by no one. Its rarity was surpassed only by love. Love implied commitment and how could any of us commit ourselves to any but the Queen? Love implied singularity and how could any of us benefit another if our affections were bound to one in exclusivity? Love was never looked for and rarely found. When it was, it always ended badly.”

In Queen Elizabeth’s court where men and women willingly trade virtue for power, is it possible for Marget to obtain her heart’s desire or is the promise of love only an illusion?

A riveting glimpse into Queen Elizabeth's Court...

Born with the face of an angel, Marget Barnardsen is blessed. Her father is a knight, and now she is to be married to the Earl of Lytham. Her destiny is guaranteed ... at least, it would seem so. But when her introduction to court goes awry and Queen Elizabeth despises her, Marget fears she's lost her husband forever. Desperate to win him back, she'll do whatever it takes to discover how she failed and capture again the love of a man bound to the queen.

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Come and visit with some of those on this blog tour:

Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elaina at Restore
Erin at Life Around Here
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Musings
Lori at journey in grace
Lori at Noggin Bits
Mandy at Mommy Cracked
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachel at Rachel Hauck
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sonya at My Thousand Loves
Stormi at Mystery, Suspense, And God, Oh My!
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life


Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

David Meigs said...

me too

Nora said...

Posted - Review to follow.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Pattie said...

Post and review will be up by noon today. Thanks so much!!!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted at and linked back to my review at

Have a blessed week!

Kim said...

Posted with a review. A fascinating interview tomorrow. Please, stop by for a visit!


AndieJ said...

Mine is up. Couldn't get into this one - I was bummed cuz I wanted to! Andi

Pam said...

Mine is posted with a short review at and

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Sally Bradley said...

My review is up.

Janna said...

Mine is set to post Tuesday at 5:00 with a review.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Post will be up Tuesday AM.

Includes Review

Andrea said...

Mine's up!

Sonya said...

My post is up!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review up.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted, with a personal note, and pinged

Brittanie said...


Cara Putman said...

Mine goes up first thing in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Mine's up with an interview from Siri.

carla stewart said...

I've posted with a mini review at Carla's Writing Cafe.

Jendi said...

Mine is done. Very late this week.

Liked this book!

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Margie Vawter said...


loves to read said...


Valerie Comer said...

Up at In My Little World.

Michelle K said...

I Posted!

Tarasview said...

my review is up

Deena said...

I'm up a bit late, but I'm up.

Georgiana said...

Loved it! I'm up.

Amy said...

I'm up...thought it was fantastic! Siri can't write fast enough! :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Mine posted overnight.

Pepper Basham said...

Posted and reviewed. GREAT BOOK!!

Jasmine said...

Mine is posted. But no review since I just got the book two days back!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up, but no review.

Ruth said...