Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Stand-In Groom

Barbour Publishing, Inc (January 2009)


Kaye Dacus


Kaye Dacus is an author and editor who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. A former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kaye enjoys being an active ACFW member and the fellowship and community of hundreds of other writers from across the country and around the world that she finds there.

She currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, which she co-founded in 2003 with three other writers. Each month, she teaches a two-hour workshop on an aspect of the craft of writing at the MTCW monthly meeting. But her greatest joy comes from mentoring new writers through her website and seeing them experience those “aha” moments when a tricky concept becomes clear.


When wedding planner Anne Hawthorne meets George Laurence, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But when he turns out to be a client, her "dream" quickly turns into a nightmare. Will Anne risk her heart and career on this engaging Englishman?

George came to Louisiana to plan his employer's wedding and pose as the groom. But how can he feign affection for a supposed fiancee when he's so achingly attracted to the wedding planner? And what will happen when Anne discovers his role has been Stand-In Groom only? Will she ever trust George again? Can God help these two believers find a happy ending?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Stand-In Groom, go HERE

What they're saying about it:

“Dacus pulls off a delightful story that places readers in the heart of the South with the debut of the Brides of Bonneterre series. Readers will enjoy this look at how lives are transformed through devastating events and how forgiveness is the key to a promising future. Nothing is as it seems in this heartwarming story.”
Romantic Times, 4-Star Review

“Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed Stand-In Groom from cover to cover! Ms. Dacus’s clever story and wonderful prose will draw you away to a place deep in the heart of Louisiana, surrounding you with the scents, sounds, and sights of the deep south. A story filled with romance and intrigue, betrayal and forgiveness, I found myself laughing, crying and rejoicing right along with the characters.”
M.L. Tyndall, author of The Falcon and the Sparrow and the award-winning Legacy of the King’s Pirates series

“Stand-In Groom is as sweet, beautiful, and chaotic as a perfectly planned wedding. Anne is a bright and wounded heroine you’re going to care about for a long time. George is a hero to capture your heart. Kaye Dacus will take you along for a fun, poignent ride in Stand-In Groom.”
Mary Connealy, author of the Lassoed in Texas series and Of Mice...and Murder

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Kaye can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with some of those posting for this tour:

Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandi at Lone Star Latte-n-Libre
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
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
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Musings
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at Breath Of Life
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Patricia at Readin N Writin With Patricia
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
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
Shera at Froggy Reviews
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Valerie at In My Little World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Vicki at Vicki Tiede
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Deena said...

Ready for the A.M., but no review yet.

Rel said...

Up down under - review to come :)

Christy said...

posted with review. Loved this book :)

Pattie said...

Posted with review & pinged. Enjoyed this one!

Kim said...

Up with a review. Off to ping.


Deborah said...

mine's up

Betsy Ann said...

Posted and pinged!

Valerie Comer said...

My post is up and I have pinged the Big T.

April Erwin said...

Mine's set to post first thing tomorrow am.

Pam said...

Posted with short review.

AndieJ said...

Mine's up review to follow, I'm behind in my reading. :(

loves to read said...

posted with review :)

Jendi said...

So glad you send emails. Otherwise I'd never remember to post.

Ausjenny said...

Posting and pinging
review will come shortly still reading the book.

Jenny said...

Mines up!

Kelly Klepfer said...

posted, reviewed, pinged. : )

Victoria said...

It's up.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted & pinged.

Jess said...

I posted. I pinged.

stampedwithgrace said...

posted and pinged :)

carla stewart said...

posted and pinged.

Peg said...

Scheduled, reviewed, and pinged! -- I think.

Sips 'n Cups Cafe

Nessa said...

Mine is up!

Leslie said...

Posted with a review - not on this list because I already had a copy :)

Leslie @

Patricia W. said...

Posted on 19th and pinged.

Sunny said...

Mine us up with my review.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Carrie said...

My review is posted

Ruth said...

CFBA post is up, but no review yet.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Deanna said...

Posting tonight! Loved this warm southern romance with a wonderful story of forgiveness.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review. Fun book!

Michelle Sutton said...

Posted with thoughts but no review yet as I'm not finished with the book.

Sabrina L. Fox said...

Posted and reviewed. Great book. :)

Latte-n-Libre said...

Got mine posted and pinged

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted and pinged!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted and pinged

Pepper Basham said...

Posted and pinged. Nice book!

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Not officially a part of the tour but I posted my thoughts. No review yet.

Pepper Basham said...

reviewed. A really fun read