Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Turning The Paige by Laura Jensen Walker

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Turning The Paige

Zondervan (March 1, 2009)


Laura Jensen Walker


Laura Jensen Walker is an award-winning writer, popular speaker, and breast-cancer survivor who loves to touch readers and audiences with the healing power of laughter.

Born in Racine, Wisconsin (home of Western Printing and Johnson’s Wax—maker of your favorite floor care products) Laura moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was in high school. But not being a fan of blazing heat and knowing that Uncle Sam was looking for a few good women, she enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly after graduation and spent the next five years flying a typewriter through Europe.

By the time she was 23, Laura had climbed the Eiffel Tower, trod the steps of the Parthenon, skied (okay, snowplowed) in the Alps, rode in a gondola in Venice, and wept at the ovens of Dachau. She’d also learned how to fold her underwear into equal thirds, make a proper cup of English tea, and repel the amorous advances of a blind date by donning combat gear and a gas mask.

Laura is a former newspaper reporter and columnist with a degree in journalism who has written hundreds of articles on many subjects ranging from emu ranching and pigeon racing to goat-roping and cemetery board meetings. However, realizing that livestock and local government weren’t her passion, she switched to writing humor, which she calls a “total God-thing.”

Her lifelong dream of writing fiction came true in Spring 2005 with the release of her first chick lit novel, Dreaming in Black & White which won the Contemporary Fiction Book of the Year from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her sophomore novel, Dreaming in Technicolor was published in Fall 2005.

Laura’s third novel, Reconstructing Natalie, chosen as the Women of Faith Novel of the Year for 2006, is the funny and poignant story of a young, single woman who gets breast cancer and how her life is reconstructed as a result. This book was born out of Laura’s cancer speaking engagements where she started meeting younger and younger women stricken with this disease—some whose husbands had left them, and others who wondered what breast cancer would do to their dating life. She wanted to write a novel that would give voice to those women. Something real. And honest. And funny.

Because although cancer isn’t funny, humor is healing.

A popular speaker and teacher at writing conferences, Laura has also been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows around the country including the ABC Weekend News, The 700 Club, and The Jay Thomas Morning Show.

Another book in this series is Daring Chloe

She lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband Michael, and Gracie, their piano playing dog


At 35, Paige Kelley is feeling very "in between." She's still working her temp job after two years, still not dating three years after her divorce, and still melting at every chubby-cheeked toddler she sees while her biological clock ticks ever louder. Paige even moves back home to help her ailing, high-maintenance mother.It's not exactly the life she'd dreamed of!

When her Getaway Girls book club members urge Paige to break free and get on with her life, she's afraid. How will her mother react? How can Paige honor her widowed mother and still pursue her own life? The answers come from a surprising source.
A trip to Scotland and a potential new love interest help launch an exciting new chapter in her life, and lead Paige to discover that God's plan for her promises to be more than she ever imagined.

This latest release in the Getaway Girls collection delivers a smart, funny, and warm account of one woman's challenge to reconcile who she is - a dutiful Christian daughter - with the woman she longs to be.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Turning The Paige, go HERE

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Laura can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandy at Brandy Bruce
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kim at Window To My World
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Patricia at Readin N Writin With Patricia
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Book Critiques
Shera at Froggy Reviews
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Valerie at In My Little World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Vicki at Vicki Tiede
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs


Deena said...

Ready with review at midnight tonight!

April Erwin said...

Mine posts at midnight.

Anonymous said...

i'm up! good book!

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for first thing in the morning. Fun read!

Janna said...

Scheduled with review

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

This post is up!

L. Diane Wolfe

Nora St. Laurent said...

I've posted this but I never received the book so I don't have a review up

Pattie said...

Posted, reviewed, pinged!

Smilingsal said...

Read the ARC, reviewed, posted, and pinged here.


Kim said...

Posted with a review and pinged. My first book by this author.


Allie said...

Post is up at A Little Bit of Sunlight

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and Pinged.

Pepper Basham said...

Posted and reviewed. I really like reading Laura Jensen Walker. Now I'm off to ping

Anonymous said...

Post is up with an interview!


Valerie Comer said...

Posted and pinged.

Jenny said...

Posted with a review...heading to ping...

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Kelly Klepfer said...

Reviewed at the Dregs. Interview Friday.

loves to read said...

Posted with review. Book was great!

Pam said...

Posted at http://daysongreflections.com and

Tarasview said...


Ruth said...


Rel said...

Up down under with review :)

jess said...

Posted and pinged.

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged.

Nessa said...

posted & pinged

Patricia W. said...

Posted & pinged.

Jendi said...

I posted. Hope I wasn't late.
This was a nice read.

Allie said...

If you read my review yesterday, I've updated it, big time, so some might want to check it out.

Tami said...

My post is up...review coming soon. So sorry I'm late!

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

CeeCee said...

Fun books. My thoughts are up.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a review

Ausjenny said...

posting and pinging

Michelle Sutton said...

I posted this but forgot to let you all know. Oops.