Sunday, June 28, 2009

Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love's Pursuit

Bethany House (June 1, 2009)


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 was 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 the small Puritan community of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips stands out both for her character and beauty. She wants only a simple life but soon finds herself pursued by the town's wealthiest bachelor and by a roguish military captain sent to protect them. One is not what he seems and one is more than he seems.

In trying to discover true love's path, Susannah is helped by the most unlikely of allies, a wounded woman who lives invisible and ignored in their town. As the depth, passion, and sacrifice of love is revealed to Susannah, she begins to question the rules and regulations of her childhood faith. In a community where grace is unknown, what price will she pay for embracing love?

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Siri can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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

Abi at lighter side
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
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
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elaina at Restore
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 Quiverfull Family Blog
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kate at A Simple Walk
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
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness
Melissa at Bibliophile's Retreat
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
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
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tricia at It's Real Life
Valerie at In My Little World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense


CherryBlossomMJ said...

scheduled. review also posting separately tomorrow.

Georgiana said...

Posted and pinged. LOVED this book :-)

Andi said...

Posted and pinged

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Posted. My review is already live, so I just linked up in the tour post.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Pattie said...

Posted, reviewed, and pinged.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted review at Dregs and Novel Reviews.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Kim said...

Up with a review and a terrific interview! Siri is a fascinating lady who has a huge heart for God!

Please stop by!

Window To My World

Anonymous said...

Mine is up:

Andrea said...


Winter said...

Posted and pinged.

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

loves to read said...

posted with review

Sunny said...

set to post later today

Valerie Comer said...

Up it is at

April Erwin said...


Deanna said...

Will post this afternoon.

Peg said...

Set to post Tuesday AM. No review. I am soooo far behind!

Trying to write, too . . .

Tarasview said...

posted with review and giveaway

Ruth said...


Brittanie said...


Pam said...

Posted with short review.

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged.

Sally Bradley said...

Posted, reviewed, and pinged. Love Siri's writing!

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Cheryl Klarich said...


Janna said...

Posted with review - wonderful book!

Deborah said...

Mine's up with my review

Margie Vawter said...


Becky said...


ForstRose said...

Posted. Will review but this has been an unusually slow read for me so still working on it.

Jasmine said...

Posted! Happy July 4th everybody. Will post a review shortly!

Elaina M. Avalos said...

Posted. Will review later after having time to read it.

Pepper Basham said...

Posted and REVIEWED. another nice book from Siri MItchell.

Pepper Basham said...

ooops, also up on my website at

Nora St. Laurent said...

I posted this tour - my computer wasn't working so I could not say that I posted it.

I've just gotten it to work tonight. It's a GREAT feeling to have direct contact with Christian Blog Alliance with out it saying ERROR!!