Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Fence My Father Built

Abingdon Press (October 2009)


Linda S. Clare


Linda S. Clare is an award-winning coauthor of three books, including Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them (with Melody Carlson and Heather Kopp), Revealed: Spiritual Reality in a Makeover World, and Making Peace with a Dangerous God (with Kristen Johnson Ingram). She has also published many essays, stories, and poems in publications including The Christian Reader, The Denver Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Linda grew up in a part of Arizona, where the dirt is as red as it is in Central Oregon. She graduated summa cum laude in Art Education from Arizona State University and taught in public and private schools. She has taught college-level creative writing classes for seven years, and edits and mentors writers. She also is a frequent writing conference presenter and church retreat leader. She and her husband of thirty-one years have four grown children, including a set of twins. They live in Eugene, Oregon, with their five wayward cats: Oliver, Xena the Warrior Kitty, Paladine, Melchior, and Mamma Mia!


When legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenager Nova and eleven year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond lived and died, she's confronted by a neighbor's harassment over water rights and Joe's legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.

The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph.

Along with Joe's sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1426700733

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Linda can be reached through her Blog

Come and visit with those posting for this blog tour:

Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carly at Carlybird's Home
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
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
Jane at Mozi Esmé
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kim at Window To My World
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Lori at Noggin Bits
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Myra at Writer at Random
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Angela Breidenbach said...

Mine is pre-published for Thursday just after midnight.

April Erwin said...

Mine is up.

Rulan said...

Mine is up, but the book never arrived.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Scheduled to post after midnight tonight.

Rel said...

Up down under :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Susan Stitch said...


Tarasview said...

I have this scheduled to post wed. evening. No review b/c the book hasn't arrived yet (probably is just late because I am in Canada)

Michelle Sutton said...

Posting this morning. I'm out of town so I'll review it when I get back.

Kim said...

Posted this morning...about half-way through. Will try to get a review up by Friday.

Window To My World

Jim Thompson said...


Andi said...

Posted and pinged

karen_m said...

mine is up and running

MoziEsmé said...

Posted: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/reviewgiveaway-fence-my-father-built.html

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted and REVIEWED

Nora Finding Hope Through Fiction

Carly Kendall said...

I have posted with a review.

Carly Kendall said...

Here's the link:

Kim said...

Okay. Posting the review tomorrow. I didn't like this one from the get-go, and thought it would improve as I read. It didn't. Maybe I didn't try hard enough, but the characters just got on my nerves.

Moving on....

carla stewart said...


Ausjenny said...


Brittanie said...


Janna said...

Posted with review.