Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Measure of Mercy

Bethany House (October 1, 2009)

by

Lauraine Snelling



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning and best selling author Lauraine Snelling began living her dream to be a writer with her first published book for young adult readers, Tragedy on the Toutle, in 1982. She has since continued writing more horse books for young girls, adding historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers to her repertoire. All told, she has up to sixty books published.


Shown in her contemporary romances and women’s fiction, a hallmark of Lauraine’s style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German, and she has won the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

As a most sought after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Her readers clamor for more books more often, and Lauraine would like to comply ... if only her paintbrushes and easel didn’t call quite so loudly.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a cockatiel named Bidley, and a watchdog Basset named Chewy. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth.

Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her.

Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. She learns he's left town--again. Believing Joshua no longer loves her, Astrid makes an impetuous, heart-wrenching decision.

Will she regret the choice she's made? Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Measure of Mercy, go HERE




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Lauraine can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those joining in this blog tour:

Abi at lighter side
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy Tang
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Clifton at Musings Of A Minister
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
Debra at Soul Reflections
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Jane at Mozi Esmé
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 Not So Hurried Life
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Melissa at Heart Prints
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife

21 comments:

Jenny said...

Posted...off to ping...

Rulan said...

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Andi said...

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mine's up!

Nessa said...

posted & pinged

Mel said...

Posted and scheduled....

Andrea said...

Posted

Mark said...

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Stephanie said...

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April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Deanna said...

Posting tonight

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted and pinged.

Tarasview said...

posted

Brittanie said...

Posted.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with short review at http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=2935

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm up.

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review to come later

Janna said...

Posted with a partial review, should finish book tomorrow.

Becky said...

my review is up.

Michelle Sutton said...

I've been up. Sorry I forgot to post that here. :)