Sunday, March 28, 2010

Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa

Summerside Press (March 1, 2010)


Melanie Dobson


Melanie Beroth Dobson is the author of the inspirational novels Together for Good (2006), Going for Broke (2007), The Black Cloister (2008), Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana (2009), Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (2010), Refuge on Crescent Hill (2010), and The Silent Order (2010) as well as the co-author of Latte for One and Loving It! A Single Woman's Guide to Living Life to Its Fullest (2000).

Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master's degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel.

Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they've been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their new home in the Pacific Northwest.

Jon and Melanie have adopted their two daughters —Karly (6) and Kinzel (5). When Melanie isn't writing or entertaining their girls, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, traveling, hiking, line dancing, and reading inspirational fiction.


Times are hard in 1894. Desperate for work, former banker Jacob Hirsch rides the rails west from Chicago with his four-year-old daughter, Cassie. When a life-threatening illness strands the pair in Homestead, Iowa, the local Amana villagers welcome the father and daughter into their peaceful society. Liesel, a young Amana woman, nurses Cassie back to health, and the Homestead elders offer Jacob work. But Jacobs growing interest in Liesel complicates his position in the Amanas. Will he fight to stay in the only place that feels like home, even if it means giving up the woman he loves? Or will Liesel leave her beloved community to face the outside world with Jacob and Cassie at her side?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, go HERE.

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Abi at lighter side
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
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
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Jane at Winning Readings
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kim at Window To My World
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Stephanie at Her Creative Side
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tiff at A Fiction-Filled Life
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense


CherryBlossomMJ said...


Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up tonight. With a review. Great story! I love all of Melanie's books!

Rulan said...

Mine are posted. Unfortunately I haven't received a copy.

Buukluvr81 said...

Schedule to post on 3/30/2010 with a review!

Andrea said...


Keiki Hendrix said...

Posted text here:

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Mine went up today with a review...great book!

Becky said...

My review is up.

Winter said...


Stephanie said...

My review is posted. First book I've read by Melanie, and would like to find more by her!

Mocha with Linda said...

Scheduled to post.

Illuminating Fiction said...


Keiki Hendrix said...

Also posted an article about the tour here:

Jim Thompson said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with a review at

Deanna said...


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Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

carla stewart said...

My post is up.

Ausjenny said...

posting and also haven't received the book yet but will review it when I get it.

Lynn said...

posted. Review will come soon

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with a review. Really good book.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Janna said...

Posted with review... one of my favorite Love Finds You books!

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