Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Seeds of Summer
Zondervan (May 25, 2010)

by

Deborah Vogts



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A word from Deborah:

If you haven't guessed by now, the books I write are set in the country. I believe my most dedicated readers will be those who live in the country, those who have moved from the country and still hold it in their hearts, or those who have never lived there but long for the simple life it offers. Because of this, I've chosen Country at Heart as my writing brand, which is also the title of my Blog.
On Writing: http://deborahvogts.blogspot.com/

I began my first book when I was in high school. In college I studied English literature and journalism. Then came marriage, kids . . . life. During that time, I piddled with my writing but didn't take it seriously until 2002 when I joined a local writer's group and American Christian Fiction Writers. I also joined a critique group, took online writing workshops, read writing book how-to's and attended writer's conferences. Now I have an agent, Rachelle Gardner, at WordServe Literary and have been contracted with Zondervan for a three-book contemporary romance series.

The Seasons of the Tallgrass series captures the spirit and dreams of ordinary people living in the Flint Hills of Kansas--one of the last tallgrass prairie regions in the world.

The first book, Snow Melts in Spring, is available in stores now. Seeds of Summer released May 2010.


ABOUT THE BOOK

When opposites attract, sparks fly--like an electrical malfunction. That's what happens when former rodeo queen, Natalie Adams meets the new pastor in Diamond Falls.

Upon the death of her father, Natalie returns to the Flint Hills to raise her two half-siblings and run the family ranch, giving up her dreams for the future. She soon realizes her time in college and as Miss Rodeo Kansas is not enough to break the bonds that held her as a girl.

Jared Logan, a new pastor in Diamond Falls, is set on making a good impression to his first congregation, but finds that change doesn't come easy for some people. In fact, most in his congregation are set against it. Natalie and her troubled family provide an outlet for his energy and soon become his personal mission project.

Having raised her stepbrother and sister from an early youth, Natalie's self-sufficient nature isn't inclined to accept help, especially from a city-boy do-gooder like Jared Logen. Though attracted to him, there's no way she'd ever consider being a pastor's wife. Bible studies and bake sales just aren't her thing.

Jared repeatedly comes to Natalie's rescue, forcing her to see him with new eyes. At the same time, Jared's plan to plant Christ's word in Natalie's heart backfires when he loses his own heart to this wayward family. When problems arise in his congregation, he must face his greatest fears---of letting down God, his congregation, or those he loves. His time with Natalie has shown him the importance of standing by those you love, a lesson he chose to ignore in order to please his father years ago.

This is put to the test when Natalie faces a battle of custody of her half-siblings against the mother who abandoned them twelve years ago. Natalie's fight for the children turns into a fight for custody of her heart as she learns the true meaning of unconditional love. In turn, Jared must decide which dreams are his own---and whether Natalie is part of those dreams.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Seeds of Summer, go
HERE.



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Deborah can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy's Loft
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kathleen at Heart 2 Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tina at Tina's Book Reviews
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense

15 comments:

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

I am scheduling to post this html...I have a family emergency and will be traveling this weekend so will be unable to post the review along with it. I am taking the book with me to read and hope to add a review to this by Monday when I get back!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Heart2Heart said...

Loved this amazing book. Here's the link:

http://godsheart-heart2heart.blogspot.com/2010/06/seeds-of-summer.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

Posted and Reviewed

Nora :D

Jasmine said...

POsted!

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with brief review. http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=4952

April Erwin said...

Mine posts at midnight

Rel said...

Up down under with review & Aussie giveaway :)

Tina said...

Posted this morning...lovely read...

www.tinasbookreviews.com

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone .

Tarasview said...

posted

Brittanie said...

Set to post with short review.

Winter Peck said...

My post is up with review.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review coming later.