Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shadows on the Sand by Gayle Roper

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Shadows on the Sand
Multnomah Books (July 19, 2011)
by
Gayle Roper



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gayle is the award winning author of more than forty books. She has been a Christy finalist three times for her novels Spring Rain, Summer Shadows, and Winter Winds. Her novel Autumn Dreams won the prestigious Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Summer Shadows was voted the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Book of the Year (tied with fellow author Brandilyn Collins).

Gayle has won the Holt Medallion three times for The Decision, Caught in a Bind, and Autumn Dreams. The Decision won the Reviewers Choice Award, and Gayle has also won the Award of Excellence for Spring Rain and the Golden Quill for Summer Shadows and Winter Winds. Romantic Times Book Report gave Gayle the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her Amhearst mystery series, Caught in the Middle, Caught in the Act, and Caught in a Bind, originally published by Zondervan, was reprinted in 2007 by Love Inspired Suspense with a fourth original title added, Caught Redhanded. Another original single title, See No Evil, was also released. Caught in the Middle has been optioned for film.

For her work in training Christian writers Gayle has won special recognition from Mount Hermon CWC, St. Davids CWC, Florida CWC, and Greater Philadelphia CWC. She directed St. Davids for five years and Sandy Cove CWC for six. She has taught with Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Services (CLASS), serving for several years as their writer in residence. She enjoys speaking at women's events across the nation and loves sharing the powerful truths of Scripture with humor and practicality.

Gayle lives in southeastern Pennsylvania where she enjoys her family of two great sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, and the world's five most wonderful grandchildren. When she's not writing, or teaching at conferences, Gayle enjoys reading, gardening, and eating out.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Carrie Carter’s small café in Seaside, New Jersey, is populated with a motley crew of locals although Carrie only has eyes for Greg Barnes. He’s recovering from a vicious crime that three years ago took the lives of his wife and children—and from the year he tried to drink his reality away. While her heart does a happy Snoopy dance at the sight of him, he never seems to notice her, to Carrie’s chagrin.

When Carrie’s dishwasher is killed and her young waitress disappears, Greg finds himself drawn into helping Carrie solve the mysteries … and into her life. But Carrie has a painful past, too, and when the reason she once ran away shows up in town, the fragile relationship she’s built with Greg threatens to implode from the weight of the baggage they both carry. Two wounded hearts struggle to find a way to make one romance work. Failure seems guaranteed when Carrie locates her waitress but is taken hostage...

If you would like to read the first chapter of Shadows on the Sand, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

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23 comments:

Ernie W. said...

Post is up (early).

Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow!

Angie Arndt said...

I'm up!

IE Mommy said...

Our review is up: http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/07/20/shadows-on-the-sand-by-gayle-roper

Thanks!

Betsy St. Amant said...

Post up tomorrow (Thursday)

Heart2Heart said...

Loved this book and can't wait to read more by Gayle Roper!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/07/shadows-on-sand.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jill said...

My post is up with review at Artistic Blogger.

Molly said...

Scheduled!

Janet Ruth said...

Posted

http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com/2011/07/shadows-on-sand-by-gayle-roper.html

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. Plan a separate review some time Thursday. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=8672

Deanna said...

Posted

Lynn said...

posted basic review, my thoughts will be posted soon.. was in a car accident over weekend and catching up with my reading..Thanks

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

splashesofjoy said...

Posted on my blog here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/cfba-tour-shadows-on-the-sand/
Blessings...Joy

Ausjenny said...

Posted with review.

heartscribblings said...

I'm up.

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up. Great book!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted.

April Erwin said...

mine's up

apple blossom said...

back from camp and mine is now posted. Thanks