Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Naomi's Gift
Zondervan (September 12, 2011)
by
Amy Clipston


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

From Amy:
A native of New Jersey, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I often joke that my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend.

In 1991, I graduated from high school, and my parents and I moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. My father retired, and my mother went to work full-time. I attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, and I graduated with a degree in communications. I met my husband, Joe, during my senior year in college, a few days after my father had a massive stroke. Joe and I clicked instantly, and after a couple of months we started dating. We married four years later.

After graduating from VWC, I took a summer job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, which turned into an eleven-year career. I worked in the Public Affairs Office for four years and then moved into Planning as a writer/editor.

One day while surfing the Internet for a professional editor’s group, I accidentally found a local fiction writing group, Chesapeake Romance Writers. I attended a meeting and I met writers in all stages of their careers. The group helped me realize that I did want to be an author, and it was my dream to see my name on the cover of one of my novels. Through Chesapeake Romance Writers, I learned how to plot, write, and edit a novel, and I also learned how to pursue an agent. I signed with Mary Sue Seymour at the Seymour Agency in 2006, shortly before Joe and I moved my parents and our sons to North Carolina.

My dream came true when I sold my first book in 2007. Holding my first book, A Gift of Grace, in my hands was exhilarating and surreal.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams ... and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the 'English' way of life---and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Naomi's Gift re-introduces twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love and has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches---a time of family, faith, and hope for many others---Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family's quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down. Naomi's story of romantic trial and error and youthful insecurities has universal appeal. Author Amy Clipston artfully paints a panorama of simple lives full of complex relationships, and she carefully explores cultural differences and human similarities, with inspirational results. Naomi's Gift includes all the details of Amish life that Clipston's fans enjoy, while delivering the compelling stories and strong characters that continue to draw legions of new readers.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Naomi's Gift, go HERE.


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Amy can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
Angel at A Heart for Words
Angela at All Grown Up
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Becky at Becky's Blogs
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandy at Brandy Bruce
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jennfer at Scraps and Snippets
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid

16 comments:

Ausjenny said...

posted with review

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

IE Mommy said...

Posted review: http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/09/21/naomis-gifty-by-amy-clipston/

Heart2Heart said...

One of the best Christmas Amish books I've read this year! LOVED this one and will make sure to add this to my permanent library to read each year!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/09/naomis-gift-amish-christmas-story.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

posted!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted!

ppreacherswife said...

Scheduled!

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2011/09/naomis-gift-by-amy-clipson.html

Jenny said...

Posted...review will be forthcoming.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=9288

Molly said...

Posted!

Lynn said...

posted. my thoughts will be posting soon. Almost done reading it.

Deborah said...

my review is up on my blog

Joy said...

Posted with review here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/cfba-tour-naomis-gift-by-amy-clipston/
Blessings......Joy

Deanna said...

This was posted, but I must have forgotten to make a note of it.