Sunday, November 06, 2011

Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Valley of Dreams
Bethany House (November 1, 2011)
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 Winston. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Cassie Lockwood's mother died when she was little, so Cassie traveled with her father's Wild West Show and became an amazingly skillful trick rider, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father died, she continued to work with the show, having nowhere else to go.

Now Cassie has discovered that "Uncle" Jason, the show's manager, has driven the show into debt, and he's absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Cassie decides to try to find the hidden valley where here father had dreamed of putting down roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers raised in a giant hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who's been with the show for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves both the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring adventure.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Valley of Dreams, go HERE.



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Lauraine 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
Amber at Seasons of Humility
Amy at Bow of Bronze
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Charity at Giveaway Lady
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
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
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
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
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Sharon at Real Life Deals
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tina at Tina's Book Reviews
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid

16 comments:

Deanna said...

Posted

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted http://wp.me/pYHD5-2Jf

Heart2Heart said...

What an incredible series! Can't wait to read the next books!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/11/valley-of-dreams.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amber S. said...

Post with review to go up tomorrow (Tuesday) at:

http://www.seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com

Thanks! :)

~Amber

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2011/11/valley-of-dreams-by-lauraine-snelling.html

Jenny said...

Posted...

Charity said...

Post scheduled for tomorrow morning. Exciting book!

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com

Ernie W. said...

Posted; sorry it's late but had to travel to San Diego to see my daughter who is in the hospital due to her pregnancy and must stay there until December 18th when they will do a C Section.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with short review - http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=9852

Tarasview said...

posted http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/valley-of-dreams.html

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up!

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/cfba-tour-valley-of-dreams-by-lauraine-snelling/

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Not quite midnight. :) Sorry, traveling today and didn't get it done before I left home.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. Great story, but when do we get the rest of it?

April Erwin said...

Just a note, the post code listed has the character's name as Addy Lockwood. That's a typo, it's Cassie. If you didn't check the code when you posted it on your blog, you might want to correct it. :)