Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Captive Heart by Dale Cramer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Captive Heart
Bethany House (January 1, 2012)
by
Dale Cramer


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dale Cramer spent his formative years traveling the world as an Army brat, then settled in Georgia at the age of fifteen when his father retired.

After high school he became an electrician, a job that took him to places as diverse as power plants, stadia, airports, high-rise office buildings and a hard-rock mining operation.

Twenty-five years of experiences in the trades provided him with the wealth of characters, stories and insights that populate his novels.

When he married his childhood friend, Pam, in 1975 he had no way of knowing they would not have children until fifteen years later.

In his early forties, when Dale left his job to become a stay-at-home dad, he suddenly found himself with time on his hands, so he pursued a lifelong dream and taught himself to write.

Using an online writer’s forum as a training ground, he wrote his first short stories in 1996. As his writing skills improved he turned to novels, publishing his first book, Sutter’s Cross, in 2003.

Since then, Dale has published four more novels and garnered a measure of critical acclaim with two Christy Awards, a listing among Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2004 and numerous other Best lists. Dale and his wife Pam live in Georgia with their two sons.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Bandit troubles intensify as Caleb Bender's family tries to settle into their new life in 1920s Paradise Valley. When El Pantera kidnaps Rachel and leaves her brother, Aaron, for dead, Jake Weaver and the Mexican native Domingo pursue the bandit leader to his mountain stronghold in a hopeless rescue attempt. Jake and Domingo manage to escape with Rachel, with the bandits hot on their trail. In a desperate attempt to avoid recapture, Domingo puts himself squarely in harm's way, giving Jake and Rachel time to get away. This is not the quiet life Caleb Bender envisioned when he led his family out of Ohio. What is a father to make of his daughter's obvious affection for a man outside the fold? And how will a pacifist Amishman like Caleb respond to the events that threaten his family and their way of life?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Captive Heart, go HERE


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Dale 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
Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at All Grown Up
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Casey at Writing For Christ
Charity at Giveaway Lady
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Hannah at Word Lily
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julia at Thou Art Jules
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Legacy of a Writer
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Sharon at Real Life Deals
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid

21 comments:

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Molly said...

Posted at Reviews By Molly

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Casey said...

Scheduled w/ giveaway (no review) on Wednesday 1-11-12

carla stewart said...

Posted with links to an interview and review.

Heart2Heart said...

So excited to pick up with the Bender family once again! Love where this one went and once again was captivated by the characters!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/01/captive-heart.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Adam Blumer said...

Posted. http://adamblumer.blogspot.com/2012/01/captive-heart-by-dale-cramer.html

Kelly Klepfer said...

posted the cfba write up at Scrambled Dregs

Barbie's Blog - AnotherWenkLife said...

Post is up.

Christy Lockstein said...

My review is up here: http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/captive-heart.html

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted. Great book.

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2012/01/captive-heart-by-dale-cramer.html

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=10305

Margie Vawter said...

Posted.

IE Mommy said...

HTML post - http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/01/11/the-captive-heart-by-dale-cramer/

Katie McCurdy said...

It went live yesterday! :-)

http://katie-mccurdy.blogspot.com/2012/01/adventure-amps-up-in-this-second.html

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

posted

Joy Hannabass said...

posted here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2061&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

Deanna said...

Posted

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Joy Hannabass said...

Updated post....posted review on The Captive Heart here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/cfba-the-captive-heart-by-dale-cramer/