Thursday, March 22, 2012

Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Missing
Avon Inspire; Original edition (March 20, 2012)
by
Shelley Shepard Gray


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two children in college, and is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and currently leads a Bible study group, and she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

When she’s not writing, Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops and publicize her work. She’s attended RWA’s national conference six times, the ACFW conference and Romantic Times Magazine’s annual conference as well as traveled to New Jersey, Birmingham, and Tennessee to attend local conferences.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In the first book in her new Secrets of Crittenden County series, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance set in Amish country

Perry Borntrager had been missing from the quiet Amish community of Crittenden, Kentucky, for months when his body was discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well. Everyone had assumed Perry left Crittenden on his own, seduced by the wider world he discovered during his rumspringa, but now the truth has thrown this once-peaceful town into chaos. The first death from mysterious circumstances in Crittenden in more than two decades has invited the scrutiny of the outside world: a police detective arrives to help their local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry’s former girlfriend, and Perry’s best friend, the Englisher Walker Anderson.

Lydia and Walker know they didn’t have anything to do with Perry’s death, but they both hold secrets about his final days. Do they dare to open up about the kind of man Perry had become? In the oppressive shadow of these dark times, they discover strength in a most unlikely companionship that offers solace, understanding, and the promise of something more.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Missing, 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:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amber at Seasons of Humility
Andie at Radiant Light
Angel at A Heart for Words
Angela at All Grown Up
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Jacque at Good Family Read
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
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
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Melanie at Christian Bookshelf Reviews
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife

22 comments:

Molly said...

Scheduled for Sunday: http://reviewsbymolly.com/?p=3042

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Tarasview said...

scheduled

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Mocha with Linda said...

Scheduled for this afternoon.

Heart2Heart said...

Another outstanding new series by Ms. Gray that I will be following til the very end.

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/03/missing-secrets-of-crittenden-county.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with a review. Another Shelley Shephard Gray masterpiece!

Amber S. said...

Review to go up sometime on Saturday, hopefully!

http://www.seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com

~Amber

lol said...

In the first book in her new Secrets of Crittenden County series, Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance set in Amish country

lol said...

Scheduled for Sunday: http://reviewsbymolly.com/?p=3042

lol said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Deanna said...

Posted

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Amber S. said...

OK - make that Sunday! ;) Sorry about the delay!

http://seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-review-of-missing-cfba-blog-tour.html

~Amber

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2012/03/missing-by-shelley-shepard-gray.html

Brittanie said...

Posted.

IE Mommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/03/25/missing-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book-review/

Lynn said...

posted with review

http://ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/missing-by-shelley-shepard-gray-book.html

Jenny said...

Posted...

Margie Vawter said...

Posted.

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here with review
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/cfba-missing-by-shelley-shepard-gray/

Melanie said...

Posted earlier... here is the link:

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