Sunday, September 02, 2012

Her Good Name by Ruth Axtell

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Her Good Name
River North; New Edition edition (July 24, 2012)
by
Ruth Axtell


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ruth knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote her first story--a spy thriller--at the age of twelve. She studied comparative literature at Smith College, spending her junior year at the Sorbonne in Paris. After college, she taught English in the Canary Islands then worked in international development in Miami, Florida, before moving to the Netherlands, where for the next several years, she juggled both writing and raising her three children.

In 1994, her second manuscript was a finalist in Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart competition. In 2002, her sixth manuscript took second place in the Laurie Contest of RWA's Smoky Mountain chapter. The final judge requested her full manuscript and this became her first published book, Winter Is Past, which was spotlighted in Christian Retailing magazine. Since then, Ruth has gone on to publish thirteen historical romances and one novella. Her books have been translated into Dutch, Italian, Polish and Afrikaans . Her second historical, Wild Rose, was chosen by Booklist as a "Top Ten Christian Fiction" selection in 2005.

Ruth lives on the coast of Maine where she enjoys gardening, walking, reading romances and gazing at the ocean plotting her next romance.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the 1890 thriving coastal town of Holliston, Maine, the leading lumber baron's son, Warren Brentwood, III, returns from his years away at college and traveling to take up his position as heir apparent to his father's business empire.

Esperanza Estrada, daughter of a Portuguese immigrant fisherman and a local woman, lives on the wrong side of town, surrounded by a brood of brothers and sisters and a careworn mother. She is unable to pretend she is anything but "one of those Estradas." When she overhears of a position to clean house at a local high school teacher's home on Elm Street, she jumps at the opportunity--to be able to run into Warren Brentwood now and again, but also to imbibe of the culture and intellectual atmosphere of the Stocktons.

When rumors about Espy and her respected employer begin to circulate, the entire church congregation and then the community pronounce judgment on her behavior. Warren believes the lie and his loss of faith in her causes Espy to give up without a fight. She leaves her family and hometown for the nearest city with little money and no acquaintances and is forced to spend the night on the street.  A man who heads a mission for the homeless finds Espy and offers her shelter. Espy finds the true love of God while working at the mission. Will she be able to forgive the townspeople and return home?

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of Her Good Name, go HERE.

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Ruth can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: **These books have NOT been delivered yet***

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:

Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Charity at Giveaway Lady
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Country At Heart
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at Erin's Fiction Tidbits
Erin at For Him And My Family
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Legacy of a Writer
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lisa at Seeking With All Yur Heart
Lori at Noggin Bits
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pepper at Faith And Fiction On Fire
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tori at Learning To Be Thrifty

21 comments:

Tarasview said...

here is my post http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/09/her-good-name.html

Erin Slocum said...

Here is my post without review. http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/09/her-good-name-review.html

jsparrow747 said...

jsparrow747.blogspot.com
posting is up

Andrea said...

Posted http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.ca/2012/09/her-good-name-cfba-review.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/

Deanna said...

Posted

Katie McCurdy said...

I haven't gotten the book in yet, but here is my post! :-)

Katie McCurdy said...

Oops, leaving the link would by handy!

http://katie-mccurdy.blogspot.com/2012/09/in-time-when-your-reputation-was.html

Mocha with Linda said...

Scheduled to post overnight - wish I had the book. :-(

http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2012/09/her-good-name.html

Joy said...

Wish I had the book to read too...but posted anyway!
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/cfba-presents-her-good-name-by-ruth-axtell/

Rulan said...

David's blog is posted here...http://novelspotlight.blogspot.co.nz/

Mine is posted here...http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/

Delia said...

Posted.

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-week-christian-fiction-blog.html#.UEYzKKNUAuc
Link to book info provided w/o review, book not yet received.

michelle said...

posted
http://michelletuck.com/blog/her-good-name/

Lauri said...

No book yet, but I posted:
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2012/09/cfba-book-review-her-good-name.html

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=12906

No book but I posted.

Ausjenny said...

posting

Charity said...

Posted but no book yet so only the HTML.

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/09/cfba-tour-her-good-name.html

Jasmine said...

Posted!

IE Mommy said...

Finally!! The book arrived. Here you go - http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/09/24/her-good-name-by-ruth-axtell-book-review/

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2012/09/her-good-name.html#.UGSFxFEgW8A