Sunday, 6 April 2008

Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren & Giveaway

Emma Browning has deterred men for years from acting on their interest in her with mild scorn and asserting her fierce independence. Content with managing her boardinghouse and distancing herself from her disreputable father, no one has come close to breaching her defenses, until a childhood friend returns to Little Hickman and is not easily dissuaded.

Fresh from his theological training, Jon Atkins takes up the pastorate at Little Hickman, and his friendly and compassionate ways endear him to the small community. Jon's genuine ways and practical approach to those in need being to break down Emma's skepticism about Jon's intentions and the God he follows. Jon soon discovers that But it will take more than a charming smile and faithful friendship to change Emma's mind about faith and family.

I have been anticipating Jon and Emma's story since Sharlene MacLaren first introduced them in Loving Liza Jane, the first in the Little Hickman Creek series. Emma is such an appealing character, protective of her lonely heart yet reaching out to her rough around the edges boarders. In Jon and Emma, Sharlene illustrates the different outcomes of a broken childhood, when God's healing is embraced and when it is not. Courting Emma is a charming historical romance which provides a wonderful romantic escape and a gentle reminder of the healing power of God's grace and forgiveness.

Available now from Whitaker House.

Read my reviews of Sharlene's other Little Hickman books and our interview:~

Loving Liza Jane

Sarah, My Beloved

Interview

As an added bonus, publisher Whitaker House, is kindly offering two copies of this lovely story to give away. This time it's easy - leave a comment before midnight Sunday 13th April and you will be entered into the draw. Be sure to leave an email or blog addy so I can contact you if you win. Open to ALL my readers!

27 comments:

Jewelz said...

This sounds like a really good book.
Please enter me.
itsmyemail (at) bigpond.com

Deborah said...

it's rare when you offer a book to all readers and i don't already own it lol. please enter me!

southeastcountrywife said...

please enter me

Tracy said...

Please enter me too ~ I loved Sarah, My Beloved...can't wait to read some more!

Jaana said...

Out of all the books you have had as give-aways on this site, this is the one (so far) that I'd like to win the most! I enjoyed the first two books immensely and have been looking forward to reading Courting Emma! Please enter me in.

windycindy said...

What a beautiful looking book. I love historical romance books. I would like to read about how she reconciles her childhood and her faith. Please enter me in your drawing for this delightful book. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jen said...

Looking forward to reading this as loveld the others. Thanks as always Rel

Lesha said...

Sounds great!

Ausjenny said...

please enter me

Carole said...

After reading the description and your comments, I know I would enjoy this book. And the cover just draws me in. Thank you for the opportunity!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Lovin' Life Liz said...

Sounds like an amazing book--please enter me!

Maureen said...

Please enter me in your contest.

mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

Carolynn W. said...

I loved Sarah My Beloved and can't wait to read the other 2 books in the series! Thanks for the chance to win!

ihchicky said...

I'm interested in entering! Thank you for hosting the giveaway :)

Katie said...

this looks really good! I'll have to check out her other books

Grateful Gramma said...

Please enter me in the drawing too. Thanks!

Ginnie

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the info and the chance to win! Please include me :)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

izitjo said...

Please enter me thanks Rel :)
jojo_777 (at) hotmail.com

Dee said...

I've read the first two and have been eagerly awaiting the last one. I would love to win it, thanks for the chance!

Rachel said...

this book looks so good!
and i've never won a book before... so please enter me :-)

rachello92@iprimus.com.au

Gavin said...

I love historical series. Please enter me, and thank you for opening this to all your readers.

gavinpillay at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the review please enter me, Louise Veenstra

Cherie J said...

Ooh! This is one I am very interested in. Please enter me in the drawing.

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ReadingRobin said...

I'd love to win this book and read as much as you do ;) cmrobin@bellsouth.net Thanks, Robin

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Dear, Sweet Rel -- and EVERYONE else who's been kind enough to stop by and read Rel's review of Courting Emma, let me just say THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!

I absolutely LOVE to write and was even now sitting at my computer finishing up the first book in my next series when Rel's lovely email came along to interrupt my work. Yea! I love these kinds of interruptions.

I pray God's richest blessings on your lives!

Love to all!

Shar

Nise' said...

I did not read your review 'cause I don't know if it contains "spoilers" LOL. I just finished Loving Liza Jane and am starting Sarah, My Beloved. Of course, will finish with Courting Emma!

Rel said...

Hi 'Nise - you won't find any spoilers in my reviews so don't fear. At least never intentionally!! Thanks for dropping by :)

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