Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Legacy & Love Giveaway by Paula Mowery!

Two stories in one!

The Prayer Shawl
Sean Holland is a magazine reporter always looking for the next story. Hope Weaver is a pediatric nurse who shares Christ through making prayer shawls. The shawls are just the touchy-feely story Sean needs, even though he’ll have to endure Hope’s strong Christian beliefs to get it. An unexpected connection brings them together as a couple. But, can they find love if they don’t share their faith?

Inheritance

Alex Lyndon’s life has been a series of fits and starts with no finishes. She finds herself jobless and divorced. Now her only family, Granny Olivia, is critically ill.

Chase Carson had to step into running the family business when his father died. The time is past due to visit Miss Olivia.

Alex and Chase must go on a treasure hunt. Will each find purpose and love for their lives in the process?

What inspired you to write Legacy and Love?
Over the last couple of years God has impressed upon me the need for me as a Christian to be intentional about the godly legacy I leave behind. I recall fondly the influence of my grandmothers in this area as well as my mother's heritage of faith that she continues to instill. In the time that we live we can't leave our faith tradition to chance, hoping our children will just catch on. There are people out in the world who would like nothing more than to derail our offspring from a Christian foundation.
So true, Paula! The older I get, the more intentional I become about leaving a godly legacy to my children and grandchildren, and those I mentor. Thanks for treating this timely topic in your novel.

Paula, what is one fun thing my readers might not know about you?
One thing that many people are surprised to learn about me is that I am an interpreter for the deaf. I sit on a stool in front of the church each Sunday and sign the sermon for our deaf members. What's even more interesting is that the preacher is my husband. He just loves to play "Stump the Interpreter" on any given occasion. Once he preached on fear and named all of these phobias that I had to fingerspell. He moved over next to me as if watching to see if I would really spell them out. The congregation gets a big kick out of it. So does he!
Haha! I can only imagine the teasing game you two play over this. I used to love watching the deaf interpreter during our years at Thomas Road. Such a great ministry!
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Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be the Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. Legacy and Love is her first solo romance. Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blog, Full Flavored Living.

As an acquisitions editor for Prism Book Group, Paula particularly looks for romance stories with Christian values at its core. She’s especially attracted to those manuscripts that leave the reader mulling over the story long after turning the last page.

Having been an avid reader of Christian fiction, she now puts that love to use by writing book reviews. She is a member of ACFW and is on the author interview team.

Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a first year college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.

You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or enjoy her monthly columns on www.christianonlinemagazine.com

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Leave a comment for a chance to win a Kindle copy of Legacy and Love! Please leave contact info so I know how to reach you. Winner announced Wednesday, April 9.

8 comments:

Paula Mowery said...

I would love to hear if a person in your life stands out as leaving a godly legacy. My Mamaw Lindsey definitely left a Christian heritage. Some of her ways of showing God as priority are used in my book, Legacy and Love.
Thanks for having me, Eileen!

Eileen Rife said...

Oh definitely! My parents and parents in-law. Wow, what a rich heritage of prayer, commitment to marriage, and faithfulness to God they left us.

chaplaindebbie said...

My mom was a wonderful Christian example for me and my siblings. She died at an early age, so most of the family began to stray...thankfully, I did not stray, if anything my faith grew stronger. Today, I try my best to be a godly example for my children and grandchildren. I want them to remember me for how much I loved the Lord and them. Have a blessed weekend ladies!

AprilR said...

Great posy. Thanks for sharing! My parents where my inspiration.:)

AprilR
tarenn98 at yahoo dot com

Eileen Rife said...

Thanks for stopping by, Debbie and April. Parents can make or break a child. So glad your parents were a strong inspiration for both of you.

Paula Mowery said...

Debbie and April, so glad you stopped by and glad you had godly examples in your parents. Sometimes I look at the Christian example my parents are and say, "Please, God, let that have rubbed off onto me." May God bless you in your efforts to be shining examples to others.

Diana montgomery said...

Great interview. The book sounds great. Love to win it.
Blessings
Diana
joeym11(at)frontier(dot)com

Eileen Rife said...

Thanks for stopping by, Diana!

And now, drum roll, please . . .

The winner of the Legacy & Love ebook . . .

April!

Congratulations!