While Joanna is away…

by | May 11, 2009

Amy here, Joanna’s assistant. I thought I would pop in and say HI on Joanna’s behalf and give you some summer reading ideas for the lazy days (I hope there are at least a few) ahead!

Joanna has long neglected her blog, but I have good news. Her website is near completion and she hopes to unveil it this summer. (happy dance!)

Currently, Joanna is busy at work on her new book (look for it winter of 2010) The Lazarus Factor and traveling around the country speaking at various events and conferences. To find out if Joanna will be near you later this year, go here!

Okay…now for the books!

Amy Wallace’s Enduring Justice, book 3 in the Defenders of Hope series (which she’s giving away – so hurry over and leave Amy a comment before the 13th!)

Enduring Justice Secrets Can’t Last Forever

Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her memories.

As a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. Difficult cases and broken relationships have plagued his entire year. But when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.

A racist’s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. The dividing line is the choice to heal. But when the attack turns personal, is justice enough?

Want to read more? Read the first two chapters of Enduring Justice here!

Mary Byer’s Making Work at Home Work: Raising a successful business and a family under one roof
Mary’s also has a great contest going on AND she has started a blog ring for all Work at Home Moms – get free articles and helpful information about Working at Home and managing your family (what a blessing!)

Making Work at Home Work shows moms how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set without sacrificing their families. It covers important topics such as developing a successful business philosophy, balancing time between work and family, setting realistic goals, and handling the challenges of being both “Mommy” and “CEO” while running a profitable home-based business. In addition to including her own experiences, author Mary Byers profiles real moms with home-based businesses who offer their hard-won advice.

Susan May Warren’s Nothing But Trouble! Oh wow…look at the fun Sugar Bomb she’s got going on! Click the button below and find out all about it!

Get in Trouble with PJ Sugar on May 15 - come join the fun with author Susan May WarrenIt’s not fair to say that trouble happens every time PJ Sugar is around, but it feels that way when she returns to her hometown, looking for a fresh start. Within a week, her former teacher is murdered and her best friend’s husband is arrested as the number-one suspect. Although the police detective investigating the murder–who also happens to be PJ’s former flame–is convinced it’s an open-and-shut case, PJ’s not so sure. She begins digging for clues in an effort to clear her friend’s husband and ends up reigniting old passions, uncovering an international conspiracy, and solving a murder along the way. She also discovers that maybe God can use a woman who never seems to get it right.

And, Joanna’s dear friend Tricia Goyer’s latest release, Blue Like Play Dough will release in just a few short weeks! Be sure to follow Tricia’s blog for more information on the blog tour and Facebook Launch party she’ll be holding!

In the squash and squeeze of a mommy’s day, could God be shaping something beautiful? In this spiritual memoir, Goyer invites women to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary! Learn to see God’s hand lovingly at work in every aspect of your life—from laundry-folding to the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon. Read an excerpt!

What about you…what summer reads are on your list. Do share! Leave a comment with your suggestions and I’ll choose a winner at random to win a copy of Having a Mary Spirit AND a copy of The Lazarus Factor when it releases!

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