D.J. Blackmore – Charter to Redemption

2nd – 6th May 2014

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

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Charter to Redemption

(Even Before Publishing 1 May 2014)By

D.J. Blackmore

About the Book

At the close of 1821, the penal colony of Newcastle looks to be every bit as black as it’s painted. Emma Colchester charters a ride to Australia with a promise of marriage to a man she has never met. But appearances aren’t always as they seem. And with a commitment unavoidable Emma learns that shackles are not always forged from iron. Tobias Freeman longs for redemption and hope. After a rough journey to New South Wales, Tobias learns the rations, the regulations, and the reprisal. But neither Emma nor Tobias expect the repercussions.

About the Author

D.J. Blackmore grew up in the wine growing region of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales and is currently based in Central Queensland.

She draws inpiration for her historical fiction novels from her love of age-old crafts such as spinning and cheese making. She considers being the mother of five, her greatest achievement.

Amanda’s Review

Being a fan of historical romance, especially Australian, I have been looking forward to this novel for months. And I wasn’t disappointed. D.J. Blackmore has presented a wonderful debut novel in Charter to Redemption, and it had all the elements I like in my fiction: Aussie history, romance, a little suspense and an edifying message.

Blackmore really showed how looks can be deceiving. Someone of consequence, who says and does the right things (apparently) might be harbouring dark thoughts and plans. On the other hand, someone who appears to be the dregs of society might just have a heart of gold. It is a great reminder that God looks on the heart, not on the outward presentation of a person.

If you, like me, enjoy a historical romance, then you will also love Charter to Redemption. I will be looking forward to future novels from this author. Recommended.

Mary Hawkins – Faith in the Freat Southland

4 – 8 November

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

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(Barbour Books October 1, 2012)

By

Mary Hawkins

About the Book
Elizabeth Waverly never dreamed that taking a convict transport back to her home in Australia would change her life. But from the moment she lays eyes on John Martin, she cannot resist her growing attraction to him. She knows the man faces a life sentence for murder, but her heart refuses to believe he is guilty of the charges against him. How could someone who so valiantly protects others and accepts another prisoner’s punishment be a brutal felon? Yet once the transport ship lands in Australia, their paths are bound to head in very different directions. Is their love destined to become a bittersweet memory of what might have been, or will faith show them another way?

About the Author
Mary is a multi-published Australian romance author with 19 titles. After being published by Harlequin Mills and Boon medicals, Heartsong Presents and Barbour, her most recent single title Bargagula series is published by Ark House Press in Sydney. I am a member of the Society Women Writers Tasmania, Romance Writers of Australia, Omega Writers, Australian Christian Writers Fellowship, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers America and their Faith Hope Love chapter. My Heartsong Presents back list titles are being released by Truly Yours Digital Editions. Faith in the Great Southland is now available with the other 3 in this series to be released June and July. She is available to speak and share what she has learnt about writing novels, her writing journey and faith in our incredible God. For more about Mary, go to her website.

Amanda’s Review:

I remember reading Faith in the Great Southland years ago. Being a fan of historical romance, I craved a novel of this kind set in my beloved Australia. I was so excited to discover Mary Hawkin’s works, and devoured Faith in the Great Southland and its sequels. Mary very quickly became one of my favourite Aussie authors. If you haven’t read any of her novels yet, then you’re missing out! Grab one today. ūüôā

Amanda Deed – Henry’s Run

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about myself today. A few weeks ago, my newest novel and the last of my Jacksons Creek Trilogy,¬†Henry’s Run, was released, so I wanted to celebrate that on my blog. This novel follows on from Ellenvale Gold and Black Forest Redemption, and yet it can be read as a stand alone. In this novel, I have taken the villain from the first two books of the series to see if he could be turned around. Does he deserve a second chance?

To celebrate this release, I want to give away a copy to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment and answer one of the questions below. But first, here’s a little about the book …

From  the Back Cover:

HR frontRupert Foxworth has made too many wrong decisions. He may be able to cast the blame on others, but ultimately he must face the consequences of his actions. With murder hanging over his head, can he make some drastic changes to his life before it’s too late? Will he be able to find the lasting love he has yearned for in his pretty cousin who has come to visit?

Emily Harrison has some secrets of her own. Can she lay aside her past and learn to love a man who seems bent on destruction? She will discover that things are not always as they seem.

Win a copy:

Just leave a comment with the answer to one of these questions. The winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday¬†30th April, and announced on my blog on Wednesday¬†1st May. Anyone can enter, however, for overseas entrants, the winning copy will be a Kindle version. Australian residents have a choice between e-book and print copy. Don’t forget to add your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

  1. If you’ve read Black Forest Redemption, what kind of snake bit Stella Mattherson?
  2. If you haven’t read Black Forest Redemption, if you had to travel back in time to live in the 1800s, which modern convenience would you take (if you could only take one thing)?