Monday, February 16, 2015

Liz Tolsma’s ‘Remember the Lilies’ Author Chat Party and Kindle Giveaway

Remember the Lilies (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)
Can Irene and Rand stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom?
Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.
Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends. But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.
When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

"New York Times" best-selling author Liz Tolsma is the author of "Daisies are Forever," "Snow on the Tulips," and the contributing author of "A Log Cabin Christmas." When not busy putting words to paper, Liz enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children, all adopted internationally.


MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS OF THIS BOOK:  I have found a new genre of books that I am really loving.  Yes, they are Historical Fiction and they are often World War II stories that I am really enjoying.  Come join Liz Tolsma as she takes you to a camp in Manilla where the Japanese are holding Americans that were living in Manilla at the time that World War II broke out and the years spent in the camp.

In the camp, disease was rampant and food not so plentiful.  You really find out how the Japanese not only treated Americans, but how they treated their own people.  This is a love story amiss a most trying time.  Irene Reynolds and her aunt were missionaries in the jungle of Manilla and at the camp she meets Rand Sterling a very wealthy and prominent Nightclub owner in Manilla.  Irene has a lot of trust issues and is keeping secrets and so is Rand.  Can they find love in the mist of the madness?  What will each of them do when their secrets are revealed.  Will they starve before the Americans can come save them?

You must read more to find out!




This gripping new tale from Liz Tolsma, Remember the Lilies, is a must-read for fans of WWII-era fiction. When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, she and Rand must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

Help Liz celebrate the release of Remember the Lilies with a Kindle Fire giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Remember the Lilies
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/19. Winner will be announced at Liz's Remember the Lilies Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Liz and WWII fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!   

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New from Elizabeth Camden | ‘Beyond All Dreams’ Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat Party

Beyond All Dreams (Bethany House, January 2015)

Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.
Luke Callahan was one of the nation’s most powerful congressmen before his promising career was shadowed in scandal. Eager to share in a new cause and intrigued by the winsome librarian, he joins forces with Anna to solve the mystery of the lost ship. Opposites in every way, Anna and Luke are unexpectedly drawn to each other despite the strict rules forbidding Anna from any romantic entanglements with members of Congress.
From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation’s finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they’ve ever dreamed for their futures?
Elizabeth Camden is the author of six books and a RITA and Christy Award winner. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. Elizabeth lives with her husband in Florida.












MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS OF THIS BOOK:  Do you like American History?  Do you like Historical fiction?  If yes is the answer to these questions, then this is the book for you.   Join Elizabeth Camden as she takes you back to the early years of our country; when the legislature was in its infancy and our country was just getting over the Civil War and facing another possible war.

The characters are:  Luke Callahan the youngest member of Congress and Anna O'Brien a Map Librarian for the Library of Congress.  Anna discovers some inconsistencies with maps regarding a shipwreck that involved a ship that her father was on when it went down.  What is the Navy trying to hide?  What secrets will her and Luke uncover?  Will it lead to another war?

The answers are found in this novel.  I really enjoyed the author taking you back in history and when the Library of Congress was being built.   Imagine no computers and having to rely on messages being hand written and passed along by Pages, telegrams and doing work manually instead of using computers and Google.





Travel back in time to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress in Elizabeth Camden's newest release, Beyond All Dreams. From the gilded halls of the Capitol where powerful men shape the future of the nation, to the scholarly archives of the nation's finest library, Anna and Luke are soon embroiled in secrets much bigger and more perilous than they ever imagined. Is bringing the truth to light worth risking all they've ever dreamed for their futures?

Elizabeth is celebrating the release of Beyond All Dreams with a Kindle giveaway and Facebook party on February 17.


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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy of Beyond All Dreams
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/17. Winner will be announced at Elizabeth's 2/17 Beyond All Dreams Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Elizabeth and historical fiction fans, as well as for the opportunity to win some great prizes!
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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!