Monday, July 15, 2019

Inspriational Romance Book Release Celebration

Today we’re celebrating a Book Release for Regina Andrews’ new book: IN GOOD FAITH. She will be having a giveaway of two free ebooks to three readers who comment, chosen at random. They will receive an ebook of IN GOOD FAITH and their choice of any of the Sterling Lakes Series Books 1-4. 

Welcome, Regina, to my blog. Please tell us about your new Inspirational Romance.

Hello Linda. Thank you very much for hosting me on your blog. I am very excited because IN GOOD FAITH, my new inspirational romance novel, has just been released. It is the first book in my new series, the Dunbar Falls Series.

About IN GOOD FAITH: When Haley Hawthorne’s future is out at a crossroad and she can’t get air, what will she do? The Past is closing in on her. Faced with upheaval, will Haley choose the path God has set out for her, and what part in her future will Carrier play?

A Sampling of Amazon Reviews

“Haley has grown used to city life, but goes back to her hometown when her uncle passes. He has left her the use of his three-story mansion if she'll stay and run his company. She encounters Aaron, a boy she's known all of her life and discovers all the locals know how much he cares for her, even if she doesn't. She's been too caught up in city life and the hustle and bustle of it all to take the time to see people from her past or even to see what is right in front of her eyes...I highly recommend this book!” –B. J. Robinson

“This is a delightful story. I would describe Haley as a fashionable city girl in designer clothes. When she has to make the change from city girl to small town girl, it isn't easy...This is truly an adorable story.” –Linda Weaver Clarke

“I received a review copy of this book, and I couldn't put it down. This novel is an engaging Christian romance without being preachy. I love how the story reinforces the real-life challenges of choosing what is best for you while keeping others in mind.” –SB101

Questions for Regina!

Regina, does your faith affect your writing? How?
I’m so glad you asked me that question. Yes, in fact my faith is really the reason why I write. My inspirational romance deals with a hero and heroine, of course. But they also deal with God’s role in our lives. We may not have a lot of faith, we may be in trouble—no matter what the circumstances, God is always there for us. And in an inspirational romance, God‘s love is what brings the hero and heroine together.

What’s next in the Dunbar Falls Series?
I am working on the second book in the series and hope to have it finished by the end of this year. The title is ACT OF FAITH, and the heroine is a character, Alison, from IN GOOD FAITH.

Thank you for visiting my blog this week. I hope many people will learn about your book and check it out.

About the Author: Inspirational Author Regina Andrews grew up in the seaside village of Barrington, Rhode Island. She still loves visiting the beach, and her other hobbies include museums, travel, and music. After graduating from college she attended the University of Delaware and eventually earned her Master’s degree in American Studies from Brown University. She is the author of The Sterling Lakes Series, The Perfect Proposal, Spotlight on Love, and the award winning e-book of the year, Destiny’s Designs, which will be re-released in August 2019.

Link to Regina’s website:

The winner will receive an ebook of IN GOOD FAITH and their choice of any of the Sterling Lakes Series Books 1-4. I have read all these Inspirational Romances and really enjoyed them.



Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Why Honor Our Flag?

When I see our beloved flag, I think of all the men who have fought for our freedom. The soldiers in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan have risked their lives so freedom could be preserved. We have troops in other areas, as well. These men have left their wives, children, and families to serve their country.

Freedom is the most precious gift given to man. It isn’t free, but it’s fought for. Why do we value our freedom and hold it so close to our hearts? When we pledge allegiance to our flag, what does that mean to us? Do we take our freedom for granted? Many countries have no rights and are not at liberty to say what they feel or to worship as they please. In some countries, Christianity cannot be preached among the people. Newspapers, media, and even the Internet are all government controlled. Do we understand the freedom we possess? Do you appreciate the patriots who fought for the liberty we enjoy?

On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the “Declaration of Independence.” This document inspired every patriot to fight for his liberty. It read: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

The Declaration of Independence was inspired of God. These brave patriots hungered for freedom of choice, for their rights, and to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience. The patriots fought with every fiber of strength they had, both bond and free.

Many of these patriots were willing to die for their freedom. Nathan Hale, a 23-year-old artist and schoolteacher, felt the conviction of his beliefs so strongly that he agreed to go on a dangerous mission for George Washington. He was caught with sketches of British gun emplacements and the penalty for being a spy was death. As he marched up the steps of the gallows, he held his head high. Nathan Hale faced the people and declared boldly, “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

The patriots knew the value of freedom and were willing to pay the price. Most of the victories in the south came from Colonial Francis Marion and his men. Francis Marion knew how to deal with the enemy in his own homeland. He was known as the Swamp Fox and had the slyest fighting command in the whole revolution. He had trained his men to disappear into the thick forest and swamps of South Carolina without a sound. Hidden from sight, they would strike and then quickly move through the woods like silent shadows, fading into the forest and undergrowth. Francis Marion and his men tormented the British army with one ambush after another. This frustrated the British officers because they were helpless in the woods and swamps.

After eight long years, the Americans beat the greatest military power in the world. Many patriots paid for this freedom with their lives and we should be grateful to those who fought for this liberty. We are a great nation with ancestors who fought to be free.

We should honor those who have served and fought to preserve our liberty! Take time to thank a soldier for his service!