Welcome to Journey’s To Joy, Carole.
Thank you for bringing your latest release, THE REDEMPTION OF CARALYNNE HAYMAN with you and for generously offering the book in two forms as gifts to the Journey’s To Joy followers. There will be two opportunities to win Carole’s new book:
First ~ let me introduce ~ Carole Brown
I’ve always wanted to be a writer; I just didn’t pursue it seriously until now. Writing has always been part of my life, part of me. It’s who I am. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction then when I’m writing or have finished a book.
I’ve done some newspaper articles, research, and some co-editing of magazines and newsletters throughout the years. I’ve spent time authoring children and youth stories and have written a little poetry. We’ve had a lot of fascinating experiences through out lifetime so its given me lots of fodder to choose from to write novels.
But I knew when it was time to turn to writing seriously, and went into it headlong, studying, joining writing associations and critique groups, attending conferences and learning as much as I could. I’ve worked hard and have written a lot.
Two years ago though I went through an extremely discouraging time, which is really not like me. I’m more of an optimist and usually bounce out of depression quickly. But that year, I almost quit. Almost admitted I couldn’t write; didn’t have it in me. After a dear older friend sat me down and encouraged me to pray: “I believe; help my unbelief,” I made that my mantra for several months. Early the following year an editor requested the full of this manuscript; I signed a contract later that year, and the rest is history.
Second ~ let me introduce you to ~ Her new book – released Oct 21, 2013
The idea for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman came from my husband. We like to keep track of interesting events throughout the country, and several months ago the cult situation in Texas caught out attention. We started a “what if” session:
What if a woman suffered a terrible hurt through the cult?
How would she feel?
Could she forgive?
If she didn’t have God in her heart, how would she react?
And the question begs to be answered. Could you–or I–forgive? I know it’s easy to say, “with God’s help I would.” But I’ve seen people’s reactions. I’ve wept with them over the inexcusable deaths that happen, and I will say, sometimes, most of the time, it takes God. Without him–it’s a seemingly impossible act.
I want readers to realize there is always hope. No matter how deep or how bad a person may sink, hope is always there! People don’t always look for it in the right places. Most times, people, money, jobs, and position will never give the kind of hope needed. Only God can offer it.
About the book:
How far would YOU go to avenge a daughter’s cruel death? Cara is considered rebellious and inappropriate to befriend. Dayne is the apple of Elder Simmons’ eye—until he takes a stand against their teachings. Can his prayers and love reach Cara and show her the way to redemption? Will Cara realize God’s love and forgiveness before she goes too far?
The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman is a novel of hope shining through the darkness with strong elements of suspense and romance. This novel was a semifinalist in the Genesis contest and is receiving raving reviews! Release date was October 21, 2013 from the Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, an ACFW approved publisher. The preorder link for the book which is on SALE NOW is:
Third ~ ~ PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ~
Your preference of e-format ~ OR ~print format and Your email addy
Carole has promised to give away a book ~ Winner’s choice ~ E-book or print to drawing winner recipient.
The tenth commenter will also receive a book of choice in print or e-format as well.
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Thank you for visiting this week on Journeys To Joy, Carole. Please let us know when your next release is to be, and we’ll have you back.