Annabelle’s Joy ~ Betty Thomason Owens

Yes, I know it’s Thursday. But there’s something happening that I just had to share with you. My friend and crit partner, Betty Thomason Owens has released the sequel to Annabelle’s Ruth.

I’ve followed Annabelle’s and Tom’s story through the first two books in the Kinsman Redeemer Series, and I’m excited to finally read how it all works out. Psst! You won’t be disappointed. I love these two characters!

In my Sutter’s Landing book review, I mentioned how one character’s prayer made such an impact on me that I’ll never forget that scene. That character was Tom!

Ready to learn more? Keep reading!

Annabelle’s Joy

Annabelle’s Joy – Kinsman Redeemer, Book 3

Genre: historical romance

Author: Betty Thomason Owens

Book Blurb:

She’s waited too long. When Tom proposed last year, Annabelle wasn’t ready to open her heart to another man. Pain still held a thin crust around it. Time has healed her heart, but with a new woman in town, one who clearly has her sights set on Tom, does it matter if Annabelle’s heart is ready to love again?

Folks in town are keeping a close eye on their pharmacist, hoping to be the first to hear the good news. He’s been courting the widow Cross for nigh on two years now. Annabelle Cross better wake up and put her dancing shoes on. Mr. Tom is prime real estate.

Drift back into the simple, country life of Tennessee in 1957 with this sequel to award-winning ANNABELLE’S RUTH.

“A 1950s Clean & Wholesome Romance”

About the Author:

Betty Thomason Owens considers herself a word-weaver, writing stories that touch the heart. Besides her work on the KCWC planning committee, she also leads the Louisville Area ACFW group and is a co-founder of the multi-author Inspired Prompt blog. Married forty-four years, she’s a mother of three, and a grandmother of eight. A part-time bookkeeper at her day-job, she writes for Write Integrity Press, and has seven novels in publication. You can learn more about her at BettyThomasonOwens.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

“Time has healed her heart, but with a new woman in town, one who clearly has her sights set on Tom, does it matter if Annabelle’s heart is ready to love again?” @batowens @GailJohnson87 #books #amreading

Vacation and Summer Reads

This week, I’m taking a few days off to relax with my daughter during her school break. She has four weeks left in her first year of medical assisting classes! I am so proud of her. It has been a wild year for my family as we’ve faced physical and spiritual battles. But God has been faithful through it all.

But enough about that. This post is about books. So what are you reading? Anything special? If not, I have a few suggestions. 😊

Read/Reading

No Longer Alone by Melinda Inman (Historical)

I’d love to see this on the big screen. Prentis’ and Avery’s love story is one I’m glad I didn’t miss.

A Love Most Worthy by Sandra Ardoin (Historical)

A delightful visit to Klondike country with Rance Preston and Hallie Russell. A story of hope, healing, and restoration.

A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda Yezak, Claire Fullerton, and Ane Mulligan (Contemporary)

Haven’t finished it yet. But y’all! ❤ Just get the book.

Coming Home: A Tiny House Collection by Yvonne Anderson, Michael Ehret, Kimberli S. Mckay, Pamela S. Myers, Ane Mulligan, Chandra Lynn Smith, Linda W. Yezak (Contemporary)

Short sweet reads. Perfect for the beach, pool, or anywhere you can sit or stand. LOL.

Fully Committed by Dora Hiers (Contemporary)

A lovely surprise. Rand Tenneson wasn’t the average contemporary hero. A story of second chances.

In Hand

The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional by Sandra Byrd

Soul Care for Writers by Edie Melson

Next on the List:

Jessie’s Hope by Jennifer Hallmark

Hedges by Jerry B. Jenkins

Salvation by Olivia Rae

On Eagles Wings by Lynnette Bonner

A Tamale Christmas by Linda Rodante

A Father for Bella by Jill Weatherholt

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown

So there ya go. I hope this week will find you buried nose-deep in a book or two. Until next week, stay safe and have fun!

Let me know what you’re reading this week and how it’s going so far? Good? Bad? Meh?

XOXO

Gail

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Share the Love ~ February

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35 KJV

Good morning, reader! Can you believe we are closing February? I feel as if I just unrolled the mat! The past two weeks have been perfect. The temps have been in the 80s during the day with high 60s at night. but I’m sure it won’t last. We are in for another cold stretch before spring decides to stay.

Today, I’m with Sandra Ardoin on her blog talking about courage. I would love to see you there. Come by and tell me what you’re doing this year to get out of your comfort zone and grow your courage. See you there!

Meanwhile, enjoy this month’s Share the Love.

Reading

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When It’s NOT Profitable to Read Romance ~ Fiction Aficionado Blog 
The Captain’s Daughter
New Release Embarrasses Author’s Teenage Children. Noooooo… ~ Ladies in Defiance

Writing

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Learning to use Scrivener – Live to Write – Write to Live
Failure
Takeover Tuesday: Karen Jurgens ~ Toni Shiloh
After Revision: What’s Next ~ Linda Yezak

Inspirational

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Writers, Don’t Despise Small Beginnings ~ The Write Editing
Reading Between the Lines (and Living Between the Times) ~ Arise Daily Devos
My Unseen Recovery ~ Beauty Beyond Bones

Foodie

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Chewy Gooey Brownie ~ Rhythm in Life
Spiced Peach Pie, Anyone? ~ Sandra Merville Hart
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches ~ Mom’s Cravings

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Winner!!

The winner of this month’s giveaway is Melissa (Mimi) Henderson.

Note: Winner chosen by Random.org