Box O' Book:
BOX O' BOOKS CONTEST
Leaves are swirling and snow is about to fall...'tis the season. And in honor of Fall, we're offering 10 books that will 'leave' you wanting more! Come sign up for the contest!
What do you need to do to enter your name in the drawing?
Sign up by typing your name in the entry form located below. The winner will be drawn and their name posted in the December issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine.
CFOM will contact the winner by e-mail to get a snail mail address so we can ship the books!
Best CFBA blog review - October 2008
After many hours of reading tour posts, the Editor has chosen the following review as the best of the best for the September issue of CFOM.
Michelle will not be posting a finalist list or commenting on individual posts because it is too time consuming! The competition was stiff because once again, there were many great reviews for her to choose from and CFBA blog tour members are fantastic at writing reviews.
So without further adieu, the winning blog, for the CFBA Blog Tour Spotlight, featuring a review of Home Another Way by Christa Parrish is:
Nov. 3rd - 5th
His words have unlocked a special place in her heart, but he lives in the one place she vowed she'd never return... Nicole Michelin avoids airplanes, motorcycles, and most of all, Japan, where her parents once were missionaries. Something happened in Japan. Something that sent Nicole and her father back to America alone. Something of which Nicole knows only bits and pieces. But she is content with life in little Mount Olive, North Carolina, with her quirky relatives, tank of lively fish, and plenty of homemade pineapple chutney. Through her online column for the Pretty Fishy website, Nicole meets Harrison Michaels, who, much to her dismay, lives in Japan. She attempts to avoid him, but his e-mails tug at her heart. Then Harrison reveals that he knew her as a child in Japan. In fact, he knows more about her childhood than she does! Will Nicole face her fears in order to discover her past and take a chance on love?
Nov. 5th - 7th
This is a sequel to Searching for Spice, Megan’s debut novel. In Out of Her Hands, Linda Revere has prayed for spouses for her children since they were small. But when Linda’s son brings home a girl that doesn’t appear to share Linda’s faith and values, she must face the fact that it’s out of her hands. In this second novel by Megan DiMaria, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children's future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate.
Nov. 10th - 12th
Life in Sweden feels like an
endless winter to Elin Carlson after the deaths of her parents. When
circumstances become unbearable, she determines to find a safe haven
for her sisters. So begins their journey to America, the land of
dreams and second chances.
But as hardship becomes their constant companion, Elin, Kirsten, and
Sofia question their decision to immigrate to Chicago. Will their hopes
for the future ever be realized?
Nov. 12th - 14th
Frank McRae stared at the television screen; raw images of war exploding in his head long after the news had finally ended, replaced by an inane sitcom. The grainy black and white video of battle-weary troops slogging through the sodden rice paddies and shadowy jungles of VietNam ate away at his heart like sulfuric acid. Nothing was left but bitterness and pain. What Frank didn't know was that God had a miracle in mind. Once more,as on that holy night so long ago, a baby will be born and laid in a manger--a baby who will bring forgiveness, peace and healing to a family that has suffered heart-wrenching loss.
Nov. 17th - 19th
Step into Amish country for
this bittersweet holiday romance. Here you'll meet Will Henderson, a
young man tortured by his past, and Karen Yoder, a young woman looking
for answers. Add a desperate father searching for his son, and you have
all the ingredients for a first-class romance that will inspire and
Nov. 19th - 21st
When Officer Andy Myers met
Loraine Phillips, he had no interest in her son. And he certainly never
dreamed he'd respond to a call, finding that same boy in a pool of
blood. Even more alarming was the father standing watch over his son's
body. Myers had never seen a man respond to death-particularly the
death of a child-in such a way. When the father is charged with murder
and sentenced to death, he chooses not to fight but embrace it as God's
will. Myers becomes consumed with curiosity for these strange beliefs.
What follows is the story of the bond these two men share as they come
to terms with the tragedy and the difficult choices each one must make.
Nov. 26th - 28th
In this sequel to Beloved Castaway, Emilie Gayarre is learning to accept her mixed race heritage while finding fulfillment in teaching children of the key. There is no denying the attraction between Emilie and the handsome young naval commander, Caleb Spencer, who is shadowed by his own flock of secrets. But if her heritage is found out, even greater things than his career are at risk. Enjoy this historical romance full of risk and redemption.