September's WINNERS:
Box O' Book:

Mindi Kohake


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Ahh...leaf blowers and rakes...'tis that time of 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 November 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!


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Best CFBA blog review - September 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 Up Pops The Devil by Angela Benson is:

Deanna Germany's, Deanna's Corner

CFBA Blog Tours For October 2008

Visit our CFBA Blog each week to learn about the authors, read first chapters, and visit participating blogs.

Oct. 1st - 3rd

It's Not About Me

Annie has it all. She's attractive, graduated with honors, was accepted at the college of her choice, has supportive parents, good friends, and a steady boyfriend who loves her. One night an unexpected visitor appears and Annie's safe world is destroyed by a brutal attack. As she tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life, she is torn between two brothers, both of whom claim to love her. She is attracted to both, but which one does she love? How can she choose when her decision may cause a permanent rift between them? And more important, will she give her heart to the One who will sustain her even when human love fails.

Oct. 6th - 8th
A Constant Heart

Born with the face of an angel, Marget Barnardsen is blessed. Her father is a knight, and now she is to be married to the Earl of Lytham. Her destiny is guaranteed ... at least, it would seem so. But when her introduction to court goes awry and Queen Elizabeth despises her, Marget fears she's lost her husband forever. Desperate to win him back, she'll do whatever it takes to discover how she failed and capture again the love of a man bound to the queen.

Oct. 8th - 10th

 Hoemtown Favorite

Talented, handsome, and personable, Dewayne Jobe rose from humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to play college football in Southern California and beyond. One of the best wide receivers in college ball, Dewayne is assured a promising career in professional football and easily finds success both on and off the field. Not only is he a great player, he's got the wife, the kids, and the pristine white picket fence to boot. But catastrophe looms right around the corner and ultimately strikes with a crushing vengeance. Will Dewayne's faith and character stand the test of such tragedy? Or will he lose everything--including the love of his life? This modern retelling of the story of Job will capture readers with the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people--and how good people can survive.

Oct. 13th - 15th

Home Another Way

After her mother's death and her father's abandonnment, tiny infant Sarah Graham was left to be raised by her emotionally distant grandmother. As a child she turned to music for solace and even gained entrance to Julliard. But her potentially brilliant music career ended with an unplanned pregnancy and the stillborn birth of her child. In an attempt to escape the past, Sarah, now twenty-seven, is living life hard and fast--and she is flat broke. When her estranged father dies, she travels to the tiny mountain hamlet of Jonah, New York to claim her inheritance. Once there, she learns her father's will stipulates a six-month stay before she can recieve the money. Fueled by hate and desperation, Sarah settles in for the bitter mountain winter, and as the weeks pass, she finds her life intertwining with the lives of the simple, gracious townsfolk. Can these strangers teach Sarah how to forgive and find peace. A story of grace, of God's never-ceasing love and the sometimes flawed, faithful people He uses to bring His purpose to pass.

Oct. 15th - 17th

A Beautiful Fall

High-powered Boston attorney Emma Madison is celebrating her latest courtroom victory when she gets a call from a number she doesn't recognize. Area code 803 home. Juneberry, South Carolina eight hundred miles, twelve years, and a lifetime away from Boston. Emma's father has had a serious heart attack. Emma rushes to his bedside, and a weekend trip threatens to become an extended stay. She has to work fast to arrange the affairs of his small-town law practice so she can return to her life and career in Boston. And then Michael Evans shows up. They'd shared hopes, dreams, and a passionate love as young college students during a long-ago summer. But Emma walked away from Michael and from Juneberry to finish college and start a new life. Michael has never forgotten her. Enveloped in the warmth of family and small-town life and discovering that she still cares for Michael Emma knows she'll have to make a choice between the career she's worked so hard to build and the love she left behind.

Oct. 20th - 22nd

Murder On The Ol' Bunions

Empty Nest Syndrome, bad bunions and now a dead body. What's a woman to do? When LaTisha Barnhart becomes a suspect in the murder of her former employer Marion Peters, the ante is upped and she is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit. She's burping Mark Hamm's bad cooking to investigate his beef with Marion, getting her hair styled at a white woman's salon to see what has Regina Rogane in a snarl, and thinks Patyon O'Mahney's music store lease might be the reason he's singing out of tune when discussion of Marion's murder arises. LaTisha’s thinking she just might use the reward money to get her bunions surgically removed, but she's got to catch the crook first.

Oct. 22nd - 24th

Less Than Dead

Nick Polchak, "The Bug Man," has finally met his match—an outcast who trains dogs to locate cadavers. When a grave is discovered on the property being excavated for the new Patriot Center mall--property that is owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election--the FBI immediately becomes involved. Nick's services are requested to help determine if this is a forgotten graveyard or evidence of foul play. But when the cadaver team the FBI has secured can't find any more graves, Nick follows local legend to a bizarre woman named Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains and trains the best cadaver dogs. When the FBI team takes credit for Alena's work on the local news and then immediately vanishes, Nick knows there's more here than simply a forgotten graveyard. This small town--and the presidential-hopeful and his wife--have closets full of skeletons. But how far will they go to keep Nick and Alena from uncovering the truth? The forensic science involved will appeal to fans of crime novels like Patricia Cornwell's or the hit TV series CSI .

Oct. 27th - 29th

 Dangerous Heart

Growing up motherless with an outlaw father made Ginger Freeman hard and unforgiving—and for the past seven years she's been driven by a single goal: to make Grant Kelley pay for letting her brother die. Now that she's tracked the hated doctor to a westward-bound wagon train, her mission of vengeance is nearly completed. But the sense of family and community that suddenly surrounds her is unlike anything Ginger has ever experienced. And under the nurturing eye of Miss Sadie, the outlaw's daughter begins to lose her rough edges. Here, in the company of loving, newfound friends, Ginger feels herself becoming part of something much bigger than revenge. But catastrophe is in the wind when her pa and his gang arrive to infiltrate the wagon train. Will Ginger's new relationship with God tear her away from her family forever . . . and cost her everything she's now begun to hold dear?

Oct 29th - Oct. 31st

 An Irishwoman's Tale

Far away from her Irish home, Mary Freeman begins to adapt to life in Midwest America, but family turmoil and her own haunting memories threaten to ruin her future. It takes a crisis in her daughter's life—and the encouragement of Sally, a plucky Southern transplant—to propel Mary back to the rocky cliffs of her home in County Clare, Ireland.