Heartsharvest_3D Hearts and Harvest

By Amber Stockton

September, 2009

 

ISBN-10: 1602605769

ISBN-13: 9781602605763


William's is a true riches to rags story…

 

Once members of Detroit's elite society, the Berringer family lost everything they had in the financial crash of 1893. From a life of influence and privilege, they now find themselves working a potato patch alongside immigrants and other destitute folk on borrowed land. William's resentment toward his current situation—and mostly toward God for allowing it—simmers barely beneath the surface. All it takes is one charitable visit to the fields from a lovely society darling to burst his façade of acceptance. Annabelle Lawson, convicted by her pastor's admonishing words, begins delivering food and water to the workers on her father's donated land. But as she learns the stories of the people who work there, she becomes increasingly drawn to their plight. Especially that of the inscrutable William Berringer. Can Annabelle and William overcome the stigma placed upon his family by a society that once embraced them? Will her parents remember their own meeting or forbid this budding romance altogether?

 

From Barbour Publishing


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Jan, writing to you from my desk in the foothills of the California Sierras. As I'm enjoying a cooler day after an unseasonably warm weekend, I'm thinking about the writer's spiritual wells. 

When I hover my mouse over my word-processing icon on my computer desktop, it says, "Abide in me and I in you for apart from Me you can do nothing"–from John 15:5. Sometimes I chase ahead in my busyness without abiding; it's not long before I feel the drain.

As writers we fill our wells in many ways. Over the years, I have either bought or been given books that help fill my well. For your perusal and encouragement, I thought I'd share a few of those with some excerpts . . .

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As a professional copy editor and writing coach, I critique and edit other people's words almost daily. This exposure to a variety of genres and writing styles allows me to look for common threads–similarities of weak and lackluster writing that transcend plot, premise, and voice. The most glaring of offenders is scene construction, so I thought I would explore what makes a strong scene.

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Hello, Friends! 

Susie Larson here…

I post on the fourth Thursday of every month and I'm thankful to share this time with you. Last month I shared the story of how I got my start in speaking. This month I want us to take a closer look behind the scenes. 

In the fall and spring seasons, I travel about three weekends out of four. During the winter months, I drop back to only one or two weekend events per month. Often, as I'm out and about, women share with me how they feel sure God has called them to become a conference speaker. I think that's wonderful! The world is full of hurting, desperate people and there is enough work to go around for all of us.

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Book Cover (1-13-09) Aging Parent 9780736925266_cft_l When Your Aging Parent Needs Care: Practical Help for this Season of Life

By Candy Arrington

  • ISBN-10: 0736925260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736925266

In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an
aging parent. Yet few of us are trained caregivers, and our attempts
often seem inadequate. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley know
from personal experience what it’s like to provide care. With
compassion and guidance, they partner with readers to walk them through
the challenges of caregiving by providing the support and direction
necessary to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for
what they face day by day. From Harvest House.

Author bio: Candy Arrington has published hundreds of articles, stories, and devotionals in numerous periodicals including: Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Encounter, Pray, The Lookout, The Upper Room, CBN.com, Advanced Christian Writer, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and
the Chicken Soup and Cup of Comfort series. 

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