Mining For Gold

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We think of gold primarily as either bullion or jewelry, but the precious metal has many other uses. In the old days, it was used for tooth fillings and even the odd false tooth. Nowadays, uses range from industrial to medical, to agricultural. For instance, gold is used to treat pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It is liquefied, injected into muscle tissue, and reportedly helpful in 70 percent of cases.  Writing historical fiction doesn’t only mean researching the time period of the book’s setting. For my newest release, Miss Wetherham’s Wedding, my heroine owns the controlling number of shares in…

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A Chat with Author Linore Rose Burkard

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A Chat with Author Linore Rose Burkard Greetings from Marti Pieper in beautiful, blooming Seneca, South Carolina, where bright azalea and gentle wisteria blossoms enrich our views. Today, I’m delighted to introduce to you a friend I’ve not met in person but who lives near where I grew up in southern Ohio. I’m excited to share the work and the words of Linore Rose Burkard with you today! Welcome, Linore! Please tell us about your book. My goal with The Brides of Mayfair Series was to fill every regency romance reader’s wish list for what they enjoy most in the…

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2021 Spring New Releases

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2021 Spring New Releases Author: Crystal BowmanTitle: My Arms Will Hold You TightPublisher: TyndaleRelease: January 2021ISBN-13: 978-1496446220Genre: Board BookLink to Book: https://www.tyndale.com/p/my-arms-will-hold-you-tight/9781496446220 Author: Roseanna M. WhiteTitle: Dreams of SavannahPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN-13: 978-0764237478Genre: Historical RomanceLink to Book: https://www.roseannamwhite.com/books/stand-alone-novels/dreams-of-savannah Author: Becky HarlingTitle: How to Listen so Your Kids Will TalkPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN: 978-0764237218Genre: NF/ParentingLink to Book: http://beckyharling.com/store Author: Caryl McAdooTitle: Duplicity at the Lowell HousePublisher: Peaceable PublishingRelease: January 11, 2021ISBN-13: 979-8569032020Genre: Mystery, HistoricalLink to Book: Amazon Only Author: Molly JebberTitle: Maryann’s HopePublisher: Kensington Publishing GroupRelease: January 26, 2021ISBN-13: 978-1420150674Genre: Historical Fiction/AmishLink to Book: https://www.mollyjebber.com/maryannshope.html Author: Grace…

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Book Review: Miss Tavistock’s Mistake

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Looking for a sweet and clean Regency romance? Wit and humor abound in Miss Tavistock’s Mistake as a young woman in Regency England engages in a subterfuge while trying to assess the character of the man she’s betrothed to by arrangement.  As she falls in love, her troubles increase until she sees no way out of the lie. How could such an honorable man ever forgive her deceit?   * * *   And here’s a great review reprinted by permission from The BookLife Prize: Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10 Originality: 9 out of 10 Prose: 9 out of 10 Character/Execution: 8 out of…

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Book Review: Miss Tavistock’s Mistake

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Linore Rose Burkard’s first book in The Brides of Mayfair series, Miss Tavistock’s Mistake, released this month… Can Miss Tavistock’s mistake ever be undone? Book One of a new series by an award-winning Regency author brings a much-awaited delightful romance in the vein of Heyer. Sweet and clean meets laugh-out-loud in this period romp that’s sure to please romance fans of all ilks. Check out this review of Miss Tavistock’s Mistake: Burkard, the author of Forever, Lately (2019), offers a humorous romp about misunderstanding and forgiveness amid the blindness of love. As the story opens, Feodora Margaret Tavistock is a 9-year-old orphan…

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Thoughts on the Lockdown (Kingdom Economy)

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  “(Misfortune) can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Otherwise, it cannot harm you—inside or out.” Aurelius “The great objective of this life is character, for it is the only thing we can carry with us into eternity.” Austin Phelps Doesn’t it help to keep in mind, when life feels particularly hard, that God has our character growth in mind? Right now with the COVID-19 epidemic keeping most of the world in lockdown, with economies declining, it is easy to see loss and limitations. The usual props we rely on to keep us afloat seem suddenly tenuous,…

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Fulfill God’s Calling on Your Life

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  Recently, I was bummed out by some in the church who seemed to imply writing fiction is not a holy calling. They as much as said that if we aren’t engaged in outright evangelism, then we aren’t fulfilling the Great Commission. I did some soul-searching. Told God, “I quit. I’m done (writing).” He immediately began sending me encouragement, reminding me that I write because He called me to it, and it is no less legitimate a calling than my call as a wife, mother, or friend. But a reader’s note to me the very next day capped it and…

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A Chat with Author Linore Burkard

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! With temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, I’m longing for cool and foggy England. Today’s guest, Linore Burkard might be able to take us all there in her books—if not in reality. Linore writes both Regency romance (set in cool and foggy England—ahh!) and young adult suspense (under the name L.R. Burkard). Linore, please tell us about your book. Before the Season Ends is the book that ushered in the genre of Regency Romance to Christian publishing. Now in its second edition, newly edited and with special features, it has a Regency glossary (especially handy…

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