COTT’s Feb Releases Champion!


The Winner of our February New Release Clash is:

 Love’s Journey Home, by Kelly Irvin




Huge congrats to Kelly!
And a special thank-you to the competing authors for taking part in this sparring match:
Traci Hilton, author of Good, Clean, Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery
Lena Nelson Dooley, author of Catherine’s Pursuit
Anne Patrick, author of Wounded Heroes Book Three: Betrayal
and Matthew Horn, author of Nothing Good is Free   
Believe me when I say, it was a tight race! Everyone did great!
 
Comments from voters:
  • I love reading Kelly Irvin’s books.
  • Keep up the good work. Love to read about the Amish.
  • Love Amish reads and mysteries, but the Amish is my personal winner!!!
  • Love the way Kelly Irvin makes her characters so real! No cookie cutter Amish here.
  • Kelly is one of my favorite authors. She has an interesting, informative and entertaining style.

RT Reviews calls Kelly Irvin’s new book
Love’s Journey Home a delight!

“Irvin’s warmth and authenticity shines through in her latest novel. She brings back her heartwarming characters that reside in the Amish community of Bliss Creek. She touches on values that bind family and community together and the conflicts that arise when individuals rebel against them. Irvin’s knack for good storytelling makes this book a delight.”

 

About Love’s Journey Home :

It’s been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She’s selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common—the loss of their beloved spouses, the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid faith—so why can’t they seem to speak without arguing?

And that’s not all that’s going on in Bliss Creek this summer. In the middle of a punishing drought, the community is faced with the decision to uproot their families and establish a new settlement. As families struggle to say goodbye, each one must find the faith to follow the Lord’s direction.

Join the families of Bliss Creek in the dramatic conclusion to their story, and discover with them the joy of finding home.

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About the author:

Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series, which includes To Love and To Cherish, A Heart Made New, and Love’s Journey Home, published by Harvest House. Her new series, New Hope Amish, debuts with Love Still Stands, on September 1.

Kelly has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine, published by Five Star Gale in 2010 and 2011.

The Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. She also serves as secretary of the ACFW San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers.

A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso.

She has worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for 19 years. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-five years, and they have two young adult children. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.

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