About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

Christian Fiction Lovers New Release Romance Party

Christian Fiction Lovers New Release Romance Party at this link.

Win 8 New Release Christian Novels or a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Additional Prizes will be given out throughout the party!

Join these authors today, 5:00 – 9:00 pm EST:Featured Authors: (time zones are EST/CST/MST/PT)

5:00 EST/4:00/3:00/2:00 Sarah Sundin
5:30 EST/4:30/3:30/2:30 Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 EST/5:30/4:30/3:30 Michelle Levigne
7:00 EST/6:00/5:00/4:00 Courtney Hilbert
7:30 EST/6:30/5:50/4:30 Denitta Ward
8:00 EST/7:00/6:00/5:00 Lila Diller
8:30 EST/7:30/6:30/5:30 Linda Rodante
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Red Sky Over America Release Day

Today is release day for Red Sky Over America. It is being released in eBook form first. If you prefer print, it will be released in print on Amazon in a week or two.

Here are some blogs I’m on for today Release Day:

Lighthouse Academy

Dare to Bloom

Tomorrow I will be here:

Ink from an Earthen Vessel

Creative Christian Writer’s Crank Up

Leave a comment on all of these blog posts for a chance to win Red Sky Over America eBook. Comment here once you’ve done it. Winners will be announced in the comments.

Reviews: I’ve already received a review of Red Sky Over America on Goodreads. If you enjoy Red Sky Over America, please let everyone know by leaving a review.

“Powerful and emotional story dealing with a very important topic. The first paragraph drew me in and I couldn’t put the book down. When people have strong opinions about an issue and your opinion is different, how do you deal with the struggles and tension? Read this story and learn how staying with her convictions, America finds her way in life and also have the opportunity for true love. Another great story by Tamera Lynn Kraft.” — Melissa Henderson

Red Sky Over America

Ladies of Oberlin, Book 1

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.

America’s classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.

“Red Sky Over America tackles the most turbulent time in history with thorough research and fascinating characters. Tamera Lynn Kraft has woven a tale about the evils of slavery that should never be forgotten.” — Mary Ellis, author of The Quaker and the Rebel, The Lady and the Officer, and The Last Heiress.

You can purchase Red Sky Over America at these online sites:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Red Sky Over America Book Trailer

Red Sky Over America is being released Sunday, February 11th. It is now available at online stores for pre-order. Here is the book trailer for it.

Featured Novels by Lila Diller and Linda Rodante

These novels are two that will be featured at the Christian Fiction Lovers New Release Romance FB Party at this link.

Love is Not Arrogant or Rude

by Lila Diller

Is True Love for Everyone?

That’s what Morgan Maxwell wonders, an introverted secretary whose feelings for her boss begin budding secretly. When he shows interest in her, as well, she hopes that true love has found her. Just as a relationship with Jason Scott blooms, her old flame Tony Brown bursts back into her life and tries to woo her back.

After spending time with both men, Morgan thinks her heart has made her choice, but then tragedy strikes Tony’s family. She must choose to help or abandon, but if she helps, she may lose Jason.

Which man shows her true love? Who will she choose?

Love is Not Arrogant or Rude is the first installment of Lila Diller’s “Love is…” Series, based on the Bible’s definition of true agape love in 1 Corinthians 13, a contemporary Christian Romance introducing Morgan’s saga and set in a fictional, college town in North Carolina. If you like a relaxing and easy read, with character development and a Biblical approach, then you’ll love Lila Diller’s book. Buy Love is Not Arrogant or Rude to choose true love.

Love Does Not Envy of Boast

by Lila Diller

Does true love suspect? Must true love forgive?

Set in autumn from before Thanksgiving and past the Christmas holidays, Lila Diller’s Love Does Not Envy or Boast, #2 in the “Love is…” series, is based on the Bible’s definition of true agape love in 1 Corinthians 13 and is the next in the contemporary Christian Romance saga of Morgan Maxwell and Jason Scott. This installment answers these questions for Morgan, now that she has chosen Jason. After enjoying a brief period of euphoria, tension develops.

Morgan, jealous of Jason’s new secretary, Cassie, lashes out at Jason. Jason begins boasting about their relationship to his co-workers, which Morgan finds distasteful. Add arguments with both her mom and sister, plus a stagnant relationship with the Lord, and Morgan is plagued by doubts and emptiness.

As they get more serious, will the suspicions and jealousy tear them apart? Will their budding love take root? Or will it wither?

Other readers say: “Another great book by Lila Diller. I have read this one and the first one. Finished both of them in one day. I didn’t want to put it down until I was finished! Good Christian story line.” – Gayle, November 1, 2017.”

If you like a clean, feel-good, relaxing, and easy read, with character development, realistic relationships, and a Biblical approach, then you’ll love Lila Diller’s book! Read Love Does Not Envy or Boast today to discard jealousy and pride and to choose love and forgiveness.

Pursued

by Linda Rodante

The man Cristina Torres had fallen in love with kissed her and then disappeared for ten years. Now he’s back but with two detectives as shadows, and someone’s trying to kill her. Should she trust him or run for her life?

Dr. Chase Richards has fled his Christian roots long enough. He’s returning to his home town in Tennessee to make amends—at what he thinks is God’s direction. But the way is not just hard, it’s almost impossible. The girl he once loved is now a woman—and she wants nothing to do with him. In addition, the opioid study he started and left in Virginia has followed him across state lines. The police warned him that he’s in imminent danger. His well organized life is no longer safe or ordered—and neither is Cristina’s. Can he discover who’s trying to kill them before she becomes collateral damage?

Featured Novels by C.E. Hilbert and Denitta Ward

These novels are two that will be featured at the Christian Fiction Lovers New Release Romance FB Party at this link.

Life on the Porcelain Edge

by C.E. Hilbert

Tessa Tarrington’s life is swirling out of control. No job. No apartment. Sick Dad…And she’s back in high school! Teaching at her Gibson’s Run alma mater would be tolerable, except she’s sharing purgatory with her mortal enemy, Ryland Jessup. But eight years post-high-school, and after tragedies she can barely understand, Ryland no longer fits her mental image of the over-sized bully he once was. In fact, much to her disgust, he’s finding his way into her heart. After the sudden death of his wife, Ryland hung up his professional shoulder pads and picked up a whistle. Now he’s focused on coaching the high school football team and raising his daughter. The sudden return of his childhood crush, Tessa Tarrington, has reawakened long-ago feelings. But if God’s giving him a second chance to impress Tessa, the Man Upstairs has a funny way of showing it. Just when Tessa starts to lighten up, Ryland’s best friend returns. Will the always-irresistible Joey Taylor stifle any hope Ryland has to ignite the dream of a relationship with Tessa?

Somewhere Still

Book 1 of the Somewhere Series

by Denitta Ward

Escape to the Roaring Twenties – when the rules were clear & made to be broken, and a young woman embarks on a transformative journey of love, betrayal and redemption.

From the day Jean Ball lands a job at the elegant Empire hotel, she quickly learns the secrets of the entitled class. Dazzled by a Roaring Twenties society on the cusp of radical change, this naive and innocent young woman finds herself dancing, bobbing her hair, and falling for Elden Whitcomb, the handsome son of the wealthy hotel owner. The stakes rise when the Whitcombs’ powerful secrets are revealed and loving Elden comes at a price – one that may be too high for Jean to pay.

Shattered and alone, Jean’s in the battle of her life in a city alive with romance, smoky speakeasies, jazz music and scandal, but divided by race and class. With the help and encouragement of influential women, Jean may find what she has always needed, though her choices could echo through generations. But will the man she trusted and so fiercely loves redeem himself?

Featured Novels by Authors Sarah Sundin and Michelle Levigne

These novels are two that will be featured at the Christian Fiction Lovers New Release Romance FB Party at this link.

The Sea Before Us

by Sarah Sundin

In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France, determined to redeem himself with the brothers he has betrayed. Dorothy Fairfax serves as a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, piecing together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France—including those of her family’s summer home—in order to create maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt turns into naval bombardment plans for D-day. As Wyatt and Dorothy work together, he hopes Dorothy will return his growing love. But will family secrets, misplaced affections—and the seas off Normandy—separate them forever?

Killing His Alter-Ego
by Michelle Levigne

A rising star, Kyle’s fame went to his head. Raine beat the odds to sell a TV script in high school. His immaturity ruined her moment of triumph, and when he couldn’t make things right, he gave up too soon.

His career fading, Kyle gladly left Hollywood behind. Years later, common interests brought them together again. Using his own name, and wearing a beard, Kyle convinced Raine he wasn’t the jerk who made her cry on her sixteenth birthday. He would have to confess if they would ever have more than friendship.

Then fandom pressured the network to revive his TV show, with Raine and Kyle involved. Finally confessing, Kyle began the long journey to convince Raine to see him, not the hero he played, and not the jerk he had once been. The threats from fandom wackos just made the job a little harder.

Oberlin – A College Ahead of Its Time

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Oberlin College, founded in 1833 in Northern Ohio, was a college ahead of its time in many ways. In 1835, it became the first college in the United States to regularly admit African Americans. It’s also the oldest co-educational college in the US. In 1837, it admitted four women, three of whom graduated and earned a college degree. Mary Jane Patterson, another Obeberlin graduate, became the first African American woman in 1862 to earn a Bachelor of Arts college degree.

One of Oberlin’s founders once bragged that “Oberlin is peculiar in that which is good”. Oberlin was peculiar in many ways in advancing the causes of the time. Charles Finney, the second president of the college, helped it earn it’s controversial reputation. He was the founder of the Second Great Awakening, a Christian revivalist movement in the early and mid 1800s.

Oberlin College was the hotbed of abolitionist activity and a stop for the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. It was once called “the town that started the Civil War” because of its participation in the Oberlin Wellington Rescue in 1858. Slave catchers came to Oberlin to capture an escaped slave and return him to Kentucky. Most of the town came to the slave’s aid and rescued him. For their trouble, over twenty were arrested and put on trial for violating the Fugitive Slave Act. During the raid on Harper’s Ferry by John Brown, three men from Oberlin participated.

Oberlin College was also well known for the women who graduated from the college and participated in the suffrage and prohibition movements. My new novel Red Sky over America is about a college student there who is involved in the abolitionist movement. Lucy Stone, considered a pioneer for the women’s movement, graduated from Oberlin College in 1847.

Oberlin was also very well known in the missionary movement of the late 1800s. Between 1860 and 1900, 90% of missionaries sent overseas by the American Missionary Society were graduates of Oberlin College. Between 1899 and 1901, thirteen missionaries from Oberlin were martyred during the Boxer Rebellion of China. An arch in Tappan Square at the center of Oberlin pays honor to their sacrifices.

Red Sky over America

Now available for pre-order

In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.

America’s classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.