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Today and tomorrow are your last chances to sign up to win a $25 Amazon Card from Celebrate Lit. All you have to do is visit these sites, read the great reviews for Alice’s Notions, and sign-up to win. It’s that simple.

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WW2 Christian Fiction Facebook Party with $50 Amazon Card/7 Novels Giveaway

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Christian Fiction honors World War II Vets with WW2 era novels at this link.

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Card

Runner Up Prize: 7 WW2 Novels

To enter:
• Click that you will attend the party at this link.
• Share the party on your timeline.
• Comment on one of each author’s posts during the party.

All 7 of these authors will be at the party and will give out additional prizes.
5:30 – 6:00 – Billie Houston
6:00 – 6:30 – Gail Kittleson
6:30 – 7:00 – Carole Brown
7:00 – 7:30 – Johnnie Alexander
7:30 – 8:00 – Joan Leotta
8:00 – 8:30 – Naomi Musch
8:30 – 9:00 – Tamera Lynn Kraft

Alice’s Notions Contests, FB Parties, and Blog Tour

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

A lot is happening with promotions of my novel, Alice’s Notions. Here are a few of the highlights.

14 Days ◊ At Least 14 Reviews ◊ Chance to Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

Alice’s Notions Blog Tour

WW2 Christian Fiction Facebook Party

7 Authors of WW2 Fiction including Tamera Lynn Kraft

7 WW2 Novels including Alice’s Notions

Grand Prizes: $50 Amazon Gift Card or All 7 Featured Novels


You can purchase Alice’s Notions on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Check out Alice’s Notions reviews at Amazon or Goodreads!

Brices Mice Christian Book Reviews said:

I was in for a huge surprise when I read Alice’s Notions by Tamera Lynn Kraft. Expecting a sweet romance set in a quaint little town turned into a deliciously, mysterious story involving characters with diverse personalities and backgrounds.

It takes place in 1946 as Alice, the main young character has lost her husband to the war and is trying to make it on her own with a quilting and notions shop. She is young and beautiful and it seems like men are taken with her strong and determined ways. She knows the town and the people but who would ever suspect that your neighbors and life long friends might not turn out to be who you thought they were. Just why are people acting so strange in peace time, but with the war still fresh on their minds?

Kraft pulls out all the stops in this story, events I didn’t see coming, one right after another. She addresses how people of that era felt about the Germans and all the immigrants, and I loved all the references she made for that time period. She really did her research as I recognized the Akron Quaker Oats Company as it’s not too far from me and that old wonderful store Woolworths. Songs and movie stars were given their due nod, and the slang she used put you right in the mood of things.

The pace picked up so fast towards the end, I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. A wonderful strong main character, but still “weak at the knees” when it came to handsome men.

Excerpt from Alice’s Notions by Tamera Lynn Kraft

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Here’s a short excerpt from Alice’s Notions to wet you whistle for more.

Wrapping her arms around herself and swaying to the music, Alice Brighton remembered her husband singing romantic ballads, rivaling howling dogs, as they danced around their miniscule New York apartment. He would call her his Judy Garland. Her dark hair and brown eyes might have looked something like the movie star’s, but Joe exaggerated the resemblance.

The song ended, and Frank Sinatra’s crooning of “Full Moon, Empty Arms” blared from her new Crosley radio. A gun clicked, fired. She trembled. Joe was gone. Her arms were empty. After a long swipe with a tissue, she tied a blue chiffon scarf around her hair. Enough daydreaming about the life the Germans stole from her. She needed to get to work.

In three days, she’d have the grand opening for her fabric shop, Alice’s Notions. Dozens of boxes waited to be unpacked, threads and fabric had to be sorted, and she still needed to set up the quilting frame near the front.

Alice had designated a corner of the store for quilting and set up shelves with lap hoops, materials, fat big-eyed needles, and threads. From the time she’d been a little girl playing underneath the tent-like quilting frame until she could help tie or stitch, she had quilt block patterns swirling at the edge of her consciousness.

One thing she loved about the big city was the fabric and quilting shops in every neighborhood. She’d helped many women in New York City learn to piece together victory quilts for the war effort. Opening a fabric store here would help her contribute to the economy of Burning Bush.

Alice let out a sigh. This wasn’t the life she had wanted, but she would make the best of it. She perused the room determining what still needed to be done. Shelving would go against the back wall, where she could lay out the new rose-patterned cotton and the everyday linens.

The needles and scissors though could be a problem. How to display them without resorting to an expensive glass case, yet keep them away from curious children? Perhaps someone in town could help her build one. Mr. Toliver was a good carpenter. At church last Sunday, Mrs. Toliver said to call on them if she needed help. So many old friends offered help. Alice even arranged a sewing circle at the shop next Friday.

Blinking back a tear, she remembered her Mamie’s quilting bees where women would gather for companionship. Mamie helped her put together patches for a log cabin quilt for her marriage bed, but when Joe got the job in New York City as an interpreter, they rushed to get married so she could go with him. A few months later, the war started and Joe enlisted and shipped out. The quilt remained in Alice’s hope chest, unfinished like their lives together.

“Well Joe, do you think I can make the place ready in time for opening day?” Alice sniffed. He wouldn’t answer. He was buried in Belgium with so many other brave men who died during the Battle of the Bulge. Somehow that didn’t matter. She’d talked to him about everything since they were children, and it didn’t stop after the telegram from the U.S. War Department.

Talking out her problems with her dead husband helped her decide to leave the city where they started their lives together. She had thrived on big city life, every day being an adventure, every city block a new area to explore, and with her job at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, she did her part contributing to the home front.

After Joe died, it wasn’t the same. She wasn’t the same. The final stitch in the quilt came when soldiers were shipped home and they laid her off to provide jobs for the men. The money she’d saved went to open a fabric shop where she could pursue her love of quilting. She ached to come home to Burning Bush, a place where life was predictable and safe.

Alice’s Notions Blurb:

In this quaint mountain town, things aren’t always what they seem.

World War 2 widow Alice Brighton returns to the safety of her home town to open a fabric shop. She decides to start a barn quilt tour to bring business to the shop and the town, but what she doesn’t know is sinister forces are using the tour for their own nefarious reasons

Between her mysterious landlord, her German immigrant employee, her neighbors who are acting strange, and a dreamboat security expert who is trying to romance her, Alice doesn’t know who she can trust.

 Buying Links:

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Desert Breeze Publishing

Barnes and Noble

Contests, Giveaways, and FaceBook Parties for Alice’s Notions

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

There are a number of opportunities to win a copy of Alice’s Notions and a ton of free stuff including Amazon gift cards in the next couple of weeks. Here is a rundown on the contests.

 

 

Multi-Author Giveaway: $50 Amazon Card and 20 eBooks from 20 different authors
Enter for your chance to win the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card or the 1st place prize of 20 books including Alice’s Notions. Don’t miss your chance to win! Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/b638

 

Colonial Quills April Tea Party, April 28, 3:00 – 8:00 pm EST: 9 amazing historical authors are sharing their newest novels. I will be featured 7:00-7:30 and will be giving away an eBook of Alice’s Notions. Come join in and win some prizes.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway for Alice’s Notions: April 30 – May 31

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Alice's Notions by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Alice’s Notions

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Giveaway ends May 31, 2017.

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Easter Fiction – Resurrection of Hope

There are lots of great Christmas stories out there for Christian readers, but Easter sometimes gets places on the sidelines. If you ask what great Easter fiction someone has recently read, she might scratch her head and try to come up with some Biblical titles, but there is some great Christian stories surrounding Easter if you know where to look. One story set at Easter time with an Easter theme is Resurrection of Hope.

Resurrection of Hope

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

She thought he was her knight in shining armor, but will a marriage of convenience prove her wrong?

After Vivian’s fiancé dies in the Great War, she thinks her life is over. But Henry, her fiancé’s best friend, comes to the rescue offering a marriage of convenience. He claims he promised his friend he would take care of her. She grows to love him, but she knows it will never work because he never shows any love for her.

Henry adores Vivian and has pledged to take care of her, but he won’t risk their friendship by letting her know. She’s still in love with the man who died in the Great War. He won’t risk heartache by revealing his true emotions

Alice’s Notions Facebook Launch Party

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

Help me celebrate the release of my new novel, Alice’s Notions, by coming to my online Facebook party today. You can join the fun at this link.

Here are some of the great prizes I’m giving away at the party:

200 4X4 cm of cotton squares for crafting, quilting, and scrapbooking

 

 

 

Big Band Music

This 1940s style necklace

 

 

 

 

 

And of course a copy of Alice’s Notions