With Music in Their Heart
Angry at being rejected for military service, Minister Tyrell Walker accepts the call to serve as a civilian spy within his own country. Across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, a spy working for a foreign country is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. According to his FBI cousin, this spy favors pink stationery giving strong indications that a woman is involved.
He’s instructed to obtain a room in the Rayner Boarding House run by the lovely, spunky red-haired Emma Jaine Rayner. Sparks of jealousy and love fly between them immediately even as they battle suspicions that one or the other is not on the up and up.
While Tyrell searches for the murdering spy who reaches even into the boarding home, Emma Jaine struggles with an annoying renter, a worried father (who could be involved in this spy thing), and two younger sisters who are very different but just as strong willed as she is.
As Tyrell works to keep his double life a secret and locate the traitor, he refuses to believe that Emma Jaine could be involved even when he sees a red-haired woman in the arms of another man. Could the handsome and svelte banker who’s also determined to win Emma Jaine’s hand for marriage, be the dangerous man he’s looking for? Is the trouble-making renter who hassles Emma Jaine serving as a flunky? Worse, is Papa Rayner so worried about his finances and keeping his girls in the style they’re used to, that he’ll stoop to espionage?
Join Carole at the Christian Fiction Lovers All Things Past Facebook Party on March 30 at this link.
A Life Renewed
In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, “The Nine Days’ Queen” was executed for high treason.
But what if, instead of feeling the blade on her neck she secretly survived?
Escaping execution, Lady Jane hides as a peasant girl in a principality in Germany. She loves the simple life and never wants to return to England. But her benefactor, a power-hungry German prince, wants to march on London and place her on the English throne again, thereby increasing his dominance in Europe. If she doesn’t agree to his plan, her beloved childhood nurse will be put to death. Desperate for help, Jane must put her trust in the mysterious spy Asher Hayes.
Asher Hayes is done rounding up Protestants for “Bloody Mary” and wants nothing more than to live a quiet life as a farmer and expunge the blood of many from his hands. Except Queen Mary isn’t done with him yet. She throws his father, mother, and sister into prison on false charges in order to force him to accept one last mission – find and kill Lady Jane Grey. But when Asher discovers Lady Jane isn’t a threat to the throne as he believed her to be, he faces a devastating decision – does he sacrifice his family for the woman who reigns in his heart?
Join Olivia at the Christian Fiction Lovers All Things Past Facebook Party on March 30 at this link.
Roll Back the Clouds
Geoff and Rosaleen Bonnard embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to England aboard the fabled Lusitania in 1915. Europe is embroiled in war, but that shouldn’t affect a passenger liner. As they approach Ireland, a German submarine hurtles a torpedo into the grand ship. Rosaleen makes it into a lifeboat, but where is her husband? She searches the morgues in Queenstown, heartsick at recognizing so many people. Geoff is finally located in a Cork hospital, alive but suffering a back injury.While waiting for him to recover, Rosaleen is thrilled to meet her mother’s family, but a dark cloud hovers over her. The battered faces of dead babies haunt her. She sinks into depression, exasperated by Geoff’s new interest in religion. Her once happy life seems out of reach.
Join Terri at the Christian Fiction Lovers All Things Past Facebook Party on March 30 at this link.
Mt. Zion Ridge Press announces its first writing competition for published and unpublished writers. More info at this link.
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Published and Unpublished Authors of Christian Fiction
Cost: $10 per entry payable upon registration
1st Place: $15 Amazon gift card, winner’s certificate, GIF to put on your website/blog, and a copy of Do Yourself a Favor: Tips and Quips on the Writing Life
2nd & 3rd Place: Winner’s certificate, GIF to put on your website/blog, and a copy of Do Yourself a Favor: Tips and Quips on the Writing Life
4th & 5th Place: Winner’s certificate and GIF to put on your website/blog.
All finalists have a CHANCE (no promises here) to be offered a publishing contract with Mt. Zion Ridge Press.
Rules for Submitting: Any work not following these rules will be disqualified.
We accept published and unpublished authors.
Fiction work submitted cannot have been published before.
All works submitted must have a Christian Worldview with no profanity, occult, or sex scenes on page.
We accept all Christian fiction genres except picture books and children’s chapter books.
Follow all rules and guidelines to the letter.
Nobody who is part of the selecting committee or is a current Mt Zion Ridge Press author or employee may enter the contest.
A Christmas Promise
A Moravian Holiday Story, Circa 1773
Tamera Lynn Kraft
During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape. When John is called away two days before Christmas to help at another settlement, he promises he’ll be back by Christmas Day.
When he doesn’t show up, Anna works hard to not fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas.
Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that will give her the peace she craves.
Join Tamera for the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link on Monday, December 9th.
Homeless for the Holidays
by P.S. Wells
“Gladdening and humorous assurance that the best things in life have nothing to do with things.” (Richard Paul Evans, number one New York Times best-selling author of 43 books including The Christmas Box)
Christmas is coming, and Jack Baker’s finances, friends, and future are as gone as last year’s holiday. One year ago, Jack Baker had it all – a beautiful family, a lucrative career, and a generous bonus to spend on the annual Baker family Christmas extravaganza. Now, the Bakers are homeless and clueless about what to do next. Amidst the holiday traditions and trappings, one family learns what is truly important when they lose all they have, and they still have everything.
Join Peggy for the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link on Monday, December 9th.
Seasons: A Tabor Heights Anthology
Michelle L. Levigne
From Turkey to Mistletoe
A cruel office prank, made nasty by office politics, ruins Jenna’s Thanksgiving plans and sends Mitch, the new guy, to her doorstep. When they make the best of an uncomfortable situation, a friendship develops. Secrets revolving around a company merger threaten their friendship on the verge of becoming something much closer. When the office creep strikes at Jenna again, can Mitch be her knight in shining business suit?
Welcome to Tabor Heights Anthology
Michelle L. Levigne
One Small Child
Seven months ago, during a family crisis, Max and Tony finally realized their friendship was love. Now, echoes from those dark days return as Christmas approaches. The jerk who tried to destroy Max’s screenwriting career by stealing her identity is responsible for a baby left on her doorstep — with a note claiming SHE is the “father” of the child. The search for the truth, and to close the door on that nastiness, teaches new lessons about love and family and the true meaning of the season.
Join Michelle for the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link on Monday, December 9th.