Thursday, January 6, 2011

Meet April Gardner

A guest spotlight by Jennifer Slattery.


April W. Gardner's debut novel, Wounded Spirits, hit the book world by storm, rising to the top of Amazon's Christian fiction.

Here's what readers are saying:

"This story of a young woman's quiet dependence on God, mingled with a compelling history of the Creek Indians, carried me off on a thought-provoking journey to the past. A sparkling debut!"

"A wonderful read! The relationship between Adela and the Creek Indians is a compelling one. You won't be able to put this book down. If you're looking for a Christmas gift for the reader in the family or just want to fill the long winter hours I highly recommend this too readers young and not so young."

"There is so much history carefully woven into this Christian romantic novel. April Gardner does a wonderful job of combining the three elements of faith, romance and history that one does not want to put it down until finished. The last few pages lead you on to an anticipation of the next book. Looking forward to it!"

Wounded Spirits:
On the frontier, Adela McGirth's life is simple, rugged, and exactly to her liking. Her greatest concern is whether to marry the settlement's most eligible young officer. When a distant war spills over into a nearby skirmish, life takes a perilous turn. Deep in enemy territory Adela must choose between the man she loves and a baby that has yet to be born; will she be strong enough to wait on God's provision? A peaceful yet loyal Creek Warrior, Nokos is dragged into the inevitable war against the settlers whom he has grown to respect.

No matter which path he follows, someone he loves will die. Forced into aligning with the extremist Red Stick faction, Nokos must ready his bow to eradicate his neighbors from Creek soil. Inside, rages a battle of another sort. The struggle against the Spirit. Having lived a life plagued with death and loss, Zachariah McGirth is a man on a mission - he'll have his revenge or die trying. Blinded by grief, he can't see his way clear of yet another tragedy. Why has God taken everything from him...or has He?

Their lives molded by the course of history, can these Wounded Spirits learn to rely on God's grace during one of the bloodiest conflicts in the South?



Visit Amazon to get your copy of Wounded Spirits and visit April's website to find out more about her and her writing.

April is giving away a copy of Wounded Spirit. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


A guest spotlight by Jennifer Slattery.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a good one!
Sunny

apple blossom said...

thanks for the spotlight. I'd love to be entered

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email subscriber

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Joanne Sher said...

This sounds SO intriguing. Please enter me :)

Edna said...

Please enter me


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I follow


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Edna said...

I have your button on my blog
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Edna said...

I subscribe to newsletter



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Charity said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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Maureen said...

I love reading historical fiction, and this looks great. Please include me.

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April W Gardner said...

Hello Everyone! I'm so pleased to be here today. And I'm excited to share Wounded Spirits with one lucky winner! It's gotten fantastic reviews, so I think you'll like it! Thanks for featuring me, Book Loft Gals.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

Would love to win this! atouchofheaven2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary B.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I'm a new google follower. Mary B. atouchofheaven2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Jackie S. said...

Would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance!
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Jackie S. said...

I follow via e mail subscribe.
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diana said...

If at first you don't succeed try try again! Maybe I will win this time!

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diana said...

I am also a subscriber via email!

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

karenk
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diana said...

I read Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz and decided I love this genre of book...so would love to read it! I also was wondering do I need to keep checking back to this blog or will I be notified via email if I win? When you are entered in several different contests it starts becoming overwhelming to remember which blogs to return to. I missed one one time and almost lost out...then the notice that I hadn't responded turned up on my spam of all things!

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Marianne said...

Just figured out what was meant by posting on both blogs. i am a slow learner! would love to win this book, and i do follow this blog. thanks for the chance.

diana said...

I am also an FB friend to barn door loft and April!

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Meredith said...

I love historicals! Please enter me!

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mariag said...

I would love to read this one.

I am a new follower on GFC

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Carman said...

I've heard great things about this book. Please enter me to win! :)

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windycindy said...

I really enjoy reading Christian
romance novels and this time period is a favorite of mine!
Please count me in...
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow you via Networked Blogs!
Again, many thanks to you...
Cindi
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Charity U said...

Please enter me! :)

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diana said...

BTW Carman sent me!

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lgm52 said...

Historical fiction...I love it!
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Jane said...

This looks great and I've heard amazing things about it. Please enter me!

Kait
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Jane said...

I am a follower!

Kait
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Nia for Jesus said...

I've already did all you asked ma'am....:)



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Tressa said...

Thanks for the book info. It sound like an intriguing read. I'd love to win a copy!
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debijackson said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to read this. Thanks for the great giveaway. djackson1958@hotmail.com

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