Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shirley Kiger Connolly's Say Goodbye to Yesterday

Shirley Kiger Connolly majored in English and Journalism during her college years, then later became a graduate of Institute of Children’s Literature.

Shirley pens historical fiction romances and nonfiction devotional books. When she's not writing, Shirley speaks at various women's retreats and teaches Koinonia women’s bible studies.

As a part-time farm woman, Shirley spends some of her moments out with her chickens, her dogs, and her cats. She and her husband live on the southern coast of Oregon.

You can find Shirley online at,,,!/shirleyhere.

Say Goodbye to Yesterday

Scorned with disgrace, Annabelle Jordan and her daughters are no longer welcome in her reverend uncle's community. In need of a fresh touch of grace, Annabelle's in no mood to seek mercy yet.

Not after carrying on a youthful affair with that young officer long enough to produce two daughters before she finally sent him away.

Now without a home, Annabelle is convinced her answer is to find the man again and force that marriage he pledged but never kept. Annabelle knows he can provide her daughters the name, home, security, and future they need. Who else would show interest in a soiled, aging woman over thirty with two growing children?

That was before Major Carlton Radcliffe entered her life. How was Annabelle to know she'd fall for someone beyond her reach, loyal to the faith she's been fleeing and pledged to a wife and family of his own?

Here's an excerpt of Say Goodbye to Yesterday:

At that very moment, she sensed a compelling, potent magnetism unlike anything she'd experience, as if the major had always been a part of her, as if God had fused the two of them together like an intangible bond.

But would God have a hand in doing such a thing between two people like the major and her?

He pulled away then reached gently for her again. His fingers came around to push a stray tendril of hair away from her cheek.

After the warm and sweet, lingering kiss that followed, Annabelle blinked her eyes, catching sight of the ring on the major's left hand. She instantly withdrew herself, lowering her chin. "I shouldn't be allowing any of this. It's wrong. I'm sorry."

How could she have forgotten that ring and what Cousin Philip had told her? How could she have been so thoughtless? Not only was this man of strong faith, he had a wife of his own.

"I -- I...please forgive me." Annabelle's heart fell into her stomach.

"No, Annabelle," Carlton said, trying to clasp her hands into his again. "It was my doing. I didn't mean to invade your space. My intentions were--"

"You didn't invade my space. I invaded yours. I caused you to--" She studied the ring he wore with more interest, feeling her cheeks flush hotter. "And you a married man."

"Me, married?" Carlton gave her a bewildered gaze then caught sight of his ring. "Oh, that. Let me explain."

You can purchase Say Goodbye to Yesterday from Amazon.

Shirley is giving away an ebook copy of Say Goodbye to Yesterday. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Sherree said...

This sounds delightful. It is amazing the people that the Lord will bring together. What one has the other needs. God is an awesome God. WOuld love to win the book. HAve a blessed day.


Tracy Smith said...

This sounds like a really good story. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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apple blossom said...

please enter me thanks

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D Crawling said...

Would love to win this book. If I don't I will definitely buy it.
Diane Crawling

ann said...

I agree I would love to read it but I dont have anyways of doing a e-book

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to have this ebook. I downloaded a kindle right onto my computer. I love books that are real. I've heard that's the way Shirley Kiger conolly writes.
Alice Washburn
Menlo Park

Anonymous said...

The excerpt leaves me hanging. This looks good!! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
Kelly Y in Virginia

wfnren said...

Thank you for the interview and the giveaway.


Shirley Kiger Connolly said...

Sorry I didn't get to write in and thank so many of you for leaving a response here last week. I was busy getting myself to conference and back.
I am loving your comments, and I look forward to sharing with you the book. I also look forward to hearing any of your thoughts, once you get a chance to read Say Goodbye to Yesterday. There is a real strong message there that can apply to so many. Blessings to all. Shirley

Joy said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, and would love to have it for my new Nook I won on the Book Club Network!

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