Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Lady Fugitive

Back Cover Blurb:
How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?

Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin, and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her.

Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household goods and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, his father is brutally murdered.

Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in? Will she find peace, joy and love?

Read an Excerpt:

The barn door creaked. The judge’s massive body loomed in the opening, his scowling face crimson. He slid a razor strap back and forth in his manicured hands. “Jenny!”

Her heart thumping like a dasher churning butter, seventeen-year-old Jennifer Louise Parks dropped the curry brush and moved past the buckskin’s large rump toward the side door.

The huge man limped closer. “Didn’t I tell you to quit flirting with those young men at the opera house?” His deep voice boomed among the stalls. “I want it stopped.”

Jenny inched backward. She swallowed. Icy tingles crawled up her back, her neck, and over her scalp.

“But…but…I was just being polite. I was honored they came to hear an elocutionist. They complimented me on my recitations.”

Judge Danforth Schuster, her uncle, stepped closer, looking her up and down in the dim light. When she backed away, he grabbed her wrist and tightened his sausage fingers. He lifted the strap with his other hand.

“It’s about time you had a good lickin’.” Tobacco and liquor breath sprayed her cheeks as he tried to turn her around.

This nightmare was not happening. Jenny wiggled, twisted, and scratched like a cat caught by a naughty child. The man clenched her tighter. Gritting her teeth, she braced her legs and shoved. She might as well have tried to move the boulder out by the windmill.

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About Ada:
Ada Brownell, a devoted Bible student, has written for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo. She also is a veteran youth Christian education teacher.

After moving to Missouri in her retirement, she continues to write books, free lance for Sunday school papers, Christian magazines, write op-ed pieces for newspapers. and blogs with stick-to-your-soul encouragement. She and her husband, Lester, have five children, one in heaven. She is critique group leader of Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Among her books: The Lady Fugitive, released July 18, 2014, Imagine the Future You, a youth Bible study (November 2013). Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, (Jan. 15, 2013); Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, (Dec. 6, 2011); and Confessions of a Pentecostal, published by the Assembly of God in 1978, out of print but released in 2012 for Kindle; All the books are available in paper or for Kindle.

Connect with Ada here:
Amazon Author Page
Blog: Ink from an Earthern Vessel

ADA is giving away a copy of The.Lady Fugitive The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Patricia Bradley said...

Sounds like a great book! I enjoyed being introduced to a writer I didn't know.

Anonymous said...

Excited for a new author to follow! Thanks for the chance!

Susan Johnson said...

Thank you for introducing me to this author. This looks like a great book.
susanmsj at msn dot com

Jackie McNutt said...

Ada's book looks like a wonderful read.
I enjoy her books very much and look forward to reading The lady Fugitive soon
Thank You

Danie Walther said...

Sounds like a good book too read.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

Sounds like a great book ! atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com. Mary

Ada Brownell said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to appear on The Barn Door Loft. It's a great blog. Just thinking about a barn loft makes me feel cozy. Would be a great place to read. Bless you!

Ada Brownell said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. :)

sm said...

Your book sounds good with bounty hunters involved. Love to win, read and review it! sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Ada, the photo of you in red hair reminds me of one of my dear friends no heard from or seen very often, but I love her.
Can't wait to read The Lady Fugitive.
Joyce Guard

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to meet Ada. I have heard her name but never have read one of her books. I would love to start with this one. Sounds very good.
Please put my name in the drawing.
> mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Anonymous said...

Love to read about the bounty hunters and see how the fugitive and William get together. sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Boos Mum said...

This book sounds like a good one with evil uncles and bounty hunters. Interesting.

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