Saturday, March 14, 2015

8 Weddings and a Miracle by Lena Nelson Dooley

Back Cover Blurb

Sometimes Love Needs a Little Divine Intervention

Nine modern couples face challenges on their way to the marriage altar, and readers will delight in how God intervenes to get them to the point of "I do." Be it a meeting in the wrong place at the right time, an accident that opens hardened hearts, or weather that seems to blow things off course, romance has a way of persevering.

Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors, this collection of romances will become an instant favorite. Take the journey along with nine couples as they dodge disaster on the road to love.

Read an Excerpt:
Mrs. Oleg Olson
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Davis
request the honor of your presence
at the ceremony uniting
Christine Marie Dailey
Christopher Dean Davis 
in holy matrimony 
on Saturday, February 14 
at 4:00 p.m. 
in the chapel 
of Wayzata Community Church 
Dinner reception to follow 
in the Fellowship Hall 

Chapter 1 
The moon above Litchfield, Minnesota, poured liquid silver over Christine Dailey as she cuddled in the back of a horse-drawn carriage with Christopher Davis. The flirty skirt of her red satin dress blew toward her lap, and she pushed it back over her knees, hoping is would stay down. She wouldn’t have worn such a short dress if she had known what would follow dinner.

She wondered if he knew that this had been her dream date. The meal at the out-of-the-way elegant restaurant had been a gourmet dream. Even though an autumn breeze nipped the air, this ride through tree-laden areas, where lovely homes with expansive lawns stood the test of time, made her feel like a princess in a fairy tale. Only one thing could make the night even better.

“Are you too cool?” Christopher’s breath disturbed her hairdo, but she didn’t mind.

“No.” Tucked under his muscular arm, she felt anything but cold.

The clip-clop of the horses’ hooves on the pavement matched the erratic thumping of her accelerated heartbeat. If she spent much more time so close to this man, she just might have a stroke.

Pulling from the comforting cocoon of his arms, Christine glanced up into his dark brown eyes, almost hidden in the shadows. She would never tire of looking at him. Unruly brown curls spilled across his high forehead, and she reached up and gently pushed them back, but to no avail.

Christopher took the opportunity to shift her closer. His lips descended toward hers. Her eyes drifted shut waiting for the wonderful sensations his kiss always brought her. Lost in the wonder of their embrace, she barely noticed when the forward movement of the carriage ceased. The jingling harness bells that sounded when the horses shuffled about joined with the bells pealing through her head and heart. Christopher slowly released her lips, and the love shining from his eyes went all the way through her. He pulled her arms down from around his neck and took her hands in his, rubbing his thumbs across the backs and shooting shocks of sensations up her arms. “I can’t get on my knees in this carriage, but I want you to spend the rest of your life with me.”

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Multi-award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has had more than 800,000 of her books sold. 

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blogtalk radio show.

She has experience in screenwriting, acting, directing, and voice-overs. She has been featured in articles in Christian Fiction Online Magazine, ACFW Journal, Charisma Magazine, and Christian Retailing.

Lena has won numerous awards. She lives in Texas with her husband of over 49 years. Their favorite activities involve time with their family members. Their daughters and sons-in-law have given them four grandchildren, and now they have two great grandsons, who delight them, and another coming in April of this year.

Lena has an active web presence on Shoutlife, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin, Google+, and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books. 

Connect with Lena here: 

LENA is giving away a copy of 8 WEDDINGS and a MIRACLE. 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


Anonymous said...

Hello Carole. Thanks for inviting Lena here. Enjoyed the post. lena, you sound like a very busy lady. I don't see how anyone could keep up with that many, blogs, sites, etc. What a job. And where do you find enough time to read and write? I would love to win this book. So many stories in one book and by that many authors. Gotta be enjoyable.
Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

Robin Bunting said...

Love reading wedding stories. This one has a few and would love a copy. Thank you.

Marianne Barkman said...

Carole, I love your blog, and Lena's. Although the excerpt is has the elements to get the reader to pick it up for more. Thank you, Carole for featuring this giveaway. I haven't seen this on the blogs before. And thank you for the chance to win it. Has anyone told you lately that YOU ROCK?!!!!

Deanna Stevens said...

I do enjoy a wedding!
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Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thank you, Carole, for having me on The Barn Door Book Loft.

Maxie, glad to see you here. I've learned how to do things in an efficient way and to use helps to get the word out to more than one web site at once.

Robin, if you love wedding stories, this is the book for you.

Marianne, glad to see you here. The book was on my blog with a giveaway last Monday. There's still time to sign up there.

Deanna, this is the book for you since you like wedding stories.

Anonymous said...

would love to win Lena's book! Shelia Hall

Angela Holland said...

I enjoy reading books about weddings. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful romance. Lena comes up with good ones. I'd love to read it.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Shelia, Angela, Linda, thank you for stopping by.

Linda, I'm so glad you like my stories.

Susan Johnson said...

This sounds like a great book. I love reading about weddings. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
susanmsj at msn dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Susan, thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll get a copy if you don't win.

Anonymous said...

Lena Nelson Dooley I just love your books. Wedding stories are always alot of fun to read. I would love to win and read this.


Sm said...

I would love to read 9 different authors on weddings. Sm. Wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Merry said...

Beautiful dresses, flowers and love... I enjoy wedding stories!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Caryl Kane said...

So wonderful to see Lena here! I would enjoy reading 8 Weddings and a Miracle.


Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Deanne, I'm so glad you love my books. So glad you dropped by.

Sm, Merry, Caryl, someone will win the book. Maybe it will be you.

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