Monday, July 29, 2013

Grace Awards Summer Book Launch!

Looking for a good book to read this summer, or even this fall? Check out the fantastic line-up of Grace Award authors featured in the Grace Awards Launch. From July 22nd to October 7th, we'll be highlighting some of the best in Christian fiction.

I'm getting off to a late start, so this week I'll be showcasing two wonderful authors. Their books are completely different so there won't be any conflict! Today in the spotlight is Tracy Krauss with her award-winning novel WIND OVER MARSHDALE. I had the pleasure of judging this book in the 2012 Grace Awards. Each character grabs hold of the reader and won't let go and there's a nice, low-key mystery/suspense plot as well. It's a real page turner! Here's back cover blurb:

Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens. A perfect place to start over… or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people’s sin. But its history goes farther back than even indigenous oral history can trace and there is still a direct descendant who has been handed the truth, like it or not. Exactly what ties does the land have to the medicine of the ancients? Is it cursed, or is it all superstition?

Wind Over Marshdale is the story of the struggles within a small prairie town when hidden evil and ancient medicine resurface. Caught in the crossfire, new teacher Rachel Bosworth finds herself in love with two men at once. First, there is Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree man whose blood lines run back to the days of ancient medicine but who has chosen to live as a Christian and faces prejudice from every side as he tries to expose the truth. Then there is Con McKinley, local farmer who has to face some demons of his own. Add to the mix a wayward minister seeking anonymity in the obscurity of the town; eccentric twin sisters – one heavily involved in the occult and the other a fundamentalist zealot; and a host of other ‘characters’ whose lives weave together unexpectedly for the final climax. This suspenseful story is one of human frailty - prejudice, cowardice, jealousy, and greed – magnified by powerful spiritual forces that have remained hidden for centuries, only to be broken in triumph by grace.

Sounds good, doesn't it?! You can buy it at Amazon or Barnes&Noble, or at Tracy's online store.

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for an interview with our next featured author, Suzanne D. Williams.

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