“When guided by love, the truth never ruins hope,

darling,” she whispered,“it only sets it free.”

Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman

 And, Hey … Guess What?

That’s EXACTLY what I’m doing this weekend — Friday through Sunday, May 1-3 — setting “Hope” free with a FREE DOWNLOAD of my award-winning novel, ISLE OF HOPE: UNFAILING LOVE!

Isle of Hope Free Download May 1-3!

During a time like this quarantine, everyone can use a little “hope,” so I’m doing my part with a free download of my award-winning novel, Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love, which is a true story of hope for me, since it’s loosely based on how God healed my dysfunctional relationship with my estranged father.

I am blessed to say that Isle of Hope was listed on Family Fiction magazine’s “TOP 15 NOVELS OF 2015” and currently has a 4.7 rating out of 5 on Amazon with 288 reviews, so it’s not a dog, I promise.

So, if you have never read it … OR you know someone else who’s never read it and needs a little hope during this difficult time … I encourage you to send the link below to them.


MAY 1-3, 2020 ONLY!


Can a wild girl gone good

rebuild bridges with a good boy gone bad?

 She’s the girlfriend serving up temptation. He’s the pastor’s kid

bent on serving God. Until tragedy separates them for eight years,

turning tables—and hearts—to restore hope for them all.

Want to Win a Signed Paperback Copy of  

A Wing and a Prayer?

Well, now you can because a good friend of mine — author Jennifer Lynn Cary — is not only giving away a signed paperback copy of A Wing & a Prayer, but also three e-book copies as well, so here’s how to enter.

1.) Simply sign up for Jennifer Lynn Cary‘s newsletter to receive a free copy of her new book,Tales of the Hob-Nob Annex Cafe BEFORE MAY 11. Then you will have a chance to enter to win either a signed paperback copy of A Wing and a Prayer OR one of three e-copies in both her May 5th and May 19th newsletters!

2.) PLUS if you DO sign up for Jenn’s newsletter, you have yet ANOTHER chance to win by telling me you have done so in my Rafflecopter contest May 8-16, which promotes the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day with Sarah Sundin.


ABOUT TALES OF THE HOB-NOB ANNEX CAFE: Dick and Fran Goodell have a story to tell, more than one for that matter. Struggling author Janie Wilcox meets the couple while lost in the maze of her grandmother’s assisted living center and finds a gold mine of fun. Come with Janie as Dick and Fran take her on a trip through time to the 1950s and 60s with memorable tales of their café, The Hob Nob Annex.

Enjoyable, quirky and sweet, Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Cafe is a collection of memories and imaginings based on the author’s home town and parents’ restaurant. If you remember those days, you’ll love this book!





 We Have Winners!


THANKS to all who entered my trailer/video contest for A Wing & a Prayer. If you haven’t yet seen that wonderful trailer/video my talented hubby did for Gabe’s story, you need to check it out:


By the way, in the trailer/video, there is a scene where Alex and Gabe are lying on the ground together, but I wanted to make sure each of you understood that due to catastrophic circumstances, Gabe and Alex are forced to overnight in a hidden ravine shelter of trees and brush to excape the Germans. 🙂

SUPER CONGRATS to the following winners of an e-book of A Wing and a Prayer from the trailer/video contest. If you haven’t contacted me yet, please do so via private FB message.

Katie Beth Huntley

Terresa Mountain

Keturah Mary Musonda

Vote For Your Favorite Christian Authors!

Now’s your chance to let your voice be heard, so check out Family Fiction magazine’s latest READERS POLL! You can pick all your favorites in your favorite genres, so I hope I’m one!

Here’s the link and have fun!


WW2 Giveaway With Sarah Sundin

And Me May 8-16!

I am blessed to be doing a promotion with her starting on May 8th — the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, Victory in Europe! All you have to do is mark your calendars to come by this blog and Sarah’s starting on May 8th, and you can win signed copies of both of our books (three chances to do so!), a $50 gift card, and lots of other prices. PLUS … you’ll get a sneak peek at both Sarah’s books and mine, SO MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Join Me For Zoom 1-Day

Writers Conference/Giveaway May 16!

 Calling all writers — or even those of you who aren’t! Join me, Mary Connealy, Steven James, and a host of other authors the “Off the Beaten Track” online Zoom conference sponsored by Mt. Zion Ridge Press.

Because of the Covid-19 virus, the “Off the Beaten Track” conference will now be online using Zoom Video Conferencing Software.

There is now no deadline for signing up, and the flat rate price is now $20. Pitch sessions will look different, but they are available to anyone attending the conference.

Mary Connealy and Julie Lessman will not only be answering your questions in special Q & A sessions, but they will also be giving away e-copies of their books, which is worth the price of the conference right off the bat!

So, I encourage you to sign up and hope to see you there! Sign up link below.


Christian Fiction Writers Zoom Conference 

Love’s Silver Bullet at Pre-Order Discount!

WHOO-HOO!! Book 2 in my Silver Lining Ranch series, LOVE’S SILVER BULLET, is now available for pre-order on Amazon at a reduced price, so please don’t wait till it comes out on May 31st.  

I have to say, there’s a lot of steam in this one, I guess because there wasn’t as much in A Wing and a Prayer, so I just went crazy here. 😳

She’s targeting his love.
He’s aiming to steer clear.
Till true love picks them off
in a bull’s-eye of the heart


That’s it for now, and see you on May 8th!

Hugs and more hugs,