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What’s Happening Wednesday? February Recap Edition

Afternoon, readers, and happy What’s Happening Wednesday! Here at Tyndale fiction, we’re getting ready to present a new season of titles to our sales representatives as well as reading first drafts of upcoming novels and working on the launch of novels releasing in the coming few months. In this busy time, we wanted to remind you of what’s been happening on the blog this month.

Don’t miss out on these great Goodreads giveaways! Ends 02/28.
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Valentine’s Day may be over but romance is in the air with these great novels.
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Click here to find the perfect novel for you!
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What about you?! What’s your favorite genre?

Don’t forget to head over to Tyndale Direct for great fiction sales with novels priced as low as $5.00! Don’t miss out on books from Francine Rivers, Randy Singer, Susan May Warren, Chris Fabry, Tracy Groot, and many more—at a great bargain!

Come back next week for more fiction contests, giveaways, inside looks, and other fun things.

Reading a good book? Let us know on Twitter @Crazy4Fiction. Thanks for reading!


Tyndale Fiction- Do You Love Fiction? Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! Last fiction post, we chatted about genre preference; how can you pick just one?!

To address this conundrum, we thought we’d provide you with the perfect questions to help you reach your reading nirvana. Look below to determine which novels you should try this spring.

 

So, where’d you end up? Are you feeling the love in chilly Minnesota with It Had to Be You, or are you curled up with nostalgic memories in Just 18 Summers? Is your pulse pounding as you try to carry out a daring plan in The Auschwitz Escape, or are you running around the ER in Life Support? No matter where you ended up, it’s a great read!

In need of a romantic read today?

 

Suggested titles:

Take a Chance on Me

It Had to Be You

Trauma Plan

Rescue Team

Life Support (Available for preorder)

Claiming Mariah

All for a Story

Skip Rock Shallows

Bees in the Butterfly Garden

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Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below which title you’re thinking of adding to your bookshelf this spring.

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Be Thankful: A Note from Novelist Francine Rivers

With the holiday season upon us, it is easy to become caught up in the day-to-day flurry of shopping, planning, and decorating. But at this time of year, it is always important to take a moment to be silent and grateful. Today on the blog, bestselling novelist Francine Rivers has shared with us her plans for this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful celebration for those of us who have family. It’s a time to get together and share a big dinner and much laughter. But it is something far different for those who have no home or family. It can become a time of deep depression, a time of pain or longing. Some escape further into drugs or alcohol to forget their despair and loneliness.

Each year, our local mission offers Thanksgiving dinner at the fairgrounds. The number of attendees has grown every year. Last year, over five thousand people were served. It is a diverse crowd of men and women, some alone, some with families, many homeless, some with homes but living on small fixed incomes that don’t meet their needs. Others were in rehabilitation programs working one day at a time to overcome the effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Some came because they were living on the street and hungry and in need of a decent meal.

Hundreds volunteered to help set up, cook, serve, and hand out provisions. And Bibles. It is a blessing for those of us who can and have been involved in putting on the feast. Even so, it seems such a small thing in the face of so much need. But the homeless can come for a nice dinner with cake and get haircuts, fresh clothing, and a box of practical goodies as a present.

Frankly, Thanksgiving can bring an aftertaste of guilt for having so much when so many have nothing. It is a reminder that whatever we do have is on loan. Like a pitcher of water, we are filled in order to pour out blessings on others.

There never has been a time that there haven’t been the poorest of the poor among us. There was no room in the inn for Jesus. He was born in a stable and placed in a feeding trough. Jesus said we would always have the poor among us. Thanksgiving is a time to remember we are all created in the image of God. In Christ, no matter where we live or under what circumstances, we can be thankful for the hope He offers and the security that God keeps His promises, not just one or two days a year, but every day.

We can be prepared. We need to share: pint bottles of water, granola bars, and plastic ponchos don’t cost much and can be a great blessing when someone is thirsty or hungry or needs cover from the rain. Sometimes the best gift is time, a sincere smile and greeting.

Thanksgiving may be a one-day celebration, but it should be a state of mind we carry and share throughout the year.

Thanks to Francine for sharing with us such a beautiful tradition.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Francine’s upcoming release, Bridge to Haven. Preorder your copy today!

Bridge to Haven

 

What about you, readers? Are you starting any new Thanksgiving traditions or practicing old favorites?

October Goodreads Book Giveaways: Enter to Win Great Fiction

As we all start to think ahead to the gift-giving season (only a few months away!), we want to let you know about some great Goodreads book giveaways from fan favorites such as bestseller Joel C. Rosenberg!

Don’t miss out on the chance to read these amazing novels FOR FREE.



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Giveaway ends 10/30.

“Richly atmospheric. . . . Readers who miss Victoria Holt will swoon with delight upon discovering this retro-gothic winner.”
Booklist
on Born of Persuasion

The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.
With two months to devise a better plan, Julia’s first choice—to marry her childhood sweetheart—is denied. But when a titled dowager offers to introduce Julia into society, a realm of possibilities opens. However, treachery and deception are as much a part of Victorian society as titles and decorum, and Julia quickly discovers her present is deeply entangled with her mother’s mysterious past. Before she knows what’s happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the country’s most powerful men. With no laws to protect her, she must unravel the secrets on her own. But sometimes truth is elusive and knowledge is deadly.

Written with the sensibility of Jane Austen and the depth of character of the Brontë sisters, Born of Persuasion will appeal to anyone looking to be swept up into a world of scandal and treachery, whose web of deceit holds twists that will shock you at every turn of the page. Author Jessica Dotta can be found at her website and on Facebook.


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Giveaway ends 10/31.

“[Joel C. Rosenberg] understands the grave dangers posed by Iran and Syria, and he’s been a bold and courageous voice for true peace and security in the Middle East.”
Danny Ayalon, former Israeli deputy foreign minister

What if Israel
launched a massive preemptive
military strike against Iran?

Israel’s preemptive strike seems to go well at first, until CIA operative David Shirazi learns there are still two more Iranian nuclear warheads left unaccounted for. Now Shirazi and his team must race against the clock to hunt down the warheads and keep them from being launched at Israel.

Can Shirazi find the warheads in time? Can he protect the U.S. and Israel from a nuclear holocaust? And what if events are set into motion that could spin gravely out of control and change the history of the Middle East and the world forever?

New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg returns with another adrenaline-charged political thriller—a gripping tale snatched from future headlines. Rosenberg can be found on his website, Facebook,  his blog and on Twitter @JoelCRosenberg.

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To enter the Goodreads giveaways, visit the book pages on Goodreads (links provided above) and click “Enter to win.” Good luck, readers!

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta – 5 Book Giveaway

In 1838 Martin Van Buren was President of the United States, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the first telegraph, and there were 26 stars on the American flag. 1838 is also the setting of Jessica Dotta’s new novel Born of Persuasion.

 

born of Description from Tyndale.com:

The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston’s position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.

With two months to devise a better plan, Julia’s first choice to marry her childhood sweetheart is denied. But when a titled dowager offers to introduce Julia into society, a realm of possibilities opens. However, treachery and deception are as much a part of Victorian society as titles and decorum, and Julia quickly discovers her present is deeply entangled with her mother’s mysterious past. Before she knows what’s happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the country’s most powerful men. With no laws to protect her, she must unravel the secrets on her own. But sometimes truth is elusive and knowledge is deadly.

To learn more about Jessica, you can visit her website, or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Wait! There’s more!

Enter to win a copy of Born of Persuasion by helping us share about the book with your friends!

To enter fill out the form below, or share this blog post and leave a comment to enter to win one of 5 copies. We’ll pick the winners randomly on 9/22.

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