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In This Issue
Love Starts With Elle
Greetings July
And the winner is...
New Finding Stefanie Contest
Wiser Than Serpents blog tour
And in other news...
Contact Info

Rachel Hauck's, Love Starts With Elle, is in stores now. I love this story.
 Check out Rachel's super cool video trailer here! I love unique!
Elle's living the dream - but is it her dream or his?

Elle loves life in Beaufort, South Carolina - lazy summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires and dinner with friends sharing a lifetime of memories. And she's found her niche as the owner of a successful art gallery too. Life is good.
Then they dynamic pastor of her small town church sweeps her off her feet.

She's never known man like Jeremiah - one who breathes in confidence and exhales all doubt. When he proposes in the setting sunlight, Elle hands him her heart on a silver platter. 
But Jeremiah's just accepted a large pastorate in a different state. If she's serious about there relationship, Elle will take "the call," too, leaving behind the people and place she loves so dearly. Elle's friendship with her new tenant, widower Heath McCord, and his young daughter make things complicated.

Is love transferrable across the miles? And can you take it with you when you go?

A heartwarming romance from acclaimed novelist Rachel Hauck.

I love summertime!

I love waking up to birds singing, and getting up early to read my Bible in the hot sunshine.  I love the smell of fresh cut grass stealing through my office window, I love going barefoot, I love the smell of fresh cut lilacs, peonies, lupine, and hydrangea from my garden (see pix !), I love hot dogs on the grill. susan flowers
Summer makes my heart take flight and I find myself full of praise for my incredible, summertime-making God.
It's sorta the same way with a book.  When it finally arrives, bound and pretty, smelling new, it's still a wonder to me.  Still magical.  I curl up on the  sofa, and as if for the first time, read it through, (trying to ignore all the mistakes!)  It's amazing and I can't help but just praise the Lord.
I was reading Psalm 136 this week - a psalm of praise for all God has done, all He will do.  I love that between each stanza is the reminder that His love endures forever.  It's a great summertime psalm, one that demands a dramatic, heartfelt reading, barefoot in the backyard, arms outstretched, eyes to heaven.  Most of all, I love the last stanzas....
To the One who remembered us in our low estate...and freed us from our enemies...(ie, death, sin, despair...), Give thanks to the God of heaven...
                                                    His love endures forever! 
Summer is SO busy - where exactly are those touted lazy days?  I don't know where you are this summer but I pray that you're able to stop and breathe, sit in the sun and even raise your voice in praise.  Preferably barefoot.
Thank you to all who have written with such kind words about Finding Stefanie! I love the story, and thank you to all who have told their friends and embraced the Noble family! 

I'm in the middle of writing a new book - "Nothing But Trouble" - the misadventures of a wanna-be PI named PJ Sugar.  Look for Get Cozy, Josey, the third installment of Josey's adventures in Russia - this time she goes to Siberia!  (Yes, it's autobiographical!)


Thank you for reading! 
....His love endures forever!


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Winner of June's "Find-O-Fact" Contest is... 
I'm so are all some Super Sleuths!
You had to answer these questions:
~What was the name of Nick's roping horse?
~What is Lincoln Cash's favorite thing to eat at Lolly's?
~What kind of tree - (hint: it's from the Bible) does Rafe take Kat out to see?
~What is John's pen name?
~What western treat does Piper refuse to cook at the round up?
~What is the name of Kat's childhood "horse?"
~What television show poster does Nick have on his bedroom wall? 
~Who is Mary?
~What did Nick give Cole that saved his life?
~Where did Rafe find Kat and "ride off into the sunset?"

Wendy Mohring is the winner! She will receive a fifty dollar gift card to CBD!
Oh and I chose 10 additional entries to receive a signed copy of Finding Stefanie...congratulations to:
Doris Wright
Sandy McGarry
Ashley Van Buren
Kari Hoefert
Jessica Senn
Bright Cherie
Gabrielle Giordano
Kate Bochman
Linda Rowlings
Hazel Iverson
Send your mailing address to my assistant Amy ( and we'll get your book right out to you!
Watch out comes Stefanie! 

Finding StefanieWhile, big brother Rafe, might be up for a RITA AWARD this summer, for Taming Rafe, his little sister Stefanie is beginning an adventure all her own...
Everyone around Stefanie Noble is content, but it seems that her "happily ever after" has passed her by. Then two troubled girls and their older brother, Gideon, show up in town and clearly need help. Could they bring the fulfillment that Stefanie has been searching for?

Hollywood hotshot Lincoln Cash has made a life playing the role of an action hero, basking in the laurels of his fame, fortune, and adoring fans. But when he's diagnosed with a debilitating disease, he knows that life will soon be over. He only has a small window of time to start a new career, one that will earn him legitimate filmmaker kudos. He soon heads to Phillips, Montana, to put his plan into action. Not everyone is pleased with the movie star's arrival, especially not Stefanie Noble. She's even less enamored when he accuses Gideon of arson and tries to run him out of town.

But what Lincoln and Stefanie don't know is that neither the fire nor the other strange things that have happened around town are really accidents. Someone is out to get them . . . but who? And who is the real target?
She's out gallivanting at bookstores! Somewhere... Waiting for people to find her. *g*
If you "Find Stefanie" - send me an email ( with a pix of you and the book, and I'll enter you in a drawing to win a giant magnifying glass
Okay, just'll win signed copies of all three books in the Noble Series. OR, if you have them then ALL FOUR BOOKS of my Award-winning and hard to find HEIRS OF ANTON SERIES!
Five runner-ups will receive a copy of A SMW BOOK THEY DON'T HAVE (that i have in stock *g*).
If you don't happen to have your camera with you (egads!) then just tell me where you found the books (bookstore and state) in the Contest Entry Form and I'll enter you in the contest for a free book of your choice.

Taming Rafe
Wiser Than Serpents!
Check out the blog tour posts for Wiser Than Serpents! I love that the book's messge is being spread around the blog-o-sphere!

Did you know that there are 27 million people around the globe held as slaves today - more thank 80% of them women and children, and up to 50% minors. In fact, there are MORE slaves today than were in the time of William Wilberforce.  That leaves me horrified, and it was those stats that compelled me to write a story with a human trafficking plotline.  
Wiser than Serpents is a continuation of the Mission:Russia series, a thriller about Yanna, whose sister is snatched through a Russian dating service, and disappears.  Yanna enlists the help of Delta Force Captain, David Curtiss to find and rescue her.  Readers who've read, In Sheep's Clothing and Sands of Time will recognize Yanna as the tech expert, and David as the solid Christian of the group.  (Read the 5-Rose Review here!)  

Wiser Than Serpents is in stores NOW!   
And...if your local Christian bookstore (or otherwise) doesn't have it,  ask them to order it via one of these numbers:  Steeple Hill: Wiser than Serpents:  
ISBN-10:  0-373-78620-4 
Or better yet, just print this up, and cut it out and hand it to them!  Thank you!!

And in other news... 

My Book Therapy got a face-lift...and boy is she something to behold! Check it out
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance just launched their Christian Fiction Online Magazine! I was lucky enough to be in the PREMIERE issue. Craft Tips and Techniques from Today's Blockbusters
Listen to Susie!  Marsha Sumner from Heaven 1580 AM radio station.  You can listen in on online, Wednesday, August 13th, at 10:10am. And FUN you can call in at: 1-888-432-1580 Eastern Standard Time on air and online at

Her show is called "Cross Talk Urban Style". Every morning from 10am-11am she does a segment titled "Book Bytes". She'll be featuring Finding Stefanie.  There will also be a chance for readers to call in and ask questions.  

Susan May Warren
Soul-Stirring Fiction