September 26th, 2015
A Husband For Christmas by Gail Gaymer Martin
A Husband for Christmas
A note from Gail:
When I considered starting a new series, I weighed ideas that caught my interest. Though I often write about small towns, I wanted to try something even more intimate and the idea of residence on the same street in a small town. I prefer using places I know, and though I had never been to Owosso, Michigan, which is a small town, I made arrangements to visit there and had the help of a wonderful woman who is responsible for the Chamber of Commerce and all of the events found in this amazing small town.
The two day visit I made in Owosso sealed my excitement about writing this story. I not only learned about the many interesting community events in town but also in the adjacent two of Corunna. The cities share many events and every season of the year brings back favorite activities for the community. Owosso has its own amazing castle built by an author named James Oliver Curwood whose early 1900 novels were made into movies. He used the castle has only for writing and lived in another home in the city. You can read this blog post with photos of the real town of Owosso http://www.gailgaymermartin.com/2014/06/research-setting/
A Husband For Christmas, released by Love Inspired in October, is the second novel in the Lilac Circle Series. It is in stores now. Lilac Circle is the name of the cul-de-sac street where the character’s live. It is not the real name of the dead end street, but I took photos of the homes and layout so the things happen on an image of real street. The first novel, A Mother To Love was released in June 2015 and all the characters appear again in other novels.
Romantic Times: This is a sweet Lilac Circle romance where characters remind readers that all one needs is faith the size of a mustard seed. The characters’ fears of rejection are believable.
Most of my novels include a recipe from a dish prepared in the story. The recipe in A Husband For Christmas is one of my personal favorites. It’s easy to make, delicious and a guest pleaser.
Creamy Corn Casserole
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 14.5 oz box dry cornbread mix (I prefer Krusteaz Honey Cornbread)
1 15 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
1 15 oz can creamed corn
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9 x 9 pan.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, dry cornbread mix, corn and sour cream.
Pour batter into baking dish.
Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Multi-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 58 contracted novels and four million books in sold. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. Her books have received numerous awards, including: ACFW Carol Award, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice, Booksellers Best, National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, Award of Excellence. Gail is a cofounder and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers, and Christian Authors Network. She is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations and presents workshops at conferences across the country. Gail is a lifetime resident of Michigan. Contact her at: www.gailgaymermartin.com.
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November 27th, 2014
Better to See You by Gail Gaymer Martin
A Romantic Suspense Based on a Fairytale
Visiting her ailing grandmother in the fairytale-like German town, Lucy Blair plans to be a caregiver during her grandma’s illness and attend the world-renowned theater production of the Passion of Christ. What Lucy did not plan was to run into her old college boyfriend, Ron Woodson, who is in Germany to learn woodcarving for his furniture making business. Will their meeting rekindle the old flame or will the past smother the new spark?
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I grew attached to the characters, and I found it entertaining and captivating! Gail does a superb job in writing this inspiring love story. You will not be disappointed, but blessed, if you read this love story of Lucy and Ron. Reviewer: J. Smith
Fairy tales are all about happily ever afters. I love Gail Gaymer Martin’s fairy tale inspired story because the hea and the journey there is better than any fairy tale. Mrs. Martin’s characters come to life and Lucy and Ron are much deeper than any fairy tale heroine or hero. It’s a perfect story for the Christmas season or to read while sunning on the beach. Reviewer: H. Harden “cowgirl”
I absolutely loved this book. It was a sweet story about rediscovered love and redemption. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially Christians who will especially enjoy this tender story. Reviewer: D. Lopatka
I just love fairy tales! Don’t you? Sweet story of romance and the happily ever after. I loved the characters and felt like Gail did a great job in creating them. I loved her love of the Lord showed throughout the book. This is a great Christian romance. Look forward to more by Gail Gaymer Martin. Reviewer: Diana Montgomery
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About the author:
Multi-award winning, Gail Gaymer Martin, named one of the best novelists in the Detroit area by CBS local news, has fifty-five published novels and four million books sold. Gail is the author of Writers Digest=s Writing the Christian Romance. She is a keynote speaker and teaches writing fiction throughout the U.S. Gail is a co-founder of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Christian Author Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and Romance Writers of America.
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March 26th, 2014
Rescued by the Firefighter
Rescued By The Firefighter
Love Inspired – April 2014 release
Readers enjoyed the first two novels in Gail Gaymer Martin’s Sisters Series indicated by Amazon’s 5 and 4-1/2 star ratings from readers and 4 stars from Romantic Times. Rescued By The Firefighter is the final novel in the series and is in stores now.
Back cover blurb:
A Fresh Start
Paula Reynolds is looking for a new job, a new home, a new everything—except for love. Determined not to repeat old mistakes, she’s staying away from romance. She never counted on falling for handsome firefighter Clint Donatelli. Clint is used to saving lives, but with the beautiful Paula, he faces a challenge. Getting to know her is a daunting task, especially since he’s just as wary of relationships. When he learns a stunning secret from her past, he must choose—to live the way he’s always lived, or trust in a new love.
What have reviewers said?
Paula’s determination to change and her emotional growth are realistic. Readers will clearly see the characters’ vulnerabilities. The pace is steady pace and the conclusion satisfying in the final Sisters story. Romantic Time Review 4 stars
Multi-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 52 contracted novels and over 3-1/2 million books in print. Her novels have received several national awards, including: the ACFW Carol Award and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. She is the author of Writer Digest’s Writing the Christian Romance and a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she serves on the Executive Board. Gail is a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers (ASAW) as well as Christian Authors Network (CAN) and is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations. Gail lives in Michigan with her husband. Her website at www.gailgaymermartin.com.
February 3rd, 2014
It’s Finally Here!
My newest release, as Julianna Deering, is finally here!
It should be available online and in bookstores very, VERY soon! I’m SO excited!
February 1st, 2014
Rachel, A Novel by Jill Eileen Smith
4 ½ Stars from RT Book Reviews
Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal?
Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Leah wishes her father would find a good man who would love her alone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.
But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery. The man who wanted only one woman ends up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?
About the author:
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, Rebekah, and Rachel in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
From RT Book Reviews:
“Smith has crafted an Old Testament love story that’s full of passion with her extensive research into the treatment of women in biblical times. With this, she astounds readers and shows us the family life of a patriarch. Her rendition of Rachel and Jacob will captivate her audience.” Reviewed By: Lindy J. Swanson
“A faithful portrayal of the story of Jacob and his two wives, Rachel will make you feel the agony of two sisters in love with the same man. Smith has the knack of making her fiction feel truly authentic to the world of the Bible.”—Tessa Afshar, award-winning author of Harvest of Gold
In honor of Rachel’s release, February 1 – February 14, 2014, Revell Books in cooperation with Jones House Creative is doing a grand giveaway! Two fabulous prizes await two winners!
The Grand Prize is The Inheritance of Jacob.
Prize includes a stunning lithograph of Jewish artist Moshe Dagon’s work “The Twelve Tribes”, two lovely silver goblets that are still used in Jewish tradition today, a selection of dried fruits of Israel, a delicious box of baklava, and a copy of Rachel.
2nd Prize is Women of Faith and Beauty.
Prize includes all three books in the Wives of the Patriarchs series, a “Sisters by Heart” sculpture, and a Dead Sea Beauty Gift Basket.
(For further details for both prizes and how to enter click here.)
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January 22nd, 2014
Death by the Book – Four Stars from Romantic Times
I’m SO excited! Death by the Book will be out in just six weeks!
January 16th, 2014
Bethany House has been sending me proofs for items for my upcoming cozy mystery, Death by the Book.
Here’s the bookmark. Isn’t it great?
If you’d like a free, autographed bookmark, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (at least 7″ long) to:
P. O. Box 375
Aubrey, Texas 76227
I’d love to hear from you!
Death by the Book is due out on March 1st!
January 13th, 2014
David Suchet’s career as Agatha Christie’s most famous sleuth is at an end.
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January 4th, 2014
January’s Hot Off The Press
A Young Woman Dreaming of Freedom…
Sophie Davenport feels like a prisoner in her own house. In her twenty–two years, her overprotective parents have taken every possible measure to keep her from anything that might exacerbate her asthma–in other words, just about everything but reading and needlework. Yet Sophie longs for adventure…and for love. She corresponds clandestinely with a would–be suitor, until they meet and her wheezing scares him off. It seems her fragile health just might sentence her to a lifetime of monotonous inactivity.
A Young Man Dreaming of a Family…
Josh Harper is far more bookish than his brawny brothers. The middle child, he enjoys helping at his family’s stagecoach stop in Kansas, where he spends a great deal of time crafting furniture and other items out of wood. But, before long, his book smarts draw him to the nearby city of Windmill, where he begins work as manager of his uncle’s bank. He also looks after his niece and nephew, who spend their weeks in town to attend school. The change of scenery is welcome, but Josh yearns for a family of his own. Too bad eligible females are not plenteous on the prairie.
A Reality That Seems to Stand in the Way…
When Sophie’s aunt, a resident of Windmill, falls ill and requires help, Sophie volunteers. Despite his hesitation, her father finally relents and lets her go, as there is no other option. Her new role brings her into contact with the children boarding at her aunt’s home–and with the handsome uncle of two of them. Is there a larger purpose in her coming to Windmill? Or will Josh Harper reject her, if not for her frail health, then for the rocky nature of their relationship?
December 18th, 2013
The Firefighter’s New Family by Gail Gaymer Martin
The Firefighter’s New Family
The Firefighter’s New Family
Love Inspired, January 2014 release
Book #2 in the Sisters Series
A tornado may have left Ashley Kern injured beneath a fallen tree, but it’s her rescuer who plays havoc with her emotions. Firefighter Devon Murphy is everything the single mom could wish for in a husband: handsome, a doting father and ready to join his family to hers. But how can the pretty war widow make a life once more with a man whose career is full of danger? Devon has fought some pretty big battles in his life, but can he help Ashley conquer her fears and show her the safest place of all is in his arms?
(Book #1 – Her Valentine Hero, Feb. 2013)
4 star RT review: In the second book in the Sisters series, strong characters demonstrate how we should not let fear prevent us from living the life God has planned. Martin is inventive with her offbeat comparison of a family to a puzzle.
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Bio: Multi-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 52 contracted novels and over 3-1/2 million books in print. Her novels have received several national awards, including: the ACFW Carol Award and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. She is the author of Writer Digest’s Writing the Christian Romance and a cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she serves on the Executive Board. Gail is a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers (ASAW) as well as Christian Authors Network (CAN) and is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations. In her earlier professional career, Gail was a teacher of English, literature and public speaking at the high school and university levels and still enjoys teaching workshop at conferences across the U.S. Gail lives in Michigan with her husband. Her website at www.gailgaymermartin.com.
Gail Gaymer Martin
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