Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to gather with loved ones to give thanks for all the Lord has provided. I love the food, the fellowship, and the endearing spirit of the season. What a great time to host a Giveaway!
I’m thrilled to have friend and fellow historical author, Tara Johnson, partner with me in this special Thanksgiving Giveaway!
Tara Johnson is a writer, singer, speaker and passionate lover of stories. She makes her home in Arkansas with her husband and three children. Connect with Tara online at her website (TaraJohnsonStories.com)
Her Giveaway novel: Where Dandelions Bloom
Cassie Kendrick is on the run. Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man, but she’s discovered an escape. Disguised as a man, Cassie enlists in the Union army, taking the name Thomas Turner. On the battlefields of the Civil War, keeping her identity a secret is only the beginning of her problems, especially after she meets Gabriel Avery, a handsome young photographer.
Anxious to make his mark on the world and to erase the darkness and guilt lurking from his past, Gabriel works with renowned photographer Matthew Brady to capture images from the front lines of the war. As Gabriel forges friendships with many of the men he encounters, he wonders what the courageous, unpredictable Thomas Turner is hiding.
Battling betrayal, their own personal demons, and a country torn apart by war, can Cassie and Gabriel learn to forgive themselves and trust their futures to the God who births hope and healing in the darkest places?
Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia Roemer enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800’s prairie and pre-Civil War Era. She writes from her family farm in the Midwest where she resides with her husband and two college-aged sons.
Cynthia’s Giveaway novel: Under Moonlit Skies
Her life was planned out ~ until he rode in ~ Illinois prairie ~ 1859
After four long years away, Esther Stanton returns to the prairie to care for her sister Charlotte’s family following the birth of her second child. The month-long stay seems much too short as Esther becomes acquainted with her brother-in-law’s new ranch hand, Stewart Brant. When obligations compel her to return to Cincinnati and to the man her overbearing mother intends her to wed, she loses hope of ever knowing true happiness.
Still reeling from a hurtful relationship, Stew is reluctant to open his heart to Esther. But when he faces a life-threatening injury with Esther tending him, their bond deepens. Heartbroken when she leaves, he sets out after her and inadvertently stumbles across an illegal slave-trade operation, the knowledge of which puts him, as well as Esther and her family, in jeopardy.
I’m honored Tara so graciously wrote an endorsement for Under Moonlit Skies.
Endorsement: Trapped between the weight of obligation and the haunting pull of conviction, Under Moonlit Skies brings to life the beauty that is found when two hearts yield control to the plans of a loving Creator. Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this story is sure to leave an indelible mark on your heart.
Both novels are set during the Civil War Era. And though Where Dandelions Bloom (set in 1861) is more steeped in the Civil War, Under Moonlit Skies (1859) touches on some of the pre-Civil War tensions of the times. We pray you’ll be blessed by our novels. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! God bless!
A random winner will be chosen to receive a signed copy of Where Dandelions Bloom. A second winner be chosen to receive a signed copy of Under Moonlit Skies, along with the above friendship pin (US addresses only).
Cynthia Roemer’s PRAIRIE SKY SERIES: Stories of faith and resilience on the Midwest prairie Inspirational Historical Romance
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
UNDER MOONLIT SKIES ~ BOOK THREE