Friday, June 3, 2011

Christian stories

Here's another author who's new to me, but has quite a bit going on. I guess I have some catching up to do! (So many good stories, so little time...) Well, onward, let's welcome Anne K. Albert.

Anne’s stories chill the spine, warm the heart, and soothe the soul…all with a delightful touch of humor. She is author of the Piedmont Island Trilogy series and Muriel Reeves Mysteries. When not in her home office, she enjoys traveling, visiting friends and family, and of course, reading.

Hello Anne! It's wonderful to have you here.

Thank you, the pleasure's mine I'm sure!

Well, I'm glad you chose to visit my little neck of the web. I just love Romantic Suspense and I've been hearing lots of good things about Defending Glory. Could you tell us what it's about?

I'd love to! Defending Glory tells the story of a woman who believes unconditionally in the Lord, and a man who is convinced there is no master plan, no purpose to life, and most certainly no merciful God in Heaven. Of course, when Glory’s life is threatened, he vows to keep her safe. But can he protect his heart as well?

Ooh, sounds wonderfu!!! Just a little peek, please?

LOL You don't have to ask this author twice! Here you go:

“Glory?” Mrs. Cole, the B&B owner, exited the back door.

“I’m here. In the gazebo.”

The older woman sauntered across the lawn, juggling two ceramic mugs.

“Chamomile tea,” she said as she offered one to Glory. “Steeped for five minutes. I thought you could use a cup. Something to settle your nerves.”

“Thank you.” Glory inhaled the delicate aroma before taking a sip. “I take it you heard about the murder at Hanover Point?”

Mrs. Cole sat in the chair opposite the chaise. “I did. It’s shocking. I’m glad the pastor was with you. And that you’re safe and sound.”

“Me too.”

“I hope you were spared from seeing the body.”

“I wasn’t. It was awful.” She relayed a few details, sparing the older woman most of the gruesome facts. Still, Mrs. Cole’s eyes bugged out of her head.

“Please tell me this horrid event hasn’t changed your mind about moving here. Or building the retreat.”

The threatening words printed on the back of Manny Singh’s neck zipped across the front of Glory’s brain. Goosebumps formed on her arms and she had the strangest feeling she was being watched. Her fingers tightened around the mug. She concentrated on its warmth and willed away her fears.

“No,” she said at last. “I’m here to stay.”

A snapping sound, like someone stepping on a twig behind the cedar hedge, made her jump. She turned her head, but saw nothing out of the ordinary. Another twig snapped just beyond the B&B’s backyard.

“Are you all right, dear?” Mrs. Cole asked.

Glory did her best to shake off the eerie feeling. Surely, if someone was spying on them, Mrs. Cole would sense it too. She smiled at her hostess, and stood up. “I’m fine. But it’s getting chilly. Do you mind if we go inside?”

And here's what one reviewer had to say about Anne's writing:

"If you're looking for a book with an engrossing storyline, characters you can't help but fall in love with, and an author who knows how to create a winning masterpiece in the end, then look no further. Ms. Albert is an author to watch because she's definitely going places. She is one author you shouldn't pass up!" ~ Diana Coyle, Book Reviewer, Night Owl Review

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  1. Good morning, Anne. Welcome to my little niche! I can't wait to read your story (unfortunately I haven't had a chance to yet), but it sounds great! Hope you have a wonderful visit!

  2. Thanks so much, Donna. I'm thrilled to be here. FYI, I'm working on the second book of the Piedmont Island Trilogy. PROTECTING HOPE will be available sometime this summer or fall.

    Thanks again! :)

  3. Hello Anne, wow this book sounds really fantastic. Congratulations on the great review and best of luck to you with all your books.
    Sincerely, Debby Lee

  4. Hi Anne,

    It's great to see you here. Defending Glory sounds like a great story. I wish you the best!
    Your fellow FHL writer friend,

    Mary Manners