Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sharlene Maclaren's New Book...Courting Emma
Courting Emma - coming spring '08
My friend and fellow author Sharlene Maclaren has a new book releasing this spring. I was privileged to be an advance reader and endorser for this book and am thrilled to help with spreading the word. Here's my personal endorsement/review of her book.
Courting Emma, by Sharlene MacLaren takes you through a gamut of emotions. You'll experience life with her very real characters, delve into your own heart on spiritual issues, smile and rejoice when victories are won and find deep satisfaction in a story well told. This sweet novel will keep you enmeshed till the end as it weaves its spell around your heart.
If you haven't read her other books in this series, you can get them on Amazon or CBD, or at your local retail book store. You can read this book as a stand-alone, but you'll be meeting people in the small town that were introduced (and their stories explained) in prior books.
Twenty-eight-year old Emma Browning has experienced a good deal of life in her young age. Sole owner and operator of Emma’s Boardinghouse, she is “mother” to an array of beefy, unkempt, often rowdy characters. Though many men would like to get to know the steely, hard-edged, yet surprisingly lovely, proprietress, none has ever succeeded. That is, not until the town’s new pastor, Jonathan Atkins, takes up residence in the boardinghouse, affecting not only her with his devout faith and strong convictions, but her clientele as well. Emma clings desperately to her stubborn ways, refusing to acknowledge God’s love—until all of Little Hickman witnesses a miracle—the conversion of her abusive and alcoholic father, Ezra Browning! Only then will Emma begin to experience God’s transforming power at work.