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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Inspirational Historical Fiction

The Glassblower---Historical Romance by Laurie Alice Eakes

Meg Jordan knows she’s blessed with an indulgent father. He gives her almost everything she wants, so when he forbids her to even speak with the attractive and intriguing new glassblower in the glassworks, Meg suspects her father has hidden reasons for discouraging the courtship, reasons that could ruin Meg’s life.

Colin Grassick moves from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Salem County, New Jersey to take a position of master glassblower in a new glassworks. He hopes to build a better future for himself and his family and assuage his guilt for abandoning them in the past. Falling in love is not in his plans. Falling in love with his boss’s daughter could ruin his plans and maybe even cost him his life.

Award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes does not remember a time when books did not play a part in her life; thus, no one was surprised when she decided to be a writer. Her first hardcover was an October, 2006 Regency historical from Avalon Books and won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency, as well as being a finalist for Best First Book. After selling her first book in the inspirational market, she also wrote articles and essays for Christian publications. A brief hiatus in publishing climaxed with her selling thirteen books in thirteen months, to publishers such as Barbour, Avalon, and Baker/Revell.

She is an active member of RWA and ACFW, and started the Avalon Authors group blog. A graduate of the Seton Hill University Master of Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction, And a Bachelor of Arts graduate in English and French from Asbury College, she is an experienced speaker, and has made presentations at local and national RWA conferences, as well as local universities and libraries.

Until recently, she lived in Northern Virginia, then her husband’s law career took them and their dogs and cats, to southern Texas, where she writes full-time and enjoys the beach whenever possible.

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DebbieLynne said...

I read The Glassblower and it is a great book. Moves along quickly and keeps you interested. Laurie Alice Eakes does a wonderful job.

Kathleen L. Maher said...

I enjoyed The Glassblower, too. What a wonderful, quick bio on a talented, up-and-coming author. Nice post, Miralee!

Edna said...

This is a great book, I have read it but would like another copy fora friend


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