In February, author Cathy Liggett released a sweet, small-town novel entitled The Sisters of Sugarcreek. Within the story, three women band together to create a secret society that spreads kindness and cheer to their community.
In this increasingly me-focused world, how often do we take a moment to think of where others—family, friends, or total strangers—might be in their hearts and lives? Maybe they have silent struggles from personal hardships they’re facing, or they might feel a little hopeless and troubled by current events unfolding around us.
If you haven’t yet, take some time to spread kindness in your neighborhood with these FREE printable kindness cards!
As we continue passing on the good cheer through fellowship with one another, we wanted to tap into another important piece of the story: food and recipes.
When I think of camaraderie and laughter, food immediately comes to mind. There is something incredibly special about cooking all day and being able to share a warm meal with those you love.
In honor of spreading the joy, we’d like to offer you some recipes the fictional friends from Sugarcreek love sharing.
Plus, print your free recipe cards here.
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As we do at the beginning of each month, we are pleased to present you the Crazy4Fiction titles hitting shelves (plus an opportunity to WIN these must-reads!).
WHAT IF ISIS PULLS OFF THE UNTHINKABLE AND UNLEASHES CATASTROPHIC TERROR ATTACKS INSIDE THE AMERICAN HOMELAND?
The State of the Union address is minutes away. The president of the United States is set to tell a joint session of Congress and the American people that the U.S. is finally winning the war against the Islamic State. But after tracking ISIS from Istanbul to Baghdad to Amman, New York Times national security correspondent J. B. Collins fears the worst is yet to come. ISIS jihadists have infiltrated the U.S. They are planning to launch catastrophic attacks inside American cities that could make the horrors of 9/11 pale by comparison. But Collins has uncovered only part of the story. The full truth may be worse than the American people’s darkest fears. And the consequences may be harder than Collins is prepared to imagine.
Everyone knows that war romances never last . . .
Nurse Helen Eberhart approaches everything in life with pure determination. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Helen decides to enlist as an Army nurse. There, her grit is put to the test when she’s assigned to care for the broken bodies of some of the most severely wounded soldiers, many no older than her own beloved brothers.
Frank Daley wasn’t trying to be a hero. He’d only enlisted to finish medical school, confident that the war would be over before his deferment ran out. Instead Lt. Frank R. Daley, MD, is sent straight from his graduation to boot camp, the last stop before a battlefield hospital in Europe. And none of his training prepares him for the chance encounter with a spirited nurse who steals his heart.
After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen and Frank are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time. Surrounded by danger and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems real—and their marriage more and more like a distant dream.
Based on the incredible true love story, With Love, Wherever You Are takes readers from the home front to the European theater on a sweeping journey of the battle for love to survive against all odds.
Do any of these novels seem like a must-read to you? Enter through the Gleam app below for a chance to win a softcover copy of With Love, Wherever You Are or a hardcover copy of Without Warning!
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Afternoon, #Crazy4Fiction readers! Please join us and take a moment to give thanks and praise for the books that are releasing this March, as well as the authors who wrote them. The true power of fiction is evident in each of these inspirational novels; we are continually pleased, and blessed, by the stories of those who are impacted by books like these.
Joel C. Rosenberg, Without Warning
In such turbulent times ahead, Lord, I pray that you protect the United States, Israel, and our allies. Please don’t allow anything that I write about in my new novel to come to pass. Grant wisdom to our new president and vice president and their national security team, as well as the courage and foresight to protect us. Thank you that they understand the threat posed by Radical Islam. Help them keep us safe while advancing political, economic, and religious freedom at home and abroad, especially in the epicenter. As they make decisions with everlasting consequences, I also pray they remember you and seek you, Lord. Amen.
Dandi Daley Mackall, With Love, Wherever You Are
Father, I hardly know where to begin. Praise! Only you could give me the gift of coming to know my parents when they were young, much younger than I am now. Only you could bring them through the horrors of war and into the knowledge that when we’re weak, you are strong. Only you could give me the words to tell their story. And when I didn’t see how I could finish this book, your Spirit came along beside me, spurring me, one word at a time. (When I’m weak, you are strong.) Thank you, thank you. And now, whatever happens is in your hands. Pshew! What an honor to know others join me in this prayer! Amen.
Prayer from the #Crazy4Fiction team
Father, I’m so thankful for these talented authors who use the gifts you’ve given them to impact lives through story. I pray that Without Warning and With Love, Wherever You Are entertains readers while encouraging them to live boldly and courageously—to know that they can face any adversity with you by their side.
~ Prayer by Jan Stob, Acquisitions Director for Fiction
Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer. Be sure to enter for a chance to win these great novels. And stop by our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page throughout the month of March for exclusive excerpts, sneak peeks, quizzes, and much more. In the meantime, happy reading!