Month: February 2016 (page 1 of 3)

Joel Rosenberg and Francine Rivers on the Campaign Trail

Even a presidential candidate can appreciate good storytelling. It’s great to see Marco Rubio diving into two Tyndale books out on the campaign trail. We want wish all the candidates in both parties safe travels! Pictured in his hand: The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg and Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers.

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Author Valentine’s Favorites: Francine Rivers

You won’t believe how romantic Francine Rivers’ husband is! Get ready to be swooned :)

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1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?

Anything Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice. I love the books and I love the movies. 

2. Which novel did you most enjoy writing, and why?

The Last Sin Eater was the most fun because I had no idea what was coming next.  It was as much a mystery to me as it was to readers.  And there was the tragic love story of Bletsung Macleod and Sim Gillivray, the sin eater, who had to wait for their happy ending.   

3. What is your favorite Valentine’s memory, or what is the most romantic thing anyone ever did for you?

Rick and I took my wedding rings in to a jeweler to have them repaired a few years ago.  They wanted to show me a ring with a beautiful canary diamond.  I said no way was I going to put that ring on, and I certainly didn’t want to see the price tag.  Without saying anything, Rick went back a week later to pick up my repaired rings.  Our anniversary (December 21), but he said he couldn’t wait to give me my gift and handed me a ring box.   He’d taken all the cash he’d saved over a number of years to buy his dream car, a Thunderbird, and bought that canary diamond ring for me instead.  This didn’t happen on Valentine’s Day and therefore isn’t a Valentine’s memory – but it is the romantic, sacrificial thing I have experienced and it still makes me teary.  That was a few years ago, and now —  even after forty-six years of marriage — my husband, Rick, is still the most giving, romantic man I know. 


New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Francine’s novels have been translated into over 30 different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries. She and her husband, Rick, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Author Valentine’s Favorites: Chris Fabry

We wouldn’t leave out our male authors for this Valentine’s series! Even we sighed and smiled at Chris Fabry’s greatest Valentine’s memory.

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  1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
    As a guy I know I’m not supposed to like Jane Eyre, but I love the strength of character she has and the choices she makes in spite of her desires. Her story isn’t as much about romance as it is staying true to who she really is and remaining grounded in that truth. It’s just a soaring and beautiful story.
  1. What is your favorite Valentine’s memory, or what is the most romantic thing anyone ever did for you?
    A couple of years ago we were going through a dismal time in our family life. Valentine’s Day used to be this big production that my wife was able to do with the kids, and that was one thing we let go. I made a CD of songs, along with help from the kids, for Andrea, and one of them was True Companion by Marc Cohn. Andrea got up and danced with me as they played the song. It was a special moment.

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He has written more than 70 books for children and adults, including the recent bestselling novelization War Room. His novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, and Every Waking Moment, have won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award, but it’s his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. Chris and his wife, Andrea, have nine children and live in Arizona. Visit his website at www.chrisfabry.com.

Author Valentine’s Favorites: DiAnn Mills

It’s less than a week until Valentine’s Day! We’re just as excited for the big day as we are to bring you DiAnn Mills on our blog today! Find out the most romantic thing she did for her husband!

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  1. What is your favorite literary romance, and what makes it your favorite?
    My all time favorite romance is Gone With the Wind. It’s a read over and over again and then watch the movie.
  2. Which romance did you most enjoy writing, and why? 
    I enjoyed writing Deadlock. Bethany and Thatcher differed from culture to personal tastes. As FBI special agents forced to work together, they often clashed. But their differences brought them together, and surprises in their relationship sealed their commitment.
  3. What is your favorite Valentine’s memory, or what is the most romantic thing anyone ever did for you?
    My favorite Valentine memory is one I did for my husband. We’d been married about two years, and he was always surprising me. I was determined to wow him that Valentine’s Day. I hired a young couple, dressed in a tux and gown, to come to our door and sing for him – “Won’t you be my Teddy Bear” and “Love me Tender.” They were Elvis fans. They gave him a box of candy, and I saw a little tear. So special.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for your significant other? Share with us below!


 

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

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