Wednesday, August 5, 2020

My Blog's 10th Year Birthday Bash: Cathe Swanson's book giveaway

Welcome to the fifth day of my blog's birthday bash!

Please welcome my author friend Cathe Swanson.

She's here to give away two of her books!

Enter the book giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter widget the end of this blog post. Only residents of the USA are eligible to receive a signed paperback copy of this author's books. International residents will only receive ebook copies due to costs of mailing books outside of the USA.

Let's learn a little bit more about Cathe and her books ...

Author Bio:

After 40 years of wandering (but always in lovely places and not in a desert), Cathe Swanson has recently returned home to her childhood home and family in Minnesota. It’s changed a lot in that time, and making the transition from rural to urban life is challenging, especially in this time of quarantine. But God is good! 

In the summer, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and being outdoors, gardening, hiking, birdwatching, and kayaking. The long winters are perfect for playing games, reading, and indoor hobbies. Cathe's been a quilter and teacher of quiltmaking for over 25 years and enjoys just about any kind of creative work, especially those involving fiber or paper. 

Everything inspires new books! A lifelong love of quilting, Cathe’s Swedish heritage and an interest in genealogy led to The Glory Quilts series, and The Great Lakes series is based on her life in the Midwest and experiences with the elderly, the military, and inner-city ministry. As a child of the 60’s, she’s having fun writing about hippies and the Jesus People movement in the Serenity Hill series. 

Cathe writes books with creative plots and engaging characters of all ages, to glorify God and entertain and bless readers. Her heartwarming stories will make you laugh and make you cry - and then make you laugh again.

Back Cover Blurb for Baggage Claim:

Who can he trust?

Ben Taylor, widower and father of four lively children, enjoys his easy, uncomplicated life. He likes his work and has a competent nanny to manage his household. Everything is good until he decides to seek out his biological parents and discovers a family tree with tangled roots and broken branches.

His comfortable life crumbles when he gets caught up in a criminal network of fraud and conspiracy at his new job. When Ben is forced into a dangerous alliance, he scrambles to find a safe situation and protection for his children before setting out to clear his name—all without getting himself killed in the process.

A nanny with a past…

Becoming a nanny was the perfect solution when Teresa Cooper needed a place to hide ten years ago, but now that she’s no longer in danger, she’s ready to move on and make a new life for herself. When Ben asks her to take the children to an unknown relative in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she finds herself in hiding again, this time with four children in tow.

As the children explore the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, Teresa begins to wonder about God’s plan for her future. Who is this stranger Ben trusts with his children? Why here? Can a city-bred nanny find joy in this wild corner of God’s creation?

Back Cover Blurb for Season of Change:

Peace, Love and Poinsettias

Charlea Evans was a flower child on Serenity Hill when her hippie mother joined the Jesus People movement, changing their world forever. Thirty years later, Charlea’s a widow with a college-age daughter, finally building a respectable career for herself. When a house fire forces her to return to the old commune, she finds herself reluctantly milking goats and caring for a greenhouse full of poinsettias, trying to persuade her incorrigible mother to sell the farm and retire.

But her mom and daughter have big plans – plans that don’t include Charlea – and Drew Wallace is back in town, fifteen years after their dream date ended in disaster and embarrassment, helping them turn Serenity Hill into a tourist attraction, complete with sleigh rides, a gift shop, poinsettias and Christmas trees.

Is there room for a Christmas miracle on Serenity Hill? When snowflakes fall and the sleigh bells ring, can Drew and Charlea find a second chance for their own happily ever after?

Season of Change is the first book in the Serenity Hill series.

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  1. Two stories of people facing times of major change in their lives. Whether caused by actions of our own or forced by others, they must find the courage and faith to face and deal with these new challenges. Thank you for participating in the giveaway. Stay safe and healthy.

  2. I love Cathe's books and I am super excited to read more!

  3. I enjoy Cathy’s writing style. It makes me smile!

  4. Baggage Claim sounds like a great romantic suspense, one of my favorite types of book.

  5. Baggage Claim would be a real treasure to enjoy. Sounds memorable and beautiful.

  6. Because I like genealogy, and I like hippies, haha. It's perfect. Mainly, I think Season of Change interests me most.


  7. Baggage Claim intrigues me. I love learning about family history and uncovering skeletons in the closets.

  8. It takes place in the UP! :) I love the mystery aspect.


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