Valentine's Day

Hi Friends, Happy Valentine’s Week! I hope you are making fun plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with family and friends! I know you love to read . . . so I’ve invited four amazing authors with wonderful new books to join me for a special Valentine’s Giveaway!  Let me tell you about them, and then how to enter our special giveaway.

Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons from history. Her stories reveal how people break the chains that bind them and triumph over adversity through faith. She is the four-time Christy Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels Night Bird Calling, The Medallion, (winner of the 2020 Christy Award), Until We Find Home, Secrets She Kept, and several others novels. When not traveling to historic sites for research, she and her husband, Dan, divide their time between Northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren. Visit her website at and on Instagram and Facebook

Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of When Twilight Breaks, The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us, as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale, and Wings of Glory series. A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers’ groups. Sarah serves as Co-Director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Visit Sarah at, on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Melanie Dobson Writing fiction is Melanie Dobson’s excuse to explore abandoned houses, travel to unique places, and spend hours reading old books and journals. The award-winning author of more than twenty novels, Melanie enjoys stitching together both time-slip and historical stories including The Curator’s Daughter, Memories of Glass, Hidden Among the Stars, Catching the Wind, and the Legacy of Love novels. Five of her novels have received a Carol Award for historical fiction, and Catching the Wind’s audiobook won the 2018 Audie for Best Inspirational Novel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, live Portland, Oregon, and they love to travel and hike in both the mountains and the cliffs above the Pacific. Visit Melanie’s website:, or at Facebook, or Twitter.

Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. Her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, was a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Her latest dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott’s life. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. Connect with Heidi online at her website:, or on Facebook or instagram.

Carrie Turansky is the author of more than twenty inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Holt Medallion. She loves traveling to England to research her Edwardian novels including No Journey Too Far, No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, Shine Like the Dawn, and The Highland Hall series. Her novels have received stared reviews from and Library Journal. They have been translated into several languages and enjoyed by readers around the world. Connect with Carrie at her website:, and on Facebook, and Instagram.

To enter our Valentine’s Day Giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You will need to copy and paste the links for each option. One winner will be chosen at random on February 15 to win paperback or hardback copies of all five books. This contest is open to US and International readers. Thank you for being a faithful reading friend! Do you have a friend who loves to read historical novels? Please forward this giveaway and share the love!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading,


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  1. Nancy Brown
    Nancy Brown says:

    My favorite time periods for the setting of a novel are 3: One is the 1700’s, the other is the 1800’s, I also like some WW2 novels.

    Romans 10: 9-13

  2. Angela Johnson
    Angela Johnson says:

    My favorite historical time is anything because I really like history… but I read more World War II and before.

  3. Mary Beth Handley
    Mary Beth Handley says:

    World War 2 is probably my favorite time period for historical fiction. But I love learning from other eras as well. Love historical fiction! Thanks for this opportunity!

  4. Winnie Thomas
    Winnie Thomas says:

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre–especially if it has some romance thrown in! I’m open to most any era.

  5. Julie Jobe
    Julie Jobe says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite! Honestly, it all kind of depends on my mood. Sometimes I’m in the mood for contemporary. Other times, I want regency time frame, medieval, 1700’s 1800’s, early 1900’s. So, I guess my favorite is whatever I’m in the mood for at the time.

  6. Terrill Rosado
    Terrill Rosado says:

    Although I enjoy many, one my top favorite time periods to read in fiction is the Depression Era. I was really close to my grandmother who got married and began raising her children during the Depression. It has a sentimental element to it.

  7. Mary
    Mary says:

    I love, love, love historical romance! And I especially love all the
    godly life lessons I learn from the characters.

  8. Debrah Nash
    Debrah Nash says:

    i have come to love all Historical Fiction from the 1700’s to the Second World War. The idea of seeing in my mind the words that have been written.

  9. LD
    LD says:

    This is a tough question!!! I really like so many eras/time periods! I honestly can’t choose. I enjoy reading a vast range of books and feel I have so much to learn. I do love fiction that tells me more about history though. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into writing accurate(ish) historical fiction!

  10. Arletta
    Arletta says:

    I’ve been alternating between Regency romance and contemporary romance recently. I also do love WWII fiction. It’s nice to have so many options – something for everyone!

  11. Teri DiVincenzo
    Teri DiVincenzo says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity! I’ve never met a historical period I didn’t like, but the 1890s or WWII are my favorite.

  12. Narita
    Narita says:

    Oh my!!! What an amazing giveaway. This would be wonderful to snuggle up in a chair with a blanket and cocoa and shut the cold weather out!

  13. Linda Rodgers
    Linda Rodgers says:

    I love reading historical fiction during the 1800’s or early 1900’s and during the time of Jesus.

  14. Alondra
    Alondra says:

    I especially enjoy stories that take place during WWII, featuring what people suffered under the Nazis and those who hid Jews. God bless all of you.

  15. Anya May
    Anya May says:

    I love historical fiction. Especially WWI or WWII era. I also love split time novels. I especially love historical fiction when I know there has been a lot of great research done so that I can actually learn something new.

  16. Sophia
    Sophia says:

    I love reading all time periods! It’s the history that fascinates me 👀 I have a soft spot for WW2 novels and anything that involves well… history! haha

  17. Venetia
    Venetia says:

    I enjoy most subgenres of historical fiction, actually, so I can’t choose one favorite. I get lost in whatever suits me at the time! I love reading mid-19th century midwestern prairie books, Mail Order Bride books, Amish fiction, Regency Period books, those with Victorian Era settings, European WWII stories, ones about the 1950’s, the 1980’s … oh so many … the variety never stops!! That’s what keeps everything fresh and new and keeps my quest for learning alive!!! Boy can you learn a lot too, what with all the carefully-researched facts and details provided by the authors behind this genre! It’s definitely the way to go if you want to keep what I call your “smart spot” stocked up!! 😜

  18. Sheila Moore
    Sheila Moore says:

    I love history but My absolute favorite is the Civil War or Revolutionary War.
    Thank you for writing such inspiring stories !

  19. Mary
    Mary says:

    I really enjoy reading about any time period in historical fiction. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Elma Mclucas
    Elma Mclucas says:

    My favorite is Historical Fiction
    1800 , especially Regency .
    And love Spit time novels.Thank you for this giveaway.
    Happy Valentines Day.

  21. Trixi
    Trixi says:

    My favorite time period is Regency but I like anything between mid 1800’s to early 1900’s (before 1920).

    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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