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Press Release for the John 3:16 Marketing Network
For Immediate Release
John 3:16 Marketing Network Book Launch
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
by Amanda Stephan
One lonely mother. Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors, and some very yummy apple pie.
When widow Becky Callis moves to a new town, she thought it would be easier to start over in a place where she's not reminded of her dead husband. Her kids, on the other hand, take it as a chance to help their mother start over romantically. The only problem is, there seems to be quite a few eligible bachelors they can choose from.They soon realize it's easier to find someone to like their mother than it is to figure out which man is best for her.
Even though this handsome cowboy is younger than Becky, Scott makes his interest plain and starts courting her almost immediately to the delight of both kids.
Jack and Becky have been friends since childhood. When they're reunited years after their lives have taken very different paths, this lonely preacher begins to wonder if God has brought her back into his life for a reason.
Pearce Morgan is a single parent raising his young daughter when his wife deserts them soon after Emily's birth. Divorced and disillusioned, an unlikely friendship arises between him and Becky when his shy daughter decides she loves Becky and her kids. True love is harder than it looks.
Lonely Hearts, a story of second chances, choices, and yummy apple pie will be released in October through TreasureLine Publishing. Exclusive Apple Pie recipe included!
What Others Are Saying
Lonely Hearts ... tugged at my heart and made me laugh and cry
~ Ursula Gorman, Author of Old Acquaintances
Author Amanda Stephan does it again! She has a wonderful way of weaving faith in the Lord, everyday life, heartache and romance into terrific stories ~ Kelly Hagen, author of Jake & Jesus
Beautifully written story about second chances at love and life. The characters were genuine and seemed real to life. I was captivated at page one of the book, and read it in only one day! I will recommend this book to my friends and family ~ Anastasia@www.artfire.com/users/mattscraftywife
I LOVED this story. From beginning to end it kept me totally enthralled and wondering how it would all work out. Loaded with zippy dialog and great characters made for a fun and very satisfying tale. I felt happy, sad, excited, angry, and frustrated. You know a story is good when it has that effect. The theme running though the story is "things may not always be as they appear." It's a great reminder that man looks on the outside but God looks at the heart. If you enjoy an easy-to-read, fun and entertaining story with a great message, I highly recommend Lonely Hearts.
~ Sherry Kuhn ~ Avid reader and Reviewer
This book will capture your heart and like Becky's kids, your heart will flip-flop as you embrace one bachelor and then the other for Becky. Who will win Becky's heart and how will the others handle her decision? This book is full of hope, anticipation, optimism, faith, and possibilities. If you have lost a love, this book will restore your faith that the possibility of true love has not withered as a flower in the hot summer sun. Amanda will capture your heart from the first page with this delightful story.
~ Theresa Franklin, author of Journey to Fulfillment
You'll find yourself nodding with delight at Becky's courageous reactions, cheering her on and sighing with her during her ups and downs of life. But even in the fresh humor that's sprinkled through her experiences, you'll admire her rare quality to uphold what's important. Although romance wasn't a priority, God's ways usher Becky to unforeseen encounters with what often is inevitable when you trust in God's lead, hold on to your convictions, and are deliciously surprised in the end. ~ Janet Perez Eckles, author of Amazon #1 bestselling,Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta, Judson Press, 2011
Just when I thought I had the story figured out, Ms. Stephan would throw in an unexpected twist, tossing a monkey wrench into her characters' lives--and a rather large monkey wrench near the end of the story. If you like romance, a touch of sweet humor, and characters who face life head-on, this is the perfect book to curl up with!
~ Karin Kaufman, author of The Witch Tree
Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. She resides near Columbia, TN with her husband and children, three cats, one dog, and multiple roosters that roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh, have a good time, and read a good book.
Out of love for her family and God, she finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, and her Slade series was just picked up by TreasureLine Publishing.
If you were to ask her to share one thing about herself that most people don't know, she'd have so many to choose from that she'd probably hesitate for a moment. Not quite a recluse, she's rather camera shy, doesn't like to be in the spotlight, and absolutely LOVES to have her feet tickled. But she would say her most interesting accomplishment is that she laughs like Scooby Doo.
Purchase Lonely Hearts from Amazon.com on Tuesday, November 1st, and you can win a Nook (and many other free egifts). To learn more details, to go to Books by Amanda