Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Latest Free Read at White Rose Publishing

What is it about your childhood that captures your imagination? For me, it’s been a small bay town called Barnegat. Why? Well, growing up, my mom told me about my great-aunt, who lived in Barnegat, NJ. She had a dream where a huge wave came and swallowed up their home situated right on the coast of the bay.

But the dream didn’t stop there. For many nights in a row, she had the same dream. After sharing her nightmare with my great-uncle, would you believe he put their home up on the market? The day they moved out, a rare hurricane hit the NJ coast, and their beautiful home was taken into the bay. When this happened, my aunt insisted that God had given her that dream to protect them from the harm that would have befallen them.

In my latest "free read" release, Finder’s Keepers, you won’t find my great-aunts story-- or even a house-- but you will find yourselves in current day BARNEGAT . (The photos above are the actual lighthouse that my parents took for me when I told them about my idea for this story.)

I also learned this week that Cindy Green will soon be releasing a
short historical Western Inspy with White Rose over the July 4th weekend. This is a FREE READ as well.

Here is the blurb:
Second Chances
Ellie Westin has waited two years for cowhand Joe Cameron to make her his wife. When he returns from the latest cattle drive, he finds her engaged to another man and about ready to join a wagon train to the Nevada silver mines…unless God gives him a second chance to right his wrongs and ask her the question she’s been waiting so long to hear.
I hope you all get the chance to enjoy these short stories.


Delia Latham said...

Both stories sound sooo good! Oh, for a little reading time...

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Great story JoAnn! God does work in mysterious ways. Looking forward to reading your free story, too.

Marianne Evans said...

JoAnn, your story is wonderful - I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I know Cindy's will be excellent as well. Can't wait! I love the idea of revisiting beloved spots from our childhood. For me, it's in Northern Michigan - Lake Avalon, toward the tip of the mitten, and it's simply gorgeous. And, yes, when the Woodland series is complete, my next book will be set there!! :-) Thanks for a great post, as always!

JoAnn said...

Thanks for your comments, ladies.

Marianne, I don't know much about Lake Avalon, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

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Tanya Hanson said...

Definitely downloading this, JoAnn. I love lighthouses. We just visited Pt. Arena in Northern California and I climbed all the way to the top. Whew.

Myf avorite childhood vacation spot is the High Sierras. Oh, the memories.