Monday, January 9, 2017

Jen Turano & Christine Meunier | New Novel News

At Your Request 
by Jen Turano 

Published: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House
Purchase: At Your Request (FREE)

After her father lost the family's fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she's mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she's newly ashamed at how far she's fallen--and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them--or something more?


Get to know Jen...

What’s your favorite chore?
I absolutely love to vacuum. There’s just something mindless about it that appeals to me.

Would you rather go to the future or to the past?
The past – that way I could visit all the places I write about and see the original homes of the Astors, Vanderbilts, McAllisters, and everyone else who was a part of the New York Four-Hundred.

What are the names of your pets?
I recently had to say goodbye to my quirky Cattle Dog, Sasha. We named her Sasha because she was a pathetic mess when we adopted her from the animal shelter and my son, who was five at the time, decided she needed a pretty name since she was looking rather grim. She lived a wonderfully full life and died at almost 15 years old. And, while I have made the case it’ll be a very long time until I adopt another dog, I have been thinking that Gertie would be a wonderful name for a dog – which might mean I’ll find myself back at the animal shelter before I know it.

Connect with Jen on her website: http://jenturano.com/

Contagious
by Christine Meunier

Published: December 22, 2016
Publisher: Indie
Purchase: Contagious

Not everything that can be caught by another person is a bad thing. As Jacqui, Geordie and Hannah learn about managing the health of their horses and avoiding contagious germs, they learn that their attitudes can be contagious, too.

When Captain and Jaq fall ill, Jacqui questions what else she can do instead of riding. The timing couldn’t be worse – she needs to practice for her upcoming dressage test.

Unexpectedly finding herself spending time with Jared, Jacqui is surprised when he declares he wants to learn to ride. And he wants her to teach him. Should she say yes?

Get to know Christine...

Favorite season?
I love spring! Plenty of flowers, new growth, baby animals, sunshine and lots of time to be outdoors!

If your main characters were animals, what would they be?
Jacqui is a very sensitive but hard working character. I would say that she is like an Australian pony. Geordie is extremely excitable and changes her tune often, like a young pup. Hannah on the other hand is quite competitive and can be moody; she is like a racehorse.

What are you reading right now?
The Bible, A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino and the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.

Connect with Christine:
http://www.freereinseries.com/ - a horse series that focuses on the Christian faith for 8 – 12 year olds.  http://www.facebook.com/FreeReinSeries - Free Rein on Facebook
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Meunier/e/B00D5SE2FS/ - my Amazon page where Contagious is available for sale.


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