Monday, November 24, 2008

Beloved Captive by Kathleen Y'Barbo

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Beloved Captive

Barbour Publishing, Inc (November 1, 2008)


Kathleen Y’Barbo


There’s never a dull moment in the Y’Barbo household! From hockey and cheer mom to publicist to bestselling author, Kathleen Y’Barbo somehow manages to do it all - and well. While wearing her publicist’s hat, Kathleen has secured interviews with radio, television, and print media for clients at NavPress, Hatchette, Integrity, Barbour Publishing, and Broadman & Holman, to name a few. She also brings her own unique blend of Southern charm and witty prose to the more than 350,000 award-winning novels and novellas currently in print. Her novels have been nominated for American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006; and 2007 will see the release of her 25th book.

Kathleen is a tenth-generation Texan and a mother of three grown sons and a teenage daughter. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Kathleen is a former treasurer for the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a member of the Author’s Guild, Inspirational Writers Alive, Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, and the Fellowship of Christian Authors. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, and her kids think she’s a pretty cool mom, too…most of the time, anyway.

The first book in this series is Beloved Castaway.


In this sequel to Beloved Castaway, Emilie Gayarre is learning to accept her mixed race heritage while finding fulfillment in teaching children of the key. There is no denying the attraction between Emilie and the handsome young naval commander, Caleb Spencer, who is shadowed by his own flock of secrets. But if her heritage is found out, even greater things than his career are at risk. Enjoy this historical romance full of risk and redemption.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Beloved Captive, go HERE.

My review: I can't review Beloved Captive because it's still on my TBR pile. I did have the pleasure of reading Beloved Castaway, the first book in the Fairweather Keys Series, so I can't wait to read book two. Kathleen Y'Barbo is one of the most talented authors in her field. Her writing pulls you into her beautifully described settings and into the lives of her multi-faceted characters. Having read several of Kathleen's novels, I feel qualified to highly recommend Beloved Captive.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Come join me tomorrow (11/24) on Romance Writer's on the Journey, hosted by Keli Gwyn. Keli hit me with challenging but fun interview questions that I think you'll enjoy, and we'll be giving away an autographed copy of Diamond Duo.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Recap of Books Alive!

Recently, I accepted an invitation from the remarkable Kathy L. Patrick to attend Books Alive, her annual book festival in Jefferson, Texas. Kathy is the proprietress extraordinaire of Beauty and the Book, a combination beauty salon/bookstore in Jefferson. She’s the author of The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life and the founder of the infamous Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club “where tiaras are mandatory and reading good books is the RULE!”

Kathy claims to love books and their authors—and brother she’s not kidding. I’ve never met a stronger advocate for literacy or a bigger supporter of the writing profession. Her passion has served her well. She rubs shoulders with best-selling authors and does guest spots on Oprah and Good Morning America.

I had a great time at Books Alive! and I hope Kathy will invite me back next year. I'll be her guest for Jefferson's Candlelight Tour of Homes in December (check the calendar of events in the sidebar for details).

I’ve posted pictures of the talented authors featured this year at Books Alive!

Left to right: Kathy Patrick, Heather R. Lee with her daughter and writing partner Carmen, Kathy Whitehead, Kitty Chappell, lil' old me, Deeanne Gist, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, and Suzanne McLennan:

Dinner with Kathy Patrick, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, and Kathy Whitehead at Lamache's Italian Restaurant inside the historic Jefferson Hotel:

I'll try to post a few more pictures this week.

My Bookshelf

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