I had the pleasure of spending some time with Tammy Alexander last week in Dallas and hosted her workshop on Dissecting a Novel. That's Tammy standing between authors Deb Raney and Brandilyn Collins. Then, this morning I find out that CFBA is featuring two books this week and Tammy's is one of them. Back when I first met Tammy, she was unpublished and living in Colorado. In 2004, she coordinated the ACFW conference that was held in Denver. Coming from a business background, the job seemed tailor-made for her and she did a fantastic job. As you can imagine, coordinating conferences takes a lot of time--time away from writing. So after that conference, Tammy got busy and devoted all her time to writing. The end result was a three-book contract with Bethany. Remembered is the third book in this wildly popular series.
Here's the official blurb on the author:
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Alexander’s books have won multiple awards, including Romance Writers of America’s 2007 RITA® for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2007 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, 2007 Bookseller’s Best, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction of 2006.
Her books have received acclaim from Library Journal, True West Magazine and Historical Novels Review, and Rekindled debuted on the CBA fiction bestseller list. She has a professional background in business management and conference coordination. A leader of women's ministries for over twelve years, she is currently active in music ministry, facilitating small groups, and mentoring other women. A graduate of Harding University, Tamera currently lives with her husband and their two college-age children in Nashville, TN.
Her other two books in the Fountain Creek Chronicles are Rekindled (Book 1) and Revealed (Book 2)To celebrate the release of Remembered, as well as the 3-volume boxed set of Fountain Creek Chronicles (Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered), Tamera is currently giving away boxed sets in a contest on her website. Check out the contest at http://www.tameraalexander.com/ .
From a Distance, the first book in Tamera’s next historical series (Timber Ridge Reflections) releases in spring 2008.
Though loss is often marked in a single moment, letting go of someone you love can take a lifetime...The threat of war--and a final request--send Véronique Girard from France to a distant and uninviting country. In the Colorado Territory, she searches for the man who has held her heart since childhood--her father. Pierre Girard left Paris for the Americas to seek his fortune in fur trading, vowing to send for his wife and daughter. But twenty-five years have passed and his vow remains unfulfilled. Sifting through shards of broken promises, Véronique embarks on a dangerous search for a man she scarcely remembers.His grief finally healed, Jack Brennan is moving on with life. After years of guiding families west, he is now working as a freighter to the mining towns surrounding Willow Springs. What he doesn't count on is an unexpected traveling companion on his trips up into the mountains, and how one woman's search will cause havoc with his plans... and his life.
"Alexander again delivers a most amazing story. The characters are more than
words on the page; they become real people. Though there are French words
sprinkled throughout the story, they enhance the emotions rather than distract
the reader." --Romantic Times
"...a rich historical romance by possibly the best new writer in this
subgenre." --Library Journal
"Alexander has done it again with Remembered, third in the FOUNTAIN CREEK
CHRONICLES. She's fashioned characters that are as rich and deep as the
mountains and valleys they explore throughout the pages, coloring the story as
adeptly as the heroine does her canvas. I was drawn immediately into the
ages-old heartaches of both of the main characters, understanding at once
Veronique's reticence to make a place for herself in the unknown wilds of
America and Jack's uncompromising love for this land that he’s cut a swath
through time and again. They both have a series of mountains to overcome in the
search for Veronique’s father, but I enjoyed watching their faith and
appreciation grow with each turn of the page. And woven adeptly through it all
is the encompassing truth of the Lord's sovereignty—that sometimes He takes
away, and sometimes He gives us what we need, not what we're looking for.
Anyone's who's read the other Fountain Creek books won't want to miss this
one, but it easily stands alone. The characters will take you by the hand and
lead you heart-first into their stories, and by the time they release you at the
end, you'll feel as though you've taken up residence just across the Creek from
them, as surely as they have in your heart." --Roseanna White,
"Remembered, the third book in the FOUNTAIN CREEK CHRONICLES, takes us back to Willow Creek and revisits beloved characters from the previous two books in the series, Rekindled and Revealed. Tamera Alexander has the remarkable ability to create places, and characters who endear themselves to us, even those just
briefly mentioned. If I had lived in the late 1800s, I would love to have met
these people and would surely have been inspired by the way they lived out their
faith. Remembered is a delightful read, well-researched and well-written. I
expect to see great things from this author in the future." --Lindsey
I APOLOGIZE FOR THE GOOFY FORMAT OF THE REVIEWS. BLOGGER IS GIVING ME FITS. IT LOOKS GREAT ON THE SCREEN UNTIL I POST.
"Remembered is an absolutely wonderful continuation of the FOUNTAIN CREEK CHRONICLES." --Amanda Schafer, armchairinterviews.com
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