This is the third book in Susan May Warren's Noble Legacy series. While it would be helpful to read the first two books (Reclaiming Nick and Taming Rafe), it isn't necessary. Like the other books, this one is so much more than you might expect by looking at the cover. Don't think this is just another light-hearted chick lit book! Susan develops complex characters who deal with real life issues. She weaves romance, intrigue, and social issues in such a way that I find myself praying for the characters! This book is enjoyable to read and it keeps you locked in your seat until you are finished...definitely NOT the book to read if you are having trouble sleeping and you want something to help you nod off!
Susan is a prolific writer (several of her books have been reviewed here), and she's become one of my favorites. Check this book out! Read through the bottom of this post to find info on a fun contest, too.
About the book: When she put her dreams on hold to help run the family ranch, she never imagined they would slip out of sight. Luckily for Stefanie, those dreams are about to come knocking at her door.
Lincoln Cash has gained fame and fortune on the big screen, but a crippling secret leaves him one last chance to make his mark on the movie industry. With dreams of hosting a new film festival, Lincoln intends to remodel a sprawling ranch in eastern Montana to make it the new Hollywood hot spot.
Unfortunately, a house fire threatens his plans. So does opposition from his new neighbor Stefanie Noble, who's not thrilled about his Tinseltown changes. What Lincoln and Stefanie don't know is that the fire won't be the last disaster to threaten Lincoln or his future. Someone is out for revenge... but who? And who is the real target?
Read an excerpt: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/c1_findingStefanie.html
About Susan: Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep’s Clothing, a thriller set in Russia , was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader’s Choice award. A former missionary to Russia , Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota .
Link to buy the book: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1028342&item_no=310190
Link to Susan’s website: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
Link for blog tour schedule: http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/scribbles/2008/07/finding-stefani.html
Contest: Grab your magnifying glass and join me on a Fact-o-Find!
Answer these questions about the bloggers on the tour and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the movie theater of your choice (you know so you can see some of Cash's great movies *G*)! Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ready, get set, giddy-up!
1. Which blogger is adopting a girl from China ?
2. This word 'featherbunkle' is found on which blog?
3. Which blogger is supporting the 'Pickens Plan'?
4. Which blog is "The Cutest Blog on the Block"?
5. Which blogger is a S@HM and also a wife, daughter, sister, friend, nursery director, and woman that is just trying to keep it all together?
6. Which blogger is taking the Southern Reading Challenge?
7. Which blog asks 'How may we serve you'?
8. Which blogger refers to her son as 'super good big guy'?
9. Which blogger is a self-proclaimed 'Starbucks Addict'?
10. Which blogger is a big Trekkie?
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Deborah at A Cup of Joy
Julie at Waves of Grace
Camy at Camy’s Loft
Amy at Amy’s Random Thoughts
Gina at Portrait of a Writer
Lena a Christian Writer’s World
Leticia at My Daily Trek
Laura at Lighthouse Academy
Melissa at Breath of Life
Lori at Laurel Wreath’s
Ronie at Supernatural Craving
Erica at On the Right Path
Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Heather at Fresh Sweet Peas
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Beth at The Writing Road
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Kate at A Simple Walk
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Joy at Five J's
Paula at Grace Reign
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Patty at Girlfriends in God
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Pattie at Fresh Brewed Writer
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AnnMarie at More Than Just A Mom
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Teresa at Joy In the Journey
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