Saturday, November 3, 2012

ACRBA Tour Return to Bargula by Mary Hawkins

5 - 9 November


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(Ark house March 2008)


About the Author:


Mary Hawkins is a best-selling inspirational romance author with other 825,000 romance books in print. During the first few years of being published she also had five medical romance novels released by Harlequin Mills & Boon before concentrating on inspirationals for Barbour Publishing (Ohio). Return to Baragula is her first single title and the first released by an Australia publisher.

Mary was a Queensland farmer's daughter, became a registered nurse and has a graduate diploma from a Sydney Bible College where she met her husband. Ray is a retired minister who is also a published author. They enjoyed ministries in Australia, three short term mission trips to Africa and two years at a church in England before settling in beautiful Tasmania. They have three adult children and are now proud grandparents. Mary is a member of several writing organisations including American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers America, their Faith Hope Love chapter and Australian Omega Writers. She enjoys speaking appointments and writing workshops where she can share the journey she has been walking for many years with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

www.mary-hawkins.com

Book Description:


Return To Baragula
Over the years Emily Parker's actions as a teenager have impacted not only her own life, but the lives of many different people.

Now, six years later, she returns reluctantly to her home town of Baragula only to discover the man at the heart of those actions, Matthew Davidson, is the community's respected doctor.

While Emily's faith is now severely weakened by all that has happened, Matthew's life has completely turned around since he committed his life to Christ. His personal relationship with God is tested when he discovers how his behaviour when a non-believer hurt so many, especially Emily, and feels responsible for her hardness of heart towards the Lord.

Disease attacks the community while danger from another source threatens Emily and her family. Through it all, will Matthew and Emily's faith be strong enough to forgive each other and put the past behind them?
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While Emily's faith is now severely weakened by all that has happened, Matthew's life has completely turned around since he committed his life to Christ. His personal relationship with God is tested when he discovers how his behaviour when a non-believer hurt so many, especially Emily, and feels responsible for her hardness of heart towards the Lord.

Disease attacks the community while danger from another source threatens Emily and her family. Through it all, will Matthew and Emily's faith be strong enough to forgive each other and put the past behind them?</span></div>

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List of bloggers 

Amanda at Romancing the Rock
Beth at Beth's Thoughts
Jenny  at Come Meet Ausjenny
Michelle  at Michelle Dennis Evans
Narelle  at 30 Minute Bible Studies
Paula Vince at It Just Occurred to Me
Rose  at Rose Dee - Author
Shirley  at Writing to Inspire

Please leave a comment when you post the information and your review with a link to your review. If you are not listed we would still appreciate you posting the html for the tour and just leave a link with your post.




18 comments:

  1. I've scheduled it for Wednesday. :)

    I've seen the email regarding January's promo, but I must have missed December. Can you email me?

    Thanks. :)

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  2. Scheduled for Monday!
    I had a bit of a struggle getting the html box to scroll as I highlighted the information to copy and paste on my blog. It kept wanting to highlight the whole blog page instead of what was in the box.

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  3. Will schedule it for Tuesday. That gives us three days in a row so far. :-)

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  4. I'm also scheduled for Wednesday (but could change it to Friday if people prefer)

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  5. Iola any day is fine. I hope to have mine up Tuesday.

    Beth I understand about the scrolling box need to find the right way to get it to work better. Still learning.

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  6. My post is scheduled for Tuesday :)

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  7. My post is scheduled for Tuesday at http://www.shirleycorder.com/ViewArticle.asp?661. I've also put it up on Amazon.com and Goodreads - but couldn't see how to schedule it, so I've posted them now although they still need to be approved.

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  8. I've just posted my blog. Sorry, I should have check in earlier. I would have had it up yesterday if I'd know there would be so many posting today.
    Happy Bloggy touring ;)
    (ps.. and chance we can take the code off the comments? I can never get them right - takes me 3 or 4 goes)

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  9. Michelle will look into the code it shouldn't be there. I hate them too.
    I am now posting Thursday not today so one less there.

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  10. I loved this book! So glad I had the chance to grab it my post is here: http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/acrba-tour-return-to-baragula-by-mary-hawkins/

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  11. Here is the link to my post: http://30minutebiblestudies.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/acrba-tour-return-to-baragula-by-mary-hawkins/

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  12. My name isn't on the list of bloggers. Is there someting I forgot to have responded to? I've received all the emails and intended to have this one up tomorrow or Thursday.

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  13. no you didn't do anything wrong I just listed the ones who requested or mentioned they would be posting. but will add you.

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  14. Well, I've just had a go at posting the ACRBA info on my blog. I had a real oproblem trying to highlight only the code as everything on the post went blue so when I copied and pasted had to delete a heap of stuff. just hope i've done it properly.
    And thank you all so very much for going to all this trouble.

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  15. HI Mary I know its a problem hopefully by next time I will have it worked out. not sure how to do it yet. if you put your curser in the box you can just use the left mouse can hold and scroll it will hightlight the box. its a pain but I will work it out eventually.

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  16. My review is up at http://ausjenny.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. Phew, just checked all the blogs and am so thrilled and encouraged by the exposure given my book on this blog alliance. A huge thank you once again to Jenny and Narelle for their initiative and expertise to start this. I can see it growing more and more and thus providing really great opportunities of making many more readers aware of our Aussie books.

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