Monday, June 24, 2013

Meet Donna B. Snow & A Piece of Heaven Giveaway!

Donna B. Snow is a fellow author at Pelican Book Group who truly shines a light within our family of scribes. She's a delight, so is it any wonder her latest release, A Piece of Heaven, has captured my heart? Let's get to know this gifted author!



I was born and raised in New England and although I've seen much of the country, this is the area I will always call home. I love the change of seasons and the beauty each one brings. There is no place quite like it.

I've been married over 20 years and we have one teenage daughter who will be going to college next year. I am an active member in my church,  a member of the choir (along with my daughter), and I write not just stories, but  music as well. Perhaps some of that will be published someday, too.

I love, love, love New England, Donna - what a blessing to be able to call that area of the country your home base!

Now, let's take a peek at A Piece of Heaven! Donna has graciously agreed to award a PDF copy of this wonderful romance to a lucky commenter, so share the love and tell us about your "piece of heaven!" Where do you go to find God, inspiration, rejuvenation?


BLURB:

Trina Wembly dreamt of owning a Christian coffee house for years –a Godly place where people could enjoy a good meal, and entertainment that wasn’t offensive. A Piece of Heaven is that dream.

Jared Larou, the construction foreman who helps design and build the coffee house, is a wounded soul with a soft heart. 

Once the coffee house opens, Trina and her partner, Laura, work day and night. From coffee in the morning, to gourmet dinners in the evenings, it’s a heavy load. Plus Trina performs most nights as the entertainer at the coffee house.

Trina longs to be more than just friends with Jared, she just hopes that’s what God wants for her too.

EXCERPT:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.—Proverbs 3:5

Trina Wembly stared at the name painted on the frosted glass, Dared Construction & Design. This was it, the start of her dream. She took a deep breath and pulled the door open. She hoped everything she’d heard about them was true.
She tugged at her gypsy skirt, smoothed a hand along the soft cotton, and then wrapped the other hand around her leather shoulder bag. Heart pounding, she stepped inside.
Classy, but understated. The reception area was a contrast of styles: elegant, not ostentatious; a bit eclectic, but well blended. She eased her grip as she absorbed the warm atmosphere the company had created. 
Framed prints hung on the walls, one by M.C. Escher. She recognized her favorite—Convex and Concave. Others she didn’t recognize with certainty, but would have guessed—Monet and Van Gogh, to name a couple. Intermixed with them were pictures of construction sites, some works in progress, some after completion. All Dared sites. All wonderful pieces of architecture that added to the environment they were in.
From cottage style, to country, to contemporary with a Mediterranean flair—color and texture and style surrounded her. Oh yeah, they could help her create the atmosphere she wanted in A Piece of Heaven, turn her dream into something real. Still, would they be able to get her vision from her simple drawings?

Marianne's Review:

For me, and for so many who love the uplift and hope to be found in well-written Christian romance, there’s nothing quite like a prodigal story to stir the fires of faith. In the pages of A Piece of Heaven, I found just such a treat. With a wonderful mix of heart and emotion, Donna B. Snow’s novella showed me the beautiful mix of two people who were meant to be together—if they can move forward from a painful past.
When Jared Larou meets the spirited, dream-chasing Trina Wembly, he’s battling heavy duty demons. Jared is a former believer, helping Trina design and construct a coffee shop where she will also headline as a singer. He’s drawn to the charming entertainer who provides acoustic-style Christian music for her customers each night. Trina is just what Jared needs—compassionate and caring, thoughtful and tender—but is he ready for a relationship with her? Is he ready to even attempt reconciliation with God?
Snow uses strong emotion and lovely setting details to draw you in and keep you turning the pages until you find out. A Piece of Heaven is a wonderful story about the way God chases us, and blesses us with love and fresh hope, even when we don’t think we deserve it.

Purchase Links:    PELICAN BOOK GROUP   AMAZON     B&N    CHRISTIAN BOOK

Donna's Blog: http://donnabsnow.blogspot.com/

Happy reading everyone and get to commenting so you can WIN!! 

14 comments:

  1. Good luck to the commenters, and please do enjoy this book - it's a treasure!! :-)

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  2. Awesome excerpt, Donna. And I love, love, love New England, too. Our two weeks there leaf-peeping just wasn't enough. But...I'm grateful to God that I got to go! Best of luck with the book. I love the idea that God chaces us, Marianne.

    Love to you both...

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    1. Love to you as well, sweetie!!! I love the idea of God chasing us as well, Tanya--there's comfort in that truth, isn't there? God bless you!!! xo <3

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    2. Thank you, Tanya! I love to hear how other people enjoy the beauty here!

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  3. I've been to New England with some friends for a few weeks . It was beautiful and seem such a short time to be there. I'm a southern girl. Even have the southern drawl if you talk to me. North Louisiana is my home. They say there's no place like home. Your book sounds great. Would love to win it. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Isn't New England lovely, Barbara? Especially in autumn I can't imagine a more lovely place to be--with all those vibrant colors blooming! You're sure to enjoy Donna's book - good luck in the drawing!!

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    2. Good luck to you, Barbara! I've only been to the southern tip of Louisiana although my mom has a house down there I've yet to see...someday!

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  4. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance with the giveaway. I think God is anywhere. I think I talk more to him in the quiet of my room. Little one on one. I live in northern Indiana.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. I love northern Indiana, Diana! We have lots of family sprinkled throughout northern and southern Indiana. :-) Good luck in the drawing, and I'm so glad you stopped by!! <3

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Diana. Indiana is still on my list of states to visit - closest I got was Oregon. God bless!

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  5. Never had the opportunity to visit New England, but sure would love to. Hey, Donna, I'll trade you a week at Heart's Haven for a week in your spare bedroom... lol

    Currently reading A Piece of Heaven in between painting walls, moving and unpacking, trying to churn out two novels, and just breathing. Thank God for stories like this - they work better than Calgon! :)

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    1. LOL Sounds like a fair swap to me! Delia if you ever make it this way you can count on me having room for you!

      Glad you're enjoying the story! I know what you mean about escaping into a good story...yours do that for me, too!

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  6. Just wanted to let everyone know that Diana won the free copy of A Piece of Heaven. Thank you all for stopping by!

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