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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Spotlight on Angela Benson and The Amen Sisters

Though Angela Benson began writing fiction in Miss Milizo's fifth grade English class, her first book was not published until 1994, more than twenty-five years later! Since then, Angela has published nine novels, one novella, and a nonfiction writing book. Her books have appeared on national, regional and local bestseller lists, and she has won several writing awards, including Best Multicultural Romance from Romantic Times magazine, and Best Contemporary Ethnic Romance from Affaire de Coeur magazine. She was a finalist for the 2000 Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in Multicultural Romance.

Angela made a career move to Christian fiction in 2000 with the publication of Awakening Mercy, the first book in her Genesis House series from Tyndale House Publishers. Awakening Mercy was a finalist for both the RITA Award given by Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction. The second book in the Genesis House series, Abiding Hope, was published in September 2001. Abiding Hope was awarded the Emma Award for Best Inspirational Romance presented by the Romance Slam Jam. The third book and final book of the series, Enduring Love, is not yet scheduled.

Angela's tenth novel, Up Pops the Devil, will be published by HarperCollins in September 2008.

by Angela Benson
Published by WalkWorthy Press



After witnessing the suicide of a church sister, Minister Francine Amen is disgusted with herself for turning against the young woman and refusing to accept her claim of abuse by their pastor. Now, after a short stay in a psychiatric hospital, Francine is trying to pull her life and her ministry back together. But first she must face all of the people she has hurt so deeply—including her younger sister, Dawn. But can Dawn trust her? Francine used to date Dawn's husband, Sly—who now seems just a little too interested in Francine's recovery. As far as Dawn is concerned, Sly would be better off spending his time making amends to her for his own sins.

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Thanks, Angela, for being in the spotlight and starting off 2008 with us.

Readers, leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE copy of The Amen Sisters. If you don't wish to be entered, say so when you post. Make sure you also leave your email address (name at domainname or that it's available for viewing in your blogger profile, since many of you don't return to check the winner notification. Wouldn't want you to miss out on winning a book. :)

This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.


Angela Benson said...

Thanks so much, Amber, for hosting me today. I hope your new year started with much less of a bang than mine. I'm feeling overwhelmed already. Maybe it's just that beginning of the semester rush. How's the new year starting for you and your blog friends?

Cheryl said...

Thanks for hosting Angela today, Amber. Let me tell you, the response to Angela's tour has been amazing. It was over on December 31st and she's still touring to fit it all in.

Angela, "The Amen Sisters" sounds like a powerful story. I've got about 3 more books to review and then I am diving in.

Best of luck to both of you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Cheryl M.

windycindy said...

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book! Please enter me in your fabulous book giveaway. Thanks,Cindi

Kim said...

I have heard a great deal about this book - all of it great! Please enter me for the drawing!

kimfurd at hotmail dot com

Brandi V said...

I have wanted to read this book. Please enter me.

Angela Benson said...

thanks again for hosting me, amber. Cindy,Kim and Brandi, I wish you the best in winning the book.


Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

You're quite welcome, Angela...and Cheryl. Glad you could be a part. It's been fun. Readers, check back on the 16th to see if you've won! New spotlight that day too!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Just a smidgeon late with announcing the winner. Had a landfall of stuff hit this week, but all's well again.

Congratulations to Cindi! Your name was drawn from the 3 entries, and you've won a FREE copy of Angela's book.

I've emailed you for your mailing address so Angela can send out your book.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support. TWO new spotlights up this week. Take a look.