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Monday, November 30, 2009

Blog Tour - Tricia Goyer, Ocieanna Fleiss and Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie Montana


TRICIA GOYER is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.

OCIEANNA FLEISS is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer's historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook!


The authors, Tricia and Ocieanna, have put together one humdinger of a contest for this blog tour! Enter the Fall in Love With Lonesome Prairie Contest and WIN a perty Montana Gift Basket!

To enter, simply fill out the entry form ( ), (then tell 5 or more friends about the contest)! The winner will be announced December 14th, just in time for an old-fashioned Montana Christmas. Giddy-up!

The Winner of our ‘Fall in Love with Lonesome Prairie’ giveaway will receive a fantastic Montana Gift Basket, including:

*Winter fleece throw

*Huckleberry chocolate bar

*Paula Dean candle

*Burt’s Bees gift set

*Wild Huckleberry taffy

*Montana stationary notebook

*Montana greeting card set

*Montana ball cap

*Montana apron

*Montana refrigerator magnet

*Charlie Russell 2010 Montana Calendar

Enter for your chance to win at the link above.

by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
Published by Summerside Press


In 1890, Julia Cavanaugh travels west from New York City to unite orphans in her care with new families.
Imagine her horror when she discovers that she's to be "delivered," too--as bride to an uncouth miner! But with no return fare, Julia's options are bleak.

What does God have planned for her on the lonesome prairies of Montana?

Read an excerpt here.

Readers, buy your copy of Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie Montana today!


I was pulled in from the start with this book. Not only did the back cover copy intrigue me with the concept of a woman traveling west on an orphan train, but the barren Montana setting and the rich cast of characters only added to the depth to be found within this novel. The pairing of Tricia with Ocieanna, who's edited several of Tricia's novels, is a true winning combination of writing skill and talent. If you love a western setting, you're going to love this newest release from the Love Finds You line of books from Summerside Press.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Tricia Goyer

1. If your hero/heroine were an ice cream flavor, what would he/she be and why?

Julia would be homemade peach. She's sweet and simple!

2. Are there any themes in Wild West Christmas that you hope the reader sees? Are there any themes that weren't overt but developed as the stories progressed?

The theme that God is our true home is a strong theme. I believe this is a theme that has been strong in our family, too. God called us to Montana in 1995--away from our family and friends. He has done wonderful things for us here and we've never regretted it!

3. When is your next book coming out and what is the story?

My next book comes out February 2009 ... All Things Hidden. It's part of Guidepost's Home to Heather Creek Series.

The past is brought to light...

Charlotte is cleaning out the basement of Bedford Community Church when she comes across a tattered and yellowed newspaper article. The clipping, published more than a century ago, implicates her great-great-grandfather in the loss of funds intended to help finish building the church. Charlotte has heard stories about the incident through the years, but now it seems the past has come back to haunt her. Is it just her imagination or are people treating her differently now that they think she’s descended from a crook? Will Charlotte be able to clear her family’s name once and for all?

Meanwhile, Sam is spending time with a new girl in town—and is keeping secrets from his grandparents about where they go. Christopher is trying to get an article published in the local paper, and Emily reluctantly partners with a foreign exchange student on a class project and eventually comes to see that they’re not that different after all. As old secrets are brought to light, the whole family is reminded that the truth is often more complicated than it seems.

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Thank you, Tricia, for being in the spotlight with us.

Readers, leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE copy of Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie Montana.

Make sure you also leave your email address (name at domainname You won't be entered in the drawing without it. If you wish to comment but don't want to be entered, say so when you post.

And if you want to make certain you don't miss anything, check the box that says 'email follow-up comments to:' when you leave a comment and they'll be sent to the email address associated with your blogging account. That way you'll be notified of any comments and will know when the winners are announced each time.

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


Casey said...

I would LOVE to read this book. It looks so good!


Cherie J said...

Great spotlight. Would love to read this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!


Merry said...

I'm hearing rave reviews about Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, MT. Please include me in the drawing, thanks!


Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Oh sign me up for this one! Tricia is a new favorite author of mine, I loved The Swiss Courier! I'm so excited that she's collaborating with Ocieanna for the Love Finds You series!

xoxo~ Renee

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.....would love to read this one! Thanks!

Giveaway Lady said...

OO!! Would love to read this one!! Please enter me. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds neat! Thanks for the chance at winning it. Lori L.

Sylvia M. said...

Oh, yes, I'd like to win this book. It sounds interesting.


I thought I already signed up for this, but I don't see my comment so I must not have.

Michelle said...

I would LOVE to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!!

scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Carole said...

Thank you for keeping us entertained and inspired with such good Christian fiction, ladies! I'm eager to try the LFY series and appreciate the chance to win a copy of this book.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you so much for having me on this site! I'm so thrilled you're all so excited about the book! It's in Walmart, too! :)

Blessings to all of you!

SuperMom said...

I'd love to be entered!

ladyverlina AT yahoo (DOT) com

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

We have a winner from this drawing and that is:


Congratulations! I have emailed you for your information so we can send out your book.

As always, thanks to everyone for your continued support.