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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pattern for Romance & God's Provision In Tough Times

We welcome two authors this week to Hope Inspired Stories: Carla Gade, presenting her historical romance, Pattern for Romance, and God's Provision in Tough Times in which Cynthia Howerter collaborated with a group of other authors to bring you an inspiring non-fiction collection. It is our hope you will enjoy these books, and discover God's guidance through their hope-filled stories.

Title: Pattern for Romance
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Author: Carla Gade

Honour Metcalf’s quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager’s niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate patterns and she begins to dream of fashioning a wedding quilt of her own. When Honour is falsely accused of thievery and finds herself in a perilous position, merchant tailor Joshua Sutton comes to her aid. As he risks his relationships, reputation, and livelihood to prove her innocence, the two discover a grander plan—a design for love.

Author: Carla Gade

Carla Olson Gade has been imagining stories most her life. Her love for writing and eras gone by turned her attention to writing historical Christian romance. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is represented by agent Chip MacGregor. Carla and her husband share their home in rural Maine where they reside near their two young adult sons and new grandson. To learn more about her, please visit her website or her popular blog

God's Provision in Tough Times is the second book hi-lighted on H.I.S. Stories this week by one of its authors, Cynthia Howerter.

Title: God's Provision in Tough Times
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Author: Cynthia Howerter and Guest Writers

Are you in the midst of tough times? Perhaps you're unemployed, underemployed, or having financial difficulties that leave you feeling hopeless and helpless. Do you question if God is aware of your circumstances? Are you wondering if there is a way out of your situation?

Cynthia Howerter and La-Tan Roland Murphy have both experienced God's provision in tough times. Along with guest writers, they candidly share their own personal stories of unemployment and financial despair.

You will find encouragement and hope as you read each story. Like you, many of these writers have lost their income, savings, homes, and health insurance. Some have found themselves on public assistance while others faced homelessness. Their faith and trust was refined and strengthened as God provided a successful path through their tough times.

Each writer's personal story demonstrates the power of God who knows exactly what you are going through and who promises to care for those who put their faith and trust in Him.

God's Provision in Tough Times includes personal accounts by guest writers Alycia W. Morales, Beth K. Fortune, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Cecil Stokes, Dan Walsh, Deborah Raney, Dee Dee Parker, Eddie Jones, Eva Marie Everson, Felicia Bowen Bridges, James L. Rubart, Ramona Richards, Roger E. Bruner, Tamara D. Fickas, and Torry Martin.

Author: Cynthia Howerter

If you wish to be included in the giveaway-- a copy each of Pattern for Romance, God's Provision in Tough Times, a 15" colonial "Honour" doll, a  5" x 7" crocheted cross book mark, please leave a comment with your e-mail address (only those living in U.S. and Canada are eligible).

"Honour" Doll

Bookmark  Cross 

Thank you for stopping in this week--Blessings!


  1. I would love to be in the drawing for Carla's book. I'm a sucker for that cover! But as a member of Colonial Quills, I'd rather see it go to a new reader who's not familiar with Carla's work.

    I'm sure I'll be picking it up soon.

    Congratulations Cynthia, I am hearing a lot about this lovely collection of testimonies. I'm so glad you were able to be part of it and I hope you hear many instances of how it has touched people's lives!

    Thanks for sharing Pat. What a lovely doll!

  2. The Honour doll is LOVELY Pat as is the bookmark. Thanks so much for featuring these two books this week! I've tweeted and Google Plusd! Hugs!!!

  3. The doll is so wonderful. I would also love to win the book. Carla is an author who is new to me and I am excited to learn about her. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Welcome everyone! I'm so glad you all stopped by as Pat is such a gracious hostess. How wonderful that she made this beautiful "Honour" doll. I am just in awe at how lovely she is and how generous Pat is to have created her. And speaking of honor, I am honored to be sharing this spot with Cynthia. My heroine of Pattern for Romance experiences God's Provision In Tough Times, as have I personally. Her book is sure to bless!

  5. Placing an entry for Misty who can't get in to comment.

    Misty Williams, thejourney_5 [at] hotmail [dot]com

  6. Please enter me in the drawing! I would love to win the books, the bookmark and Pat's doll!

  7. I would love to win the doll, book and bookmark!!!

  8. I would love to read these books, and the "Honour" doll would be fun. bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

  9. I would love to win. The book sounds good and the doll very pretty I collect dolls.. Thanks for the giveaway

  10. Excited to see you all stopping by for a chance to win this grand giveaway!

  11. I would love to have the chance to read one of Carla's books.. the other prizes are awesome as well!
    sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

  12. I would love to win these awesome goodies! thanks

  13. Lovely! You made another doll. :) Don't enter me in the giveaway, I just wanted to say how beautiful she is and that I'm looking forward to Carla's new release!

  14. Love the storyline for Pattern For Romance - romance & mystery, & would love to read the book.
    Would also like to read God's Provision in Tough Times - I haven't physically to work in 7 years now, it has been a big financial adjustment.
    The doll is beautiful - I have collected dolls for years, but have none with clothing from this era.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  15. Thank you for offering these and put my name in.

    Janice H.

  16. Its so exciting to see so many stopping by to learn about our books and enter Pat's generous giveaway! Thank you so very much, Pat, for making the beautiful Honour doll and the pretty crocheted bookmark. Its been fun being on your blog this week. Blessing to you!!

  17. Thanks Carla & everyone for stopping by this week--will be picking the giveaway winner tomorrow and will notify that person.

    God bless you!

  18. Carla is a new author to me, this book sounds so good and the doll so sweet.
    Linda Finn