Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lost Melody

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Lost Melody
Zondervan (October 25, 2011)
Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

Jill King has a terrible recurring nightmare, and she knows it will come true.The details are so specific and the outcome is deadly. She also knows that if she warns the people in her small town of the impending danger, she will finally be able to sleep in peace. However, if she does, she will look crazy and she will most likely ruin her fiancee's chances in the upcoming election.

Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith have teamed up to create a wonderfully suspenseful book that delves into the difficulties of following God's will even when it sounds crazy. They have done a fabulous job of creating realistic characters in very tough situations -- Lori, who has lost her dream of becoming a world class pianist and is recovering from deep depression and physical injury; Greg, who loves Lori and wants to support her but worries about her ability to think straight and the impact of her premonition on his career; and the outrageous Nana, who takes over in a big way when prayer leads the way.

This book is a real thought provoker that will leave the reader contemplating the difference between God 'nudges' and the ways of the world that seem right at the time. Given the task, which of us will act when chosen?

I'm looking forward to more books from this duo!

Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published.

Virginia Smith is the author of more than a dozen Christian novels and over fifty articles and short stories. Her books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Award, and ACFW's Carol Award.

A Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church, Ginny's messages are always well-received by a variety of audiences in conferences, retreats and churches across the country. When she isn't writing or speaking, Ginny and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature – snow skiing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads in central Kentucky, and scuba diving in the warm waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.


The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King's apartment begs to be played. For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill's ambition of becoming a concert pianist. The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream. But another dream is about to come to life---an unexpected, horrifying dream that will present Jill with a responsibility she never wanted. And choices she never wanted to make. Hundreds of lives depend on Jill's willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together. The fate of an entire community hangs in the balance as Jill wrestles with the cost of heeding one still, small voice.

If you would like to read a chapter excerpt of Lost Melody, go HERE.

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