Saturday, December 6, 2008

Erin Kilfoyle

About the Author

Erin Kilfoyle
Erin shares with readers her love of Christ and others as her characters face important
issues and challenges. She received her B.A. in English from Pensacola Christian
College in Pensacola, Florida in 1998. Since then, she has returned home to Winnipeg,
Manitoba.

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About the Series

True Patriot Love Series

Author, Erin Kilfoyle is passionate about writing stories that encourage young women
to maintain godly standards in a society where sexual purity is mocked as being
antiquated. There is a great need for fiction written by Christians that protects
young Christian women and solidifies their commitment to God, country, family, and
chastity.
Such fiction exists in the True Patriot Love contemporary romance series. Starting
with British Columbia and ending with Newfoundland, the ten 2-in-1 volumes are sorted
geographically. The title of the series is taken from the Canadian national anthem.
Unlike most romance novels, men are featured as lead characters. Setting godly standards
in a dating relationship is equally important for men as it is for women.

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Preview Erin Kilfoyle's Books

The True Patriot Love Series:
The Rothchilds of B.C.
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The Winslows of Alberta
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The Bauers of Saskatchewan
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Coming Soon ..
The Fairfaxes of Manitoba
Far From Home
Sick of Love
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Building Bridges
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Gil Rothchild is a long way from his childhood home in Vancouver. He's in Cavendish
hiding a secret past. Nobody there knows that this successful civil engineer is
someone's prodigal son. After losing his wife to cancer, Gil must raise their six
year old daughter, Sabrina, on his own. Sabrina's teacher, Beth Cromwell, reaches
out with compassion to console them. He is drawn to her in spite of their ten-year
age difference. She returns his unspoken love, but urges him to rebuild the bridge
of his broken relationship with his family. Going back to face his past means walking
away from a future with Beth. When he gets to Vancouver, he is burdened for the
teenaged runaways on the verge of making the same mistakes he did. Can he help these
young prodigals rebuild their own bridges and find their way home?


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Guardian Angel by Erin Kilfoyle

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Winslow struggles to overcome the prejudice against men in pediatric nursing. He
combines his riding skills and education to specialize in hippotherapy. This form
of therapy uses horses to help kids with special needs improve their motor skills.
He helps a four year old girl with cerebral palsy when she starts having a seizure.
Casey Gordon thinks he's a doctor so she instantly dubs him "Dr. Noah". She attempts
to play matchmaker for him and her godmother - "Annie Sophie". Sophie Fairfax is
a librarian in Edmonton. As the son of an English teacher and a librarian, Noah
has always loved books. Noah overhears Sophie describing her future husband. He
jokingly volunteers to be her man, not realizing who she really is. Casey dies
after having major brain surgery. Is Romans 8:28 true? Do all things work together
for good? Can God use any situation - even a child's funeral - to spark a romance?


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Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tour Gift Guide


It's here, the Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tour Gift Guide for 2008. This gift guide makes shopping easy and showcases many people I worked with in 2008. There is a wide variety of products to entertain, teach, and show you ways to improve your business and personal life. If you're looking for gifts, shop from the convenience of your computer and choose from the many great gift ideas found in the pages of this gift guide.

We are sharing:

· Young Adult Fantasy – Conor and the Crossworlds Series, Wind walker & Beyond the Fifth Gate

· Writing Fantasy – Pumping Your Muse

· Historic Romantic Suspense – Bloodstone Castle, Widow’s Walk, Lady Lightkeeper

· Contemporary Suspense - Bobby’s Diner, In the Arms of the Enemy & Lilah and the Locket

· Business - Being A Sales Superstar

· Promotion - Email Marketing, Book Promo 101, Book Promo 201

· Management - Transformational Power

· Money and Manifesting – Other Items in The Spiritual Toolbox

· Kundalini Yoga DVD’s and Energy Rejuvenating Exercise Flip Charts

· The Sage Age: Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom

· Politics – How Obama Won & The Ethnic Presidency

· True Story – My Father, My Don: A Son’s Journey From Organized Crime and Sobriety

· True Story – Vietnam Air Rescues

· CD’s and DVD by Dyan Garris – Relaxation Music & Automatic Chakra Balance

· DVD’s by Gurutej – Kundalini Yoga, Energy Exercise Flip Charts and Chakra Pillows

· Travel Through Time with Terry L White – she offers a wide variety of books

You can download your free gift guide at www.nikkileigh.com/gift_guide_2008.htm. If you have questions, you can contact Nikki at nikki@nikkileigh.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hitler and Mars Bars by Dianne Ascroft


Title: Hitler and Mars Bars
Author: Dianne Ascroft
ISBN: 9781425145910
Format: Paperback, 340pp
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Price: £11.99/$23.22/E15.86
Publication Date: March 2008
Website: www.geocities.com/dianne_ascroft
The book is available online from www.trafford.com/07-1955, www.amazon.com and other online
retailers.


Dianne Ascroft is a Canadian writer, living in Britain. She has been freelance writing since 2002. Most of her writing focuses on history, arts/music and human interest stories. Her articles have been printed in Canadian and Irish newspapers and magazines including the Toronto Star, Mississauga News, Derry Journal, Banbridge Leader and Ireland’s Own magazine. ‘Hitler and Mars Bars’ is her first novel.


Dianne is currently on a Virtual Book Tour which continues until December 24. The full tour schedule is available at www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com.


Also, please drop by her website at www.geocities.com/dianne_ascroft for further information about 'Hitler and Mars Bars'.


‘Hitler and Mars Bars’ is the story of a German boy, Erich, growing up in war-torn Germany and post-war rural Ireland. Set against the backdrop of Operation Shamrock, a little known Irish Red Cross project which aided German children after World War II, the novel explores a previously hidden slice of Irish and German history.


‘Hitler and Mars Bars’ is available to order from www.trafford.com, many online book shops, including www.amazon.co.uk, and her website.


REVIEW:

I have just finished reading Dianne Ascroft’s wonderful story entitled ‘Hitler and Mars Bars’. It’s a riveting story of a young German boy Erich from the industrialised Ruhr area of Germany. During the Second World War, buildings and industry were demolished but so were families and communities too. Erich’s mother is killed in the bombing. He and his brother Hans are left to fend for themselves.


It was then that they became part of Operation Shamrock, which was an Irish Red Cross project designed to help German children recover from the deprivation of the war. Southern Ireland was accused of being ambivalent in its attitude to Hitler. Yet Ireland was one of the first countries, through the Red Cross, to send donations to help the children in Germany.


As a result the German Save the Children Society was formed with the aim of bringing German children to Ireland to save them from starvation. With the help of the Irish Red Cross, many children were brought to Ireland - mainly to Glencree in Wicklow. When they were sufficiently cared for, they were fostered to families all over Ireland. Most of the children returned to Germany in the early 1950s but about 50 of them remained permanently in Ireland.


Dianne Ascroft’s story is based on Operation Shamrock, but the characters, including Erich, are fictional.

Throughout the book we follow the stories of these children, some of whom met good, caring families but others were treated horrifically. We read the stories of both in this excellently written book.


Traversing the country, we get to know the children, their families, the hard work entailed in running a farm in rural Ireland in those difficult times.


But most of all we get the human stories. As a novel it is extraordinarily well researched. It could form the basis of a revealing film script.


It is already an award winning novel for this Canadian born writer who has come to settle in Brookeborough in Co Fermanagh. Beautifully written with a strong human story running through it, it’s an ideal read for these summer days.


Brian D’Arcy, BBC broadcaster, Sunday World columnist, author, journalist,

June 2008


BOOK EXCERPT:

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Bredenscheid, near Hattingen, Germany

March 1945

Wake up, Erich, his mother said softly.


Leaning over him, she gently shook his shoulder. Shrugging away from her touch, he turned over in the narrow metal bed. She shook a bit harder and he opened his eyes, squinting at her silhouette in the moonlight.


Mutti! Youre here! Erich sat up and threw his arms around her neck.


Yes. Get up, quickly now.


I knew youd come! he cried.


Shhdont wake the other children, she hushed him as she pulled back his thin, woollen blanket.

Shivering in the cold air, he jumped out of bed and scurried the few steps to the fireplace. The embers from the fire, set before bedtime, still glowed and occasionally crackled in the open grate. The waning fire radiated a modest heat and Erich savoured its warmth. The moon was low in the early evening sky, but its light streamed through the partly drawn curtains.


Erich’s mother pulled his white cotton nightshirt over his head and he hunched forward, shivering as cold draughts eddied around him. She quickly threaded his arms into his shirt. Erich squirmed against the prickly fabric which scratched at his back.


Its itchy! I dont want to wear it!


You dont have anything else so you must. Hurry now!” she urged him.


She pulled up his short brown trousers and leaned over to lace his boots. She pushed his arms into his ragged woollen coat, then pulled it firmly around him, noticing how baggy it was.


You are so thin! she exclaimed. You must eat!


They dont give us much. And its rotten! It makes me sick. And Im so tired, he complained.


The food shortage was severe as the war drew to an end. Everyone struggled to get enough to eat. Malnutrition and the poor quality of available food frequently made the children ill. To conserve energy they went to bed after their evening meal.


She frowned, looking at him. The waist of his trousers was loose and his bony knees seemed large on his thin legs.


Putting her arm around his shoulder, she ushered him out of the dormitory and down the stairs. At the foot of the stairs Erich stopped. Mutti has come for me, T-T-Tante Gretchen! he called excitedly to the staff member standing in the downstairs hall. Nodding to the woman as they passed, his mother said, I will return him by breakfast. Good night.


As they stepped out of the door the darkness enveloped them; no street lights lit their way. Their eyes adjusted to it as they walked briskly down the country lane. Erich held tightly to his mothers hand. He pressed against her, almost tripping her in his eagerness to be close to her on this rare visit.