I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce you to my two wonderful friends, Rachel Hauck and James L. Rubart. Both are award winning novelists with an amazing depth of spiritual insight to share with you all (or should I say “ya’ll”???). These are both interviews I did with them at the Christian Booksellers Association annual bookseller’s event called the International Christian Retail Show, and I’ll be sharing them with you this Saturday.
God’s Plans for Your Life are Grander Than Your Own
Rachel Hauck’s Once Upon a Prince Shows What God Can Do When You Leave Your Heart Open
Every little girl dreams of being a princess. Every woman longs to be treated like royalty. We’re all just a little bit fascinated by royal weddings and the princess that lives in every woman. That’s why readers will fall in love with Once Upon a Prince (Zondervan/ISBN 978-0310315476/$14.99), the first release in the Royal Wedding Series by award-winning author Rachel Hauck.
This is classic romance at its very best. ~ Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author
Hauck spins a surprisingly believable royal-meets-commoner love story. Facing political scheming and seemingly immovable royal traditions, the couple discovers that their happily-ever-after will require courage and faith not found in fairy tales. Well-developed secondary characters are entertaining in their own right, adding a quirky touch (as do cameo-style appearances by real-life royals). Hauck fans will find a gem of a tale. ~ Publishers Weekly starred review
Hauck’s modern-day fairy tale will bring a smile to readers’ faces. Fans of the Princess Diaries series will love this ‘ordinary girl meets prince’ story! ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews
Once Upon a Prince is a modern fairy tale that’s a delightful page-turner full of fun, faith, and barbeque. ~ CBA Retailers + Resources
Is it possible to completely throw off the chains of deepest regret?
James L. Rubart continues the gripping supernatural battle for freedom in Memory’s Door
James L. Rubart takes readers deeper into the world he began with Soul’s Gate in Memory’s Door (Thomas Nelson/ISBN: 978-1-4016-8607-9/$15.99), the second book in the Well Spring series. It’s a world where the supernatural is as common today as it was in New Testament times, a world of good and evil, supernatural battles and supernatural freedom. Although Rubart’s characters are fictional, the kinds of battles they face are not. “When we can finally admit we’re not living this life in the garden, and that instead, we’re caught in a world in the midst of an epic battle, our lives will start to make a whole lot more sense,” Rubart explains.
“We might not face as epic a battle as the Warriors in my novels face, but there is an evil in this world out to destroy us, our families and our friends. We have to face that every day and it affects us whether we want to admit it exists or not,” Rubart continues “And if we realize we have been given the power to fight against that evil well and help others battle well, our lives will change — we will hope, we will believe, we will live in more freedom than we thought possible.”
Readers with high blood pressure or heart conditions be warned: this is a seriously heart-thumping and satisfying read that goes to the edge, jumps off, and “builds wings on the way down. ~Publishers Weekly review of Soul’s Gate
Rubart’s novel is enthralling and superlative. Truly a story about freedom from things that we hold onto, this tale will captivate readers and encourage a more active, dynamic spiritual life. The original plot and well-drawn characters elevate this book to ‘must read’ status. ~RT Book Reviews Top Pick with a 4.5-star review Weekly review of Soul’s Gate
LISTEN SATURDAY AT 11AM CST ON AM 630 KSLR OR STREAMING LIVE ON WWW.KSLR.COM. THE SHOW WILL BE PRE-RECORDED SO I WON’T BE GOING TO EL JARRO’S AFTERWARDS!