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Loving Promises (Love Inspired Series) [NOOK Book]

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Widow Bev Miller promised to keep her chin up and trust in God after her husband’ s untimely death. She had her boisterous children to nurture through this transitional time. When she encountered handsome businessman Dale Levin, she began to wonder about the possibilities. Could love strike her a second time?

While caring for his aging parents, Dale witnessed a true marriage and didn’ t feel such a powerful force could ever exist for him. Love was an old-fashioned romantic ...

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Loving Promises (Love Inspired Series)

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Overview


Widow Bev Miller promised to keep her chin up and trust in God after her husband’ s untimely death. She had her boisterous children to nurture through this transitional time. When she encountered handsome businessman Dale Levin, she began to wonder about the possibilities. Could love strike her a second time?

While caring for his aging parents, Dale witnessed a true marriage and didn’ t feel such a powerful force could ever exist for him. Love was an old-fashioned romantic notion that faded over time. But then Bev and her kids crept into his routine… and into his heart. Would God prove his long-held beliefs wrong and grant him the happy ending he craved?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459204898
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: Love Inspired Series , #291
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 692,356
  • File size: 629 KB

Meet the Author



Growing up in Michigan, award-winning novelist Gail Gaymer Martin loved to read and write her own stories. On her report card, her third-grade teacher wrote, "Gail is a good writer," but it took years before Gail began to think about writing as a second career. Instead Gail received her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and taught high school English and public speaking in Madison Heights, Michigan. After receiving a master's degree and taking post-master's classes, she became a licensed counselor. When she retired from public education in 1995, she became an adjunct instructor of English and public speaking for Davenport University in Warren, Michigan.

Gail began her career writing church programs and skits for children and adults published by Christian publishers. Using her counseling expertise, she wrote hundreds of parenting and teen articles for national magazines, as well as Sunday school materials and short stories. In 1997, Gail decided to follow her childhood dream and write fiction. She sold her first novel in 1998 to Barbour Publishing and another in 1999. The same year she sold her first novel to Steeple Hill Love Inspired. Besides romance, Gail writes romantic suspense and women's fiction. Today she has signed forty-four fiction contracts with nearly three million books in print. She is a columnist for the Spirit-Led Writer e-zine and is the author of Writing the Christian Romance.

Gail's books have been awarded a National Readers' Choice Award, two Booksellers' Best awards, two HOLT Medallions, a Winter Rose, the ACFW 2002 Book of the Year for Short Inspirational, and the 2002 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. She has sixteen book award finals to her credit. Two Barbour anthologies, which include Gail's novellas, ranked on the Christian Booksellers Association bestseller list in 2000 and 2001. Gail was also honored with the Heartsong Readers' 2008 Favorite Author of the Year award.

Gail is a cofounder of the 2,000-member American Christian Fiction Writers and serves on the advisory board. She is a member of three chapters of the Romance Writers of America: Great Detroit, Mid-Michigan and Faith Hope & Love. She is a member of the Advanced Speakers and Writers Association and a promotional group, Christian Authors Network.

A popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Gail speaks at libraries and writers' conferences across the U.S. and abroad. She is a keynote speaker at churches, as well as women's business and civic groups.

Gail loves to travel and has wonderful memories of her recent trips to Greece and Turkey as well as the British Isles where she has family. Her husband, Bob, also has family in Germany and Italy, and they enjoy traveling there. Gail is very active in her church, especially in the music program. She is a soloist, choir member and sings on the praise team, as well as plays handbells and hand chimes. Gail is a member of a renowned chorale in the Detroit area, the Detroit Lutheran Singers, and performs three to four series of concerts each year in the metropolitan area.

Gail lives in Michigan with her husband, Bob. She is the stepmother to two adult children: Dave, who has his own home, and daughter Brenda, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006. Visit Gail's Web site at gailmartin.com as well as her blog, Writing Fiction Right, at writingright-martin.blogspot.com for comprehensive lessons on writing fiction of all genres.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    Promises

    I think that Martin did an incredible job on writing a very heartwarming book.It kept me turning the page and i couldn't put the book down.The realness in the story is what interested me.MArtin didn't make her characters fake and that made the story more realistic.This is one of my favorite books and if you like anything having to do with romance and warm feelings when you read then this is the book for you!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Honest and Wise

    Gail Gaymer Martin tackles tough issues head on in Loving Promises. Dale almost runs down a little boy with his car. Bev takes exception to Dale¿s angry scolding. Bev can see that, although Dale is a good man, he doesn¿t know much about children. To Bev, that means Dale¿s got no place in her life. Dale really likes Bev, but he¿s dealing with the emotional turmoil of watching his mother fail from a disease. He is angry with God for not answering the prayers Dale sent him so fervently. Dale is interested in Bev, but he doesn¿t have the time or energy for a relationship. Bev, a widow, didn¿t choose well for her first husband. She doesn¿t trust emotion or attraction. A woman of faith, she¿s never considered another man. If she does take a chance on a relationship, it will be based on shared values, not feelings. Martin doesn¿t pretty up Dale¿s relationship with his ailing mother and exhausted father. She doesn¿t skim over Dale¿s discomfort with children. There is no overnight epiphany that changes everything. In Loving Promises, the first book in a series that takes place in Loving, Michigan, Martin¿s characters grow through their pain in an honest, human way, with the kind of missteps and side trips that are part of the human condition as they search for true love.

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