Book Birthday: Miracle Girl by Jennifer DiGiovanni

Miracle Girl, a young adult contemporary novel, is available today! Pick up your copy at your favorite retailer!

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Leanne Strong hates June eighth even though it’s supposed to a day for celebration.  Fifteen years ago on that date, baby Leanne was purported to be miraculously healed of a spinal cord defect after her mother prayed to a religious mystic who was later elevated to sainthood. Since Leanne’s unexplained cure, thousands of people gather in her small town every year to celebrate her miracle—a miracle she doesn’t remember but still accepts as real—most of the time.

When teen pitching phenom Braeden Dalisay moves into the house across the street from Leanne, he harbors a chip on his shoulder even larger than his athletic talent. Forced to spend the summer in the same law office, he and Leanne carry on a working relationship that vacillates between stormy and silent. After Leanne finds out that Braeden’s sister, Emeline, recently passed away, the reason for his behavior becomes clear. Emeline Dalisay was a girl who didn’t get a miracle.

Time softens Braeden’s anger, and he and Leanne eventually draw closer. But when he and his family are hit with another traumatic event, he pulls away, the unfairness of life a deep wound. Leanne wants to help Braeden and his family heal as much as she wants a relationship with him. More than that, she wants a miracle for Braeden.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

Now Available in Audio—The Rainbow with Dull Colors

The Rainbow with Dull Colors by J.J. Johnston has been called “delightful and heartwarming” and “encouraging and reassuring.” But wait until you hear it! Now in audio, this uplifting children’s book is narrated by Matthew Hall whose charming British accent brings this story to life. It’s the perfect bedtime story (or anytime story) for your children to remind them they are precious in God’s eyes and that they have a purpose!

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Being a small rainbow with dull colors doesn’t make Archie feel special. He believes changing who he is is the only way to be better, but after God calls him for a special mission, Archie wonders if he can fulfill his purpose by just being himself.

Also available in ebook and paperback!

Full Cover for More Remarkable Housewives of the Bible

More Remarkable Housewives of the Bible is complete and ready for release on January 31st! It should be available for preorder within the next few days. Until then, take a look at the fabulous full cover spread!

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And the winner of our first blog giveaway is….

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Michelle, please contact us and provide your mailing address to claim your prize! 

Peek Inside Miracle Girl with Video!

Releasing November 30th, Miracle Girl, a young adult novel by Jennifer DiGiovanni, is being hailed as “a poignant coming-of-age story” by Patricia B. Tighe, author of Life in the No-Dating Zone and a “well-rounded and inspirational read” by Booklist.

Welcoming Renee Yancy!

Renee-Yancy-headshot-300x289We’re happy to welcome Renee Yancy to Vinspire Publishing. Renee has written a three-book series set in the Gilded Age which you will NOT want to miss. We were enthralled from the first page!

Renee Yancy is a long time history and archaeology nut who has been living vicariously through historical fiction since she was a young girl. Now she writes the kind of books she loves to read—stories filled with historical and archaeological detail on every aspect of living in a different time period, interwoven with strong characters and a tale full of pathos and conflict. She wants to take you on a journey into the past so fascinating that you can’t put the story down.

When she’s not writing, Renee Facetimes with her twin grandbabies, and lives in Kentucky with her husband and two mutts. She enjoys reading, antiquing, and collecting pottery. To learn more about Renee, visit her website!

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Here’s a sneak peek (taken from the author’s blog) at the first book in the series, A Test of Gold.

In late 19th century New York City, Evangeline Lindenmayer, called Lindy, has been raised in the wealth and sheltered splendor of Fifth Avenue.

Her social-climbing mother, Vera, has big plans plans to marry Lindy to an English duke, trading the family’s nouveau riche cash to gain a royal title for the Lindenmayer family.

Lindy’s father, unaware that his daughter spends all her free time in the library, loans the use of it to Jack Winthrop, a middle-class seminary student.

When Lindy falls in love with Jack, she’ll need all the courage and determination she possesses to defy her battleaxe of a mother and find true love.