Author Feature: Rachelle Rae Cobb

rachelle-rae-cobbToday, we’d like to introduce you to author Rachelle Rae Cobb. Rachelle reads and writes about years long ago–her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. During college, Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She’s a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South.

Rachelle is the author of the acclaimed Steadfast Love Series. The series is set in 16th-century Europe, where the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, a half-Dutch Catholic, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

The Sound of Silver, book two in the series, is celebrating it’s first birthday! Here’s a little about the book:

The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One fights for faith, the other for honor…

After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted.

Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song?

Sounds like a great read, doesn’t it? To purchase The Sound of Silver, check out these links.    sound of silver.jpg


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ISBN: 1939023610

ISBN-13: 978-1939023612


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~Candice Sue Patterson


To Speak or Not To Speak?

repub-and-demoThe closer we get to election time, the more I’m convinced this isn’t a war between Trump and Clinton. It’s a spiritual war. The nastiness being blasted on social media isn’t just among republicans and democrats but between Christians.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve read dozens of Facebook posts by Christians defending Hillary’s stance on abortion. Likewise, I’ve read posts by Christians sugar-coating Trump’s absurd behavior toward others, especially handicapped individuals and women. However, the fact we don’t have a decent candidate to choose from this election isn’t the focus on my post today, though it highly concerns me. What makes steam pour out my ears like Yosemite Sam after a failed attempt to make Bugs Bunny his dinner is the way Christians are treating other Christians in the comments they’re leaving.

I’ve seen more adults act like children while defending their viewpoints, calling each other names (like anyone is going to take them seriously with that kind of behavior), relaying in detail exactly how God will judge that person for their belief (as if any of us are holy enough to make that call), and some even being so bold as to put words in God’s mouth that aren’t even biblical.

I’m appalled.

Truth is, folks have already made their choice on which candidate they believe is best, so to debate, especially on such an immature level, is a waste of time. I’m not saying Christians shouldn’t “like” or leave comments at all, I simply want Christians to think about a few things before sending their opinions into cyberspace.

  1. Why do you feel the need to comment? Are you defending God’s word or are you really just convinced you’re right and they’re wrong?
  2. Is commenting really worth your time? Or risking a friendship? After all, you could spend that time in prayer for your country, witnessing to someone, or reading your Bible.
  3. Do you have sound scripture to defend your viewpoint? (Putting words in God’s mouth is unwise.)
  4. Is your defense based on God’s word or your own understanding?
  5. Is your comment insulting to others (are you name-calling or acting immature)? Are you using the right tone with your words (opposition given in love)

After all, we’re not advancing the cause of Christ if we’re not living Christ-like.

Lastly, choose this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15) DON’T defend something God is against, but you think there should be exceptions to. (Proverbs 3:5-7 and Ephesians 5:17) You’re either following God or you’re not. (Matthew 6:24)

Pray for your country. Pray for your fellow Christians. Pray for wisdom and a right attitude as we prepare to elect the next leader of our country.

Pray for God’s mercy.

~Candice Sue Patterson


Animals & Authors with Candice Sue Patterson

candice1Welcome, Friends! We’re featuring one of our own, author Candice Sue Patterson. Candice’s new novel, How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart, releases November 1st.

QPQ: I’m thrilled to hear your new novel has a release date, Candice! I’ve been waiting a long time to see this one in stores. It’s already available in electronic format, right?

CSP: That’s correct. If you have a reader, you can get the e-version on October 28th. Print copies are available now at Amazon, Books-A-Million, Walmart (online), and Target (online). Barnes & Noble, Pelican Book Group, and other retailers will release them on November 1st.

QPQ: Thanks for the clarification. I can’t wait to have a print copy! Introduce us to your furry friends.

indyCSP: Our dog, Indiana Bones, is a stray we took in several years ago after he moved into our vacant dog house and refused to leave.

QPQ: Who could let him leave with a face like that? He’s adorable. And what a great name for him! How did you come to choose that name?

CSP: I actually let my kids name the dog. They were big into Indiana Jones at the time, and since the dog is part beagle, he was constantly following a trail to anticipated treasure. Always digging. We call him Indy for short.

QPQ: I love a dog who lives up to his name. Who else are you sharing with us today?

CSP: This is Baby Kitty. He’s long past babyhood at age fifteen. I got him as a kitten, and his was meant to be a temporary name, but after a while the name stuck. His personality is much like mine, which may not be a good thing.😉

QPQ: I’m sure it’s a wonderful thing! Do Indy and Baby Kitty help you write?

baby-kittyCSP: Indy doesn’t help much as he’s an outside dog, but Baby Kitty keeps my side warm, snuggling with me while I write. He’s actually a character in my novel How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart, as the kitten Huck surprises Emma with. Unfortunately, in real life, Baby Kitty is old and having health problems so I wanted a way to keep him alive after he’s gone.

QPQ: That’s a wonderful idea. A beautiful tribute for a beloved pet. What a sweet face he has! Other than Baby Kitty, have you written previous pets into your stories?

CSP: Absolutely! I sprinkle a lot of my life into my stories. My Australian Blue Heeler, Katie, who passed away right before Indy moved in (hence, the vacant dog house) is in my current manuscript as a farm dog. She loved living in the country, so this part is perfect for her.

QPQ: That’s awesome. I have a Blue Heeler, too. He and I are much alike. We both love to eat, hate riding in the car, and get a little cantankerous when the doorbell rings. What do you have in common with your pets?

CSP: Hmm…with Baby Kitty, I’d say our mutual affection for being lazy. Like him, I enjoy stretching out on the couch and napping (or in my case reading a good book). We both love soaking up the sunshine that pours through our windows, and we can both be temperamental from time to time.

As for Indy, our common interest is adventure. We both love to see and explore new places.

QPQ: You have two precious pets, Candice. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We wish both Baby Kitty and Indy well. Where on the web can readers connect with you and your books?

CSP: Thanks for hosting me, friends! I love reader mail, so you can find me at the following places:






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I May Be Wrong

6262122778_997339a086_bI may be wrong.

This won’t come as a shock to you, but I’ve been wrong before. Many times. I’ll be wrong again.

When it comes to the upcoming election, I may be wrong about which of the presidential candidates is the better choice. I’m not crazy about either of them. In fact, I’m pretty annoyed these are my choices. But I know what I believe, and I know which candidate claims to believe like I do about most things, and I think that candidate would be a better choice than the other.

But I may be wrong.

This doesn’t make me stupid; it makes me human.

Here’s a shocker: You may be wrong, too.

We can never know the future. Even our own pasts are murky. We only know parts of our own minds—our subconscious minds would shock us with their secrets. Our experiences are limited. Our focus is dim.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” – 1 Corinthians 13:12

We aren’t meant to know everything. Instead, we’re meant to trust that our infallible, all-knowing God is working for our good. It may not make sense to us, but He warned us about that, too.

“’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts'” – Isaiah 55:8-9

In a wonderful article, “My Prediction for the Presidential Election,” Max Lucado reminds us that no matter who wins the election, God is still sovereign.

I may be wrong about my choice, but I’m not wrong about what my response as a Christian should be. No matter what happens between now and November 8, no matter who wins the election, my job is to pray. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 reads: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

Tweet this: No matter who wins in November, I commit to pray for our leaders. 

I’m going to vote, and then, no matter who wins, I’m going to pray. Will you join me?


DSC_8915-25edRobin Patchen is an award winning multi-published author, but only because she can’t pursue her other dream.

If time and money were no object, Robin would spend her life traveling. Her goal is to visit every place in the entire world–twice. She longs to meet everybody and see everything and spread the good news of Christ. Alas, time is short and money is scarce, and her husband and three teenagers don’t want to traipse all around the world with her, so Robin does the next best thing: she writes. In the tales she creates, she can illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story. Connect with Robin at her website.

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Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Writing


The Election – Not the End of the World


With our country in upheaval about the coming election – well illustrated by these signs my husband drove past earlier this month – it’s good to remember that God is still in control. Of everything. All the time. Even who gets elected in a couple of weeks. Yes, even that. This election is not going to destroy the planet … although at times it seems like it. The planet will be here when Christ returns. He is the only One who can – and will – destroy what is corrupt and replace it with that which isn’t.

2 Peter 3:10-18

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore,beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

~ Pegg Thomas

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The Moses Conspiracy

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! Our suspense feature for the month of October is The Moses Conspiracy by suspense novelist Susan J. Reinhardt.


In 2025, two seemingly unconnected events set a diabolical plan in motion. Ellie and John Zimmerman find themselves embroiled in a life-threatening investigation, fighting a shadowy enemy.

Several years after a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., Ellie and her son, Peter, go on a field trip to the nation’s capital. Her greatest fear is realized when they become separated. Back home, John witnesses a buggy accident with unusual circumstances.

Caught between strained family relationships and ominous warnings from a faceless enemy, the couple rely on God for wisdom and protection. When the true nature of a past tragedy is revealed, will they survive the heartache it brings?

The Moses Conspiracy, as well as other books by Susan J. Reinhardt, are also available in print.

Susan J. Reinhardt began her journey as a non-fiction writer. After numerous devotionals, short articles, and several contributions to susan-reinhardtanthologies were published, she switched gears and entered the world of fiction. The Moses Conspiracy is the first book in The Moses Trilogy.

A widow, daughter, stepmom, and active church member, Susan resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, couponing, gardening, and finding small treasures in antique shops.

You can find out more about Susan J. Reinhardt and The Moses Trilogies by connecting with her via:



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Kara writes layered suspense thrillers and is an ACFW Genesis 2013 Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category.Kara

She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt, Writing


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It’s Official

me-contractTwo weeks ago I signed my first contract with a traditional publisher. It came as a complete surprise. I love when God brings something about in a way I least expect it. He often has a tendency to do that in my life.

I had been working with the owner of Celebrate Lit for a blog tour she’s helping me with for next month. It’s for my second book in a series that I have independently published. The owner has also expanded into being a publisher as well. I received an email asking if I’d be interested in writing a novella as part of a collection with two other authors. After much prayer, discussing it with my husband and agent, I agreed. Next thing I knew, I had a contract emailed me. How cool is that?🙂

The next couple months I’ll be busy working on this new writing project. It is due back to the publisher in early January. Ideas are already beginning to whirl and take form. I look forward to getting them down on paper.

What are you looking forward to doing? What exciting things have been happening in your life?


Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at

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Posted by on October 12, 2016 in Jodie Wolfe, Writing