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04 October 2013

September Clash Champion and Laurel Finalists, Announced!

The August Releases Champion is...


The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots
by Author Karla Akins


ABOUT THE BOOK:
Pastor’s wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls. 

Kirstie loves roaring down a road less traveled by most women over forty, but she’s not just riding her bike for the fun of it. Kirstie has a ministry. However, certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie’s ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed…and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth. 

Join Kirstie and her motorcycle “gang”—two church matrons and a mouthy, gum-smacking non-church member—as they discover that road-toughened bikers are quite capable of ministering to others, and faith is fortified in the most unexpected ways.

PURCHASE:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karla Akins is a pastor's wife who rides her own motorcycle. She is the mother of four boys and one step-daughter, and grandmother of five. She lives in North Manchester with her husband who is the pastor of Christian Fellowship Church, her twin teenage boys with autism, mother-in-law with Alzheimer's and three rambunctious dogs. Karla and her husband have been in ministry together for 30 years.



AND NOW FOR THE LAUREL FINALISTS!


The entries have been read and the scores have been tabulated. Our unique panel of judges, comprised strictly of readers, has determined our three finalists. And they are…

Ruth Reid's "An Angel by Her Side"
MaryLu Tyndall's "Veil of Pearls"
Delia Latham's "Gypsy's Game"


Congratulations to all three!!

Thanks to all our Laurel entrants for participating—the panel enjoyed reading all of your excerpts! 

The three finaling submissions will be returned to the same panel of judges for a final vote. The winner will be announced on October 18, 2013. 

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4 comments:

Delia Latham said... Friday, 04 October, 2013

I am so honored to have Gypsy's Game be a finalist! Thank you, COTT, for this opportunity!

Joanne Sher said... Saturday, 05 October, 2013

Congrats, Karla, and the laurel finalists!

Karla Akins said... Saturday, 05 October, 2013

Thanks SO MUCH for the privilege of participating in this! Thank you dear readers for taking time to vote!

Ruthreimail.com said... Thursday, 17 October, 2013

I'm honored to be chosen as one of the finalists. Thank you for the opportunity! Ruth

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