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New Book Magazine Launching: Ambassador Sponsoring 1-Year Subscription

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Hope by the Book is a new magazine for readers by readers.

The Hope by the Book mission statement is:

We love books. We live books.
In fact, to us, books and lifestyle are interchangeable.

Books inspire us to change our lives, to refine our souls, to stretch our imaginations, and to deepen our faith.

We are avid readers and book ambassadors, and we invite you to join us as we find Hope by the book.

Hope by the Book magazine

 

You can learn more about Hope by the Book HERE.

 

Ambassador International is so excited about this new magazine launching in November…because we love books, too!! And to celebrate, we want to award one lucky winner with a one-year subscription! Entry details below. If you don’t win and want to subscribe, use the code “BOOKISH” for a discount off your subscription!

Win 1-Year Subscription to “Hope by the Book”!

Terms and Conditions:
Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

The winner will receive one-year only subscription to “Hope by the Book” magazine. The winner will be announced on Ambassador International’s Facebook page on November 1, 2018, between 12:01am and 11:59 pm, and will have 24 hours to claim, or they forfeit the prize. No purchase required.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

Exciting Summer Reads!

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Looking for some exciting summer reads? Look no further! These following titles will be releasing this summer with Ambassador International.

 

July 1, 2018

Dusters and Dreams, historical fiction

Dusters and Dreams

One small village, three intertwined lives . . .
Rebecca has recently married vicar Jack Hayworth, but she must prove herself a capable wife to the village matriarchs. With her duties, events, and responsibilities, Rebecca is happy enough, but she secretly longs for a family. Must she stoically hide her heartbreak? Is it wrong for a Christian woman to struggle so much with unanswered prayers?
Edward owns a country estate, has a beautiful wife, and a profitable farm, yet he still feels dissatisfied. The world is changing outside of Biggenden Manor’s walls, and monotonous, high society life now leaves him empty. Can Edward find what he’s searching for in a differing world?
Violet is an outspoken, vivacious housemaid with a knack for getting into trouble with handsome men. She finds small village life oppressive and longs to spread her wings. Will Violet find the adventure and romance her heart craves?
Set in Victorian England, Dusters and Dreams is the sequel to Rebecca Stubbs: The Vicar’s Daughter.

 

 

 

Final Grains of Sand, general Christian fictionFinal Grains of Sand

When James Kreider receives the devastating news his life is shortened from cancer, he is immediately filled with shock and disbelief. At 60 years, Jim is too young to die and believes he has a whole life ahead of him. When the reality of his impending demise sinks in, Jim methodically prepares for his final days, including trying to heal old wounds. With a dash of life’s regrets and unfinished business, Jim’s hours are spent pondering the legacy he will leave for his friends and children.
In preparing for the end, Jim selects five individuals to represent his life at the funeral service. This group includes Jim’s boss, his personal physician, a neighbor, the pastor of his church, and a woman whom Jim was involved with in a long-term affair. None of the individuals know each other or why they were chosen. Summoned to the office of Jim’s attorney, the representatives disclose emotions and information few individuals wish to hear. Reluctantly, they agree to share every facet of their friend.

Jim’s story not only transforms the five representatives but alters the lives of the funeral guests. They realize the value of one’s life is less about the length of time, but rather how we touched other people through our actions and words.

 

An Unpresentable Glory, adult contemporary romance

An Unpresentable Glory

“I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.”
Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. It is not so joyful finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.
Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.

 

 

 

Should Any Calamity Befall, young adult historical fictionShould Any Calamity Befall

“When my ship leaves for the Mediterranean next week, you shall be on it. Perhaps there you will learn some discipline.”

Ever since his arrival in Boston, Ezra has striven to do an honorable job, but trouble seems to follow him and his fellow apprentice, George. Even tying a cravat is fraught with peril. Now they are being sent to sea. But the sea has its own perils for American sailors in 1804. Besides the ever present dangers of shipwreck, scurvy, and storm, foreign adversaries are afloat. Even should one slip by the quarreling English and French, the Mediterranean is home to the Barbary corsairs.

George, aware of the dangers, persuades Ezra to enter into a vow with him to come to each other’s aid should any calamity befall. And so Ezra boards the Opulence, a promise on his tongue and a determination in his heart to look to God through it all.

July 20, 2018

Body by Blood, science fiction/thriller

Body by Blood

Dr. Raymond Verity came back to life today. Awakening from an optical-cerebral transplant into a clone body, Ray is amazed at how society changed in the 27 years he was cryo-preserved. Having pioneered cloning technology based on fetal tissue experiments, he has no qualms destroying imperfect samples. Until he meets his only granddaughter and falls in love with her despite her Down Syndrome. When he discovers that Mary Nell is scheduled to be “replaced” by her genetically-perfect duplicate, Dr. Verity embarks on a desperate mission to atone for his past sins. Can he save both Mary Nell and her clone? Body by Blood is a futuristic thriller which takes you on a heart-pounding journey that will call into question your core beliefs about life.

 

Three Ambassador Books Announced as Grace Awards Finalists

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The reader-driven literary award, Grace Awards, calls itself “the little engine that could” of Christian fiction awards. The Grace Awards is now in its eighth year. Learn more about the Grace Awards HERE.

We are excited {and honored} to announce that the following three Ambassador’s 2017 releases are finalists in the 2018 Grace Awards:

WOMEN’S FICTION/GENERAL FICTION:

Where the Sky Meets the Sand by Chris Loehmer Kincaid

Where the Sky Meets the Sand

The story of Jenny Neumeyer and Ole, a homeless boy she befriends while she and her husband are on vacation in Kenya. As she comes to terms with a secret in her past, two missionaries to Africa discover discover Ole and are determined to lead him home. Along the way, they realize that the boy is not the only one who is lost.

Learn more about Chris Loehmer Kincaid and Where the Sky Meets the Sand HERE.

ACTION-ADVENTURE/WESTERN/EPIC FICTION

The Reliant by Dr. Patrick Johnston

The Reliant

When the dollar collapses, widespread rioting and looting threaten the peace of a family in Zanesville, Ohio. Eight children tragically lose their parents in the chaos. The oldest, 19-year-old lovesick Sophie, is forced to care for her defenseless and hungry siblings in a stretch of woods surrounded by lawless anarchy. Their father has been killed, and their mother and Adam, Sophie’s fiancé, have gone missing. Running out of food and facing threats from encroaching marauders, they are tempted to doubt God’s love.

Learn more about Dr. Johnston and The Reliant HERE.

YOUNG ADULT:

Mission of a Lifetime by Priscilla J. Krahn

Mission of a Lifetime

A missing airplane . . . Hostile tribes . . . Mysterious kidnappings . . . Responsibility falls upon twenty-one-year-old William Rodriguez when his missionary parents disappear in the hostile jungles of Columbia. Willie knows that he has to go find them, but what will it cost him? When Willie finds himself in the midst of a drug smuggling ring, difficult decisions are thrust upon him. Can he escape his captors before his family is killed? Can he find forgiveness in his heart for the very people who ruined his life or will it only bring back more painful memories? Will he be able to survive the mission of a lifetime?

Learn more about Priscilla J. Krahn and Mission of a Lifetime HERE.

Winners to be announced in June.

Murder for the Time Being Won Finalist Award

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Readers’ Favorite recognizes Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce in its annual international book award contest.

Ambassador International is proud to announce that Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce won the Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award in the Christian – Fiction category.

Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

 

99¢ Sale TODAY ONLY!

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Before the day is out, be certain to take advantage of this week’s book sale!  For today only, The Conversational Bible: The New Testament in Story Form is available for only 99¢!  This newly-released book by Angela Scott is a treasure for those who seek to understand the Bible in a fresh, accessible format.  Tomorrow, the price for this book returns to $9.99, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Conversational Bible coverWhat is more important for a young Christian than to be deeply and intimately familiar with the life of Christ? The Conversational Bible: The New Testament in Story Form walks through the events, teachings, and miracles of the New Testament, as well as the growth of the early church and the work of the apostles. Scripture is explained in an approachable, conversational style in order to appeal to new believers of all ages. Few things are more important in a Christian’s walk than the diligent reading of God’s Word, and The Conversational Bible encourages that practice while also expanding upon the teachings of Scripture, making it the perfect companion for the follower of Christ. The Conversational Bible, an update of History of the New Testament in Words of One Syllable, published in 1888, also contains many of the engravings found in the original. BUY NOW

 

 

Sale for Today Only!

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Only for today, Kelly McCorkle Parkison’s inspirational book, He Knows Her Name, goes on sale for $2.99! More than just a wonderful story of the Parkisons’ adoption of their daughter, Lyla, this book is an excellent resource for those considering the path of adoption.  Be sure to take advantage of this sale, and pick up your copy for the price returns to $9.99!

HeKnowsHerName-2.99He Knows Her Name: There are an estimated 20 million orphans in the country of India. Thanks to Kelly and Scott Parkison, that number has decreased by one. Having promised to never return to India after her experience on the reality show The Amazing Race, Kelly never dreamed she would one day be a mother to a beautiful Indian girl named Lyla. This is the amazing and true story of how God uses the most unlikely circumstances for His greater purpose. Calling the Parkison’s adoption story a rollercoaster ride of emotion would be an understatement. After almost every major decision in the Parkison’s adoption process, God put a twist in their carefully laid plans only to lead them to greater opportunities. Faced with an overwhelming amount of fundraising, mountains of adoption paperwork, an unexpected pregnancy, a medical issue to patch with their new daughter, and the adjustment of bringing their child into a new culture, the Parkisons clung to God through their whirlwind adoption of Lyla. Their heartwarming story is a beautiful testament to the gift of adoption on this earth and the love of God for all of us as His children. BUY NOW

Newly-Released Book on Sale!

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For today only, you can pick up The Inconceivable Truth by Joanna Graham, one of our brand-new titles, for a significantly reduced price!  Until the end of today, you can purchase The Inconceivable Truth for only $1.99; compare that to the standard $9.99 price!  Pick it up before the sale ends tonight!

The Inconceivable Truth: As one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, infertility can shatter dreams and crush spirits in its unyielding wake. Almost taboo, this struggle is rarely discussed within many Christian circles, which can leave affected couples with more questions than answers. The InconceivableTruthInconceivable Truth provides a new approach for addressing some of the struggles Christian couples face today and the truth of what it is to be unable to conceive. It is the author’s hope that as you confront some of the same issues she did, her story will help you to make God-honouring decisions and understand better the place of infertility in our lives. To find peace and joy in this difficult season, our counsel must be rooted in the Bible and in Christ. Join Joanna as she shares what God taught her during her family’s infertility journey. May His book come alive in ways that will excite your soul and draw your heart and eyes upward to Jesus. BUY NOW

Series Sale! 99¢ Each!

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Exclusive for this week’s sale is the entire Appalachian Roots series by Janice Cole Hopkins!  For today only, you can purchase Cleared For Planting, Sown in Dark Soil, and the newly-released  Uprooted by War each for only 99¢!  This is a one-time opportunity, and after today each book returns to their standard price of $5.99.  Don’t miss out on this deal!

Cleared For Planting: Living in the Appalachian Mountains in 1804 takes a strong person, and the unexpected can be lurking just around the corner. Emma has high hopes when her family moves to the North Carolina mountains. Her father appears to have finally quit drinking, and he plans to settle their family once and for all near the Linville River. Here Emma meets Edgar Moretz, an intelligent, passionate, and godly young man. Things are looking up for her, but when she is captured by a Cherokee raiding party, Emma’s problems have just begun. Years later, Clifton has finally finished his medical training and plans to spend some time at his family’s mountain farm until he can decide his next step. He also hopes God will send him a special woman to become his wife. But when she arrives unexpectedly, he finds that the road to happiness is not always smooth. BUY NOW

Sown in Dark Soil: The Appalachian Mountains are a beautiful place for life and love—but they can prove harsh and treacherous to the unexperienced. After the death of their father, Ivy and Leah Morgan are suddenly thrust into unpleasant, arranged marriages by their mother. Ivy, however, has other plans. Having fallen in love with Luke Moretz, Ivy is insistent upon running away to Luke’s farm in the Appalachian Mountains—far from her home and her mother’s disapproval.
Convincing her sister to come along, the Morgan girls leave town with Luke. Along the way, feelings between Ivy and Luke become strained as Ivy’s true personality and distaste for the mountains begin to show. Luke must face following his growing attraction to Leah or keeping his promise to Ivy. Meanwhile, Leah can’t help falling for all the things about Luke that her sister seems to dislike. Mixed emotions and the testing of relationships lead to dangerous and unfortunate circumstances that put any chance of future happiness at risk. Will this journey bring the sisters closer than ever, or drive them further apart than they could have ever imagined? BUY NOW

Uprooted by War: When brother must fight against brother, tragedy and terror become all-too-familiar visitors. The fate of a nation, and a family, hangs in the balance.
It’s 1862, and the Civil War has arrived at last in Appalachia. Fearing that he will be drafted by the Confederacy, Luke Moretz leaves his farm and his wife, Leah, behind to join the Union. Although he loves the South, Luke can’t abide slavery. However, Luke’s brother-in-law and best friend, Lawrence, disagrees and will fight for the Confederacy. How can Luke keep his faith when faced with UprootedByWarinsurmountable obstacles and horrendous conditions amidst the turmoil of war? Meanwhile, at their mountain farm, Leah is weighed down with the responsibility of now taking care of the family. Scavengers, raiders, and bushwhackers are always a threat in the Appalachians, but deserters and slave catchers pose new dangers. Hawk, the Cherokee brave who has long loved Emma, helps ease Leah’s burdens, but nothing can soothe her heartache. Plagued by fears of a husband lost to war, she knows she must lean on God now more than ever, but hope begins to run scarce in these difficult times. BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For today only: you can buy Miriam Jones Bradley’s book, The Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar for only 99¢.   Normally sold for $5.99, this is a great deal that won’t pop up again!  For both young readers and readers young at heart, The Nearly Twins is a book full of fun, excitement, and mystery.  Treat yourself to a 99¢ adventure and pick up your copy today!

nearly twinsThe Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar: May Lynn Neely is 27 days older than her brother, Bryce, which makes them “nearly twins.” They’re smart, curious, and full of energy—so much energy you might think there ought to be more than just the two of them. This brother-sister pair brings loads of fun wherever they go. Buried treasure doesn’t have to be only in a pirate’s chest and adventures aren’t only for grown-ups. Now that they’re back home after helping the Double Cousins solve the mystery of Custer’s gold, the Nearly Twins are itching to have a mystery of their own. So excitement runs high when they dig up an old mason jar with objects sealed inside. Does the Alzheimer’s patient hold the crucial clue? Can they fit together the history and people, as well as the geography and geology of the western North Carolina mountains, to find the answer? Is there an actual treasure at the end of their quest?  BUY NOW