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Powerful Novel Encourages Readers Through Season of Hardship

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Author’s Work as an Ambassador for World Vision Charity Inspired Book’s Theme of Sacrificial Love

For immediate release: A mysterious death, missing family money and an Irish castle make Rachel Britz’s new novel almost impossible to put down. Although it’s set in Ireland in 1880, Britz believes it will encourage readers through any modern-day hardship they face. Good-Bye, Lover (Ambassador International; October 2015; $13.99, paperback) follows the story of 17-year-old Honora Gallagher as she deals with the untimely and tragic death of her father and inheriting her family’s sprawling estate, Kings Castle.

9781620205464Set in Ireland in 1880, Honora’s dream is to study music in Dublin, but the sudden death of her father means she must choose between following her heart or returning home to follow the wishes of his will. In preparation for writing Good-Bye, Lover, Britz traveled to Ireland in 2014 to conduct research. “Meeting the owner of the Donegal School of Traditional Irish Music was invaluable,” she says. “He gave me endless accounts of Irish history which I used to ensure my book was historically accurate.”

Beyond the facts of the time period, Good-Bye, Lover is full of heart, instilling in the reader that God is faithful, even in times of great sorrow. “Sacrifice is the hallmark of genuine love,” says Britz. “That is a truth anyone can relate to.” Honora is forced to choose—will she remain loyal to her father and the servants who are counting on her or will she follow her heart and chase her dream?

An ambassador for the charity World Vision, Britz is passionate about meeting practical needs of some of the most impoverished people in the world. “I believe in empowering them with gifts of livestock like goats, chickens and cows,” explains Britz. That theme of giving to those in need is pivotal in Good-Bye, Lover.

About the Author: Rachel Britz , wife and mother of three, is a contributing writer for Women-Inc magazine. She loves to speak at church or women’s events. And she’s a World Vision ambassador who promotes giving gifts of livestock animals like goats and chickens to those in desperate need. In her spare time she bakes cookies for parties and events. She calls Minnesota home.

To receive a review copy of Good-Bye, Lover or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

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15 of Our Most Popular Books Just 99¢ Each

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We’re slashing the price on more than a dozen of our most popular non-fiction titles! These ebooks are all just 99¢ each starting on Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday. That’s a discount of up to 90%! Load up your e-reader now because these deals won’t be back around any time soon!  And don’t forget– we’ve got a huge stack of fiction discounts too!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a great fiction title for just $.99! Pick up Andrea Rodgers’ novel The 20th Christmas at a discounted rate for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up this book right now for just $.99 on Kindle!

the20thChristmasThe 20th Christmas has 60 five star reviews on Amazon including this one from Debbie W: “Amazing book! Andrea Rodgers writes incredibly well. She takes what starts as a tragic set of events and leads you through the heartache, happiness, fear, and hope that each person in this story experiences. The Bible tells us that God takes all things and uses them for good, for those that love and obey His commands. Andrea expresses this really well in her book.”

Synopsis: Arianna Tate has a simple and fulfilling life—until four days before Christmas when her young son is kidnapped. For two decades, she grieves the loss of Chase and struggles with her marriage to her husband, Alan.

Meanwhile, Lydia Feller mourns the death of her estranged sister, who spent years living on the streets with mental illness and substance abuse. Lydia adopts the boy that she believes was her sister’s son and raises him in a happy, stable home with her husband, Daniel, and their four children. God works in miraculous ways as, twenty years later, both women’s worlds collide . . .

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a great non-fiction title for just $.99! Pick up Brett Park’s new book Miracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life at a discounted rate for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up this book right now for just $.99 on Kindle!

MiracleMan-99Synopsis: October 17, 2012 started as any other day for Navy airman and fitness trainer Brett Parks until he heard screams for help. Without hesitation, he ran towards the sound and apprehended the mugger, unaware that the criminal had a gun. Moments later, the attacker fired a devastating shot directly into Brett’s body. The bullet shredded Brett’s kidney, pierced his intestines, and destroyed several inches of the largest vein in his body. Three sets of surgeons’ hands applied pressure inside Brett’s open stomach to stop the bleeding while nurses delivered coolers full of blood to the operating room every 15 minutes. As the medical team worked fervently to save Brett’s life, his wife received the bleak news that their unborn daughter and young son may grow up without a father. But the God whom Brett had given his life to years before had other plans. After a medical battle that included a 20-day coma, multiple surgeries, and an unexpected amputation, Brett emerged from his coma to begin a long and challenging recovery—medically and spiritually. Miracle Man details Brett Parks recovery as he experienced it and the miracles and greatness of our God in heaven; however, Miracle Man is less about Brett and more about what God has done through his story. Miracle Man: A Bullet that Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life shows readers how to:
• prepare (by doing what God puts in front of you),
• set goals (by being who God wants you to be), and
• never give up (because God has a purpose for your life that only
you can fulfill).

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a great non-fiction title for just $.99! Pick up Dr. Ralph Carter’s new book You Make the Call: Choices that Make or Break Us at a discounted rate for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up this book right now for just $.99 on Kindle!

YouMaketheCall-99Synopsis: Flip open the restaurant menu, walk down the cereal aisle, or turn on the TV and it’s bound to happen: we are inundated with options. Through the course of your life, you’re going to get weary of making so many choices. Thankfully, choosing what dish to order, deciding which cereal to buy, or selecting a television show to watch won’t make a big difference. But some decisions—many in fact—matter a great deal. Life is all about the choices we make. Make good ones and you do yourself a huge favor. Make crummy ones and, well, you’ve got problems. Bad choices result in a life of more than your fair share of bad days. This book won’t tell you what to do, but it just might keep you from making a terrible mistake in life that would derail your pursuit of happiness. The person you decide to marry, the career you pursue, even the friendships you choose to invest in—these are some of life’s biggest decisions, yet many are made far too casually. Dr. Ralph Carter has spent decades trying to point people in a direction that would enable them to live life well—to make fewer mistakes—to live life, as the writer of Proverbs puts it, “skillfully.” The key to living such a life is to make good choices. It’s not rocket science, nor is it dumb luck. So are you going to start choosing well? You make the call. BUY NOW!

World Series Sale: Ben Zobrist Shares His Faith Story

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Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals for their World Series win! One of the players making headlines is second baseman Ben Zobrist. He and his wife Julianna give all the glory to God! Ben Zobrist and several other major league ball players share their faith story in the book God’s Lineup: Testimonies of Major League Players.

WorldSeries-SquareIn celebration of Ben’s World Series win we’ve lowered the price of God’s Lineup to just $.99 for the Kindle! Hurry, like every baseball game, this sale won’t last forever and we don’t want you to strike out! Take advantage of this home run of a sale and BUY NOW!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a brand new fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Rachel Britz’s new book Good-Bye, Lover at a discounted rate for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up this book right now for just $1.99 on Kindle!

GoodbyeLoverSynopsis: All she ever desired was to play her fiddle . . .
But her love of music may cost her everything.

In 1880, seventeen-year-old Honora (Nora) Gallagher captivates Ireland’s attention when news of her father’s untimely and tragic death spreads across the countryside. According to her father’s will, Nora must now find and marry a suitor within a year if she is to inherit her family’s estate, Kings Castle, or be forced to hand it over to a distant and unfamiliar cousin. Distraught, Nora must now choose between following her dream of studying music in Dublin or saving her beloved home through a rushed marriage.

The combination of her father’s mysterious death, missing family money, and an abrupt end to the castle’s Fair Day program leads Nora to question the motives of people she once trusted. Nora quickly realizes there is only one solution to such a tangled mess: sacrifice.

Nora is forced to choose—will she remain loyal to her father and the servants who are counting on her or will she follow her heart and chase her dream? BUY NOW!

Download a FREE Sample Chapter of Caged Dove

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The first chapter of Andrea Rodgers’ highly anticipated novel Caged Dove is now available for free. You can access this sample preview here.

Synopsis: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Twenty years ago, Aniston Kline learned that childhood rhyme wasn’t true after being bullied in junior high. Now a newspaper reporter, Aniston returns to her hometown—a place she thought she would never return to—prepared to write an article about a boy’s story that echoes her past. Aniston wants nothing more than to slip in and out of Savanna Shores unseen and unrecognized by anyone who might still remember her; however, a brutal snowstorm ushers her into town and leaves her stranded in a snowstorm with her high school crush, Arjay.

Caged Dove Free ChapterArjay Mason was once the handsome quarterback of the high school football team. Now a police officer in Savanna Shores, he has yet to find lasting love. He realizes he already missed one opportunity with Aniston and doesn’t want her to leave again—but how could she stay in a town that once caused her pain?

As Aniston faces her own demons from her past and sifts through old emotions with Arjay, the fate of a teenage girl named Maddie becomes intricately intertwined with the two adults’ to reveal a much grander plan for everyone involved. While it seemed like it was just coincidence that brought together Aniston and Arjay, the two begin to understand there’s a reason they were brought together again . . .

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a brand new fiction title for just $.99! Pick up Hannah Buckland’s new book Rebecca Stubbs: The Vicar’s Daughter at a discounted rate for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up this book right now for just $.99 on Kindle!

Rebeccastubbs-99Synopsis: Rebecca Stubbs, the beloved daughter of a conscientious village vicar in Victorian England, has always enjoyed a sheltered, idyllic childhood. Her parents work tirelessly for their small farm community, aiding both the church and the poor. When an unexpected outbreak of fever rages through the town, Rebecca must face growing up alone.

As she matures into womanhood, Rebecca finds that she is ill-prepared for her new world. With no home, no family, and few prospects, she is determined to make her own way in life. As a housemaid at Barton Manor, she struggles to find her place in a world of double standards and man-made rules.

Can she keep her faith strong amidst a lonely life of domestic service? Must she always be a bystander, watching other people’s lives unfold and flourish? Or is there something else in store for her servant heart? BUY NOW