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Just Who Was St. Patrick?

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It’s a question we all ask ourselves on the one day that we’re all Irish. Except for those pesky orange-wearers.

We all wear green and say funny things like “top ‘o the mornin’ to ya!” But have you ever wondered what’s at the root of St. Patrick’s Day? Journey back to the early part of the 5th century, a time we knew little about until the discovery of Saint Patrick’s writings, through the pages of Saint Patrick: The Man & His Mission.

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Those writings provide a vivid picture of this faithful man, offering a voice from the distant past, spreading hope and joy. You’ll be amazed to discover the real St. Patrick. And here’s a hint: it has nothing to do with corned beef, cabbage or even leprechauns! Pick up Saint Patrick: The Man & His Mission to learn more about the man and missionary so oft-celebrated yet misunderstood in the modern world.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Book Guide

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We’re all Irish this time of year and what better way to celebrate March 17 than with an Irish cookbook or by learning about the man himself– Saint Patrick. This is a special time of year for us at Ambassador International– after all we got our start in Belfast more than four decades ago. Here are some books perfect for helping you celebrate our Irish heritage:

Shamrock and Peach CoverShamrock and Peach: A Culinary Journey From the North of Ireland to the American South

The Shamrock and Peach is a unique book in many ways.

It is a cookbook that explores the best of Ulster-Scots cuisine but is also the tale of an immigrant’s journey, following in the footsteps of those Scots-Irish settlers who forged the trails of Appalachia years ago.

It is a story of the many cultural overlaps that exist between the North of Ireland and the Deep South, celebrating those cultural expressions through the language of really good food.

The first half of The Shamrock and Peach is set in the green fields of Ireland and from there we cross the ocean to the American South to discover some wonderful food experiences that have their roots in the Emerald Isle.

Filled with beautiful photographs of both regions, The Shamrock and Peach will be a fun and interesting resource to browse through and use in your kitchen for years to come.

 

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick: The Man and His Mission

Saint Patrick: The Man and His Mission will take you on a journey back to the early part of the 5th century. Little information exists regarding life and conditions prior to that time in the land named Hibernia – the island lay on the edge of the known world beyond the fringe of the Roman Empire. It took the mission of the man we call Saint Patrick and the discovery of his writings to see the beginning of any real history of Ireland. More important still is the fact that these writings provide such a vivid picture of Patrick himself that the force of his personality and the fervor of his faith still live today. Here then is a voice from the distant past! Not a faltering voice or a melancholy voice but a voice full of certainty and hope and joy. The voice of a man in touch with God.

 

A Little Irish Love Story

Set in post World War II Ireland, this retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth is an incredible love story . . . with a twist.

Elderly Sarah returns to her hometown of Adare, Ireland, with her daughter-in-law, Anna. The suffering that World War II brought them was unimaginable, but they still have each other. With all their loved ones killed in the war, the two women have nothing but a hope that one distant relative will help them. Will this new beginning bring the healing that both of them have prayed for?

With heart-pounding suspense, romance, and mystery tied up in one, A Little Irish Love Story contains unforgettable, human characters that bring humor and sweetness to the sweeping Irish backdrop.

Follow along as incredible moments of passionate faith are gleaned from the pages and a heroic young woman finds the truth about her life—that she is loved beyond what she could have ever imagined.

 

Ireland to the Wild West: A True Story of Romance, Faith, Tragedy, and Hope

Marcus PaulBorn in 1846 in Ireland at the start of the “Great Hunger,” James Kinnier Wilson emigrated to Philadelphia to start a new life at seventeen years old.

After his life took a dramatic turn, he found himself attending Princeton and then a college in Scotland, where he met Agnes Hately, the talented daughter of a famous figure in the Scottish “Disruption”-the emergence of the Free Church of Scotland.

Agnes and James, now newlyweds, crossed the dangerous Atlantic and settled in rural New Jersey. While there, Agnes wrote intimate letters home about her children, the people around her, the church, and the dangers of endemic disease.

Called in 1878 to the Wild West to found churches and to farm, Agnes again revealed in detail the conditions of her life on the frontier and her impressions of American women, cowboys, servant girls, church-goers, and provides some never before seen detail to what is called the “Last Indian Raid in Kansas.”

In Ireland to the Wild West, Marcus Paul uses these letters penned by Agnes to take readers on a journey through Agnes and James’ engagement, marriage, dangerous travels, and their arrival and life in America.

Through her letters, a treasure trove for historians, readers will gain a unique insight to that time period and will find an engrossing and inspiring story of romance, faith, tragedy, and hope.

A Shiver of Wonder: A Life of C. S. Lewis

He was an intellectual prig who was transformed into a man who had a mind and heart awake to holiness. He had no posterity, but few men in history have been so deeply loved by children.  He was but a mirror A Shiver of Wonderreflecting another Face.

He was an Oxford Don and a Cambridge Professor. He was an expert in Medieval and Renaissance English who gripped the imagination of millions through his wartime broadcasts of Christian truth for the BBC—broadcasts that later became his famous book, Mere Christianity.

He was C. S. Lewis, a name synonymous with legendary kindness, intellectual rigour, a love of nature and perhaps his greatest creation, Aslan and the land of Narnia. His writings still compel countless readers to shiver with wonder at the great imagination and depth of understanding he possessed. Controversial genius that he was, his life is a beacon for all who struggle with doubt and faith in Christ.

The Titanic’s Last Hero: A Startling True Story That Can Change Your Life Forever

The Inspiring Love Story That Will Change Your Life

Over one hundred years ago, an “unsinkable” luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage. More than 1,500 men, women, and children tragically lost their lives after the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912.

Shockingly, many who perished had refused to board the lifeboats at first, believing the ship as truly indestructible and would not sink!

From that dark disaster shines an inspirational love story—the true story of one man’s great love for his Savior and for humankind. This is the story of John Harper, the Titanic’s last hero, who set his only child in a lifeboat before setting his sights on the salvation of the lost souls around him.

Re-live John Harper’s last hours as the ship took on water and passengers swarmed the decks. “Let the women, children, and the unsaved into the lifeboats!” was Harper’s cry.

Discover, through the testimonies of those who knew him, what inspired this man to go down with the ship and flounder in icy waters under a starry sky as he searched for doomed souls who needed his message of love and salvation.

The Titanic’s Last Hero presents a hero whose courageous story you will never forget.

Favorite Flavors of Ireland

Favorite Flavors of Ireland invites readers, cooks, and armchair travelers alike on a nostalgic tour of one of Europe’s most beloved destinations. From her first visit in 1984, Margaret Johnson has forged an indelible bond with Ireland and Irish food, and she shares this unique relationship with you in her eleventh cookbook. You’ll find recipes that have become her favorites along with a few recent discoveries that are sure to please. The book brings home all the classics—Shepherd’s Pie, Bacon and Cabbage, Seafood Chowder, Bread and Butter Pudding—and provides an insightful look into the seasonal ingredients that shape the country’s cooking. With over 100 recipes and evocative photos that transport you to the Irish countryside, this colorful collection will awaken your senses to the delicious food of this warm and welcoming land and keep those Irish eyes smilin’ all through the year.

 

 

 

 

BLACK FRIDAY EBOOK DEALS START NOW!

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HUGE THANKSGIVING – CYBER MONDAY EBOOK SALE!

It’s that time of year again when we all load up our eReaders and Tablets with great titles to get us through the winter! We’re kicking off sale our today! We’ve dropped the price on over 20 titles to just $.99! SALE STARTS NOW! Full list of titles below:

Thanksgiving (Nov 24) – Black Friday (Nov 25) eBook Deals:

Rebecca Stubbs: The Vicars Daughter  BUY NOW!

Caged Dove BUY NOW!

Good-Bye, Lover BUY NOW!

From Driftwood to Sapphire BUY NOW!

From Dishes to Snow BUY NOW!

Alana Candler, Marked For Murder BUY NOW!

A Memory Worth Dying For BUY NOW!

The Color of My Heart BUY NOW!

Guardian Spirit BUY NOW!

Patch Town: Up From The Ashes BUY NOW!

Patch Town: A Letter From Miss. Wingate BUY NOW!

A Star to Steer By BUY NOW!

Till The Storm Passes BUY NOW!

Cleared for Planting BUY NOW!

Sown In Dark Soil BUY NOW!

Uprooted By War BUY NOW!

Transplanted to Red Clay BUY NOW!

To Comfort a King BUY NOW!

Just One Touch BUY NOW!

No Turning Back BUY NOW!

Mine To Love BUY NOW!

All That Glitters BUY NOW!

Black Friday (Nov 25) – Cyber Monday (Nov 28) eBook Deals:

Grace In The Middle: An Imperfect Journey to God’s Perfect Plan BUY NOW!

Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the Church BUY NOW!

An Infinite Journey: Growing Towards Christlikeness BUY NOW!

Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance and Redemption BUY NOW!

Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me A Better Wife BUY NOW!

The Warrior’s Bride: Biblical Strategies to Help the Military Spouse Thrive BUY NOW!

Chaplains of the Bible: Inspiration for Those Who Help Others in Crisis BUY NOW!

From The Mind of God: A Layman’s Guide to How We Got Our Bible BUY NOW!

Shorter Catechism Made Simple BUY NOW!

There’s No One Like Jesus BUY NOW!

Touching the Hem: A Biblical Response to Physical Suffering BUY NOW!

Beginning At Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament BUY NOW!

What Good Is Jesus? BUY NOW!

On Borrowed Time: Stories of Unlikely Survivors and the Grace That Conquers All BUY NOW!

Astonished Beyond Measure BUY NOW!

Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living BUY NOW!

Forgiven: The Power of the Cross BUY NOW!

He Knows Her Name: An Amazing Pursuit to Adopt from India BUY NOW!

We’re Hiring! Administrative Specialist Needed!

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A growing Christian publishing company seeks an energetic, organized, people person with impressive administrative and back office skills. We’re looking for an Administrative Specialist/Back Office Pro to work part-time. Ambassador International publishes Christian books that change lives and we need a new team member who wants to be a part of this rapidly evolving industry. Based in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina, Ambassador works with global clients and authors around the country. We need a candidate with outstanding communication skills, a love for number crunching, suitable experience and savvy to be the back bone of day-to-day operations. Currently this position is part-time with the possibility of expanding to a full-time position for a candidate that brings excellence to the office.

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The ideal candidate loves variety, is able work independently, communicates well, is super organized and does not crumple under pressure. We want a candidate interested in more than just a job–we want passion, enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking! Experience in small business, accounting, or publishing would be considered a plus. The ideal candidate will play an integral part in the day-to-day running and future expansion of our company.

Core responsibilities involve but are not limited to:
• Receiving and processing orders through client online portals, over the phone or through email.
• Billing and Accounts Receivable – creating invoices for orders and services provided.
• Managing additional internal companies.
• Accounts payable — managing timeliness of payments to ensure proper management of cash.
• Payroll processing.
• Tax preparation — payroll taxes, tax returns, sales tax returns.
• Coordinating with CPA.

Basic responsibilities involve but are not limited to:
• Participation in weekly staff meeting, providing input and ideas for upcoming projects, along with presenting weekly goals for your department.
• Manage procurement of all office/warehouse supplies. (Ink, paper, boxes, tape etc.)
• Dealing with any queries via phone, email and general correspondence.
• Represent the company in a professional and upbeat manner in all tasks.
• There will also be ad-hoc and project work such as you’d expect in a growing, dynamic company!

You will need:
• Strong business and finance administration knowledge.
• Accounting skills with a commitment to accuracy and accountability.
• Experienced in QuickBooks
• Proficient with Google Business Apps – Gmail, Google Docs, Word, Excel, Skype and Dropbox.
• Ability to produce business correspondence, proofread for grammar, spelling and punctuation with precision.
• WordPress and WooCommerce experience is desirable, but not mandatory.
• The desire to make a real difference in a growing company, and to have some fun along the way.
• A positive attitude and willingness to take on office duties that may not be included in this job description.

If you believe you’re the person for this position, apply via email to Tim: tlowry@emeraldhouse.com. Along with your resume, please include a one-page cover letter that explains why we can’t live without you.

Next InnovationAbout our office:
We’re located in the Next Innovation Building with easy access onto the Swamp Rabbit Trail and a short walk through Falls Park into the heart of downtown. You’ll be in a modern, open plan working environment that is fully networked allowing you to work from your desk or the multiple conference and lounge meeting rooms, enjoy unlimited free coffee, and shower facilities should you choose to get a workout in the park in before or after work.

Christmas Flavors of Ireland: Only $1.99

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Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Or are you giving one to someone special? Load it up with Christmas Flavors of Ireland, a beautiful culinary tour of Ireland! For a limited time this book is just $1.99!

CFOI-BlogSynopsis: CHRISTMAS FLAVORS OF IRELAND INVITES READERS — cooks and armchair travelers alike — on a holiday tour of one of Europe’s most beloved destinations. From decking the halls to gathering around the family table, you’ll find timeless classics and exciting new ideas in this full color collection of popular Irish dishes. With easy-to-follow recipes — warming soups and crisp potatoes, wonderful puddings and dazzling desserts — Christmas Flavors of Ireland will awaken your senses to the festive, fun-filled season in Ireland. With over 100 recipes and photos, this colorful collection will become an essential addition to your holiday bookshelf and a gift that family and friends will treasure year after year. BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a great non-fiction title for just $.99! Pick up Jim Albright’s book Uncareful Lives: Walking Where Feet May Fail 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!

UncarefulLives-99Synopsis: ““Come!”—Jesus Christ, Matthew 14:29
It’s God’s invitation into the uncareful life – a life of courageous faith. Come, and see how awesome He is! Come, and see who you’re supposed to be!
Christian, our God is God! You can do all He says because He will do all He says. He is your license to live your faith as big as you dare. He is your liberty to embrace a life big with God-pleasing, God-encountering faith. He is your freedom to wholeheartedly engage in fully-persuaded, never-look-back, no-risk-is-too-great, glad-fearless-joy obedience!
Come on, you know you want to! You know you’ve always wanted to—ever since you heard Him whisper, “Follow Me.” What are you waiting for? Whatever it is, it’s a lie.

Warning: Reading this book can be hazardous to your health. And your wealth. And your plans. And more. Read it, and you may find that you begin to live a more “uncareful life” for the glory of God.
—Don Whitney”

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$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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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!

Powerful Novel Aims to Bring Attention to “Bullycide”

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Author’s Real-Life Experience woven Through Caged Dove

For immediate release: Caged Dove was not written without tears, says author Andrea Rodgers. Although the idea for the story has been floating in her mind for two decades, Rodgers says it took time to gather the courage to revisit those painful memories from her past. “Bullying and suicidal thoughts were something I once dealt with and overcame,” she explains. “But I believe it’s also our duty to stand up for those who are currently going through similar situations.” Caged Dove (Ambassador International; October 2015; $13.99, paperback) follows the story of journalist Aniston Kline assigned to cover a tragic story that echoes her own past.

9781620205419While bullycide is a prominent theme in the novel, Rodgers continues her trademark style of writing about dark topics without being too dark, a skill seen with her first novel The 20th Christmas. Much of Caged Dove is a light-hearted love story. “If you ever had a high school crush than you can relate to the giddy and silly memories of the main characters,” says Rodgers. “School crushes were a bright light for me. I kept one high school journal so it was fun to read to get back into that mind-frame!”

Caged Dove begins with Psalm 55:6, “I said, ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.'” The verse fits the novel’s plot perfectly says Rodgers, whose faith was significantly strengthened during her own bullying experience. “It really helped to have the perspective that Jesus was bullied and therefore knew exactly what it was like and was on my side. Looking at what he’d endured, I had motivation to rise above my own situation,” says Andrea who spent a year as an atheist. “But once I realized he was with me every single minute at school—I wasn’t on my own, he was watching everything and would help me through it—life got amazingly better. I wore cross necklaces to school and, when the kids were mean, I’d hold on to the cross and feel Jesus standing beside me. He was not only my friend, but gave me the most strength I’d ever had.”

About the Author: Andrea Rodgers is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She worked in the television and radio industry prior to being a stay at home mom, but her life-long dream was to be an author. A few months after her oldest child started kindergarten, she wrote her first published novel, The 20th Christmas. Her second book, Caged Dove, follows one year later. Andrea lives near Des Moines with her husband, son, and daughter.

To receive a review copy of Caged Dove or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at media@emeraldhouse.com.