Monday, April 5, 2010

Crossroads Bay with Kathleen Kovach

This week's feature book is: CROSSROADS BAY by Kathleen Kovach.

HP 894

ISBN 978-1-60260-773-6


From the back cover:

Meranda’s dad wasn’t crazy.

Meranda Drake is determined to prove to her community and family—and maybe herself—that the search for a long-lost family treasure that led to her father’s death wasn’t a wild goose chase.

When Paul Godfrey meets Meranda, it isn’t exactly the way he envisioned meeting the woman of his dreams. Hanging over the rail of a boat, fighting fear and nausea, wasn’t in the picture. Nor was he imagining a woman who could talk him into risking his reputation and business for a family legend—but there she was.

Meranda’s stubborn determination and blind conviction soon lead her into situations that neither she nor Paul can manage on their own. When the only way out requires reliance on God, will Meranda trust Him or let the bitterness of her father’s death keep her from knowing the real truth?

KATHLEEN E. KOVACH and her husband Jim raised two sons while living the nomadic lifestyle for over twenty years in the Air Force. She's a grandmother, though much too young for that. Now firmly planted in Colorado, she's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and leads a local writers group. Kathleen hopes her readers will giggle through her books while learning the spiritual truths God has placed there.

Question of the Day: Meranda is searching for a family treasure, which got me to thinking about the family tree project my sister-in-law has embarked upon. So, the question of the day is: Do you have anyone famous in your family tree?


  1. Yes I do! My maternal great-grandmother was a descendant of Patrick Henry (you know, the "give me liberty or give me death" guy) and somewhere down one of the family trees supposedly lies Anne Boleyn, the mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

  2. There is an author I am very proud of in our family tree :o)

  3. Kaitlin, Patrick Henry! How cool.'re very kind.

    Somewhere in my family tree is a connection to John Paul Jones of "I have not yet begun to fight" fame, and William Wallace (The Braveheart Dude.)

  4. Great question, Erica! In my family tree, we've always said the only famous person was an outlaw--but he was an inlaw so it doesn't count. LOL My husband, however, has a rich history. On his mother's side, there was someone who came to America on either the Nina, Pinta, or Santa Maria, we're not sure which. And he's the direct descendant of Charles Carroll of Carrollton who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independance. Then, his great-uncle, Gen. Frank Carroll, was instrumental in creating the Air Force as we know it today, and Orville Wright (of Wright Brothers fame) taught him how to fly. I saw a canvas scrap of one of the first airplanes they invented in Uncle Frank's house before he died.

  5. Well. . . . some infamous people--like outlaws. I think Doc Holiday is related to me.

  6. Vernelle R HilbornApril 06, 2010

    YES!!! Actually, there are a couple of very famous people in my family tree. One is Betsy Lee Ross, designer and maker of the first American Flag! And then, also, I have Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army in my family history!

  7. Vernelle R HilbornApril 06, 2010

    I have a very small replica of the American flag my grandmother passed on to me that was actually one of the first Betsy Ross designs.