Monday, July 5, 2010

The Engineered Engagement - Erica Vetsch

This week's featured title is The Engineered Engagement by Erica Vetsch

Historical Romance
ISBN 978-1-60260-992-5

From the Back Cover:

A Kennebrae keeps his word...

But Grandfather made the promise, and Eli Kennebrae is expected to carry it out. And maybe Grandfather got lucky with Eli's brother's brides, but there is no way Eli is going to participate in an arranged marriage...or is he?

Josie Zahn has admired Eli from a distance for years, but he hardly knows she exists other than as just "one of the Zahn girls." If only she could get his attention...When Father announces her older sister Clarice's engagement to Eli, both girls are crushed. Is there no way out of this nightmare?

Deception, intrigue, and danger make life miserable for the Zahns and the Kennebraes as they learn that Divine engineering is far better than human manipulation.

The Key Verse:

Psalm 139:16 ‘Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.’

An Excerpt from the book:

“I forgot to mention the conditions.”

Eli’s collar tightened.

“You can have the Bethany, and I’ll foot all the bills to convert her, but you have to agree to marry Radcliffe Zahn’s daughter before winter.” The cane back of Grandfather’s chair creaked a bit as he leaned into it and propped his elbows on the arms. He steepled his fingers under his chin and smiled complacently.

Eli met his stare, his mind racing. “And if I refuse?”

“No ship, and no funding.”

He squeezed his eyes shut and clamped his lips tight. How like his grandfather to connive and manipulate to get his way. Stubborn old fool.

“Why? Why can’t you be happy with the way things turned out for Jonathan and Noah and leave me alone?”

“I gave Zahn my word months ago that a wedding would take place. And when a Kennebrae gives his word, he keeps it.”

“But you’re not keeping it. You’re expecting me to keep it.”

About the Author:

ERICA VETSCH is married to Peter and keeps the company books for the family lumber business. A home-school mom to Heather and James, Erica loves history, romance, and storytelling. Her ideal vacation is taking her family to out-of-the-way history museums and chatting to curators about local history. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Calvary Bible College in Secondary Education: Social Studies. You can find her on the web at 

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  1. Hi Erica!

    We taking a short four day trip to the Black Hills area at the end of this week. I haven't checked the map yet but we may take a short detour so I can research something for a book proposal.

  2. Another Erica book - yay! I can't wait to see what happens to this brother!

    And we took a trip to the Lake Superior area this summer.

  3. Rose! Congratulations on selling a book to Heartsong! Woohoo! And research detours while on vacation are the best!

    Linda, I can never get enough of looking at Lake Superior. So not where I was raised.

  4. This book sounds fun. Mini vacations planned and lots of beach time!!! :O)

  5. Mindy YountJuly 05, 2010

    Hi Erica, we're planning a trip to San Diego in August.

  6. We're planning a few days in the mountains, I can't wait to relax!

  7. My husband and I are headed to Washington State next week to greet a new granddaughter! What could be better? She is supposed to make her entrance into the world about the 19th. We're hoping to beat her there, so we can be on hand to greet her those first few hours.

  8. Hey Erica,
    Love this book and the entire series! I'm planning on a trip to Tennessee to visit family later this month.

  9. My family is headed to Gettysburg for the third time. I can't wait!

  10. Diane, beach time! I'm grinning because my nose is at this moment peeling due to a little 'beach time' northern style. Who knew you could get a sunburned nose in 65 degree weather? Too long on the rocky shore of Lake Superior, I guess.

    Mindy, will you go to the zoo? Sea World? Visit family? Watch the surprising Padres this year?

    Merry, I get a bit claustrophobic in the mountains, being from the prairie myself. But they are so awe inspiring!

  11. Jeri, congratulations on the coming grandbaby. Enjoy your trip!

    Aaron, I've never been to Tennessee, though I would love to visit. My son is enamored of all things Sergeant Alvin York, and he would love to see Cumberland Gap.

    Kaitlin, I'm jealous! I would love to see Gettysburg even once!

  12. AnonymousJuly 06, 2010

    Hi Erica,
    I'm in Northern Ireland and have given out 19 of your books. People are reading and enjoying them not only in the USA but also in NI and Scotland!!!! Keep up the writing!
    Some will go to Kansas and Illinois before the summer is over.
    Your friend,Nancy

  13. Nancy! Woohoo! Thank you so much for taking my books to Celtic lands! I'm so excited to think of people from other countries reading my work! Have a great trip!