Monday, July 26, 2010

Where The Dogwoods Bloom by Myra Johnson

This week's featured book is:
Where The Dogwoods Bloom
By Myra Johnson

From the Back Cover:

Jilly Gardner left Blossom Hills ten years ago with a broken heart, determined never to return. But the ache in her heart has never healed, and when Cam Lane calls to ask for her help . . . she finds she can’t say no.

Cameron doesn’t know what came between Jilly and her foster family, but whatever it was, he feels it’s time she set things straight. Her foster parents never recovered from her abrupt and permanent departure, and now she refuses to even see them? But how can Cam address the unforgiveness in his friends’ lives when his own is paralyzed with self-inflicted guilt and shame?

With all their striving focused on themselves and their pasts, will Cam and Jilly ever realize that unconditional, forgiving loves comes only from God the father, whose mercies are new each morning?

Key Verse:

Psalm 68:5-6a, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing.
Due to a printing glitch, the key verse actually on this title is incorrect. The cover has “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”—Luke 12:48 but the above verse is the actual one for Myra's story.

From the book:

“Jillian? Is this Jillian Gardner?”

The male voice had a familiar cadence, but no one had called her Jillian since she was a kid. “Who is this?”

“This is Cameron Lane. I knew you when you were Harvey and Alice Nelson’s foster child.”

Cam Lane? The four chocolate sandwich cookies Jilly had just eaten chose that moment to do a square dance in her stomach. His mention of the Nelsons, however, had her struggling to keep her voice even. “I remember. You used to hang out at the inn.”

“I know this call is coming out of nowhere, but Harvey asked me to get in touch with you. Alice is in the hospital, scheduled for quadruple bypass day after tomorrow.”

Jilly squeezed her eyes shut. She didn’t want to care, but she couldn’t help herself. If only the past didn’t still hurt so much.

About Myra:     Myra Johnson writes what she likes to call “romantic women’s fiction”—emotionally gripping stories about love, life, and faith. Her Heartsong Presents romance Autumn Rains (November 2009) won RWA’s 2005 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript. Married since 1972, Myra and her husband are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters who, along with their godly husbands, have huge hearts for ministry. Four rambunctious grandsons and one precious granddaughter take up another big chunk of Myra’s heart. She and her husband now share their home with two lovable dogs and a snobby parakeet. Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups.

Question of the Day: I've never met a cookie I didn't like...except one that I can take or leave. I'm not a huge fan of Oreo cookies. How about you? Oreos, Yes, or not so much?


  1. Gotta admit...I'd never turn down and Oreo!

  2. LOVE Oreos!!! Gotta have milk with them, but no Double Stuff. I actually prefer the cookie part.

  3. Yes on the Oreos!

  4. Not so much. I'm very picky about my cookies. If I'm going to have one, it'd better be chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut :) Yummy!

  5. It's been forever since I've eaten an Oreo, but I love 'em! I like to try to separate the cookies while leaving the frosting intact on one side, then eat the frosting, and then eat the cookies!

  6. Yum, Oreos! I love cookies, my favorite is my mom's Cowboy Chocolate Chip. ☺