Monday, April 25, 2011

Canyon Walls by Julie Jarnagin

This week's featured title is:
Canyon Walls by Julie Jarnagin

Sunset Camp changed Cassie's life, and she is determined to keep it alive.

Cassie Langley gladly accepts the iterim director position of the church camp she loved as a child. As the camp's financial mess comes to light, Cassie feels she must singlehandedly pull the camp out of near bankruptcy and make it viable again. But it seems there are forces working against her every step of the way.

Will Overman's dad has a plan for the camp, too. As the family's real estate firm is approached about brokering the sale of the camp, Will is given an opportunity to finalize this deal and move up the ranks of the family business. But as Will falls in love with the camp - and Cassie - the deal doesn't seem so cut-and-dried.

Can Will help Cassie save the camp and win her heart, too?

Key Verse:

Psalm 18:32-33 (New International Version)

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.

Book Excerpt:

"That's crazy. . .Isn't it?"

"You've said yourself Mr. Hartley has threatened to shut us down. Word can get out pretty quickly. Maybe he's here scouting."

"Like a spy?"

Beth shrugged. "It could happen."

What if Will had been snooping in the kitchen? Maybe he was planning to turn the camp into a resort. The room with the Ping-Pong table would be turned into a spa and the cafeteria into a restaurant with white tablecloths and votives on tiny tables.

Cassie chased the thoughts of her mind. "Will seems pretty harmless."

Beth looked behind her and then leaned in close again. "I've heard his father had his eye on this camp for years, ever since he made so much money on the campgrounds south of town. He had meetings at the church headquarters in Oklahoma City, but they turned him down."

Cassie shielded her eyes from the sun.

"Be careful around him, Beth said. "His family is powerful."

JULIE JARNAGIN grew up in a rurla community where her family farmed and raised cattle, inspiring her to set much of her fiction in small towns. She earned a B.A. in Journalism/Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her articles have appeared in local and national publications. Through her writing, she hopes to share stories that reflect God's love. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and young son.

This is Julie's first Heartsong Book...let's all welcome her!


  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm excited to be here!

  2. Welcome to the land of book publishing, Julie! This sounds like a great debut story. May the Lord bless you in your writing career!


  3. Julie,
    So glad to see your first book being featured on Heartsong Connection!i It sounds great! So happy for you!

  4. So good to see you here, Julie! I can't wait to see a copy of Canyon Walls.

  5. Welcome, Julie!! Congratulations on your first Heartsong---it sounds delightful! :)
    Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo

  6. Congrats on your book, Julie. It sounds like a fun read!

  7. Congratulations on your debut release! Squee! :)

  8. Oh, wow! Thank you for all the support and encouragement.

    I see several familiar faces on here. :) And I'm excited to meet those of you I don't know yet.