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Louisiana and France’s Forced Colonization Experiment

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jan 09, 2017 in Behind the Books | 1 Comment

Decades before Marie Antoinette entered the scene, France was already in a desperate position. In 1714, the nation lost a thirteen-year war which had drained the royal coffers and disillusioned most of its military. Soldiers returning home had a hard time finding work. The weather hadn’t been cooperating with the farmers, driving rural people in to the cities to find other ways of earning a living. The streets of Paris teemed with poor.

The monarchy didn’t like it. Vagabonds and the unemployed were arrested and thrown into prisons to keep them off the street. Prostitutes, too,...

The Mark of the King: FREE Excerpt + Give-away

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Dec 26, 2016 in Books | 147 Comments

The day has finally come! The Mark of the King is now available at Amazon, ChristianBook,...

Civil War Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Dec 14, 2016 in Civil War History, Journal | 0 Comments

Four years ago, I shared this  poignant Christmas song on the blog, in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook, and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But now in 2016, the words are just as meaningful as ever. It's been a long, hard year, hasn't it? And if there is anything that personal or national hardships teach us, it's the simple fact that we need a Savior. This Christmas, as we celebrate Jesus' birth, may we remember that Immanuel, God with us, is still here.

The Christmas songs "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a powerful reminder of that truth, with words by Henry...

Double Give-Away with Laura Frantz!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Dec 13, 2016 in Give-aways | 187 Comments

I'm so delighted to share a release date with one of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz, whose book A Moonbow Night launches on January 3 right alongside The Mark of the King! To celebrate the "birthday" of both our eighteenth-century-set books, we are teaming up to give one lucky winner a set of both new releases! (Details on how to enter at the end of this post.)

Here's the blurb for A Moonbow Night:
Her wilderness survival skills are without rival. 
But her greatest talent is keeping other people's secrets.


New Video: The Mark of the King Pronunciation Guide

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Dec 02, 2016 in Behind the Books | 1 Comment

In one month plus one day, The Mark of the King officially releases! Can you tell I'm just a little excited about this? :) Some people have already been reading the book through NetGalley, and it's so fun to see their reviews start popping up on Goodreads. (See what they thought of the book here!) 

Today I'm delighted to share with you a six-minute video I hope will be come in handy when it's your turn to read the book! Because almost all my characters are French settlers in...

Recipe: Classic French Palmiers

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Nov 26, 2016 in Recipes | 2 Comments

It's hard to believe we only have a little more than a month to go before The Mark of the King releases! To start getting ready for the launch, I've been experimenting with French recipes that would be perfect for you to make and enjoy as you read this story about French colonial New Orleans--or if you host a book club group, these would be wonderful to serve with tea or coffee! The recipe is so simple, and the results so impressive, you're going to love it.


FREE Christmas Tale with Guest Post by Author Amanda Dykes

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Nov 21, 2016 in Give-aways | 2 Comments

I'm so delighted to hand over this blog space to author Amanda Dykes in just a moment. I've gotten to know her over the course of the past year or two as we have worked together on The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection, a set of five novellas written by the two of us, along with Joanne Bischof, Heather Day Gilbert, and Maureen Lang. This month, Amanda is gifting all of us with a free ebook of her Christmas novellette, Bespoke, so I invited her to come tell us about it. Below, she shares straight from her heart......

Easy Peasy Give-away of 55+ Inspy Novels!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Nov 15, 2016 in Give-aways | 0 Comments

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want you all to know that I am thankful for you! So I’ve teamed up with more than 55 fantastic inspirational historical romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! You can win my novel Spy of Richmond, plus books from authors like Connilyn Cossette, Elizabeth Camden, Kristi Ann Hunter, Michelle Griep, Roseanna White, Melanie Dickerson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and more!

This is the easiest...

Interview with Amelia Rhodes + Giveaway!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Nov 04, 2016 in Books, Give-aways | 19 Comments

Happy Release Week to Amelia Rhodes for her new book Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community! My copy of this book is already well-loved. Whether you’re a seasoned prayer warrior or just beginning to talk to God, Pray A to Z is guaranteed to bring new meaning to your prayer life. Profound in its simplicity, this book is an invaluable tool to keep us in conversation with God, and to keep the needs of others at the forefront of our minds. Because we pray to a God who answers, I can’t wait to see how this book changes the world around us.

Amelia is...

Behind the Scenes with Author Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Nov 04, 2016 in Behind the Books | 0 Comments

I'm so pleased to have author Laurie Alice Eakes on the blog today! The first book I read of hers was Lady in the Mist, and I absolutely adored it. So much so, in fact, that after hearing that Laurie Alice offered book coaching services, I hired her to coach me through writing my first novel, Wedded to War! She is a very talented storyteller, and I can't wait to dive in to her new book, My Enemy, My Heart. 

Laurie Alice has written a behind-the-scenes guest post for us today, but first, I want to share with you more about her new book. Here's the blurb:...


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