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Top 100 Military Wife Blogs

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Aug 27, 2017 in Military, News | 0 Comments

Just a quick post today to let you in on a nice surprise. Somehow, this blog right here was named in the Top 100 Military Wife Blogs on the planet! Wow! Check out the full list here. I see several worthy blogs that I have followed for years. Bravo!

If you're stopping by this blog for the first time, let me give you the quick run-down. I've written or co-written several books for military wives/families, including: 

  • Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives
  • Faith...

Leaving War, Finding Love: A Veteran's Transition

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Aug 23, 2017 in Military | 1 Comment

Today it's my pleasure to welcome to the blog Hillary Sigrist! Hillary is an award-winning author, former military wife, mother of three, and child of God. Married to a special operations solider throughout the course of this decade's Middle Eastern conflicts, she developed a passion for helping her fellow patriot wives, both former and present. Her first book Warrior Wife: Overcoming the Unique Struggles of a Military Marriage, was published in 2015, and has won multiple awards. After her husband separated from active duty, they moved to raise their family under the western skies...

Everything Begins and Ends with Grace

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Aug 09, 2017 in Behind the Books, Journal | 6 Comments

I have to ask. For those of you who have read both The Mark of the King and Free to Lean: Making Peace with Your Lopsided Life--did you catch that I used the lesson the character Marc-Paul learned in the novel in the last chapter of Free to Lean? "Everything begins and ends with grace." Without taking the time to unpack that statement right here, I'll just say that this concept of grace is the perfect fit in both my novel and in my nonfiction book. 

Grace is always our perfect fit. It's always in season. And there is never a time when I don't need it. ...

Pull Out the Good to Make Room for the Best

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jul 18, 2017 in Journal | 0 Comments

I spent a few hours pulling weeds from my gardens yesterday. Most of what I yanked out was some strange, creepy crawly invasive species I've not officially identified. There was also some crabgrass, some other grass, dandelions, random corn stalks (yes, I live in Iowa), and baby trees who thought they'd give it a go just wherever.

But there was also this flower. A really pretty, cheerful black-eyed susan. The trouble with her was, I'd already stripped that flower bed of her kind, having decided those plants were unpredictable and patchy in how they spread. I wanted to try something...

A Tale of Two Lacemakers

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jul 06, 2017 in | 6 Comments

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to my e-newsletter, you have already heard gobs about my February 2018 release, A Refuge Assured. You know, for instance, that the heroine is a lacemaker (thank you, book cover designers, for adding the lace touches in the corners, and for finding that gown for the model to wear!). 

And if you follow my dear friend and fellow author...

Behind The Sword of the Matchmaker by Debbie Lynne Costello

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Jun 10, 2017 in Books, Give-aways | 2 Comments

Today I'm happy to welcome to the blog author Debbie Lynne Costello, in celebration of her new medieval novella release, Sword of the Matchmaker! She is giving away a copy of either Sword of the Matchmaker of her novel Sword of Forgiveness (winner's choice of title and format). Leave a comment or answer one of the questions at the end of this post OR ask her a question to be entered.    


Debbie Lynne is also giving away a choice of a kindle fire with Sword of the Matchmaker or a $50 Amazon Gift Card, $15...

Cover Love: 10 Eye-Catching Novels

Posted by Jocelyn Green on May 21, 2017 in Journal | 13 Comments

Hello friends! We are inching ever closer to the moment I can share the cover reveal for my next Bethany House novel, A Refuge Assured! Just like last time, my e-newsletter subscribers will get the first peek before I share it on my Web site and social media. (If you're not subscribed yet, now's a good time to do so here! You'll get a free gift, too.)

In the meantime, I'd love to share with you ten book covers that have caught my...

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Give-away!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on May 12, 2017 in | 11 Comments

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! As a former military wife myself, I'd like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for all that a milspouse does for his or her family. Your strength, patience, perseverance, hope, resilience, and love often go unseen and  unsung. Today, I salute you.

To help celebrate, I'm offering book give-aways to three lucky military spouse winners. The first book up for grabs is Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front!

Stories of...

Ebook SALE: The Mark of the King, and more!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on May 03, 2017 in News | 0 Comments

For the month of May, The Mark of the King is only $2.99 in ebook format at online retailers!

"The 18th-century Old and New Worlds burst off the pages in the latest historical fiction treasure from Green. . . . Readers can only hope for more from this talented, spiritually insightful author."--Publishers Weekly starred review


"Readers will be swept away by the themes of faith and redemption woven throughout the narrative as well as the alluring protagonists and setting. Fans of Beth White's Gulf Coast...

National Reading Month Report: 7 Great Reads!

Posted by Jocelyn Green on Apr 02, 2017 in Journal | 3 Comments

Not only was March National Reading Month, but it just so happened that I turned in a book on March 6, which meant it was totally the perfect time for me to binge read! I am about to dive into edits to A Refuge Assured (releasing January 2018), but first, I wanted to share with you the wonderful books I recently read.

In order of time period represented in the story:

The Return by J.M. Hochstetler and Bob Hostetler 

Released April 1, 2017



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