Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Review and Givaway of Award-Winning Author, Tammy Barley's Second novel, Hope's Promise

Winning a seven-night stay at a Colorado Dude Ranch from award-winning author Tammy Barley, had nothing to do with my falling in love with her writing (but she did become my new best friend). This week while I am in Colorado enjoying God's creativity and Tammy's generosity, I wanted you to experience a taste of her lovely writing by a chance to win her newest novel!

Tammy's debut novel, Love's Rescue, brimmed with romance, adventure, and a sterling dose of faith. 

It also placed #11, Historical Fiction Best-Seller
at and the 2nd Place Winner of the
Golden Rose Contest, Inspirational Category!

So when I heard about the release of her second book, Hope's Promise, I pre-ordered a copy, and was not disappointed. This beautifully-crafed historical set in the West during the Civil War is the perfect sequel to Jake and Jessie Bennett's story of love and honor:

For Better, for Worse
Jake Bennett is finally wed to the love of his life, Jessica Hale—but he isn’t convinced she won’t leave him. Life is a constant struggle for the Bennetts as they battle drought and live in fear of raids on Southerners, and he is not sure that Jess knew what she was getting herself into when she married him.

In Sickness and in Health
Jess, however, despairs for another reason—she is unable to conceive a child.

A Solemn Vow to Stand Together
While trying to prove their unconditional love for each other, the Bennetts must defend against attacks on the Paiutes, the doubts that haunt them both, and an unknown force that threatens to destroy all they hold dear. Together, they must stand in faith through betrayal, barrenness, and a very real threat, trusting that God will reward their hopes for a better future.

For a chance to win Hope's Promise, Tammy's newest page-turner, please leave a comment with your email address at the end of this post. Then return Friday for the book trailer, an announcement about a contest to win a horseback riding adventure for your family, and a second opportunity to win Hope's Promise. I will draw the winner when I return from my trip on Sunday, August 22nd and post Monday, August 23rd.


  1. Sounds just like the kind of adventure I love to read!! Please enter me. Thanks.

    kristengjohnson (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. How fun! Cannot WAIT to hear about your adventures!

    Enter me!!!

  3. Hi Jen -

    Glad you're having fun.

    Please enter me in the contest.

    susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com

  4. Jen, both books sound just delightful! I miss Colorado but not the icy roads. Have fun!

  5. Happy Wednesday, Kristen, Patti, Susan, and Kathy! Thank you for stopping by to say howdy, and for your kind comments for Jen and myself. Jen asked me to visit her blog this week to remind you all that she's thinking of you. When she returns, let's see if we can get her to post a few photos of Colorado, and maybe we'll get to hug a horse vicariously. =)



  6. To learn more about my next vacation giveaway, visit


  7. Sounds like a great read! I sure hope your havin' the time of your life.

    God bless and have a glorious day!!!

  8. I would love to win one of her books! Enjoy your trip out there!!!!
    terri dot tiffany at yahoo dot com

  9. Jen:
    I like the plot of the story.

    Enter me in the book drawing.


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  11. I am SO glad you won this getaway!!! :) YEAH!!! :) :) :)
    And good to see your post about BOOK #2. Don't worry about entering me, I always preorder the books so I'll let this go to some other lucky winner :)

  12. I would love to win this one. Tammy is so talented. Enter me please. Hope all is well with you Jen.
    jancline(at) ymail (dot) com

  13. Hope you're having a wonderful time with your Mister, Jen. Remember your assignment? Do not return until you're completely relaxed.

    I know a few boys that would love that particular vacation package...just sayin'...

  14. Thank you, ladies, for visiting Jen's blog while she and her hubby are hugging horses, and hot-tubbing under the stars!

    And thank you too for your kind messages. You're all entered into the drawing to win a copy of Hope's Promise!

    I already have the joy of knowing many of you. It's great to see you here. =)


  15. The books sound wonderful! Hope you are having a great time, Jen!
    Thanks and Blessings,
    Karen :)


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