Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Launch of AWAKENING by JoAnn Durgin

A God-fearing man. A God-seeking woman. A combustible combination. Lexa Clarke signs up for a short-term summer mission in San Antonio with TeamWork Missions, hoping to make a difference in the world. TeamWork director Sam Lewis has a job to do and can't afford to be distracted by the petite, feisty blonde. But when she tumbles into his arms from the top of a house they’re rebuilding, Sam suspects his life will never be the same.
During their weeks together in the TeamWork camp, Sam and Lexa learn the power of forgiveness and healing. Enduring a chain of incidents which challenge their faith, trust and growing relationship, they look to the Lord for guidance as together they discover a love greater than either could ever imagine. At the end of the eight-week work camp, Sam is committed to a year-long, dangerous overseas mission for TeamWork. Can Lexa trust the Lord enough to let him go? Will Sam safely return and keep his promise to meet her at The Alamo?

You’ll keep turning the pages of this sweeping romantic adventure. With great characters, plenty of humor, enough emotion to make you shed a tear or two, and a happy ending that’ll have you cheering, Awakening will leave you breathless. Hold on tight. The adventures of Lewis and Clarke have only just begun!

Author Bio: JoAnn is a member of ACFW and its Indiana chapter. Awakening is her debut novel. She was a finalist in the long contemporary romance category of the 2010 RWA/FHL Touched by Love contest, and is a regular blog contributor with Hoosier Ink and Reflections in Hindsight. JoAnn is also an active member of the My Book Therapy Voices and has won or placed in several of their quarterly Flash Fiction contests. She loves to share her passion for the redeeming love of Christ through her stories.

Website: http://joanndurgin.com/

Book Title: Awakening

10 Digit ISBN: 1926712560

Publisher: Torn Veil Books (Winnipeg, Canada)

BUY IT NOW: Look under the category of "Books" and "JOANN DURGIN" at the following: http://www.amazon.com/ and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ (available in both paperback and electronic versions).

Here's what others are saying about Awakening (from posted Amazon reviews):

5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Winner, January 19, 2011
By Edwina E. Cowgill "book lover" (Georgia)
JoAnn Durgin has an absolute winner in her first published novel, "Awakening." This book has it all: characters you will love, and perhaps identify with, remarkable setting, and a plot that keeps you engrossed from beginning to end and leaves you wanting to read more about Lexa and Sam.

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