February Book News from Carrie Turansky A Man To Trust Release Day! It's time to celebrate the arrival of my new novel, A Man To Trust, at a store n

February Book News from Carrie Turansky

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A Man To Trust Release Day!

It's time to celebrate the arrival of my new novel, A Man To Trust, at a store near you!

After years spent helping run her family's Christian bookstore, it's time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream of becoming a classical musician a chance. But can she really trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too charming....and too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of—marriage. Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifices. Suddenly, Adrie's questioning what she really wants. And whether the dreams she once thought unlikely are within her reach after all.

A MAN TO TRUST is available as an eBook or paper book here.

A Man to Trust

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A Man To Trust Book Launch
Princeton Market Fair
Barnes & Noble
Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 pm

If you live near Princeton, NJ, I hope you'll join me at Barnes & Noble for my book launch and a talk about Inspirational Romance. I'll be giving away some free books, answering questions, and signing copies of A Man To Trust. I'd love to see you there! More information on this event is available here.


Carrie's Bookshelf

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Are you looking for some great books that are inspiring and well written? Here are three books that I've read and enjoyed. I recommend them to you!

Promise Me This, by Cathy Gohlke, is a wonderful historical book that starts with a young man stowing away on the Titanic. You follow Michael all the way through WW1 as he determines to keep the promise he made to the man who saved his life. It's beautifully written and a very touching story. Five stars! Purchase it here.

Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert, is a wonderful contemporary novel that grabbed my heart and would not let me go. This is Katie's debut novel, and I was invited to read it for endorsement. I was happy to give it 5-stars. It arrives in bookstores in May but you can pre-order here.

Belonging, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is a lovely historical romance set in Idaho and tells the story of an orphaned young women who comes west as a teacher. The story premiss might sounds similar to others, but the way Robin handles the characters and their journeys is very unique. I loved the heroine and was sorry to turn the last page and say goodbye. 5-stars and highly recommended to all who enjoy historical romance. Purchase it here.

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Wedding cake

Celebrating Valentines Day

I hope you enjoyed Valentines Day with those you love. Scott and I have been married for 34 years, and each year I find more reasons to thank the Lord for bringing us together. Scott has been a great encourager to me on my writing journey. He believed in me and my gifts long before I was published, and he continues to show his support in so many ways. He's a wonderful pastor, father, author, and counselor, and I'm blessed to be married to him.

In honor of Valentines Day, here's a romantic true story from our relationship that I hope you will enjoy. Valentines Treats in Mombassa


Pinterest For Authors and Readers

Have you heard about Pinterest? It lets you organize and share all the beautiful and helpful things you find on the web. People create pinboards for recipes, crafts, favorite movies, books, or holiday ideas, etc. Each photo you pin includes a link back to the blog or page where you found it. This is a great way for writers to collect character and setting information for their books for themselves and sharing with others. It's also a great place to get inspiration for future stories as you browse pinboards your friends create. I've created boards for my two newest books and People I Admire, Classics, Tea Time, Purple, Books Worth Reading, Places I'd Love to Go, and more.

For some helpful Pinterest tips for authors, check out Thomas Umstattd's blog. More info on marketing with Pinterest at this blog. Here's a peek at my Pinterest page. If it looks interesting you can take a closer look here.


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

We've been searching for some gluten-free recipes since one of our daughters has a gluten allergy. This is a delicious pizza that we've enjoyed. It's adapted from the blog eat.drink.smile.

1 Cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
olive oil

Pizza sauce
Shredded cheese
*sliced vegetables of your choice

To rice the cauliflower, take 1/3 of a large head of fresh cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Don't over do it or you will puree it. You can also grate it if you don't have a food processor, but that takes longer. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. No need to add water. The natural moisture steams it.

To Make the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Brush a cookie sheet with olive oil. In a medium bowl stir together cauliflower, egg, and 1 cup mozzarella. Add the seasonings. Transfer to a cookie sheet and pat into a 9 inch circle. Brush the top lightly with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Add the sauce, toppings, and cheese. Return to the oven 3 - 4 minutes, until the cheese melts. Enjoy!
*The toppings should be precooked since your are only baking for a short time.


A Word of Encouragement for You

Trouble comes to all of us, whether is something simple like lost keys or a dead cell phone, or something much more serious like losing your job or facing a health crisis. So where do we turn when trouble comes our way? God tells us in Psalm 46 that He is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. He doesn't promise to provide those things for us. He says He is those things. What a wonderful encouragement to know that He loves us so much that He Himself wants to be exactly what we need when trouble comes our way. . . and we know it will because Jesus said, In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.

I hope you'll connect with God today and allow Him to be your refuge, strength, and ever present help in times of trouble. He loves you, and His arms are always open.

And if you've read this far. . . I have a surprise for you. To celebrate the launch of my new book, I'm giving away a free copy of A Man to Trust to the first four readers who email me via my website and tell me what they think makes a man trustworthy. If you already have a Man To Trust, and you are one of the first four to respond, you may choose one of my other books. Click here to visit my website.

Blessings and happy reading,

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