Thursday, May 14, 2009

CFBA Tour - Beloved Counterfeit

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Beloved Counterfeit

Barbour Publishing, Inc (May 2009)


Kathleen Y'Barbo


KATHLEEN MILLER Y’BARBO is a tenth-generation Texan and a mother of three grown sons and a teenage daughter. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and an award-winning novelist of Christian fiction whose first published work jumped onto the Christian Booksellers Association bestseller list in its first month of release. Kathleen is a former treasurer for the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a member of the Author’s Guild, Inspirational Writers Alive, Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, and the Fellowship of Christian Authors. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, and her kids think she’s a pretty cool mom, too…most of the time, anyway.



Washed ashore on Fairweather Key, Ruby O’Shea and her three nieces─the offspring of the pirate Thomas Hawkins and Ruby’s late sister─have a chance for a new beginning as Ruby takes a job in a boardinghouse and the girls are passed off as her daughters. But will Ruby be able to confess all when she falls for Micah Tate, a widower, wrecker, and soon-to-be preacher?

Micah is determined to marry the young woman who has captured his heart despite knowing she has something to hide. But will he be able to remain true to his vows when his lady love’s shady past comes to light?

Captain Thomas Hawkins will go to any length to discover the whereabouts of his daughters. What will his determination cost the folks of Fairweather Key?

When Ruby finds herself bereft of her newfound love and protector, will she run away in an attempt to escape her present as she did her past? Will Micah’s love cover the multitude of Ruby’s sins, or will Ruby’s duplicity cost her everything?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Beloved Counterfeit, go HERE

This sequel to Beloved Captive, which was featured in a blog tour here, tells the story of Ruby O'Shea and her attempt to fashion anew life for her and her nieces. Although it is a work of fiction book I know that the reality of many women's lives during the time period in which the novel is set was indeed dependent upon the whims of men. And there were scant options for a woman to make money to support herself and her family if she didn't have a man. And sadly, as today, society lacked compassion and understanding for those trying to escape their circumstances and start anew. This story reminds us that Gods grace extends to all, and that the ground is level at the foot of the cross.

Happy Reading!


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Skoots1moM said...

sounds interesting...her last name made me think of "Vinny Barborino" on Welcome Back, Kotter...hee hee

Cathy said...

I've read one of her books before. This one sounds good. I'll have to check the library.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

RE: AG, I think she will probably post about meeting me. I hope this doesn't turn into her stalking me like Clinton.