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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In her first novel, Diamond Duo, Marcia Gruver gives us a look at the historical town of Jefferson, Texas and it’s rather unusual citizens. When a beautiful young woman named Bessie steps off the train in this small town, Bertha Biddie decides then and there that the woman would be the perfect one to help Bertha charm Thaddeus Bloom into proposing. The friendship grows into a close relationship that Bertha’s friends don’t understand. Thaddeus is confused by Bertha’s behavior, and even though he wants to proclaim his love for her, Bessie’s needs keep getting in the way by calling Bertha away. A subplot along the way also make for interesting reading with Sarah and Henry, freed slaves who are trying to make a life in Jefferson. Marcia weaves all these lives together in an engaging story that will have you laughing and crying all the way through.

13 comments:

Sandee61 said...

I'd love to read this book! Love the characters names, and it sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving
Sandy

Muzzley[at]aol[dot]com

Marcia Gruver said...

Martha, thank you for featuring my book today. I had so much fun writing this one, and fell in love with the characters along the way.

My goal in writing this story was to encourage those with lost loved ones never to give up. God may very well have a Plan B up his sleeve.

Thanks again.

Becky C. said...

I'd love to read this book, as I've visited Jefferson, Texas, quite often, when I lived in Shreveport, La. It sounds like a wonderful book.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.

rec(at)hiwaay)(dot)net

Jo said...

This sounds like a good read and a very interesting book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Pamela J said...

I love a book that extracts emotions from me as I read it. Especially laughing and crying. Looks like this is going to be a very fine book to read. I'm interested in getting to experience the new author and cheer her on as she comes out with more books.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

smilinkyn said...

Please enter my name in the drawing for this great book. Thanks & Merry Christmas!
Kyndra
smile_y9[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this constest as the premise of the book sounds delightful.

Gayla Collins
gayla.c@bresnan.net

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like it would be a wonderful book to read . Please enter me into your giveaway thanks
spiritinflight@hotmail.com

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Sounds like a fascinating book. I'd love to win a copy. So, drop my name in the hat.

Peg Phifer

pbphifer[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks!

Michelle Sutton said...

Oh, love this era! Count me in.

joyfulhutch[at]msn[dot]com

grammyellen said...

i grew up in texas, in houston actually. i would love to read this book.
thanks for the chance.

grammieofsix@gmail.com

thanks again,
ellen

Martha A. said...

I would love to win!
martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Carole said...

Dear Martha,

I wanted to send you a note and couldn't figure out where else to post it.

In this season of gift giving to our loved ones, I realize how blessed I’ve been to have won a book from your blog this past year. The time you put into your blog and your generosity in sharing books means a lot to me. So I wanted to express my appreciation and also wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Blessings,
Carole