A Summer of Winners…

winner2Our latest winner of Laura Hilton’s book, Awakened Love, is Shirley Blanchard! Congratulations, Shirley!

Don’t forget to check out our interview with Teresa Pollard and a chance to win her book, Tokens of Promise. https://writingpromptsthoughtsideas.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/teresa-pollard/

Last but not least, one winner will be chosen from the comments on our Monday and Friday posts in May and June to win a $25 Amazon gift card. You still have time to comment and be entered to win!

Happy Summer!



Teresa Pollard

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Today we welcome Teresa Pollard, author, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]

Teresa: I’d almost have to say whatever book I’m reading at the moment.  But I do love mysteries the most, so maybe The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes… You could say he was my first love.

(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?

Teresa: It might be nice to be someone younger and more beautiful, but I guess I see myself more as the Miss Marple type.  I am a little old lady who lives in a small town most of her life.  I don’t see myself as snoopy, but then I doubt she did either.  What I loved about her was her quick wit and insight into people.

(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Teresa: Since I’ve already seen a good bit of Europe, I’d love to see the Far East: China or Japan.  Their culture is so different from ours, it would be a great adventure to go there.

Thanks, Teresa, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment for a chance to win a paperback copy of Tokens of Promise.

Tokens of Promise

“Beware, Prince of Hebron, her witching ways are strong.”  Ben Qara’s evil words still rang in his ears.  Judah is sure he was bewitched by the beautiful Tamar.  She is all he can think about.  But no, it must not be.  He will not break his vow to Yah.  He already has a wife, and he will have only one.  Tamar must marry Er.

Rescued from disgrace by the handsome Judah, Tamar is already in love with the kind stranger.  She eagerly followed Emi’s advice on how to win him.  It almost worked.  He’d promised.  If only his servant hadn’t come at that moment, she’d be his wife now instead of going home with him to be his daughter-in-law.   Why had her father agreed to this?  Surely he could see her destiny was with Judah? 

“What are you talking about, woman?” Er demanded.  “Tamar is no harlot.  She’s the daughter of a Man of God, and Father bought her from him for me.” 

“After he found her naked in the street and bought her back from her rightful husband,” Ruah said spitefully.  Her family was gone from the town, but your father stayed in her home with her through the night.  How many times do you suppose he could have come in to her before my father arrived with the dawn?  You don’t believe me?  Ask the messenger who took the supplies back to Chezib.  It seems the whole town is talking about it.”    

Er’s anger seethed, and he vowed revenge.  His father must die.  But not before he would see what he would do to the beautiful “bride” he had intended to foist off on him.


Teresa Pollard is from Richmond, Virginia, and was saved at a young age. She has a Masters degree in English and Creative Writing from Hollins College, and has served as a Sunday School teacher and children’s worker for most of the last forty years. Married for forty years, she was devastated by divorce and the death of her youngest daughter, but God has blessed her with a new home and another grandson, and she now resides in Dacula, Georgia. Her website is TeresaPollardWrites.com.