Thursday, January 29, 2015


Today I am happy to post a small exerpt of Amy Lillard's new book, Courting Emily.  If you recall, I posted a review of this book previously - Courting Emily review.  So if you want to read a bit more about the book, just click on the above link.  I hope you enjoy the Courting Emily blog tour!


Welcome to LEG #8 of the Courting Emily blog tour. This is our last excerpt stop. If you are joining in here, it’s probably best to follow the link below and go back to the first blog so you don’t miss anything. Remember: one lucky winner will receive a purple-themed basket filled with some of James Riehl’s favorite things.

Now on to the next segment…

(To go back to the beginning-- )

“Joy does, too. He needs to be up and moving.”
“He falls,” Elam protested.
“At least let him sit at the kitchen table.”
Just like that his charitable feelings toward Emily evaporated. “Two days of coming here to help does not make you an expert on handling my father.”
She crossed her arms and raised herself up, but she still hardly reached his shoulder. “I never said it did.”
Gut…jah…you keep that in mind.” He wanted to say more, but the words failed him.
She pushed past him and into the house.
Elam stood for the longest time staring at the door and wondering how it all went so wrong.

One last stop to wrap it all up.

But first, don’t forget to leave a comment here to be eligible for the drawing. Don’t know what to say? Tell me your favorite season. (Mine is anything but winter. Actually it’s the fall. I guess because I’m a September baby.)

This contest runs January 29, 2015--February 5, 2015. Any comments left after midnight EST will not be eligible for the drawing.


  1. My favorite season is Summer!

    Judy B

  2. My favorite season is Spring! But I lover Christmas so it is a toss up

  3. i enjoyed this blog relay for Amy!!


  4. My favorite season is winter. Love to curl up under my fuzzy blanket, with my tea and a good book.

  5. I enjoy spring when new things begin again in nature...thanks for sharing the blog
    Pauline O(

  6. I love Fall! Great camping weather then.

  7. My favorite season is Autumn -- cool, crisp mornings and bright sunny days with beautiful colors abound!

  8. I like Spring, everything is waking up after the dreary Winter...

  9. I like fall the best. I'm a September baby too.

  10. I really love them all...but my favorite is spring.

  11. Thank you for offering this giveaway! I am so happy to be included. My favorite season is Fall as I love the colors and the crispness in the air, the comfort foods and scenery and the many activities that go along with it--apple picking, pumpkin picking! Margaret Stone

  12. Autumn gets my vote for favorite with spring coming in a close second! I survive summer and winter, knowing each of these seasons will be a blessed relief from the heat and cold. And I'm a September baby, too. :)

  13. My favorite season is summer. I could live at the beach :)

  14. My favorite season is Spring. It's like God washes everything fresh and new. I love seeing the first flowers pop out of the ground. And the animal babies. Reminds me of when I gave my life to the Lord, how He made me a new creature!
    Thanks for the chance to win and a really fun blog relay. Blessings to you and yours!

  15. Fall

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  16. My favorite season is Spring. It's a time of total renewal. New flowers, baby animals, newly hatched birds, growing gardens and flowers.

  17. Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com