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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ta-da! Defenders of Hope book 2

I'm about giddy to share with you all the book cover for the second book in the Defenders of Hope series: Healing promises!!! The awesome folks at Waterbrook Multnomah did a fantastic job with capturing the story on the cover and in the back cover blurb.

Facing a new threat.

When FBI Agent Clint Rollins takes a bullet during a standoff, it might just save his life. But not even the ugly things he’s seen during his years working in the Crimes Against Children Unit could prepare him for the overwhelming powerlessness of hospital tests revealing an unexpected diagnosis. If only Sara weren’t retreating into doctor mode…he needs his wife now more than ever.

Frozen in fear.

Sara Rollins is an oncologist with a mission—beating cancer when she can, easing her patients’ suffering at the very least. But now the life of her tall Texan husband is at stake. She never let the odds steal her hope before, but now the question of God’s healing promises is personal. Can she hold on to the truth she claimed to believe?

Faith under fire.

As Clint continues to track down a serial murderer despite his illness, a past military incident haunts his nightmares, pushing him beyond solving the case into risking his life and career. Clint struggles to believe God is still the God of miracles. Especially when he needs not one, but two. Everything in his life is reduced to one all-important question: Can God be trusted?

So what do you all think????

Here are some of my favorite headlines...

First the serious one: “In sickness and in health” is about to test Sara to her core.

Now my all-time favorite: Child abductions and a grim medical diagnosis…and you thought your day was bad.

That one makes me laugh out loud. No, guess my day's not so bad after all. ;-) Especially when I get to share pictures of my second book baby.

It's funny, I thought I'd be less awed this time around. But I'm not. I'm even more excited and even more in awe at what God has done. Ransomed Dreams is a book that challenged my heart and opened my eyes to God being an amazing dream redeemer. Healing Promises is a book that continues to challenge my faith and expand my view of how awesome God is...even when I don't understand His ways.

Thank You, Daddy, for being my guide through it all! Moments like these make me long even more for heaven, where mountain-top joy doesn't fade and where we'll see You face to face. For now, may both these books and what we do here honor and point people to You. Amen


Sally Datria said...

Whoo hoo!! How exciting!! I LOVE the cover!! You know....I'm laid up with this fractured knee thing and could use some reading material...(tapping fingers...)


Dona Watson said...

Amy! The cover is beautiful! Congrats.

Rel said...

Amy - the cover looks great :) Not sure about your funny line though - LOL! The blurb is great - I'm sold...but with your books that wouldn't be too hard! Did you receive my email responding to your book club question?

Heather said...

How exciting for you...another baby that much closer to it's arrival!

The cover and copy are worthy of the (excellent) story within!


Amy Wallace said...

Thank you all so much for sharing in my excitement and for your kind words and congrats!!! You're the best! ;-)


Deena Peterson said...

I'm seriously stoked! I loved the first book in this I can't wait to get my hands on THIS one:-) Wishin' for an advanced copy **walks away, hands in pockets, whistling non-chalantly...**

Justabeachkat said...

Okay, I've just learned about you from Heather. I'm hooked already and will go out tomorrow to pick up the first book so I'll be ready for the new one.



Susan said...


I loved the first book and can't wait to read this one either. I'm so happy for you...I love that moment when the cover comes to life bringing the whole thing to fruition!!

Congratulations on another "book baby"!


Christy LaShea said...

I love the cover! I like this cover better than the first. Story sounds awesome - major tearjerker?!

Laurie said...

I'm behind on my blog reading and my e-mail right now, but was SO excited to see this post from you!!! Celebrating and praising God with you. I'm so seriously jealous that Heather got an advance copy--and you know she rubbed it in my face too! :-)
Can't wait to read it--and buy it for friends and family!


Amy Wallace said...

Hey, Deena! Email me. :-)

Hey, Kat! Thanks so much for coming over from Heather's site! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Ransomed Dreams~ it's awesome that you're hooked already. :-)

Amy Wallace said...

Susan~ thanks so much for your very kind congrats!

Christy~ Major tear-jerker? Uhm... how about I plead the fifth and say it's the same intense romance and suspense that RD had with some unexpected differences. ;-)

Amy Wallace said...


Thanks for celebrating with me and being such a tangible and heart chocolate support and encouragement!

As for you and Heather...I'm praying for you two. ;-)

Love you!

Lori said...

I have been away, the cover is breath taking...I LOVE IT....

I have something to tell you but I will email you =))

Unknown said...

Wow! Can't believe I missed this post somehow, your cover is awesome! I love the title too, Healing Promises! It sounds great, when will it be on shelves?? :)

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks Mary and Laurel! I'm SO glad you all like the cover. It truly captures the story, but I wondered if it was as captivating as RD. Guess I have my answer. ;-)

Healing Promises is now up on Amazon and I already have a sales rank which surprised me big time. The release date they have is April 15, 2008.

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