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Desert Manna Series Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Desert Manna series by Karen Baney, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Books

Beauty for Ashes

Title: Beauty for Ashes
Series:
Desert Manna #1
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
March 7,2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Uplifting Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1871. 

As a widow who lost her husband in Sherman’s fiery march to the sea, Rebecca Elliot struggled to provide for her son. When she hears from her brother in Prescott, Arizona, she makes the journey west to start over. An unexpected tragedy on the last leg of her travels changes the trajectory of her heart and life as she never could have imagined. 

Perry Quinn finally said goodbye to his late wife when his life is turned upside down. When he loses everything that he worked hard to accomplish, he must humble himself and start over while trying to find the answers to why he lost everything. Along the way, a kind woman steals his heart and reminds him that there is beauty in the middle of the ashes of his life. 

Will he let go of his grief to find true love?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

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Joy for Mourning

Title: Joy for Mourning
Series:
Desert Manna Series #2
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
April 25, 2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1872. 

Grace Talbert spurns every suitor her father finds. She longs for the spark of romance and is unwilling to settle for something less. Her passion is running the Women’s Aid Society, which organizes many charitable events to help the poor and the Indians. When a trip to deliver goods to the reservation leaves her stranded with a handsome stranger, she discovers the love she longed for. 

After many years of wandering and building up his freight business, Joshua Harrison decides to return to Prescott. As bachelor, he is ill-equipped to raise the orphaned daughter of a friend. He hopes the stable life of a small town will bring what he needs to become a good father. Having failed at love twice, he is afraid to try again, until he is stranded with the unconventional and beautiful Grace Talbert. 

Can he move past his heartache to open himself to love again?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | BookBub

Oaks of Justice

Title: Oaks of Justice
Series:
Desert Manna Series #3
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
June 24, 2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Gripping Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1873. 

Mel Larson is used to being underestimated as a female attorney. When her life is threatened, her mentor takes her home to Prescott. As the defense attorney for her innocent client who is on trial for murder, she goes head-to-head with the new District Attorney. When she apologizes to him for using some unconventional tactics, sparks fly, and she finds a love she had not been looking for. 

Alex Glassman was ready to settle down but after a failed courtship, he doubted if he would ever find the right match. When a major court case falls into his lap, he is unprepared to argue the case against a fiery red headed woman. When the case is over and he humbles himself to admit his mistakes, his heart is captured, and he dares to hope that she could be the one. 

When Mel's life is threatened, can Alex save her in time?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | BookBub

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Book Excerpt

In this excerpt from Joy for Mourning, Grace is headed to the freight office to ship some
donations for the charity she runs. She is caught off guard when a stranger is working there.

When Grace stepped into the freight office, she did not see Ira at the counter, so she rang the
obnoxious cowbell. She found it annoying, but it seemed like the teamsters could hear the thing
even when working in the back storeroom.
“Ira,” she said when she heard footsteps down the hall. “It’s Grace. I’m here about shipping…”
A tall man, who was most definitely not Ira, appeared from the back. My what wonderful blue
eyes. They sparkled and reflected the light. Such a nice contrast to his lightly tanned skin. He
was thin but still well built. His wavy light brown hair flopped over part of his forehead. A dimple
in his chin added to his handsome appearance that nearly stole her breath away. When he
smiled, she let out a quick breath and willed her heart to stop slamming into her chest.
“I don’t believe we’ve met,” she said, trying to recover. “I’m Grace Talbert.”
His smile dimmed. “I’m sorry for your loss.”
She glanced down at her dress. No, it was the blue dress she wore, the same blue as his
amazing eyes.
He cleared his throat and rushed to explain. “I saw you. The funeral.”
“You,” she whispered. The man in the wagon who passed by—the one she could not stop
thinking about. She looked away, lest her gaze revealed her thoughts.

About the Author

Karen Baney

Karen Baney is passionate about writing stories full of flawed characters. She enjoys weaving together stories of second chances, redemption, and overcoming personal trials. As a transplant to Arizona, she loves researching the state’s history and finding ways to seamlessly incorporate real history and real settings into her novels. In addition to writing and speaking, Karen works as a Software Development Manager for a Christian ministry.

Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband, Jim, make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs, Bella and Daisy. Both Jim and Karen are active at Rock Point Church in Queen Creek, Arizona. 

Connect with Karen by visiting karenbaney.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will each win signed copies of all 3 books in the Desert Manna series plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

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