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Mrs. Oswald Chambers

Coming October 17, 2017

About This Book

Mrs. Oswald Chambers is a biography of Gertrude Annie (Biddy) Hobbs Chambers.

Many people know Oswald Chambers wrote My Utmost for His HighestMost, however, are surprised to learn the devotional was not compiled and published until 10 years after his death.

Who actually put the devotional together and why? How did a woman raised in Victorian England become an astonishing stenographer?

A full and rich life

Mrs. Oswald Chambers tells the full rich life story of Biddy Chambers, a woman who did live her very life for God’s utmost glory.

It follows her childhood fraught with health concerns, to maturity at an early age. Her determination and ambition, coupled with financial hardship, fueled a life driven to be the best at whatever she undertook.

Learn how the “haphazard” experience of her childhood led her to a skill that caught the attention of a noted Bible teacher, all the while her sense of humor and calm features captured his heart.

Why did she follow God’s lead across an ocean, to run a Bible College or live in a WWI YMCA camp in Egypt?

Mrs. Oswald Chambers presents the “domestic” side of Oswald Chambers’ life. Here we learn the “secret” of his success and her important role in it.

We also follow a heart-broken widow from the dust of a world war back to post-war Britain, to put together a fulfilling life despite poverty.

The risks she took, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, surprised even her biographer and yet decision played a role in the 30-book Oswald Chambers canon.

Indeed, there is no My Utmost for His Highest without Biddy’s strong sense of where God wanted her, doing extraordinary tasks, for His glory.

My Utmost for His Highest

What steps did Biddy take to compile My Utmost for His Highest?

Working in astonishing and difficult conditions, yet with a charge from God, Biddy applied her formidable skills to a monumental task.

Using her only her notes, imagination, skills and sensitivity to God, she worked three years to produce a 366-page devotional that has never been out of print since 1927.

Read how Biddy used Oswald’s notes to establish and run a small publishing business, with only the guidance of a handful of friends.

Biddy’s daughter Kathleen joined her through it all, with her own story of God at work in the life of a noted Bible teacher.

Mrs. Oswald Chambers provides insight for modern Christian women, by telling the story of a remarkable woman and how she lived her utmost for God’s highest.


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A Log Cabin Christmas Collection

ISBN: 978-1616264789

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“The Dogtrot Christmas”  (Barbour, September 2011)

When a conscripted war-weary Tejano returns to the family ranchero in 1836 Texas, he is enraged to discover an Anglo couple has built a dogtrot cabin on his very land. Luis carries many disappointments and horrors but is captivated by Molly Faires’ devotion to her widowed brother and toddler nephew. His past, though, finally finds reconcilliation by the listening ear and forgiving heart of his old tutor, Rev. Thomas Hanks. Christmas provides Luis and Molly and opportunity to find the unity under the roof of Jesus Christ’s posada story.

A Log Cabin Christmas appeared on the October 2, 2011 New York Times best seller’s list.

You can read more about the writing and research for this book, at its own page here.


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Bridging Two Hearts

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(Barbour and Harlequin, Heartsong February 2013)

When Amy gets a job as a massage therapist at the glorious Hotel del Coronado, she is excited and terrified because it means driving across the Coronado Bridge to work every day. Josh, meanwhile, returns from a Navy SEAL assignment more than a little uncomfortable about possible claustrophobia–but he’s not afraid of anything, right? The two meet, spar and together learn   different ways of handling fear.

You can read about the funny backstory and other information about Bridging Two Hearts here.


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A Texas Brides Collection

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An Inconvenient Gamble  (Barbour, May, 2013)

This is the tale of a reformed gambler grappling with his past as a Civil War prisoner, in 1867 Texas. When he meets the widow of a man who led him to do a terrible deed, Charles Moss has to confront how best to make things right for a family he wronged with a poor bet. Jenny Duncan is forced to make hard choices when her father and husband both die of yellow fever and she must take over the horse ranch, the rearing of her two teenage brothers and a crochety mother-in-law. Then she discovers she is pregnant.

How will the two find their way to happiness as Charles fights the urge to gamble and Jenny struggles to keep the ranch running?

What led me to write An Inconvenient Gamble is further discussed here.


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A Pioneer Christmas Collection

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A Gold Rush Christmas”  (Barbour, September 2013)

When Samantha and Peter Harris arrange to seek their father in 1897 Alaska, who would guess they’d booked passage on a ship filled with gold-fevered men? Dressing in her twin’s clothing, Sam travels far in search of adventures and encounters the harsh realities of pioneer life.

Miles Parker, the wanna-be pastor boy next door, travels with the Harris twins hoping to find his fortune and prove his capabilities to the woman he loves. Along the way, all three “musketeers” find their faith, morals and ideals challenged by run-ins with prostitutes and con men in Skagway, Alaska, until they learn true riches only can be found in ministering best with the gifts God gave them.

You can read more about the writing and research for this book, at its own page here.


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The Yuletide Bride

ISBN: B00NVZW7RA

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12 Brides of Christmas – Book 5  (Barbour, November 2014)

How will an 1870’s “grasshopper” fiddler earn enough money to win the hand of a shopkeeper’s bagpipe-playing daughter?

Ewan Murray has loved Kate McDougall their whole music-playing lives on the Nebraska prairie. When Kate puts up her hair, he realizes the time has come to put in his claim for her hand—but her thrifty mercantile owner father challenges him to prove himself capable of supporting her. He demonstrates his ability to teach and the connection of math to music as he takes over the school and helps Kate’s brother learn to cipher. But it’s in the refurbishment of a family heirloom and his and Kate’s love of music that finally allows eleven young pipers and a bagpipe, to earn them a Yuletide wedding.

You can read more about The Yuletide Bride, the backstory and what went into writing it–along with a video of Michelle playing the bagpipes–here.

 


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The 12 Brides of Summer: The Sunbonnet Bride

Novella Collection #1

On sale now in The 12 Brides of Summer Collection #1

ISBN: B00XIW4FQ2

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The Sunbonnet Bride

Bumbling teamster Malcolm MacDougall vies with suave banker Josiah Finch for the hand of the lively hat maker Sally Martin after a tornado touches down in the neighboring communities. While Josiah sees an opportunity to make plenty of money to support a potential bride in style, Malcolm adds up the facts against his Bible and realizes helping those in need is more important than turning a profit. When Sally’s hats become the stylish rage of southeastern Nebraska, will she choose a teamster or a banker for her life’s happiness?

A novella for summer, part of The 12 Brides of Summer Collection #1.

You can read more about the writing and research for this book, at its own page here.


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The 12 Brides of Christmas

ISBN: 978-1630584894

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The 12 Brides of Christmas (Barbour, October 2015) is a compilation of twelve Christmas novellas featuring a special gift. Michelle’s story, The Yuletide Bride, is one of the twelve and you can read about it here.

A perfect read for the Christmas season, these twelve stories are 15,000 words long–readable in an hour or so–and provide a sweet romance set against the challenges of pioneer life in 19th century America. The settings range from Mississippi and Illinois across the sweep of country to Arizona and Wyoming. Featuring spunky heroines–some with an attitude–dangerous circumstances, like meeting a mail order groom holding a gun, The 12 Brides of Christmas provides snippets of a different way of handling Christmas many years ago.

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