Sunday, July 04, 2010


a new romance novel
by Gail Gaymer Martin

We just returned from a wonderful week at Maranatha Family Conference Center in Muskegon, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Steve spoke on "Best Days of Your Life," "How To Think Like A Cowboy," "How To Work Like A Cowboy" and finished with "Grandpa's Letter To Keaton" (which required a package of Kleenex--for him & the hearers). Great weather. Smooth flights. Fun time with fans. Met lots of new friends. 

Now, we have the privilege of featuring a newly released novel by a Michigan native. . . . 

Back Cover Blurb:
Perfectionist Martin Davis's life is in turmoil. The lonely businessman's search for companionship led him to adopt a dog--a rambunctious terrier. And now Martin's at his wits' end. When dog trainer, Emily Ireland, offers to help, Martin is grateful--and intrigued.

But he's wary of getting too close to the sweet, pretty Emily, especially when he learns of her scandalous past. Can Martin ever open his heart to the possibility that Emily just may be his perfect bride?

“It is obvious that Gail loves dogs, she loves flowers, and she loves her characters because each one is written so lovingly. I loved Bride in Training. It is a book that will tug at your heart and inspire you to seek your Heavenly Father….” CarlybirdK --

Bride In Training received 4 stars in the Romantic Times Book Reviews.

Award-winning author, Gail Gaymer Martin writes for Steeple Hill and Barbour with 44 published novels and over 3 million books in print . She writes women's fiction, romance and romantic suspense and is the author of Writing the Christian Romance, released by Writers Digest Books. Gail was recently named Author of the Year by Barbour Publisher's Heartsong Presents readership. Gail is a popular speaker at churches and women's events and teaches writing at conferences across the U.S.

Adapted from a personal note by Gail, taken from her website:

I was a slow starter. When I was in the third grade, my teacher wrote a prophetic message on my report card, "Gail is an excellent writer." It took nearly 50 years…(to become) a published novelist and freelance writer….

As a pre-teen, I wrote a series of Nancy Drew-type mysteries, and in my teen years, I wrote romances --- but not knowing romance needed a happy ending, I often did things like kill the heroine off at the end. Needless to say, my first attempts at romance failed.

Before writing, I taught English and public speaking at a local high school and later became a guidance counselor. I continue to maintain a professional counseling license.

Born and raised in Michigan, I live with my husband, Bob, who is my greatest fan and the best proofreader in the state. Second to writing, I enjoy music, especially singing as a soloist and choir member at my church and a member of the Detroit Lutheran Singers. I also play handchimes and handbells. 

I’m blessed to be among the fine Christian writers around the world. Writing romance and romantic suspense combines elements I love—romance, suspense, and my love for the Lord.

"These three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13) 

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