Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Constant Heart

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Constant Heart

(Bethany House October 1, 2008)


Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

A Constant Heart is her sixth novel. Two of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door were Christy Award finalists. She has been called one of the clearest, most original voices in the CBA.


In a world of wealth, power, and is the only forbidden luxury.

“Trust was a valuable commodity at court. Traded by everyone, but possessed by no one. Its rarity was surpassed only by love. Love implied commitment and how could any of us commit ourselves to any but the Queen? Love implied singularity and how could any of us benefit another if our affections were bound to one in exclusivity? Love was never looked for and rarely found. When it was, it always ended badly.”

In Queen Elizabeth’s court where men and women willingly trade virtue for power, is it possible for Marget to obtain her heart’s desire or is the promise of love only an illusion?

A riveting glimpse into Queen Elizabeth's Court...

Born with the face of an angel, Marget Barnardsen is blessed. Her father is a knight, and now she is to be married to the Earl of Lytham. Her destiny is guaranteed ... at least, it would seem so. But when her introduction to court goes awry and Queen Elizabeth despises her, Marget fears she's lost her husband forever. Desperate to win him back, she'll do whatever it takes to discover how she failed and capture again the love of a man bound to the queen.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Constant Heart, go HERE

I haven't received my copy of this book yet, but I will post a review once I do. Don't forget to drop me an email to win a copy of For Young Men Only before tomorrow evening at 10 pm!


Dee S. said...

Praying for you and Jacob today.

a_weak_rose said...

Got your prayer request through WILD card.
I'll be praying.

jubilee said...

praying for you and your family!

kalea_kane said...

Dear Christy,
I got your prayer request through WILD Card. I just want you to know we are praying for Jacob here, and I have passed the prayer request for him to our station's prayer partners.

God bless you sweetie.


Twin for God said...

I'm praying for you and your brother!

kalea_kane said...

Hi again Christy. I was contacted by our prayer team coordinator, and she suggested that your mother contact NAMI. Their website is They are a non profit advocacy group, and they often have alternatives for children in your brother's situation. You may already be aware of but if not, please check them out. If you even want to send me the state and area they live in, I would be happy to look up anything I can for you. My son is 13, and I had to deal with a lot of minor issues with him, and it literally does break your heart. My heart immediately went out to Jacob. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. We are all praying.

God bless you



HeatherH said...

I'm praying for you all too.

Stacey said...

I am praying for Jacob and your family, Christy.

Jeanies Heavenly Treasures said...

I got your prayer request from Mimi. I am praying for Jacob and your family. God can move mountains so he can move in this situation as well. Hang in there!

Christy Wong said...

Hi Christy. I received your prayer request through WILD Card yesterday & on behalf of Tyndale, I'll be praying for your family & your brother especially. Don't lose hope!