Saturday, August 31, 2013

New "Angel Connection" Giveaway Starts

A new giveaway starts today on So Many Precious Books, So Little Time, along with a feature on The Angel Connection. If you don't already have a copy, take advantage of this giveaway now!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Judi's a Trending Topic!

The lovely Sezoni Whitfield sent over a screen cap showing Judi tweeting during the #WritersKaboodle authors chat, just at the moment that it was a trending topic on Twitter. Thank you Sezoni -- what a thrill!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Judi and the Twitter Author Chat

Judi had a live Twitter author chat this morning with Sezoni Whitfield who produces the "Writers Kaboodle" weekly author chat on Twitter. Judi was a bit nervous at first, but she came through with flying colors! She got into the swing of things and was tweeting faster than Sezoni could ask questions. You can find Judi's chat on her Twitter stream at @jbartonbooks. Check out #writerskaboodle on Twitter every Thursday from 9am-9pm ET and well as its website. Sezoni is a great supporter of authors and interviews an author every hour. Thanks for the great discussion Sezoni!

Interview with Judi

Read what inspired Judi to write The Angel Connection in this interview at

The Miracle of Earrings

Read Judi's guest post, "The Miracle of Earrings," on the karmic, mystical qualities of Bucks County, PA which she wrote for Bookhounds, and learn why this fabled area is so magical.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Join Judi in a Twitter Author Interview

Judi will be taking part in a Twitter interview tomorrow, Thursday, 8/29/13, noon - 1pm PT with Sezoni Whitfield. She'll be talking about The Angel Connection and how the novel came to be. Exciting and scary at the same time! Go to Twitter and follow #writerskaboodle.

"The Angel Connection" Is Featured on Writers' Site

We Wanted to Be Writers is featuring an excerpt from The Angel Connection today. Many thanks to Cheryl Olsen and her unflagging support. Earlier this month, WW2BW posted Judi's bedtime reading picks in its Books by the Bed column. Check out how Judi's reading books of biblical proportions every night!

"The Angel Connection" Giveaways Going On Right Now

There are two giveaways for The Angel Connection happening right now. Try your luck and enter both of them!

Five copies will be given away on September 13. Group membership required, but it's for free. Bonus! Judi will holding an Author's Chat Sept 30-October 4, 2013. Sign up for the group now so you'll get a reminder the day before.

Giveaway ends 8/30/13. Also read Judi's guest post on the miracles that take place in Bucks County.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Check Out This Kirkus Review of The Angel Connection!

A terrific review from Kirkus...
Kirkus Review
In this romantic thriller, mysterious convergences link two lives separated by 100 years.
In 1996, after her reputation, marriage, career as a TV journalist and relationship with her adult son, Chad, are trashed, Morgan Reed starts over in Milltown, Pa., a village in beautiful Bucks County. She feels drawn there, particularly to the 200-year-old former rectory that she buys. In 1895, Evangeline Laury, minister’s wife and mother to a small boy, feels stifled in provincial Milltown. She misses the cultured life she’d led in Philadelphia and her painting, especially when she learns that a local American impressionist, the charismatic Daniel Duvall, is giving lessons. As Morgan, with the help of her handsome but mercurial neighbor Victor, works on a documentary about 1895 Milltown, she uncovers more spooky parallels between her life and Evangeline’s. Both women, desperate for love and connection, are guiltily caught between competing attractions and responsibilities, whether for a husband, lover, child or work, and both women will experience the tragic death of someone close. In her debut novel, Barton writes lush descriptions of beauty and desire, with interesting historical details, many of which seem borrowed from real-life American impressionist painter Daniel Garber and his Bucks County studio at Cuttalossa Farm. (Black-and-white historical photos in the book go uncredited.) Though the narrative works to account for Morgan’s needy self-pity and Evangeline’s blind desire, readers might feel less sympathy than the writer intends, especially since other characters pay the ultimate price for the women’s culpability. In particular, deeply emotional Evangeline’s self-punishing guilt becomes internal melodrama. When Victor very reasonably objects to involving sullen, hard-drinking Chad on the documentary project, it’s a welcome moment of sensibleness: “It is not my problem to save your son.”
Emotional, doom-tinged and spooky, with two deeply flawed heroines.

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Kindle Version Now Available!

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