Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Launch Day for A Heart on Hold by Sara Barnard

Today is the launch day for Sara Barnard's A HEART ON HOLD! Sara is one of my fellow 5 Prince Publishing authors, so I'm excited to present her today! Please leave a comment with contact information (or email me directly) and you could win an Amazon Gift Card!

A HEART ON HOLD is a Civil War based Historical Romance.  This well written tale will move you!

Charlotte’s lips only took a moment to find those belonging to her beloved.  He tasted faintly of molasses and she was immediately drawn into the warmth of his embrace.  Their bodies were perfectly pressed together, fitting as though one had been divinely made for the other, as Sanderson’s kisses trailed from Charlotte’s lips down her neck. 
      Her hands found his softly stubbled face and guided him back to her lips.  With his strong arms around her, she’d never felt more safe.  Or more vulnerable. 

War.  Devotion.  Deceit.  Death.  How long can a heart hold on before it breaks?  Most women would carry on with their lives after being thrust into widowhood, but not Charlotte Adamsland.  Upon learning that her husband, Captain Sanderson Redding, was killed in a botched escape from a Confederate prison in Illinois, she clings to his promise to return to her no matter what, and quickly heads north through a war-ravaged country with only her faith in God and her beloved horse to bring her beloved Sanderson home – one way or another. 

Meet the Author
Sara Barnard is a military wife whose own heart has been on hold more often than not.  She holds her B.A. in History.  Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including REFRACTION (Marble Press, 2010), THE HARSH AND THE HEART: CELEBRATING THE MILITARY (Silver Boomer Books, 2011), CAMPFIRE TALES (Coolwell Press, 2012), and will appear in an upcoming Canadian anthology titled LIFESTYLES.  She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Abilene Writers Guild. 
In addition to reading and writing, Sara loves helping her children with their homework, spending time outdoors with her family, and traveling.
Sara, her husband, and their four beautiful children live in the historic Oklahoma hills along with their three rescue dogs, two cats, two rescue kittens, eleven chickens, and one awesome horse. 

Meet up with the Author is Sara’s website is where she occasionally blogs about life as a Mommy of four and wife to a Drill Sergeant.
@TheSaraBarnard on Twitter is her email. 

Where can I find this GREAT book?
(As always on Launch day we will update the links as they go live!)
Barnes and Noble

(To win the Amazon Gift Card you must comment on the blog post, supply your contact information either by posting it or emailing Bernadette at info at  This contest is run by and supported by 5 Prince Publishing.  The winner will be chosen at random)


  1. I have only read the first few pages of this book and am hooked. Sara's writing is great at making me "see" everything that is happening. I could almost feel the cold water on my feet from the stream.
    God bless her and her family for what they do for this amazing country!

    Rebecca K Orr

  2. I'm so excited to read this book, I've been faithfully waiting for it to come out!

  3. Congratulations, Sara, for your new release! It's amazing to see when authors pull from their life experiences and create worlds and characters that others can relate too. I wish you much success!

  4. I love Historical Romances! I will definitely check this one out. Please email me: andrearivera4 at yahoo

    Thank you

  5. Congratulations, Sara. I know this book will be one of my favorites. I have been waiting impatiently for it's release. I know you will have success in all of your future writings.

    1. You have won the gift card! Please email with your email address so we may send you your prize!

  6. Ruth Swann

    My contact info for the above post.

  7. This contest is closed as of 8/9/2012. Please fell free, however, to continue to leave comments. The recipient of the prize must contact Bernadette Marie before 9/9/2012 to receive their prize or the prize if forfeited.

    Thank you for participating!