Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wednesday Book Giveaway & Guest blogger Donna Robinson

It's Wednesday and time to give away another book and too welcome my guest author, Donna Robinson.

 Donna Reimel Robinson is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her publishing credits include Tumbleweed Weddings, published by Barbour, as well as The Knotty Pine Chronicles and The God of All Tomorrows. She and her husband live in Denver, and they have
four grown children and eleven grandchildren. You can see a list of her books, both digital and paperback, at DonnaRobinsonBooks.com.

Where to find Donna on line:

Website: www.DonnaRobinsonBooks.com

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Donna-Reimel-Robinson/e/B00J43HJKI/
To buy The God of All Tomorrows (eBook): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01076ZPHY


Tomorrow my husband and I are taking a mini-vacation to visit his parents in Texas. We're driving our 2004 Honda Civic, which has over 125,000 miles on it. From our home in Colorado, the journey will take about 18 hours. I am praying for a safe and uneventful trip with no accidents because we did have an accident in this car one time.

We ran over an elk.

It was a Friday night in September, about eight years ago. Our son's high school football team had just played a game against the high school in Elbert, Colorado. (Elbert is a little town southeast of Denver on the eastern plains, and there is nothing around there. Only the town with this big high school football stadium.) Anyway, the boys played their hearts out (I don't remember who won), and we got in the car and started the journey home.

My husband was driving, I was in the passenger seat, and we had three kids in the back—our son, his friend/football buddy, and our daughter. We meandered through all those back country roads (with nothing out there) until we came to Castle Rock and got on I-25 North. Now we had a straight shot up the freeway to Denver. Smooth sailing with all the other vehicles going 70 miles an hour—until the unthinkable happened.

As we heard the story later, an elk trotted out of the Colorado woods beside the freeway. The first car to hit him was an SUV. The impact brought the elk down, totaling the SUV (and the elk too). We were the fifth car to run over that poor animal.

We had our first clue that something was amiss when the car in front of us suddenly swerved to the left, its two right tires leaving the road. Then we saw the elk—this huge blob of road kill with giant antlers—directly in front of us. My husband tried to veer off, but he ran over the elk's neck. The antlers scraped the underside of the car, piercing the radiator. As we pulled over to the side of the road, with five other cars, the fluid in the radiator completely drained out.

Good thing it was a warm night. We were waiting there by the side of the road for over two hours—first to give the sheriff a report, then to wait for the tow truck to take our car, then to wait for a friend from Denver (an hour away) to pick us up. Fortunately no one was hurt, including the people in the SUV.

I attribute that to prayer.

Years ago, when my husband and I first got married, we started the habit of praying in the car before we went anywhere. As our children joined the family, we included them in our prayers, praying for safety. Now, 36 years later, we still pray before we start a journey. So I'm sure we prayed before that trip to Elbert. The Lord honored that prayer and kept us safe and delivered us. And that's the only accident we ever had in that car.

The Apostle Paul was often in peril. He said in 2 Corinthians 1:10, "Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us" (KJV). Paul knew the Lord would keep him safe—past, present, and future—till he reached the finish line of God's will (2 Timothy 4:7). That's why we want to serve the Lord all our days. 

God's protection plan even includes a stray elk!

Thank you, Donna, for reminding us that God has us in His care ... always.

Donna's New Book

The God of All Tomorrows is a Christian historical romance novel.

Enjoy a heart-stopping adventure story combined with a sweet romance!

   In 1934, Launi Fairfield goes to the jungles of Peru to translate the Bible into an Indian dialect.
She thought missionary work would be exciting, but her days are taken up with the tedious translation project.
   Miles Stone has been a missionary doctor for ten years. He’s a confirmed bachelor, not wanting to be saddled with a wife and children as he moves around to the different Peruvian tribes. He’s content with his life, until he meets Launi.
   Together, they end up having more adventure than Launi ever bargained for. They battle snakes,
jaguars, sickness, earthquakes, and an Indian chief who wants to add Launi to his harem. Will
they trust God for all their tomorrows?

This sounds interesting and very exciting.

Donna is offering a free copy of The God of All Tomorows to one of you. To be included in the drawing just leave a message, along with your email address so Donna can contact you.

Last week's winner is Deanna Stevens. Congratulations!

Everyone have a great Fourth of July holiday.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Anonymous11:21 PM

    I love that you pray before every car trip Donna! What a wonderful habit to get into.
    I am also loving the sound of your new book...handsome doctor bachelor man meets girl adventure. It would be wonderful to win a copy. My email address is ogamble26@gmail.com

  2. Thanks so much for your comment, Ollie. I like your description of the hero and heroine!

  3. I should mention that my husband and I are back from Texas, and we had a safe trip. Thank the Lord! We did have a problem with our air-conditioner. It kept going out, and it was really hot! But thankfully we made it home without melting.

  4. God does take care of us even when we face an elk in the road. I enjoyed reading your post and would love to win a copy of your book.

  5. Thanks, Ann. It's an exciting story, if I do say so myself!

  6. Quite the story.. so glad no one was hurt, well except the poor elk!!
    I'd love to read this book, what an adventure they had :)
    thanks for the giveaway!
    dkstevensne AToutlookD OTcOM

  7. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Nice post. Love both stories. kamundsen44 at yahoo dot com. Kim

  8. Anonymous6:12 PM

    What a wonderful habit to have, praying before you take a trip. I am glad no one in your car was hurt ! This book sounds very interestiung and like quite the fine read. I know I would enjoy reading it. Thank you for the giveaway !
    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

  9. Thank you, Deanna, Kim, and Deanne for your comments! I wish I could give all of the commenters a book, but may the best reader win!

    If you don't win, you could always buy it! Or you could read the first 4 chapters with the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon. See my website at DonnaRobinsonBooks.com.

  10. Thanks again, Bonnie, for hosting me today.

  11. So glad no one was hurt in the accident! Thanks for the chance to win your book! It looks awesome!

  12. Anonymous8:05 AM

    I love the cover. I look forward to reading this book ��.
    jayne6379@yahoo.com. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book!
    I taught my kids to pray every time we heard sirens from a very early age. Then one time it ended up being my mom in an accident near our house that we were praying for! Prayer is always important and God is there waiting to hear from us.