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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Liberty Book Winners

A huge thank you to each of you who submitted your name to win a copy of Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana! We drew the names last night, and the winners are:

Renee (steeler girl)
Bob E.
Linda (desert rose)
LuAnn (reading frenzy)

If you won a book, please email me your mailing address at comments(at), and I'll send a copy right out. If you didn't win a book, I will be posting the links in the upcoming weeks of other bloggers who will be giving away copies of it as well.

Thanks again! Happy summer reading!!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

"Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana" Book Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce the release of my first historical novel, Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana. This story has been brewing inside me for decades so it was an absolute delight and blessing to be able to write it.

The book is about a Quaker woman in Liberty who risks everything to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad and a young newspaper editor who fights for these same runaways with his pen. During my trip to Liberty, I visited a number of old homes that were once stations along the Underground Railroad, and I loved learning the real-life stories about the courageous men and women who escaped slavery and/or fought for freedom.

On June 24th, I will be drawing five names to receive a free copy of this book. If you'd like to be included in this drawing, please leave a quick comment below. I will post the names of the winners on June 25th and mail the books off by the end of the month.

Thanks for celebrating with me!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Crescent Hill

Early this morning I sent in my manuscript for the second book I've written this year (a contemporary romantic suspense story called Crescent Hill). I haven't had much time to blog the past few months, but that's because I've been writing, writing, writing.

The same day Crescent Hill was due marked the official release date of my first historical romance novel (Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana). I'm so excited about this book, and once my brain recovers from lack of sleep (let's hope it recovers soon... :), I'll be giving away several copies of this book on my blog.

A week or so ago, I also signed a new contract with Summerside Press who does the Love Finds You series. I will be writing three novels for them in the next two years. I've loved working with this publisher, and it is such an honor for me to be partnering with them for three more books. So I'll be traveling to the village towns of Homestead, Iowa and Harmony, Minnesota this summer and come the end of November, I will have finished Novel #3 for the year.

So, I haven't had much time to blog, but for those of you who keep checking in, thank you! I will post the give-away for the Liberty book this week and some summer pictures soon.

God bless!!