In Name Only FREE This Friday and Saturday!

My second novel, In Name Only, will be available FREE on Amazon Kindle on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd! If you don’t have a Kindle, the Kindle app is free for PC, iPod, iPad or other device at this link.

In Name Only won the Gold Medal for Religious Fiction in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards and spent seven weeks as the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Religious and Liturgical Drama.

In Name Only is an historical romance (it takes place in 1876 Philadelphia) with Catholic themes and characters.

Here are what some folks are saying about In Name Only:

If you love romance but hate smut, pick up this beautiful story and let it carry you away. The characters are believable, layered, human and humorous even in the midst of tragedy. The reader never loses hope and is rewarded on every page with little gems of character behavior, dialogue, plot twists and romantic intrigue. I was so very sorry when it ended!
Lisa Mladinich, writer, novelist, founder,

“...this is the the best book I’ve read in a long time. It has all the qualities that make for an outstanding, memorable novel–and it’s Catholic as well! I highly recommend it!
Therese Heckenkamp, Traditional Catholic, and author, Past Suspicion

“…conveys the beautiful Catholic teachings on conjugal love, and shares both a pro-life story and a conversion story.”
Jean Heimann, Catholic Fire

There aren’t too many historical romance novels that appeal equally to men and women, but Ellen Gable pulls it off admirably with IN NAME ONLY. My wife read the novel first–and kept telling me “You HAVE TO read this book!”–while at the same time not allowing me to pry it from her fingers until after she finished it. Ms. Gable’s writing gave birth to very real, three-dimensional characters. I especially liked how she could portray a man given over to every imaginable vice without ever lapsing into too lurid detail. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!” Gerard Webster, award-winning author, “In Sight,” and “The Soul Reader”

“…Ellen Gable has crafted another beautiful historical romance which examines difficult issues faced by people in every age. While her exceptional attention to historical detail allows the reader to feel immersed in the story’s post-Civil War era, the challenges the characters must deal with – lust, adultery, abortion, class and gender prejudice – all are still very real and relevant to a modern audience. Handled with amazing sensitivity, In Name Only is not simply a novel about one man’s redemption from the addictions that plague him, but a story about how love can change us all if we let it…” Krisi Keley, author, “Pro Luce Habere

If you’d like to download In Name Only for FREE, just click “purchase” at the Amazon listing page of In Name Only this Friday and Saturday and it will be downloaded to your Kindle device…FREE!

To find out more about In Name Only, you can read reviews, excerpts, watch a book trailer or watch a Catholic TV interview at the novel’s website: In Name Only website.

7 Quick Takes Friday – January 13

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday. Here are my Quick Takes:

1. Exciting news about two of my novels, which are currently in the top 10 of Amazon Kindle’s Religious Drama category! Wow!

In Name Only, my award-winning second novel, is now #2 and Stealing Jenny, my third novel, is #4!

In Name Only actually made it to #1 periodically yesterday! Double Wow!

2. I’ve been asked to talk by Skype to a group of mothers at a Catholic book club meeting in Missouri at the end of this month. In Name Only was their January book club selection. I know I’ve said it before, but I LOVE the 21st century!

3. Earlier this week, we were invited to dinner and my husband and I were able to try some homemade Moroccan food. I don’t normally eat prunes or beef, but this meal was delicious! You can find the recipe here.

4. There are now two published authors in our household! My husband’s academic paper was published through Common Ground Publishing.

5. Our online NFP class this past Monday night was a huge success! This is our 7th online course, but this class was unique because it was so large: seven couples (14 total people). Up until this point, we’ve been keeping our class sizes small (under 4 couples).

6. My short article entitled “Eternal Gifts” will be published in the new book by Karen Edmisten called After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope which will be released in February.

7. And, finally, since Jen at Conversion Diary just turned 35, she asked what we were doing at age 35. So what was I doing? I was writing my first published article called Five Little Souls in Heaven. This article is actually the long version of “Eternal Gifts,” from #6 above.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary’s Blog.

Photos and text copyright 2012 Ellen Gable Hrkach

Come My Beloved and In Name Only in Top 100 on Kindle

Last evening, imagine my surprise to find not just one of my books in the top 100 on Amazon Kindle, but TWO! Come My Beloved was #85 (Inspirational Books) and In Name Only was #90 in Religious Fiction! I realized that they both wouldn’t stay in the top 100 for long. I’m just amazed that they did so together for a short time. (Come My Beloved remains at #85 this morning!)

Many thanks to all those who purchased Kindle and Print editions of my books!

Come My Beloved Kindle edition

In Name Only Kindle Edition

Copyright 2011 Ellen Gable Hrkach

Come My Beloved in the Top 100 on Kindle

This past week, Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship, was consistently ranked between #19 and #57 on Amazon Kindle (Inspirational Books)!

Are you interested in reading a Kindle copy of Come My Beloved? You don’t need to purchase a Kindle reader…you can download the free Kindle App for iPod, iPad or PC.

The first two people to leave a comment below will each win a free Kindle copy of Come My Beloved!