In Name Only #FREE on Kindle

My gold-medal winning novel, In Name Only, is FREE today through Thursday (April 18-20) on Amazon Kindle. In Name Only is a Catholic historical romance, and is not a formulaic or Harlequin-type romance. It is the first in the O’Donovan Family Series.

Synopsis: Caroline Martin’s life has finally taken a turn for the better. After years of hard work, she has met a virtuous and wealthy man whose love seems to promise the kind of life realized only within the comforting novels she keeps on her night table. Tragedy, however, will teach Caroline of the complexity with which God Himself authors the lives of those who turn towards Him. Gold Medal Winner in Religious Fiction, 2010 IPPY Awards, Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller (February-March 2012).

Reviews:
“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, author, True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

“This is 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, author, Frozen Footprints, Traditional Catholic Novels.com

“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. It’s great to read a Catholic novel that’s not overly “sanitized,” realistic enough to make you wonder if it’s really fiction, and yet not at all offensive. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” Gerard Webster, author, In Sight

“Gable has skillfully crafted this intriguing novel… which conveys the beautiful Catholic teachings on conjugal love, and shares both a pro-life story and a conversion story.”
Jean Heimann, author, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues

To download the book for free on Kindle, click here: In Name Only, free on Kindle

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A Subtle Grace Only .99 on Kindle!

A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013For the next five days, the stand alone sequel to my second book, In Name Only, A Subtle Grace  is on sale for only .99!!

Of A Subtle Grace, Trisha Niermeyer Potter of Prints of Grace Blog said, “This is one of my favorite contemporary works of Catholic fiction. The storytelling is masterful, the characters fascinating, and the writing is of high literary quality. People are imperfect—past, present, and future—but each is given the opportunity to grow, change, learn, and be redeemed. In this story it’s shown how the greatest mistake of our lives can be turned into one of the most amazing blessings and even be a source of hope for others. Life’s messy. People are complex. We’ve all got some skeletons in our closets, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t also fit some trophies and triumphs in there as well. A Subtle Grace has all of the elements that good Catholic fiction should.”

In her review, Jean Heimann, Catholic author and blogger, wrote that “In A Subtle Grace, Gable shows us through her characters, what happens when an individual lives his/her life based on principles rather than on passions. She clearly conveys the differences between love as a feeling vs. love as a choice, illustrating the consequences of each. Themes of redemption, forgiveness, discerning one’s vocation, healing, hope, and joy, all contribute to make this a story that tugs at the heart. A sequel to In Name Only, A Subtle Grace works well as an independent, stand-alone novel. You will definitely want to read both. A Subtle Grace is excellent read for historical romance fans. Those who enjoy Christian romance and suspense novels will find this story particularly enjoyable. This is a winner!”

Therese Heckenkamp, award-winning author of Frozen Footprints says, “A Subtle Grace is the sequel to the lovely book In Name Only, yet A Subtle Grace can be enjoyed independently. Of course, readers of the first book won’t want to miss this one! The story kept me so interested that I hardly realized this was, in fact, a lengthy book. A Subtle Grace is a novel to stir your heart, your emotions, and your soul. I highly recommend it!”

Click here to read an excerpt and more reviews.

To download the book for only .99, click here.

7QT Friday – Book Sale, Book News Etc.

seven-quick-takes-friday-2-1024x727It’s been a while since I’ve participated in 7QT! But I’m back and there’s a new host, Kelly at Ain’t the Lyceum.

1. A Subtle Grace on SALE for ONLY .99!
My fifth book, A Subtle Grace, Kindle Edition is on sale on only .99 until February 7th!! It’s the stand alone sequel to my second book, In Name Only. To read reviews and an excerpt, click here.A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

2. Great Article on Contraception’s “Cascading Rampage”
Excellent article on Contraception’s Cascading Rampage over at The Catholic Thing by a long-time psychiatrist, Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons. Check it out!

3. Instagram!
I just joined Instagram! Here’s my profile link: http://instagram.com/ellengable/ This was my first posted photo:
sunrise in Pakenham

4. From the Hub to the Heart, New Book by Andrew LaVallee
I’ve been working with new author Andrew LaVallee as his editor and book consultant. His book, based on his conversion story, is entitled “From the Hub to the Heart” and is available right now on pre-order from Kindle. Andy also promotes fasting through his non-profit organization Live the Fast. Check his book out here.Kindle small

5. Julia’s Gifts Update
My work in progress is called Julia’s Gifts. It’s a World War 1 Historical Romance Novella. Earlier this week, I was without internet access and took the opportunity to spend two days working on it. It’s set to be released later this year (if I can get my act together) and it’s about an American Medical Aid worker named Julia Murphy.

6. Reading Shelf
Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World War

7. Officially Married Cartoon

Copyright James and Ellen Hrkach PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Copyright James and Ellen Hrkach PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

7 Quick Takes Friday – Miscellaneous Book News

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. My Four Novels in Top Six
It doesn’t happen often, but earlier this week, all four of my novels were in the top six books of Religious Drama on Amazon! (A Subtle Grace #1, In Name Only #2, Stealing Jenny #5, Emily’s Hope #6) AllfourtopsixOct29

2. Adventures of Writing (Interview)
Special thanks to Victoria Marie Lees who interviewed me at her blog, Adventures in Writing. As well, she included the following review: “A Subtle Grace is alive with drama. The obstacles are many; the characters, lively. The devil lives in the historical world of the O’Donovan family. The writer knows her genre. This Catholic Fiction novel demonstrates the power of love and faith to forgive and protect. You won’t be disappointed.” A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

3. A World Such as Heaven Intended Print Edition
FQP’s new release, A World Such as Heaven Intended Print Edition (by Amanda Lauer)is now available on Create Space and will be available on Amazon soon. It’s currently available on Kindle.AWSAHI Final Cover

4. Terrorism Comes Close
My thoughts on last week’s shooting at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa (I live about 40 miles west of Ottawa).

Photo courtesy K. J.

Photo courtesy K. J.

5. All Saints Day
Tomorrow is All Saints Day and, hard to believe, the beginning of November already!

6. Review/Reading Shelf
The Tree by Denise Mallett

7. Dust Bunnies Cartoon

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach

7 Quick Takes Friday – Interview, Free Books Etc.

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday!

1. FREE On Kindle: In Name Only (O’Donovan Family)
Free until Sunday on Kindle is my second book and the first in the O’Donovan Family series, In Name Only.In name only much smaller

2. Bookgoodies Interview
I was recently interviewed by Bookgoodies.Bookgoodies

3. Autumn Leaves

Photo courtesy K. J.

Photo courtesy K. J.

4. Win a FREE Kindle Copy of A Subtle Grace (leave comment below to be entered)
I’m giving away one free Kindle edition of A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family #2). Leave a comment below before Friday, October 31st to be entered to win!A Subtle Grace front cover Nov2013

5. Win a FREE Kindle Copy of A World Such as Heaven Intended
I’m also giving away one free Kindle edition of A World Such as Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer, the new FQP book! It will be available in print next week. Leave a comment below before Friday to be entered to win.AWSAHI Final Cover

6. Review Shelf
A Body in Prayer – Neil Combs
Hearts Awakening – Delia Parr
Love’s First Bloom – Delia Parr

7. Be Fruitful and Multiply Cartoon

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach (Please do not use without permission)

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach (Please do not use without permission)

In Name Only FREE Today Through Sunday!

INO My second novel, In Name Only, is FREE today through Sunday on Kindle. The sequel to In Name Only, A Subtle Grace, was published earlier this year.

Here are the links:

Amazon Kindle USA In Name Only

Amazon Kindle Canada In Name Only

Amazon Kindle UK In Name Only

Amazon Kindle Japan In Name Only

Amazon Kindle Germany In Name Only

Amazon Kindle France In Name Only

Amazon Kindle Italy In Name Only

Amazon Kindle Australia In Name Only

Philadelphia, 1876: Caroline Martin foresees a joyous future when she meets a wealthy, moral man. But unexpected tragedy topples her illusions, opening the way to a profound understanding of God — a moving tale with over 220 five and four star reviews on Amazon. In Name Only won the Gold medal in Religious Fiction in the 2010 IPPY Awards and has been an Amazon Kindle Top Ten bestseller since February 2012.

Reviews:
“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, author, founder Amazing Catechists

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

7QT – Photos, Reviews, More FQP News!

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. Cool Train Photo

This cool photo was taken with a screeching train whizzing by me (hence the windswept hair and the look of trepidation on my face) and is one of the photos that is included inside Family Foundations September/October edition.  Special thanks to Tim Baklinski of Two Trees Photography

This cool photo was taken with a screeching train whizzing by me (hence the windswept hair and the look of trepidation on my face). Special thanks to Tim Baklinski of Two Trees Photography

2. Love this Photo!

I love this photo of James and me, taken from above (again, special thanks to Tim Baklinski from Two Trees Photography).

I love this photo of James and me, taken from above (again, special thanks to Tim Baklinski from Two Trees Photography).

3. Four books in Top Five
All four of my novels were in the top five of Religious Drama yesterday on Kindle! (#1, #3, #4 and #5)four in top five sept 19

4. Stealing Jenny #1 in Britain
The U.K. has discovered Stealing Jenny!! Britain #1

5. A World Such as Heaven Intended
Kindle edition will be available for pre-orders VERY SOON!! Check out these two wonderful reviews we’ve received for this book so far:
“Amanda Lauer brings history to life in this fast-paced, emotionally charged, splendid tale. Extremely enjoyable.”
May McGoldrick, author

“The South of 1864 springs to life in A World Such as Heaven Intended. Rich in details of language, setting and social mores, Lauer takes readers on the journey of her protagonist, Amara McKirnan, a strong woman ahead of her time who wrestles with her blended family and the horrors of the Civil War to find the peace and happiness she is convinced awaits her.”
Marni Graff, author, The Nora Tierney Mysteries
AWSAHI Final Cover

6. Review Shelf
Miracle Man – Judy Landrieu Klein

7. Fertile Time Cartoon

copyright James and Ellen Hrkach, please do not use without permission

copyright James and Ellen Hrkach, please do not use without permission

Copyright 2014 Ellen Gable Hrkach