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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lost Then Found by Christina Freeburn with Giveaway


Lost Then Found
(New Beginnings)

First in Series
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc (April 13, 2014)
Paperback: 180 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1612527505
E-Book File Size: 479 KB

The hope of a future for the broken begins in Mourning.
Skip-tracer Renee Stratford-Knight’s life plan changed upon her sister’s murder. Instead of using her skills to find people, Renee opened New Beginnings a firm specializing in “vanishing” abused women. Now her ex-husband -and former business partner – Jonas Knight reenters her life asking about her most vulnerable client.
Jonas knows his ex-wife helped embezzler Gina Howard elude the authorities and intends to bring the young woman to justice. When Renee is threatened, Jonas grows suspicious of his client’s reason for finding his niece.
In order to uncover the secret a teenager girl disappeared to keep, and a killer wants silenced, Jonas and Renee must struggle through distrust and the pain of their pasts to work together to save the life of teenage girl – and their own.
My Review:
I was really excited to review Christina's book because she is from the same town that my husband is from.  She didn't disappoint either.  This book had a lot of action, I liked the characters, and I liked that Renee had a relationship with God.  The writing was superb in this book.  It also had a good storyline that kept me interested.  I look forward to reading more of Christina's work.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About This Author
Christina Freeburn is a full-time writers and focuses on stories with characters, especially heroines, overcoming their pasts and striving to help the down-trodden turn around their lives. The stories are sometimes told with humor, other times serious, but always with heart.
The New Beginning Series includes the books: LOST THEN FOUND, LED ASTRAY, SAFE AND SOUND, LONG GONE, and FAR AWAY.
She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, dog, and rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
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One Print copy of this book will be given away, sorry US only, just leave a comment with your email, no email, no entry.  Good luck!

Guest Post:

My Frenemy the Computer

By Christina Freeburn


My computer and I have a complicated relationship. I love it, and at other times it is the bane of my existence. It’s suppose to make writing easier, but at times it makes me start over—like with this blog post. My fantastic, original blog post disappeared. Okay, it didn’t really vanish. I forgot to save it. In my defense, I had thought I saved it. I had two documents up and was positive the blog post was safe and sound on my hard drive. Nope. What I had saved was the “throw away” document where I tested out ideas.

The moment I pressed the button saying, “Yes, I’m sure I saved this”, not really caring because it was the “test” document, I knew I made a huge mistake. It was too late. I heard myself wail “No!”, and tried to “unclick” the mouse button. Of course, that didn’t work. Since it hadn’t taken me very long to write, there wasn’t an automatic saved version. The blog post was gone. I tried recreating from memory but nothing sounded right. It was gone forever. The brilliance. The perfect guest post—gone.

I bemoaned my fate, said some not very nice things to—and about—the computer. I acted like it was the computer’s fault I hadn’t paid attention to which document I was working on. The most prevalent thought (besides I should’ve known better) was if I still used a typewriter I wouldn’t have lost all those brilliant words. My poor words. Gone into the vast nothingness. Never to be found or seen again.

There is a chance those vanished words aren’t quite as brilliant as I now fondly remember them. It usually works that way. I glanced at the typewriter on my desk fondly. If I had used it, I’d still have the piece. But, if I still wrote on a typewriter editing would take a lot longer. And if everyone still used typewriters, I wouldn’t be writing a guest blog post in the first place. Where would one put a blog post if not for the computer and the internet? Would there even be blogs?

I took a couple of deep breaths, made sure I only had one document opened, and started typing a new blog post. One about losing my other post…writers can find ideas in anything.


Christina is the author of the New Beginnings Series published by Desert Breeze Publishing. The books in the series are: Lost Then Found, Led Astray, Safe and Sound, Long Gone, and Far and Away. She is also the author of the Scrap This Mystery Series published by Henery Press. 



  1. Sounds like a good book

  2. I can so relate to a love hate relationship with my computer. And I've been there done that with blog posts. Sadly more than once. But would I get rid of my computer and go back to the old ways of doing things. Not in this lifetime!

    Angie Young

  3. thanks for bringing this series to my attention. definately will enjoy reading it. as for computer, after 5 years, i finally bought a new one, but i am still trying to figure out all the "special" stuff about it LOL
    Marcy Maddox