President’s July/August 2014 Message

After July 19, 2014, we only have two more scheduled meetings for our ACFW chapter. I’ve greatly enjoyed serving as president this year. The needs of my mother, however, who has Alzheimer’s, preclude me from continuing in this position beyond this year. She worsens daily, as those of you familiar with the disease understand. The Board is actively seeking nominations for the position of president for 2015, and for a new treasurer and secretary. Final nominations and a vote will be held at our September meeting for these positions. Please plan to attend. If these positions go unfilled, our November 15 meeting with Susanne Lakin will be our last for our chapter. Hope to hear from you! Click the About tab at the top to review the job descriptions.

Marie Sontag
2014 BayAreaACFW President

June 2014 Message from the Chapter President

The Board recently put together a New Members Information sheet. We included a link to the sheet in an email that just went out. If you didn’t receive either of these, you can obtain them by clicking the above links.

We also invite you to join us on the social networking hub, MeetUp where our chapter garnered three new potential members this past week. The more of us who sign in to MeetUp, the better it reflects our actual membership. You can get meeting information and also  RSVP your meeting  attendance there.

Hope to see you at our next meeting!

Marie Sontag
Chapter President
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Lightbearer: The Lorica Prophecies

Lightbearer: The Lorica Prophecies
by Marcy Weydemuller
Helping Hands Press
September 25, 2014
Kindle Edition

In the mythic land of Lorica, prophecies lie forgotten beneath the dust of time. What remains is myth and legend intertwined with history. Except in High Valley where eons before a remnant found refuge. There the faithful tend the flame of truth and protect the ancient scrolls, although none are left with knowledge to read them.
Jolted by a stranger’s piercing remarks, Jonne discovers his call to the ancient vocation of Lightbearer—among this faithful community who stand as watchmen for El Olam, God everlasting. Jonne must wrestle with doubts and opposition to answer timeless questions about his purpose and identity in the world. When the darkness returns, will he be ready?


Sydney Avey’s The Lyre and the Lambs

The Lyre and the Lambs
by Sydney Avey
HopeSprings Books
September 3, 2014

A feast of family can be a plate-load of problems!

A mother and a daughter, both newlyweds, decide to set up housekeeping together. Dee and Valerie move with their husbands into a modern glass house Valerie built in a proudly rural Los Altos, California neighborhood. When their relatives start showing up and moving in, the neighbors get suspicious. Then a body is found in the backyard and the life they are trying to build comes undone.

Father Mike is back to guide Dee through a difficult time with humor and grace, even as his own life is unraveling. It looks like he’s going to have to take some of his own advice about love.

The sequel to The Sheep Walker’s Daughter, The Lyre and the Lambs explores the passions that draw people together and the faith it takes to overcome trauma.

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Sarah Sundin’s In Perfect Time

In Perfect Time
by Sarah Sundin
July 29, 2014

Book 3 of Sarah Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale seriesIn Perfect Time shows readers more about the bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious Army Air Force nurse, Lt. Kay Jobson. She’s known to collect hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be immune to her considerable charms?

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A Lady of Spirit

A Lady of Spirit – Magnificent Devices Vol. 6
by Shelley Adina
Moonshell Books
June 1, 2014

Book 6 in the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family … or can you? Under normal circumstances, Maggie and Lizzie would be delighted to meet their long-lost relatives and be reunited with those who had believed them dead, but when are the Mopsies’ circumstances ever to be considered normal? 


Cathleen Armstrong’s One More Last Chance

One More Last Chance
by Cathleen Armstrong
May 6, 2014

Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico for one reason–because it doesn’t change. After an engagement gone bad with a man who wanted to change everything about her, Sarah is more than ready for the town whose motto may as well be, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town. As the new owner of the Dip ‘n’ Dine, he’s shaking things up to draw folks  into his restaurant.

As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance–just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.