Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author who writes novels inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and her love of her native American South. Novels in her endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, as well as her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern romance novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN).
Jo's published nonfiction books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers, His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. She coauthored these published nonfiction books with Vickie Phelps: Simply Christmas: Memories, Traditions, & Stories of the Season, and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips and Encouragement for Writers.
Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!
Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (http://www.ChristianDevotions.us).
She writes two blogs you can find at http://www.johuddleston.com and at http://lifelinesnow.blogspot.com. She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.
Jo's career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent.
Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Visit Jo's website at http://www.johuddleston.com, where you can read first chapters of her novels and novellas. Sign up for her mailing list at http://tiny.cc/uj5b6x to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.
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Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers
by Jo Huddleston
"Some nights while searching for sleep, I realize I blew it again somehow during the day. We can bring Him our frustrations," reads the introduction to this volume of 120 evening prayers. The book can help you review the concerns of the day with a comforting God. You can relate to these prayers as they deal with concerns such as worry, criticism, indecision, aging, and loneliness.
Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers
by Jo Huddleston
"God is our able guide. He awaits our invitation to walk with us daily," reads the introduction to this volume of 120 morning prayers. The prayers deal with down-to-earth concerns such as forgiveness, sorrow, faithfulness and stress. These morning prayers can encourage you to release the concerns of the day into God's loving care.
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on May 13, 2014
Jake Murray advertises for a first mate to help him crew his charter sail boat. Rachel Martin eagerly takes the job. Jake and Rachel are running from their past mistakes. Rachel is pleased to find that the captain she will work for is only a few years older than her own twenty-something. Neither of them wants to share their pasts, which brings along the constant friction between the two. Jake and Rachel are real people with real problems. Characterization and descriptions are well done and there’s enough romantic suspense to keep you coming back to the book. Ann Miller is a good story teller. Ultimately this is a story of forgiveness, particularly forgiveness of self.
on July 24, 2015
This is a story of relationships—with others, with family, with church, and with God. The main thread follows a young man, Ash, who fears he’s bisexual by heredity and sets out to prove or disprove that fact. He reconnects with a girl, Samma, he’d bonded with in childhood. Samma’s engaged to be married, but can’t deny her attraction to her old friend. The author presents Ash’s battle with his sexuality from a biblical view. Tension in this book doesn’t let up until the end. The book does, however, contain some descriptions that may offend readers who have never read a secular romance story.
I received a copy of Chasing Happy from the author in exchange for my honest review.