Julie Arduini’s passion is to encourage readers to find freedom through surrender. She knows it has to start with her so she admits she’s surrendering “the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate.”
Nickname or “wannabe” name—If you don’t have a nickname, you can choose one you’d like, that tells us a little bit about who you are: Julie. My given name is Juliann (Julie Ann) but no one pronounces it right. Julie it is.
I am: A chocoholic.
My best trait:Encourager.
My bad habit: That chocolate thing.
Qualities I admire:Honesty, being real, overcoming spirit.
What I like to read:Contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historicals, biography.
What I write:Contemporary romance.
What I watch: Crime shows, Once Upon a Time, NCIS and spin-offs, Parenthood, Blue Bloods.
My family: Full of giftings, laughter and imagination.
My favorite food, snack, or beverage: Anything milk chocolate.
What I love to do: Be with family. Nurture girls of all ages.
What I admire:Transparent, teachable people who hunger for the Lord.
What makes me happy:My relationship with Christ, time with family.
What makes me sad:Sickness, death, lies, manipulative people.
I believe: There is hope for everyone no matter what. If they would take that first step of surrender in Christ, the freedom is worth it.
Julie Arduini desires in her fiction to not only bring hope to those struggling with surrender issues, she wants to highlight the various Upstate New York settings she enjoyed for over three decades. Entrusted, Entangled and Engaged pay homage to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.
Julie is also one of the authors in the sequel to A Dozen Apologies, The Love Boat Bachelor.
She holds a BA in Communications from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the 2011 winner of the JournEzine Christmas Contest. Every other Wednesday she blogs at the popular site Christians Read. She enjoys reviewing books and encouraging others at www.juliearduini.com
When she’s not writing, reading or blogging she enjoys taking amateur nature pictures and nurturing youth. With a heart to encourage others, she enjoys interacting with readers through social media and can be found throughout social media @JulieArduini
She resides in NE Ohio with her husband and two children and is blessed to be a step-mom to two adult children and son-in-law who reside in Wisconsin. All of them know not to mess with her chocolate stash.
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Jenna Anderson, sassy city-girl, plows—literally—into Speculator Falls with a busted GPS, arriving in town as the new senior center director. She has only one goal—that of belonging no matter how out of place she appears and how angry she makes town councilman and grocer Ben Regan.
Her new life is so rural there are no traffic lights, and when she learns her car isn’t equipped to handle the mountain terrain, Ben’s grandmother offers her late husband’s vehicle, further alienating the local businessman.