Monday, February 28, 2011

And the winners are...

After a little more than five months in the States on furlough, we are now back in Africa! I've had a lot of emotions over returning as I'm excited to get home, but already missing friends and family we were so blessed to be able to connect with while back in the States.

And our travels aren't over yet. We are currently in northern South Africa at my aunt's home and will be leaving tomorrow for Mozambique--but just for a quick trip across the boarder to get our passports stamped and to pick up more school supplies for the kids at our house before returning to SA. I'll then be spending the next four or five weeks helping my aunt move out of her home while Scott jumps back into ministry in Mozambique. Please pray for this time as our family is apart, but especially for Janelle, who will be leaving Africa after forty plus years of ministry.

And the winners are...

Thank you so much to all of you who entered my giveaway for Blood Covenant! And thanks to I have four winners. Congratulations to Bthompson (SA), Melisa Weaver, Barb Shelton, and Lanitha Warnken! Along with a copy of Blood Covenant, Lanitha is also the winner of the African tea and chocolates. Congratulations, ladies! I'll be contacting you to get your mailing address this week.

For those of you who didn't win, don't worry. I have another big giveaway coming up later this week that will include a very special prize from the heart of Africa as well as copies of my March release, An Ocean Away. I'm exited about this book as it is set both in southern Africa and New York City in the early 1920's. So if you love historicals and romantic suspense, be sure and pre-order your copy today at Amazon or!

Lastly, when we left the States, I know that many of you were still in the midst of a cold winter, so I thought you might enjoy the beauty of summertime in Africa.

Be blessed,


Monday, February 21, 2011

Life in the fast lane (plus a big giveaway!)

Life has continued to be a whirlwind these past few weeks as we finish our time here in the States. We were booked to return tonight, but found out this morning that our flight was canceled. The airlines ended up booking us on a flight tomorrow which actually gives us more time to finish our to-do list and maybe even get a good night sleep. (Yes, we were up till three this morning packing!)

Of course, it also means that I will have to rewash all the sheets and towels in the morning, but I guess by now, we've learned to simply go with the flow.

While a lot has been going on in our ministry lives, this has also been the month for the release of Blood Covenant. I'm so exited about this book and the fact that the reviews coming in are very positive. Thanks also to all of you who have written me to share your thoughts and posted your reviews on line for the series.

Here is what some people are saying...

"Blood Covenant is a rare romantic suspense that has a great balance of suspense to romance." The Christian Manifesto

This stellar novel is an absolute must-read!Romantic Times 4 ½ star Tip Pick!

Harris's writing is engaging, and she is worth watching. Publisher’s Weekly

"Lisa Harris paints with words of vivid detail, as you, the reader, step into the diverse scenes of the book. It’s better than 3D..."

In celebration, I’m giving away four copies this week! And one of the lucky winners, will also get some tea and chocolate straight from the heart of Africa.

For a chance to win, leave a comment below, letting me know you'd like to be a part of the giveaway and be sure and leave a way for me to contact you. For an extra chance to win, sign up for my newsletter here. Everyone signed up will be automatically entered in the giveaway. Drawing will close midnight, CST on Sunday, February 26th.

And on top of that, I’ll be giving away another big surprise next week that you won’t want to miss, so be sure and stop by again!

Be blessed!


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Countdown Begins!

It's hard to believe it, but our furlough is quickly coming to an end. We are spending this weekend with Scott's family. Next week, my sister and her family will be visiting while we mark off the last minute to-do list and get ready to head back to Africa.

Looking back over the past few months, I'm reminded again at how blessed we are to have the support and encouragement from family and friends all over the country. And while it's been busy and even stressful at times, it's also been full of great memories and moments that I wouldn't trade for anything.

On a writing note, I received my author copies of Blood Covenant last week which is always exciting. If you haven't heard the news, you can currently download copies of the first book in the series, Blood Ransom, from Amazon and other similar places for FREE!

On top of that, Blood Covenant is now in stock online here and is on its way to the bookstores. It's like a buy-one-get-one-free deal!

So pick up a copy then let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you! And watch for more chances coming soon to win some cool gifts from the heart of Africa.

Be blessed,


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Orphan Update

I received some photos today from the Christmas party that was held for our sweet orphan children in Zimbabwe in December!

"The children had a wonderful day with a special meal and games. The children sang for their families and friends, while the caregivers prepared the food for the day and Themba was very appreciative with how well everyone came together to make this a truly shared experience. Themba plans to put the newly purchased pots and pans to good use in the future as well!"

To learn how you can sponsor a child, visit The ECHO Project.