Sunday, February 15, 2015


Ada Brownell February newsletter:

“I loved The Lady Fugitive. I read it in two days. It made me laugh. I couldn’t wait until the end. It was so much fun!”

The reader was my sister.  I gave her the book because she needed an uplift—something to distract her from the excruciating constant pain she suffers from her back, a hip she’s broken twice, and a leg that shingles damaged down into the nerves.  She also has congestive heart failure. What a pleasure to gift her with a squeaky clean book filled with suspense, interesting characters, humor, romance and spiritual encouragement.

Not all books labeled “Christian” give the reader an uplift. Do you, a friend or relative need to escape from your problems for a while, laugh, and be spiritually encouraged? William’s favorite song is “The Ninety and Nine” that uses the scripture about the one lost sheep God will leave the flock for in order to find and save the one that is lost. Jenny, the fugitive in the book, needs assurance God is concerned about her. She escapes lots of trouble and finally finds that confidence.

 I write to bless others. My brand is “Stick to Your Soul Encouragement.” Swallowed by Life is an Amazon bestseller and many have been blessed by it. My books are written to increase faith, and Imagine the Future You will do that as well as motivate toward success.   Readers love the novel The Castle and the Catapult, and are inspired by Confessions of a Pentecostal.
The Lady Fugitive has more than 30 reviews on Amazon. You can read a sample chapter or purchase it here

Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, an Amazon best seller, draws on the author’s experience as a medical reporter and years of biblical study. It is written for support groups, religion classes, people with chronic or terminal illness, individuals who fear death or are curious about it, the grieving and those who give them counsel. Check it out and order here

Imagine the Future You, e-book, is on sale for .99. It’s a Bible study to help youth (and parents or grandparents so they can teach) discover evidences for faith; how to look and be their best; who can help; interesting information about dating, love and marriage; choosing a career; how to deposit good things into the  brain you can spend; and how to avoid hazards that jeopardize a successful life on earth and for eternity. All this is mingled with true stories that can make readers smile. Check it out and order here
Imagine the Future You also is available in audio and is free with an trial membership; or $1.99 with purchase of the Kindle or paperback versions of Imagine the Future You.

Review of Imagine the Future You:  How I would have loved to sit at Mrs. Brownell's knee when I was a teen. This wholesome book resounds with sage, godly advice and could be picked up again and again as needs arise. Worthwhile for parents too. Much fodder for family discussion!

See a sample and order here

Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult is a teen novel also enjoyed by adults. Enter an area where people are missing and radicals want to obliterate Christianity from the earth. Joe Baker’s parents also disappeared and he finds himself with someone after him. No fantasy. No wizard, but suspense. Christian payload.
Reviewer: “A.B. Brownell weaves a tale of intrigue and faith which captures the reader from the opening page.”

Get The Castle and The Catapult here

Confessions of a Pentecostal is a glimpse inside another person’s faith as the author tells about her family’s conversions one by one and her own spiritual journey. This book is especially enjoyed by older Pentecostal Christians. It was listed many years on The Library Thing among most popular books on Pentecostalism. Because it is out of print, Confessions of a Pentecostal in paperback is only available from the author, but e-books are sold on Amazon. HERE
All the books except Confessions of a Pentecostal are also available in paperback on Amazon and some bookstores..

Some titles in paperback are available at and probably could be ordered from the stores. My publisher tells me The Lady Fugitive should be in bookstores everywhere soon and should be available at Barnes and Noble now.

Ada Brownell is the author of five books, about 300 stories and articles in Christian publications, and she spent a large chunk of her life as a reporter, mostly for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She and her husband L.C., have five children, one of them in heaven, nine wonderful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Twitter: @AdaBrownell

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I’ve had this recipe for years and I don’t remember eating it anywhere but my house. I think I got it out of a Pillsbury booklet. The frosting is one of my favorites. Use it on a purchased angel-food cake or one you make from a mix. This will cover an 8x8 cake. Double it for the large cake.
1 egg white, unbeaten
½ cup sugar
Dash of salt
2/3 cup sliced strawberries
Combine egg white, sugar, salt and  1/3 cup strawberries in the top of double boiler. Use rotary beater to mix.
Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat with electric mixer for four minutes or until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from boiling water. Fold in remaining strawberries.

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