Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ada Brownell Summer 2015 Newsletter: The Lady Fugitive on sale and Facts, Faith & Propaganda Free June 11-13

Dear Reader Friend:
A couple of days ago good news came to me unexpectedly. Elk Lake Publishing reduced the price of the Kindle version of my book, The Lady
Fugitive from $9.98 to $3.98.I don’t know if it’s a special sale or a permanent markdown. It probably depends on how many sell at this new price. The historical romance has 46 reviews on Amazon.
To celebrate the price reduction of The Lady Fugitive, my new book, Facts, Faith and Propaganda, will be free June 11 to 13, which is Thursday through Saturday.
 This scripture sums up what Facts, Faith and Propaganda  is about: “Things we have heard and known we will not hide from our children. So the next generation will know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn will tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God” (Psalm 78:4-6 NIV).
I’m so blessed our five children serve the Lord (one already is in heaven). I was honored to teach youth a large hunk of my life, and teaching in Christian education made me dig into the truth. Then being a newspaper reporter exposed me to the world as it is, not how we wish it would be. As a representative of The Pueblo Chieftain I could ask any question I needed to reveal truth for a story, and as a result I learned as well as my readers.
When you thoroughly investigate a subject through testimony and evidence, truth comes out. I now understand some of the reasons why many youth reject Christianity. According to the Pew Research Center the number of people who identify with Christianity dropped nearly 8 percent from 2007 to 2014. Most of the dropouts were young adults. Now is the time to learn about some of the problems and understand this happened because truth has been spinned, hidden, or because youth often haven’t been taught what they needed to know at church. Share the facts with your children and grandchildren.
Now (deep breath) here’s the short summary for The Lady Fugitive, a fun, suspenseful, entertaining book that readers say made them laugh cry, and sometimes wish they had a gun to help. They love the characters and most say they couldn’t put it down.
Short Summary of The Lady Fugitive
How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?
Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin, and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her or he won’t inherit her parents’ ranch.
Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household goods and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, he discovers his father’s brutal murder.
Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in?
Get both books on Ada Brownell’s Amazon author page  or at

Lillian’s Zucchini Bread
Note: Lillian was my stepmother. Almost everyone who tastes this zucchini bread says it’s the best they ever ate. It’s so moist! I wrap cooled loaves in foil and freeze to later give as gifts or share at meetings.
1 cup oil                                                                               2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 eggs                                                                                   3 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar                                                           1 teaspoon soda
1 cup white sugar                                                            ¼  teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla                                                         ½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups zucchini, grated                                                  ½ cup walnuts  or pecans
1 teaspoon baking powder                                          ½ cup raisins
1 teaspoon salt
In large bowl mix oil, eggs, sugars, vanilla. Add zucchini, then dry ingredients. After well mixed stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.