Summerfest is Tomorrow!

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Zelma and me at 2015 Summerfest

Enjoy an out-door social experience of listening to scripture by the lake, fellowship, and carnival fun tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bob Holt at Christ the King Church will be preaching on Abraham: “When You don’t Understand God’s Ways”.  I will be there signing my newest book, Swept into Destiny, for a discounted price, in addition, ten percent of  Swept into Destiny book purchases will be donated to Christ the King Church.

There will be baptisms in the lake lead by Pastor Bob and afterwards you can enjoy a leisurely swim, or fun with their paddle wheel boats. There will be lots of Bar-B-Q and delicious home cooking to enjoy afterwards.

There will be inflatables, KnockerBall, Mid-Way Games, cotton candy, slushies, a pie judging contest, delicious Cook’s Dairy Ice Cream and much more to enjoy!

If you are searching for a church home, why not take the plunge and come to Christ the King’s Summerfest. They are located on 1550 W. Drahner Rd in Oxford, MI. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 15th Leonard Strawberry Fest!

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Clear the streets—the Strawberry Festival is this Saturday! Parade is at noon, craft booths, delicious food, free rides for the children and don’t miss the thrill of the soapbox derby! Entertainment includes: country-western singer Lisa Mary and a Toby Keith impersonator, street dancing by the Haulin’ Ellis Band.

I will be there to sign my latest novel. Swept into Destiny which relates the story of Irish immigrant Ben McConnell and his encounter with the spunky Maggie Gatlan. The story opens in 1857 in Tennessee and carries us through the tumultuous years leading up to and through the Civil War.

Rick Barry, best selling author of The Methuselah Project, writes: Catherine Brakefield’s Swept into Destiny breathes new life into the years before and during the CivilCatherine Ulrich Brakefield with Swept

War, a time when unstoppable forces clashed and changed the United States forever. Some of Brakefield’s characters you’ll love; others you’ll hate for the scoundrels they are. But through it all you’ll hold your breath and hope the main characters can survive and find love despite turbulent events swirling around them.

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