Destiny Saga Reaches a Page-Turning Conclusion!

As Hitler and his Nazis march across Europe… The final book of my Destiny series is here! Waltz with Destiny picks up where Destiny of Heart left off, and follows the Ben McConnell legacy.

2 Destiny 4 -Waltz with Destiny Front coverWaltz with Destiny begins in August of 1941. Esther Meir and her mother are back in Detroit. They are struggling to make ends meet. As Hitler wages war with Europe, the Big Band Era and the affluence of the age have Esther’s head in a whirl.

Eric Erhardt works as a junior engineer and attends college in the evenings. His life would change for the worst if America enters Europe’s war. He meets Esther Meir, this gorgeous brunette, one evening at the Vanity. But is he ready to abandon his playboy ways for her?

Here is a list of my June appearances:

Tune in to the Voice of Lapeer, Michigan, WMPC Gospel Radio at 9 a.m. on May 30th for an inside look about how Waltz with Destiny, the final book of the Destiny saga, evolved to fruition. Greg’s interviews are always energized and educational and packed with fun!

The Write Stuff with Parker J. Cole will host me on her Blog Talk Radio Show on June 4th at 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss this experience with the queen of Blog Talk Radio! Parker brings her enthusiasm in triple proportion that is totally contagious!

I will be signing books on D-Day! June 6, 6:30-8 p.m. at Addison Township Public Library located at 1400 Rochester Rd., Leonard, MI. Desserts and beverages provided. A short, twenty-minute presentation of photos and memorabilia of my dad’s war years as a rifleman in the 34th Red Bull Division will be provided. Come herald in the new birth of Waltz with Destiny with me and find out why Dad’s company’s logo “To the Last Man” became such an instrumental part of this final chapter of this epic series!

June 8th I will be at Faith Christian Stores located on 4463 Miller Rd., Flint, MI. Noon to 3 p.m. This is a destination location and a wonderful place to visit, browse, and buy! Don’t miss seeing what this wonderful store can give to discreet and devoted shoppers.

June 12th I will be at Marguerite deAngeli Branch (Lapeer District Library) located at 921 West Nepessing St. Lapeer, MI, 6 to 8 p.m. I will provide a 40-minute presentation that includes pictures and memorabilia of my dad’s war years as a rifleman in the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division traveling up the boot of Italy during World War 2. Time for questions and answers will follow.

 June 23, 12-3 p.m., at Lakepoint Community Church, 1550 W. Drahner Rd., Oxford, MI. I will have my table set up outdoors by the lake. The outdoor service begins at 10:30 a.m. so bring your family along to drink up God’s Word and some fun in the sun!

If you are an avid Facebook fan, come to my Celebration Christian Sweet-n-Clean Book Launch on June 26. Plenty of give-a-ways will be provided to the lucky winners!

Here is what readers are saying about Waltz into Destiny:

Waltz with Destiny, the fourth book in Catherine Ulrich Brakefield’s Destiny series, grabbed me by the heart and wouldn’t let go. Every word captured my attention as the relationship between Esther Meir and Eric Erhardt unfolded on the brink of World War II. And I loved the suspenseful and well-crafted twists, turns, and vivid war scenes. They left me reading nonstop while biting my nails. Catherine’s lovely prose, sense of humor, and historical accuracy deliver an unmistakable wow factor. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance and/or history.— Deb Gardner Allard AKA Taylor Jaxon, author of Before the Apocalypse.

Catherine paints a vivid picture of American in wartime in Waltz with Destiny… The love story of Eric and Esther is full of faith and old fashion values. The battle scenes are realistic, and the home front scenes are believable. The characters make mistakes we can all relate too. A wonderful history-comes-alive story.— Cindy Ervin Huff, multi-award-winning author

Fans of historical romance will want Brakefield’s Waltz with Destiny. This final book of her Destiny series once again delivers romance, but not romance neatly tied up with a bow, for Brakefield’s characters must live through the gritty realities of World War 2 and other challenges of those years before they can find their destiny.— Rick Barry, author of The Methuselah Project

I hope to see you at one of these many events for this exciting climax to our three-year Destiny saga journey together!

Please spread the news. Feel free to print off this flyer. Write in the name of the book signing closest to you, time, and date. Don’t see a book signing near you? Please contact me at Cathy@CatherineUlrichBrakefield.com and we will set one up. Thank you for helping me spread the Good News of God’s unbelievable blessings! And please forward this e-mail to friends and family that might be interested, too!

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JUNE 2! JOIN FRANKLIN GRAHAM IN PRAYER FOR OUR PRESIDENT!

Special Day of Prayer For The President
Dear Friend,

Franklin GrahamAlong with 250+ Christian leaders, I am asking followers of Christ across our nation to set aside next Sunday, June 2, as a special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.

President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.

This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.

We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:2–3, NKJV).

On June 2, we ask that pastors would lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.

Would you please join us in prayer and tell others so that we can have as many people as possible praying?

Sincerely,

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Franklin Graham
President,
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
& Samaritan’s Purse

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
—Ephesians 6:12, NKJV

Author Spotlight — Catherine Brakefield ( + GIVEAWAY )

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Today I’m happy to welcome author Catherine Brakefield for an author spotlight. Read through to the end to find out how to enter her giveaway.

What is your “go to” routine that helps you get in the mood to write?

I like to awake before anyone else, sip my coffee and reflect. I reflect on memories of special days. For instance, Mother’s Day.

As a young girl, I experienced some interesting May 10th holidays which, at the time, I never dreamt would make it into the pages of Destiny of Heart (Book 3 of the series).

During a monumental time in my life, I had the thrill of having three uniquely different mothers celebrating Mother’s Day beneath one roof. My mother who lived in Warren, Michigan; Gran, my mother’s mother; and Grandma, my father’s mother. My inspiration for my characters who portray my mothers in Destiny of Heart

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