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Sheilah Vance

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Bryn Mawr, PA, The United States



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Sheilah Vance, is the author of several bestselling and award-winning books. They are the novel Becoming Valley Forge (2016), Creativity for Christians: How to Tell Your Story and Stories of Overcoming from the Members of One Special Church (Sept. 2010); the novels Chasing the 400 and Land Mines, and its companion journal, Journaling through Land Mines.
Becoming Valley Forge won the Regional Fiction Category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2016).
She is also the author of the ebook, Six Days in December: General George Washington's and the Continental Army's Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 - 19, 1777, a prequel to Becoming Valley Forge.
Chasing the 400 has been a Top 20 bestseller at Black Expressions Book Club, and Land Mine

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Chasing the 400

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"The perfect beach read"--Main Line Today Magazine

This exacting work of historical fiction from Paoli’s Sheilah Vance explores the lives of ordinary men and women—a former slave, a farmer, Army volunteers—as revolution engulfs the region. The perfect beach read for a patriotic month.

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Published on October 29, 2016 06:38 Tags: becoming-valley-forge, historical-fiction, revolutionary-war, valley-forge

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Liane Spicer Thank you for the connection, Sheilah. Greetings from the Caribbean!

Sheilah Vance We're giving away review books to book clubs: For the month of August, while supplies last, we will send a review copy of our award-winning books, “Land Mines“ by Sheilah Vance, and/or “A Christian Woman’s Journal to Weight Loss” by Patricia Thomas to any book club that would like to consider these books for their club’s reading. And, we will give you access to a digital review copy of our October 2009 fiction release, “Heads Deacon, Tails Devil” by P. J. McCalla. We only ask that the person reading the book please post a review on,,, and another review site such as,, or To obtain your free copy, please send an email to with your name, book club name, and your address.

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