Lynne Gentry's Blog

February 12, 2018

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you, dear readers.

I’ve teamed up with 45+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of romantic comedies and chick lit novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering? You can win my novel WALKING SHOES (which I hope you have already read, but there are so many others here that you probably haven't), plus books from authors like Tara Sheets and Kristan Higgins.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here:

Hurry, contest ends Feb. 19, 2018.

Good luck and enjoy!


Contest runs Feb. 12-19, 2018
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Published on February 12, 2018 07:56 • 12 views

December 11, 2017


You've waited patiently. Wait no more, dear readers.

I'm so excited to put BABY SHOES into your hands that I can't wait on the paper book to be uploaded. The digital version is available now on Amazon , iBooks, Kobo . It should be live on Nook in the next 24 hours.

I laughed while I was writing the story of Maddie's return home. I cried when I wrote THE END. The Harper family, along with all the folks in Mt. Hope, have become like family. I can't wait for you to read Maddie and Parker's story. I hope you'll laugh and cry, too.

Get your copy today and come home to Mt. Hope for the heartwarming conclusion of the Harper family's story.

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When the life you save is your own…

Madison Harper is an uptight doctor on her way to international recognition. Parker Kemp is no longer the fun-loving cowboy Madison tried to ignore in high school. He’s a humanitarian who's come home from a third-world country with a life-threatening illness and an adorable daughter. Maddie and Parker can’t fall in love and continue to save the world…or can they? Opposites attract and bridges are mended in the heartwarming conclusion to the Harper family saga.

Humor. Heart. Hope.

Come home to Mt. Hope and laugh until you cry.

BUY BABY SHOES at your favorite digital retailer.


May the joy and peace of Christ be yours this Christmas. 

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Published on December 11, 2017 19:17 • 6 views

October 23, 2017

Writing is such a solitary sport. But when Lisa Harris and I decided to write GHOST HEART together we took a chance. The collaboration changed our writing, made for a better book, and forever changed our lives.

Find out how we did it here.

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Published on October 23, 2017 08:27 • 14 views

October 19, 2017

I love fall. The change in the temperatures, the smell of chili in the crockpot, and lots of fall festivals. But who wants to win those silly plastic prizes when you could win some serious cash and a stack of books? 

Sound fun?

GHOST HEART has been chosen along with 24 other outstanding Christian Fiction books for this fabulous scavenger hunt that starts today (Oct. 19). You simply start atSTOP #1 here, then follow the trail from stop to stop until you've acquired all the clues. You can enter to win other cool stuff along the way, but the best part is you'll learn about all kinds of wonderful books and authors. 

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Now go have some fun. But you better hurry because the hunt ends Sunday night, Oct. 22, at midnight. 


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Published on October 19, 2017 12:27 • 4 views

September 8, 2017

Fact or fiction? Learn what it's really like to live in Africa from a woman who's lived there 15 years. Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry talk about the myths and the truths of Africa. 

Lynne and Lisa talk about the myths of Africa. Watch to learn where the first heart transplant was performed.

What are some of the myths you've believed about this huge continent?

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Published on September 08, 2017 16:26 • 14 views

September 5, 2017

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of being the inaugural guest on a new global radio show. Couldn't wait to talk about the important issues addressed in GHOST HEART. Feel free to listen and share.

I'd love to hear your ideas of how we can help these hunted people. 

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Published on September 05, 2017 10:39 • 2 views

August 26, 2017

My writing partner, Lisa Harris is in the States on furlough. We recently managed to catch a few treasured hours together. We had so much fun making some short, behind the scenes videos about Ghost Heart, writing together, and life in Africa. Be sure and sign up for our brand new Harris-Gentry Suspense YouTube video channel ( catch a new video each Friday! 

Also, we're giving away two print copies of GHOST HEART. We'll pick the winners on September 1, 2017. So pop over to Goodreads and sign up HERE today.

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Published on August 26, 2017 10:37 • 14 views

August 1, 2017

It's August 1 and we're so excited to release our baby into your hands.

Lisa Harris and I have had many book release days, but none of them have thrilled us like today's release of GHOST HEART. This story has clawed at our hearts for 10 years. Our prayer is that by the time you close the last page, your heart will never be the same.

Readers are saying if you read one book this this one.

Get your copy at your favorite digital retailer or if you're a paper lover, we have that available as well.


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Published on August 01, 2017 16:12 • 5 views

July 1, 2017

Here's a peek into what waiting for you inside this heart-stopping story: 


Pre-order your copy today. Price goes up August 1, 2017. 

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Published on July 01, 2017 12:43 • 13 views

June 29, 2017

As you know, dear fans and readers, I write in a wide-range of genres: everything from my highly acclaimed time travel series (The Carthage Chronicles) to my latest return to my romantic comedy roots (Mt. Hope Southern Adventures). What you may not know is that 10 years ago, I also took a stab at writing a medical thriller with my good friend and award-winning romantic suspense author LISA HARRIS.

Here's the story as to how all that came about and what it means for you:

In June, 2008 the Dallas Morning News carried a story on the atrocities committed against albinos in Tanzania. The picture of a terrified albino caught my attention. As I read about the horrors these fragile people face, I couldn’t believe that such evil existed in the world. So I contacted  Lisa (she's a missionary in Mozambique, a country that borders Tanzania) and asked if she could find out if the genocide of albinos was being carried out simply because of the difference in the color of their skin.

To be honest, until I wrote to Lisa about the article I’d read, she’d never heard of these barbaric crimes. But after doing some further research, Lisa discovered that what I’d read was true. Once we learned that the witch doctors pay people to harvest the pale skin and hair of these fragile people in order to make good luck charms and potions, we knew we had to tell their story. 

The writing--and recently extensive rewriting--of this book has been a long journey, but we believe the timing for its release is perfect. Because while we live in a fallen world, we believe it is possible to bring light into the darkness. The journey of each of these characters challenged us, comforted us, and pushed us to live life more courageously. But most of all, writing this story opened our hearts to wanting to do our part to create a world that loves no matter what the color of our skin, education, financial status, or nationality.

For God's light to shine, sometimes it take a brave person willing to step into the darkness. We pray this story will ignite a flame so bright no corner of the earth will be left in shadow.

I'm excited to announce the the book is up for pre-order as an ebook on Kindle. The book will be officially on sale August 1st on all other platforms including paperback.

Pre-Order for the limited-time discount price of $4.99.

Pre-Order for the limited-time discount price of $4.99.

Lisa and I have started a blog which will have more behind the scenes info that you can only see there. We'd love for you to follow us at: HarrisGentrySuspense

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Published on June 29, 2017 11:14 • 20 views