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Friday, February 7, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: The Prayer by Jacqueline von Zwehl from Goddess Fish Promotions #goddessfishpromotions




The Prayer, a Love Story
by Jacqueline von Zwehl
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Do you Believe in Miracles?

Do you Believe in Eternal Love?

Do you Believe in Answered Prayers?

YOU WILL

The Prayer, A Love Story is the inspirational true story of one woman who discovers the secret to living a life filled with miracles, unconditional love and answered prayers.

The journey begins with a divine promise, continues with unforeseen life challenges, and eventually leads to Jerusalem. Inside the Old City, a prayer will unlock the key to a life of miracles. This journey is proof heaven is real and its gifts are available to you now. Whether you have stopped believing in God or not, God believes in you.

The journey holds a promise for everyone. No matter how much darkness exists in your life, it cannot diminish the flicker of even the tiniest light. That light will lead you to your destiny and it will change your life forever.

Interview with Jacqueline von Zwehl author of "The Prayer:"

QUESTION:    What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you? 

JACQUELINE: My husband showers me with little surprises of sweetness every day like coming home with flowers, surprising me with a card, taking us out to a surprise dinner in the middle of the week.  I am truly the luckiest and happiest woman in the world.

QUESTION:     Can you describe your dream home?  

JACQUELINE: That's easy, I'm living in it.  I envisioned it in my dreams and it's amazing how dreams come true.  It's a historical home built in 1927 and registered with the historical society.  The house has been fully restored and updated but still has character, charm, and sings in your ear of a bygone era.  It's a pink/corral color.  I know what you're thinking Pink??  In Florida that's not weird, more corral than pink, but just regal and stunning.  Situated right on the water and we get to see all the boats come and go all day. 

QUESTION:     What is your least favorite word?

JACQUELINE:   Can't - it doesn't exist in my vocabulary.

QUESTION:  Where do you get your best ideas?  

JACQUELINE: The ocean, the beach, lakes, water - I seem to be inspired around water.

QUESTION:    What do you do to relax? 

JACQUELINE: Cooking, exercise, running on the beach, reading.

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:

Wedding Day

I often wonder about the idea of a miracle. Is it something you feel? Can you see it? Or is it some- thing you just know? Miracle is a very big word, perhaps best saved for big events like the birth of a baby or the first man walking on the moon.

As I ponder this thought, I’m surrounded by lovely, fresh-cut flowers. Isn’t the blossoming of these flowers a miracle? A tiny little seed in the ground, nurtured with rich soil, water, and light, grows to reveal its unique beauty. When we look at the seed, we can’t see the miracle. It’s only later, after its potential has been manifested, we realize what that seed carried all along. Isn’t that how we all are? On the journey of our destiny in this life, all of us start as seeds. Some of us are still in  the  ground, waiting  to  grow. Some  of us have sprouted a few leaves, and some of us have fully blossomed. Is the miracle the blossoming of the flower, or is the miracle knowing with certainty that everything is already in the seed? Yes, for me it always comes down to certainty. When all I can see is a seed in the ground, the miracle is certainty in my knowl- edge of what the seed is destined to become.

These were the thoughts I recorded in my journal on the morning of our wedding. I have heard that most brides wake up jittery and full of excitement, perhaps thinking about their hair and make-up, the excitement of the day ahead, and how the weather will hold up. I woke up and started writing.

‘What is a miracle? Today I will get married. I will marry the man who makes my heart sing and who was sent as the answer to my prayer. A man who calls me his miracle. Today is our seed, the first day of our journey as husband and wife.We don’t know how our seed will grow. We don’t know how many leaves will bloom or what its flower will look like. We don’t know what storms we’ll face. We do know with certainty that this seed is our destiny. It is our miracle.’

We were all ready. The driver took my hand and escorted me to my seat in the limo.

GIVEAWAY:
Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
• Two randomly chosen hosts will each receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


  

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jacqueline von Zwehl, is a faith based relationship expert. She holds a BFA from New York University and a MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Jacqueline travels the country as a motivational speaker encouraging singles on the path to finding their soul mates. She has appeared on Nite Line, The Harvest Show, EWTN, TCT TV, Victory TV, CatholicTV, Telecare, Changing Lives, CatholicLife, That's the Spirit, The Church, The Cardinal and You, NPR, and more. Jacqueline lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her husband Christopher, their two daughters and dog. The Prayer, A Love Story is her debut book. Jacqueline von Zwehl, is a faith based relationship expert. She holds a BFA from New York University and a MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Jacqueline travels the country as a motivational speaker encouraging singles on the path to finding their soul mates. She has appeared on Nite Line, The Harvest Show, EWTN, TCT TV, Victory TV, CatholicTV, Telecare, Changing Lives, CatholicLife, That's the Spirit, The Church, The Cardinal and You, NPR, and more. Jacqueline lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her husband Christopher, their two daughters and dog. The Prayer, A Love Story is her debut book.

Read Jacqueline's Blog at www.jackievonzwehl.com

Become a Fan: www.facebook.com/JackieVonZwehl

Follow: www.twitter.com/JackieVonZwehl

Author Profile:www.goodreads.com/jackievonzwehl

 Amazon Paperback

http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Love-Story-Jacqueline-Zwehl/dp/1939819008/ref=la_B00DY9W62Y_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383163807&sr=1-1

Amazon Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Love-Story-Unconditional-ebook/dp/B00G8QTDKI/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383164024&sr=1-3&keywords=the+prayer+a+love+story







14 comments:

  1. Your house sounds lovely.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. Jacqueline, thank you so much for being here today. I like how your excerpt reminds of everyday miracles. What was the inspiration behind the book?

    Smiles
    Steph

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. My inspiration came from a dream. I wasn't looking to write a book or share this story but sometimes inspiration comes to you when you least expect it. Happy Valentine's Day. - Jackie

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  3. Hi Jacqueline,
    Your story sounds truly inspiring.

    Regards

    Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Happy Valentine's Day

      -Jackie

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  4. The excerpt sounds very hopeful and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Morgan! Happy Valentine's Day - Jackie

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  5. Thank you for sharing about your book and yourself. I love learning more about authors.

    daringzoey at yahoo.com

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    1. Melissa, thank you! Love to hear what you think of the book. Happy valentine's day, best, Jackie

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  6. Jacqueline,
    I enjoyed learning about your and your book! It's a beautiful excerpt and touching how you wrote on your wedding day. What a special thing to do to remember what was running thru your mind. Your house sounds charming and we are having an especially cold and snowy winter in Ohio so the beach and Florida sounds awesome to me.

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  7. I must say your husband sound sweet & your home too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing snippets of your personal life, you're an inspiration to young ladies.

    ilookfamous@yahoo.com

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