2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Rhona Weaver & A Noble Calling

Posted October 14, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, mystery/suspense, Rhona Weaver / 17 Comments

Happy Thursday! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Rhona Weaver and her first novel Christy Award finalist book A Noble Calling! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

An FBI Yellowstone Adventure

GENRE: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller
PUBLISHER: Two Oaks Press
RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020
PAGES: 503

A rookie FBI agent battles through adversity and danger to rediscover his true identity in this story of intrigue and suspense.

 Special Agent Win Tyler never had the chance to visit Yellowstone as a kid, but he’d always imagined buffalo, wolves, and bears. Heavily armed bad guys didn’t fit into his expectations. But when Win arrives in the park during a spring snowstorm, danger is already at hand. His expectations of a dead-end duty station couldn’t have been more wrong ­­as he finds himself fighting murderous extremists, a determined assassin, and an anti-Semitic prophet who’s twisted the faith that Win holds dear.

A Noble Calling is a heartfelt debut that plunges the reader deep into Win Tyler’s world of Yellowstone National Park…a world of wonder and majesty, invaded by forces that would divide and destroy.


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Content Note:
Readers may want to be aware that there is a moderate amount of cursing in this novel.

I asked the author…

What do you most want your readers to take away from a noble calling?

I want my readers to be entertained throughout A Noble Calling, to learn some things they didn’t know, to think through some things that have deep meaning, and to sit back and smile when they read that last page. A Noble Calling isn’t the typical Christian crime thriller. It takes the time to develop the characters, both the “good guys” and the “bad guys.” The book’s pace also allows the characters the time to have misgivings, make mistakes, and move forward. It isn’t a book to be read in one sitting. Instead, it’s intended to draw the reader into Win Tyler’s world as he works his way through guilt, insecurity, and danger toward confidence, assurance, and redemption. That journey can rarely be made in a quick read.

I want readers to leave the book with a real desire to read more of Win Tyler’s stories. Even more importantly, I want them to have felt God’s gentle touch in those moments when Win struggles with his faith, and when his mother and other characters nudge him toward a life well lived. Long after they set the book aside, I hope readers will be reminded of God’s presence whenever they see a striking sunset, an angry bear, or a raging river. I’d love for the book to motivate readers to go looking for their life’s victories and find a little adventure along the way.

Rhona Weaver is a retired swamp and farmland appraiser who had a thirty-five-year career in agricultural real estate and founded a program for at-risk children in Arkansas. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, a Sunday School teacher, and an avid gardener. Growing up on a cattle farm in the Ozarks gave her a deep appreciation of the outdoors and wildlife. Her novel draws on her love of the land and her deep admiration for the men and women in our law enforcement community who truly share a noble calling. Those park rangers, FBI agents, and other first responders are her heroes. Rhona’s husband, Bill Temple, is a retired Special Agent in Charge and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI; he helped immeasurably with researching the book. Rhona and Bill live in Arkansas on a ridge with a view with three contented rescue cats. A Noble Calling is Rhona’s debut novel and the first in the FBI Yellowstone Adventure series. Please visit her website, www.rhonaweaver.com.

Rhona Weaver is offering a signed, print copy of A Noble Calling to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the first novel Christy Award finalist A Noble Calling by Rhona Weaver? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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17 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Rhona Weaver & A Noble Calling

  1. Perrianne Askew

    This sounds very interesting and different plus I always have a heart for an awesome debut novel. It’s pretty exciting that her debut is a Christy finalist! You can’t get any better than that in my opinion.

  2. Haley Resseguie

    Congrats to Rhona Weaver for being a finalist for her debut! I haven’t read it but I love a good mystery. This one definitely sounds intriguing. I appreciate a book that takes time for the journey instead of rushing the characters to a redemption finale without a lot of substance to it. Adding this one to my TBR list!

  3. Betty Curran

    This sounds like it has everything I love, law enforcement, a great setting ( I love the great national parks), and suspense.

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