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Maureen Lang

Maureen Lang

Maureen Lang wrote her first novel longhand around the age of 10—and she's been writing ever since. She has won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award, the Inspirational Readers Choice contest, and the American Christian Fiction Writers Noble Theme award. She is also the recipient of a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. Maureen lives in the Midwest with her husband, her two sons, and their much-loved dog, Susie.
Tyndale to Release New Series from Maureen Lang

Tyndale to Release New Series from Maureen Lang

(July 25, 2012)
(Carol Stream, IL) – Even a prolific author with multiple awards and published novels to her credit can be title-challenged.

Award-winning author Maureen Lang has chosen Bees in the Butterfly Garden as the title for the first stand-alone novel in her new Gilded Age series, available this month from Tyndale House Publishers.

“One afternoon as I was writing at my desk,” comments Lang, “I happened to look out at the garden in my yard. I’d purposely planted flowers known to attract butterflies, but unfortunately many of those same plants also bring bees. From where I sat, I had a clear view of which visitors I received that day. Two large bees.

“Taken momentarily out of the story I was writing at the time, I sat there feeling sorry for myself. I plant a butterfly garden and all I get are bees. Bees in the butterfly garden!”

That moment of frustration led Lang to reflect on the disappointments in life that, when viewed through the lens of God’s sovereignty, can actually lead to a fresh experience of his mercy and grace.

Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue’s finest, Meg Davenport has all she’s ever needed…but none of the things she’s wanted most, like family or dreams of a future that includes anything other than finding a suitable match. So when her father dies, Meg seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases. Especially when she learns that John Davenport wasn’t the wealthy businessman she thought but rather one of the Gilded Age’s most talented thieves.

Poised to lead those loyal to Meg’s father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. Yet Meg is determined, and her connections to one of New York’s wealthiest families could help Ian pull off his biggest heist yet. But are they both in over their heads? And in trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?

Publishers Weekly said about a previous novel in Lang’s Great War Series: “Lang’s novel is a cautionary tale as well as a romance within an exciting framework of war, secrets, and blissful reunions.”



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