Friday Friend–Julie Arduini



My Friday Friend this week is Julie Arduini. She loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and —maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of the  re-release, ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY.

She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities at JULIE ARDUINI: SURRENDER ISSUES AND CHOCOLATE and the weekly e mail. SUNDAY’S SURRENDER AND CHOCOLATE. You can connect with Julie on Facebook: and Twitter:

She’s giving away a print or e-copy of ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. All you have to do is leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win. Winner will be announced next Friday, July 29.

Entangled: Surrendering the Past by  Julie Arduini


“You need to leave me alone. It’s the least you can do.”

Carla Rowling has been given her dream of attending cosmetology school. The gift is so generous she feels unworthy because of choices she made as a teen. The pressure mounts as Carla juggles school, is a single mom, helps her best friend Jenna plan her wedding, spends time with boyfriend Will Marshall, and deals with the fact that her son’s father is back in their lives.

Will Marshall is the one Speculator Falls resident everyone can count on. His truck deliveries are reliable. He’s the first to help friends like Ben Regan with boat work or be a card partner with Bart Davis. Will’s ready to settle down with Carla, loving her is natural. He’s bonded with her son, Noah. But when Carla starts cosmetology school, she puts emotional distance between her and Will.

Can Carla release her past and create a future full of highlights, or, will she burn her options worse than a bad perm?


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YOUR TURN: Don’t forget to leave a comment and you might win ENTANGLED! Don’t know what to say? Tell us about your favorite summer activity or whatever’s on your mind! Thanks!



22 thoughts on “Friday Friend–Julie Arduini

  1. My favorite summer activity is fishing. Actually it is my favorite activity all year round. To be truly honest my favorite activity is reading or maybe it is a tie. LOL fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

  2. Pingback: Fifty Shades of Tempted by Julie Arduini | Christians Read

  3. Julie is a wonderful writer, and Entangled is a great story. I loved it and congratulate whoever wins their own copy. Please don’t add my name to the contest, since I have already enjoyed this story. I’m happy to let Julie bless someone else. 🙂

    • Cynthia, I’m so jealous. It is my favorite place. Truly. I can’t wait to go back there. Thanks for reading!

  4. Love Julie’s Surrender Series. Her first-person books are lively and invite the reader to an entertaining and fun read. My favorite summer activity is walking, being out-doors, and attending my grandsons ball games. Love summer, my favorite time of year.

  5. I’d love to win. We just returned from taking our RV to cool Ruidosa, NM, a week away from Texas heat. That’s my fav summer pastime. JanetDOThopeATattDOTnet

  6. So glad to have an opportunity to win a copy, Julie. The plot intrigues me, although summer has bludgeoned any chance at tackling my reading pile! But autumn lurks….smile. gkittleson at myomnitel dot com

    • Gail! So happy to see you here. I am looking forward to autumn as well. Summer has not turned out like I thought! I think you will enjoy Entangled. Best wishes!

  7. Robin, Carla causes quite a few entanglements as she tries to work things out…
    Thanks for leaving a comment!

  8. I sure hope Carla can let go of her past & create a future with Will…he sounds like a real gem! Thanks for sharing the excerpt & the chance to win a copy! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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