Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I know many of you are collecting all the Love Finds You books, so here's another one to add to your collection.

Welcome, Lauralee. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?

Each book is different in regards to a theme. I like to write an entertaining book that ministers to the heart. In each of my books I write a spiritual lesson that Christian readers can take away – from forgiveness, to being a servant, to finding hope and purpose in time of greatest need.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?

I have a three book contemporary romance series set in the beautiful state of Utah coming in 2010 by Heartsong Presents, Barbour Publishing. The first book, “Love’s Winding Path” is based on the biblical story of the Prodigal Son.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?

I would like to spend time with Sarah Palin. What an incredible Christian woman who is living in an incredible state and with her own fascinating journey as a wife, mother, grandmother, and political figure. I believe she is a true inspiration to all women seeking to embrace the call on their lives to go greater with God. I hope she writes a book!

Funny you should say that. Her memoir is releasing in November. How long have you known that you wanted to be novelist?

Since I was fourteen when I wrote creative pieces for my English teachers. They were supportive of my early endeavors, and I owe a lot to them for putting me on the path I’m walking today.

What can you tell authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?

Rejection is a tough but a necessary road in the journey of a writer's life. I mean, we can’t have everything accepted. But when it seems like nothing is happening and the doors are closing everywhere, that's when faith must take over. You need to give your writing and its results to God and allow Him to open the doors when the timing is right. And one never knows when that will be. It is our job to make the most of the talent He has given us. One waters, another plants, but it is God that causes the growth.

Tell us about the featured book?

Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, is what one reader calls - a "twist" on the mail order bride story, sort of like the mail order bride meets up with My Fair Lady. In it there’s an uneducated and penniless orphan whose well meaning friend answers an ad for a bride, and the unsuspecting suitor who has no idea what to make of the woman who arrives at the train station. Even if he feels he cannot marry her, he will provide for her. But both are in for a surprise and a change of heart and attitude - thus leading to the idea of the first Bethlehem - that the most precious gifts don’t always come as they're expected.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Chapter One

“I don’t know if I can make it!” cried a young voice.

The paintbrush shook in his hand, creating a zigzag of azure across the canvas. Tom Haskins tried to set the brush on the easel but it fell, coloring the blades of grass a murky blue. Nearby, a young couple stumbled out of the woods. The man supported a finely dressed lady who limped along, wincing in pain.

“What happened?” Tom called, hurrying to assist them.

“It was silly of me,” the young woman moaned. “You know the many rocks here. I was looking at a flower and didn’t see where I was going. I tripped.”

“My wife hurt her ankle,” the man continued. “I don’t think it’s broken. It’s all right, my love,” he now said to her in a soothing voice. “We’ll take you right away to the doctor and have it examined. I’m sure in a day or two you’ll be fine.”

“Oh, I hope so. I’d hate to ruin our holiday over such a foolish thing as this. You deserve it after all the hard work you put into the company.”

“Never fear, my dear. My carriage is there,” he said to Tom, pointing to the coach Tom had seen when he arrived to this fine wooded setting, not far from the town of Bethlehem.

What an interesting start for the story. I want to turn the page. How can readers find you on the Internet?

On my web site at
my blog,
or look me up on Facebook – I’d love to be friends!

Thank you, Lauralee, for spending this time with us.

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host said...

Hello! Interesting interview and the book sounds like a very interesting story :)

Mark said...

I'd like to enter, thanks

Virginia C said...

Sounds like a very sweet and romantic learning process for two hearts! gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Deborah said...

please enter me! this is on my WL and like you said i am one those who are trying to get all the summerside books!

April said...

Great post. Book sounds interesting. Please enter me. Blessings


Buukluvr81 said...

Please enter me!These books are hard to find in my bookstores!!!


Katherine said...

This book looks very good. Please enter me for the drawing.


Julie said...

This book sounds really good. I keep meaning to start reading the 'Love Finds You' books and haven't gotten there yet. I would love to win a copy and get started!


Abi said...

Oh, I love the cover. I'd also love to add this to my ever growing tbr pile. Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Lauralee Bliss said...

Thanks so much for entering! Good to hear from so many wonderful readers. Its why I, an an author, write, and you deserve it! Thanks for stopping by. And even if you don't win, I hope you'll consider picking it up for your reading pleasure. And hope you are one day able to visit the beautiful White Mountains. God bless!

Linda W said...

I'm hooked just reading that Lauralee writes a spiritual lesson in all her books, including this one. That's what makes Christian reading so important. Plus it's historical. Add me to the drawing. Thank you.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Sounds good.

Sherry K said...

Nice interview. The book sounds like a great story. I am trying to collect the whole Love Finds You series. I would love to add this to my collection. Please enter me in the drawing.

Sherry K

Michelle said...

I love it! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book.

scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Renee said...

Hahaha you sure know us well Lena...yep I'm trying to "collect" these books too...the historicals are my favorite!

XOXO~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Guilty as charged, Lena ~ I'm another "collector"! LOL

This books sounds awesome ~ please enter me!

~ Lori


Marjorie said...

The cover is just beautiful, please count me in on this giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Merry said...

I would love a chance to read this Love Finds You title. A diamond in the rough is a wonderful twist for a mail order bride. Thanks!

Cherie J said...

Great interview! Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds like an interesting twist. I grew up loving My Fair Lady.

Megan said...

I also love how Lauralee includes a spiritual lesson in each book. I love putting a book down and feeling inspired! Thanks for this giveaway Lena!


JoAnn S said...

Please enter me in the book give away...sounds like a good book. Thanks.

Patty Wysong said...

This looks great!

lastnerve said...

I have been trying so hard to collect all the Love Finds You books! This looks like a really good one!


judyg said...

I am excited about another "Love find you. . " book to read. This one sounds like I will enjoy reading it. Thanks for the free drawing!

Brenda said...

The book sounds really interesting!
Please enter me in the contest, thanks!

dancealert at aol dot com

kristen said...

Hmmm, interesting story premise.
The cover's on the Love Finds You series are all gorgeous!! This one especially.
Please enter me!!

Lauralee Bliss said...

Hello Wonderful Readers,

Several of you have commented how I like to incorporate a spiritual lesson in my books, and that is true. I do not do it to be preachy by any means. But like our Lord who used stories to convey lessons of the heart, I know that relating to a character's struggles, temptations, trials, relationships, and joy can help us in what we face in life. And it can provide the spiritual answers we so desperately seek. And God so much wants to be a part of every aspect of our lives. His love for us knows no bounds!

Anna W. said...

What an interesting story idea! Please enter me!

Anna W.

April said...

Sounds interesting. Great interview. Please enter me.


Anonymous said...

A wonderful review and interview...please count me in...thanks.'

karen k

Martha A. said...

I am going to have to buy this one....if I do not win it!!! Sounds wonderful!!! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Carolynn W. said...

Please enter me, the book sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely endearing book. Thanks for the possibility.


Cíntia Mara said...

It seems a very beautiful book!

Plase, enter me in your drawing.

Carole said...

I've just discovered the "Love Finds You" series and would love to read Lauralee's book. Thank you for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book!!! Please enter me. Thanks.

Marla said...

Sounds like another great book. Thank you for the giveaway.

Nancye said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net