Thursday, April 14, 2011


I'm really excited about this book, Susan. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?

I like writing historical, suspense, and mystery, and I sometimes combine them.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?

Probably back in Maine, where I grew up. We moved to Kentucky last year in May.

What foreign country would you like to visit and why?

I’d love to go to Peru and visit the ruins there, and I’d also love to go back to England. My daughter Megan lives there now, and I’d love to see her, as well as visiting some of the historic sites I’ve never been to.

Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.

I’d like to go back to Prince Edward Island and take my husband this time. He couldn’t go when I visited to do research on this book, so I took our two teenagers. We had fun, but it’s not the same.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

I’d love to set one in medieval England.

What is the main theme of this novel?


God has had me writing books about forgiveness, too. Tell us about the story.

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island is set in 1860, when the Prince of Wales visited Canada and the United States. Here’s the gist of the story:

Prince Edward Island pulls out all the stops to prepare for the visit of Prince Albert Edward (Queen Victoria’s son, later King Edward VII) in 1860. Molly Orland, a farmer’s daughter, is hired as a housemaid at the governor’s mansion, where the prince and his entourage will stay. Peter Stark is sent ahead of the royal party to ensure the arrangements are in order. Though Peter and Molly are attracted to each other, there seems to be no future for them, since Peter must soon leave with his master, the Earl of Washburn, and Molly will lose her job if discovered to be engaging in a flirtation with one of the visitors. However, Molly’s family harbors a secret that connects her family to Washburn’s. Can she and Peter overcome the past and set right a 60-year-old wrong?

Oh, interesting!! Please give us the first page of the book.

The back door to the kitchen burst open. Molly Orland nearly dropped the wooden spoon she held.

“Mum!” Her brother Nathan loomed in the doorway, panting.

“What is it?” Their mother turned from her work table and stepped toward him, fear leaping into her eyes.

“Papa’s hurt.”

“No! What happened?”

“He fell off the wagon. Thinks his leg is broken.”

Mum snatched a clean towel off the rack and glanced at Molly. “Get a jug of water—quick.”

Her chest aching, Molly filled a small pottery jug her father sometimes took when he went to work in the fields.

“Where is he?” her mother asked Nathan.

“Grandpa and Joe are bringing him in the wagon.”

Molly’s younger sister, Kate, scurried down the stairs into the room. “What’s going on? Nathan, what is it?”

Molly’s hand shook as she reached to touch Kate’s shoulder. “Papa is hurt.”

Kate’s face crumpled.

Their mother grabbed the jug in one hand and held up her skirt with the towel in the other and whisked out the door. Nathan followed her and the room went still.

“How bad is it?” Kate’s lips trembled as she looked up into Molly’s face, and her eyes filled with tears.

Molly felt tears flooding her own eyes. She hauled in a painful breath. “We don’t know yet. Let’s get his bed ready.”

She strode into their parents’ bedchamber with Kate on her heels. The bed was made neatly, as always during the day.

Molly seized the edge of the coverlet. “Get on the other side, Kate. Help me lay this back, so Nathan can get Papa into bed easily.”

“Will he need the doctor? I could go for Dr. Trann.”

“I think he might. Let’s go meet them and see if we should run to the Tranns’.”

As soon as they’d turned down the covers, Molly hurried to the front door and looked across the barnyard and down the field. Kate pushed in between her and the doorjamb. The hay wagon, pulled by Papa’s team of big chestnut geldings, rolled slowly toward them. A lithe figure ran from the wagon toward the road of packed red earth.

“Look! There goes Joe.” Molly pointed. The youngest of the four Orland siblings at ten, Joe streaked across the hayfield then hopped over rows of potato plants until he reached the road and tore for town. “Mum must have told him to fetch the doctor.”

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Thank you, Susan, for sharing this story with us.
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Deborah said...

The first thing that I think of when I see Prince Edward Island, is Anne of Green Gables..which I'm listening to right now on audiobook. I do think it's interesting that the Love Finds You series went to Canada before finishing out the rest of the states first.

Deborah in VA

Annette W. said...

I'm all about learning more about PEI!

Annette in PA

derekannette at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

I love the tidbit...want to read more. Please include me!

apple blossom said...

I love the LFY books. Please include me in this giveaway. thanks
I live in ND

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Casey said...

I would love to be entered to win this book, thank you!!

I live in Oregon

Charity said...

I would love to be entered for this giveaway! As has already been said, the front cover of this book looks so much like Anne of Green Gables, which just happens to be my favorite movie:) Thanks from IL!

Courtney said...

I love the little bit I was able to read, it sounds great and the cover is just gorgeous, please enter me for a chance to win it!


windycindy said...

What a lovely setting for a book!
Also, I enjoy reading books written
by Susan Page Davis...
Many thanks, Cindi

splashesofjoy said...

I;d love to have a copy of Susan's new book. I have several of her books and love them! And I love the Love Finds You books as well!

splashesofjoy said...

Oh forgot to say, I live in Virginia!

fredamans said...

I entered last time with the same reason, a Canadian theme and I am a Canadian gal. Please include me again, thank you.

Freda from Ontario, Canada.

Lorna Faith said...

Love your 1st page Susan...sounds like a great book:) I've read a few of your other books're a great writer! Love the PEI setting in this LFY book of course ...a Canadian myself...I'm proud of our history!

Would love to be entered for a chance to win!

lornafaith at gmail dot com

Ann Lee Miller said...

I love Susan Page Davis AND Prince Edward Island. How could I go wrong?
Ann Lee Miller
Gilbert AZ

Jo said...

I love the Love Finds Me books. Please include me in the giveaway.


diana said...

I would love to win this book! The cover is beautiful, love the locale, and storyline sounds great!

South Carolina

Judy B said...

This book sounds so good and I'd love to read it! It would be great to win this book.

Judy from Indiana

Robyn said...

The LFY books are some of my favorite books to read. Please enter me.

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Merry said...

LFY books are awesome and Susan is too, love the setting for her new book!
Merry in TX

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Angela from Kentucky

kristen said...

Oh, seeing PEI made me sigh!! As I'm sure many others did:)
Please enter me.
Can't wait to read this book!!
Kristen from WA

Courtney said...

I think I forgot to mention the state I'm from in my original post...I'm from Washington state! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This sounds very these kind of books....

Mona G/Ohio

Abigail said...

I love your books and this one looks very good.
Abigail Richmond

Carman said...

Please enter me! I can't wait to read this book. :)

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Brenda said...

I love the excerpt. Please enter me.

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holdenj said...

Always wanted to visit PEI after reading the Anne books! Snow here in MN this morning, can you believe it!?

Susan Page Davis said...

Thank you all so much. The artists did capture the feeling of the island and the story. When I was on the island, they were plowing up that red earth to plant potatoes. It was a wonderful place to visit, and I'd love to go back any time.

scottsgal said...

I've enjoyed several of Susan's books. Thanks for the chance
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the silver of His fining said...

One of my grandfathers was born in PEI. It's at the top of my list of places to visit. Your book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a free copy.

Joyce in WI

Kym said...

I would love to read about Prince Edward Island, all the best with your book !

Kym in RI


Judylynn said...

Please include me in this drawing. Thanks!

Judylynn in Tennessee

Judy Cooper said...

Susan Page Davis' books are always the best. I am looking forward to reading this book. Forgiveness is such a great subject, we need more of it in this day and time. I love the interviews and chances to win.
I'm Judy C. in Louisiana

Katy said...

Ohhhhh! I've been trying to win this book for some time. The cover is GORGEOUS!!!! Please enter me into the giveaway, as well!!

~ Katy
from Florida

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I really want to go to Prince Edward Island sometime.

Susan Page Davis said...

Thanks, Judy! Last night when we had the tornado watch at midnight, I was wishing I was in PEI, ha ha!

rbooth43 said...

Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island by Susan Page Davis. I would love to find the answer to the question of "Can she and Peter overcome the past and set right a 60-year-old wrong?"

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book.Sounds wonderful and I'd love to visit Prince Edward Island one day.... Thanks

Angela C./Ohio

misskallie2000 said...

I visited PEI in Oct 09 via a cruise and would love to go back and see more. I love the Love Finds you books and have this one on my wish list.
Thanks for stopping to share and chat with us.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway Lena.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com