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