Friday, October 14, 2011

ALONG WOODED PATHS - Tricia Goyer - Free Book

Welcome back, Tricia. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?
I love writing historical fiction, of course even though both of my new releases Remembering You and Along Wooded Paths are contemporary stories, they fit with my love of history. Remembering You has a historical tie and Along Wooded Paths is Amish, and somehow writing Amish feels to me as if I'm writing historical!

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
If I could move anywhere it would be to San Diego. I have four sisters who live there and I'd love more time with them!

What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
I've been to the Czech Republic four times and I'd love to go back, but if I had to pick someplace new I'd go to Budapest, Hungary. I hear it's beautiful.

Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
My husband and I in a rental car crossing Europe in the spring. I'd love the freedom to discover little-known historical sites and beautiful vistas together.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
On the East Coast, maybe in a lighthouse in Maine. I haven't spent much time there and I'd love to.

What is the main theme of this novel?
The main theme of Along Wooded Paths is unexpected friendships in unexpected places. Marianna is a young, Amish woman who is living in West Kootenai, Montana. During her months there she finds herself making friends with many of those in town, including her Englisch neighbors. It's a story of friendship, romance, and also discovering God desires to be our friend, too. Growing up in an Amish community Marianna learned to follow the rules well, but through this story she discovers God is closer than she ever thought.

Tell us about the story.
            Although proud of living apart from the world, Marianna Sommer's newly relocated Amish family is discovering that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together with the Englisch. As Marianna pours her life into helping those around her-and receiving their help-her heart further considers two directions. She's torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a close walk with God like she's never seen before.
Who should have young Marianna's heart? What is God asking of her through ongoing family struggles and this romantic and spiritual tension? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Come to the Along Wooded Paths Facebook Party & Live Author Chat!

Along Wooded Paths Party

Thank you, Tricia, for sharing all this with us.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Along Wooded Paths: A Big Sky Novel

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Andrew Wencl said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Andrew in Indianapolis, IN

Robyn said...

I love Tricia's books and can't wait to read this one, too.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Aritha said...

I like it! Thanks.

wfnren said...

What a great sounding book, thank you for doing the interview and hosting the giveaway.


misskallie2000 said...

I have not read any of Tricia's books but can't wait to read "Along Wooded Paths". I love Amish stories as they remind you of how pure you can live your life yet have love and family.
Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

I live in Georgia

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like a great book. I would love to win this.

I am from Oklahoma.

Maggie Carr said...

I love Tricia Goyer's stories. I already own many. Please enter me!
Maggie Carr
Northern Indiana

Marianne said...

Lena...i really like that you leave a link for the first page of the book...i prefer not to read those, so this makes it easy to find the next portion of the post. i would love to win Along Wooded Paths. Thanks for the chance


from the Peace Country Region of Alberta

fredamans said...

Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

Freda from Ontario, Canada.

Patty said...

Not sure I've read anything by Tricia. An AMish book not set in Ohio or Pennsylvania sounds like a nice change of pace!

Patty in SC

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


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scottsgal said...

I really enjoy Amish books - sounds wonderful
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Lourdes said...

Can't wait to read this one. I absoultely loved Beside Still Waters.

Lourdes from Huntington Long Island NY

Anonymous said...

Love reading books set in the Amish community. Can't wait to read Tricia's new one!

from Michigan

Lisa Nelson said...

I am enjoying this series!
Please include me!
Thank you!
Lisa Nelson
from Arkansas

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

angela from kY

Lindsey said...

This looks like a great book. :) I would love to be entered!


Judy said...

I would love to win a copy of "Along Wooded Paths". My next book to read is Tricia's Beside Still Waters. I can't wait to read both books.


Judy in Indiana

Diana Flowers said...

I have Beside Still Waters and would love to win Along Wooded Paths and read these back to back! Thank you!

Diana from SC


Wilma said...

This sounds like a really good book & I would love to win it.
Wilma in TN.


Roanna said...

I would like to be entered. Thank you!

Roanna from Ohio
ohiobuckeye91 (at) gmail --dot--com

Jo said...

What a interesting sounding book this is. Can't wait to read it.


Abigail said...

Looks interesting please enter me in the drawing.
Blanch, N.C.

Sarah said...

It looks interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing.
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Pamela J said...

Excellent name for the book, sounds like: to walk along wooded paths where peaceful streams flow and perhaps content birds in the trees chirp to their companions.

Which man to choose? Time will tell. I'm looking forward to learning the rest of this story!

Pam Williams
cepjwms (at) wb4me (dot) com
I'm live in southern Colorado close to wooded paths.

gahome2mom said...

north carolina gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

Nancye in Kentucky

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Emily said...

Looks like a great book! Please enter me!



Debbie said...

Can't wait to read this one. I haven't gotten a chance to read the first one, but I'm definitely gonna have to look into that!

New York

John said...

Please enter me!

Long Island

Edwina said...

I would love to read this book!

Edwina from Georgia

Faith's Grandma said...

Would like to win this book, love the picture you drew of the Amish house....Faith's Grandma/Oh

Aizess said...

I would be interested in winning this book. Please enter me in this giveaway!

I live in New York

Charlotte Kay said...

I loved the interview!
I believe Tricia is one of the most talented writers ever because she is able to write any genre!!!!!!
Many Blessings and Smiles to you, Tricia!!!!
I love your books!

Charlotte Kay

apple blossom said...

I read the first book in this series I'd love to win this book thanks for the chance to win it.

I live in ND

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misskallie2000 said...
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Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I would love to win a copy of this book!
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.

Kristie said...

I read the first book and can't wait to read this one. Amish in Montana are so unusual. What will happen with Marianna and Aaron? Will they find happiness and God's will together? I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Joanna Richmond said...

sounds interesting I would Love to read to read it enter me in the drawing God Bless
Joanna Richmond,
Blanch NC

rubynreba said...

I just finished Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer and would love this! I'mm from Iowa.