Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE WONDER OF YOUR LOVE - Beth Wiseman - Free Book + Party With More Prizes

Welcome back, Beth. It was so good to see you at the ACFW national conference. How did you come up with the idea for this story? 
At the end of book #1 in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—Katie Ann’s husband had left her pregnant and alone in their Old Order Amish community.  As it is with all my books, God plants the story in my mind, then I do my best to nurture it along.     

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why
Kelly Long, Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Kathy Fuller, and Cindy Woodsmall.  Then I’d sneak in the rest of the Amish fiction authors so we could all learn from each other. 

Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why? 
Until recently, I didn’t think I was a fan of historical fiction, so I haven’t read a lot in the genre.  But I read two historicals that changed my mind—Spring for Suzanna by Catherine Richmond and A Texan’s Promise by Shelley Gray.  Both great books, so I’d invite Catherine and Shelley to my party and ask them to recommend a few others.  J  I’d also invite Kelly Long to this party because she is writing an Amish historical that I think will be fabulous.   

Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career? 
It’s the same problem I’ve had since I started.  Balance.  I love my family and friends, but I have to know when it’s important to say ‘no’ and when it’s equally as important to say ‘yes’.   

Tell us about the featured book. 
Katie Ann Stoltzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado.  At forty, she is widowed and raising her first child.  Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation.  Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester.  He’s enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.  When Katie Ann and Eli meet there is an instant connection.  Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work.  He is done parenting, while she has just begun.  But as their friendship blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God’s plans.     

Please give us the first page of the book.

Chapter One
Katie Ann reached into the drawer of the end table next to the couch and pulled out the letter she’d received two weeks ago. She knew it would upset her stomach to read it—as it had a dozen times already—but she unfolded it anyway. She couldn’t imagine why her husband’s mistress, Lucy Turner, was planning to travel all the way to Colorado to see her. She took a deep breath and read the letter again.

Dear Katie Ann,
I hope this letter finds you well. I heard from some of our mutual acquaintances here in Lancaster County that you had a healthy baby boy and named him Jonas. Congratulations to you. A baby is such a miracle from God.

Katie Ann rolled her eyes, the way she always did at Lucy’s mention of God. A good, godly woman wouldn’t get involved with another woman’s husband. Although she knew good and well that it took two for such deception. She let out a heavy sigh and continued reading.

I’m sure that I am the last person you want to hear from, and I’m sorry to bother you, but I need to meet with you. I know it is awkward, but I have something important to discuss, and it’s too much to say in a letter, or even over the phone. As soon as I can arrange to be off work, I will be traveling to Colorado. I hope that you can find time to meet with me to discuss this urgent matter. I thought it might be easiest for you if you knew in advance that I’m coming.

All the best to you and your new little one,
Lucy Turner

Intriguing. How can readers find you on the Internet? 
Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook, and Twitter.  

Beth Wiseman’s new book in the Land of Canaan series, The Wonder of Your Love, has just released! To CELEBRATE Beth’s hosting a fabulous Author Chat Facebook Party and giving away one of her own beautiful paintings! Click for details and don’t miss the fun. Prizes, sneak peek of Book 3 and a Qand A with Beth!

CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then join us on November 1st for a book chat, Amish themed trivia contest, and more!

The Wonder of Your Love Facebook Party on 11/1!
Beth Wiseman Party

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Thank you, Beth, for the interesting interview.

Readers, here's a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
The Wonder of Your Love (A Land of Canaan Series)

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Andrew Wencl said...

Sounds interesting. From Indianapolis, IN


Robyn said...

Wow--what an opening. I can't wait to read the book. I'm also going to join the party.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of The Wonder of Your Love.

angela FROM KY

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Salena Stormo said...

Love Beth's books!!! Please sign me up. Thanks!


Bakersdozen said...

I would love to read this. I live in S. Californa. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patty said...

Sounds very intriguing!

Patty in SC

scottsgal said...

I've just started reading Amish books and really enjoy them
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Patsy said...

I love Beth's writing. I have read several of her books and they never disappoint. Looking forward to reading The Wonder of Your Love.

From South MS

Lindsey said...

I'm new to this author and would love to read this book. :) I love reading about the Amish!


Jo said...

I enjoy Amish books and this author is new to me. Would love to read this book.

Jo from Southern Arizona

apple blossom said...

love to win Beth's book thanks.
live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Sharon Richmond said...

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

Marianne said...

i love Beth Wiseman's novels! i would be so pleased to win this one. Thanks for the chance, Lena.


from Peace River Country, Alberta

Judy said...

I would love to win a copy of "The Wonder Of Your Love". I am a huge fan of Beth's! Infact, I have read all of her books except this one.

Loved the interview!


Judy B from Indiana

Anonymous said...

Oh My I can think of several reasons that she might want to see Katie and this sounds like a great story to read, I will try to be at your party but unsure now if that is possible. thanks so much for sharing your talant with us. Love your books.
Paula O(

Connie R. said...

Would love to win the book, will try to join the book party.

Wilma said...

Love your other books & looking forward to this one.
Wilma from TN.


The Herd said...

how fun---I love Beth Wiseman's books!!!
jnkbull at gmail dot com
I'm planning on the party too!
Just went to Susan May Warren's last night!

Anonymous said...

Hi I LOVE your books and would LOVE to win a copy of "The Wonder of your love" Thanks Kim Rochester NY

sue said...

can't wait to find this used that I can afford to see what happens! Love this series

Theresa said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

Theresa, PA

Amber Horton said...

elI'm very excited to read this book.
Please enter me.

Thank You
Amber Horton

Donna Taylor said...

I would love to win your book...keep up the good work!

Gayle Scheel said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd love NOT to have to go to the store for this one!

carrie said...

would love to win ;)

Kennesaw, ga

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read beth's latest novel :)

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I'm hooked already just by reading that tasty tidbit.
Keep up the wonderful work writing.
God Bless,
Cheryl from VA

Mimi_7 said...

I'd love to win.. I love reading Amish fiction :)
Lee from AL

Anonymous said...

Barb Abel I would love to win a copy of your book I know it will be just as good as all your other books.

Kristie said...

I would LOVE to win this one. I loved the first one in the series. I wonder about the time Ivan was among the English but I doubt that would be in the story because it's really irrelevant. When I was dating I wanted someone with no kids. And I got one. But a kid would not necessarily be a dealbreaker. Depends on the kid. I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win. I love Beth's books.
Alexander NC

Anonymous said...

I just cannot wait to read this book. It feels like Christmas morning almost every time I open one of Beth's books!

Tennessee, near Chattanooga

Rj said...

I would so love to win and read this book!!!

Sarah said...

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

Abigail said...

Enter me!
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

Kathy Rowe said...

Would love to win a copy of your book. Can't wait for the "party" on the first of the month.
Best wishes to you from northeast TN.

rubynreba said...

I enjoy her books. Thanks for the chance to win this.
Beth from Iowa

Mama Cat said...

That is an opening that guarantees a reader will be up all night to finish! Hope to win - either way, blessings on your continuing ministry through Christian writing! I live in Arizona

Aly Logan said...

Thanks for the chance to win Beth's book. I'd love to sample her writing.

Ann Lee Miller
Gilbert AZ

eyeballlucy said...

Wow...yes I love Beth Wiseman's books....looking forward to the chat party on Tuesday the 1st of November....and I would Love to win a copy of the new book 'The Wonder of Your Love'

wfnren said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway, would love to win this book.


Maggie Carr said...

Living in Amish territory myself, I can't get enough of these characters.

Maggie from Northern Indiana

Joanna Richmond said...

sounds very interesting I would Love to read this book I would love to win it enter me in the contest Thanks and God Bless
Joanna Richmond,