Thursday, May 10, 2012

BRUSH OF ANGEL'S WINGS - Ruth Reid - Free Book


Ruth Reid Bio:
Ruth Reid is a full-time pharmacist who lives in Dade City, Florida, with her husband and three children. Her fascination for the Amish began twenty-years ago when she skipped college classes to watch a barn raising. Today, she’s still captivated by the simple ways of the Amish lifestyle. Brush of Angel’s Wings is her second book in the Heaven on Earth series. When Ruth is not writing, she enjoys photography and quilting.

Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I write inspirational books hoping to encourage faith and spread God’s love. 

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
This is a tough question! I’ve been blessed with so many memorable days that choosing one is difficult. However, I’ll never forget how happy I was on the day my son received a liver transplant. After nine months, the Lord healed my son and answered my prayers. I was elated!  

How has being published changed your life?
I wouldn’t say my life has changed drastically, after all, I still work my night job. I do have a lot more emails to answer.

What are you reading right now?
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print; by Dave King and Renni Brown. This is a great book to reread between drafts. It stays on my desk. 

What is your current work in progress?
I’m currently working on edits for An Angel at Her Side, the third book in my Heaven on Earth Series and scheduled for release January 2013.

What would be your dream vacation?
I’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail, but completing the entire 2,180-mile trail isn’t likely—so I’d love to take a European cruise.    

How do you choose your settings for each book?
Since I write Amish romance, a farm setting plays a large role. In the Heaven on Earth series, I write about the Michigan settlement I lived nearby while I was in college.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down and talk with my grandmother in her right mind. She’s had Alzheimer’s disease for several years and isn’t able to recognize people or communicate.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love photography, especially taking pictures of old barns. I also started quilting. I’m not very good at sewing so it tends to frustrate me enough to get back to writing.  

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
I struggle to balance the right amount of details. Because I tend to teeter between too much or not enough descriptive details, I pepper them into the story after the first draft.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
I think the best advice I could offer a beginning author is to get into a good critique group. It takes a thick skin, but the rewards are exponential! If anyone is interested in what you should expect from a critique group or how you can become connected, I’m willing to help you in any way I can. You can reach me on my author Facebook page (see the bottom of the page for the link).    

Tell us about the featured book.
A buggy racer, a hardworking field-hand, and a terrible cook, Rachel does not fit her Amish community’s standards for an eligible bride. Jordan spends a short time on the Amish farm as a hired hand and concludes the strict lifestyle is not for him. She’s determined to run him off while he’s trying to earn enough money to leave.  But there isn’t just human interaction at play. Nathaniel, an angel of God, sees the potential in Jordan and Rachel’s hearts from heaven’s perspective. His goal is to shepherd them toward the path of healing and love – if only they listen.  

Please give us the first page of the book.
Here is a link to my website where I have the first three chapters posted.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love connecting with readers through my author Facebook page. Here is the link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Ruth-Reid/183828688320022

Readers can also find me on my website at:  http://ruthreid.com/

Thank you, Ruth, for the interesting interview.


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Brush of Angel's Wings (A Heaven On Earth Novel) - paperback
Brush of Angel's Wings (A Heaven On Earth Novel) - Kindle


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25 comments:

JoyAnne said...

Enjoyed the interview.

JoyAnne in TN

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I love the divine intervention. I can't wait to read what happens.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
NE

Anonymous said...

would love to win.
angela from KY

Jo said...

Great interview! I love reading Amish stories.

Blessings,
Jo from Southern Arizona
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Diana Gardner said...

Would love to win a copy. Please enter me in the drawing. Portsmouth, VA

Sandi Coughlin said...

Wonderful interview.
Would love to win.

Sandi
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rubynreba said...

Great interview. I would love to read this book.
Beth from Iowa

Ginger said...

What an interesting perspective.

I would love to read this book.

Ginger in AL

Nancee said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway!
Nancee from Western Michigan
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Diana Flowers said...

I bought Promise of An Angel and loved it! Thank you for the opportunity to win Brush of Angel's Wings!

Diana from SC

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Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to reading Ruth Reid's new book..'Brush Of Angel's Wings.......Linda from MO..................babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

Lourdes said...

Would love to win thanks.

Lourdes Huntington NY

marybelle said...

Such a beautiful title. I know it will be a lovely read.

Mary P

QLD AUSTRALIA.

Joanna Richmond said...

looks like a interesting, would Love to win Thanks
Joanna Richmond
Blanch NC

Ruth Reid said...

Hi everyone,
I've enjoyed reading your comments.
Nancee from Western Michigan, this book setting might be from your neck of the woods. (Mecosta County).
Diana, thanks for the plug on my first book of this series!
Have a great day, everyone.
Ruth

Sarah said...

Looks and sounds interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing!
God Bless!
Sarah Richmond
Blanch,N.C.

Marianne said...

i think there needs to be a new genre - divine intervention or something like that. i am reading this on kindle for Thomas Nelson right now for booksneeze and am loving it!

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win

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Nancee said...

Another wonderful book for us to look forward to. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
Nancee, Western Michigan
quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

Ruth Reid said...

Marianne,
I love your idea of creating a divine intervention genre! I look forward to reading your review when you're finished reading the book.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Ruth

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Ruth, enjoyed your interview. I love Amish stories and "BRUSH OF ANGEL'S WINGS" sounds like a story I would love to read. I have added to my wish list and you are a new author to me. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway Lena.

Brenda from Georgia

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Abigail Richmond said...

Enter me!
Abigail
Blanch,N.C.

Ruth Reid said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for adding me to your wish list! If you don't win this giveaway keep in touch through my author facebook page. I post contests regularly.
Ruth

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond
Blanch, NC.