About the author: Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who resides in
Florida with her husband and three children.
Lord willing, more books!
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband and I met in pharmacy school at
We have three children, Lexie, who is in college, Danny, who recently got his
driver’s permit, and Sarah, who is thirteen and my prayer warrior. We also have
two dogs. Zyvox, a Weimaraner and Lady Bird, a Jack Russell. Ferris
Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Yes! I can’t seem to read a book without analyzing it. I think that’s from being involved with a critique group for so many years.
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently working on an Amish Christmas novella and A Woodland Miracle, book 2 in the Amish Wonders series.
What outside interests do you have?
I love photography and I’m learning how to quilt.
How do you choose your settings for each book?
I grew up in northern
and love writing about places where I’ve either visited or lived.
If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
I would like to find out what it was like to step out of a boat in the middle of a storm and walking on water, so I would choose Peter. His journey of faith has always inspired me.
What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
I wished I had a better understanding of social media. I think it might not have seemed overwhelming if I would have blogged or had a website prior to being published. But just like writing, you have to start somewhere.
What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
God’s timing is perfect, and He wants to lead us on the path He has placed before us. Sometimes, instead of taking baby steps, I run. Lately, I’ve been reminded that He never leaves my side, but I need to be mindful of the pace.
What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
1) Seek God and listen for His direction
2) Join a godly critique group
3) Set a realistic word count and write every day.
Tell us about the featured book.
A Miracle of Hope is an Amish romance about a pregnant, out of wedlock, woman who needs a fresh start and a man who needs someone to care for his deaf daughter. Neither of them is thrilled about a marriage of convenience, but they enter into the arrangement with a firm understanding—it isn’t about love—until someone breaks the rules.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Here is a link to be able to read the first two chapters.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Barnes and Noble
A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid's new series, Amish Wonders, and she is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid
So grab your copy of A Miracle of Hope and join Ruth and friends on the evening of February 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!
Thank you, Ruth, for sharing this new book with us.
Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.A Miracle of Hope - Christianbook.com
A Miracle of Hope (The Amish Wonders Series) - Amazon
A Miracle of Hope (The Amish Wonders Series) - Kindle
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