Welcome back, Jennifer. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
I had written an article in RT Book Reviews about how I sometimes incorporate real-life family history into my historical novels. My editor saw the article and was intrigued by how local Indians called one of my ancestors the “War Woman.” She called me and said she would like for me to write a story about the “War Woman” and could I put a proposal together? While we were on the phone, I told her about an idea I had regarding how my family history of the MacGregor Clan had been at war with the Campbell Clan for over 200 years. Since the King of England abolished their name, when they arrived here in the colonies, they changed their name to Gregory for protection. She loved the premise and asked me to put together a 3-book series proposal.
I took a weekend trip to the beach to get away and concentrate on the proposal. While I was walking along the beach and watching these beautiful pieces of shells wash up, an analogy came to me of a character who is broken, but beautiful. This character became Charlotte Morgan in book 3, For Love or Liberty.
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?
Meeting deadlines while working a full-time job and handling family obligations, not to mention the promotion and marketing.
Tell us about the featured book.
Grieving over her sister’s death, Charlotte Morgan leaves the
Carolina coast for the shores of ,
to help care for her niece and nephew. Conrad Deaton is also there to assist
his brother after this devastating loss. Soon, Conrad and Charlotte are locked
in a battle of wills as the War of 1812 rages around them. Lake Erie, Ohio
While Conrad criticizes
Charlotte for her interest in politics,
lectures, and lack of domestic skills, she faults him for his insensitivity,
rigid schedules, and harsh discipline. The two just can’t seem to get along.
But could all their bickering be a sign of something more—an attraction between
the two? Afraid of loving a man duty-bound to war, she ignores the growing
affection between them.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Her grieving heart threatened to succumb to the pain engulfing her, but the glistening colors of the scattered shells across the wet sand painted a brilliant scene of hope. If she could still see something beautiful through the dark clouds residing in her heart, it was a tiny reminder the Lord had not forsaken her. Even though Emily was gone, her twin sister had left behind two precious children for her to love and help raise. She clung to the thought with resolve, especially since it was Emily’s last request of her.
How can readers find you on the Internet?My website at www.jenniferhudsontaylor.com and you can reach me on all my social media accounts from there.
Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing this new book with us. I love your cover.
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For Love or Liberty - Christianbook.com
For Love or Liberty: The MacGregor Legacy - Book 3 - Amazon
For Love or Liberty: The MacGregor Legacy - Book 3 - Kindle
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