Monday, November 30, 2015

LOVE FOUND IN MANHATTAN - Marlene Worrall - One Free Book

Dear Readers, I love featuring Christmas stories this time of year. Today, we have an author we haven’t had visit this blog before.

Welcome, Marlene. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
That depends on the character. The heroine in Angel in Shining Armor has a few traits I possess, like ambition and the self-esteem issue. However, most of her character is drawn from inspiration from God and my vivid imagination.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I danced on a glass chess table on New Years Eve at a party in Bel Air, California.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
My earliest memories are in grade five when I wrote a play and also directed, produced, and starred in it. The teacher allowed me to present it at lunch hour. Also in about grade six, our teacher asked us to write a story about an imaginary trip. She told me it was excellent but did not believe I wrote it. (She said she thought my parents wrote it) She told me to write another story right away, and then she would decide whether or not I wrote the first one. She apologized.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I love suspense and mystery. I gobble up non-fiction and a wide variety of fiction.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
By reading the Bible first thing in the morning and meditating on the Word. This gives me strength for the day.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
They just come to me mostly. Certain names I’ve always loved. Though with Ayita High-Eagle, I spent considerable time researching Indian names and it “felt” right.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
I’m not really “proud” of any accomplishment per se. But through the inspiration and grace of God, Love Found in Manhattan  has been released and this gives me great joy.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
It would be a tossup between a Persian cat and a maybe an Arabian steed horse.

What is your favorite food?
Lobster and dark chocolate.

Two of my favorites as well. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Though I’m side-stepping the question a bit; for me, the problem was the hassle of selling the book and the challenge of successfully marketing it.

Tell us about the featured book.
When Tiffany Vandermeer’s step-folks Cessna 52 crashes on Christmas Eve morning, she is devastated. Shocked, she wanders around the Big Apple and discovers a discarded infant. This find leads her into the arms of handsome obstetrician, Jason Prescott. The chemistry between them is palpable. She doesn’t want to deceive him, but she’s bonded with the helpless baby and can’t bear to see him placed in an orphanage the way she’d been. Will her deceit destroy their budding romance? 

Read this story of deceit, forgiveness, and triumphant love, as Jason, a man of unusual faith shows her how. He can use the baby discovery and her loss to catapult her into a new level of faith and a glorious future with him. Will God and his miraculous timing allow her to retrieve the baby if she relinquishes him to authorities?

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Please visit my website at or my facebook page. My blogspot is

Thank you, Marlene, for sharing this holiday book with us. I'm eager to read it, and I know my readers are as well.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Love Found in Manhattan (A Christmas Romance)

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Anonymous said...

sounds like a great book! Shelia from Mississippi

Linda Kish said...

I sense a wonderful love story coming along. I'd love the chance to read it.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Connie said...

Your description reminds me of a 40s or 50s Christmas movie and those were some of my favorites! I look forward to reading more of this story.
Connie from KY
cps1950 (at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

angela in KY

Donna Brookmyer said...

This sounds like a wonderful book to read!! Donna from Illinois

Mary Preston said...

Looking forward to a fantastic read.

Mary P


Marianne Barkman said...

New author for me. I'd love to read, as it has some of my favorite ideas in it! Thank you for the chance to win it, Lena and Marlene.
Marianne from Arizona

Beth Gillihan said...

I love Christmas stories! Sounds like a great read!

Beth in Montana

rubynreba said...

A Christmas story with triumphant love sounds wonderful!
Beth from IA

Just Commonly said...

O, this story sounds like a must read. Please enter me into the lot! Marlene's a new author to me, so thank you, A Christian Writer's World for sharing this interview.

Annie from MD

Kim Amundsen said...

Sounds like a great read. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. North Platte Nebraska

JoAnn Durgin said...

Nice to see the interview with Marlene! I love your new author photo, Marlene, and I learned quite a few interesting tidbits about you. Lena, please don't enter me in the drawing for I have my own personal copy of Marlene's lovely romance. Blessings to you both.

Edward Arrington said...

This sounds like a book my wife would really enjoy.
Edward A in VA

Anne Payne said...

A different take on a Christmas story. Sounds intriguing!

Anne~ Chesapeake Bay, VA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome contest!!
Conway, SC.

apple blossom said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book

live in ND

sm said...

Interesting to read how deceit turns into lasting romance. sm CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

Cindy W. from Indiana

Pam Graber said...

Marlene is a new author to me. The story-line sounds great. Would love to win!

Pam in Ohio

Brenda Arrington said...

I love Christmas stories. Would definitely want to read this one. Enjoyed the interview.
Brenda in VA

Trixi said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance! Loved the interview :-)

Trixi in OR

Lourdes said...

Definitely would love to win, thanks for the chance to win.

Lourdes in Long Island, NY

Deanne Patterson said...

This sounds like an interesting Christmas story Id be happy to read.

Deanne in PA

Anonymous said...

would love to win. angela in ky