Monday, April 12, 2021

TO LOVE A PRINCE - Rachel Hauck - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Rachel Hauck is a good friend, and I love her writing, especially her royal stories. I know you’ll love them as much as I do. 

Welcome back, Rachel. By the way, you're really looking good. I miss seeing you in person. Let’s do some fun questions first. What song most closely resembles your life?

RH: What a great question. “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes.

Rachel, you know that I’ve known Kari and Cody for a long time, she longer than he. The first time I heard “The Blessing,” I was in tears, my heart filled with thankfulness to God for HIs promises. Do you have a favorite Bible verse? And why is it a favorite?

RH: I love Song of Songs 4:9 and Psalm 45:11.

The first one goes like this, “You have made my heart beat faster my sister my bride with a single glance of your eyes.” This speaks of Jesus’s deep and pure love for us, His Bride.

The second one is “The king desires your beauty.” This again speaks of Jesus’s love for us, His majesty and speaks of how He sees us. Beautiful!

There are so many young women who compare themselves with the world’s view of beauty, which isn’t beauty at all and miss how God sees them. My heart breaks for them. What is the one thing you wish you could go back and change in your life?

RH: Nothing. Because it all leads me to where I am now. Even the hard times pressed me to go for God like never before. I wouldn’t trade them.

I feel like that, too, even after three of the hardest months James and I have ever experienced. But God was with us. What is the most important characteristic for a good friend to have?

RH: This is two-fold for me: honesty and loyalty. Sometimes we think loyalty precludes honestly. But a loyal friend should be honest. If not a friend, then who?

So true. What extracurricular activities did you participate in when you were in school?

RH: I actually worked when I was in school. I started at Publix when I was fourteen. I wanted to earn money. I did try out for cheerleading. So glad we didn’t have cell phones then! In college I was in sorority so they were my friends and family. But I also worked.

What is your favorite movie of all times?

RH: This is a tough one. Wow. How about if I do three? My favorite Christmas movie is It’s A Wonderful Life. My favorite every-other-day-of-the-year-movie is Remember the Titans. My favorite TV movie is Once Upon A Prince.

I’ve watched It’s a Wonderful Life almost every year of my adulthood. And I love Once Upon A Prince, which is based on your book. Tell us about why you wrote To Love A Prince.

RH: I’d written the Royal Wedding Series some years back and readers asked for more. So I started a new royal series True Blue Royals. To Love A Prince is the first.

Please give us the first page of the book.

RH: I’m actually giving you the first page of the first chapter. The opening is a bit of a prologue set in 1938. But the book is contemporary.

Chapter One

Daffy

February, Present Day

Floridana Beach, FL

This was the life. A girl on holiday with her mates. Surely something memorable was bound to happen.

Standing on the water’s edge, Daffy washed her weary soul with the low rumble of the waves, raised her face to the sun, and pretended she was more than an ordinary girl.

Time away was so needed. After graduating with her master’s degree, she jumped straight into work, striving to prove herself with barely a moment to breathe.

Two years in she needed a break. Then while online Christmas shopping she stumbled across the sweet blue cottage on the American coast and booked a week in February without even checking her diary. Then she coaxed her little sister along with her best friend, Leslie Ann, to join in the fun.

The three had arrived on the central Florida private beach around midnight and slept until the sun filled their rented beachfront cottage with glorious light. The sights, sounds, and sun filled her with expectation. This week was going to be amazing. She just knew it.

“I think I’ll emigrate to America,” she said.

“Surely not.” Little sister Ella splashed through the winter-chilled waves. While the sun was warm, the breeze still nipped with a southern chill. “Why would you?”

“Why not? I always said I wanted to live abroad.”

“You never.” Ella paused beside Daffy as she tied her rich dark hair into a floppy topknot.

“You wanted to marry the prince and rule Lauchtenland. Besides, you joined the Royal Trust to work for Mum. She’d be put out if you left.”

“Dream killer.” Nevertheless, Ella was right. Well, partially right. Daffy couldn’t leave the Royal Trust after Mum went out on a limb to secure her position. Not very far out on the limb, but far enough. “But I do love my job.”

With her master’s degree in restorative arts, she wanted nothing more than to knock around historic artifacts, furniture, clothing, paintings, photographs and literature. The House of Blue had acquired such things for the last, oh, five hundred years. Longer, if the Hadsby Castle fire in 1595 hadn’t destroyed nearly everything the royal family owned.

But the chair had been saved. The King Titus. Constructed by Lauchtenland’s first king after the Norman conquest. It had been the royal throne for almost a century before King Louis II replaced it in 1881.

“What are we talking about?” Leslie Ann Parker, stunning, talented—and the latest sensation of Lauchtenland’s national Morning Show, reporting on all things royal—arrived at the waves.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

www.rachelhauck.com

www.facebook.com/rachelhauck

www.instagram.com/rachelhauck

www.twitter.com/rachelhauck

Clubhouse: Rachel Hauck

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I can hardly wait for my copy to arrive. It will go straight to the top of my to-be-read pile.

Readers, here are links to the book.

https://amzn.to/3wOsu4o

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An Audiobook is also available

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

WINNERS!!!

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

A HEART'S FORGIVENESS - Lena Nelson Dooley - Today is RELEASE day - One free Kindle edition



Release days are always exciting. Please share my new book information with all your reading friends.

Back cover blurb:

Accepting an ad for a mail-order bride was supposed to solve her problems. 

It's 1890, and Golden, New Mexico is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when a wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. 

Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip—and Jeremiah himself—the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden . . . and tarnish her character beyond redemption.

Buy Links: 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MY2R57K 

https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1539238076 

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-heart-s-forgiveness-1 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hearts-forgiveness-lena-nelson-dooley/1138084212?ean=2940164685669

Author Bio:

Lena Nelson Dooley has been an author for over 36 years. Her 52nd book released in January 2021. Raised in Arkansas, she married a Texan 56 years ago. They have lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for decades. She is an active member of ACFW and one of the founding members the DFW local chapter. She’s often been a speaker for other writers’ groups and conferences, both as a keynote speaker and a workshop teacher. Her fans love reading her books filled with characters who grip your heart. 

Author Links:

Website: www.lenanelsondooley.com

Blog: Http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lena-nelson-dooley

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lenandooley/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Lena-Nelson-Dooley/42960748768?ref=ts

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lenandooley 

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMImXr00OS8bO4FnT-yhVw?view_as=subscriber

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/333031.Lena_Nelson_Dooley

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lenanelsondooley

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPAIDE

Did you read A Heart's Gift, the first book in this series? If you did, what did you think about it?

Why do you want to read A Heart's Forgiveness?

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Monday, April 05, 2021

THE DESCENDANT'S DAUGHTER - Patricia Lee - One Free Book

Welcome back, Patricia. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters. My characters are taken from personalities of people I know. For this release, The Descendant’s Daughter, my characters are based on real people who lived more than two hundred years ago. I imagined how my family ancestors might have lived and what their lives may have been like. Though my family history is rich with tales of adventure and amazing incidents, the individual day-to-day living components were missing. I researched what life might have been like in their time period, historical events that may have affected them, and how they may have reacted to their surroundings. My great-great-great-grandmother lived where runaway slaves arrived in increasing numbers and slave hunters came behind them. There’s no indication she played a role in that, but as she was the daughter of a Puritan minister I can’t imagine her not having some exposure. So I added that element to the story. Fiction allows that.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done? Early in our marriage, my husband and I decided to spend the summer tent camping around our state. One weekend we wound up at Crater Lake National Park. The first night we camped at a state campground where a park ranger explained all the ins and outs of staying safe in that area. Keep your tent closed. Hang your food from a tree limb. Don’t run if confronted by a bear. That sort of thing.

The second night we stopped at an off-the-road site with a fire pit and little else. We cooked our dinner and popped Jiffy-Pop corn over the flames. We took a box of crackers with us into the tent to snack on by flashlight. In the middle of the night, a storm woke us and we heard the noise of an animal rooting around outside. We immediately thought bears since we’d been conditioned to watch for them the night before.

We didn’t know what to do. We had the crackers which we knew the animal could probably smell. We were ready to toss the crackers and run for our car when a lightning flash revealed the shadows of three deer. The next morning we discovered the jiffy-pop container licked clean and deer scat on the ground. Forty years later, we’re still laughing at how frightened we were of an imagined bear sighting.

When did you first discover that you were a writer? Actually it was the encouragement of a first grade teacher that planted the seed in me to pursue writing. She thought my simple twenty-five word paragraph was remarkable for a child my age. Since then I’ve always written something—but not everything was worth reading.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading. I love to read contemporary fiction as well as historical tales and biblical fiction. I’m a fan of Deb Raney, Melanie Campbell, Camille Eide and Lauraine Snelling. I love historical stories by Laura Frantz, Elizabeth Camden, Lynn Austin, Karen Barnett, and Sarah Sundin. These authors write a wide range of novels. I enjoy being transported to another time and place through the means of story. My most recently read novel is Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world? Last year, 2020, was a difficult year for all of us. Staying ahead of the virus, keeping hopeful in the wake of endless isolation, and continuing to pursue my writing efforts became a venture in faith. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I often found myself on the edge of despair, fighting to keep my spirits up. My creative muse slowed to a standstill several times, but the time I spent in Bible study and prayer kept me going. Our Lord is an ever present help in times of trouble.

Yes, He is. How do you choose your characters’ names? For this release I used the family names of the historical characters. These were real people and much of what I tell is based on the lives they lived. For the contemporary characters, I chose names based on their personalities, trying to mirror the players in the historical section of the book. Halle is a family name. Garrett sounds like a name from the past. Cornelius and Sephronia speak for themselves.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of? My husband and I have been married 46 years this July. In this world of throwaway relationships, I consider that an achievement. We’ve had many challenges thrown at us and we survived the storm.

I understand that. James and I will celebrate our 56th anniversary in November. If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why? Cats have it made. They sleep when they want, get their food served to them, and pick and choose who or what will entertain them at any given moment. A king on his throne     couldn’t have it any better.

What is your favorite food? Dutch Brothers makes a blended iced coffee drink that I never refuse. I’ll order one of those before I even consider ice cream, cake, or garlic beef enchiladas. And that is saying something.

I love enchiladas, almost any kind, but I’ve never had them with garlic. I need to try that. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it? Research often takes me down rabbit trails which may be interesting, but they can be of very little merit to the story I’m trying to tell. I have to focus on the direction of the novel and discard a lot of information I cannot use. When I find I’ve strayed off the beaten path I make the painful decision to cut and discard to put the story back on track.

Tell us about the featured book. The Descendant’s Daughter is a timeslip novel based on a true family story. I’d heard the tales of my great-great-great-grandfather while I was growing up but it wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I realized what a great accomplishment it was to cross the prairie three times to homestead in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. He must have been quite a rugged individual to ride a horse from Ohio to Oregon and back and then cross one more time to bring his bride to her new home.

In this story I imagine a twenty-first century heroine who is a descendant of his. But her story is one of surprise when she learns who she is. Here’s a sample of what to expect:

Halle Jayne Murphy can’t imagine change.

She loves her career. She shares an apartment with her best friend. She’s happy.

She has lived an idyllic life in San Francisco growing up as the only child of Maisie and Fred Murphy. A graduate in architecture of the Art Institute, Halle works for one of the city’s historic home tours, a job that suits her.

But one Sunday while she’s working, her mother slips at church and falls, the head injury claiming her life. At the memorial service, the pastor presents an envelope of documents that he says will rock Halle’s world. Now officially an orphan, everything Halle believed about herself will soon prove to be false. Will she accept the challenge?

Garrett James has studied the life and adventures of his great-great-grandfather Cornelius Joel Hills, tracing his westward migration from Cortland, New York, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1847. Garrett has searched for clues that will lead him to a lost bag of gold Cornelius buried but never reclaimed. Garrett believes the answers lie in the old family mansion no one seems to want. He decides to let himself into the house with a hammer and nails, only to discover the long lost owner has finally arrived.

Will this pixie of a girl allow him to look for answers or has he stumbled upon a greater treasure?

Please give us the first page of the book.

The candles flickered in the drafty chapel as bits of light danced on the brass trappings of the coffin waiting at the front. Detailed insets of painted carnations adorned the casket, cheery flowers in hues of champagne, cotton candy, and peppermint taffy—colors indicative of the dynamic woman who had chosen this for her home going. The pink embossed steel container seemed more fitting for a praise service, as if death had not visited this room.

But it had, and the contradiction mystified Halle Jayne Murphy. She sat alone on the family pew, sorrow contained behind huge gulps of air and empty swallows, her late mother the one she mourned. A packet of papers lay on the pew beside her, their contents unknown. Pastor said he’d be back to explain. She didn’t want to know.

As her roommate, Piper Flanagan, and other mourners passed by and exited the memorial service, they glanced sideways at her with nods and sympathetic smiles. Piper cast an upraised eyebrow her direction, as if to ask, “You okay?”

 Halle shrugged and Piper moved on through the line. Halle would catch up with her later. Though the memorial service for Maisie Elaine Murphy had ended, Halle’s grief had only begun.

Shock, disbelief, and despair still warred inside her since her mother’s accidental death last Sunday. How could one so full of life suddenly be gone, slipping on a wet step and tumbling to the concrete sidewalk at church? The cement stair rail stopped her freefall, but not before her head smashed the immovable post. By the time the paramedics arrived, the massive hematoma inside her skull had claimed the life for which the rest of her body fought.

Halle had been working Sunday, her job as a docent in San Francisco’s lineup of museum tours keeping her away from church more often than her mother liked. Leaving Mom to attend church alone after Dad died always riddled her with guilt. Mom would have welcomed her company, the two remaining Murphys facing the world together. But as the newest docent, Halle often pulled the short straw, the Sunday shift falling to her. Mom understood her absence. The jaws of a job had held her captive, but the truth didn’t soften the hurt of her loss nor lessen her feelings of guilt. Returning to church services now would remind her of what she’d never had time to solidify—a relationship with her mother as a widow. The untimely death left a gaping hole where Halle’s faith used to reside. She doubted she’d ever take a step inside a place of worship again.

Interesting. How can readers find you on the Internet? 

Facebook: @patricialeebooks

Twitter: @lee_patricia__

Website: www.authorpatricialee.net

E-mail: patricialeewrites@earthlink.net

Pinterest:@corneliushills

Newsletter: Come Chat with Pat (recipes, giveaways, book promos, inspirational thoughts)

 http://authorpatricialee.net/mailing-list/

Thank you, Patricia, for sharing this new book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read my copy, which arrived a few days ago.

Readers, here are links to the book.

https://amzn.to/39JdACF

https://amzn.to/3cRc5En

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory or country if outside North America. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Sunday, April 04, 2021

WINNERS!!!

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Friday, April 02, 2021

DECOY VALENTINE - Shannon Kent - One Free Book

Welcome, Shannon. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters. I think I insert a different piece of myself into each heroine, even when I don’t mean to. With my latest novel, Decoy Valentine, my main character struggles with saying “no” to people. A friend asked if I shared that problem, and my immediate response was denial … until I thought about it. When was the last time I’d denied someone asking for a favor? It was a light-bulb moment and helped me understand myself better.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done? I once climbed out on the roof of my London hotel to get a good Chim-Chim-Cheree picture.

When did you first discover that you were a writer? Since I grew up loving books, being an author didn’t even occur to me. I was close to finishing a four-year degree studying music when I started considering the possibility. One thing I discovered is that many people have the desire to write. I believe everyone has a story to tell.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading. Romances, of course. Grace Livingston Hill was my introduction to the genre as a young girl. I’m drawn to Regency period settings, the beautiful word painting of L.M. Montgomery, and stories with a happy ending.

I read many of the Grace Livingston Hill books. I had a large collection of them which I gave to a friend who was a reader after her house burned and her books were destroyed. How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world? Making sure God is my center keeps me sane. It must be so depressing for people who don’t believe there’s a loving Father orchestrating their future. I also make time for things that feed my happiness meter: Frank Sinatra music, Korean dramas, and traveling.

How do you choose your characters’ names? I’m terrible at this and tend to change my mind before the story is done. I like a name to sound pretty to my ears. In Decoy Valentine, the hero was originally called Derek, but it didn’t seem right for such a swoony character to have the sound “ick” in his name. (No offense to anyone who has a husband, child, or friend with this name! There are some awesome Dereks in this world.) I ended up changing it to Daniel.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of? Rather than from my entire life, I’ll pick one from this year. My day job is teaching music to Kindergarten and First Grade. I decided my kiddos needed to learn the national anthem, even though words like “ramparts” and “perilous” are pretty tough for children that young. I’m proud to say they are not only memorizing it, but enjoying the process. One student told me he sang it in the shower.

I love that. Too many people don’t know the words or what they mean. If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why? It’s way too much fun being human, but if I had to choose one it might be the macaroni penguin. I read they tend to mate for life and do an adorable little dance for their significant others. How romantic!

What is your favorite food? Sugar. So many tasty things are made from this delicious substance: Dr. Pepper, Doughnuts, Cupcakes.

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it? My biggest struggle is writing when I don’t feel like it. Jane Austen had the answer. I believe it was in a letter she said, “I am not at all in a humour for writing: I must write on till I am.” I found that setting a word-count goal for myself works best. When I tried to write for a certain amount of time, it left me checking the clock instead of being productive. This way, it takes as long or short a time as needed to make my goal.

Tell us about the featured book. When Susanna Kelly returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Texas, and its quirky, lovable citizens, her peace of mind is shattered by heart-shaped notes with sinister messages. Daniel Sheppard, Asian American bestselling author and her childhood friend, offers to play the role of her boyfriend to discourage the stalker, but Susanna resists. Pretending to be a couple? Who would buy it?
The note writer's mind games force her to reconsider. Susanna accepts Daniel's crazy plan, but her heart acts up whenever she's near her decoy valentine. Comfortable, uncomplicated Daniel has turned into a full-grown man who makes her senses spin. As she tries to sort out her feelings, the make-believe romance has the opposite effect intended. Harmless notes turn into life-threatening accidents, and Daniel and Susanna must find out who's behind the attacks before they can decide if their temporary relationship is a heaven-sent gift meant to last forever.

Please give us the first page of the book. (The amount changes depending on which version I use. I wasn’t sure how much to put, but I assumed you didn’t want a long excerpt since you just said the first page. Let me know if you want more.)

“Move to the window. I’d rather shoot you there.”

Susanna Kelly backed through the empty café. Plates and cups and half-eaten pastries covered the cherry red tops of the retro linoleum tables. But no people. Except for the man in front of her. Her heel bumped into a chair leg. She stumbled.

Keeping a shaky smile on her face, she righted herself and moved to the front of the dining room. “Should I sit down?”

“No.” The figure in all-black pushed his dark cap up his forehead. “We want this to look as natural as possible. Try cleaning off one of the tables. Act like I’m not here.”

Susanna’s lips twitched. He was trying so hard.

Bless his heart.

“The lighting’s perfect!” The young man held the video camera at his waist and tweaked the side screen.

Interesting. How can readers find you on the Internet? I’m setting up a website under my real name—Shannon Sue Dunlap, but they can find me on Facebook under my pen name. I also have a monthly newsletter where I share funny stories, meaningful things that happen, and items I hope will bring a smile to the reader’s face. Anyone who signs up will receive an e-copy of my romance novella Flower Boy Tour Guide as a gift.

FB link: www.facebook.com/shannonkentauthor

Newsletter sign-up link: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/6cpwi2gaih

Thank you, Shannon, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I look forward to reading it.

Readers, here are links to the book.

https://amzn.to/3rKCLeh

https://amzn.to/39UsWo7

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory or country if outside North America. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

THE INDEBTED EARL - Erica Vetsch - One Free Book on this Blog plus more

Erica Vetsch brings her much beloved Serendipity and Secrets series to a close with the highly anticipated release of The Indebted Earl. This latest installment tells the story of Lady Sophia Haverly, the free-spirited and energetic younger sister of Marcus Haverly readers will remember from The Gentleman Spy, and Captain Charles Wyvern, a longtime naval officer trying to find his footing on dry land.

Q: Both Lady Sophia Haverly and Captain Charles Wyvern feel a responsibility to care for someone who is left behind. From where does that sense of duty come? Lady Sophia’s care of her fiancé’s mother is born out of her love for him. She was also instilled from birth with the social customs of noblesse oblige. As a woman of noble birth, she has an obligation to live up to that nobility by behaving nobly. While her fiancé is at war, he has entrusted her with the care and companionship of his mother, Lady Richardson. Sophie is delighted with the responsibility, because it allows her to demonstrate her love, and it gives her a bit of freedom that living in her older brother’s household would not afford.

Captain Wyvern naturally shoulders responsibility for his ship and his crew. As the leader, everyone under his command is also under his care. This responsibility extends to the dependents of his crew, including the fiancée of his late best friend. Charles feels he bears the blame for his friend’s death, and he must attempt to make some sort of amends. His natural leadership abilities cause him to throw his mantle of responsibility over Lady Sophia, Lady Richardson, the three waifs who wash up on his shore, and the estate and community he’s inherited.

Q: What is Sophie struggling with spiritually in The Indebted Earl? Is Charles facing something similar? Sophie struggles with the idea that God is both good and sovereign. It’s easy to accept one or the other, but both? How can God be good when He’s taken her beloved fiancé away? How can He be sovereign when bad things happen? How can she trust in His plan when it seems everything is spinning out of control?

Charles’s struggle is similar in that he is all about control, about ordering his life according to his plan, but with the cessation of war, he is on the beach without a command. And he’s carrying a tremendous weight of guilt over the death of Major Richardson. Did God make a mistake, having Rich die in his place? What Charles wants—to continue his naval career—is both noble and reasonable. Why won’t God make it happen?

Both Sophie and Charles are learning to trust in the sovereignty and goodness of God’s plans, and realizing that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than ours.

Q: Marcus tries to get Sophie to come back to Haverly Manor with him after her fiancé dies. Would a single woman in her situation during the Regency period have the choice to live on her own?

It would be difficult for an unmarried woman in the Regency era to live on her own. Though Sophie had the financial means to live independently, it would have been considered improper for her to live alone. However, for her to continue to live with Lady Richardson, as her companion and friend, was entirely proper.

Though Marcus is acting out of an abundance of compassion and brotherly concern, Sophie is reluctant to return to his home. She’s reluctant to give up the freedom she’s gained, as well as reluctant to live in a house where everyone will be watching her grieve. She wants to remain at Primrose Cottage with Lady Richardson.

Q: All of your leading men in the series end up with titles and responsibilities they weren’t expecting. Within moments of arriving at his new home, Charles’s new responsibilities multiply. Can you tell us about the surprise he receives?

Charles finds himself as the guardian to three young girls, sisters who were born on the estate. His uncle, the previous earl, had, for reasons of his own, taken on the orphaned girls as his wards and paid for them to go to boarding school. But at his death, the girls were returned to the estate.

The eldest is nearing womanhood and is a romantic, eager to fall in love and bewildering to Charles. The second is a daredevil, tomboy, and adventuress in whom Charles sees glimpses of his younger self. And the third is a girl barely six summers old, who is fascinated by Charles and imitates him at every turn. He’s not certain which of the girls scares him most, and as a collective, they have that crusty old sea captain shaking in his boots.

Q: Something doesn’t seem quite right with the staff at Gateshead and the surrounding village. What does Charles pick up on? What trouble does he find himself in?

Charles encounters inconsistencies in the behavior of those on the estate and in the nearby town. The town is more prosperous than he anticipated, people have possessions he didn’t expect, and there are signs that something is amiss.

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Q: Will you be sad to let this trilogy—your first Regency series—go? What can readers look forward to next?

There’s such a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in seeing this series completed, but to answer your question . . . YES! I am so reluctant to let these stories and characters go that I’m bringing some of them back in my new series, the Thorndike and Swann Regency Mysteries!

The first book, The Debutante’s Code, should arrive in the fall of 2021 and features Lady Juliette Thorndike and Bow Street Runner Daniel Swann in a fast-paced tale of intrigue, espionage, and art thievery!

Q: Where can Regency fans go to interact and talk about books on Facebook? I am thrilled that we have a place on Facebook to discuss all things inspirational Regency romance. There is a lively and growing community of readers that can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2568745689914759 . We have contests, giveaways, polls, notices of sales, reviews, and much more, and we’re always welcoming new members. Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at www.ericavetsch.com . She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor) and Instagram (@EricaVetsch).

Thank you, Erica, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I so enjoyed the first two books so much, and this one is at the top of my to-be-read pile.

Readers, here are links to the book.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

WINNERS

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Elly (IN) is the winner of a choice of a list of 3 of my books since the winner on Linda Ford's book is in the US. 

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Friday, March 26, 2021

BORROWED LIVES - Carol McClain - One Free Book

Welcome back, Carol. Tell us about your salvation experience. Odd as this may sound, my three-year-old daughter was the reason I accepted Jesus. During her early years, my life was “unpleasant.” I existed dismally in a chaotic marriage. Despite our marital problems, my child was always happy.

Even not knowing God, I knew He was raising her. Essentially, I dedicated her life to Him.

During this time, my brother had become a Christian. He opened my eyes to faith, and I decided to go to church because of my child. If I wanted to go to hell, that was my decision, but I couldn’t condemn my daughter to it. I needed to find out if Christianity was true.

Church attendance made life more difficult. My ex-husband liked every faith but Christianity. I quit going, but every time we passed our former church, my daughter would point and say, “There’s our church, Mommy.”

I’d slink down in the driver’s seat (of course, keeping my eyes on the road), and say nothing.

Eventually, my marriage ended (again because I couldn’t justify rearing a daughter in an environment that would wound her). I found a new place of worship. The people there befriended me and taught me, and the rest is history.

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?

Lisa Wingate—I buy almost any book of hers I find without reading the first pages. I love her work. I use her style and development as teaching tools for my own writing. I, in no way, resemble her voice or style, but they influence me. Have I said I love her work?

Ane Mulligan—I believe, and BIG disclaimer, Ane more than likely doesn’t agree—we have a similar style, and our voice contains humor. I’d love to learn from her.

Barbara Delinski—not on the level of Wingate, but I love her style. I do read her cover blurbs and first pages because I don’t like all her books. I do enjoy her style and, like Wingate, read her novels to figure out how to make mine work.

Annie Dillard—I made my AP English Language class read Dillard (and when you read my most embarrassing moment answer a few questions down, you won’t believe I taught AP English). During that time period I devoured her work. Loved the spirituality it evoked. And seeing as it’s not an authoritative theology, I mostly loved the poetry of her prose. Evocative and beautiful. Every time I reread Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, I found new ideas and images.

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.

I have a teaching ministry, not necessarily speaking. I have taught a couple of online courses for ACFW. In addition to this, I will be speaking for the San Gabriel’s Writers on April 1. I will also be teaching a course on dialog at the Mt. Zion Ridge Conference in May. Once a month, I teach local writers at the Postmark LaFollette Writers’ Group.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it? How can we talk about the most embarrassing without humiliating ourselves again?

Lena asked—so here goes: I taught high school journalism. The students didn’t work overly hard for the course, and one girl wrote a horrific article about school lunches. She filled the article with misinformation and clichéd jabs. So, I made her correct the article. Meanwhile, everyone else created rewrites.

To say my eyes glazed over and my mind anesthetized itself is not a hyperbole.

The semester neared the end. We had to get our final project out. Layout (I forget the program name) was complicated. Hours and hours I spent on it and then I needed to proof final result.

I thought (Note the word thought) I proofed every article, so I sent the paper to the printer.

Done. Now, I could fly to the Bahamas, drink a virgin mojito and watch the surf. (Or sit in my gazebo in Malone, New York and read—what I really planned to do).

When the paper returned, we bundled the copies for each homeroom for distribution.

My negligent reporter blanched. “Mrs. D’Avanzo (my erstwhile name), you printed the wrong article.”

I read. And indeed, every one of her uncorrected grammatical mistake—not to mention the unfounded, sophomoric rants about cafeteria food—was printed in the paper. (Writers, attention here, ALWAYS have someone else do a final read-through).

What to do? I had twenty diligent students whose work I had uploaded correctly. This was the last day of the semester. School was closing for the year.

Fortunately, or not, the article perfectly backed a filler photograph, so we cut it out.

Yikes. If only I had time, and money, to redo the mess.

Yep. We sent out the paper with a hole in it.

I’d hoped the world would forget, but here I am, sharing the embarrassing moment on one of the most popular blogs on the internet.

Thank you for the compliment. People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?

I tell them I’m available to help. I’m willing to teach them, but first they have to write something—even if what they write is awful. Nora Roberts said, “I can fix a bad page. I can't fix a blank page.”

To this date, no one has taken me up on my offer to help. (Maybe they heard about my newspaper escapade?)

I had a similar event when I was the managing editor for a regional Christian newspaper over 10 years ago, and mine went to print, on the front page. I didn’t catch the fact that the l was left out of Six Flags Over Texas. I still have copies of that paper in my filing cabinet. One of the salesmen brought it to my attention in a dramatic way. Tell us about your featured book. Distraught from recent tragedy, Meredith Jaynes takes pity on a young girl who steals from her. Meredith discovers “Bean” lives in a hovel mothering her two younger sisters. The three appear to have been abandoned. With no other homes available, Social Services will separate the siblings. To keep them together, Meredith agrees to foster them on a temporary basis.

Balancing life as a soap maker raising goats in rural Tennessee proved difficult enough before the siblings came into her care. Without Bean’s help, she’d never be able to nurture these children warped by drugs and neglect—let alone manage her goats that possess the talents of Houdini. Harder still is keeping her eccentric family at bay.

Social worker Parker Snow struggles to overcome the breakup with his fiancée. Burdened by his inability to find stable homes for so many children who need love, he believes placing the abandoned girls with Meredith Jaynes is the right decision. Though his world doesn’t promise tomorrow, he hopes Meredith’s does.

But she knows she’s too broken.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Something crashed downstairs.

Meredith Jaynes bolted up in bed. John? Rosemary?

She shook sleep from her head and listened for another sound.

Nothing.

Just a dream.

Then porcelain shattered.

Not a dream.

She tossed off her covers. Out of habit, not onto John’s side. While her heart hammered, she slid open the bedside table to grab her Walther .22. Meredith strained to hear. She prayed for silence. She slipped in the cartridge then ratcheted a shell into the chamber and released the safety.

Once more, something clattered like a tipping chair or a marionette tap dancing on the hardwood floor.

She tiptoed into the hallway.

Below her, the distinct bleating of goats wafted up the stairwell.

Goats? Inside?

She reengaged the safety on her .22 as she scurried down the stairwell.

In the kitchen, Oreo, her black and white Nubian who looked like her cookie namesake, eyeballed her with cocked head and slit pupils. With a bleat from her perch on the table, she dug into the loaf of bread Meredith had brought home from the farmers’ market.

Meredith leaned against the doorjamb and breathed again. The metal of the gun she held chilled her through John’s shirt—one she hadn’t washed …

You can purchase this book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Borrowed-Lives-Carol-McClain-ebook/dp/B08Z3HL2FZ/ref

How can readers find you on the Internet?

You can connect with me at: http://www.carolmcclain.com

On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/author.Carol.McClain

On twitter and Instagram: @carol_mcclain

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14030286.Carol_McClain

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carol-mcclain

Thank you, Carol, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read it (hopefully soon).

Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory or country if outside North America. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

MISHAPS OFF THE MAINLAND - Tabitha Bouldin - One Free Book

Welcome, Tabitha. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters. There’s a bit of me in every character. An attitude or a personality trait shows up in each one, but I do have one character who is more like me than most. She’s coming up in my November 2021 release, Footprints on her Heart. Most of the time, I try and make my characters more exciting than I am, but my sarcasm does tend to make a strong appearance.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done? I tried alligator once. That’s about as quirky as I get except for my personality. My personal life is nice and boring, just the way I like it. Oh, wait. I used to help my dad roof houses when I was about ten years old…does that count as quirky? Probably not.

Maybe not quirky, but interesting. And I love fried alligator. When did you first discover that you were a writer? When I gave in to God’s nudges and published my first book in 2018. I’d been writing since 2015, but until then, I didn’t consider myself a writer as much as I did a hobbyist who played with words. I still struggle to claim that I’m a writer. It feels surreal, in an amazing way, that this is what I get to do with my life.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading. Are you ready for this? Everything except erotica and autobiographies.

Contemporary Christian romance is my top favorite, followed by Christian fantasy. After that, if it’s Christian or clean fiction, I’ll read it. I don’t mind an occasional non-fiction, but I’ve never found a true autobiography that I loved. Of course, it’s been twenty years, give or take, since I opened one, so who knows what I’m missing out on.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world? Reading. Truly. Reading and writing are my escapes, my slow down and savor the moments that keep me going when the world’s gone bananas.

How do you choose your characters’ names? Oh, this one is fun! I have a few ways I choose names. Mostly, I read through baby name books from the year my character was “born” until I find one I like. Sometimes, I ask my readers to help me choose or narrow down a list of names. My main characters typically have unique or less popular names: Darcy, Nigel, Phoenix, etc. I love giving them a name that makes them stand out on the page even before the reader gets to know their personalities.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of? Graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. I worked hard for that distinction and put it to work every day.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why? I love this question. I’d be a horse. Since I was little, I thought it would be fun to be a horse. They’re one of God’s most majestic creatures. And they can run fast, unlike me. They have this ability to look into you and see your heart. Equine therapy is a real thing.

What is your favorite food? Does ice cream count? If I had to choose one food to eat forever, it’d be ice cream. As long as I didn’t have to choose just one flavor forever. Too many delicious options for me to be stuck with one. I even make my own (thank you, ice cream machine!).

I’m with you on that. I love homemade ice cream. Chick-fil-A’s ice cream is a lot like the homemade ice cream I grew up with. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it? Was, is, and probably always will be: fear. Fear I’m not good enough. That I never should have published any book, ever. That I’m a fraud and no one likes my work. Imposter syndrome. Somebody, stop me. I could go on forever. At the root of it all, fear. I pray a lot, asking for guidance and reminders that I’m doing what God wants and that is the greatest reason of all to put fear back in its place and keep writing.

That’s a lie from the enemy of our souls. We are good enough. God chose us to be writers. Tell us about the featured book. Mishaps Off the Mainland is a story of learning to trust God with your dreams and letting them happen in His time instead of our own. Melody Carmichael owns a pet grooming business, and when she loses a pet during the first week, it takes her down a road of doubt that she moved ahead of God’s timing. In opposition, Zeke has left his corporate responsibilities and run away from the mantle his dad wishes to place on his shoulders. He fears conflict and deflects with sarcasm, which puts him and Mel at odds while they work together to search for the missing dog.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Melody Carmichael picked up the twenty-five-pound Afghan Hound and swiveled to place the dog’s paws on the peeling laminate floor. Ripples of satiny auburn hair fanned over her arms, a testament to Mel’s hard work over the last two hours. “Good girl, Daphne.” Mel gave Daphne a pat before standing and reaching for the brown, leather leash dangling from a nearby wall. As Mel’s hand wrapped around the leash, her other hand released Daphne’s collar.

Sunlight burst through the artificial light of Mel’s mobile pet grooming truck when Darcy, her best friend and assistant, jerked open the small door. Snippets of Daphne’s hair whirled into the air, glittering against the light. “Hey, Mel, do we have time to add on a poodle today?”

Daphne yelped and jumped toward freedom.

“Daphne!” Mel lunged, her hands grasping empty air. She landed on her knees, both hands extended in front of her and her heart in her throat.

In her excitement, Daphne toppled Darcy, landing in a graceful fan fair of fur. Lean as a greyhound – only with a thousand times more hair – Daphne ran, barking every time her paws landed on the pavement.

Darcy stood and swiped debris from her backside. “Sorry, Mel.” She held out a hand, but with Mel still inside the truck, Darcy was in no position to help.

Mel waved Darcy’s hand away. “We need to get her. Afghans are notoriously independent. Catching her will be a pain, and I doubt she’ll come when we call. Follow her, Darcy. Don’t chase her but try and keep her in sight. I’ll talk to Miss Evelyn. Call me if you lose sight of her or if you catch her. You have a leash?”

Darcy nodded and patted her pocket. “I’m really sorry, Mel. I thought she was still on the table.”

“My fault, Darcy. Just follow her, please. We can’t waste time.”

Darcy bolted with one final apology tossed over her shoulder.

Mel stepped from chipped faux hardwood-imitating laminate to sun-baked asphalt. She propped clenched hands on her hips and counted to ten. This could not be happening. She closed her eyes and pinched her arm. At the flash of pain, her eyelids popped open. Nope. Not a dream. Her impeccable mobile pet grooming record had been tarnished. Maybe even irreparably destroyed. Okay, so her reputation was still in its baby stages. It still mattered. One mishap could sink her fledgling business. Panic rose in a tidal wave of acid, threatening to choke her.

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https://www.facebook.com/tabithabouldinauthor

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https://tabithabouldinauthorhome.wordpress.com

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Thank you, Tabitha, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read my copy.

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