Monday, May 10, 2010

MORNING FOR DOVE - Martha Rogers - Free Book

Welcome, Martha. I've been anxious for this second book in your series to release. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I have always loved history and thinking about what life would have like back then. Research uncovers so many fascinating things to learn about life in the past.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

My wedding day. Fifty years ago, I married the love of my life and we’ve truly lived an adventure.

James and I are just a few years behind you. How has being published changed your life?

I’m constantly on a deadline and don’t have as much time for some things I did before.

What are you reading right now?

Haven’t had much time for reading lately, but I just finished your book and loved it.

I'm glad you liked it. What is your current work in progress?

Book 4 in the series is Caroline’s Choice.

What would be your dream vacation?

To go back to the Swiss Alps with my husband.

I've always wanted to experience the Alps. How do you choose your settings for each book?

Depends on the mood and how the plot will develop. Sometimes I have the place before the book and then work my story to fit that place.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?

I think I would like to spend some time with Laura Bush. She is a great supporter of literacy for children and I think that’s an important thing we all should support.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

I once sewed all my own clothes and scrapbooked, but no longer have time for them. Now any spare time is spent with the grandchildren whenever possible and volunteering at our church.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?

Tying all the ends and weaving it all together into one story. I usually have a lot of disjointed ideas for scenes, so I put them down and then flesh them out.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

Pray, be patient and persevere

Tell us about the featured book?

Dove is Lucy’s best friend and has always admired Luke Anderson. Her Cherokee heritage creates problems with Luke’s mother as she was left for dead after a massacre of her family.

Please give us the first page of the book.

“…weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5 KJV

Chapter One
Oklahoma Territory 1897

Today was not a good day for a wedding. It was Lucinda Bishop’s wedding day and he wasn’t the groom. The sun may be shining outside, but Luke Anderson’s insides rolled and tumbled like the dark clouds before a storm. His feelings should have been under control by now, and they had been up until this moment. Now Lucy’s image rolled through his mind like pictures on a stereo-optic machine.

He shook his head and snatched off his tie. Anger filled his heart. His eyes closed tight and he prayed for God to take away his negative feelings. All thoughts of Lucinda must be put away as part of his past and not his future.

Calm swept through him as the Lord’s peace took over. Still he’d rather do anything else, like stay behind and keep the store open. Pa didn’t worry about the business he’d be losing by closing down for the day because most of the town folk would be at the church. He shrugged his arms into the sleeves of his jacket. He hated having to wear a suit in this heat. With his tie now securely back in place, Luke headed downstairs to meet his parents.

His mother tilted her head and looked him over from head to foot. “I must say you do look especially handsome today.” She nodded her approval and turned for the door.

Luke tugged at his collar and forced himself to smile. She must have thought he’d come down in his work clothes.

His sister beamed at him. “You are handsome, even if you are my brother.”

Luke shook his head and followed her outside. “You look very pretty yourself, Alice.”

She looked up at him and furrowed her brow. “Thank you, I think.”

Luke relaxed as his sister’s comments. He usually ridiculed or teased her, but she did look pretty today with her blond curls dancing on her shoulders. At sixteen, she had the notice of a few boys in her class at school.

The tightness in his chest loosened. He’d get through this day.

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Thank you, Martha, for spending this time with us today. Hope I get to see you when I'm in The Woodlands next weekend.

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Robyn said...

Martha, "Morning for Dove" sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me for a chance to win.

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Anonymous said...

would LOVE to read this book...thanks for the chance :)

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Casey said...

I would love to read this, thank you!

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds a lovely book.

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Martha, I loved your interview. Your book sounds delightful and I can't wait to read.
Thanks for stopping by to chat with us today.

Please enter me in the drawing.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

K said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! Please enter me! :)
God bless!

Elyssa Cohen said...

I've been looking forward to reading this book after finishing the first one! Please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. Please enter me.
Thanks Pat

runner10 said...

Sounds like a lovely book.

Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

Cindy W. said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway for "Morning for Dove". It sounds like a wonderful read.

Cindy W.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I would like to read this.

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Martha W. Rogers said...

Thanks to so many of you stopping by and expressing interest in my book. I'm battling pneumonia right now ans am on the computer very little, but did want to let you know how much I appreciate Lena's featuring Dove.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win and read this book.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Desiree said...

Sounds great!

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Abi said...

Please put my name in the drawing. Thanks
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grannyvon said...

I would love to win this book Morning for Dove. Thanks for the entry.

A J Hawke said...

MORNING FOR DOVE sounds like a story that I will enjoy.

Thanks for the opportunity to receive a copy.

A J Hawke

Megan (Inspired by Fiction) said...

just wanted you to know that we posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings.

Esther said...

Wonderful interview, Lena and Martha, I really enjoyed it. I would LOVE to read Morning For Dove! It sounds amazing, and I love reading westerns and Indian books. They are my favorite reads. Thanks for the chance to be able to read Morning For Dove.


MoziEsmé said...

Love the Swiss Alps, too! And I'd love to read this book...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Ausjenny said...

I just finished this book last night and have to say I really loved it. am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Naasom A. Sousa said...

This blog is wonderful! I'd like to win and read this book. Thanks for the chance.

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Edna said...

I would love to win Morning for Dove

I follow on google and read your blog every day


rbooth43 said...

I would loveto read "Morning For Dove". Please enter me!


Martha W. Rogers said...

Wow. How exciting that so many are interested in winning this book. If you read Becoming Lucy, you will enjoy this book about her best friend. Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda said...

I would love to read this book!
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Emily said...

Awesome book!
Please enter me!

Marla said...

Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!


Judylynn said...

What a beautiful cover! I'd love to read this book.


kristen said...

Love the first page!
Please enter me:)

Nancye said...

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Please enter me. Thanks!


RoseMillsOhio said...

Thank you for taking the time for this interview. Your new book interests me because of the Cherokee character. My paternal grandmother (who passed away when my father was a child) was one-half Cherokee (don't know which of her parents was Cherokee--haven't been able to find that answer yet).

RoseMillsOhio said...

Mrs. Rogers, I am so sorry to read about your pneumonia. I pray that you are on the road to a quick and complete recovery.

Sarah said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Mark said...

I'd like to enter, thanks

collettakay said...



Anonymous said...

Please enter me, thanks!


K said...

I'm recommenting too! :)
God bless

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Great interview with Martha. Would love to have a copy of her second novel. Please enter my name. Thank you, Lena.

Cindy W. said...

I would really love this book. I commented earlier in the week and it appears here but I know you said all the comments disappeared and to re-enter.

Cindy W.


Judylynn said...


Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!