Thursday, May 05, 2011

UNDAUNTED FAITH - Andrea Boeshaar - Free Book

Welcome, Charisma House author, Andrea. So glad to feature this book that I was privileged to read for endorsement. You're going to love it, Readers. Now, Andrea, God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?

I just handed in the manuscript to my editors for a book called Threads of Hope. It’s book 1 in my new series called Fabric of Time.

Tell us a little about your family.

I’m married and have 3 grown sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and 4 grandchildren. I also have a fine church family.

Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?

I’m afraid I don’t read as often as I’d like. With researching my historical novels and all the time spent writing them, I barely have time to clean my house and see the grandkids, let alone read. Still, I try to read a book every couple of months and I love to read my friends’ books. Right now I’m reading Louise Gouge’s At the Captain’s Command. Then I’ll begin Karen Witemeyer’s To Win Her Heart.

What are you working on right now?

I’m writing a short contemporary Christian romance novel and I’m hoping to get a proposal for it to my agent Steve Laube soon so he can shop it around.

What outside interests do you have?

I love to take walks. I recently underwent a total knee replacement and I’m healing up just great. I can’t wait to take regular walks outside come springtime. My husband and I also enjoy seeing our grandchildren. We make that a regular practice.

How do you choose your settings for each book?

Somehow certain areas just grab me, like the Arizona Territory in 1867. You’ll read about it in Undaunted Faith, Book 4 in my Seasons of Redemption series.

But I’m also interested in local history. Book 2 in my series takes place here in Milwaukee. Book 3 is set in Chicago and then in Milwaukee again. I love to research my hometown and my State. My next series, Fabric of Time, will take place in Wisconsin.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?

I wish I would have learned more about self-editing. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to read my older works, even if they’re published. I suppose that means I’m growing as a writer – and that’s good!  J

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?

God has shown Himself faithful in so many ways. He takes good care of me. One of the lessons I’m learning is that because my Heavenly Father is the King of kings and I am His child, then that makes me…a princess! So I ought to act like royalty, not in a snooty manner, but a manner in which I treat myself with respect and take care of myself. The Bible says that we should love others as ourselves. But if we don’t love and respect ourselves, we cannot love our neighbors.

So all you princesses out there – listen up! Do something wonderful for yourselves today – and then show some kindness to someone else. J

What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?

Don’t give up.
Learn all you can about writing and hone your skills
Trust God to open the doors to your success. Then don’t be afraid to walk through them.

Tell us about the featured book.

Sure. Here is the back cover copy.

The McCabe brothers have their hands full. Trouble on the range and trouble in town. But they never expected their sweet schoolteacher, Bethany Stafford, to join in the mix of woe. When her reputation is unfairly tarnished, Pastor Luke McCabe is quick to propose marriage. But Bethany wants better than just a marriage of necessity to save her good name. Could Luke ever come to love a plain “little field mouse” like her?

 Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has her own questions about men and their intentions. While Pastor Jake McCabe seems sincere, she still has her doubts about him. But after he accompanies her on a medical call, she sees a whole new side of him and can't help but admit her attraction to the handsome pastor.

However, there’s evil brewing in town—a lawlessness that even the sheriff cannot tamp down. Finally, it comes face-to-face with both Luke and Jake and it threatens the lives of the women they love. Are the McCabe brothers ready for the fight of their lives?

Please give us the first page of the book.

Journal entry: Monday, April 1, 1867

I, Bethany Leanne Stafford, am writing in a leather-bound journal, which my dear friend Mrs. Valerie McCabe gave me for a going-away gift. She suggested I write my memoirs of my impending journey West and about my new life as a schoolteacher in the wild Arizona Territory. Valerie said she wished she’d have kept a diary of her escape from New Orleans and a loveless marriage from which her husband Ben had rescued her.

For continuity’s sake, I shall back up from the day I left Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In September of last year, upon leaving the city, I took the train to Jericho Junction, Missouri. My traveling companions were Pastors Luke and Jacob McCabe and Gretchen Schlyterhaus, a German widow.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

I invite readers to my website:

Once there, readers can find my blog and a lot of other information. They can also find me on Facebook.

Thank you, Andrea, for this lovely peek into your life and book.

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Courtney said...

Sounds like such a great book! Great interview and thanks for a chance to win it!

From WA

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Angela from Kentucky

Michelle said...

Sounds like a good book! I enjoyed the first book in the series.

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net


Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Thanks for stopping by, Courtney, Angela, & Michelle. :)

Judy K said...

Great interview! Would love to win a copy of Undaunted Faith! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a book.

Judy K from IN

Brenda said...

I would love to win this book!

I'm a subscriber.
Thanks so much!

dancealert at aol dot com

Kari Linder said...

What a great book! Looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Kari in Oregon

kylady717 said...

Please include me for this contest, would love to win this book. Thanks

Mona G./Ohio

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book....

Shirley T. /Illinois

Anonymous said...

This is my kind of book. Please pick me :)

Angela C. /Ohio

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Judy, Brenda, Kari, Mona, Angela & Shirley! I appreciate my readers!!!

Pam K. said...

I like what Andrea said about respecting ourselves before we can show love to others.
"Undaunted Faith" sounds like a book I'd really enjoy reading. Thanks for the opportunity to win.


gahome2mom said...

My cousin and his wife are memembers of a band that sings Southern Gospel music in Georgia named Threads of Hope. Wishing you success with your newest novel. Thanks gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

Patsy said...

I love reading books with a setting of the 1800s. This book sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.
From the Bible Belt


Jo said...

I have always enjoyed reading books from the late mid- late 1800's. This book sounds interesting and thank you for the chance to win it


Anonymous said...

It sure sounds good!
I didn't know the first book in the series take place in WI and IL!
I live in WI so thats kinda cool!!

rbooth43 said...

Great post! Would love to win a copy of Undaunted Faith!
Rebecca from NC

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

karenk...from pa
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

diana said...

I grew up in Az so this book sounds especially interesting to me! I love Andrea's books!

From SC

Maureen said...

I love your books Andrea...please include me!

Merry said...

Brothers and trouble sounds like a great start for a great book! Please add me to the drawing. Thanks.
Merry in TX

Cindy W. said...

Undaunted Faith sounds like a book I would truly enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Ann Lee Miller said...

Thanks for the chance to read about Andrea and win her book.

Ann Lee Miller

Robyn said...

Sounds like it would be a great read. Thanks for the oportunity.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Abigail said...

would love to win this book.
Abigail Richmond
Blanch, N.C.

Marianne said...

Undaunted faith sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the interview and chance to win Andrea and Lena (i've been away from the computer a few days, so not sure if i still qualify)
mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo]dot]com from Alberta

Bakersdozen said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun. I want to read it. I live in S. California. Michelle