So glad to have you back, Debra. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
Looking at the heart of a person and not the outward appearance. Struggling to trust God. I love what my mom says about that… Trust Him even when it’s the hardest thing to do, trust Him. Putting Him first. My newly adopted motto is, I AM SECOND. There’s actually a website about that. Here’s the link… www.iamsecond.com There are some great testimonies on there about people who have been through tragedies and how they learned to put God first and themselves second.
I’m familiar with the I Am Second website. Josh Hamilton, who is a member of my church (but I haven’t met him personally) is on there, too. What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Groom Wanted, is scheduled for release in August 2012. It’s the sequel to, The Unlikely Wife, which is the sequel to, The Unexpected Bride.
We must schedule it on my blog. If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton. She is a huge inspiration to me. Her dream was to be a professional surfer and then a shark attacked her. Not once did she get angry at God about losing her arm.
heart is to serve God in all that she does. She’s a woman who isn’t a quitter
and one who doesn’t sit around feeling sorry for herself. Because of her
putting God first, she went on to live out her dream of becoming a professional
surfer—with one arm. Bethany
I just bought that DVD for James for Christmas. We’ll watch it soon. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Jane Austen. I would love to see if the things she wrote about were really how things were back then, or if they were just a figment of her imagination.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Never give up. I believe every author goes through rejections. I remember reading about one lady in particular who got rejected 47 times and yet she continued to submit. Now her books are doing quite well.
Tell us about the featured book?
Back cover blurb:
The arrival of Michael Bowen’s bride, married sight unseen by proxy, sends the rancher reeling. With her trousers, cowboy hat and rifle, she looks like a female outlaw—not the genteel lady he corresponded with for months. He’s been hoodwinked into marriage with the wrong woman!
Selina Farleigh Bowen loved Michael’s letters, even if she couldn’t read them herself. A friend read them to her, and wrote her replies—but apparently that “friend” left things out, like Michael’s dream of a wife who was nothing like her. Selina won’t change who she is, not even for the man she loves. Yet time might show Michael the true value of his unlikely wife.
Sounds interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
This has to be a nightmare.
Standing in front of Michael Bowen at Paradise Haven's train station was the woman who claimed to be his wife. His eyes traveled up and down the length of her. Instead of a dress, she wore a red scarf draped around her neck, a black cowboy hat with a stampede string, black cowboy boots and brown loose-fitting trousers. In her hands she held a Long Tom black powder rifle.
A rifle? The woman was holding a rifle. No matter how hard he tried he couldn't pull his gaze away from the weapon that was nearly as long as she was tall.
Michael bore down on his teeth until he thought his jaw would snap. Even with her heart-shaped face, stunning smile and beautiful brown eyes, the person standing before him looked more like a female outlaw on a wanted poster than the genteel lady he had been corresponding with for the past five months. The woman he had fallen deeply and passionately in love with. The woman he had legally married sight unseen.
This woman was nothing like what he'd expected. Nothing. There had to be some mistake. There just had to be.
I can’t wait to get my copy. How can readers find you on the Internet?You can find me at www.debraullrick.com, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Shoutlife.
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The Unlikely Wife (Love Inspired Historical)
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