Thursday, October 04, 2012

THREADS OF FAITH - Andrea Boeshaar - One Free Book

Welcome, Andrea. Tell us about your salvation experience.
I was saved by grace in 1991, although I had been searching for quite some time. A coworker, one of those "Jesus freaks" shared the Good News with me and I felt a tug on my heart. I'm so thankful she obeyed the Lord's prompting to share biblical truth with me. My husband and sons were born again within six months of my salvation.

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Wow, that's a tough choice. I know so many fabulous authors!! But I think I'd make it a Ladies' Night and I'd ask Francine Rivers, Robin Lee Hatcher, Joyce Meyers, and Beth Moore. I admire these ladies' service to Christ. Each has touched my life in a significant way and I know I would learn more from them.

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
Yes! I actually teach workshops to writers groups and speak on various topics at women's groups. What's more is I'm a writing coach, although I don't advertise. I mentor writers and help them realize their goals. I have more about my coaching on my website:

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
At the end of July, I spoke to a group at Country Memories Farm in Manitowoc, WI. I had looked over the schedule online but arrived there with no minutes to spare and didn't realize the schedule changed. I ended up talking into the other speaker's time. When I found out, I was so embarrassed; however, the other speaker was so relieved. She hates speaking and was dreading it. So God worked it all out the way He always does!

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, "Go ahead and write it." Then I add, "If you want a coach, look me up."  J

Tell us about the featured book.
I'm very excited about this novel. I think it's the best historical romance I have ever penned! It's called Threads of Faith and it's about a parlor maid in London named Julianna Wayland who escapes her lustful employer and falls in love with a sea captain, Daniel Sundberg, who has big plans for himself -- plans that include marrying a countess and becoming an extremely wealthy man. His plans, unfortunately, do not include Julianna, even though he feels responsible for her.

This is the second book in my series, Fabric of Time, which emphasize those threads that tie family members together through the ages -- within life's fabric of time. My first book in the series is Threads of Hope.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Certainly. I hope readers will purchase the story. Its formal release is October 16th; however, it's available on now.
Chapter One
June, 1877

“The young master’s come home, dearie, and he’s asking for you. Run, if ye know what’s good for ye. Run far and run fast!”

Eyes wide with fear, Julianna Wayland needed no further warning from the  plump cook waving her floured rolling pin. She had taken quite a risk in warning her. But Cook had kept an eye on her ever since Flora was turned out of the master’s home.

Bolting from the tiled kitchen, Julianna made her way through the servants’ doorway at the side of the brick mansion. Her heels clicked against the cobbled pavement as she ran down the bustling, cart-lined lane in which hawkers sold their wares. But where could she go? Certainly not to Flora’s home.

Thinking of her sister’s cramped room with its single cot above the Mariner’s Pub, dread sank like a stone inside of her. Was her fate to match her older sister’s now? Flora always said it was just a matter of time.

"You, up there, stop!”

Julianna glanced over her shoulder and saw the young master’s manservant. No doubt he’d been sent to fetch her. Well, she wasn’t about to let what happened to Flora happen to her!

She hastened past shoppers until she turned onto another street. Perspiration trickled down the side of her face and the jiggling threatened every pin in her thick hair, tucked beneath the white, floppy cap. With one hand holding it in place, she managed to look behind her again, only to see that Horace still trailed her. If he caught her, punishment would be severe—and that’s before the young master got a hold of her.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers are invited to visit my website:
Also, I'd love for readers to "LIKE" me on Facebook at:
And here is a personal invitation to readers to come over and check out my blog, Everything Writerly. Please access it via my website. I'll have author interviews, like Lena does, book give-aways, and interesting insights into writers' lives.

Thank you, Lena, for hosting me today on your blog.

My pleasure, Andrea.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Threads of Faith (Fabric of Time)

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (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.

If you’re reading this on Feedblitz, Facebook, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.


Anonymous said...

would love to win. angela from KY

Amy C said...

I love historical fiction. Threads of Faith sounds like a great read!
Amy C

mongupp said...

Historical fiction and romance! I love it!

Monica Ontario

Patty said...

I'm not sure I've ever read anything by Andrea, would love to remedy that. Sounds like a good book. Historical fiction is my favorite genre...

Patty in SC

Andrea said...

Thank you, Lena, for hosting me today on your blog. And Angela, Amy, Monica, and Patty -- so nice to *meet* you. I might know Angela, if she's the same Angie I know from KY. My husband and I love to visit a store in Stanford called "Soaps and Such."

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Looks like a great book, Andrea. I went ahead and tweeted this post. I hope you are doing well. Blessing to both of you, Andrea and Lena! You two gals are so sweet!!!

pol said...

So good to hear your comments this morning Andrea, I am reading Francine Rivers now and she is a tremendous author. I like to read historical romance and interested in your giveaway today.
Paula O(
a Ga fan

ASC Book Reviews said...

I would LOVE to win and read this book! Please enter me

Amada Chavez, NM

Sparks of Ember said...

Beautiful cover. Sounds like a great book!

from the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Debra Ullrick said...

I just had to stop by and say... Hi Andrea! Waving profusely at you!

I've already had the pleasure of reading this book and it is fabulous!! So, don't add my name to the drawing, Lena. *smiling*

Luv ya both.
Debra Ullrick

DiAnn Mills said...

Hi Andrea, You are the best! Keep up the grand work of encouraging, entertaining, and inspiring all of us!

Breanna said...
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Beth Shriver said...

Hi Andrea! What a beautiful cover! I'd love for you to stop by JRWC and make a comment today or tomorrow!

Cyndi said...

Definitely looking forward to this next one! Have enjoyed your previous books!

Cyndi in AL

Little Lady said...

SWEET! So excited for a new book by Andrea! Hope to win! :D
From MI! :)

Andrea said...

Waving back at Deb! *smile* Thanks everyone. What would I do without you?! It's been fun to be a guest on Lena's blog today.

Norma S said...

Hi Andrea and Lena,
Thank you for giving me a chance to win "Threads of Faith" it sounds like a great historical romance. I think that Daniel is doing Julianna wrong. Can't wait to see what happens. God bless you both and have a great rest of the week and weekend.
Norma from Ohio

misskallie2000 said...

Would love to read Threads of Faith. This plot is a great one and I know I will enjoy reading.

Brenda from Georgia

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Diana Gardner said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! Portsmouth, VA

Lisa Nelson said...

I enjoyed the Threads of Hope, and I would like to read this one!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Lisa from Arkansas

Mary Preston said...

THREADS OF FAITH looks wonderful. I enjoyed the first page thank you.

Mary P


Lady DragonKeeper said...

The cover of "Threads of Faith" is beautiful! Historicals are one of my favorite fiction genres. Thank you for the chance to win!


Lady DragonKeeper said...

Sorry! --I forgot to say that I'm from Hawaii =)

Ladette said...

Looks like a great read. I think historical fiction must be my fave genre....

Ladette in GA

rubynreba said...

Historical romances are a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win Threads of Faith.
Beth from Iowa

Katie said...

Please enter me! It sounds like a great book! I'm from NC.

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Andrea quickly became a favorite of mine after reading her Seasons of Redemption series! I've been very much looking forward to Threads of Faith!

...And, if I ever need a writing! ;-)

Binghamton, NY

mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

Kandra said...

I would love to win! This sounds like another great new author! Kandra from Tennessee

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story

karenk....from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Lyndie Blevins said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.

Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville, Tx

Diana Flowers said...

Oh, I left a nice long comment and it didn't take. :( I saw it on here, but it disappeared.

Anyway, Andrea, you know how much I love you and your books! This cover is so lovely I can't stop looking at it...I have to have this book! lol We enjoyed having you with us on OTT, and reading more about you here with Lena.

Diana in SC


BetsyN said...

Hi Andrea!
Thanks for giving us a link to your guest blog post! Loved the opening of your new book - urges me to find the first one to read so I can dig into this one!


Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Looks and sounds interesting, Enter me!!
Sarah Richmond

Melody said...

Oh this sounds wonderful! I love books with ships & such from the relic days! You caught me with floured rolling pin (I think)! I love to cook!

Donna, TX

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

Linda Cacaci said...

It sounds like a wonderful book! Please enter me in the drawing.
Lina Cacaci

Shopgirl said...

This sounds like an exciting story! I'm in MN.

apple blossom said...

Oh, I've read Andrea's books before and love them thanks for the chance to win this book

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Patricia said...

I prefer historical romance fiction!
Would love to win.

Patricia from Texas

Nancee said...

Threads of Faith sounds wonderful! I enjoy historical fiction. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
Nancee in Michigan

Jo said...

Sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway~

Jo from Southern Arizona

Angie Adair said...

Sounds awesome..Angie in Illinois

Jes said...

Love historical fiction! This story sounds interesting - a parlor maid and a sea captain! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

Jes (CA)
jswaks at gmail dot com

Lane Hill House said...

Thank you for this overview! Historical Fiction is my genre! Kathleen ~ Missouri

Liz R said...

Thanks for the chance to win this one!

Liz R in Al

Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me!

Blanch, N.C.