Welcome back, Tricia. I know you speak at various conferences and meetings. What do you have coming up in 2013?
I've cut out most of my speaking in 2013 … but for a very good reason. We're in the process of adopting two little ones from the Foster Care system. They are ages 5 and 2 years old. I knew it would take time for everyone to adjust so I'm staying home as much as possible. That being said, I am excited to be speaking at the International MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) convention in
If you were planning a women’s retreat, what would be the theme for it?
Living Inspired. That is the name of my radio show, and the theme for my life. The word “inspiration” means “Breath of God.” Our lives can be inspiring when we allow God to breathe into them. It doesn't matter what we can do. It matters what we allow Him to do through us!
Who would you want as speakers and why?
Oh, that's a hard question! A few of my friends:
Robin Jones Gunn, Courtney Joseph, Brooke McGlouthin, Stacey Thacker, Gina Smith, Kennisha Hill, Terri Lynn Underwood, Tracey Eyster, Crystal Paine … the list could go on!
Where would you hold the retreat and why?
I'd find someplace near the beach or mountains—someplace that would refresh a woman's soul.
Do you read print books or ebooks? Or a combination of the two?
That’s an interesting title. How did you come up with it?
The Promise Box is titled after the object in the book that changes everything. It's a box where a woman collected the promises that God had given to her, both Scripture promises in promises concerning her life.
So what is the book about.
Lydia Wise is a young Amish woman who returns to the small Amish community of West Kootenai,
after her mother's death. It's then she discovers her mother's promise box, and
she learns to trust in God's promises too … while at the same time opening her
heart to an Amish bachelor.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Lydia Wyse shook rain from her red curls, wishing she could as easily shake memories of the last time she’d seen Mem’s lowered kapp and bowed head, praying for her daughter’s return. Return not only to West Kootenai,
Montana, but to the
was returning all right, but not in the way Mem had wished. Tomorrow was Mem’s
funeral, and during the nine hours of driving—from Seattle
minute had brought her closer to home. To heartache.
“Are those Amish from
she asked the gas station attendant who took her cash.
He shrugged. “Don’t know. Just Amish. Not really sure where they’re from.”
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Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!
One "promising" winner will receive:
- Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
- Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc...)
- Sherry Gore's Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
- The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer
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Thank you, Tricia, for sharing all of this with us today.
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The Promise Box (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors) - Kindle
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