Wednesday, July 10, 2013

THREADS OF LOVE - Andrea Boeshaar - One Free Book

Welcome back, Andrea. I like your new head shot. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
This is the 3rd book in my Fabric of Time series and I got the idea after doing research for a family reunion back in the 1990s. My ancestry studies whet my appetite for Norwegian/American history. Threads of Love is a result.

If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Only six? Rats! Well, OK then…I’d invite Travis Thrasher, DiAnn Mills, Loree Lough, Randy Ingermanson, Candace Calvert, and Brandilyn Collins. These men and women are bright, creative, and willing to share their ideas and experiences with others. They’re also just plain FUN.

Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Again, it’s hard to think of just six I’d want to invite, but here goes: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Lena Nelson Dooley, Kim Woodhouse, Louise Gouge, and Francine Rivers. I’d invite these ladies for the same reasons I’d invite the others, adding that as a writer of historical Christian fiction I know researching a book is labor-intensive. I admire these authors for the historical tales they so expertly weave.

Thank you for including me in that group. I’d really enjoy that party. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
The most difficult is the amount of projects I’ve got going and figuring out which one is priority. 

Tell us about the featured book.
Sure. Here’s the back cover copy.
Emily Sundberg considers herself a proper young lady of the twentieth century. But a decade ago she behaved more like a tomboy. So when the neighbor’s grandson came to visit one summer when she was thirteen, they became fast friends. Emily even got her first kiss—quite by accident.

Unfortunately she thinks Jake Edgerton told all the boys what happened. Rumors circulated, and Emily caved from embarrassment and guilt. Meanwhile Jake returned home to Fallon, Montana, and she never saw or heard from him again.

Over the years Emily has worked hard to prove to her peers and the people of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, that, despite past mistakes, she is an upstanding young women, one worthy of being a schoolteacher—and possibly Andy Anderson’s wife. But even with the passing of time, Emily has never forgotten Jake and how he nearly ruined her life…

And now he’s a US deputy marshal, and he’s back in town! 

Sounds very interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Chapter One: Manitowoc, Wisconsin -- 1902

An explosion of shattering glass sounded from directly behind Emily Sundberg, and a thunderous weight crashed into her. The world spun, and then she fell hard and face down on
the dirty Franklin Street plank walk.

Breathe! Breathe! She struggled to inhale.

“Are you all right, ma’am?” A male voice spoke close to her ear.

“I’m terribly sorry about knocking you over.”

He helped her sit, and a moment later a rush of sweet, springtime air filled Emily’s lungs. She let out a breath of relief.

“Are you hurt?”

“I . . . I don’t know.” Emily spit dirt from her mouth. Her left cheek began to throb. Her vision swam.

He steadied her, his arm around her shoulders. “Easy there.”

She took several deep breaths.

“Allow me to help you up and over to the bench. Like I said, I’m sorry ’bout knocking you over the way I did.”

Emily wiggled her toes inside her ivory-colored boots. Nothing broken. She moved her jaw. Despite the pain around her cheekbone, she seemed all right. Her hand moved to the back of her head. Her fat braid had come out of its pinning and her hat—her hat!

She pointed to the paved street seconds before a set of buggy wheels rolled over it, grinding the lovely creation into the paved road. Not once. But twice!

Emily moaned.

“Careful, now.” The man helped her to stand. “There’re shards of glass everywhere.”

Emily thanked God she hadn’t slammed her head into the nearby hitching post.

“Hooligans!” A woman’s voice rang out amidst the strangely silent street. It sounded like Mrs. Hopper’s. “Hooligans, ever’ one of ’em!”

Definitely Mrs. Hopper’s.

The man held Emily securely by her upper arms, and Emily’s gaze fell on his walnut-colored waistcoat. “You sure you’re not hurt?

“I–I don’t think so.”

“Well, I hope you can forgive me, ma’am.”

Emily’s gaze finally reached the man’s tanned and golden whiskered face. Shaggy blond hair framed his face and blood stained the corner of his mouth. In his canvas duster and matching trousers, the stranger looked out of place for Manitowoc, Wisconsin. But odd costumes weren’t totally uncommon, given the city’s lively port.

And yet, he seemed a bit familiar too . . .

Way to leave us hanging, Andrea. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Contact me via my website:
Twitter: @AndreaBoeshaar
And Google +: Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar

Thank you, Lena. It’s always a pleasure to be a guest on your blog!

And I love hosting you, Andrea.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Threads of Love -
Threads of Love (Fabric of Time) -
Threads of Love (Fabric of Time) - Kindle

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Patty said...

I'm not familiar with Andrea's writing, would love to win this new book!

Patty in SC

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

I hope you win, Patty. I think you'll enjoy the book!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really good. I have not read the others in the series, but would love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
Brittany McEuen (TX)

Amy C said...

I am excited about Threads of Love. Great interview.
Amy C

Tonja Saylor said...

I haven't had the opportunity to read any of Andrea Boeshaar's books, but this one sounds good.

Please enter me.
Tonja S. in VA

Anonymous said...

angela from KY would love to win.

Cindy W. said...

Oh my, I love the cover of your book Threads of Love. Would love to win a copy.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Wendy Newcomb said...

Sounds like a great book, thank you for hosting this catalog.

Wendy from FL


sm said...

Love to win your book. Interesting about US Marshalls. sharon, CA

Mary Preston said...

THREADS OF LOVE does indeed sound very interesting & I enjoyed the first page thank you.

Mary P


karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel.

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

Vera Godley said...

The first page or so and the back cover are enticing and sound like a fun, delightful read. I'd love to win this one. :)

From North Carolina - near the University of North Carolina and Duke University and not far from the mountains or the sea - mid-NC

apple blossom said...

oh, I would love to win Andrea's book thanks for the chance

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Diana Flowers said...

What a great interview and such a lovely cover on this book!! I have the first two in this series and would love to read this one back to back with the second, which I haven't had time to read yet. :( Such is the life of a reviewer...sigh. But I love it!!

Diana in SC


Jean said...

Thank you for the opportunity of getting this book!

Jean Kropid
West Palm Beach, FL

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar said...

Thank you all for your comments. Usually I like to keep up with the conversation but my grandkids were in town from Michigan and I just had to go play with them yesterday! God bless you all!

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

It looks and sounds very interesting!
Enter me in this awesome giveaway!
Sarah Richmond

sm said...

Great plot-old nemesis is back in town and I think she may fall for him this time, even after what he did to her. Love to win this book.
sharon, CA

Heidi said...

Sounds like a great read!

Heidi, CA

Merry said...

I loved the excerpt! Thanks for a chance to win Threads of Love.
Merry in MN

Judy Cooper said...

Please enter my name in the contest. I know that I would enjoy reading this book. I intend to look up the previous books in this series. Thank you, Judy C. in Louisiana.

EJ said...

Sounds like a good book - thanks for the interview!

Veronica Sternberg said...

This sounds really cute! I'm in MN.

Marissa said...

I would love to win this book!

Marissa from CO

Bookishqueen said...

I would love to win this!
Rebekah TN

KayM said...

I love the first page, and I always try to read books set in Wisconsin. I will definitely plan to read Threads of Love.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter Me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Liz R said...

I'd love to win this!

Liz R in Al

rubynreba said...

Threads of Love sounds good and I like the Wisconsin setting.
Beth from Iowa