Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A MIRACLE OF HOPE - Ruth Reid - One Free Book, Plus Much More

About the author: Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.

Welcome back, Ruth. God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
Lord willing, more books!

Tell us a little about your family.
My husband and I met in pharmacy school at Ferris State University. We have three children, Lexie, who is in college, Danny, who recently got his driver’s permit, and Sarah, who is thirteen and my prayer warrior. We also have two dogs. Zyvox, a Weimaraner and Lady Bird, a Jack Russell.

Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Yes! I can’t seem to read a book without analyzing it. I think that’s from being involved with a critique group for so many years.

What are you working on right now?
I’m currently working on an Amish Christmas novella and A Woodland Miracle, book 2 in the Amish Wonders series.

What outside interests do you have?
I love photography and I’m learning how to quilt.
How do you choose your settings for each book?
I grew up in northern Michigan and love writing about places where I’ve either visited or lived.

 If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
I would like to find out what it was like to step out of a boat in the middle of a storm and walking on water, so I would choose Peter. His journey of faith has always inspired me.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
I wished I had a better understanding of social media. I think it might not have seemed overwhelming if I would have blogged or had a website prior to being published. But just like writing, you have to start somewhere.

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
God’s timing is perfect, and He wants to lead us on the path He has placed before us. Sometimes, instead of taking baby steps, I run. Lately, I’ve been reminded that He never leaves my side, but I need to be mindful of the pace.

What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
1) Seek God and listen for His direction  
2) Join a godly critique group  
3) Set a realistic word count and write every day.

Tell us about the featured book.
A Miracle of Hope is an Amish romance about a pregnant, out of wedlock, woman who needs a fresh start and a man who needs someone to care for his deaf daughter. Neither of them is thrilled about a marriage of convenience, but they enter into the arrangement with a firm understanding—it isn’t about love—until someone breaks the rules.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Here is a link to be able to read the first two chapters.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Barnes and Noble

A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid's new series, Amish Wonders, and she is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 11th. Winner will be announced at the A Miracle of Hope Facebook Party on February 11th. Connect with Ruth for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!

So grab your copy of A Miracle of Hope and join Ruth and friends on the evening of February 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

Thank you, Ruth, for sharing this new book with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
A Miracle of Hope - Christianbook.com
A Miracle of Hope (The Amish Wonders Series) - Amazon
A Miracle of Hope (The Amish Wonders Series) - Kindle

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Melanie Backus said...

A Miracle Of Hope sounds like a heartfelt story. I would love to find out more as the feelings between two start to develop. Ruth sounds like an interesting lady. Thank you for introducing her to me and thank you for the giveaway.

Melanie Backus, TX

Emma said...

A Miracle Of Hope sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.Have a wonderful weekend.PA.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Britney Adams said...

I enjoyed Ruth's interview and would love to read this special story. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of A MIRACLE OF HOPE.

Britney Adams, TX

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this interview with Ruth her book sounds good. I would love a chance to win her book. Thanks!
MMaxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Sorry that I forgot to say I'm from Texas. Maxie

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I would love to read. Ruth is a new author to me.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Mary Preston said...

My son has a profound hearing loss, so right there you caught my attention. Sounds fantastic.

Mary P


Judy said...

I love Ruth's books. I also enjoyed this interview. I have thought of the Apostle Peter a lot. He chose to be crucified upside down because he was unworthy. I see Peter as a very strong witness for Christ especially after his denial of Christ. I felt his pain as he wept bitterly.

I too am learning patience to wait upon the Lord.

Miracle Of Hope is on my wish list. Looking forward to all Ruth's future books. I love Christmas novellas!

Judy B from Indiana

Jackie McNutt said...

Lena, thank you for featuring Ruth. I enjoyed the post. I am looking forward to reading another of Ruth's Book A Miracle Of Hope she is such a talented writer.
Thank You

Jan Hall said...

A miracle of Hope sounds like a great story. We all need Hope. I would love to read it. I am in sunny dry Texas.

Patty said...

I love a good arranged marriage or marriage on convenience story!

Patty in SC

Ruth reid said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and for taking time to stop by Lena's blog! Lena, BIG thank you to you for having me!

Jackie Tessnair said...

Great interview.I love Ruth Reids books.I am looking forward to reading A Miracle Of Hope.Thanks for the chance to win it.Jackie Tessnair N.C.

Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from KY

Tonja Saylor said...

Please enter me. This sounds like a very good book hat deals with a delicate subject. I will be looking for more of Ruth's books
Tonja VA

MsRubyKat said...

Sounds like a good book. I enjoy reading Ruth Reid's books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her new book.
Karen G.

sam said...

I think Miracle of Hope sounds so good. A pregnant out-of-wedlock girl and a marriage of convenience that turns into love. I want to win this one! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristie said...

I love Ruth's book. Amish fiction is my favorite. Kristie from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

Kay from NY said...

Great interview. Ruth Reid's new book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
Kay from NY

Kevlin said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Would love to win. Thank you.

Kevlin NY