Tuesday, May 06, 2014

HIS CHOSEN BRIDE - Rhonda Gibson - One Free Book

Welcome back, Rhonda. Tell us about your salvation experience.
I was in church when I was 3 days old, per Mama. I was saved at a very young age, 8, and baptized in a good old fashioned river in Oklahoma.

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Oh this one is hard! I have so many wonderful author buddies, but, for historical authors I would choose: Lauraine Snelling, because she taught me a lot when I first started and she’s so fun! Tracie Peterson because she is a wonderful lady who has much to teach. Laurie Kingery because she and I need more time to chat and Karen Witemeyer.

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
I have a small speaking ministry at this time. I mainly speak to writer’s groups and small Christian women’s groups. I am always interested in speaking to other people about God and/or writing. So if you know anyone who needs a speaker, let me know.

What is the most romantic thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
My husband proposed to me under my family Christmas tree. I said, “YES!” Last May was our 30th anniversary, and he took me to Discovery Cove in Florida where a dolphin brought me a buoy that says Happy 30th Anniversary. I have the best husband in the world, so glad I said, yes.

I have a wonderful husband, too. We are truly blessed. 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?
First off I’d say that’s great! Then I would tell them to read everything they can get their hands on that is similar to what they want to write. I’d advise them to buy how-to-write books and to get involved with a local writers group.

Tell us about the featured book.
His Chosen Bride, is part two of the Westland brother’s stories. Their mother started a contest where the first son to get married, and have a grandchild for her, will inherit the family ranch. She is determined that Levi participate so takes it upon herself to invite a house full of mail-order brides to town to meet her youngest son, then proceeds to tell him he has to pick one.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Millie Hamilton stood in the stagecoach doorway and looked out on the town before her. Dusty, rustic, and sparse. Most certainly not like her beloved hometown of Cottonwood Springs, New Mexico, with its trees along Main Street and flower boxes in front of businesses. No, she was finally in Granite, Texas, six months past her original arrival date.

"Miss Millicent Summer?"

Millie knew without being told that the man in front of her was Levi Westland, the man who'd expected to marry her six month ago. She was to have been his mail-order bride. She recognized him from the photograph he'd sent her in his last letter, though the small picture hadn't done him justice. Surely he hadn't continued to meet the stage daily.

 "Yes?" Millie allowed him to take her gloved hand and assist her from the stage.

“I'm Levi Westland."

To say Levi Westland was handsome would have been an understatement. Piercing green
eyes shone from his face like gleaming porcelain and two dimples appeared as if loving fingers had squeezed his cheeks. She was caught off guard by the sudden flutter in her heart. He was the most handsome man she'd ever met and that meant trouble for her.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers are welcome to visit me at www.rhondagibson.net and are also welcome to write to me and request to be put on my email newsletter rhondagibson65@hotmail.com

Thank you, Rhonda, for visiting with us today. I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first one in the series.

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His Chosen Bride - Christianbook.com
His Chosen Bride (Love Inspired Historical) - Amazon
His Chosen Bride (Love Inspired Historical) - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from KY

DIana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thank you for having me, Lena

Amy C said...

Lovely interview with Rhonda. She's new author to me and it looks like she needs to be added to my wish list. :)
Amy C

Britney Adams said...

Thank you for sharing this great interview and excerpt. What a delightful storyline!

Britney Adams, TX

Melanie Backus said...

Lena, Thank you so much for the great interview. From the little snippet , I would love to read more.

Melanie Backus, TX

Unknown said...

Danie Walther -California
Would love to read this book

Susan Johnson said...

This looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
Susan in Texas

ASC Book Reviews said...

WOW! I love the book description!!! :D And the interview! I think it would be cool to get baptized in a river and I LOVE your choices for the writing retreat!!!

Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) NM

Emma said...

I am looking forward to reading His Chosen Bride.Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful week.

Rhonda Gibson said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for the kind words. Today is my son's birthday and we have been super busy, so I'm sorry I didn't get here earlier :) Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I'm glad to see that I might have new readers, I love my readers!!

Mary Preston said...

HIS CHOSEN BRIDE sounds like a fantastic story.

Mary P


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!
Thanks for the giveaway
Sydney Harries GA

Unknown said...

I love the excerpt from this book !It looks like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it.
thank you from Ohio

Charlotte Kay said...

Please consider me for this giveaway!
I loved the interview!
Another new author for me thanks to you, Lena! !

Charlotte Kay :)

Rhonda Gibson said...

So happy to see I'm picking up new readers here!! Thanks ladies, I hope you enjoy my books.

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Wow, what an awesome looking book and it also sounds amazing!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless!!!
Sarah Richmond
North Carolina

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

PriviesAndPrims said...

What a funny story line. The meddling mother. :)
I live in Lancaster County, PA

priviesandprims [at] yahoo[dot] com

sm said...

His Mom must have been really busy handling all the mail order brides. I wonder if the brides new they were in a contest of sorts! Love to read this book! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of His Chosen Bride. Thank you for the chance.

I live in Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book!

Taylor from Boones Mill,

Unknown said...

Please enter me. Sounds like a really good book!
Tonja S. From Virginia

Merry said...

His Chosen Bride sounds like a fun read. I need to find the first book in this series!
Merry in MN