Monday, September 01, 2014

RESCUING THE TEXAN'S HEART - Mindy Obenhaus - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Ive been anxiously awaiting this book. Mindy has been a member of my critique book, and I love her writing.

Welcome back, Mindy. Why do you write the kind of books you do?  
I love love and have to have a happily ever after. With no other genre but romance are you guaranteed that.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
Since I have five children, I don't think I can narrow it down to just one. The day each of them was born is a cherished memory.

How has being published changed your life?
Now I HAVE to write. Before, I had the luxury of doing things at whatever pace I preferred. Now I have deadlines. Nonetheless, family still comes first. As with most things, you learn to pick and choose.

What are you reading right now?
Mending the Doctor's Heart by Tina Radcliffe

What is your current work in progress?
Title is yet to be determined, however I am working on the third book in a series set in Ouray, Colorado.

We need to schedule that book on the blog, too. What would be your dream vacation?
Hmm...I'm tempted to say it happens every time I go to Ouray. But a true dream vacation would probably be traveling Europe with my husband. Just the two of us.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
So far all of my books have been set in Ouray. Located in southwestern Colorado, Ouray captured my heart the first time my mother-in-law introduced me to the town where her parents homesteaded in the 1920's.

I dont think I ever knew that was why you went there. I mean about the homesteading. If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
You're really making me think here. Probably Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman. I just think she and I would have a ball.

I watch her sometimes, too. You know she started out on a blog first. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

Cooking, decorating and spending time with my grand kids. Although, I don't think they can be classified as a hobby. :)

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
I can usually figure out the beginning, the end, and a few places in between, but the rest is a mystery. I have to continually ask myself, what's the worst thing that could happen to this character right now.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Write what you love, keep writing and keep learning.

Tell us about the featured book.
Cash Coble is desperate for a change. After working in the family business for ten years, he's stressed out and overworked. When he heads to Colorado to visit his ailing grandfather, he finds his mood lifted by the beautiful woman living next door. After a troubled past, ice climber Taryn Purcell isn't looking for love. Especially not with a charming Texan who's consumed by work. But there's something about Cash that captures her heart. Never one to back down from a challenge, Taryn promises to show Cash how to carve out a happy lifeone that includes her.

I love your cover. Please give us the first page of the book.
He didn't want to be here.

Eyeing the snow-laden peaks that spread in every direction, Cash Coble tightened his grip on the steering wheel of his rented SUV and slowly navigated the hairpin turns leading into Ouray. He'd reeled in two new dealers over the past two weeks and, thanks to a new manufacturing plant, business at Coble Trailers showed no signs of slowing down.

Meaning Cash couldn't afford to, either.

I's had to be dotted. T's needed to be crossed. In Cash's world, there was no such thing as a relaxing weekend.

It's only three days.

He took a deep breath, mentally chastising himself for being so selfish. Gramps had never been too busy when it came to Cash. So why couldn't he show the old man the same courtesy?

A sharp right curve on the Million Dollar Highway and Cash glimpsed the town that he'd once hoped to call home. Nestled in a bowl among southwestern Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains, Ouray was like no place else. Gramps always said it was heaven on earth. And, after all these years, Cash still agreed.

I cant wait until my book gets here so I can read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Mindy, 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.
Rescuing the Texan's Heart -
Rescuing the Texan's Heart (Love Inspired) - Amazon
Rescuing the Texan's Heart (Love Inspired) - Kindle

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Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

Deanna Stevens said...

would love to read this :)
Deanna S from SE NE

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

sounds good! Shelia from Mississippi

scottsgal said...

that is one of the prettiest and most inviting covers I've seen in a long time - sounds like a wonderful book to read
Cheryl in IL

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Good luck in the drawing. :)

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Cheryl in IL, it really is a beautiful cover. I love the way they did the lights, kind of like a Thomas Kinkade painting. I was very pleased.

Heidi Robbins said...

I love the cover of this book! the town looks so cozy :)

Heidi, CA

Mary Preston said...

A beautiful, beautiful cover. Yes, I do judge.

A wonderful interview thank you.
Mary P


Susan Johnson said...

This sounds like a great book. Love the cover.
Susan in Texas

Marianne Barkman said...

Homesteaders are a special breed aren't they? I love the idea of an ice climber heroine ... That would be something totally out of my comfort zone, so I like to live it through a character in the story. I would love to win. Thanks
Marianne in Alberta

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Doesn't it, Heidi? Just makes me want to curl up with some hot chocolate. :)

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Mary, at least you're honest. :) And like they say, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Thanks, Susan. Good luck!

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Marianne, ice climbing was out of my comfort zone, too. But I had to do it so I could understand how my hero/heroine might feel. Not sure I'll do it again, but at least I can say I did it. :D

Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela in Ky

sm said...

We were just on a road trip and went on the Durango to Silverton RT historic train. Enjoyed the area so much. Wanted to ride the Million Dollar hwy to include Ouray, but we ran out of time. So interested in reading a book located in Ouray. sharon CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

apple blossom said...

sounds like a wonderful book thanks for the chance to win

live in ND

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Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway, SC.

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Sharon, isn't that train ride beautiful? We couldn't go ten feet without me taking another picture.

The drive from Silverton to Ouray can be a little harrowing. Those sheer drop-offs make me shiver every time. :)

rubynreba said...

Sounds like a neat town. Love books about Texas.
Beth from IA

Judy said...

Would love to win a copy of this book! Love the cover!

Judy B from Indiana

Merry said...

Ice climbing! What an interesting sport. Rescuing the Texan's Heart sounds great.. love the cover.
Merry in MN

Anonymous said...

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

Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of Mindy's new book. Thank you for the chance.

I live in Indiana.

Cindy W.