Dear Readers, Lisa has been a friend of mine for a long time. I mentored her in her early writing career. I’ve been thrilled to watch what the Lord has been doing in her writing life since then. She’s a multiple-award winner, and her books are wonderful reads. Very exciting romantic suspense novels with characters, who quickly grow in the reader’s heart and mind. Since Lisa and her husband are missionaries, they’ve lived in several countries and they’ve traveled to exciting locales that make wonderful settings for her novels.
Taken is set in both the
States and .
They have visit Paris
more than once, so stopping plot twists. I loved this book, and I know you
will, too. Paris
Welcome back, Lisa. If you were planning a women’s retreat, what would be the theme for it?
I’d love a retreat that focused on each person realizing their value in God’s eyes and how He can use ordinary people—like each one of us—for extraordinary things. And where women could see that they’re not alone in this journey.
I like the sound of this already. Who would you want as speakers and why?
The first name that came to me was Elizabeth Elliott. She’s been such an influence on my life as someone who lost so much and yet in the process gained so much from her dedication to serving God no matter what.
I studied her life a lot when I was writing for Accelerated Christian Education, because they wanted me to write about her. That would be a wonderful retreat. Where would you hold the retreat and why?
Somewhere warm and sunny and tropical. In fact, I have the perfect location in a bunch of bungalows not far from our house, along the
Indian Ocean where the sand is warm and white, and
there’s nothing but blue ocean for as far as you can see. As long as we’re
Then let’s imagine that you sign me up for that retreat. Do you read print books or ebooks? Or a combination of the two?
I honestly didn’t think I’d ever enjoy reading ebooks, but four years ago, my husband bought me a Kindle, and I’ve been reading on it ever since and love it. And because we don’t live near any bookstores, I love being able to automatically download any book I need. It’s so convenient.
The featured book has an interesting title. How did you come up with it?
I love the title, and it fits perfectly. My heroine’s niece is kidnapped, and she is determined to find her—even if it costs her everything.
So what is the book about?
Kate Elliot's suburban life turns upside down when her sister is shot and her niece kidnapped. Unsure of whom to trust, she turns to FBI agent Marcus O'Brian. But Kate doesn't want to leave the case to the authorities. Against the handsome agent's orders, she tracks her niece to
Paris, and the City of Light quickly becomes a city of danger. Marcus
can't explain why he feels such a strong connection with the headstrong woman,
but soon he's taking on the role of Kate's protector. Yet when the kidnappers
demand a ransom Kate can't deliver, he's not sure how much longer he can keep
her alive. Now Marcus has the next twenty-four hours to save a stolen child and
the woman he's grown to love.
Please give us the first page of the book for my readers.
“911, what’s your emergency?”
Kate Elliot pressed her cell phone against her ear with her shoulder as she fumbled to open her sister’s front door with her spare key. The lock stuck. “My sister. . .I think. . .I think she’s been shot.”
“What is the location of the emergency, ma’am?”
Kate squeezed her eyes shut, fighting back tears as she gave the woman her sister’s address.
“The paramedics are in route now, ma’am.”
Thirty seconds later, Kate managed to open the door. She stepped inside the two-story house in the upscale
Dallas suburb, her heart pounding. Dora the
Explorer giggled on the flat screen TV in the living room. The normally
immaculate house had been completely trashed.
“Rachel!” She screamed out her sister’s name.
Kate picked up the remote, froze Dora’s character, then called for her sister again, but only an eerie silence greeted her. Trying not to panic, she checked quickly through the downstairs.
There was no sign of her sister.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I have a website where you can keep up with my latest books at www.lisaharriswrites.com and a blog, myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com where I share bits and pieces of our life in
Thanks so much for having me,
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