Welcome back, Laura. Why did you become an author?
Simple answer: because God smiled on me. I wanted to be an author since I was old enough to read and know someone had to write the books. I wanted to write a book. Everyone told me it’d never happen. Only certain people get published. I was very glad when I got “The Call.”
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
My dream job has always been to be a wife, a mother of five, and an author. I am all three.
I know how you feel. I was recently asked what my dream job would be. I answered that I’m doing it right now. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I don’t know. There are exciting parts, good parts, and bad parts about all time periods.
What place in the
have you not visited that you would like to? United States
I’m not really physically in any condition to go running through an airport, so my foreign dreams will have to be by DVD vacation, but maybe
I’d love to see Big Ben.
I’m like you. Probably
won’t happen. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently? Australia
To trust Him with the giants in my life. I’m trying to trust Him with a huge giant right now. The deadline is looming and nothing … but He does tend to wait ’til the last minute.
I’m on two book deadlines to finish by May 15. It’s pretty much nose to the grindstone right now for me. Tell us about the featured book.
After her fiancé dies in a buggy accident, Lydia Hershberger is invited to Jamesport to manage her Mennonite aunt’s gift store while her aunt and uncle are on a mission trip. While there,
Lydia gets acquainted with her
aentie’s best friend, Bethel Bontrager, and her grown son, Caleb. Lydia is
surprised to find herself drawn to handsome clockmaker, Caleb Bontrager. But in
spite of an instant flame of attraction between them, he doesn’t seem interested.
In fact, pesky Caleb treats her like he doesn’t even like her.
Bright and sparkly. That’s Caleb’s first impression of
always been attracted to sparkly things. In fact, his affinity for those
things, and the trouble they can cause, are exactly why he’s determined to
change his ways and settle down. With Lydia’s aentie gone, he is handling
the books for the gift shop and is forced to spend too much time in her
When God offers
Lydia a second chance at love and
family, will she take it? Or will the secret Caleb harbors cause her even more
Please give us the first page of the book.
He was gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.
Lydia Hershberger leaned around the cash register and picked up the glassful of spilled hard candy sticks. Aentie Judith’s kitten knocked over as she dashed past. She half-paid attention to arranging the candy. Her focus was fixed on him. She tried not to gawk but...
Wow. He was hot.
Tall. Sandy blond hair. Milk chocolate brown eyes. Clean-shaven.
He removed his straw hat as the door closed behind him, then glanced around the gift store. As his gaze moved in her direction, she quickly looked away. Wouldn’t do to be caught staring.
But she couldn’t resist a peek back.
He seemed to freeze when his gaze caught hers. Or hers caught his. Held it.
And… He scowled.
This man, one she didn’t even know, glared at her? She had the right to be behind the counter of Aenti Judith’s gift shop while she was in, um, wherever she was, on a mission trip. Any other time, she could’ve spouted the information without thought. But not while she stared into the most incredible milk chocolaty eyes ever.
Were there any leftover solid chocolate Easter bunnies in the store? She needed one. Now. She glanced toward the clearance rack, but it was devoid of candy of any type.
Her gaze snapped back to him.
You really grabbed my attention. How can readers find you on the Internet?
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Thank you, Laura, for sharing this new book with me and my blog readers.
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