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What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free--and signed by the author!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Christian novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sherry Kyle and Free Books!

 photo NEWWatercolorDreamscover_zps169432fa.jpgIn 1910 Carmel-by-the-Sea, a watercolor artist has six months to prove to her father she can make it as an artist, otherwise she has to return to San Francisco and marry her father’s business partner.

Before we visit the second of today's authors (see my interview with Kimberly Rose Johnson, below), I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of The Guy Next Door, by Missy Tippens, is:

wileygreen1@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Sherry Kyle, author of Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books, October 2014).

 photo SherryKyleauthorphoto_zps3526f258.jpgSherry Kyle is an award-winning author, and writes books for tween girls as well as novels for women, including Delivered with Love, The Heart Stone (Abingdon Press), and her newest title, Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books, October 2014), a historical romance set along the lush beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Sherry lives in California with her husband and four children, loves to decorate her beach house, enjoys taking walks by the ocean, and having coffee with friends.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

--I put myself on a diet in the fourth grade and lost fourteen pounds to fit in a blue dress my grandmother sent me for my birthday.

-- I grew up in Colorado and still root for the Broncos.

--I enjoy interior design and am a realtor wanna-be. We remodeled our home twice in the last two years, and I had a blast choosing cabinets, tile, and fixtures for our new kitchen and upstairs bathrooms. I also love to look up houses on Zillow and www.realtor.com, and have matched 5 homes with families.

Wow, couple that with the writing, and you're quite a creative person, Sherry!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Watercolor Dreams.

 photo NEWWatercolorDreamscover_zps169432fa.jpgIt’s 1910 and Anna Lewis wants to become a premier watercolor artist of the lush beaches of Carmel, California. When a man strides down the beach and stops to face the ocean, Anna sketches him into her painting. Was it a mistake? Anna thinks so when he approaches and tells her he doesn’t have spare change for her work. Spare change indeed! She’d better keep her day job as nursemaid to two rambunctious boys. But what about her watercolor dreams?

The minute Charles Jordan walks away, he regrets criticizing the woman’s painting but like he told the artist, he’s just been jilted at the altar. His former bride-to-be is in love with his cousin. Will a secret from his past prevent Charles from ever loving again?

And will Anna have the hope she needs when tragedy strikes and she must rely on the one man who crushed her spirit?

I love how the cover incorporates that important part of your story.

What is it about Anna that will make your readers care about her?

Despite growing up in a wealthy home, Anna leaves it all behind to become independent and pursue her passion. Readers will relate to Anna’s struggles and her desire to make it on her own, and yet root for her relationship with Charles too. Charles’s Aunt Clara, a feisty seventy-year old woman, becomes Anna’s mentor by taking her under her wing. We all need a mentor in our life, don’t you think?

You bet. And I like that you didn't fall into the stereotype pit, casting Charles's aunt as an antagonist, thinking Anna wasn't good enough. 

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo AlexisBledel_zpse6588d45.pngAnna Lewis would be played by the beautiful Alexis Bledel,



 photo HenryCavill_zps47989788.pngand for Charles Jordan I’d pick Henry Cavill. Wouldn’t that be an amazing pairing! ☺



Lovely!

What story from recent news do you think would make a good basis for a novel?

The resignation of a megachurch pastor and his journey to forgiveness and healing would make an interesting premise for a novel based on the recent sad news of Seattle’s pastor Mark Driscoll.

Yeah, another sad story for believers. It would be nice to see that kind of recovery and forgiveness in a modern Christian novel. I like the idea of the lead character needing a lot of forgiveness from other characters and the readers. Challenging.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

One of the latest novels I read that I would recommend is Home to Chicory Lane by author Deborah Raney. The story is about empty nesters, Audrey and Grant Whitman, and how they turn the family home into a bed and breakfast now that their five kids are grown. When their newly married daughter Landyn returns home alone with a U-Haul, trouble begins.

You’ll have to read the story to find out where Landyn’s husband is, and whether or not Landyn ever leaves the Chicory Inn. I would recommend this book because I love Deborah’s writing style and how her characters seem real to me. Plus, I’d recommend this novel because it is the first book in a five-book series.

Deborah Raney is terrific.

What are you working on now?

I write in three genres—middle grade, contemporary, and historical—and I’m polishing up stories in all three genres, but next to release in 2015 is The Girls Guide to Life, another nonfiction book for tween girls ages 9-13 from Legacy Press. You can see my first two books in this multi-author series, along with my novels, on the ‘Books’ page of my website.

Where else can readers find you online?

I love to connect with my readers! You can find me online at the following links:

Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

How many blogs do you read in a day and what subject draws you to a blog?

Thanks, Sherry, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Sherry has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, November 6. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Sherry's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Kimberly Rose Johnson, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book.

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Kimberly Rose Johnson

 photo AHolidayProposalcover71R2TVz7-tL_SL1206__zps68cf2a5c.jpgDue to past failure Holly is afraid to take a chance on love, but now that Matthew has her attention, maybe the holiday season is the perfect time for him to show her that she deserves to have it all—work, family, friends and a love that lasts a lifetime.

Before we visit the first of today's featured authors (see my interview with Sherry Kyle, above), I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall, by Carrie Turansky, is:

sharonalavy@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of A Holiday Proposal (Heartsong Presents, October 2014).

 photo KimberlyRoseJohnsonIMG_4314-2_zpsd39fd509.jpgKimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons, and their yellow lab.

She writes sweet Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

-- I knocked myself out when I attempted to do a “death drop” off the bars at school when I was a 5th grader.

-- I like spinach. ☺

-- I frequently have songs playing in my mind and will randomly sing a line.

Oh, my goodness, Kimberly, I had the same "death drop" experience at the same age, although I didn't pass out. I just performed a spectacular face plant, knocking every molecule of breath out of my little 5th-grade lungs. I guess you have to do it wrong a few times before you know how to do it right, eh? (Like so many things...)

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Holiday Proposal.

 photo AHolidayProposalcover71R2TVz7-tL_SL1206__zps68cf2a5c.jpgHolly had a bad experience growing up that has caused her to be ultra focused on her job as a nurse. She is afraid of distractions, and Matthew, a local baker, is a big distraction. ☺

Holly Miller Is Steering Clear of Mistletoe.

Just out of nursing school, Holly can't risk any distractions. She knows a slipup could cost a life. Like the mistake she made years ago that still plagues her conscience. When she runs into old high school friend Matthew Cook, she hesitates to let romance into her life. Even if the handsome baker is as delectable as his fabulous pastries.

She didn't notice him back in high school, but things have sure changed. Now that Matthew has Holly's attention, maybe the holiday season is the perfect time for him to show her that she deserves to have it all—work, family, friends and a love that lasts a lifetime.

What is it about Matthew that will make your readers care about him?

Matthew has a big heart, and doesn’t give up easily. He bakes the best snickerdoodle cookies in town and he has a soft spot for his three-year-old niece who is staying with him through the holidays.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo images_zps882d8390.jpegMaybe a cleaned up version of Aaron Eckhart. I saw a very handsome picture of him in a tux. ☺

This one, maybe?

What story from recent news do you think would make a good basis for a novel?

Great question! I see things all the time that I think would make a good story. Of course right now I can’t think of even one. LOL. Hmm, I think a romance story could fit into any headline. For example the earthquake in Northern California could easily be made into a romance. Just think of the tension!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I recently read Julie Carobini's The Spa at Winter Beach and enjoyed it. I read a lot, and if a book doesn’t hold my attention, it either takes me forever to get through it, or I never finish it—I finished this one is less than a week. ☺ I enjoyed the characters and the plot and it wasn’t bogged down with unnecessary information.

What are you working on now? 

At the moment I’m editing a manuscript I plan to propose to my publisher soon.

All the best on that!

Where else can readers find you online?

www.kimberlyrjohnson.com


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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Have you ever read a Heartsong Presents book and if so, what was it about the book that drew you?

Thanks, Kimberly, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, November 6. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Kimberly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Sherry Kyle, above. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book.

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Carrie Turansky and Free Books!

 photo 51VUGgCXXL_SY344_BO1204203200__zps20dd133f.jpgWhat if the title, the estate, the life of security and splendor… what if it isn’t enough?

Before we visit today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of The Brickmaker's Bride, by Judith Miller, is:

psalm103and138@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Carrie Turansky, author of The Daughter of Highland Hall (Waterbrook Multnomah, October 2014).

 photo DSC_0234_zps09058d18.jpegCarrie Turansky is the author of more than a dozen novels and novellas, and is the winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award. She has been the finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Carol Awards and Genesis Contest.

When she’s not writing she enjoys working in her flower gardens, arranging flowers for special events, collecting teacups, and cooking healthy meals for family and friends.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, counselor and author. They enjoy traveling for ministry, research, and to see their five adult children and four grandchildren.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

-- I know how to string and flower lei and enjoyed doing some praise hula when we lived in Hawaii.

-- I spent one summer in Belgium as a short-term missionary, mostly cleaning a huge retreat center/Bible College, and I loved it.

-- When I grow up I want to be like Beatrix Potter, paint animals and garden scenes, write stories for children, live in the Lake District in England, and raise prize-winning sheep.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Daughter of Highland Hall.

 photo 51VUGgCXXL_SY344_BO1204203200__zps20dd133f.jpgBook two in the Edwardian Brides Series, The Daughter of Highland Hall, follows 18-year-old Kate Ramsey on a journey of faith and self-discovery as she travels to London to make her debut in society. Her overbearing aunt insists she secure a marriage proposal from a wealthy, titled man to gain a position and secure her future.

As Kate begins making the round of balls and garden parties, she attracts the attention of Edward Wellington, who seems to have all the qualifications she is looking for, yet, she’s not sure if he is the best choice. Will that lifestyle bring her true happiness?

When a shocking family scandal forces Kate out of the social spotlight, she has time to volunteer with medical student Jonathan Foster, the handsome and caring brother of her governess. Jonathan, a strong Christian, is determined to help the poor in London’s East End.

As her friendship with Jonathan deepens and her faith grows, Kate begins to envision a different kind of future, one that includes Jonathan. Is she ready to make the sacrifices that choice would require? If she does, what will her family and society think?

What is it about Kate that will make your readers care about her?

I think readers will enjoy getting to know Kate Ramsey. They will identify with her as she faces the challenges of trying to please her family and meet society’s expectations, while she’s seeking to understand her own desires and motivations concerning her future. Some of the challenges she faced in 1912 may be different than the ones we face today . . . but many are the same. We all want to find purpose and meaning in life, and I hope readers will reflect on their own choices and path in life as they enjoy the journey with Kate.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo 4104ed7c8d695e63419d8452ee8f08bc_zps5afb5a0b.jpgI would choose Doug Seibert to play Jonathan Foster




 photo fff1811e5810897055dcbc9afd3c01f5_zpsa4e0eeb9.jpgand Alex Ruby to play Kate Ramsey,




 photo 94fbb3068f392c25d0559f0c46c65ae5_zps5653573c.jpg although I originally found a photo from the early 1900s of actress, Lily Elise, and she was the inspiration for Kate.




What story from recent news do you think would make a good basis for a novel?

I’m doing research on World War One in England now, so I was very interested when I saw an article about a battered suitcase found in a university cupboard that belonged to a British WW1 nurse, Margaret Maule, including photographs, letters, and a diary. One of the letters was from a German prisoner of war who she cared for while her own brother died in battle.

I’d love to write a time-slip story of someone who finds this suitcase and then I’d weave that together with the WW1 nurse’s story. Doesn’t that sound interesting? Here’s a link to the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279716/Battered-suitcase-unlocks-story-World-War-One-nurse-cared-German-soldiers-brother-lay-dying-battlefield.html#ixzz3BM1T9QTT

That really does sound like an excellent story, Carrie. I'd love to read it!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I recently read Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson. It’s a pure and proper romance set in the Regency era and is beautifully written. I highly recommend it.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing Book 3 in the Edwardian Series, A Refuge at Highland Hall. It follows the Ramsey family into World War One and brings all the characters from the first two books together at the Ramsey’ country estate. I’ve had a great time researching how the war impacted people on the home front and the story just rose up out of that research.

There’s a dashing pilot who is the main hero, and Kate’s younger sister Penny steps forward as the heroine. The downstairs staff have interactions with prisoners of war and all kinds of exciting things happen with them as well. That one comes out next year in October.

Where else can readers find you online?

I enjoy connecting with readers on my website and blog: carrieturansky.com
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter

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424983: The Daughter of Highland Hall, Edwardian Brides Series #2


Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Downton Abbey has been a great inspiration for my series. I’ve tried to capture that same emotional connection with the aristocratic family upstairs and the loyal servants below stairs. Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Why do you think this show is so popular?

Love that show!

Thanks, Carrie, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Carrie has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, October 30. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Carrie's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Missy Tippens, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book.

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Missy Tippens and Free Books!

 photo TheGuyNextDoorMedres_zps6d091692.jpgA romantic microbiologist who wants to be swept off her feet falls for her high school best friend, a practical lawyer who’s got his eyes set on big city success.

Before we visit today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Tide and Tempest, by Elizabeth Ludwig, is:

dkstevensne@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Missy Tippens, author of The Guy Next Door (Harlequin Love Inspired, October 2014).

 photo MissyTippens2013_zps4035e703.jpgBorn and raised in Kentucky, Missy Tippens has lived in Georgia for the last 25+ years. She is a pastor's wife and mom of three who has worked as a microbiologist, teacher and stay-at-home mom. During that time, she also pursued writing.

After more than ten years of working toward publication, Missy finally made her first sale of a novel in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest and a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. A House Full of Hope was a Romance Writers of America 2013 RITA® Nominee. Her newest book from Love Inspired (October 2014) is The Guy Next Door.

She feels very blessed to be working at home in her dream job!

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

--I love singing in the church choir and playing hand bells.

--I spoil my grand-dog rotten.

--I love eggplant.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Guy Next Door.

 photo TheGuyNextDoorMedres_zps6d091692.jpgFrom Friend to…Fianc√©?

Stalwart and steady, Darcy O'Malley has been by Luke Jordan's side since childhood. She has seen him through trials and tragedies, romances and breakups. They've been everything to each other—except boyfriend and girlfriend. Why ruin a good thing?

What Luke can't explain, however, is why suddenly Darcy's presence is making his heart beat so hard. Something has changed since he left Appleton, and it's making him uneasy. Is it possible his best friend is meant to be something more? Dare he risk their perfect friendship in the hopes of finding his perfect wife?

What is it about Darcy that will make your readers care about her?

I think readers will be able to relate to my heroine, who’s experienced unrequited love for her best friend. In the past, she was considered a bookworm and overlooked. I think we all have felt invisible at times and can relate to someone who wants to be appreciated.

Oh, what an engaging character trait, Missy!

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo images_zps74c7ba77.jpegThis question is tough! I’d have to say Dylan O’Brien (although he’s a little too young to play the part)




 photo images-1_zpse7a61b3e.jpegand Emma Stone (with her hair red).






What story from recent news do you think would make a good basis for a novel?

Today, my husband handed me an article in the newspaper’s Parade section that was a very touching story about Lucca, a K-9 hero who risked her life to save fourteen Marines. Of course, ideas for characters immediately started percolating!

Lovely idea!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I recently read It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren. I loved it because the characters were so unique and well drawn. They have stuck with me ever since I read the book.

What are you working on now?

I just turned in a new proposal for Love Inspired. And I’ve also recently completed a novella that will be part of an indie published box set I’m doing with writer friends from the Seekerville blog titled Hope for the Holidays. We’re doing both contemporary and historical volumes. It’s exciting to step into the world of hybrid publishing!

Where else can readers find you online?

www.judithmccoymiller.com
@MissyTippens on Twitter
Facebook

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879175: The Guy Next Door

Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Are you the type who’ll read to relax at bedtime? Or are you the type who gets too caught up in a story and will read through the night before you know it?

Thanks, Missy, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Missy has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, October 23. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Missy's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Judith Miller, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book.

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Judy Miller and Free Books!

 photo BrickmakersBride_zpsd4ebabe5.jpgIn the clay-rich hills of the newly founded state of West Virginia, two families are drawn together as they attempt to rebuild their lives and restore a brickmaking business that ties them together.

Before we visit today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Becoming Bea, by Leslie Gould, is:

cfernstaedt@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away.

I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Judy Miller, author of The Brickmaker’s Bride (Bethany House Publishers, October 2014).

 photo Miller0019art-214x300_zps4396a3da.jpgAlthough born and reared in a small suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Judy moved to Kansas at the age of seventeen and has considered the sunflower state ‘home’ ever since. She currently lives in Topeka, and in her spare time enjoys reading, traveling, researching history, and Bible study.

Writing Christian fiction is Judy’s second career. For many years she worked as a legal assistant in law firms and later worked in government law offices. She has retired from legal work in order to write fulltime —a vocation she considers both a ministry and a blessing from the Lord.

Judy has authored or co-authored more than twenty-five books since she began writing in 1996. Her love of history and her desire to point readers to the love and grace of Jesus are reflected in all of her books.

Please tell us three random things we might not know about you.

--I was born on January 29th which is Kansas Day, the state I’ve made my home for too many years to count.

--I keep Amazon in business purchasing non-fiction history books—and lots of fiction, too!

--At one time I thought I’d enjoy operating a catering business. Whatever was I thinking?

Yeah, that business is crazy busy, Judy!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Brickmaker's Bride.

Ewan McKay has immigrated to West Virginia with his aunt and uncle, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial help. Uncle Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, and it's Ewan's job to get the company up and running again.

After they begin operation, Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner's daughter, and he quickly feels a connection with her, but she's being courted by another man--a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Resolving that he'll make the brickworks enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Ireland, Ewan pours all his energy into the new job.

When Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan's hard work is put in jeopardy. As his hopes for the future crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. Can she help him save the brickworks, and will Ewan finally get a shot at winning her heart?

What is it about Ewan that will make your readers care about him?

Ewan McKay is a Scots-Irishman who is kind and generous, a young man who believes in keeping his word and doing what is right. He loves the Lord and strives to find good in others. Ewan has a deep love of family and has no fear of commitment or hard work.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?

 photo images_zps71a9f7c0.jpegHugh Jackman




 photo images-1_zps63000ebe.jpegand Jennifer Lawrence.




What story from recent news do you think would make a good basis for a novel?

There is a trial where a father of two sons, who were pushing the family truck when it ran out of gas, were run over by a drunk driver. The father of the two boys is accused of shooting the drunk driver. Although the father denies shooting the drunk driver, he was charged and is standing trial. I can see so many opportunities to reveal God’s love and mercy throughout a story based on circumstances such as these.

Yes! I saw that story. You're right, Judy, that would make a compelling novel.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I love historical fiction so the last novel I read is Longbourn. I loved the rich details the author, Jo Baker, provides in her storytelling. This is not a CBA book so there are portions that might offend some readers.

What are you working on now?

I am finishing The Potter’s Lady, the second book in my Refined by Love series. This story will follow, Rose McKay, one of Ewan McKay’s sisters, as the family moves to Grafton, West Virginia.

Where else can readers find you online?

www.judithmccoymiller.com

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212550: The Brickmaker"s Bride, Refined by Love Series #1


Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

There are a few novels I’ve read, that I will never forget—either because of the story, or the rich details. What is a work of fiction (or two) that you’ve read and will never forget?

Thanks, Judy, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Judy has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, October 23. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Judy's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Be sure to check out my interview with Elizabeth Ludwig, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a free copy of the book.

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.
 

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