Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Saving Hope, by Margaret Daley, is:
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Now let's revisit with Laura Hilton, author of Promised to Another (Whitaker House, March 2012).
Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include Hot Chocolate and Shadows of the Past from Treble Heart Books; a devotional in a compilation from Zondervan; and the first book, Patchwork Dreams, in her Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House released in April 2011, the second book, A Harvest of Hearts, in September 2011, and Promised to Another in March 2012.
Laura has her business degree from Ozarka and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.
Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.
-- I am a breast cancer survivor
-- My favorite flowers are tulips, violets, and roses
-- My favorite season is Winter (I love snow and don’t get near enough of it)
-- I collect snowmen, sleds, and other wintery things
-- I also collect lighthouses
Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Promised to Another.
Annie Beiler is an Amish school teacher. She was in love with an Amish man, Luke Stultz, but Luke left the Amish community during his rumspringa, but not without begging Annie to go with him. Now Luke is back, trying to win back Annie’s love.
Joshua Esh may be Amish, but he has been bitten by the travel bug. He sees the opportunity to relocate from Pennsylvania to Missouri as a way to satisfy his longing to see another place yet remain with people of his faith. Josh quickly notices the beautiful Annie, but Annie is slow to respond.
With Luke in the picture, and Josh’s admission that he willingly left his district, will either man be steady and dependable enough to win the gift of Annie’s heart?
What is it about Annie and Joshua that will make your readers care about them?
Annie loves history and children, but she’s in danger of losing her job. Joshua wants to see the world – but he’s holding a secret.
What would you say has been the greatest challenge to your writing life that you’ve faced recently?
There’s been a lot of stress in the life of my family due to financial concerns.
Yes, stress can certainly get in the way of creativity!
What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
The last book that I read that I would recommend is Words Spoken True by Ann Gabhart. It’s historical romance, based on real events in Lexington, Kentucky, and it’s a really interesting story. I really enjoyed it.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second book in a new series, The Amish of Webster County. It’s set in the same area as the first book, but a different church district in the Amish community there.
Where else can readers find you online?
Author Laura V. Hilton or Laura Vernet Price Hilton, or on twitter Laura_V_Hilton or my blog laurav.hilton.blogspot.com
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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?
What Summer plans do you have that you are looking forward to?
Thank you, Laura, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Laura has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Monday, May 7. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Laura'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.
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