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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 Inspirational novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Melanie Dobson and Free Books!

Hidden Among the Stars is a time-slip mystery about a young Austrian man and woman who hide heirlooms for their Jewish friends and a bookstore owner almost eighty years later who finds a cryptic list about this missing treasure.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the Inspirational Romance novel, The Call of Indian Summer, by Linda Hannah and Deborah Dulworth, is:

carrie@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Melanie Dobson, author of the time-slip novel, Hidden Among the Stars (Tyndale House Publishers, September 2018).

Writing fiction is Melanie Dobson’s excuse to explore abandoned houses, travel to unique places, and spend hours reading old books and journals. The award-winning author of almost twenty books, Melanie enjoys stitching together both time-slip and historical novels including Hidden Among the Stars, Catching the Wind, and Chateau of Secrets.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

Dancing makes me happy! Every week, my daughters and I attend at least one dance class at the YMCA. Not only is it great exercise, it sparks a whole slew of ideas in my mind.

What a wonderful idea! I love the concept of such a creative way to exercise.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of your novel.

In 1938, as Hitler’s troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family’s summer estate near the picturesque village of Hallstatt. He enlists the help of Annika Knopf, his childhood friend and the caretaker’s daughter, who is eager to help the man she’s loved her entire life.

But when Max also brings Luzia Weiss, a young Jewish woman, to hide at the castle, it complicates Annika’s feelings and puts their entire plan―even their very lives―in jeopardy.

Eighty years later, Callie Randall is content with her quiet life, running a bookstore with her sister in Ohio and reaching out into the world through her blog. Then she finds a cryptic list in an old edition of Bambi that connects her to Annika’s story . . . and maybe to the long-buried story of a dear friend. As she digs into the past, Callie must risk venturing outside the safe world she’s built for a chance at answers, adventure, and maybe even love.

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

Annika Knopf lost her mother when she was young and has taken over the housekeeper role at Schloss Schwansee (Castle of Swan Lake). She’s loved Max Dornbach, the son of the estate owner, since she was a girl, and she will do almost anything to help him. When Max brings home Luzia Weiss, a Jewish violinist from Vienna, Annika must decide whether or not to help this woman that Max adores.

Those triangles! So intriguing.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

Usually I push myself to write through the walls standing in my way. The words may not flow well at first, but the best way for me to overcome the affliction of writer’s block is to put something—anything—on paper. When the words begin to flow again, I’ll go back and edit my initial work.

As difficult as that can be, I've done that before and actually found in reviewing my work, I wasn't able to see where the block was. 

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

I really enjoyed reading Charles Martin’s novel Long Way Gone. It’s a beautifully written story about a prodigal son who runs far away and then slowly begins to find his way back home.

What are you working on now?

I recently returned from the Netherlands and am finishing up a time-slip novel based on an incredible rescue mission that happened in Amsterdam during World War II. The heart of this story is about forgiveness, and I hope it will capture again the power of seemingly ordinary people doing extraordinary things to fight evil and rescue those in need.

Where else can readers find you online?

The best places are on Facebook and @MelBDobson on Twitter.

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

I’d love to know: Where in Europe would you enjoy visiting on the pages of a novel?

Thanks so much, Trish!

Thank you, Melanie, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Melanie has offered to give away a signed copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Melanie's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, September 17, 2018

Linda Hannah, Deborah Dulworth, and Free Books!

Widowed Sue North is determined to avoid any hint of romance, but to her chagrin, two very different men begin to challenge her resolve.

Before we meet today's authors, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the Southern Historical Romance novel, Magnolia Summer, by Melanie Dickerson, is:

bmrawlins@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelists Linda Hannah and Deborah Dulworth, authors of the Inspirational Romance, The Call of Indian Summer (Mountain Brook Ink, September 2018).













In addition to their four novels, co-authors, Linda Hanna (left) and Deborah Dulworth (right) have jointly and individually written magazine articles and devotionals. They feel called to share uplifting messages of faith, family, and love within the framework of lighthearted novels. In addition to entertaining through these stories, they hope to inspire and encourage readers on their own spiritual journey.

Linda and Debbie are well-known for their humor, word play, and unpredictable plot twists. The two always find themselves writing poems, song parodies, and stories with funny scenarios and eccentric characters.

Even though the past several years have taken some unexpected turns, they cling unswerving to their faith - and God continues to bless as He works in their lives.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

Linda: One of my childhood friends grew up to be a serial killer.

Deb: We adopted our son from the Philippines.

Oh, my goodness, Linda, that's horrible! That's so shocking. And Deb, yours is wonderful. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Call of Indian Summer.

Recently widowed Sue North leaves her Vermont home to help her daughter and son-in-law care for orphans near Apache Pointe, Arizona. The last thing Sue wants in her peaceful new life is to catch the eye of another man. But, in one jaw-dropping moment, suave attorney, Brian Campton, saunters into her path. After dealing with her husband’s abuse, can she find the courage or desire to begin a relationship with someone as serious-minded as Brian?

Meanwhile, Stuart Drake, the handsome survivor of a loveless marriage, is on the lam from the dogged church ladies keen on his availability. He chooses the tuck-tail-and-run method to guard his battered soul, while yearning for affection he’s never known. Has finding the joy of a shared love eluded him? Enter Sue North. Stuart finds himself tripping over his heart. She’s beautiful, vibrant, and too young. The age gap haunts him. Can he compete with the flirtatious lawyer’s money and sophistication?

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

Even though she’s made wrong decisions in the past, Sue North is a survivor and strives to make better choices in her new life. She’s a devoted mother and friend. Readers have told us her humble nature and wit are endearing.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

We find that praying for guidance and taking a break from work to read a similar genre gets us back on track.

Good point. Sometimes stepping away from the thoughts will free up that censor.

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

We recently critiqued Rifle by the Door by Dan Fuller, soon to be published by Lighthouse of the Carolinas. Fuller uses great word pictures and the storyline draws you into the drama.

What are you working on now?

Updates on our future projects are under wraps right now... But please follow our blog for any announcements!

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
dulworthandhanna.wordpress.com
Pinterest (Linda)
Pinterest (Deborah)
Linda's Amazon page
Deborah's Amazon page

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

Do you prefer contemporary or historic romance?

Thank you, Linda and Deborah, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Linda and Deborah have offered to give away an e-copy of their novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Linda and Deborah's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, September 10, 2018

Melanie Dickerson and Free Books!

Magnolia Summer is a story of love, heroism, and secrets so dangerous they could change this sleepy Southern town forever.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the Christmas cozy mystery novel, A Caffeine Conundrum, by Angela Ruth Strong, is:

Myersalicem@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Melanie Dickerson, author of the Southern Historical Romance, Magnolia Summer (September 2018).

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes Inspirational Historical Romance and Inspirational YA, including Regency Romance and Fairy Tale Retellings. And now she’s drawn upon her Southern heritage growing up in Alabama with her new book, Magnolia Summer.

She is a Christy Award winner, a two-time Maggie Award winner, and winner of The National Reader's Choice Award and the Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine.

Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

Wow, not only prolific, but quite an award winner, as well. 

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I once killed a rattlesnake with a stick because my puppy was wandering up to it.

Brought out the mama bear in you, eh? It's amazing how that instinct kicks in when we have someone or something innocent to protect.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Magnolia Summer.

Truett Beverly’s hometown needed a doctor, so after finishing medical school, he returned to Bethel Springs, Alabama. Fighting a secret war with a corrupt lawman wasn’t in his plans, but Sheriff Suggs thinks he’s above the law and can lynch anyone who crosses him. When Suggs threatens his childhood friend, Truett dons a cape and hood and becomes the Hooded Horseman—becoming Sheriff Suggs’s enemy in the process.

Celia Wilcox arrives in Bethel Springs in June of 1880. She’s come from Nashville to help her sister care for their younger siblings. She must return to Nashville if she ever hopes to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop. Her attraction to Dr. Beverly terrifies her.

Celia catches Truett’s eye, and he finds himself wanting to impress her. But she flatly refuses to flirt with him or to fall for his—if he does say so himself—considerable charm. What will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching?

What is it about Celia and Truett that will make your readers care about them?

Celia gave up her dream, perhaps forever, to help her family. And Truett risks his life to save people from the corrupt sheriff, and he takes care of Celia’s family when their father dies.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

It depends on what’s causing the block. When I’m just distracted by being at home, I go write at a coffee shop. When I don’t know what’s supposed to happen next in my story, I brainstorm, either by plotting in my head, or by talking out the story with a friend or one of my daughters.

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

One of the last novels I read was The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz. I recommend it because it is a thoughtful, well-written romance with authentic historical details. Go read it!

What are you working on now?

I’m writing a Pied Piper of Hamlin fairy tale retelling, which will be the 10th book in my Hagenheim/Fairy Tale Romance series.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.melaniedickerwson.com. I’m on Facebook and Instagram and you can follow me on Amazon or BookBub .

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

What makes you recommend a book to a friend?

Thank you, Melanie, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Melanie has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Melanie's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, September 3, 2018

Angela Ruth Strong and Free Books!

A prissy tea drinker and sassy coffee connoisseur fight over the perfect location for their new beverage business until the current owner is murdered and they must join forces to prove their innocence.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of the inspirational romantic suspense novel, Camp Hope, by Sara Foust, is:

smincer10@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Angela Ruth Strong, author of the Christmas cozy mystery, A Caffeine Conundrum, from the series, The CafFUNated Mysteries (Mountain Brook Ink, September 2018).

Angela Ruth Strong (pictured here with her own personal Santa) studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she's rereleased it as part of a new series titled Resort to Love. She's also written for Love Inspired Suspense and is excited to combine her enjoyment of a good mystery with the quirky style of her romance novels in the new CafFUNated Mystery Series.

This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and teenagers where she teaches yoga and works as a ticket agent for an airline when not writing.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I once won a television and Xbox in a hamster ball race where I was the hamster.

Not bad for a day's work!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Caffeine Conundrum.

Sassy city girl Tandy Brandt moves to the small town of Grace Springs to start a coffee shop, never imagining she'll be competing with local beauty queen Marissa Alexander and her dreams of running a tea house. Unfortunately, the current store owner dies before selling the location to either of them, and they both become murder suspects.

The unlikely pair team up in an attempt to discover the real killer, though with the secrets in Tandy's past and Marissa's infamous clumsiness they could be their own worst enemies. Despite their differences, they follow clues to question a sweet, apple pie baking antique store owner, a GQ Santa in the retirement center, and a hipster millionaire with no social skills. Will they be able to figure out whodunit and prove their innocence before one of them goes to jail...or worse?

What is it about your characters that will make your readers care about them?

Tandy was abandoned by her mom and tries to act tough and independent though you see her soft side with her love of dogs. Marissa was raised by controlling parents and often embarrasses herself when trying to prove her worth.

What will make the readers care about them is their relationship in how they balance each other out even while trying to push each other over the edge.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

I put myself in my character’s shoes. My worst block came when writing Finding Love in Big Sky, and I realized it was because I know nothing about horses. I called my friend who owns a farm and asked if I could visit. That was just the inspiration I needed. So when I got blocked in A Caffeine Conundrum when writing the scene on the riverboat, I tried to get my husband to spend the weekend driving to Portland to go on a riverboat cruise. As supportive he is, he also has to keep me grounded. I visited riverboats on Youtube instead.

Can't say I blame you for wanting to try the actual riverboat. Sounds fun. I'm always impressed with my writer friends who go overseas to research (usually for historical novels). I'm not the globetrotter they are.

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

I really enjoyed Kara Isaac’s Then There Was You. So fun, so full of chemistry, a powerful message, and it had a great ending. Those are my main requirements of a good read. But don’t just take my word for it. Kara won a Rita for the novel, and it’s been nominated for many other awards.

What are you working on now?

The next book in the series is A Cuppa Trouble. There will be four books, all set during holidays. This one is set during Valentine’s, and the mystery involves car thieves. So expect some love connections and high-speed chases.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.angelaruthstrong.com where you can sign up for my newsletter to be the first to see cover reveals and enter contests. I also enjoy hanging out on Facebook where readers give me feedback on ideas or suggest names for characters. Join at Facebook

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

Which do you prefer—coffee or tea? And why?

Thank you, Angela, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Angela has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Angela's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sara Foust and Free Books!

Facing dehydration, starvation, and a convoluted kidnapper, will Amy succeed in recovering her precious foster daughter or get lost in a vast wilderness forever?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of my new comedic romance, A Midnight Clear, is:

lemonade050@...

Congratulations! I'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Sara L. Foust, author of the inspirational romantic suspense novel, Camp Hope (Mantle Rock Publishing, July 2018).

Sara is a multi-published, award-winning author who writes inspirational romantic suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Her debut novel Callum's Compass won second place in Deep River Books' 2017 Writer's Contest. She also has a story, “Leap of Faith,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone.

Sara finds inspiration in her faith, her family, and the beauty of nature. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, camping, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I love pirate history, pirate stories, pirate movies . . . pretty much anything pirate.

So do I! 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Camp Hope.

Amy Dawson directs a summer camp for foster children near Briceville, Tennessee. A foster mom for the first time, her responsibilities as mother to a traumatized child bring a whole new set of challenges and joys.

But when Amy’s four-year-old foster daughter is dragged into the mountains of Royal Blue by a former employee, parenting challenges are overshadowed by a new nightmare. The Sheriff's department fails to procure viable leads, and Amy can’t sit idle. Her childhood friend and first love, Jack Evans, returns to lend his skills as tracker. Problem is, he also stirs up romantic memories Amy would rather leave buried.

Jack struggles to let go of his past failures and prove his reliability by bringing Mattie home, but fears when he left camp nineteen years ago and failed to keep a promise to Amy, he permanently lost her confidence.

As Amy plunges into the wilderness on horseback to search for Mattie, she must decide who she trusts, let go of her childhood traumas, and learn to rely on hope in God. Facing dehydration, starvation, and a convoluted kidnapper, will she succeed in recovering her precious foster daughter or get lost in the vast wilderness forever?

Exciting subject matter! 

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

I think readers will care about Amy because she is real. She is not perfect and has a scarred past, with a childhood filled with abuse, that has led her to a point where she doesn’t believe God cares about her. She is relatable in that we have all struggled at a time in our lives, and I believe readers will root for her to succeed, to heal, and most of all, to rediscover God.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

Does Indiana Jones count? I love, love, love his resourceful, imperfect, and adventurous character, flaws and all.

Yes, he certainly does count. I remember seeing the first Indie film and thinking he was such a great modern twist on an old-fashioned hero. Great character.

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

The last novel I read was Red Carpet Summer by Melissa Ferguson. She is a new author and this is actually the freebie novel she is giving away if people sign up for her newsletter. But I absolutely loved the story. I immediately cared about what happened to her main heroine, Addie, and the plot was very interesting.

What are you working on now?

My third novel in the Love, Hope, and Faith Series, Rarity Mountain, is with my beta reader now. Once she finishes, I will be using her suggestions to finish tweaking it and then be sending it off to Mantle Rock. I am also writing a new novella, my first dip into the Women’s Fiction genre, called Of Walls, about a woman who goes on a mission trip across the world hoping to save her marriage.

That's one thing I love about the upsurge in independent publishing, the ability to publish in other genres. I hope you enjoy the Of Walls experience.

Where else can readers find you online?

• Website: www.saralfoust.com
Newsletter sign-up
• Email: sfoust25@hotmail.com
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+
Amazon:

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

When you discover a new author, what makes you interested in reading their books?

Thank you, Sara, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Sara has offered to give away a signed copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Sara's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, August 20, 2018

A Midnight Clear and Free Books!

For Maddie Travers, there's something weighty about the midnight hour. She's no Cinderella, but for better or worse, her life has a way of changing after that twelfth stroke.

Before we look at this week's giveaway, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of The Sleuth's Miscalculation, by Kimberly Rose Johnson, is:

dachsr4me@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now I want to introduce you to my newly released comedic romance, A Midnight Clear (Winged Publications, August 2018).

A bit more about the story: When she attends a Washington, D.C. dinner party thrown by friends far wealthier than she, writer Maddie Travers is distracted by internal debates. Should she move back to D.C.? Should she seek work she might find more fulfilling? She meets the appealing “regular guy,” Dom Sebastiani, at the party and consequently wonders whether she’s ready to seek romance again. So many decisions! At the stroke of midnight, a shocking turn of events sets Maddie on a path that holds at least as many questions for her as it does answers.

The story involves touches of intrigue, comedy, romance, and hope. Maddie is a young woman in flux who struggles between a desire for professional success and the hope of making a meaningful impact on her fellow human beings. In the midst of that conflict is her attraction to two different men in varying degrees of eligibility. Life is not always clear, even at midnight.

The e-book can be purchased online using the following button:




My question for you: 

What choice between one thing and another have you had to make in life? Do you think you chose well?

I plan to give away an e-copy of the book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to my question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, August 13, 2018

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

Two strong-willed sleuths team up to solve a mystery.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Wildfire, by Gayla Hiss, is:

kristiedonelson@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the new romantic mystery, The Sleuth’s Miscalculation (Mountain Brook Ink, June 2018).

Two-time Faith, Hope, and Love Reader's Choice Finalist, Kimberly Rose Johnson, married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I’m addicted to Hallmark movies. I spend almost every Saturday night watching one. I also love the Hallmark mystery channel.

I see that Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, stars in one that airs tomorrow, Dater's Handbook. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Sleuth's Miscalculation.

Librarian Nancy Daley loves a good mystery and enjoys moonlighting as a consultant for the sheriff’s department. When license plates go missing in Tipton County, she’s on the case. This time things are different—she’s been partnered with the new deputy, and he’s not interested in her help. To make matters worse, she’s angered the wrong person and is now being threatened.

Sheriff Deputy Carter Malone expects Tipton, Oregon to be a sleepy small-town, but he miscalculated. He’d come to town for a fresh start with his nephew—one without the issues big cities deal with. Had he made a mistake? To complicate matters, he’s told he must consult with the sheriff’s daughter, who is not in law enforcement. When the minor case they are working morphs into something more, things quickly go from harmless to scary.

Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late, and more importantly, what will they do about their growing attraction?

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

I think readers will be able to relate to Nancy. She values her friends and family and will do anything for them. She has hurts and regrets like all of us. Finally, she has a curious mind that drives her to solve mysteries.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

I always come back to Dee Henderson's Marcus O'Malley when presented with a question like this. He is literally the only character that has stayed with me for years and years. I was drawn to his strength and depth of character.

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

I am currently reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. This story has held my interest and even though it takes me forever to finish a book, I will finish this one because I’m enjoying the interplay between the characters.

I know what you mean about taking forever to finish a book. Over the past year I've had so little reading time. I think I'm doing more "reading" by audiobook than any other method, because I can do that while walking or while in traffic.

What are you working on now?

Currently I’m adapting one of my books to screenplay, but once I’m finished with that I will finish the next book in my Brides of Seattle series and then write the third book in The Librarian Sleuth series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The best place to start is my website, kimberlyrjohnson.com. From there you can click to all my social media outlets.

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

Do you read mysteries? What is about them that draws you to them?

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Kimberly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Gayla Hiss and Free Books!

Sparks fly when wildfire researcher Rachael Woodston clashes with firefighter Dylan Veracruz as an outbreak of wildfires threatens Rocky Mountain National Park.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of The Widow's Plight, by Mary Davis, is:

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Congratulations! I'll contact you to ask whether you want the paper or e-book version, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Gayla Hiss, author of the Inspirational Romantic Suspense novel, Wildfire, book 3 of the Peril in the Park series (Mountain Brook Ink, August 2018).

Gayla’s writing journey began with her hobby painting landscapes. In her imagination, characters and scenes came to life as she painted beautiful natural settings. Her inspiring novels combine her love for the great outdoors with romance, suspense, and mystery.

A common theme in her stories is getting back to the simple things in life like faith, family, and the land. A national park enthusiast, she wants future generations to value and enjoy them too. All of the books in her Peril in the Park series are set in national parks.

Gayla and her husband often tour the country in their RV. She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I used to work for NASA—as a software engineer, not a rocket scientist.

How fascinating! I'm pretty sure you're the only NASA engineer I've ever featured here.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Wildfire.

Wildfire is about a female wildfire scientist and a firefighter who team up to investigate wildfires in the Rockies. The hero, Dylan, was a teenager in my first book, Avalanche. Now he’s a firefighter in the national park. Rachael, the heroine, is a professor at a local college.

Rachael and Dylan soon discover that chasing fires isn’t all they have in common—they’re both survivors of deep loss. However, their difference of opinion about faith keeps them at arm’s length, despite a growing attraction. As the danger escalates, Rachael and Dylan soon find themselves in a firestorm they cannot escape.

All seems lost until Rachael has a profound encounter that restores her faith and gives her hope. The close call also fuels her determination to stop the fires for good, but as she and Dylan search for answers, they find themselves at the center of a mystery. Can they solve it before disaster strikes again?

What a timely setting, considering all of the West Coast fires we're witnessing right now.

What is it about Dylan and Rachel that will make your readers care about them?

Dylan had a troubled childhood and was a juvenile delinquent. He has since straightened up his life and is an engine captain on a firefighting crew, but the tragic death of his brother still haunts him, despite his deep faith and calling to become a pastor.

Rachael is a pastor’s daughter, but the painful loss she suffered as a child has caused her to look to science instead of God for answers. Through science, she believes she can find a way to prevent wildfires and ultimately rid the planet of their devastation—yet a part of her still wants to believe in a loving God who cares about His Creation.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

I watched the Star Trek movies recently and rediscovered the compelling character of Captain James T. Kirk. He’s so daring and adventurous, and both a man’s man and a lady’s man. No matter what, he never gives up. He always thinks he can find a way out of the most impossible circumstances—and he does!

I definitely enjoy the Chris Pine version of Captain Kirk.

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

Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona by Miralee Ferrell It was very well written and captured my interest all the way through. I enjoy reading realistic novels about the Old West and this one addressed the hard choices young women were faced with. It also had a compelling romance.

What are you working on now?

It’s the fourth book in the series, set in Yellowstone National Park. The hero is Jake Mitchell, a young firefighter in Wildfire.

Where else can readers find you online?

I share about my books and related topics on my Facebook Readers Group:

My website is: www.gaylakhiss.com

I’m also active on these sites:

Goodreads
Amazon Author Page
Pinterest
BookBub
AllAuthor

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

Which type of stories do you prefer, plot-driven or character-driven?

Thank you, Gayla, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Gayla has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Gayla's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Mary Davis and Free Books!

A single mother stepped out of the shadows of abuse and into the sunshine. But will a secret clouding her past cost her the man she loves?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of The Ranchero's Love, by Nancy Farrier, is:

ourgod1-hisdaughter@...

Congratulations! I'll contact you to ask whether you want the paper or e-book version, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Mary Davis, author of the historical romance, The Widow’s Plight (Mountain Brook Ink, release July 2018).

Mary Davis is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. She has five titles releasing in 2018; "Holly & Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides Collection in January, Courting Her Amish Heart in March, The Widow’s Plight in July, Courting Her Secret Heart September, & “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in MISSAdventure Brides Collection in December.

She’s a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.

Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-three years and two cats. She has three adult children and two incredibly adorable grandchildren.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I make porcelain dolls. I have always loved dolls, so when I learned that I could actually make porcelain dolls, I jumped at the chance. I have been making them on and off for over thirty years.

















One of my favorite porcelain dolls I made was a Surprise Doll. It has a regular porcelain doll on the top, but the skirt base is made of wood with doors to open up to reveal a scene and is covered with the dress fabric. For a twist, I thought it would be fun to put a dollhouse inside of a doll. I love the way it turned out.

One of my friends put a bridal boutique inside the bride skirt, another put an outdoors-wintery scene inside a snow princess, and another a 50s diner inside the poodle skirt. The possibilities are endless.

What a clever (and time consuming) idea!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Widow's Plight.

The Widow's Plight ~ This is book 1 in the Quilting Circle series.

Washington State, 1893

When Lily Lexington Bremmer arrives in Kamola with her young son, she’s reluctant to join the social center of her new community, the quilting circle, but the friendly ladies pull her in. She begins piecing a sunshine and shadows quilt because it mirrors her life. She has a secret that lurks in the shadows and hopes it doesn’t come out into the light. Dark places in her past are best forgotten, but her new life is full of sunshine. Will her secrets cast shadows on her bright future?

Widower Edric Hammond and his father are doing their best to raise his two young daughters. He meets Lily and her son when they arrive in town and helps her find a job and a place to live. Lily resists Edric’s charms at first but finds herself falling in love with this kind, gentle man and his two darling daughters. Lily has stolen his heart with her first warm smile, but he’s cautious about bringing another woman into his girls’ lives due to the harshness of their own mother.

Can Edric forgive Lily her past to take hold of a promising chance at love?

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

Though Lily has been battered on the inside as well as the outside, she is kind and caring to others and will do anything to protect her young son. And even though she’s fearful because of her past, she is brave for her son. She’s a broken individual who is trying to put her life back together.

Imagine you’ve been contracted to write a novel about a real person. Who would you most like to write about?

Many possibilities come to mind, but I think it would be fun to write about Little Curly Top Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014). I loved her movies when I was young and still like them. She was a very talented little girl. Besides being an actress, singer, and dancer from the age of three, she became a businesswoman and diplomat.

Well, I have to admit that your answer brought back memories of watching reruns of Shirley Temple movies as a kid, and I just spent a good hour reading all about her on Wikipedia! That would make an excellent novel.

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

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly. It’s a story about Belle while she’s held in the Beast’s castle. Belle finds herself pulled into the pages of an enchanted book. This is a bit like another book I like with this same idea of going inside a book, The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series) by Jasper Fforde.

I love this idea of entering a book and roaming around. Much like good stories do when reading them, I feel as though I'm transported to the worlds within.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on book 2 in this Quilting Circle series, The Daughter’s Predicament. Pressured by her family to marry, an oldest sister has three marriage proposals and a family secret to confuse her decision.

Isabelle is the unfavored daughter. While making a quilt for her own hope chest, her half-sister becomes pregnant out of wedlock and Isabelle becomes the sacrificial daughter. She is interested in one suitor when her family tells her she must marry another. But a silent suitor waits in the wings, hoping for his chance at love. Will Isabelle marry the man her parents wish her to? Or will she rebel and marry the man they don’t approve of? Or will a patient love win over her heart?

Where else can readers find you online?

marydavisbooks
marydavis1.blogspot.com
Facebook
Mary Davis Facebook Group
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads
Bookbub

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

Is there a book you’d like to climb into to visit with the characters or explore places and scenes that weren’t on the page?

Great question. I'm looking forward to readers' answers. Thank you, Mary, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Mary has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Mary's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, July 23, 2018

Nancy Farrier and Free Books!

She is running from her past… From the love she can’t have… From the inescapable horror of her future.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Ransom of the Heart, by Susan Page Davis, is:

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Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Nancy Farrier, author of the Christian historical romance, The Ranchero’s Love (River Ink Press, June 2018).

Best-selling author, Nancy J. Farrier, loves to write about characters who live in the western United States. She lives in the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona. She loves the rich history of the Southwest and Western States.

When she isn’t writing, Nancy loves spending time with her family, riding her bicycle, hiking, reading and doing needlecraft of some sort. She has been very active in her church, teaching the Women’s Bible study and playing the piano on the worship team. Nancy loves her rescue cats and hopes to someday adopt a rescue dog.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I love bicycling. I enjoy going early in the morning and riding between 20 and 25 miles. This year, I participated for the 3rd time in the Great Cycle Challenge, a June ride that raises money to fight cancer specific to children. In the past three years I’ve ridden over 800 miles and raised over $1500 dollars. I love combining something I love to do with a cause I am passionate about.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Ranchero's Love.

Rosalinda knows she will never escape her past, both the choices forced on her and the mistakes she’s made. She longs to find a place to live in peace—where she can learn to mother her children and where Lucio Armenta won’t be a constant reminder of the love she can never have.

Lucio wants to marry. However, Rosalinda, the only woman he’s ever been attracted to, doesn’t meet the ideals he’s set for his future wife. When he discovers she, and her adorable brood, are accompanying him to his sister and brother-in-law’s, he objects. An objection that is overruled.

When secrets from Lucio’s past are exposed, and Rosalinda faces choices no woman should have to make, will their growing love, and their faith, survive? 

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

Rosalinda’s mother made the choice to sacrificed Rosalinda while keeping Rosalinda’s sister. Since being sold to one evil man and then another and another, Rosalinda hasn’t known kindness from anyone. She has developed a hardened exterior to deal with the hurts life has thrown at her. But, deep down, she only wants to be loved and accepted for who she is.

Oh, that does make one empathetic to her. Intriguing.

Imagine you’ve been contracted to write a novel about a real person. Who would you most like to write about?

This is a hard question because I’m so used to dealing with fictional characters in a fictional world. Yet, each character is based on some very real traits as I try to work through how a person would deal with the conflicts life throws at us.

I have a friend who comes to mind. She isn’t famous, but is very accomplished. She started her own successful business and was always a joy to everyone who worked with her. Then she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. She no longer has her business and works two jobs to support herself. She often struggles to keep up with medical bills and other life problems. Many times her disease flares up and she can’t do anything due to the debilitating pain.

So, why would I write about her? Because I have never seen her when she isn’t smiling. She always cares so much about others and wants to know how she can help or what she can do for you. Her attitude in the midst of strife is something I admire. She loves God, loves others, and loves life no matter what is thrown at her.

That is the person I would write about.

Excellent. And what a rare woman.

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

Just one? How do you narrow a huge list to one book? I had to think about this one for days. I read Long Way Gone by Charles Martin and loved the story. I’ve loved all his books, but the music theme in this one and the redemption story spoke to me. I highly recommend Martin’s books, but especially Long Way Gone.

What are you working on now?

I am finishing a novella set in the same time period as my novels, Bandolero and The Ranchero’s Love. Esclava (Slave), will introduce new characters, Maya and Yaniv. Maya’s stepfather auctions her off because he is desperate for money. Yaniv buys her to set her free. But, will he be free from this woman whose plight catches at his heart? Will she ever understand the meaning of true freedom?

Where else can readers find you online?

nancyjfarrier.com
Facebook
Twitter
Amazon
Goodreads




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

My Land of Promise series, Bandolero, and The Ranchero’s Love, take place in 1830’s California, which was then Mexico. I use Spanish words and phrases in the books, but provide a glossary. Does the use of Spanish in the story hinder your enjoyment? Does the time period intrigue you? Oops, that is two questions. I would love to hear your answers. Thank you.

Thank you, Nancy, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Nancy has offered to give away an e-copy or a print copy of her novel (winner's choice). To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Nancy's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Susan Page Davis and Free Books!

Abby Hobart goes to meet her husband for dinner, but Peter is missing and there’s a dead man lying on the floor of his showroom.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Chase, by Glenn Haggerty, is:

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Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's revisit with novelist Susan Page Davis, author of the new mystery novel, Ransom of the Heart (Tea Tin Press, June 2018).

Susan Page Davis was born and grew up in the state of Maine. She and her husband Jim have six adult children and ten grandchildren. They now reside in western Kentucky.

Susan is the author of more than 80 published novels and novellas, in the mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. She’s a winner and four-time finalist of the Carol Award; winner of two Will Rogers Medallions; a two-time winner of the FHL Readers’ Choice Award; and finalist in the WILLA Literary Awards.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

My father was a game warden, and as a result people sometimes brought him injured or orphaned wildlife, which made for some unusual temporary pets.

I'd love to hear more about that. I would imagine that would nurture a kind heart toward wildlife.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Ransom of the Heart.

Captain Harvey Larson is on guard when a fifteen-year-old girl approaches him during his lunch hour. Leah thinks she has proof that he is her father, but Harvey needs more evidence.

A few hours later, his sister-in-law Abby stumbles upon a body at Hobart Chevrolet. Her husband, Peter, is missing, and the Priority Unit turns out to investigate. When she finally gets a call demanding ransom, Harvey goes into high gear to set up a ransom drop. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned when they try to deliver the money.

Meanwhile Peter and Abby’s little boys agonize over their father. Harvey’s wife, Jennifer, does her best to support Abby and their other sister, Leeanne, who is gearing up for her first book signing, and Detective Tony Winfield hopes his idea for a first date will appeal to the chief’s new secretary. His cousin Amy’s getting married, and he needs a date for the wedding, but Tony forgets to reveal one crucial bit of information.

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

Abby Hobart is a new stepmom who is not too confident in that role. When her husband is kidnapped, her family is there to support her, but it’s up to her to assure the boys that everything’s going to work out. She can’t promise Andy and Gary their dad will come home, but Abby must dig deep and find a way to let them know that no matter what happens, their family is rock solid.

Imagine you’ve been contracted to write a novel about a real person. Who would you most like to write about?

John Alden, Mayflower passenger. He’s an ancestor of mine, and I wish there was more information available about him.

Fascinating! It does sound as if you've already done some digging.

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

The Face of the Earth, by Deborah Raney. It’s a wonderful relationship novel set against a mystery.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing a western novella and also a cozy mystery. I can work back and forth so long as the two projects are set in different time periods.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website: www.susanpagedavis.com
Find me on Facebook: Facebook

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

In this story, Harvey offers his handkerchief to Abby to wipe her tears.  She seems surprised that anyone still carries one.  Can you think of other items that could seem old-fashioned to young people?

Thank you, Susan, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Susan has offered to give away an e-copy of her novel. If you already have this installment in the series, Susan is happy to give away any other book in the Maine Justice series. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Susan's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

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

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, a new email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

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, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE
 

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