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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, November 26, 2018

Amy Rognlie and Free Books!

Callie, Todd and friends have their hearts set on building Hope House, a home for sex-trafficking victims, but their plan is in jeopardy when Callie is confronted with the mysterious death of someone much closer to her than she’d like.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the women's fiction/romance novel, The Shenandoah Road, by Lynne Tagawa, is:

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and the winner of the free copy of the contemporary romance collection, In Love and War, by Miralee Ferrell, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Debby Mayne, and myself, is:

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and the winner of the free copy of the romantic suspense novel, No Turning Back, by H.L. Wegley, is:

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Congratulations! We'll get your books 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 Amy Rognlie, author of the cozy mystery, Where There's a Will (Mountain Brook Ink, November 2018).

Amy Rognlie writes inspirational fiction, including cozy mysteries and historical novels. She is also known for her insightful devotional pieces and engaging presentations.

When not writing or speaking, she is teaching middle school language arts or leading a Bible study at the local jail.

Amy lives in Central Texas with her husband, granddaughter, dogs, and a plethora of plants, yarn, and books.

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

I'd love to learn to play the guitar.

Oh, you and me, both. I tried to learn bass years ago, and my fingers just fought me every step of the way. I have so much respect for musicians!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Where There's a Will.

A mysterious postcard, a decades-old mystery, and a cranky realtor have suddenly thrown Callie Erickson’s plans for Hope House into a tailspin. Who knew that her shop, C. Williker's, used to belong to a family who disappeared years earlier, without a trace? And why are new clues to the mystery showing up now? And was the recent death of Callie's elderly friend truly from natural causes...or not? And why is her will missing?

Callie, her friends and her indomitable Great-Aunt Dot are on the case, but things are complicated by Aunt Dot and Harry's flourishing romance and Mona's health issues, not to mention a troubling connection between the long-missing family and the plans for Hope House. As Callie delves deeper into the mystery, her faith is tested like never before.

Follow her as she not only ferrets out the truth about the missing will, but also learns some lasting truths about life, love and faith.

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

My readers care about Callie, my main character, because she is an ordinary person like the rest of us. She has real-world problems that she struggles through with the help of her friends and her faith.

If your book was developed into a film, what’s one song you’d love to have in it?

"Love Has a Name" by Jesus Culture.

I didn't know that group before looking for that song. Nice.

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

I would recommend The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge. It's an old book, but I love the deep insight into human character as well as the spiritual truths woven into the story.

What are you working on now?

I am writing the third Short Creek Mystery, To Err is Human.

Where else can readers find you online?

Readers can find me at amyrognlie.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, and Pinterest

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

What settings would you like to see more of in Christian fiction?

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4 comments:

Vie said...

Hi, Amy! I enjoyed getting to know you and to learn about your books on Trish's blog. I love books set in real towns--it's especially exciting if I'm familiar with the setting, but also nice to come away from a book feeling like I know a new town.

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Sincerely,
Vie

Gail H. said...

I enjoy reading books set in beach locations.
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Amy Rognlie said...

Hi Vie,
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy books set in real locations as well, as long as the author takes to time to research and to be accurate!

Trish Perry said...

It's always fun to read a book in a familiar setting (it's a lot like watching a film or TV show set in a place you know). But it's also fun to experience a setting that teaches you something new.

 

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