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Monday, October 23, 2017

Lillian Duncan and Free Books!

As Rachel Summers' life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks if she wants to be healed or to be a healer—and that’s when the adventure begins!

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of Moonstone Secret, by Dawn Cahill, is:


Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you. 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 chat with novelist Lillian Duncan, author of the women's fiction book, Puzzle House (Harbourlight Books, October 2017).

Lillian Duncan…stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem.

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She was a speech pathologist for more than 34 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with brain tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis Type 2.

As an educator, speech pathologist, and a writer, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us.

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

I have two parrots, Rocky and Jasper. Jasper loves calling me a bookworm!

How cute. When I call my friend who has talkers, I think they get jealous. Or maybe they always make a lot of noise!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Puzzle House.

The story revolves around Rachel Summers and Nia Johnson.

Rachel was all about Rachel until the day she crashed headlong into a semi-truck. While unconscious she has a very special visitor who ask if she wants to be healed or to be a healer.

Nia is a young teenager who’s dying. She’s been told by the doctors that there’s nothing left to do and she’s very angry about that. Against her wishes, she’s spending the week with Rachel at Puzzle House—a place of healing and hope but the only thing Nia feels in anger and hopelessness.

As the two work on Nia’s puzzle, they share a journey that will change both their lives.

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

Early on Rachel is diagnosed with brain tumors because of a genetic disease (Neurofibromatosis Type 2). Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she focuses on God’s Will for her life.

Wow, talk about writing what you know...

What’s a news story from the last year or so that you think would make a good basis for a novel?

As I write this Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and Texas a week ago and now Irma is heading for Florida. I’m sure there’s a story in there somewhere!

Interesting you would say that. I read recently about a new novel with characters in the midst of (and aftermath of) Hurricane Katrina.

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

I’m reading Beast by Chawna Schroeder at the moment—actually re-reading it. The main character is Beast but it’s really about the beast in all of us and how God’s love can change us.

What are you working on now?

I just completed the sequel to Puzzle House a few weeks ago—The David Years. It focuses on one of the characters you’ll meet in Puzzle House. Right now, I’ve started a new Christmas-themed novel—A Christmas Stolen.

Where else can readers find you online?

To learn more about me, visit me at www.lillianduncan.net or www.lillian-duncan.com. I also have a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

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

Do you feel cheated when a story ends without a happy ending?

Thank you, Lillian, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Lillian has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Lillian's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that 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. Many commenters are left out of the drawing because they forget to include a way for me to notify them of their win (their email).

In addition, Lillian wanted me to post this giveaway:

GIVEAWAY INFO: To celebrate the release of Puzzle House, I’m having a very special giveaway on my blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com. Leave a comment on one of my Puzzle House posts and you’re entered to win. Easy Peasy!

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Becky said...

I don't really feel cheated, just disappointed, because everyone loves a happy ending, right? But I know that life isn't always like that. That's why our trust in God and His goodness is so important to us. lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

Lillian Duncan said...

Thanks, Trish for having me on your blog! And Becky, I love a happy ending as well!

Paula Shreckhise said...

I don’t feel cheated — if there is a stronger spiritual resolution or its part of the bigger picture to come. maybe in a forthcoming novel. Thanks for the review and interview. Amazing lady to be able to write about a dark time in your life and turn it to something good ( or God did)!
My email is. paulams49( at) sbcglobal ( dot) net

Anonymous said...

It depends on the story. Some I’ve read end differently than a happily ever after. That’s real life, right?
Gail Hollingsworth

Trish Perry said...

I love a happy ending, but sometimes a good ending isn't a happy one. As Becky said, life doesn't always go that way.



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