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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, December 10, 2018

Janalyn Voigt and Free Books!

Can a desperate young woman trust the handsome Irish stranger who wants to free her from her captors?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the cozy mystery novel, Where There's a Will, by Amy Rognlie, is:


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 Janalyn Voigt, author of the sweeping western historical romance, Stagecoach to Liberty (Mountain Brook Ink, 12 2018).

Janalyn Voigt fell in love with literature at an early age when her father read classics to her as bedtime stories. When Janalyn grew older, she put herself to sleep with her own made-up tales. Her sixth-grade teacher noticed her love of storytelling and encouraged her to become a writer. Today Janalyn is a multi-genre author.

Janalyn writes the kind of novels she likes to read – epic adventures brimming with romance, mystery, history, and whimsy. She is praised for her unpredictable plots and the lyrical, descriptive prose that transports readers into breathtaking storyworlds.

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

I once lived at a remote communications station in the Australian Outback, two-hundred miles from the nearest small town. My husband was a sailor who worked at a naval base jointly run by the American and Australian military.

During the three years we lived in Western Australia, we went through Severe Tropical Cyclone Karen. We sheltered in the utility closet in our home, which was just big enough to hold our daughter’s crib. I’ll never forget the sound of the storm, which reminded me of a freight train passing near our house.

The stuff of nightmares! 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Stagecoach to Liberty.

Elsa Meier, a talented young Hessian girl who plays the hurdy-gurdy and dances, signs a contract to entertain miners in the Wild West. Elsa travels to America in the company of Miles and Alicia Peabody, the brother and sister who persuaded her mother to allow her to go. Elsa hopes for freedom and the chance to send money home to help her family. Instead, she comes to the attention of a wealthy and unscrupulous man. On a stagecoach traveling into Montana Territory, Elsa conveys her peril to a handsome stranger with an Irish accent.

Con Walsh, on a quest to find out the truth about himself, stumbles into a dangerous situation involving a frightened young woman in need of rescue. Despite his own pressing troubles, he finds that her safety matters to him more than his own.

Set in Montana during its gold rush -- a time troubled by outlaws, corruption and vigilante violence -- Stagecoach to Liberty explores faith, love, and courage in the wild west. This story can stand alone or continue the saga that began with Hills of Nevermore and Cheyenne Sunrise.

What a great series!

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

Elsa has the best of intentions. She leaves her family in Germany for America to help her widowed mother support her younger siblings. When others let her down, her strong mind and moral fiber sustain her.

What’s one of your favorite Christmas books or films?

I’m a big fan of Charles Dickens. His ability to create larger-than-life characters that live outside the written page is awe-inspiring. I’ve adopted my husband’s long-standing tradition of watching A Christmas Carol each Christmas. Each year, I see something new in the story.

And there are several excellent film versions of the story, so it's possible to keep that experience fresh. 

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

So far, no one has topped Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier for vivid descriptions, deep characterizations, and intriguing plotting. She shares a similar gift for inventing compelling characters as Charles Dickens. You may notice a theme. I love classic, timeless stories.

I thought I had read that one, but I see I haven't. That will be next on my TBR list to listen to as I walk! The plot sounds exciting.

What are you working on now?

The Forever Sky is the final installment in the Montana Gold series. Maisey Wilcox, the heroine, appeared as a supporting character in the first three books. It’s nice to delve more deeply into the story of a heroine who is in every way admirable. After suffering devastating losses that would crush a weaker soul, Maisey reaches out to help others. I can only aspire to show such love. Rob, the hero, struggles to prove himself. That Con, his successful older brother, overshadows him doesn’t help.

Where else can readers find you online?

Readers can find me at janalynvoigt.com.

They can sign up for my mailing list to receive my mostly-monthly e-letter at janalynvoigt.com/join-e-letter

Amazon will notify readers of my releases if they like me on my author page, here: www.amazon.com/Janalyn-Voigt

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

Under what circumstances would you sacrifice to help your family?

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Diana Montgomery said...

It's Christmas time and right now with husband being off work a year and just going back to work. It was tight. Last week my Nephew and family was ina house fire that took his life 2 daughters and 4 children, His wife and son got out but they will have a long healing. So much needed funds are needed . I rather give my CHristmas funds to them to help with a lot of needs. This has been very hard.

Jan H said...

Any circumstances. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

Janalyn Voigt, escape into creative worlds of fiction. said...

Diana, your love for your nephew's family shines through. May God bless you for your sacrifice.

Janalyn Voigt, escape into creative worlds of fiction. said...

Well said, Jan.

Janalyn Voigt, escape into creative worlds of fiction. said...

Thanks for hosting me today, Trish. I'm glad to be able to share a message of giving at Christmas.

JackieW said...

Whatever it took, for me to help them.

Trish Perry said...

I think any of us who are mothers don't even have to think about this--we live for our kids, and we would die for them.

Caryl Kane said...

I'm always willing to sacrifice for my family.



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