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Monday, January 21, 2019

Joi Copeland and Free Books!

She’s hiding from love, he’s hiding from God.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Hosea's Heart, by Linda Rondeau, 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 Joi Copeland, author of In Apple Pie Order (Forget Me Not Romance, January 2019), women's fiction with a touch of romance.

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys. She is living the dream in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Joi loves being a wife and mom and also enjoys spending time with friends over a good cup of coffee or tea.

She's been a Christian for over twenty years. God has called her and her family overseas, and she hopes to make her home in Ireland by 2019.

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

My family and I are missionaries, working toward moving to Ireland in less than a year.

I would imagine you get plenty of inspiration for novels with a life like that.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of In Apple Pie Order.

Still grieving the loss of the love of her life in a freak accident, Rose Wallace is determined not to admit she needs help on the apple farm, but God knows the truth. Still, she refuses to open her heart and risk getting it broken again.

Sterling Bertram leaves his hometown in search of a new way of life. He hopes to make a quick side trip to his childhood friend's home, but his world is forever changed by what he finds.

What is it about Sterling that will make your readers care about him?

I base most of my lead men off of the characteristics of my husband. My editor absolutely fell in love with Sterling. She said he made her swoon!

Well, that's romantic!

What do you hope to accomplish in 2019, either with your writing or some other facet of your life?

I hope to be in Ireland, working with the team there to share the good news of Christ with those living in Ireland.

You'll have to touch base with us later, to let us know when you've been so blessed!

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

In Time for Christmas, by Heather Blanton. The plot intrigued me as I’ve never read time travel in a romantic Christian fiction novel.

Yes, I like the premise of that book.

What are you working on now?

I am working on Faith to Dance.

Where else can readers find you online?

My Amazon Author Page

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

Aside from celebrating the birth of Christ, what was your favorite thing about Christmas?

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Holly Magnuson said...

Hey Trish!! So glad you had my friend, Joi, on your site!!!

To answer Joi's question, being in higher ed my second favorite part of Christmas is the time off between Christmas and New Years!!! And hanging out with my family of course!

Blessings to you both!

Neesie said...

My second favorite part of Christmas is spending time with friends and family to celebrate.

Jan H said...

My favorite thing was spending time with my mom and dad. They are both in their 80's.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy spending time with family, especially those that are off for Christmas break. I also enjoy one big meal on Christmas day with my parents.
Perrianne Askew

KDA61 said...

My favorite part about Christmas is spending time with my siblings and their families. I love watching the interactions between the cousins and seeing friendships starting to bloom.

KDA61 said...

I forgot to mention I also love taking all the children to view the Christmas lights in the area. The highlight to our week is visiting Precious Moments fountain show.


Patricia B. Hawes said...

I got to visit with my mother. She is under hospice care in a NC nursing home and I live in VA.

Debbie Clark said...

Our Christmas is pretty quiet. We then go the weekend between Christmas and New Years and travel to my sister and BIL's. They are about 3 1/2 hours away. My mother is now in a memory care center and her birthday is New Years Day. She turned 91 years old this year! It is good and sad to sit with my mother, but for the first time, I was ok with it. We then went back to my sister's place with my niece and her husband and had a great Christmas unwraping of presents and had a great time.


Chris Copeland said...

This is Joi. Holly!! So good to see you here! When Chris worked at APU, I loved the week between Christmas and New Years!

Chris Copeland said...

That is a great part of Christmas!

Chris Copeland said...

What a gift that you get to spend time with your parents!

Chris Copeland said...

I think that is wonderful! And who can say no to a big Christmas dinner?

Chris Copeland said...

My boys and their cousins call each other brothers! It’s a wonderful thing to see them all get along so well!

Chris Copeland said...

Christmas lights is one of our traditions!

Chris Copeland said...

Your mom and I share the same birthday!

Brenda W said...

My favorite things about Christmas were a good meal and reading time.

Anonymous said...

Reading is wonderful! So glad you had the time! :)

Trish Perry said...

Yes, Brenda, you made me think about something I really enjoyed about this past Christmas. It was a bit weird, because I moved to California from the East Coast in 2018 to be closer to my kids and grandkids. But they all have family on the East Coast still, so they were all actually on the East Coast on the days surrounding the 25th. But one thing I truly enjoyed was the chance to read and to watch films I hadn't had a chance to watch, since I'm not living alone right now--it's harder to get quiet time when everyone is home!

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