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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, August 26, 2019

Sherrinda Ketchersid and Free Books!

He’s fighting for his future—she’s running for her life.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of The Mennonite Queen, by Patrick E. Craig, 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 Sherrinda Ketchersid, author of the inspirational historic/romantic adventure, Lord of Her Heart (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, May, 2019).

Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside.

Sherrinda lives in north-central Texas with her preacher husband. With four grown children, three guys and a gal, she has more time and energy to spin tales of faith, fun, and forever love.

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

I have a secret desire to dance well. I’ve never learned how, and I know I look ridiculous when I do, but I still think I should take dance lessons, just for the fun of it.

Oh, yes, I hear you there. I'm a huge fan of So You Think You Can Dance! Those dancers have spent their entire young lives honing their skills and beating their bodies into shape! I have so much respect for them.

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

Lady Jocelyn Ashburne suspects something is amiss at her family’s castle because her father ceases to write to her. When she overhears a plot to force her into vows—either to the church or a husband—she disguises herself and flees the convent in desperation to discover the truth.

Malcolm Castillon of Berkham is determined to win the next tournament and be granted a manor of his own. After years of proving his worth on the jousting field, he yearns for a life of peace. Rescuing a scrawny lad who turns out to be a beautiful woman is not what he bargained for. Still, he cannot deny that she stirs his heart like no other, in spite of her conniving ways.

Chaos, deception, and treachery threaten their goals, but both are determined to succeed. Learning to trust each other might be the only way either of them survives.

What is it about Lady Jocelyn Ashburn that will make your readers care about her?

Lady Jocelyn Ashburn is brave in the face of her fear. Time and time again, she is faced with difficult circumstances and rises to the challenge with grace and determination. She does the hard things in order to reach her goal. I wish I was more like her in many ways.

Let’s fantasize—your publisher is sending you to explore the history and setting for a new novel. Where are they sending you? Why there?

Scotland, hands down. I love the history and the beauty of the Highlands. It seems mystical to me. They were very family/clan oriented and loyal to a fault. They seemed fierce, but there is much to be admired in their pride and determination to keep their kin secure.

Such an adventurous, rugged, and romantic setting. 

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

The last book I read was Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. My goodness, what a moving story. The characters stayed with me for days and I was moved by the determination of the oldest child to survive and keep her siblings together. It’s a beautiful novel.

A book that successful has surely touched a nerve in the reading public. It's high on my ridiculously long TBR list. I can't wait.

What are you working on now?

I took Ian McGowan, the head guardsman in Lord of Her Heart, and gave him his own forever love. I’ve finished his story and am now in the rewriting phase.

Where else can readers find you online?

Book Bub

The book is available for purchase online via the following button:

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

Trust is a major theme throughout Lord of Her Heart—trusting others and ultimately trusting God. Sometimes I struggle with trusting others and sometimes trusting God when things seem bleak. Is trusting God or trusting others something you struggle with? What have you found helps you to trust God?

Thank you, Sherrinda, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your novel. Readers, Sherrinda has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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. 

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Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Thanks so much for having me today! You asked some great questions!

Sally Shupe said...

Sherrinda! It's so great to see you here! Can't wait to read Ian's story! Sometimes it is so hard to trust, God or others. Circumstances sometimes seem to conspire against us. But remembering God loves me helps me to trust Him more. sallyshupe1 at gmail dot com

J Carol Nemeth said...

Hi, Sherrinda. It was great to read the article about Lord of Her Heart. It sounds like a great story. I look forward to reading it.

In answer to your question, I sometimes find it hard to trust people, because people will let you down. I've learned who I can and who I can't trust of those I've known for a long time. As for the Lord, I don't have trouble trusting Him generally, but my humanity gets in the way at times and rather than leave my burdens at His feet, without thinking, I pick them up and carry them back with me. I find if I visually (in my mind) place them at His feet and continually make the visual motion of leaving them at His feet, it's easier to leave them there. I'm a visual learner so that may have something to do with it. He's never failed me, so if I can get past my human nature, I know I can trust Him.

Trish Perry said...

It's my pleasure to feature you this week, Sherrinda!

Carol, that's a great suggestion--to try to make the giving over to God a visual exercise. I'll try that. Like most people, even though I know God is the only one I can trust 100% of the time, and even though I know His plans for me are in place--even if I accidentally fall off the path--I still suddenly find myself worrying again. It is such a relief to remember He's in control, even of the things that worry me.


Hello Sherrinda I always put my faith in the Lord he says in his word he will never leave us or forsake us I have trouble trusting people because they sometimes always let us down Thank you for this amazing giveaway I would love to read your book sounds like an amazing read! SARAHTAYLOR601973(at)YAHOO(dot)COM

Vivian Furbay said...

What a different kind of story! This sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at0 q (dot) com can only read print books



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