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Monday, December 9, 2019

Laura Hilton and Free Books!

Could this bride's wedding disaster be a blessing in disguise?

Before we chat with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Lynne Tagawa's historical novel, Deadly Commitment, is:


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And now let's revisit with novelist Laura Hilton, author of the contempory Amish romance novel, The Amish Wedding Promise (Forever, December 2019).

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. Laura homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

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

I hate going to doctors.

Gosh, who doesn't?! Sometimes I put off making appointments for months. Which reminds me, I need to call my doctor...

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Amish Wedding Promise.

Grace Lantz always imagined her wedding day would be a blissfully happy occasion. But after a tornado swept through town, she finds herself relieved that the ceremony is delayed. After all, her groom-to-be hasn't even bothered to check on her. Instead, it's the handsome volunteer Zeke Bontrager who selflessly offers Grace his strong shoulders to lean on.

Zeke came to Hidden Springs to assist a community in need. He didn't expect to meet his soul mate. Determined to ignore his feelings, Zeke promises to help reunite kind, beautiful Grace with her groom. But after spending time together, Grace confesses that she might not want to marry her fiancé after all. Can Zeke convince her that her true love is standing right in front of her? And can she find the courage to follow her heart?

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

Grace is searching for answers to questions she’s afraid to ask.

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

Wyatt by Susan May Warren. She is just so good.

What are you working on now?

The Amish Christmas Gift, the second book in the Hidden Springs series.

Where else can readers find you online?


The book can be purchased online via the following button:

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

If you are married, what went wrong at your wedding? If you aren’t, what went wrong at another wedding you attended?

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Jan H said...

My first wedding my husband got drunk, I burned a hole in the veil before the ceremony, the minister mispronounced my last name and got the rings mixed up. I got the giggles and couldn’t stop.

diannekc said...

I can't think of any disasters that happened at my wedding. I can't recall any disasters that were noticeable at any of the weddings I've attended.

Anonymous said...

Just as we finished taking wedding pictures outside it started to rain. The cocktail hour was suppose to be outside looking at a beautiful lake, so that all had to be moved indoors. It was still a great day!
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tashia Jennings said...

I was married by the Justice of the Peace at the court house. I had grown up with my husband hunting and all. He was already in the military when we were married. He had just gotten back from overseas. I had never met the people who were our witnesses. They were old friends (a married couple) of his. It really bothered me having strangers standing up for us. It was real quick, in n out then back to his parents house for cake and all. We stayed the night at the beach (one night) then back to his parents before leaving to go back to the base several states away. I absolutely love my husband (loved him for 33yrs married 25yrs) but I wish our wedding was different. The whole 10yrs we lived in Alaska I wanted so much to redo our vows on a snow covered mountain with our kids. Maybe one day.

Angela Burnett said...

This was not the first marriage for my husband and I and we were having trouble finding someone to officiate. My husband and I went to a 24 hour wedding chapel in Belefonte AR late one night after work. It was about 2 hours from our home. I could not believe there was a 24 hour chapel in Arkansas much less fairly close to home. The preacher had given us two phone numbers. I was calling the wrong number for an hour and was about to give up. Finally my husband realized there was a second number. The preacher gave us the candle light service upgrade free of charge for the trouble, We were married around 11 p.m. It was just the three of us and it was perfect.

Gail H. said...

My planner I paid scrimped on what I wanted to give her more profit. Instead of a rose bouquet I got daisys. For my flowers in the church she used crepe myrtles from her yard. A week before my wedding the church called to tell me they were ripping out the carpet in the sanctuary and I needed to fine another place. At that late date nothing was available. We opted to use metal folding chairs, and since the pews were in the fellowship hall stacked, we had the reception in the choir room. Wow, talk about stress!

Vivian Furbay said...

Sounds like a sweet love story! Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Neecykay said...

We didn't have any mishaps at our small (parents and siblings) wedding. We were both shy so didn't want a big ceremony. My only regret is not getting more photos. We will celebrate 45 years if marriage in 2020. Story sounds great Laura!

Trish Perry said...

I used to sing lead in a band, and one wedding reception for which we performed was in a pretty boat club party room on the Potomac River. But like Maryann's experience, above, the event was plagued with heavy rain. The bride was a tiny young Asian woman who was lost in her dress--I guess it hadn't been tailored to fit her petite frame. I still remember the bottom of the dress being all wet and mussed by the mud she had to go through to get to the reception. The dress seemed to grow longer with the moisture, so it made dancing a challenge for her and her groom. But they looked happy. I hope their marriage has fared better than did the wedding!

Glinda J. said...

I don't remember anything going "wrong" at my wedding 49 yrs ago, other than it was snowing. Not that unusual when it is New Years Eve!!!! However, one of my husbands uncles (by marriage) had passed and 1/3 of his family went to the funeral home for visitation. And unbeknownst to us, another uncle, (close in age), also was getting married the same time and same night we were getting married. So another 1/3 family went to his wedding. So spectators were few and far between at our wedding. But the most important people showed up; us!!!! BTW, the two uncles were different sides of my husband' family..



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