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Monday, February 3, 2020

Nancy Moser and Free Books!

1879: Justine Braden brings an evil man to justice by traveling back in time to get evidence against him, setting his victims free.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Lorena McCourtney's cozy mystery, Desert Dead, is:


Congratulations! I'll be in touch with you via email, and 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 Nancy Moser, author of the historical time travel novel, Where Life Will Lead Me (Mustard Seed Press, January 2020).

Nancy Moser’s award-winning books will inspire you to discover your unique God-given purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories, inspirational humor, and children’s books.

Her newest release, Where Life Will Lead Me, showcases a woman who uses her gift of time-travel to fight injustice. Other titles include the Downton Abbey-inspired Manor House Series, and the sewing/fashion-inspired Pattern Artist series.

Nancy's historical bio-novels allow real women-of-history to share their life stories: Just Jane (Jane Austen), Mozart's Sister (Nannerl Mozart), Washington's Lady (Martha Washington) and How Do I Love Thee? (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)

Nancy and her husband live in the Midwest with their three married children and seven grandchildren. She's earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She knits voraciously, kills all her houseplants, and can wire an electrical fixture without getting shocked. She is a fan of anything antique--humans included.

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

I’m an obsessive multi-tasker. I can’t watch TV without doing something else at the same time, I can’t take a car trip without purposely thinking of some plot-point I want to work out. I keep my mind and body busy to the point of not being able to relax easily!

I'm sure that seems like a curse at times, but I wouldn't mind more of that going on in my mind while I'm relaxing!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Where Life Will Lead Me.

When Justine Braden turned twenty she received the family gift of time travel. Its purpose? She is to follow God's directives and travel back in time to facilitate justice.

In 1879 Justine and her family move from New Hampshire to Lawrence, Kansas to be near her fianc√©’s family. Will Justine be called upon to use her gift of time travel in this new town?

The answer is yes. Justine travels into the past to right the wrongs of one very wicked man who has brought pain and suffering to many families. The man fights against Justine’s interference, but God's justice prevails. Good conquers evil. And the victims revel in their newfound freedom.

Watch the transformation of Justine as she goes from being a spoiled socialite in 1870s New York, to a courageous woman of faith, living out her special God-given purpose.

I really love the idea of time travel to historical times. It reminds me of the popularity of the Outlander series. 

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

Justine was a spoiled socialite in 1870s NYC, yet when God calls her to action she steps up and uses her very special gift to facilitate His justice, growing in her faith, and as a woman of purpose.

In Justine's voice, give us a statement of what she thinks about romance (or love).

"I grew up wealthy, with no cares in the world. I was groomed to be the wife of a rich man-of-industry. Love involved flirtation, conquest, and submission to my parents’ choice. I never knew love could make me want to give more than take or make me willing to sacrifice my happiness for another."  

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

Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson. I love stories of women who become more than they ever knew they could be by living through trials they never thought they could conquer. In this case, on the prairie of Nebraska in the 1800s.

What are you working on now?

I’m starting a contemporary novel called Beck & Call that takes characters from my previous novels—fifteen years later—and shows them heeding God’s beck and call to follow Him and change lives in ways they never expected.

Where else can readers find you online?

My Bookbub Page

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

A sample of the book is available HERE

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

How have your reading habits changed in the past five years—or have they?

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Lori Smanski said...

Welcome Nancy. I love how Gods justice prevails. Oh but this sounds like a fascinating story. Mostly I read clean historicals (westerns), some Amish, some regency, some biblical fiction and non fiction. Last January I started reading clean sweet cozy mysteries. I have found some amazing authors. But reading really started changing for me about 20 years ago. Up to that point I read any novels, not necessarily clean and sweet or God encouraging. Yes I was a christian, but this is what I learned from my mom. I am not excusing it. By that time it was so totally up to me what I read. When I realized that I was unconsciously expecting my husband to be like these men in the books I was reading and realized that these books were so not God honoring. WOW I did a 100% about face. I asked some christian friends what types of books they read and they came up with some awesome authors. I have never looked back. I have encouraged my mom to read these kind of books. She found some small town christian authors and shared them with me. We shared back and forth. She is gone now, but I still share with friends. Mom left me so many legacies. One is that it is never too late to change for the better.

Brenda Josee said...

Thanks for sharing, Lori. I love how God gently corrects us and gets us on a better path. I'm glad you and your mother came to enjoy Christian stories. It always amazes me that secular fiction totally ignores faith. Even those characters who have little faith have some faith, and its a vital part of who they are. So why not include it in their stories? Why ignore it?


Hello Nancy I Love reading so I am still reading the same as I did so many years ago and I love meeting New Authors Thank you so much for this wonderful post Your book sounds so amazing SARAHTAYLOR601973(at)YAHOO(dot)COM

Caryl Kane said...

Hello Nancy! I'm still a voracious reader. Depending on my schedule, I'm able to read a book a day. "Where Life Will Lead Me" sounds like a must read.


Patricia said...

I read even more than ever...two or three books a week.

Trish Perry said...

Wow, Caryl, a book a day! That sounds like a dream.

My reading has changed somewhat just over the past couple of years, since I moved away from my beloved classics-reading book club. There's something about reading a classic novel--often a bit more challenging than books written within the past 60 years--knowing you'll have a chance to get feedback from fellow book lovers. I always learned something new. I so miss those intelligent, creative, God-loving friends.

The big reading plus for me has been incorporating audio books into my reading, in order to absorb more books, despite a busy schedule. I use audio when I work out, drive, cook, or anytime I'm alone and don't have to concentrate too intensely on what I'm doing (not that I don't pay attention to my driving, mind you, lol).

Brenda Josee said...

I'm inspired by you ladies who continue to read as much as you used to. And a book a day? Zounds. I'm a very slow reader so that wouldn't work at all! I still prefer to hold a paper book rather than read an eBook but the latter are good when I'm traveling. I don't read as much as I used to because I find it hard to read when I'm working on my own book. I either start editing the book I'm reading, or I admire it so much I want to write like the author!

Alison Boss said...

I am at the stage in life where our family nest is just about empty. I am looking forward to being able to relax and read more, which is one of my favorite things to do. :)

Joan A said...

I don't think my reading habits have changed much in the last five years! I do get more ARCs from authors to review which I love! I've been retired for 11 years and spend my evenings reading! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brenda Josee said...

I think reading every night sounds good. I need to get back into that habit.



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