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Monday, March 9, 2020

Susan Page Davis and Free Books!

Rachel Paxton turned down a suitor. Why on earth would he give her his ranch?

Before we chat with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Becky Van Vleet's children's picture book, Talitha, the Traveling Skirt, 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 revisit with novelist Susan Page Davis, author of the historical romance, The Bride Who Declined, in the novella collection, The Mail-Order Standoff (Barbour, Feb 2020).

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 90 Christian novels and novellas. She’s a winner of the Carol Award, two Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice Awards, and two Will Rogers Medallions.

She lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim. They have six children and ten grandchildren.

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

My older sister named me. She was seven at the time.

What a privilege your parents granted her! You could have been Teddy Bear Page Davis, or something like that.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Bride Who Declined.

Rachel Paxton turns down a man who proposes to her as a mail-order bride. After all he’s told her about Texas and his ranch, she’s not sure she’s ready to leave Boston, the only world she’s ever known. But a few months later, she is notified that Randolph has died and left his ranch to her, provided she goes to Texas and lives on it for a month.

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

Rachel wants to do what’s right. She a little excited about the ranch, but more fearful. She’s not sure she wants to—or should—be the owner. But she’s willing to give it a try and explore what Randolph’s hopes were for her.

I like Randolph. He sounds like a forgiving and generous man.

What is something you’ve thanked God for this week?

We drive old cars. This week something was wrong, and we thought it might be fairly complicated and expensive to fix, but it turned out to be minor. Jim and I were very thankful for that!

That's not a little thing, either. Cars can be so frustratingly expensive.

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

I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries lately, and my husband and I both enjoy the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries, by T.E. Kinsey. They’re secular books, but so far they’re clean and fun.

What are you working on now?

My son Jim and I are finishing up The Scottish Lass, book 2 in our Hearts of Oak series. It’s different from my other books—female sailors in the 1850s, exotic locations, pirates, just all around good fun.

Where else can readers find you online?

Website: susanpagedavis.com
Twitter: @SusanPageDavis

The collection can be purchased online via the following button:

Readers, if you would like to read a sample from the collection, you can find it HERE (click on "Look Inside")

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

It’s been an odd winter where I live. What are you most looking forward to as spring approaches?

Thanks, Susan, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Susan 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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Anonymous said...

I most look forward to seeing the Bluebonnets in the Spring. I saw some early ones just a few days ago!
perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
Perrianne Askew

Susan Page Davis said...

I've missed the flowers, too, Perrianne! They've started appearing here in Kentucky. My daffodils are in full bloom this minute!

Jackie Wisherd said...

I am looking forward to nicer weather and all the Spring flowers. JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Trish Perry said...

As a former east coast gal, I'm always amazed by the consistently beautiful weather here on the southern west coast. But the spring is especially lovely. We don't get a lot of rain, but this is the time of year that all of the hills become green and lush again. It's like something about The Shire. Gorgeous and fairy-like.

Vie said...

I am looking forward to warm enough weather to spend time on my little screened in porch. (We just moved and I've wanted such a porch for decades!)

I enjoyed the interview! And the Brides book and the pirates one both sound exciting.

Susan, I met you in 2004 on the American Christian Writers cruise! I enjoyed your classes.

Wendy Newcomb said...

Nice weather so I can start walking again!

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StarofMoonDancer said...

Weather good enough to allow hiking and easy walking to see the elk and wildlife in the area..We are blessed in our mountains

Vivian Furbay said...

What an interesting set of circumstances! Sure would like to read this one. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Caryl Kane said...

I am looking forward to the explosion of color that Springs brings. Fields of bluebonnets are amazing.


Joan A said...

I look forward to reading The Scottish Lass! I love Scotland! I love the blooming dogwoods, etc in spring. jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Esther said...

I look forward to not having to pay for heat and wearing a coat outside although I miss the extra pockets for keys. I do not look forward to different allergies with things blooming. But it is always fun to watch my yard green and be beautiful again after a cold winter.

Patricia Hawes said...

Warm weather and daffodils!!!

Alicia Haney said...

Hi, first of all I want to let you know that your book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner! The cover is also beautiful! Thank you for sharing about it. This spring I am looking forward to working on my flower beds and planting more flowers. I am looking forward to warmer weather and lots more singing birds. Thank you so very much for the chance. God Bless you. aliciabhaney (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Susan Page Davis said...

Thank you all so much! the weather, ah yes! We've had warmer temps here this week, but rain came with it, so it's a "mixed victory," but I know some perfect days are coming. Vie, I am so sorry, but I've never been on a cruise, so that must have been some other blessed writer who met you. My son and I are still working on getting that new book, The Scottish Lass, out. Soon! Very soon.

Gail H. said...

Even though I’m confined to a hospital bed for eight more weeks because of injuries sustained in an auto accident, spring always reminds me of Easter and new life. I won’t be able to attend church but my heart will be there as it is each week.

Gail H. said...

Forgot my email: tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

I live in South Carolina, and we have a very wet and mild winter. I do look forward to the first signs of spring (usually the Daffodils around here) and then I love it when all of the flowering trees start blooming.


The Beautiful Flowers and sunshine and all the Beautiful Birds chirping! SARAHTAYLOR601973(at)YAHOO(dot)COM

Nancy P said...

Not sure if this post is still open for entries but I love seeing the flowers bloom. Thanks for the chance.

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