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Monday, May 31, 2021

Suzanne Woods Fisher and Free Books!

Blaine Grayson returns home with a grand plan to ratchet the family’s summer camp up a notch or two. After all, now that the sandbar has gone missing, Three Sisters Island is finally on the map. But that’s the funny thing about Mother Nature—she always has the last word.

Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the contemporary Christian romance novel, Cornerstone, by Nancy Farrier, is:


Congratulations! We'll get your e-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 chat with novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of the women’s contemporary novel, At Lighthouse Point--book 3 in the Three Sisters Island series (Revell Books, May 2021).

With over one million copies sold, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling, award winning author of over 30 books, ranging from novels to children’s books to non-fiction. She is a Christy Award finalist, a Carol and Selah award winner, and a two-time finalist for ECPA Book of the Year. 

Suzanne writes stories that take you to places you’ve never visited—with characters that seem like old friends. But most of all, her books give you something to think about long after you’ve finished reading it. 

Suzanne lives with her very big family in northern California.

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

I’m very involved with Guide Dogs for the Blind. I’ve been a puppy raiser, and now I’m a breeder custodian. It’s exciting to see what these wonderful dogs are able to do to help visually impaired people live full and independent lives.

That's got to be extremely rewarding!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of At Lighthouse Point.

Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan--to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn't know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.

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

Blaine has had a few extra innings of adolescence…and she’s trying so very hard to catch up. A lot of people, I think, have a Blaine in their life and will appreciate what’s running through her mind.

I love that characterization--a few extra innings of adolescence. I think you're right--most of us either know or have been someone like Blaine. 

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

Get. Away. From. The. Computer. Seriously! I go outside and take a walk or garden or play tennis. Fresh air for the brain works wonders for a re-boot.

Yes, the distraction often opens things up in the right hemisphere!

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

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It’s sweet…and sad…and there’s one pivotal scene that, to me, has a remarkably redemptive moment.

I read that as well. I think the overall theme is an important one, which made me think of two of my most favorite Christmas stories. I don't want to spoil anything by saying which ones...

What are you working on now?

I’m just about to turn in the first in a new series (still to be named). I’ll give you a few hints: it’s set on Cape Cod, in the summer (of course), and is all about an ice cream shop. Seriously delicious research required for this one!

One must suffer for one's art.

Where else can readers find you online?

I love hearing from readers and answer all my own mail. It’s easy to contact me through my website: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

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

What’s the most popular ice cream flavor? (Answer: vanilla! Might seem a little dull, but it’s the world’s favorite flavor.) What's your favorite?

Thanks, Suzanne, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Suzanne has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Suzanne's 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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Gail H. said...

I’m not a big ice cream eater but when I do indulge I like the chick fil a ice dream. I often buy the frosted coffee, which is coffee and the vanilla ice cream mixed. I take it home and freeze it and later eat it with a spoon, yum!
Looking forward to your new series in the ice cream shop.

Pam said...

There are so many great flavors of ice cream. My favorite is Bunny Tracks. It is vanilla with thick fudge and caramel ribbons, chocolaty covered peanuts and peanut butter filled milk chocolaty bunnies. Yum!
I enjoyed the first two books in the Three Sisters series so am wanting to read At Lighthouse Point. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melanie Backus said...

Ice cream Is so delicious! My favorite is no sugar added chocolate nut fudge.

kim hansen said...

My favorite is chocolate chip ice cream.

Jackie Smith said...

My favorite is caramel swirl...no sugar added!!!

Trish Perry said...

There are a number of very inventive ice cream shops here in L.A., so I don't really have a favorite anymore! I like to try new flavors each time we go. If I'm buying at the grocery store, though, I'll usually go for something like Cherries Garcia or chocolate mint. It has to have flecks of chocolate!

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Anonymous said...

I've been reading through the author's entire backlist of Amish novels. I was never much of an Amish fiction fan until I read her books. I also enjoyed the first two books in her current series and look forward to her next series. My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. Thanks!
garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

Caryl Kane said...

Blue Bell Cookie Dough is my favorite!

Donna B said...

My favorite ice cream is butter pecan. My sister got me hooked on Amish fiction. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is cookies and cream with caramel over it. sarahmom335@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like ice cram but don't eat it much as I am pre-diabetic and overweight. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com



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