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Monday, June 14, 2021

Kimberley Woodhouse and Free Books!

Repairs on the Golden Gate Bridge uncover a century-old murder.

Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the romantic women's novella, Avoiding Marriage: A Practically Married Novella, by Karin Beery, is:


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And now let's chat with novelist Kimberley Woodhouse, author of the dual-timeline suspense novel, Bridge of Gold (Barbour, June 2021).

Kimberley Woodhouse is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of more than twenty-five books which have earned her many accolades, including Christian Retailing’s Top Pick and Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews. Winner of the Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Reader's Choice Award among others, she loves to teach on writing. 

A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. 

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

I love to cook and have quite the collection of cookbooks. For my daughter’s wedding, I put together all of my own recipes to give to my kids. It was quite a daunting project and ended up being four binders!

I can imagine! That was such a labor of love, putting your recipes together for your kids. The last time I had to pack to move, I gave about fifty cookbooks to the library! 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Bridge of Gold.

Underwater archaeologist Kayla Richardson is called to the Golden Gate Bridge where repairs to one of the towers uncovers two human remains from the late 1800s and the 1930s. The head of the bridge restoration is Steven Michaels, who dives with Kayla, and a friendship develops between them. 

But as the investigation heats up and gold is found that dates back to the gold rush, more complications come into play that threaten them both. Could clues leading to a Gold Rush era mystery that was first discovered during the building of the bridge still ignite an obsession worth killing for?

What is it about Luke that will make your readers care about him?

Luke -- the hero in the 1933 timeline -- is a diver working on the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. He has to make some really tough decisions in the story to provide for and protect the woman he loves.

Write one sentence that tells us something about Kayla as a child.

Kayla -- the heroine in the present-day timeline -- was an elite swimmer in her childhood and youth.

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

Pepper Basham’s Hope Between the Pages – it’s such a great story and the setting is amazing. The characters really came alive for me!

What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m reading the final page-proof galleys for A Deep Divide (book one in the Secrets of the Canyon series releasing in October) and I’m writing book two in the same series (releasing from Bethany House October 2022).

Where else can readers find you online?

Amazon Author Page
YouTube Channel

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

What is a fascinating historical fact you’ve learned from reading a fiction novel?

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Anonymous said...

I learn a lot from historical fiction. Sometimes it is from the Regency or Victorian era, or even from the Civil War or WWII. When I read Michelle Griep’s The Thief of Blackfriar’s Lane, I learned that there were tunnels and other places in Victorian England that your probably would never want to venture into.
Perrianne Askew
Perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com

Stacey said...

What a great question! I learned about the Andersonville Confederate Prison in Georgia from Mary Connealy's Trouble in Texas series! Fascinating!


Patti O. said...

I have learned a lot about midwifes, Amish life, too many historical facts to list, life on a ship, different countries, and I could go on and on 😊

Patty said...

The whole topic of the British Home Children was something I had never heard of until reading Carrie Turansky’s McAlister family saga.


kim hansen said...

Learned so much about the mobile library via horse in eastern kentucky during the depression. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

Gail H. said...

The true colors crime series by various authors has opened my eyes to actual crimes that occurred many many years ago. I also read a book about the dust bowl that hit during the depression.

Gail H. said...


Teri DiVincenzo said...

Gosh, I’ve learned dozens of facts from historical novels…I’m currently reading one that features a Lady in Attendance, which was the precursor to today’s dental assistant. I never knew such a profession existed!
trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim Bakos said...

Too many to count! One I remember recently was learning about the "rabbits" - Polish women the Nazis experimented on.

Trish Perry said...

Oh, my goodness, Kim, that's so horrible.

I love learning history through historical novels! They're so much more relatable than the hard, cold facts in history texts. I was a little embarrassed, when I read Chris Bohjalian's The Sandcastle Girls, that I hadn't yet heard about the 1915 Armenian genocide. The book had two timelines, one just after the genocide, and the other in present day New York. Really an excellent novel.

Kimberley said...

You all are amazing! Thank you for reading and commenting!

Alison Boss said...

I just recently read, "Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal"
by Kathleen Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer, a dual timeline Christian historical fiction. It was very good! I learned about a Scottish pastor who was on-board the Titanic named John Harper. When the Titanic hit the iceberg and started to sink, John Harper ran about the ship sharing the Gospel and pleading with people to give their lives to Christ. When one man rebuffed his plea, John Harper gave him his own life vest, saying, “You need this more than I do.” Up until the last moment on the ship Pastor Harper pleaded with people to give their lives to Jesus. As the ship began to lurch, he jumped into the icy waters and swam frantically to all he could reach, beseeching them to turn to the Lord Jesus and be saved. As hypothermia set in he shared the Gospel one last time with a man who had earlier rejected to receive Christ as his Savior. Shortly after John Harper sank beneath the waters, this man prayed to receive Christ. He said, "I was John Harper’s last convert."
I was so moved by this pastor's passionate heart to share Jesus with all he could. What an amazing testimony! May we all be so faithful!!

Alison Boss said...

Oops! I forgot to leave my email. It is: nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

Caryl Kane said...

I've learned many fascinating historical facts through novels I've read.


Trish Perry said...

Allison, what a heartbreaking and hopeful story! Imagine all of the passengers John Harper met again in Heaven.



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