Laura Hilton is here today to share with us about Surrendered Love. Please tell us about your book Laura.
Janna Kauffman loves grocery shopping for the homebound in her Amish community. When Janna’s sister washes her hands of her rebellious daughter, Meghan, and sends her to live with her Amish relatives, Janna is spending less time shopping and more time explaining Meghan’s actions to police officer Hiram “Troy” Troyer. Formerly Amish Troy becomes a regular part of Janna and Meghan’s lives as Meghan continues to act out due to her Englisch mother’s rejection. Could God tame a headstrong teenager and help Janna and Troy find love in the midst of it all?
What made you want to write Amish Fiction?
I am descended from Amish maternal grandparents and I have always been fascinated by the people and the culture. So I decided to try.
I can imagine having an Amish heritage would be a good motivator. 🙂 What kind of research did you do?
I have traveled to Seymour many times, and I find it easier to write about real places I’ve seen. It is also helpful to pick up brochures and postcards if available, and take pictures (obviously, not of the Amish.)
What made you want to become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and played with it most all of my life. What God has given you a passion for He’s given you permission for. I have that posted beside my desk.
What are you currently reading or Have you read a book recently that you want to recommend?
Currently, I’m reading Duchess by Susan May Warren. One of the best books I’ve read lately was Susan’s book, You Don’t Know Me. Great story.
I’m reading You Don’t Know Me also. 🙂 Thanks for joining us today, Laura and sharing a little about yourself and and your book Surrendered Love.
Laura has offered to give away one copy of her book to a lucky commenter. You must answer the following question to be entered. What are you currently reading, or what is a favorite book that you’ve read recently?
Rules: You must have a US address. There must be at least ten qualifying comments for the drawing to take place. The drawing ends on June 16, 2013. Void where prohibited by law.
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. And the Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love releases April 2013, and the third book will release September 2013. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.