Welcome back, Laura. Please tell us about Awakened Love.
Katie Detweiler grew up Amish, never knowing she was adopted as an infant. Now an adult, her new job as cook at an Amish bed and breakfast doesn’t bring about the euphoria she hoped for. Just as she’s getting her menu perfected, the Englisch family and severely ill sister she never knew existed enter her life and strain her Amish relationships. Plus, Katie suddenly has two different men vying for her attention–one Amish, one Englisch–and she wonders if one of them could be the man of her dreams. But when her Englisch sister’s health worsens, Katie must find a way to balance her heart, her job, and her faith while risking her own life for the sister she never knew.
Do you have a favorite scene? Feel free to five us a teaser.
He pulled in a long breath. “I uh, saw him kiss you. On the cheek.”
She twisted a little to look up at him. “Tyler called it a ‘good night’ kiss. It’s an Englisch thing, kissing strangers, ain’t so? Nein Amish bu would do it, unless they were courting.”
I’m thinking a courting couple’s kiss would look a bit different.” He sounded amused. Or maybe strangled.
Thanks for that little teaser. What are you currently working on?
The first book in the Amish of Jamesport series, releasing in April 2014.
Wonderful. I’m sure your fans are looking forward to this new series. 🙂 Please tell us one thing about yourself that may surprise us.
I tend to humanize object/non-talking things.
🙂 I wonder how many others do that as well. I realize my dog isn’t an object, but I’m constantly talking to her as if she’ll talk back. LOL Thanks for sharing with us again and for doing a giveaway. If you would like to be entered into the drawing please answer the following question.
What is your favorite season and why?
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 non-Amish 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.
Drawing rules: There must be at least ten qualifying responses. You must have a U.S. mailing address. I will notify the winner on Sept. 16, 2013. You will have until Sept. 22, 2013 to respond or forfeit the book. No new winner will be drawn. Void where prohibited by law.