The Guardian’s Promise

9780373282579 Official Christina Rich is with us this week to share with us about

The Guardian’s Promise.

An evil queen and her royal guards will stop at nothing to find—and kill—the rightful heir to the throne of Judah. When their pursuit leads them to Mira’s village, only her father’s bond servant, Ari, a man shrouded in secrets, can keep Mira safe.

Abandoning his life as a temple guard and becoming an indentured servant was the only way Ari could protect young Joash, the true King of Judah, from Queen Athaliah. But his sacred duty prevents him from confessing his feelings for his master’s daughter. With the future of their nation on the line, Ari and Mira will risk everything to save their people.

What inspired you to right The Guardian’s Promise?

One day while sitting in church, inspiration took over with a simple question (and yes I believe it was God): What would happen if a bond servant fell in love with his master’s daughter? Oh, wait, what would happen if that bond servant was no servant but in truth a captain of the temple guard in charge of guarding a secret child king from his murderous grandmother?

How many books have you written?

The ones that are complete are two Scottish historical romances, a western romance, two pioneer romances, and three Biblical romances set in Old Testament times.

When did you start writing and when was your first book published?

I started writing October 2006. In November 2011 I received a partial request for my first Biblical romance and received an offer October 2012. That book releases this month.

What is next for you?

I have another book, A Warrior’s Vow, releasing in July that is the story of Ari’s brother, so I’ll be working on promo stuff for it. I’m also working on a book set 668 b.c. that involves a Greek merchant and the daughter of a Hebrew slave. I’m having fun with them as the sail the Great Sea.

Thanks for sharing with us and offering to give away either an E-copy or print copy (winner’s choice) of your book. To be entered please leave a comment.

Drawing Rules: You must have a USA mailing address to be entered for a print copy. There must be at least ten qualifying comments for the drawing to take place. The drawing ends 3/30/2014. The winner will be contacted by email on 3/31/14 and have until 4/06/2014 to respond or forfeit–no new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited by law.

IMG_1232When she was younger, Christina tried to dig herself to China, loved Three Billy Goats Gruff, and had an obsession with maps. She gave up her dig to China but still jumps at the chance to travel even if it’s just down the road. She loves watching modern takes of fairytales and mythologies on the big screen and still has a huge obsession with maps. The older the better.

Born and raised in Kansas, where she currently lives with her husband and children, Christina loves to read stories with happily ever afters, research,  take photos, knit scarves, dig into her ancestry, fish, visit the ocean, write stories with happily ever afters and talk about her family and Jesus.

Her debut novel, The Guardian’s Promise, releases from Love Inspired March 2014.

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