David Lapp (from Promised to Another) survived a “code blue” when he was in a buggy/semi truck accident in Seymour, Missouri. Now after extensive therapy he has lingering mobility problems and is still struggling to find his place in the world. Lured away from Webster County by thoughts of closed buggies and a postcard friendship he’s developed with an Amish girl in Jamesport, he moves north, hoping for a fresh start. He finds work in the area tying flies and basket weaving, selling his products in the Amish markets in the Jamesport area.
Rachel Miller dreams of travel, but feels tied to her Amish life. She is being courted by Obadiah Graber, but wonders if there’s more to life. When she sees David’s name mentioned in The Budget, she strikes up a pen pal friendship with David while he’s in the hospital and in therapy, consoling him when he and his girlfriend part ways. She never dreams that David will come north and move into her community. David is still fearful in the buggy, especially in high traffic areas. Feeling he’s called by God to preach, David spends hours in the Bible, but the Amish discourage him, believing their ministers should be drawn by lot. Will David follow his call, even if it takes him out of the Amish church? Will Rachel realize her dream to travel?
What is the funniest or most awful situation you have ever put one of your characters in? I put my characters in a lot of awful situations. My critique partners comment that they feel sorry for them. David survived a buggy accident with a semi in backstory—but what he goes through in this book is worse.
What does a typical day look like in your life? I get up, have breakfast and coffee and market. Then I homeschool the girls and do household chores. I run errands if I need to. Then I edit what I’ve written the previous day and start writing.
It sounds like you live a full life. 🙂 Do you write seven days a week? I take Sundays off, and there are a lot of days when life happens.
What is next for you? The Birdhouse releases in September. I am currently working on the first book in a new Amish series. I am also polishing up a Christmas novella.
Wonderful, Laura! Thanks for joining us this week.
Laura has graciously offered to give away a copy of Post Card to one lucky commenter.
Rules: Open to USA mailing addresses only. There must be at least five qualifying comments made by people other than Kimberly or Laura. Drawing closes April 5th. The winner will be notified on April 6th and have until April 12, 2015 to reply or forfeit the book. Void where prohibited by law.
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. 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 (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard in April 2015, and The Birdhouse in September 2015. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.
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