I love chatting with prolific author Linda Goodnight, and today I’m delighted to welcome her back to the blog to talk about her new novel Lone Star Bachelor (June 2017, Harlequin Love Inspired).
Winner of the RITA Award for excellence in inspirational fiction, Linda Goodnight has also won the Booksellers’ Best, ACFW Book of the Year, and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine.
Linda has appeared on the Christian bestseller list and her romance novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Active in orphan ministry, this former nurse and teacher enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world.
She and husband Gene live in Oklahoma with their daughters, Masha & Victoria.
Her new book, Lone Star Bachelor, is the 4th book in the Buchanons series for Love Inspired!
Her Unexpected Hero
Sawyer Buchanon was against hiring Jade Warren. The escalating threats against his family’s construction business—and Sawyer in particular—don’t warrant the time and money spent on a private investigator. Even if Jade’s smart, beautiful and challenging in a way that intrigues him.
Jade has personal reasons to mistrust any Buchanon—especially one as handsome and smooth as Sawyer. But everything she’s been led to believe about the successful Buchanons crumbles in the face of Sawyer’s decency and sweetness. And the closer Jade gets to Sawyer, the more intense her feelings for him become.
Soon the biggest risk she’ll face is having Sawyer steal her heart.
Top 5 Reasons I Had to Write Lone Star Bachelor
I’m a list maker. I love the things. Grocery lists, to-do lists, lists of places to visit, books to read, and so on. Part of the reason for making lists is to keep my head straight and avoid forgetting all the things I need to do. But I also like the order and control I feel when I have a nice, tidy, fresh list in front of me. Or on the fridge. Or pinned to my bulletin board. Or sticky-noted to my computer monitor. Well, you get the idea. I like lists. So, it was only natural, for me anyway, to create a list of reasons for writing the final book in The Buchanons series, Lone Star Bachelor.
Just for fun, let’s make it a countdown. Are you ready? Here we go:
#5. Hero Sawyer Buchanon. This guy needed a story! Witty, charming, goodhearted, and did I mention dreamy-looking? He was fun to write because he reminds me a lot of my sons who are also witty, charming, goodhearted and handsome. (Says their mama, who is not at all biased. No, not one bit.)
#4. Heroine Jade Warren. I wanted to create a smart, strong woman in a non-traditional career who was also beautiful and vulnerable. Let me know how I did.
#3. To contrast the effects of twisting scripture and using religion as a hammer with the love and light of true Christianity. Wow, that was a mouthful, but you’ll see what I mean when you read the book. Jade’s dad is a piece of work.
#2. Even after three books, I didn’t know who was vandalizing the Buchanon Construction properties. I had to write book 4 to find out, and boy, did I surprise myself!
#1. And the number one reason I wrote Lone Star Bachelor? (Drum roll please.) Men in tool belts! Need I say more?
So there you have it. Five reasons why I was practically forced to bring this new book to you. I hope you’ll love it.
So tell me, what’s the number one reason you purchase a book? Is it author, storyline, the cover or title, or something else entirely?
Oh, and if you haven’t read the other three Buchanon books, they’re still available for order. Here’s a link to all four: The Buchanons
I am giving away a copy of Lone Star Bachelor to one of you dear readers! Winner’s choice of print or ebook (International entries are eligible for ebook only) Giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.