As part of the Celebrate Lit Spring Scavenger Hunt (more on that in a moment), I am pleased to welcome Rachel J. Good to the blog today!
Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Rachel also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. She loves reading (of course!), traveling, and spending time with her five children and three grandchildren. Visit her at her website, Facebook, author page, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. You also can sign up for her quarterly newsletter here.
The Kissing Bridge (Laura V. Hilton)
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.
Sold on Love (Rachel J. Good)
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?
Cowboys and Amish Girls (Thomas Nye)
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.
Hi Rachel! Welcome back to the blog!
Q: What do you love most about spring?
Rachel: Everything!! It’s my favorite time of year. Seeing the flowers poking their heads up from the ground, sniffing the cherry blossoms scenting the air, and watching birds flying and animals scampering around. The color I like most is that light green of tiny buds on trees. All of it lifts my spirits.
Carrie: The colors of spring are the absolute best!
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Rachel: It’s hard to say. I’m drawn to several areas. Nonfiction is probably #1, because I love learning. I also enjoy mysteries and children’s/YA books. Of course, I always check out the Amish section to see which of my friends have books there.
Carrie: I love browsing in the bookstore, even in sections that I don’t read a lot of books from. You never know what might jump out and grab my interest!
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?
Rachel: I’ve researched so many odd things. I often wonder if the online marketing companies have trouble finding ads for me. And I hope I’m never arrested for suspected murder, because the police or FBI would have a field day with my search history. I’ve looked up lots of different ways to murder people so it will go undetected.
I have a funny story about that. A fellow writer and I met for breakfast in a restaurant, and she was telling me she figured out how to murder Hal (one of her characters), but she still had to find a way to dispose of the body without anyone knowing. I made a few suggestions, but she didn’t think they were sneaky enough. I told her I knew she’d come up with the perfect plan, but if she needed help to let me know. When we stood up to leave, we realized everyone nearby was staring at us with horrified expressions. I wondered if they’d call the police to report a possible murder suspect and her accomplice.
Carrie: HAHA! That’s awesome!
Q: In ‘Sold on Love’, Lavina’s little brother Stephen steals the show! What (or who) was your inspiration for this endearing but precocious character?
Rachel: Actually, it was one of my daughters (I won’t say which one), who always said and did the unexpected. She was bright and creative, but often caused embarrassing situations or got into odd predicaments. And she was definitely accident-prone.
Carrie: If she was like Stephen, then you had your hands full but were also well-entertained lol
Q: If Lavina was making a to-do list of what she needed to look after in her Mamm’s absence, what would be the top 5 tasks?
- Watching Stephen (this would probably be #1 to #5!)
Carrie: Yes, Stephen would take up at least the first five spaces on the list lol
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂
Spring is here and we are celebrating with a Spring Scavenger Hung featuring Celebrate Lit Publishing’s Spring Collection. Stop by each of the blog stops to learn about a specific author from one of our collections, enter the giveaway for a $50 Amazon card, and collect their secret word. At the end of the week, create the sentence from all the secret words and enter it in the giveaway for NINE bonus entries.
(Since the stop before mine didn’t post yesterday, I’m including her word as well: HERE)
AND I wonder what my secret word is? (ahem. Hint: it’s in a pretty color lol)
This giveaway is hosted by Celebrate Lit, not RimSP
Follow along with the tour below:
Texas Book-aholic, April 5
Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 6
Bibliophile Reviews, April 7
Carpe Diem, April 8
Reading is my Super Power, April 9
A Baker’s Perspective, April 10
Simple Harvest Reads, April 11 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
margaret kazmierczak, April 12
Artistic Nobody, April 13
Janices book reviews, April 14
*Just to recap, Carpe Diem’s secret word is HERE and my secret word is AND
What about you? What’s your favorite thing about spring?