Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for His Love Revealed by Cynthia Herron, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m ‘flying-tackle-hug’ level excited to welcome Cynthia to the blog today to chat about her new book!
Title: His Love Revealed by Cynthia Herron
Series: Welcome to Ruby #2
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Will revelations of the past hijack their future?
Since childhood, Ida Mae Hoscutt, the beloved proprietress of the Come and Get It Diner, has loved Charles “Chuck” Farrow from afar. Now on the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday with no marriage proposal in sight, Ida Mae mourns past mistakes and contemplates a makeover. When a radio commercial wrenches Ida Mae’s heart, will a sudden turn of events sabotage her chance for happiness or will a long-held secret be the answer to love ever-after?
As Ida Mae’s right-hand man at the Come and Get It, Chuck yearns to shift gears and start over. He’s ready to shelve bachelorhood and blunders in favor of possibilities and new beginnings. When he prepares to move forward, two things challenge his objective. One is the father who walked away and never looked back. The other? A decades-old question that only Ida Mae can answer.
And Ida Mae isn’t talking.
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Hi dear Cynthia! Welcome to the blog!
Cynthia: Okay, I’m really not a fan of extreme temps, but I’d have to say summer…especially one day when I retire at the beach.
Carrie: ‘not a fan of extreme temps’ is something we can definitely agree on!
Cynthia: I love both kinds of fur babies, but Miranda (our feline princess) currently rules the roost at our house.
Carrie: that’s a great cat name!
Cynthia: Ocean. I need to taste the salt air and hear the melody of the waves. But at the moment, The Ozarks—land of my heritage—is home.
Carrie: ‘both’ is a totally acceptable answer 😉
Cynthia: Well, of course, both have their place. Chili’s great on a cold winter day, but I’m kind of partial to a meatloaf and mayo sandwich with a generous side of mashed potatoes and gravy. 😊
Carrie: you had me at mashed potatoes and gravy 😊
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Cynthia: I used to think it would be to know the future, but now, I think it would be the ability to make others well. Watching my beloved daddy’s Alzheimer’s Disease progress within the last year has been excruciatingly painful. My writing journey began because of my daddy.
Carrie: oh my sweet friend, Alzheimer’s is such a cruel disease isn’t it? Both of my grandmothers had it at the same time, and if I could have made them well I absolutely would have. <HUGS>
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Cynthia: Gotta be honest. I head to the Bestseller tables in the immediate front. I like to know the latest hot reads (not necessarily romance *a-hem*), and what books are flying off the shelves. I want to know what it is that’s resonating with today’s readers. Not because I write to trends, but because I’m drawn to memorable stories and themes that grab me.
Carrie: i love that! yes!
Q: If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Cynthia: That I’m about as down-to-earth as them. I’m not a fancy gal. I don’t put on airs. I prefer chicken fried steak over a four-course meal. I’m a lover of the underdog and I have no patience for meanies who mistreat others. That when I write I’m very intense—and sometimes force them (my characters) to trudge through the valley before reaching the mountaintop.
Carrie: oh wait – can i take back my ‘i love that! yes!’ comment above & use it for this answer too? 😉
Q: Were there any songs that inspired you as you wrote His Love Revealed?
Cynthia: Yes, the heroine in HLR has an affinity for nostalgia, so I knew immediately what song would take center stage and appear a few times throughout the story. The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” has been my parents love song for 61 years, and it seemed perfect for Ida Mae and Chuck.
Carrie: awww that’s one of my faves – and what a sweet backstory to it!
Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce His Love Revealed as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?
Cynthia: Isn’t that every author’s dream?! But it is fun to dream, and of course I’ve given this some thought. Naturally, Reese Witherspoon would star as the unpretentious and down-to-earth Ida Mae Hoscutt, and Hugh Jackman (need I say more?) would be cast as Chuck Farrow.
Carrie: ooo great choices!
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from His Love Revealed & why do you love it?
Cynthia: “Sometimes, we have to endure hundreds of snows to arrive at our spring.” – Chuck Farrow I love this quote because it sums up so beautifully one of life’s big truths. Often, we really do have to muddle through tons of tough seasons to fully appreciate new opportunities, growth, and rebirth.
Carrie: oh amen. Yes. ♥
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Cynthia: Today, as we chat, I’m knee deep in Her Faith Restored, book #3 in the Welcome to Ruby series. This story will re-introduce characters we’ve occasionally seen in the first two books of the series. It can be read as a stand alone novel, but it’s going to be so much more fun if readers start with Her Hope Discovered, book #1, where they can truly immerse themselves in the quaint, cozy Ozarks’ community of Ruby, Missouri with all of its quirky, lovable characters. 😊
Cynthia Herron writes Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction from the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A hopeless romantic at heart, she enjoys penning stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her Hope Discovered, her début novel and the first in a three-book series, released December 2018 with Mountain Brook Ink.
“Cindy” has a degree in psychology and a background in social work. She is a member of ACFW, ACFW MozArks, and RWA.
She is a 2020 Selah Award (Double) Finalist, a 2017 ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2016 ACFW Genesis (Double) Finalist, and a 2015 ACFW First Impressions Winner. Her work is represented by Sarah Freese at WordServe Literary.
Besides writing, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a fondness for gingerbread men, miniature teapots, and all things apple. She also adores a great cup of coffee and she never met a sticky note she didn’t like.
(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!
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What about you? What makes you want to read His Love Revealed by Cynthia Herron?