Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Father He Deserves by Lisa Jordan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Lisa today about her new book!
THE FATHER HE DESERVES by Lisa Jordan
Series: Holland Brothers #3
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
A determined dad. A wary mother. Making amends is never easy…
Injured in a kayaking accident, champion Evan Holland returns home to train rescue dogs. But his unexpected partner is the woman he left behind, Natalie Bishop. And she has a secret: a son Evan never knew he had. Now Evan must prove he can be a real father. But earning Natalie’s trust back will take hope, forgiveness—and risking everything on forever…
Hi! Welcome to the blog!
Lisa: Summer—While freshly fallen snow is beautiful and I love it for Christmas, I hate being cold! Plus, I live in an area that gets plenty of snow, and I don’t like driving in it.
Carrie: Driving in snow isn’t fun, I’ll agree with that. The advantage of living in southern states is that when we DO get snow, we usually don’t have to drive anywhere because everything shuts down lol
Lisa: Dogs—cats make me sneeze. We have a rescue dog named Penny. She’s a chihuahua mix, and she’s the best writing partner. Loves my ideas and snuggles with me when the writing isn’t going well.
NOTE: Shortly after this interview was completed, Lisa posted on social media that her sweet Penny had passed away. She said, “Praising God for the gift she was to our family. Our hearts are broken, and my lap is now empty. ” Please be praying for Lisa & her family as they grieve this loss.
Lisa: Netflix—more variety. Plus, even though I’m a happily ever after girl who loves romance, Hallmark movies are too perfect for me. I like flawed characters. Plus, I usually watch TV with my husband, and Netflix offers a bit more for both of us to watch together.
Carrie: that’s true – my husband goodnaturedly watches the Hallmark Mysteries channel with me but he does grumble about some of them lol
Lisa: This is a toss-up. The ocean is where my soul finds rest. I love the beach, the sun-warmed breezes, sand between my toes, the gentle rhythm of the waves. But I also live near a national forest and enjoy walks in the woods (on trails) with my husband.
Carrie: ‘Both’ is a perfectly acceptable answer 🙂
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Lisa: Well, I do like to joke that I have the ability to overthink—reigning queen of overthinking—my plots. But I think my real superpower is writing flawed, real-life characters who find hope and their own happily ever afters. Life is hard, but Jesus offers us hope and peace. God has given me an ability to minister to my readers through words, so I think that’s a pretty awesome superpower. 🙂
Q: Tell me some good books you’ve read recently.
Lisa: Oh my goodness, this is a topic where I could write a whole page. I loved Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson, The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren, Afraid of the Light by Cynthia Ruchti, the Rembrandt Stone series (books 1-3 are out now) by David James Warren, and Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck. I will read anything by Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, Beth Vogt, Melissa Tagg, Tari Faris, Cynthia Ruchti, Mindy Obenhaus…just to name a few of my favorites.
Carrie: I love authors who are also avid readers 🙂
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Lisa: I have a “croffice,” which is my craft room/office. I have a desk, book shelves, and a desktop computer along with a very comfy chair. However, 75% of my writing is done in our living room in my comfy leather chair in the corner with my dog on my lap while I type on my laptop. Writing in the living room happened because I didn’t have an office for years, and I wanted to be available for my boys while they were doing homework, watching TV, or gaming. Now that they’re gone, I stay in the living room out of habit, and it’s where Hubby and I spend most of our time in the evenings.
Carrie: my ‘office’ is my recliner in the living room too so I totally get that.
Q: Which of your main characters in The Father He Deserves is most like you?
Lisa: When I was a young mom, I had a lot of fears. And those fears held me back from doing certain things or allowing our boys to do certain things. So in that regard, I’m a lot like Natalie. However, as I’ve gotten older and I’ve allowed God to work through me to heal some of those fears, I’ve learned to be braver like Evan. So I’d say I’m a little of both.
Carrie: that’s a great answer!
Q: Were there any songs that inspired you as you wrote The Father He Deserves?
Lisa: I absolutely love Zach Williams’ “Fear is a Liar” and “There is a King” by Elevation Worship. Both songs really spoke to my heart while writing this book.
Carrie: ‘Fear is a Liar’ is one of my fave songs because I, too, let a lot of fear control me when I was younger. I will definitely have to go download the other song now too!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from The Father He Deserves?
Lisa: I hope readers will understand no matter where we are in our lives or what is happening, God is with us. He commands us to be strong and courageous, not to be afraid or discouraged because He is with us always. Courage is different for every person. When we trust God with all areas of our lives, even the dark and hurting places, He will help us to be brave.
Carrie: Amen ♥
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.
Lisa: Thank you for having me! In January 2022, the fourth (and final) book in the Holland Brothers series will be coming out. Micah’s story will be shared in His Road to Redemption. I’m working on two book proposals—a new series for Love Inspired, which will be a “spin-off” from my Holland Brothers series and a women’s fiction proposal for Love Inspired Trade.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Father He Deserves by Lisa Jordan and a $20 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 5, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 12, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Ebook and gift card available for international where available. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
This giveaway is hosted by JustRead, not RimSP
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!
*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.
What about you? What makes you want to read The Father He Deserves by Lisa Jordan?