Please join me in welcoming author Cynthia Roemer to the blog today to chat about her new historical romance Beyond These War-Torn Lands!
Cynthia Roemer is an inspirational, award-winning author with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the hearts of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the mid-1800’s prairie and Civil War era. Her Prairie Sky Series consists of Amazon bestseller, Under This Same Sky, Under Prairie Skies, and Under Moonlit Skies, a 2020 Selah Award winner.
Cynthia writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband of twenty-seven years. They have two grown sons. When she isn’t writing or researching, Cynthia can be found hiking, biking, gardening, reading, or riding sidesaddle with her husband in the combine or on their motorcycle. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
BEYOND THESE WAR-TORN LANDS
SERIES: Wounded Hearts #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press, LLC
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2021
The War brought them together ~ Would it also tear them apart?
While en route to aid Confederate soldiers injured in battle near her home, Southerner Caroline Dunbar stumbles across a wounded Union sergeant. Unable to ignore his plea for help, she tends his injuries and hides him away, only to find her attachment to him deepen with each passing day. But when her secret is discovered, Caroline incurs her father’s wrath and, in turn, unlocks a dark secret from the past which she is determined to unravel.
After being forced to flee his place of refuge, Sergeant Andrew Gallagher fears he’s seen the last of Caroline. Resolved not to let that happen, when the war ends, he seeks her out, only to discover she’s been sent away. When word reaches him that President Lincoln has been shot, Drew is assigned the task of tracking down the assassin. A chance encounter with Caroline revives his hopes, until he learns she may be involved in a plot to aid the assassin.
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Hi dear Cynthia! Welcome back to the blog!
Cynthia: Spring and Fall. LOL! But Summer comes next.
Carrie: hahaha so what i’m getting is that you aren’t a fan of winter? 😉
Carrie: i apparently just have not yet met the right cat lol
Carrie: me too!
Cynthia: Board game
Carrie: We are big board game players in our family!
Q: Tell us some good books you’ve read lately!
Cynthia: To Dwell Among Cedars by Connilyn Cossette and The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin
Carrie: two fabulous authors!
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?
Cynthia: How to amputate a limb
Carrie: oh yikes!
Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing Beyond These War-Torn Lands, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?
Cynthia: I usually have a rough idea of where I’m going with the story and where my characters will end up, but I sort of give them their heads and let them and the Lord show me how to get there 🙂
Carrie: i love that approach!
Q: Some authors like to hide little things in their stories. Is there anything you have hidden in Beyond These War-Torn Lands?
Cynthia: I like to add a bit of intrigue in the mix and let the readers have an “Ah hah!” moment. There is a lot of history in this story. How many surprises readers discover along the way will depend on how well they know their history. 🙂
Carrie: ooo I’m hooked!
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from the book & why do you love it?
Cynthia: One of my favorite quotes from War-Torn lands is, “Until hatred is banished, there can be no room for healing.” There is so much bitterness and hatred in our world today, as there was back then during the Civil War.
The theme verse for the novel is Matthew 5:43-44. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”
Both my hero and heroine have to discover what it means to overcome evil with good, something that I feel is still so relevant for us today. Only then, can healing take place in our hearts.
Carrie: Amen & 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.
Cynthia: Love to. I’ve started brainstorming and researching for Book 2 in my Wounded Heart Series which will feature the hero of Beyond These War-Torn Lands’ younger brother, Luke Gallagher as the hero and a feisty head-strong heroine named Adelaide (Addie). It is due to release in November, 2022. I’m also plotting a Historical Christmas Novella collection with three other authors, which has been a lot of fun and will hopefully be slated for September, 2023.
Cynthia Roemer is offering a signed, print copy of Beyond These War-Torn Lands to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Beyond These War-Torn Lands by Cynthia Roemer?