Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Nancy Naigle & What Remains True

Posted May 20, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Nancy Naigle, romance / 23 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Nancy Naigle to the blog today to talk about her new novel What Remains True, unexpected changes, and trusting God!

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2022
PAGES: 336

An uplifting novel about three months that may change three lives—and lead to love—from USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle

Working at a little shop on Main Street in a small town is exactly the break that executive Merry Anna Foster needs following her divorce. She’s made a bet with her ex-husband that she can live on the amount of money she’s giving him in alimony. If she can do it, then Kevin will have to stop complaining and leave her alone. But after three months of this new life, will she even want to leave Antler Creek?

Adam Locklear, bull rider and owner of the local feedstore, is having the best year of his rodeo career. He’s also a bit distracted by the pretty new neighbor living in his old bunkhouse. But Adam has no time for matters of the heart. He’s got his future all mapped out, and that future doesn’t involve a woman just yet. It doesn’t involve parenting a little girl either. However, Carly Fowler still suddenly leaves five-year-old Zan—the daughter Adam didn’t know he had—in his care.

Is it possible that the future holds a life even better than what Merry Anna and Adam had each dreamed of? One that includes both tenderness and even love—not just for each other but for Zan too.


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by Nancy Naigle, author of What Remains True

Thank you for the opportunity to join you on Reading is My Superpower, Carrie.

I’m so excited to be here to chat about What Remains True. I’ve been a rodeo fan for as far back as I can remember, so writing a cowboy hero wasn’t too hard for me. A rugged guy wearing Wrangler’s, boots and a cowboy hat pretty much catches my attention any day of the week. Toss in a ma’am here and there, and I’m lassoed tighter than a steer on roping night.

Adam is a bull rider who is having the year of his life. He’s laser-focused on the championship, and things are looking really good that he’ll take home that gold buckle this year. His focus gets knocked around a few times in this story, and the journey he had all mapped out is about to change.

There’s a lot of change in this story, and we all know how hard that can be sometimes. Especially when it’s not of our own doing. Merry Anna happens through the small town of Antler Creek on her way to her condo in Hilton Head to lick her wounds and get herself back on her feet after a nasty divorce, but something clicks while she’s on Main Street in that mountain town. She throws caution to the wind, deciding to stay right there—renting an old bunkhouse nearby. Guess who her neighbor is! 😉

I’ve had my share of unexpected twists and turns in life. I find it interesting that the least expected changes are the ones that have turned out the best. For me, that was when my position as a Senior Vice President with Bank of America had me sending technology positions offshore. I understood the business case behind it, but my heart broke for those people who were suddenly being asked to teach someone else their jobs and move along. How do you make that right?

Well, I did a lot of soul searching that year, and I realized books always got me through the tough times. Difficult bosses, terrible relationships, even bad hair days were all perfect reasons to read. I decided if I could write one book, to help one girl, through one bad day…that would be one heck of a gift. So, I started writing in my spare time, and on those cross-country flights for work. I really should’ve dedicated my first novel to US Airways now that I think about it.

It took ten years to get that first novel written and published in 2011. When I lost my husband to a very short battle with cancer in January 2014, I felt a profound need to touch others through my stories—to tickle a memory, lift a mood, or give a hand to a gal who needed to find strength. There was no denying the drive I felt.

I did everything a widow is not supposed to do that first year:

  • Bought a house in another state.
  • Locked the door on my farm and left it sitting there empty until I could bear to deal with it.
  • Took an early retirement from my high-paying job to put all my faith in God that I’d be able to pay my bills while meeting the goals of my heart through my books even though everyone said it was flat-out crazy.

God is good. He had a plan all those years ago when I was searching for answers. He set me on a path that led me to this life’s work. I’m so honored and grateful to the many readers who faithfully read my small town stories of love and hope, and share them with friends and make this a reality.

Hugs and happy reading, and don’t forget to pass it along.

Nancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include The Shell Collector and the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and The Secret Ingredient. Nancy makes her home in Virginia.

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What about you? What makes you want to read What Remains True by Nancy Naigle?


23 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Nancy Naigle & What Remains True

  1. Nancy

    I’d like to read this sweet story because it includes a lot of changing life circumstances.

  2. Anne

    A heartwarming and beautiful story which is a real treasure. Reading about Nancy and her trials and tribulations is inspiring and gives me hope.

  3. Suzanne Sellner

    I appreciate Nancy’s sharing about her life changes, which makes me eager to read her book!

  4. Lisa Sabatini

    I love reading small town romances, stories involving single dads, and stories about women with something to prove – mostly to themselves.

  5. I definitely want to read this one. I became a widow in 2016 and understand what Nancy is talking about. I will say, I was not as brave as she was with making changes though.

  6. Linda May

    The story sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for your great generosity.

  7. Sonnetta Jones

    One of the things I like about this story is how to adjust to a present and future the characters didn’t plan on. Will they be bitter and find to embrace this new normal.

  8. Debra Pruss

    I will try this for the second time. The cover is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  9. Lynette

    I love Nancy’s books! This is on my Amazon wishlist. My book list is way bigger than my budget!

  10. Sabrina Templin

    She is a new to me author. I’ve heard of her but not read anything by her yet. I look forward to doing so. 😀

  11. Patty

    I am not familiar with Nancy’s writing, but it sounds like this book might be set in my neck of the woods.

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