Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Gartshore & Finding Her Voice

Posted August 22, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, Donna Gartshore, giveaway, romance / 6 Comments

Finding Her Voice JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Finding Her Voice by Donna Gartshore, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Donna on the blog today to chat about her book!

Finding Her Voice

FINDING HER VOICE by Donna Gartshore
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2022
PAGES: 224

Overcoming their differences

Could be the answer to all their problems

Bridget Connelly dreams of buying her boss’s veterinary clinic and starting her own business—but so does auditor Sawyer Blume. Despite her trust issues toward men, it’s hard to stay rivals when Sawyer’s traumatized daughter bonds with Bridget’s adorable pup. And when another buyer tries to outbid them both, working together might give them everything they want…including each other.


affiliate links used

BookDepository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub

Hi Donna! Welcome to the blog!

Donna: Oranges because for some reason when I eat apples I crave junk food after, which kind of defeats the purpose!

Carrie: oh that’s interesting!

Donna: Cats because my beautiful Siamese-cross, Phil, makes me laugh every day. I think that Cats are more affectionate and need more attention than people think.

Carrie: I have yet to meet a cat that’s as affectionate as a dog, but maybe I’ve just been hanging out with the wrongs ones haha

Donna: Print because I love the feel of a book in my hand and the rustle of turning pages.

Carrie: nothing can beat that, for sure!

Donna: Music because listening to the lyrics of talented songwriters can often inspire me to write.

Carrie: i find that song lyrics inspire my creativity too!

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Donna: Honestly, it would be the ability to be endlessly patient with all who I come in contact with. I can’t do that without God’s help so that would feel like a superpower to me.

Carrie: that would definitely need Divine intervention!!

Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?

Donna: Sara Crewe from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She was resilient and imaginative, and she remained kind and generous under adversity. I had her qualities in mind when I named my beautiful daughter Sara.

Carrie: aww i love that

Q: Do you have any strange quirks while writing?

Donna: I can’t write in absolute silence. I don’t want to be distracted by having to pay too much attention to something else, though, so my go-to is to have tried and true TV re-runs on in the background. Gilmore Girls and Heartland are two of my favourites. I mentioned being inspired by music, that’s in between writing sprints. I can’t write while I’m listening or I’ll sing along!

I also always need to have a cup of tea or coffee within reach.

Carrie: I like having ‘comfort TV’ on in the background too. For me, that’s usually NCIS or Law & Order… or Homicide Hunter.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about Finding Her Voice as you wrote it?

Donna: To be honest, the biggest surprise was that I finished this one. For a variety of reasons, I went through a real struggle and experienced the worst writer’s block of my entire career. People were very well-meaning and had a lot of advice, which unfortunately didn’t help. But I kept praying and said, “God this is between you and me.” Now that advanced reader copies are out and it has been getting some very positive reactions, I just smile and feel grateful and humble because I know that this is the book that God finished for me. Of course, I give Him the credit for any creative talents I have, but I never felt it so profoundly as I do with this book.

Carrie: He is faithful ♥

Q: What is something that God taught you while you wrote Finding Her Voice?

Donna: As mentioned above, I have an even deeper sense now of how much He cares, how willing He is to see us through our struggles, no matter what they are. He is always with us and we can trust Him without boundaries.

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.

Donna: I am currently working on the second book of a three-book contract with Love Inspired. It’s called The Second Chance Series and each book explores a way that the characters learn to believe in love again and that their dreams can come true. I’m developing quite the crush on the hero in the second book, so that’s fun!

Donna Gartshore

Donna Gartshore lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. Donna now has three books published with Love Inspired and is working on three more. She has also published several short stories and poems with various literary publications and writes devotions. Donna loves family time, walks, coffee and movies with friends, serving in various capacities at the church she attends and talking about books and writing with her friends and the writing community.

Connect with Donna by following her on Instagram or Twitter.

Finding Her Voice JustRead Giveaway

(3) winners will receive print copy of Finding Her Voice, an adult inspirational coloring book, and a small devotion!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 22, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 29, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

What about you? What makes you want to read Finding Her Voice by Donna Gartshore?

Tags: , , ,

6 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Donna Gartshore & Finding Her Voice

  1. Roxanne C.

    I look forward reading Finding Her Voice. I think the author’s desired superpower is an excellent choice.

Leave a Reply