Friday, June 26, 2015

Interview & #Giveaway with Christine Johnson - Love's Rescue

This novel has been on my radar for awhile as a definite TBR! I'm super-dee-duper excited (as my daughter would holler) to have Christine Johnson join us today with a beautiful historical romance that has such a to-die-for cover!!


1. What inspired your story idea for Love's Rescue?

The location (Florida Keys) and their history. My husband and I have been spending time there for decades, and I loved the stories of wrecking and wreckers. I had to create a story with a wrecker hero!

2. What is your favorite characteristic about your story’s hero and heroine?

Their adherence to honor, even when it could cost them their heart’s desire. What a choice!

3. Please tell us about the spiritual theme of your story you hope every reader is challenged by:

Forgiveness and how a person can extend forgiveness to someone who profoundly hurt them.

4. Jaime & Anne are coffee addicts. Erica & Gabrielle are tea lovers. What about you? Coffee or Tea?
Tea. Black, green, white. I love them all, though Earl Grey is still my favorite. When I set foot in a tea shop, I’m in heaven. The aromas! Ahhh…

5. Favorite historical movie? Or mini-series?

This is so difficult! I love the BBC/A&E version of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. It was true to the book while adding depth through Darcy’s perspective. With my husband, we love the Horatio Hornblower movies put out by BBC/A&E. I can’t get him to watch any of the Jane Austen movies or
miniseries, LOL. And then…I could go on and on. My shelves are stocked with DVDs of historical movies and miniseries.

6. While Jaime loves to take selfies, and Erica & Gabe love museums, Anne loves Pinterest and food pics. Share a food pic, a favorite family recipe, or link us to your latest pin on Pinterest.

Here’s a twist. This is a photo of my grandmother’s old (1920s) cookbook open to the recipe for English Plum Duff. Think “plum pudding.” She traditionally made this for Christmas dinner. It was so rich yet so memorable that I can taste it now, many years after my grandma’s passing.

7. Always wanted to be an author? Or surprised your path led you to publish?

Some part of me always loved writing, but I never considered it a profession until many, many years later. After numerous jobs, I settled into librarianship. All those beautiful books spurred me to press forward with writing.

8. Favorite century to read? To write? To watch on TV or in a movie?

This is tough to pin down. I love to read and watch movies set in late medieval, renaissance, and Regency through the Roaring Twenties time periods. My writing reflects that. Before publication, I wrote medieval and 19th c. My published books range from 1850 to the mid-1920s.

9. Favorite heroine of all time, and why?

Another toughie! I love Elizabeth Bennett, of course, because she acts decisively even when wrong. She’s smart yet doesn’t quite see herself clearly, something we all struggle with. Then there’s Jo March in Little Women, filled with spunk and enthusiasm.


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Here's a little about Love's Rescue: 

When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads home to Key West, determined to transform herself into the perfect Southern belle her parents always wished her to be. But nothing goes according to plan. Her crippled brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O'Malley, the dashing man she vowed to forget, refuses to relinquish his hold on her heart. Worst of all, it becomes painfully obvious that her father is not the upright man he appears to be.

As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to do her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.

From the first emotional page, author Christine Johnson throws readers into a world of impossible choices, hidden desires, and heart-melting romance in the steamy south. Readers will cheer for Elizabeth and Rourke as they battle the odds and the elements to secure their future.

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Jaime Wright -
"The Cowgirl's Lasso", Coming 2016, Barbour Publishing

Spirited and gritty turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. Youth leader. Professional Coffee Drinker. Director of Development & Associate Relations and specializes in sarcasm :)

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  1. Jaime, I've also been wanting to read LOVE'S RESCUE! Thank you for the chance to do so soon...

    1. I was really excited to feature this today!

  2. Hi Caryl! I'm excited you stopped by today.

  3. Thanks for the interview and giveaway opportunity, Christine and Jaime!! Would love to read "Love's Rescue"!!

  4. What a nice interview. Love the picture of the old cookbook. It looks like my mother in laws. I use it all the time.

    1. Hi Tammy! I love how well-used the cookbook is and feel blessed to have this tangible memory of my grandma.

  5. I too love the picture of the cookbook. What a treasure! I love the fingerprints on the page, so special. My grandmother had one of her recipes published in a cookbook. The book sounds wonderful too! Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Hello Gail! How wonderful to see your grandmother's recipe in a cookbook! I'm in awe of people who can create new food combinations that are delicious enough to get published.

  6. This book sounds exciting! I can hardly wait!


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