dinsdag 21 augustus 2012
Guest post by Holly Bush, author of Train Station Bride.
A few weeks ago I was asked by Colette from ABG Reads Book Tours if I wanted to participate in the blogtour for Train Station Bride. As I have read and loved (and reviewed) the book recently, I was happy too.
Holly Bush was kind enough to write a guestpost for my blog.
Not too long ago, I was talking to my oldest daughter about the romance books I’ve written. I don’t remember the exact conversation or what I had said but her response was, “Most of your books start with someone traveling somewhere.” I stopped dead in my mental tracks and did an inventory. She was right. Somewhere in the first few chapters of many of my books the hero or heroine travel or arrive somewhere they are unfamiliar with.
I begin books when I see a character in my head doing something and I wonder why they are doing what they are doing or how they got to the situation in the first place. In Train Station Bride, I saw Julia Crawford reading a letter she’d received from a man she’d corresponded with and agreed to marry. Not many chapters into TSB, Julia boards a train to her new life. Julia’s arrival in a South Dakota town in the midst of the Founder’s Day Festivities plays havoc with her long planned intentions.
When I wrote some of these romances like TSB, I was in the midst of a personal life upheaval that included moving away from the only house I’d ever lived in to a town I knew little about on the other side of the state. Looking back it is obvious that whatever emotions I was feeling at the time came out in the books I was writing. I got my HEA, though, and so do my fictional heroines!
I grew up in a home where I was surrounded by books. There was not a room that did not hold a bookcase, stack or shelves of books. My father didn't care what we read, although he did, as long as we read something, even a comic book. His stack of books beside his reading chair that sat next to a sunny window was a strange mix of westerns, political intrigue, current affairs, science fiction and the odd biography. Books made me curious, comforted me, excited me, scared me and gave me glimpses into lives and worlds beyond my reach. What a gift - the written word - what a gift!
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1887 Debutante, Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia’s one chance at love.
Jake Shelling was sixteen and grew up quick when his parents died from influenza on the North Dakota prairie. Left with a half-cleared farm and two young sisters, he spent little time on his own needs . . till now. At thirty-five, he figured it was high time to have some sons and a mail order bride would suit him just fine. No expectations of love, just a helpmate from sturdy stock, ready for farm life.
Will fate and chance play a trick on Julia and Jake?
You can read my review here:
Holly Bush is so kind as to give away one ebook copy of the Train Station Bride to one lucky winner. What do you have to do? Answer this question: What was the longest trainride you ever made? And leave me your broken up email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Blog Tour Stops:
August 13 Lace & Lavender Hints Review
August 14 Lace & Lavender Hints Author Interview
August 15 Reflections of A Book Addict Review
August 16 Reflections of A Book Addict Guest Post
August 17 WV Stitcher Review
August 18 Hanging With Bells Guest Post
August 20 Historical Tapestry Guest Post
August 21 boeklogboek -Guest Post
August 22 Nothing Better Then Books Review
August 23 My Devotional Thoughts Excerpt
August 24 My Devotional Thoughts Guest Post
August 25 Nette's Book Reviews Review
August 26 My Devotional Thoughts- Review
August 27 Nette's Book Reviews Author Interview
Edited: For some reason, I cannot get the links to work. If anyone knows how to edit this, or change a setting, please email me at auriansbooks at gmail dot com.