Shannon here: Laura V. Hilton shares insight into her characters’ romance from her Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens. The novella is on sale for 99 cents through Christmas. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Dec 14 – 16 to enter the drawing for my title, Rodeo Hero. Deadline: Dec 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
Interview with Gracia in Christmas Mittens:
- Are you open to your own romance?
Yes, but I don’t see it happening. I’ve lived here all my life and grew up with everyone. The only men I don’t know who come to town are deer hunters and they are usually interested in getting the big buck, not the girl.
- What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
I’d want him to be a Christian.
- What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?
Kind, loving, compassionate, hard-working… oh, that’s more than two.
- Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?
I don’t know. I loved one man since kindergarten and he left town. Obviously, home isn’t it. Maybe if I moved to the city.
- Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
- What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
I don’t want him two-timing or cheating on me.
- What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?
If I found out he was using me and seeing another girl at the same time.
- Where do you dream of getting married?
In the local church. My parents and grandparents married there. It’d be nice to carry on the tradition.
- Where do you dream of spending your honeymoon?
Oh, so many options! I don’t know. Just so long as it’s in the arms of the man I love.
- What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?
An engagement ring. Oh, that’s a bit obvious. Books. I love books. Always have.
Laura V. Hilton: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.
She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. Learn more and connect:
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About the book – Christmas Mittens: Gracia Dykstra enjoys her job at the Senior Center, especially at Christmas time. The seniors have an annual craft shop. Desperate to raise funds Gracia asks for donations of Christmas trees to sell in order to raise much-needed funds, but Christmas tree donations are scarce. Jake Trivett has quit his job in California to come home and help his dad. A friendship with Gracia, who he’s always admired, intrigues him. Gracia’s heart flutters with more than Christmas spirit when Jake, an old flame, whose father runs a struggling tree farm answers the phone. Will Gracia receive more than Christmas trees this year?