Shannon here: Amish fiction author, Laura V. Hilton gives us insight into her hero from her latest release, Healing Love plus a chance to win a copy. Comment on any post dated Sept 10 – 14 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: Sept 22nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
- What is your hero’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
Florida, to visit my Amish Grandparents.
- What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
She’s never left Seymour, except to go to Bakersville, Missiouri to buy heirloom seeds. I hope she’ll like Florida as much as I do.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
Our hearts connected when we first met but we had some impossible obstacles to overcome before we could get together.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
I took care of her animals when they needed care (I’m a vet.) and helped Kristi get the physical therapy she needed. I also reconnected her with her brother and his family.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Kristi said “I love you first.”
About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. 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, and Promised to Another. Healing Love will begin the Amish of Webster County series in September 2012. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.
About the book: Healing Love – Life gets a lot harder for Amish midwife Kristi Lapp when a buggy wreck lands her in the hospital and leaves her with a pronounced limp. Among her biggest concerns is the well–being of her dog, Chinook, as she is no longer able to keep up with the high–energy Siberian husky. Adding insult to injury, she fears she’ll never marry for love, for what man would willingly wed a woman who needs help with even the most basic of household tasks?
Shane Zimmerman moved to Seymour for a fresh start. The veterinarian is still reeling from the loss of his young wife, who died in childbirth—an aneurysm, the autopsy determined, but he still blames the midwife and the herbal remedies she administered. He meets his next–door neighbor, Kristi, when he discovers her wrecked buggy and takes her to the hospital. Eager to deepen the friendship that forms between them, he offers to take care of exercising her dog. But the harsh words of Kristi’s father discourage him from pursuing a relationship further—for the time being. Shane isn’t Amish, although his grandparents were, and Ira Lapp would rather his daughter marry an aging Amish widower than a young Englischer.
Despite all the forces that would keep them apart, Kristi and Shane can’t deny the strong attraction between them. So, their on–again, off–again relationship persists, as Kristi submits to physical therapy for her leg and Shane reevaluates his reasons for being Englisch. But will they find a way to stay together? Or are their differences too divisive to resolve?
Come back Sept 14th for an excerpt from Healing Love!