Shannon here: Laura V. Hilton shares how she met her husband plus winner’s choice of her latest Amish Romance, The Amish Firefighter or any of her titles in e-book or U.S. only for print. Link to title list at the end of the post. Deadline: April 30th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
One of the most romantic places I’ve ever been with Steve was a time we went to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. One of the waterfalls on Lake Superior, we had to walk into the forest of the north woods to find it. But when we did – wow, we could walk under it, around behind it, and we were getting sprayed. I know, not many would think that romantic, but just having him there beside me, holding my hand while we scooted out an adventure was romantic.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
No, not really. But our first date was at Shoney’s for a piece of strawberry pie. Steve invited me out for strawberry pie and I took him literally, and made sure I ate dinner before he came to pick me up! He meant dinner, too, so he had to eat alone while I waited for the pie. 🙂
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
The song played at our wedding was Household of Faith. Also the Theme from Ice Castles. I love that song!
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
He is so careful with me! Ever since I had breast cancer and went through chemo and radiation, I’ve had some mobility problems, especially with my right hip. Sometimes it is so bad I can hardly walk, and oh, the pain! When it is that bad he stays right beside me, holding my hand, making sure I can get where I need to go without falling, and he doesn’t complain! He just takes care of me.
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he was the one?
It was pretty much instantaneous on my part. My first thought when I met Steve was “That’s the guy I’m going to marry.” My second was, “Don’t be ridiculous. You don’t know him.” But, I knew it anyway. And we did. Four months later.
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Which used to be a wonderful getaway.
About Laura: 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 releasing in May 2016, followed by two more Amish books and a Christmas story releasing in Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 respectively. 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:
About the book – The Amish Firefighter:
Can they overcome their past?
Abigail Stutzman’s life is about to change – whether she wants it to or not. Her mamm is getting remarried to a widower with a large family. Abigail is sent to live with her aenti and onkle in Jamesport because she and her new step-brother had dated and their parents anticipate problems. (Her step-brother is needed on the farm.) Abigail launches a full-scale plan to return home to her family—and Mark—when she finds herself in over her head…and heart.
When Abigail and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble, her punishment includes helping a collection of crazy old maids with housekeeping. In the midst of her atonement, Abigail uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Abigail must decide if she’ll continue her messed-up legacy or embrace a new beginning with the man who’s stolen her heart.
Sam Miller has trouble of his own. When Sam and his close friend Ezra Weiss are in a drug/alcohol-related car accident in Pennsylvania, Ezra is killed. Though Sam survives, he is deeply affected by the tragedy and vows to help other victims. Now a new Christian, Sam is a volunteer firefighter and a college student working to earn his EMT and paramedic license. But Sam has a past. When it comes time to confess his crimes, he finds that the truth may set him free—but it might also land him in some uncomfortably hot water. Will Sam and Abigail be able to find a future together?
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