Shannon here: Traci Tyne Hilton shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest cozy mystery, Hard to Find: A Tillgiven Romantic Mystery. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a print copy of any title from The Plain Jane Mysteries or an e-book copy of Hard to Find: A Tillgiven romantic Mystery. Deadline: Dec 6th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Traci:
Many readers know Isaac Daniel’s from The Plain Jane Mysteries. It’s been a year, so I don’t think it’s a spoiler anymore, but things didn’t work out with Jane.
But God still had a good plan for his life, even if it didn’t look a thing like what he had hoped for, and was all the way out in the tiny little farming community of Brunn Vatten, Sweden, at a little Bible School called Tillgiven.
Dani Honeywell, the 19 year old unschooled girl from the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon wasn’t what Isaac was looking for either, but when she disappeared he knew he had to have her, no matter how hard she was to find.
Here are a few fun facts about the lovebirds.
- What’s the most romantic thing Isaac has ever done for you, Dani?
We’re in the early days still, but I’d say sleeping in the car so I could have the hotel room was the most romantic thing. She definitely appreciated it!
- What’s the most romantic thing your heroine ever did for your hero?
That same weekend when Isaac slept in the car so Dani could have the hotel room– they were working very hard to maintain appropriate boundaries (hard to do when you’ve run away from Bible school together and are gallivanting around France!)—Dani gave over her room to Isaac in the morning so he could have a shower. She waiting downstairs having breakfast. Very appropriate. And very appreciated, considering the number of days and nights they had been on the road without a bathroom!
- Where is the most romantic place your hero and heroine have ever been?
Definitely Nice, France. Not the police station, which they saw a little too much of, but the beach. Though, with the advice of the police still ringing in her ears, I don’t think they are headed back there anytime soon!
- What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
Gretna Green. The best place in Europe to elope to.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
He can deny it all he wants, but one look into those big, green eyes of hers, and it was all over.
- What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?
Chase her across Europe to keep her safe.
- What is the most caring thing your heroine has ever done for your hero?
This would be in the work in progress, rather than the first book in the series, but she does a good job taking care of him when he sees his first dead body, something she is far more equipped to deal with than he is.
- If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
He would expect to go somewhere tropical and traditional. She would pick Sweden—somewhere close to the Bible school where they met, fell in love, and still live. She’s a homebody at heart, and has picked Brunn Vatten, Sweden as her home.
About Traci: When not writing, Traci knits socks, and accompanies her mandolin playing husband on the spoons.
She’s the author of the Tillgiven Romantic Mysteries, the Plain Jane Mysteries, and the Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries. She was the Mystery/Suspense Category winner for the 2012 Christian Writers of the West Phoenix Rattler Contest, and has a Drammy from the Portland Civic Theatre Guild. She served as the Vice President of the Portland chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association for two terms.
She has a degree in history from Portland State University and still lives in the rainiest part of the Pacific Northwest with her goofy family and two small dogs.
More of Traci’s work can be found at http://www.tracihilton.com. Sign up for her newsletter at her website!
About the book – Hard to Find: A Tillgiven Romantic Mystery:
Twenty-four year old Isaac Daniels had only been in charge of Tillgiven Bible School for a few days when he managed to lose the pretty girl with the big green eyes, her crazy sister, and his boss’s diabetic nephew.
Nineteen-year old Dani Honeywell wants to stop her crazy sister from eloping with the stranger she met on the train. Dani would love to have Isaac’s company on her cross-Europe hunt, but if she has to go it alone, she will—and she won’t let Isaac stop her.
Hard to Find is a cozy and romantic mystery told from the point of view of Professor Isaac Daniels, the popular male lead from Hilton’s Good, Clean Murder, and Dani Honeywell, his new love interest, an impulsive 19 year old unschooled girl, ready to conquer the world.
Hard to Find is just 99 cents everywhere fine ebooks are sold. (You know, Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Find-Tillgiven-Romantic-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00O3PCGW8/ref=la_B004A3TYBE_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416581737&sr=1-15 , Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hard-to-find-traci-tyne-hilton/1120439151?ean=2940150434110, Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/481829, iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hard-to-find/id925478390?mt=11 , and Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hard-to-find-a-tillgiven-romantic-mystery.)
Question: Have you ever been to a foreign country? If so, where? If not, where would you like to visit?
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