Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Lady Fugitive novel




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Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, January 6, 2015 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. Please leave your email address. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post.

This just in: Fred St Laurent of Book Fun Magazine has added 4 more copies of Ada's book to this drawing! He will also include 5 annual subscriptions to Book Fun Magazine (http://www.bookfunmagazine.com), which normally go for $9.95.




THE LADY FUGITIVE by Ada Brownell
 

Ada Brownell, a devoted Bible student, has written for Christian publications since age 15, and spent much of her life as a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She also is a veteran youth Christian education teacher. After moving to Missouri in her retirement, she continues to write books, freelance for Sunday school papers, Christian magazines, write op-ed pieces for newspapers, and blogs with stick-to-your-soul encouragement. She is a member of Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband have five children, one in heaven, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Welcome, Ada. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I’m a glutton for food, love people and conversation so I choose Catherine Booth, Fanny Crosby, Corrie Ten Boom and Lucille Ball.

Please tell us a little about your novel, The Lady Fugitive.
The idea for the book, a historical romance, came from my maternal grandparents. My grandfather traveled about the country showing one of the first Passion of the Christ moving pictures and his father was murdered. My grandmother, a spunky talented orphan, ran from an abusive uncle. Yet the book is 100 percent fiction. You can read the first chapter on Amazon.  Here’s the book summary:

THE LADY FUGITIVE
How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?
Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin, and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her or he won’t inherit her parents’ ranch. 
Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household goods and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, he discovers his father’s brutal murder. 
Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in? Will she find peace, joy and love?

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
The theme of the book centers around God’s love and how much He values even one sheep when He has 99 others. I like these comments from reviewers: “You’ll laugh, bite your nails, and wish you had a gun to help.”The Lady Fugitive by Ada Brownell is an excellent Christian historical romance. There is quite a cast of characters; and some of them are really ‘characters,’ even four-legged ones.” This book is a keeper – taking you back into what once was commonplace, especially in regards to young people who were alone in the world. Trains, stagecoaches, bounty hunters, horses, murder and a little romance make for a story you won’t put down until you reach the end.”

Where can readers find you online?
Twitter: @AdaBrownell
Blog Stick-to-Your-Soul Encouragement

Where can readers purchase The Lady Fugitive?
The book, published by Elk Lake Publishers, a division of Book Club Network, is available for Kindle and in paperback, and will available soon in more locales.
Any parting comment?
I’m working on a sequel to The Lady Fugitive and have four other books on my Amazon author page, plus chapters in a half dozen others. Thanks, Jo, for inviting me to be your guest.


Ada, thanks for visiting with my readers. Five commenters will win a copy of The Lady Fugitive, which you and your publisher have offered. Also, five commenters will win annual subscriptions to Book Fun Magazine, offered by Fred St Laurent.


The winner of Thursday’s blog post of December 18, 2014 for a copy of At Bluebonnet Lake  by Amanda Cabot is Patti S. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

16 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Jo! Thank you for the introduction to Ada Brownell and the chance to win The Lady Fugitive. I love reading Historical Romance and this sounds like a great one!

    I am a blog follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  2. Happy New Year!! Great interview and Ada's book sounds intriguing. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  3. Happy New Year, Jo! Thank you for a great interview!
    You know I am a follower and look forward to many more visits with you.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. This sounds like an interesting story, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I am a follower.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Our church library patrons love to read historical fiction. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win this book.
    I am a follower.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love historical romances. Thanks for the review.
    I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  7. Hello Jo. Happy New Year. Hope GOD sends you many blessings. I would love to win one of Ada's books. It sounds so good. Please put my name in. I am a follower of yours and a subscriber.Thanks, Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  8. Looks like a great story! I'd love to win a copy.

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