Thursday, January 29, 2015

Worth the Time novel



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WORTH THE TIME by Laura Jackson


Our guest blogger today is Laura Jackson. Laura loves books—reading and writing them. A lifelong reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.


Welcome, Laura. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?

That’s hard. Lincoln fascinates me. When he was killed, he was carrying (maybe in his pocket) 8 newspaper clippings. It seems the weight of what the country was going through was heavy on his heart, and I’d love to talk to him, to know what he was thinking, feeling at one of the darkest moments in American history.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Worth the Time.

Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn't he like her? Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie. How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?


What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?

I want them to know how much the One who created them loves them and pursues them.  We’ll have hundreds of relationships in life—family, friends, romantic loves—but none compare to the one we have with Jesus.


Where can readers find you online?






Where can readers purchase Worth the Time?



Any parting comment?

Thanks for having me!


Laura, thank you for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters will win a copy of Worth the Time that you have offered.





The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep is Deanna S. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling.

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like this one has a fantastic message for readers! Would love to win a copy myself! :) sylvesternator AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. Thanks so much! I've really wanted to read Brentwood's Ward.. So excited! I have a copy of Worth The Time so don't enter me for that, I know I'll enjoy reading it too, the review shows it to be a book I'll enjoy ;)
    dkstevensneAToutlookDoTCo M

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  3. A good sounding book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  4. Jo, thank you for featuring another great author. I like Laura's comment that He is loves all of us and pursues us!
    Jo, I am a follower.
    Blessings to both of you.
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. Connie, glad you enjoyed the interview with Laura. I appreciate your following my blog!

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  5. a wonderful posting, jo. thanks for the chance to read Laura's latest novel.
    I'm a follower, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  6. This sounds like a good book. I'm a follower. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Laura, what an inspiring book! We are all Worth the Time, no matter what we might think of ourselves. Thanks for sharing Laura & Jo. Jo, I'm an email follower of your newsletter.
    Robin in NC rw620 at aol dot com

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    2. Thanks! It is crazy to think that the creator of the universe has the time for us, but I'm so thankful.

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  8. Thank you, Laura, for writing books to inspire young girls. It sounds like a really great book. And thank you, Jo, for helping other authors. I am a follower. annknowles03@aol.com

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  9. I'm a follower of this blog. It's so fun to learn about new authors.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  10. Sounds like a good story. I remember being pretty similar to this character as a teen. I couldn't fill the dad shaped hole in my life. Thankfully God took over. Please include me in the giveaway.
    I follow via email. KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com
    PS Laura, I was absolutely fascinated by your choice of Lincoln by they way. Praying the Lord's best for you. :)

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  11. Laura, I love the premise for this book! And the cover!

    Lincoln is such a mysterious character to me. I've read and heard such conflicting reports about him, his actions and his character. It would be very interesting to sit down and find out the truth behind the face.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    Thanks, Jo, for bringing us this interview!! :)

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  12. Hi Jo. Thanks for having Laura as a guest. I would love to win this book and read about Lindsey's life story. Thanks for the chance. I am a follower and subscriber of yours, Jo. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  13. Maxie, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Glad you follow my blog!

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  14. Hi Jo & Laura. I enjoyed Laura's first book in the series, Worth the Wait and would love to win this second one. Laura is a wonderful author who speaks so well to teens. Please enter me in the drawing. patti(dot)shene(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much!

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  15. Patti, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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