Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mary Ellis novel



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THE LAST HEIRESS by Mary Ellis


Mary Ellis has written twelve bestselling novels set in the Amish community and recently completed several historical romances set during the Civil War. The Last Heiress is her latest release. She is currently working on a new mystery series, Secrets of the South, for Harvest House Publishers. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate. Her debut book was nominated for a 2010 Carol Award. Living in Harmony, won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction while Love Comes to Paradise won the 2013 Lime Award. 

Welcome, Mary. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I would have loved to have dinner with Mrs. Billy Graham. What an interesting life of Christian service that woman lived! I would love to ask her how her faith changed and grew over the years, and what her influences had been.


Please tell us a little about your novel, The Last Heiress.
She crossed the sea to save a legacy…finding love wasn’t part of her

plan.

The Last Heiress is a stand-alone historical romance, also set during the American Civil War. My heroine, Amanda Dunn is heir to the largest textile mill in Manchester, England. When the blockade of southern ports curtails the supply of cotton, her father sends her to Wilmington to restore trade. Her estranged twin sister, Abigail, eloped at 17 with an American cotton factor, and also lives in Wilmington. When Amanda falls for a local shopkeeper, class distinction, political loyalties, and family obligations guarantee a turbulent romance.

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
I would like readers to take away two ideas: First, that there are no easy answers to complex political issues. It wasn’t the case in 1865 and it isn’t the case in 2015. And secondly, I would like them to remember the bonds of family and the ties which bind us together in love are forever.


Where can readers find you online?

Website
Facebook


Where can readers purchase The Last Heiress?

CBD
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Any parting comment?
I love to connect with readers on Facebook. I hope they’ll like my author page and/or send me a friend request.


Thank you, Mary, for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters to this post will win a copy of The Last Heiress, which you have offered.

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Redemption in Big  Fork Lake by Mary L. Ball is Ann K. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

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Till next time … keep on smiling.

27 comments:

  1. This looks like such a great book. I am hoping for a chance to read and review this great sounding book! I love Mary's books!

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  2. I love historical fiction and the Civil War era fascinates me. I look forward to reading Mary's book and I appreciate this review and giveaway.
    Hi, I follow your blog through email.
    Connie
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  3. Jo, I follow you through email.
    Connie

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  4. What a beautiful cover! I love historical fiction, and am sure I would love this book.

    I follow via e-mail

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. This one sounds like a winner, Jo! Mary Ellis is a dandy! Thank you for the opportunity!
    I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. Lovely cover! I'd love to win a copy :)
    I am a follower too...
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  7. Love Mary's books!! And it is a beautiful cove.

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  8. I love all of Mary's books that I have read so far and this one looks good also.

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  9. I enjoyed the interview with Mary. I would love a print copy of THE LAST HEIRESS.
    I follow your blog.

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  10. This looks like an awesome read! I love historical fiction! I am a follower through email :)

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    Charissa Rice

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  11. We have Mary's books in the church library. I would love to win this one to add to our shelves. I am a follower.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Interesting that Mary is doing some historical fiction. Hey Mary, hope you can make it to Blue Ridge conference this year!

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  13. Hi Jo. Thanks for having mary for this interview. I would love to meet with Corrie ten Boom. She so courageous while in the camp during Holocaust. How scary that must have been. She had a page out of the Bible hidden and would read to the others who was a big group sharing one bed in a small room. She told her sister when she was complaining that even the lice had a reason for being there for the guards wouldn't come in. She lost all of her family except one brother who wasn't caught. She got released 1 day before going to the gas chamber. And spent the rest of her life witnessing for GOD. I would love to win Mary's book. Thanks! I am a follower and subscriber of yours Jo. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  14. Jo, thanks for hosting Mary. I love that she would want to have lunch with Ruth Graham. I have read one of Mary's amish books and loved it. I love reading historicals and this sounds like a great one.
    I follow your blog by e mail
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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