Thursday, April 16, 2015

Novel, Natalie's Choices

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                 NATALIE’S CHOICES
                    by Linda Robinson
 


Linda Robinson is the author of four published novels. She writes Christian fictional stories of faith, friendship, and family relationships, with romance included. She’s an active member of her local Writers' Forum, ACFW, Scribes, and others. In addition to guest-blogging and writing fiction and non-fiction humorous short stories for magazines and contests, she is working on the third manuscript of her Faith and Family series of novellas depicting young adult Natalie Hudson, and her best friend Tori Rhodes, through high school, college, and careers with families of their own.

 

Welcome, Linda. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Mike Huckabee. He’s intelligent, witty, a writer, and a warm and friendly Christian man. I loved his television show, and I met him once at his book signing in Dothan, Alabama.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Natalie’s Choices.
Natalie’s Choices is Book One in my Faith and Family series

of novellas set in Vicksburg, Mississippi beginning in 1987. Natalie Hudson comes from a happy home with loving parents who take a special interest in their daughter. Natalie has goals and becoming a veterinarian is top of the list. She makes friends with Tori Rhodes, whose reputation is less than stellar. Tori comes from a single parent environment and is left on her own most of the time while her mother works overtime and tries to make a decent living for the two of them. Teen angst, endless trials, and life altering events abound and threaten the girls’ friendship as consequences unfold from both right and wrong choices. Natalie’s Choices cover won the 2014 cover of the year on the AUTHORSdb website.

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
That love and trust is most important in any relationship, but it’s especially important for parents to teach children about God’s love and forgiveness and show by example how to trust Him with both the little problems as well as the seemingly insurmountable ones. 


Where can readers find you online?
Visit my web site and read my blogs
Facebook
Twitter
Email

Where can readers purchase Natalie’s Choices?
Amazon (both print and Kindle)

Barnes and Noble
My website (to use credit cards)
Email me.
Also my first two published novels are available through Tate Publishing.

Any parting comment?
I love flower gardening. It’s a toss-up as to which I cherish more—writing true-to-life stories about love, or growing beautiful buds and blooms. So these days I juggle my time between taking care of my house, husband, and spoiled little dog, gardening, and writing. I got a late start in my writing career, so I plan to just “write out” the rest of my life in my “write place” (landscaped patio). 


Linda, thanks for visiting with my reader and me. One of the commenters on this post will win a copy of Natalie’s Choices, which you’ve offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Beekeeper's Son by Kelly Irvin is Allie28. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

 
Till next time … keep on smiling. 


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26 comments:

  1. Good point that we need to trust with little problems as well as the insurmountable ones. Love to read this new series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  2. I have not read her books so would love to win and get to know her work. I am a follower. jrs362 (at) hotmail dot com

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  3. I have not read any of her books. This would be a good one to start with. I am a follower: renaepeckhamATgmailDOTcom

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  4. Thanks for sharing Linda's thoughts and a a review of her newest book. I especially liked her aspiration to live out her life writing on her landscaped patio because I also love gardening, both flower and vegetable.
    Thank you Jo for this giveaway and I follow you.
    Connie
    cps1950ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Connie, to see the "write place", click on my Facebook link above and then click on my timeline background picture. :)

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  5. Thanks rubynreba, jrs362, Renae, and Connie for your comments. Connie, my husband grows enough veggies for you, us, and numerous nomads. ;) He's addicted to his hobby as much as I am to mine.

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  6. I have read every book by Linda Robinson. She is an excellent author. Her books are all page turners, you just can't seem to drag it out and make it last. You can't put the book down. If you read one, you will read them all.
    I don't need to be in the drawing...I already have all the books.

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  7. Thanks for introducint me to a new author. Linda, any particular reason for choosing to set your books in Vicksburg?

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    1. Pat, glad you found a new author here. Thanks for commenting. I see your email addy and that your a follower!

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  8. And I forgot to leave my email addy and say I'm a follower. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  9. Patricia, yes, my character, Natalie, is the offspring of the character, Nathan, in my book titled Rails of Freedom. Nathan was a hobo who eventually made his way to Vicksburg. Though Natalie's Choices isn't a sequel (it's book one of a new series), two of the characters in Rails of Freedom play a major role. :)

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  10. Haven't read her books, but would love to! I am sure I would enjoy them very much. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  11. Your book, "Natalie's Choices" would be a wonderful addition to our church library. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. As a young person who grew up in the time period this book is set in, I think I would enjoy reading it!

    I follow the blog via e-mail

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  13. Thank you, Miss Jo for introducing us to Linda. Natalie's Choice sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the opportunity and you know I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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