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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Laura Hilton, Amish novel

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by Laura Hilton

Award-winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband,
Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor's wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), Promised to Another, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love, Awakened Love, A White Christmas in Webster CountyThe Snow Globe, The Postcard, The Birdhouse, Swept Away, Christmas Mittens, and The Amish Firefighter.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a professional book reviewer, and blogs for “Putting on the New” and “Seriously Write."

Welcome, Laura. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My mom. I’d like to ask her questions about things I don’t remember and ask her advice about things. I really miss her.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
I have so many favorite Bible verses, it is hard to pick just one. But for today, the one that is coming to my mind is “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

What can your readers expect from you next?
The Amish Firefighter is releasing in May and it will be followed by three more Amish books. 

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Review on your favorite online retail sites, tell your friends, libraries, book clubs, and others about it. Word of mouth is the best way to support an author.
Please tell us a little about your novel, The Amish Firefighter.
Can they overcome their past?

Abigail Stutzman’s life is about to change – whether she wants it to or not. Her mamm is getting remarried to a widower with a large family. Abigail is sent to live with her aenti and onkle in Jamesport because she and her new step-brother had dated and their parents anticipate problems. (Her step-brother is needed on the farm.) Abigail launches a full-scale plan to return home to her family—and Mark—when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Abigail and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble, her punishment includes helping a collection of crazy old maids with housekeeping. In the midst of her atonement, Abigail uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Abigail must decide if she’ll continue her messed-up legacy or embrace a new beginning with the man who’s stolen her heart.

Sam Miller has trouble of his own. When Sam and his close friend Ezra Weiss are in a drug/alcohol-related car accident in Pennsylvania, Ezra is killed. Though Sam survives, he is deeply affected by the tragedy and vows to help other victims. Now a new Christian, Sam is a volunteer firefighter and a college student working to earn his EMT and paramedic license. But Sam has a past. When it comes time to confess his crimes, he finds that the truth may set him free—but it might also land him in some uncomfortably hot water. Will Sam and Abigail be able to find a future together? 

Where can readers find you online?
Her Amazon author page
Visit her blogs here and here
Twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton

Where can readers purchase The Amish Firefighter?
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What is your favorite springtime activity?

Thank you, Laura, for visiting with us. I'll choose a winner from commenters to this post who will receive their choice of any of Laura's books, in their choice of format. Print copy restricted to U.S. mailing address. Don't forget to leave your email address with your comment!

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of her choice of a print or eBook copy of A Surprise For Abigail OR A Changed Agent when it becomes available in July, both by Tracey J. Lyons is rita.nav... I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Just released!

Promise Me 
Book 3, the West Virginia Mountains Series
Available in print and eBook at Amazon


  1. This sounds like a wonderful book! I love Amish books and the story sounds like it has a lot of twists and turns to really keep you interested!
    My favorite thing to do in the spring is to get out and walk and start thinking about my flower gardens!
    Congratulations, Jo, on your new book. Look forward to reading it.

    1. Beth, thank you for your kind words about my new book, Promise Me. Hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment about Laura's book.

  2. This premise entices me and I'd love to win Laura's book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    1. Ginger, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  3. Love Amish books. Thanks, Jo for this opportunity. I am also a follower. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    1. Tammy, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

  4. I've never been a fan of Amish and still aren't, but with Laura Hilton's books I definitely read Amish. It is something about the way she writes that draws me into the story and into the characters' lives that I love. She's the only author of Amish stories that I read and I definitely look forward to reading The Amish Firefighter. Since I have a love of novels with firefighters in them this would be a great book. :)dmwebb2009@ gmail

  5. I love Laura Hilton books. She is a fabulous writer. My favorite spring time activity is opening all the windows and letting the fresh air in. It takes all the stale air and germs from the winter and throws them away. I also signed up for your newsletter and follower. Thanks Carol


    1. Carol,thanks for commenting. I appreciate your signing up for my newsletter and being a follower!

  6. Nice interview. cheetahthecat(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

    1. Kim, glad you enjoyed the interview with Laura. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  7. The Amish Firefighter sounds like a book I would like to read. Thanks for the interview with Laura.
    My favorite springtime activity is sitting on the porch watching our trees bloom and reading a book if its not too cold.
    I follow your blog by e mail Jo.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    1. Maryann, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

  8. My favorite thing about spring is getting outside and enjoying God's creation. My least favorite thing about spring is having to put up with allergies.
    I can empathize with Laura about having dinner with her Mom. I too would love to chat with my Mom one more time.
    Janet E.

    1. Janet, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  9. I'm looking forward to the crazy old maids! Laura's book sounds like a great read! pat at ptbradley dot com and Im a follower

    1. Pat, thanks for commenting. I appreciate your following my blog!