Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lucy Thompson, mail order bride novel


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MAIL ORDER SURPRISE
by Lucy Thompson


Lucy Thompson is a stay-at-home mum to five
Lucy Thompson
precocious children by day and a snoop by night, stalking interesting characters through historical settings, and writing about their exploits.


She enjoys meeting new people from all over the world and learning about the craft of writing. When she can be separated from her laptop, she is a professional time waster on Facebook.


Her home is in central Queensland, Australia where she does not ride a kangaroo to the shops, mainly because her children won’t fit.



Welcome, Lucy. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My Nana. She passed away last November and there is so much I still had to learn from her. 


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I’m an Australian and don’t like kangaroos. :)
I have five children, all with reasonably difficult names to spell or pronounce.
While playing Singstar® on the Playstation 2, I once sung ABBA songs for FOUR hours straight. Yes, I could still talk afterwards. ;)


What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9-10 NIV


What do you enjoy most about writing?
The ability to speak God’s truth to hurting women through made up words about people who don’t exist outside of my imagination. (Try saying that three times fast!) 


Please tell us a little about your novel, Mail Order Surprise.
My first book, Mail Order Surprise, released late April.


Colorado, 1881. 


Lydia Walsh is on the run. The quiet rancher she marries and expected to find safety and protection with turns out to have three siblings, next to nothing to live on, and is a crack shot who may or may not be one of the state’s best cattle rustlers. Beau Harding wants to keep his family together and do the right thing by them. His mail order bride comes with her own set of baggage: two more mouths to feed and empty hearts begging him to fill. The job he took for some quick money gets him thrown in jail for rustling, and then to clear his name he takes on another job--and learns that his wife may have been the one plotting his family’s downfall all along.


Where can readers find you online?
I’d love to make a new friend. :) Look me up on Facebook either at my author page or at my personal Facebook page. I also have a website, where I promise to not post too often. ;)

Where can readers purchase Mail Order Surprise?
Amazon


Any parting comment?
In my story, Lydia is recovering from a relationship that had domestic violence. I’ve experienced this in my life and know first-hand how devastating it is. I just want you to know that Jesus really loves you. Like really loves you. And that he has better for you than a life where your worth isn’t valued. So, if you can identify with Lydia, I encourage you to pray. Pray for wisdom. And get a good support network.
That’s all for now. God bless. :)


Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What is your favorite part about a mail order bride story? (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book giveaway drawing.)


Lucy, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Mail Order Surprise that Lucy has offered. Commenters please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton is Diane. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling. 




Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.

19 comments:

  1. My favorite part of mail order bride books is that moment when the bride and groom decide that they really do love each other!
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  2. Sounds like an exciting book! I follow you. 97countrygalATgmailDOTcom

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  3. My favorite is how they try to figure out the 'good' traits of the person they married/are marrying. Knowing, at that time in history, marriage was pretty much forever, they focus on the good and try to make the rest work for the good. People today are too quick to give up and not work to make their marriages work.

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  4. I like to see a woman who leaves an impossible situation and goes to the unknown hoping to find it better than what she left.
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  5. I like to see a woman who leaves an impossible situation and goes to the unknown hoping to find it better than what she left.
    I am a follower.
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  6. Hi Lucy and Jo. I love nineteenth century historicals, especially those that are set in Colorado, since that's my state! Mail order bride stories are fun because two people have to learn to care for each other often out of necessity, and the feelings that develop are often a surprise to both. I am a follower.

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  7. Oops, forgot to leave my email address. patti(dot)shene(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  8. Actually my husband's grandmother was a mail order bride. They ended up with 13 kids. So I think I would really enjoy this book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  9. One of my favorite storylines is mail-order brides & marriage of convenience. I think because there's the promise of an adventure to the unknown in mail-order brides. Most of the ones I've read are women who journey West to become ranch wives and the such. They don't know what the future holds but they trust who holds their future (God)! It's always exciting to anticipate how the story will go! :-)

    Thank you for a fun interview Lucy! And to Jo for bringing a new-to-me author to my attention. Sounds like a great book!

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    I'm also a follower of this blog!

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    1. I've also shared this on Facebook :-)

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    2. Trixi, glad you found a new-to-you author. Thanks for commenting and for following my blog! And thanks for sharing the blog post on Facebook.

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  10. This one sounds really good!
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