Thursday, October 13, 2016

Barbara M. Britton, Biblical Novel


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PROVIDENCE: HANNAH'S JOURNEY
by Barbara M. Britton



Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San
Barbara M. Britton
Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes Christian Fiction for teens and adults. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. Barb kicks off her Tribes of Israel series in October with the release of Providence: Hannah’s Journey. Barb is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America, and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.



Welcome Barbara. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would like to dine with the woman at the well in John 4:1-22. I would want to know what Jesus was like, and what he did the days following her conversion when he met the people of her town. I would also like to find out how she felt about herself before and after she met Jesus.  

What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I am a terrible typist so all my books are written on notepads. I did try to take a typing class in high school, but I was placed in biology instead. I never went back and taught myself the skill.

This October is special for me as I am a breast cancer survivor! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last year I was newly diagnosed with breast cancer. God is faithful and now I am feeling great.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
This is easy. Any beach in Hawaii is my favorite spot. One of my novels is set on the island of Oahu and I hope to go back and visit someday. Sequel anyone?

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I enjoy walking. Sometimes I figure out a scene or a plot point while I am on a walk.  Summers in Wisconsin are short, so I enjoy the flower-filled landscape when I can, and it’s always fun to spot deer—but not when they’re by the road.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Providence: Hannah’s Journey.
As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to
heal her.

Determined to restore her family’s honor, Hannah escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to heal her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders.

Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers.
Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself. But survival means coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Here’s a Book Trailer too!

Where can readers purchase Providence: Hannah’s Journey?
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Pelican Book Group

Any parting comment?
Thanks for having me on your blog today, Jo. I appreciate the opportunity to share my story with your readers.

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
I am a big fan of chocolate. What is your favorite chocolate shop, bar, or treat?


Barbara, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive a print copy of Providence: Hannah’s Journey.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through October 18, 2016 and 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 Well-Founded Fear of Death by Sherri Stewart is Majorie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

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On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.


40 comments:

  1. Barbara, I have two favorite chocolate treats I like. Homemade chocolate pie and homemade chocolate chip cookies. I would love to read your book, thinks Jo for the chance and enjoyed the interview.
    pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Pamela! I am a big fan of warm chocolate chip cookies. I've never made a chocolate pie, but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  2. I am not a big fan of chocolate. I would prefer something tart or sour.

    Is this book a park of a series?

    Sonnetta(_)jones(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sonnetta. My second favorite dessert item behind chocolate would be anything with lemon. My mom always made a lemon meringue pie for Thanksgiving and it was tart!
      "Providence" is the first book in the Tribes of Israel series. "Building Benjamin: Naomi's Journey" releases in e-book on February 10th and in print, April 1st. That is an Old Testament story, too, from Judges 19-21.
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  3. What a beautiful cover. Chocolate from Germany, Switzerland or Poland is tops on my list. There is nothing better for the chocolate lover! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  4. Hi Sonja. I'm glad you like my cover. I like it too. I gave input into what would be on the cover, but my publisher designs it. Pelican did a wonderful job. I've had some hazelnut chocolate from Belgium. Is that similar to German chocolate?

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  5. I LOVE Reece's!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    2. I like Reece's too, Elly. I have a bar recipe that is similar. It includes peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  6. I love fudge in just about any form, also Lindt Lindor truffles!

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    1. Yes, I have a fudge recipe made with marshmallows and it is yummy. I like the Lindt truffles too.

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    2. Patty, thanks for your comment. I see your email address below.

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  7. Here I see my email address!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Oooooo! Chocolate is one of my favorite things.....candy, pie, cake......love, love, love it!

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    1. Oh me...... Miss Jo, you know I am a follower and here is my email address..
      mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    2. I wish I didn't like it so much. I'm supposed to watch my sugar intake because I am a breast cancer survivor, the dietitian at the hospital said she wouldn't tell us to not eat chocolate. I liked her!

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  9. Having been to Hawaii, I will be looking forward to reading the sequel. I am a follower.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My novel set in Hawaii is a YA novel. It's hasn't seen the light of day, or publishing yet. My next novel is set north of Jerusalem near Gibeah. I thought you were going to say you like pineapple desserts. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  10. Love biblical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. MH, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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  11. I'm so glad you like Biblical fiction. I enjoy writing it.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I am a big fan of dark chocolate. I'm the only one in my family who likes it, so I never have to worry about it magically disappearing. I especially like dark chocolate covered caramel. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

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  13. Hi Terrill. I like your name. Dark chocolate is my favorite too, except my family likes it and has no problem eating candy that has been gifted to me. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. My favorite are Hershey's Kisses!!
    I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. rubynreba, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I appreciate your following my blog!

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  15. Hi Rubynreba. Good choice. The Cheesecake Factory has an amazing Hershey chocolate cheesecake. Do you make peanut butter blossom cookies?

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  16. As you probably know, I'm a big fan of See's Candies (I think I've run into you there after our Wisconsin RWA meetings!). My favorite Sees chocolates are the Scotchmallows - our whole family loves them!

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    1. Hi Carla. I think those ladies at See's know me on sight. I grew up with See's Candies. Good choice with the Scotchmallows.

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  17. I LOVE Biblical fiction! This one sounds awesome!

    Dark chocolate is my favorite!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Caryl. I'm a big fan of Biblical fiction and dark chocolate. If I pop into a Godiva store for my free piece, it's always the Midnight Swirl--all dark chocolate.

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