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WEEKLY BOOK GIVEAWAY
Izzy James is the pen-name of Elizabeth Chevalier Hull. Elizabeth grew up in coastal Virginia where she still lives with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.
Welcome, Izzy. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Smith Wigglesworth. Smith walked with God in a very practical way. He was in constant conversation with Him. One time he was visiting with friends and God told him to go a certain place and sit on a park bench. He did that and after he'd been sitting for about five minutes a hiker came by and Smith got to tell the person about Christ. I would like to be able to be that certain that I have heard the Master's voice. He prayed for people and they were healed instantly. I would love to sit with Smith and hear what he had to say and ask him how I could better parse the noise with the sound of God's voice.
Please describe yourself with three words.
Short, Introvert, Christian
What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I read. Sometimes I go for long walks and bring a book.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Only one?! Ok, my favoritest verse, the one I go to all the time, is this one:
"Thou knowest my down-sitting and my up rising, thou understandest my thought afar off." Psalm 139:2 KJV
This verse was given to me at a crisis time in my life. The comfort I received is with me still. The Lord of Heaven not only knows when I stand and when I sit, He understands my thoughts. Not just knows them. He understands them. He understands where they came from and why I think whatever it is that I am thinking. It confirms for me the verses in Romans that tell me that nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Because he understands me better than I do.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Finding Boaz.
Finding Boaz was recently chosen by the Library Journal to be a Self-e Select title. The Self-e program was started by the Library Journal to make available to library patrons across the nation books by indie authors. Select titles are the best of those submitted from each state, which are then included in the national collection.
Finding Boaz is a novel about a woman who has been hurt by betrayal and is learning to love again.
Part-time musician and single mom, Abby Ericksen, just quit her job to escape a boss who made unwelcome advances. The same day, her deceitful ex-husband arrives demanding custody of their daughter. Another man is the LAST thing on Abby's mind when she meets the man she can't resist.
Duncan MacLeod needs a wife. The old family covenant requires that his wife-to-be ask him to marry. Covenant or not, Duncan is convinced that Abby is that woman. Can he overcome her distrust and prove his love is real? Real enough that she can trust him? Real enough that she will propose to him?
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Finding Boaz?
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
Just one parting thought. If you like a book, please consider leaving a review. Authors need reviews in order to qualify for certain advertising venues. I know it seems odd, but reviews are used by both traditionally published and self-published authors in order to get noticed. If you have a negative review, that's fine too, but try to make it constructive. I don't know of any authors yet who don't appreciate candid feedback.
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
I was recently told by a reader that she really appreciated that one of my books had a heroine that was older. What do you think? Would you like to see more heroines that are older? If so, what age range would you find interesting?
Izzy, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Izzy is offering a winner's choice of an eBook copy or a paperback copy of Finding Boaz to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through March 28, 2017 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 Sweet Dreams by Cecelia Dowdy is Rita. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book has released - With Good Intentions, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.